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Floyd County

December 20, 2013



Group hosting middle earth event

The Teen Scene at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, will hold a middle earth celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 28.

Registration is required and open to any local students in grades 6 to 12 and can be done online at or by calling 812-949-3523.

The event will include a showing of the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” as well as Hobbit-themed games, snacks and activities.

All library events are free to attend.


Pancake breakfast to raise funds

First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 in the Ken Ellis Center, 1425 Bates-Bower Avenue, Jeffersonville.

A donation of $6.50 is being asked for the meal.

Fire Museum expands hours

The Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center has announced expanded winter hours at its new location in Jeffersonville at 723 Spring St.

The museum will now be open Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours will expand further with the opening of the Big Four pedestrian bridge, which is slated for spring. Visits may be scheduled at other times by calling 812-948-8711.

K of C hosting super bingo

The Knights of Columbus will host super bingo at 11:30 a.m. with doors at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at the K of C Hall, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.

The cost is $45 in advance and $50 at the door for 18 faces with a $10,000 payout. The cost includes a $5 meal at concession.


ID fossils at the Falls

You can bring in rocks and fossils to the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville for identification from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27.

Park naturalists will help individuals learn how to identify fossils as well as identify books they suggest to help build a basic foundation for those interested in such collections.

New Testament being taught

The Jeffersonville and Clarksville Methodist Church will be teaching the Old Testament for 12 sessions, January until Easter and the New Testament, August until Thanksgiving, 2014, for 12 sessions.

Everyone is invited. Classes will from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays or 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, at Ohio Falls United Methodist Church, 917 S. Virginia Ave., Clarksville.

Questions concerning the study or to enroll in the class, call the Rev. John Eckert, pastor of Ohio Falls United Methodist Church at 812-590-1775 or the Rev. Jim Moon, pastor of Park Memorial United Methodist Church and chairman of the Jeffersonville/Clarksville Cluster, 812-282-5739.

Enrollment due be Dec. 25 in order to obtain a book. Classes start Jan. 8 and Jan. 9.


Eggnog chugging 5k to help homeless

The second-annual Eggnog 5k will be held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22, featuring choirs at every kilometer.

For those with strong stomachs or an adventurous spirit, there will be the option to stop and chug a drink of eggnog at each mile. Cost is $10 for the 5k and register at

There will also be a full night of music at Headliners, Dec. 19, featuring JD Shelburne, Danny Flanigan and comedian Frank Morris. The event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event is $10 and can be purchased in advance at Headliners as well as Fleet Feet and Ken Combs Running Store or online at

The 5k will begin at the Belle of Louisville and the course runs through Waterfront Park. All proceeds benefit the homeless. A $75 VIP ticket buys a new pair of shoes for a person without a home.


Eagle watch set for Jan. 4

Experience the world of eagles in Indiana with indoor and outdoor programs

at Patoka Lake Visitor Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 4 during the annual Eagle Watch. Featured will be a resident bald eagle and other live raptors.

Guest presenter Leslie Grow, DNR Hardy Lake Interpretive Naturalist, will share the life and story of these amazing raptors. Join Todd Eubank, Patoka Lake Wildlife Specialist and his team as we travel by car caravan to hot spots for eagle viewing. Guest presenter Rex Watters, DNR Wildlife Specialist of Monroe Lake, will share his experiences during the 1980s Eagle Reintroduction Program and interesting information about eagles found in your part of the state.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants can feel free to bring a sack lunch also. Preregistration is required with a $5 person program fee. Participants 5 years of age and younger attend at no charge. For more information regarding this event, call the Patoka Lake Visitor Center at 812-685-2447.

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