NEWS AND TRIBUNE
City hosting streets workshop
The city of Jeffersonville is hosting a free Complete Streets Workshop Aug. 8, presented by the Indiana Complete Streets Coalition and the Indiana State Department of Health.
The workshop will help participants build a better understanding of Complete Streets, Complete Streets policies and best practices for design and implementation. Learn about Jeffersonville’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Comprehensive Plan and to conduct a mobile Walk Audit to the Big Four Bridge that identifies challenges and opportunities in the local streetscape. All are welcome and free lunch will be provided courtesy of Butler, Fairman and Seufert Civil Engineers.
For more information and to RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday, visit healthbydesignonline.org or call 317-352-3804.
Neighborhood rekindles food drive
Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association has again issued a food drive challenge for other neighborhoods associations in Clark County.
The drive will end during National Night Out on Tuesday Aug. 6, with the weigh in to take place at Center For Lay Ministries, 213 E. Maple St. between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Normal business hours begin at 9 a.m., but a volunteer will be there early Aug. 7 for those who want to do a drop off food before work.
If your organization would prefer, money can be donated rather than nonperishables with every $4 collected equaling one pound of food. The winning association will receive a tree from Walnut Ridge Nursery to plant in their desired location. Last year, Franklin Commons won the challenge, collecting 392 pounds of food.
For more information about the Center for Lay Ministries, visit centerforlayministries.org or call 812-282-0063.
Yard sale to raise money
A yard sale, called “Purchase for a Purpose,” will be held at the home of Darian Eswine, 6317 Meadowview Drive, Georgetown, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10.
Every penny made will be directly donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Eswine lost a sister to cancer and she’s also involved in the Up ‘Til Dawn organization at her college, which benefits St. Jude as well.
Eswine and her friends will have for sale clothing, toys, stuffed animals, movies, books, trinkets, decorations, basically a large variety of other items. There also will be cookies and lemonade available and a donation bucket will be set out if people don’t want to buy, but would like to donate instead.
Email Eswine at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Family class being offered
Floyd Memorial Birthing Center is offering a free New Family Fundamentals Class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, July 31, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, Paris Health Education Center, 1850 State Street, New Albany.
Meet Floyd Memorial Birthing Center’s certified nurse midwife Carla Layne as she presents the class: “Midwives, Doulas and Dads class.” Learn how a midwife can help during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Layne will provide new insight on natural and interventional births. Dads can become better prepared, too, by discovering fathering basics.
Plus, a doula will be introduced and will discuss how doulas can provide education and support for both parents.
Registration is required by calling 1-800-4-SOURCE or online at floydmemorial.com/events
Learn more about square dancing
Sunnyside Solo’s Square Dance Club will be hosting open houses at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.
A variety of delicious melons will be served Aug. 2. On Aug. 16, guests will make their own ice cream sundaes.
Anyone interested in square dancing can come to an open house and try it for free. The open houses will b held at Wesley Chapel-Grant Line Church, 4810 Grant Line Road, New Albany. For more information, call 812-945-0878.
Gallery to feature new exhibit
The Gallery on Pearl will feature four area artists in its upcoming display titled “Creativity Through Form and Function.”
The display will include wood, ceramic, and glass blown pieces by the artists Kerry Zimmerman, Cheryl Ulrich-Barnett, Joe Oberhausen and Steve Goodwin, and the exhibit will run from Aug. 1 through Sept. 28.
The exhibit will kickoff with a reception and artist talk from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 1 at The Gallery on Pearl, which is located inside The White House Centre at 222 Pearl St. in downtown New Albany.
For more information, call 812-542-0780, or visit the website thegalleryonpearl.com
The Sons of Liberty to perform
The Sons of Liberty will perform classic Southern Gospel at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at New Beginnings Community Church, 104 Wooded Valley Drive, New Albany.
For more information, call 812-923-8900.