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Steamboat Museum to hold open house
The Howard Steamboat Museum and Mansion, 1101 East Market St., Jeffersonville, will hold a holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Admission is free.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to visit with children and free goodie bags will be available for each child. Music will be provided by the Corydon Dulcimer Society and holiday shopping opportunities will be available.
For more information, visit www.steamboatmuseum.org or call 812-283-3728.
Riverside Elementary Family Night
Riverside Elementary will host its annual Family Night on at 6 tonight, Dec. 6. An evening of fun will begin with Riverside Elementary’s drum core class performing to showcase the skills gained this semester.
Families will then have the opportunity to participate in grade-level activities focused on helping students become more successful in mathematics. Each teacher will model a mathematics tool for parents that can be created using everyday household items. Families will have the chance to visit three classrooms in a timed rotation. Each rotation will have a drawing and the winner will receive the created mathematics tool. Refreshments will also be provided by the Riverside Elementary parent/teacher organization.
Riverside Elementary families are invited and encouraged to attend. Riverside Elementary is located at 17 Laurel Dr.,Jeffersonville.
Arts Council hosping reception
The Arts Council of Southern Indiana will sponsor an opening reception for Shawna Khalily’s “The Veils are Thinning,” 3 to 6 p.m., Dec. 8, at the center, 820 E. Market St., New Albany.
Khalily is an accomplished printmaker that creates mesmerizingly beautiful, elaborately carved, hand colored woodcuts. Khalily’s works inspire and evoke the human condition and striving toward higher consciousness, intertwining human figures, flora and fauna in epic struggles in her own unique style.
Toys being accepted at Young’s office
U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s Jeffersonville office is accepting toys on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
A collection box is located at the office at 279 Quartermaster Court and donations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The toys collected will be distributed to children within the local community. For more information, call Young’s Jeffersonville office at 812-288-3999.
— Staff Writer Daniel Suddeath
Santa’s workshop on the way
Georgetown Elementary School will host its Seventh Annual Santa’s Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the school gymnasium, 8800 High St. in Georgetown.
The workshop will include a variety of activities for kids to enjoy, including a chance to make ornaments and other crats, decorate their own edible Christmas tree, engage in a friendly snowball fight while they play in the snow or win a special treat on the cake walk.
Santa’s Secret Workshop will also let kids make and wrap gifts for their families.
Santa will be on hand to pose for pictures and listen to wish lists. Donuts and milk will be for sale.
Open house at Padgett Museum
The Floyd County Historical Society will host its Annual Christmas Open House at the Padgett Museum, 509 W. Market St., in New Albany, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The museum will be decorated for the holidays and homemade desserts will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Indiana Room offering tours
There have been many changes taking place at the Stuart B. Wrege Indiana Room at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library over the past four months. During the week of Dec. 10-15 Matt Eidem, Indiana Room archivist, will be giving tours of areas of the Indiana Room that patrons will not have access to throughout the rest of the year.
The tour will consist of the Indiana Room, its two collection storage areas, and a demonstration of the library’s new overhead scanner which will be used to digitize fragile materials. Tours will last 20 to 30 minutes.
Tours are available at the following date and time: Dec. 10-12, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.; Dec. 13, 1 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.