News and Tribune

January 14, 2014




JHS theatre presenting two plays

Celebrate the beginning of 2014 with Jeffersonville High School’s tribute to the past as two beloved classics open on the JHS main stage Jan. 16-19. The students will bring Jane Austen’s magical Pride and Prejudice and Thornton Wilder’s enchanting Our Town. Preparing both of these extraordinary productions for performances on the same weekend has really kept the Theatre Department at Jeffersonville High School hopping. But delving into two literary masterpieces and being able to offer both has made it worthwhile.

 Pride and Prejudice will be performed Thursday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Our Town will be performed Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.

Tickets for either production are $5 for students and senior citizens and $10 for adults. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are available, if they’re purchased together in advance. To reserve tickets or for additional information, please call 812-282-6601, extensions 15260 or 15262.

Emergency responder course offered

The Emergency Medical Responder course, formerly First Responder, will be offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Feb. 1 through March 22 in the Clark Memorial Hospital Lower Level Conference Center, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Those seeking certification as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) must be at least 14 years of age. Skills include CPR, AED usage, oxygen administration, management of basic medical trauma emergencies, bandaging and splinting.

The cost of the eight week program is $250 for individuals. Group discounts are available. The cost does not include the textbook Emergency Medical Responder, fifth edition.

A standard state written and skills testing is set for March 29.

The deadline to register for the course is Jan. 18. For more information, call 812-283-2033 or e-mail


Sisto’s art exhibit to open

Penny Sisto’s new work will opensoon in exhibit at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, New Albany.

“Art as Healer” is the theme of the third exhibit in St. Paul’s Sacred Art Series, Jan. 19 through Feb. 14, every Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.

A new exhibit featuring new work by celebrated local artist, Penny Sisto opens Jan. 19. The reception will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Parlor of the St. Paul’s Parish House. As part of the reception, Sisto will be giving a gallery talk telling the story behind each displayed artwork and describing its impact on her. A life of self-expression through art enables artists to rise above personal circumstances, and in doing so, they help the viewers of their art to experience renewed hope, healing and a deepening of their own spirituality.

For more information, contact the parish office at 812-944-0413.

Aebersold Jazz Quartet to perform

Jamey Aebersold Jazz has once again generously made it possible for members of the community to experience a concert of the Aebersold Jazz Quartet. The quartet will perform in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. In addition to Aebersold, who will be playing alto saxophone, the quartet will include Steve Allee on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass, and Jonathan Higgins on the drums.

Aebersold, a native of New Albany, is an internationally-known jazz musician who has produced jazz educational materials used around the world. For more than 10 years, the Quartet has brought jazz performances to schools in the Southern Indiana/Louisville area.


Falls meeting date changed

The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center Building Corporation annual meeting scheduled for Friday, Jan. 24 has been changed.

The meeting will now be held Friday, Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room at Clarksville Town Hall, 2000 Broadway, Clarksville.


Ice skating open at Charlestown

Ice skating will be open for all ages Jan. 17-18 at the Charlestown Family Activities Park, located at 1000 Park St., across from Charlestown High School football field.

The rink is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.

For more information call 256-3422, Ext. 328 or email


Brain injury group to meet

The January meeting of the Southern Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Education Conference Room at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, 3104 Blackiston Blvd., New Albany.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-819-2542.