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Floyd County

June 23, 2014



Taste benefits volunteer programs

Taste of Southern Indiana will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26, in the auditorium at River Valley Middle School, 2220 Veterans Pkwy., Jeffersonville.

Live Music will be provided by the Jamey Aebersold Quartet. The charge is $20 per person or buy five, get one free. Call 948-1815 for tickets.

Food from at least 20 local eateries, including: Adrienne’s, All About Taste, Applebee’s, Big Four Burgers, + Beer, Big Ben’s, Big Dadd’s, The Brick Wall, Dairy Queen, Daisy’s Country Cooking, Davis Country Market, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen, Jeffersonville Knights of Columbus, Magdalenas, McAlister’s Deli & Catering, New Albany Roadhouse, Orange Clover, Point Blank Brewery, Primo’s Delicatessen, Rookie’s Cookies, Roosters, Sweet Stuff, Wick’s Pizza and Zaxby’s.

Proceeds benefit the Retired Senior Volunteer Program of South Central Indiana. As part of Hope Southern Indiana, RSVP provides over 1,000 volunteers to local non-profits in addition to the in-house programs they run like building ramps for low-income seniors and Henry the Hand, which teaches young children how to prevent the spread of disease.

Silent Auction items include a hand-made puppet theater and a 24” LED TV/DVD Combo.


Federal employees to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1777 will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25. This lunch meeting will take place at Tucker’s American Favorites, 2141 State St., New Albany. Lunch can be ordered from the menu. Lana Aebersold, owner and floral designer at Aebersold Florist, will be the guest speaker.

All active and retired federal employees along with their guests are invited and encouraged to attend. No reservations are required.

For more information, call 812-748-9464 or 812-364-6950.


AARP smart driver course

AARP will host a new Smart Driver Course from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, at the Clarksville Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville.

This is an updated version of the Driver Safety Course with new videos and workbooks. It is geared to people 50 and older and concentrates on the effects aging has on driving. It discusses changes of our bodies, new technology on roads and in cars, and safety strategies to help us avoid accidents.

The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Many insurance companies give discounts on their auto insurance if a certificate is provided from this class. The next class will be held in late summer or fall.

For more information or to register, call 812-944-4327.

Become a Young Explorer at park

Students can explore the different habitats found at the Falls of the Ohio State Park and exhibits within the Interpretive Center through the park’s Young Explorer Day Camps. Using hands-on educational activities, students learn about science and history, including fossils, nature, native people, plants, aquatic life and more.

Camps are for grades four to six and are held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


• June 23 to 27 (fee $125)              

• July 7 to 11 (fee $125)

• July 21 to 25 (fee $125)

Falls of the Ohio Members receive a 10 percent discount. To register for one of the Day Camps, email or call 812-283-4999. Day Camps are sponsored by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation and State Park Interpretive Center. The park and center are located at 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville.


‘Show and Tell’ focuses on New Albany

The Floyd County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, in the. Elsa Strassweg Auditorium at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany.

This month’s free program is titled “Show and Tell: Bring your New Albany Memorabilia,” and each guest will be invited to speak.

The event is free and open to the public.


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