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April 10, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For April 10

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Join Sen. Grooms for open house

Sen. Ron Grooms, R-Jeffersonville, invites Clark and Floyd County residents to join him for a town hall meeting from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, in Jeffersonville.

The town hall will be held at Jeffersonville City Hall in the City Council Chambers, 500 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville.

Grooms will be available to listen to constituents, discuss their concerns and provide further information on the legislative session.

Tri-County offering tax help

The Tri-County Health Coalition of Southern Indiana, 1222 State St. in New Albany, is offering residents assistance with their state and federal tax returns Saturday, April 13. The office will open at 10:30 a.m.

Tax forms for the state of Indiana, Kentucky and federal forms will be available on site.

For more information, call 812-944-7265.

CHARLESTOWN

Raptor Day coming Saturday

Discover the wonders of birds of prey and bird watching at Charlestown State Park, 12500 Ind. 62, Charlestown, during Raptor Day on Saturday, April 13.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hardy Lake Raptor Rehab Center will present live bird programs and have several of its birds on-hand for visitors to see up-close at the Clark Shelter House (near Trail 2). Naturalists/birders will have telescopes set up for observing birds in their native habitat and offer “non-live” raptor programs.

Children’s activities will include coloring, dissecting owl pellets, creating bird-related crafts and more. Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch and make a day of the event.

The event is free, although the standard gate fees of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 per vehicle for nonresidents will apply.

FLOYD COUNTY

Spaghetti fundraiser set

The Sanctuary House is a new ministry in the Southern Indiana area to serve women who want to break free from their destructive life patterns. These women may be from many different situations. These situations may be from abuse, addictions, prison or jail or perhaps homelessness.

The Sanctuary House provides transitional living, life skills, support groups and lots of love and mentoring. This begins with acknowledging that true healing comes from a partnership between God and people. God does the healing, but that starts with a desire to change, according to a press release.

To raise funds, the organization will host a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12. Doors open at 5:30 at Cornerstone Community Church, 6639 St. Mary’s Road, Floyds Knobs. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those 10 and younger.

There will also be an information table about the ministry and volunteering opportunities, along with booths selling T-shirts, cookbooks and coffee cups. More information about The Sanctuary House is available on the website at thesanctuaryhouse.org. Prospective volunteers should email wendy@thesanctuaryhouse.org

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