— Kick back and support local music on the grounds of the Arts Council of Southern Indiana; rub elbows with residents in a quaint New Albany neighborhood; learn about the benefits of a library card; get to know one of Southern Indiana’s most distinguished statesmen; and indulge in some craft brews across the river in our Top 5 Things To Do list. Details start here
• Support Local Music event, sponsored by the Arts Council of Southern Indiana; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; at the Arts Council, 820 E. Market St., New Albany; free.
Performers include Steve Price, Youngstown Parade, Hugh Bir Jr., Jeff Guernsey, Tammy Burke, Ashley Ledrick, Jacob Resch and Lindsey Lane. Bring a chair or a blanket and coolers are welcome. In honor of Playing For Change Day, music stages are being hosted worldwide to raise music awareness and to emphasize the importance of music education.
• Annual Family Fun Day; Jeffersonville Township Public Library; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Clarksville Branch of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville; free
Annual Family Fun Day is a way for the library to thank the community. Family Fun Day is held in September because September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and the library reminds families that a library card is one of the most important cards in your wallet. Events include: musical entertainment, carnival games, a bounce house, a balloon animal artist, temporary tattoo booth, sidewalk chalk, a Friends of the Library book sale and movies in the library. Local fire and police departments will be present, as well, showing off their vehicles and providing fingerprinting for children. Lunch will include a hot dog, popcorn, popsicles and bottled water, and will be prepared and served by The Rotary Club of Clarksville. [jefferson.lib.in.us]
• Hope Music Festival: “Love is All You Need,” Saturday, Ritter Park, 13th and Oak streets, New Albany; 4 p.m.; free.
Imagine a community where all churches work as one body joined in the mission of God for the sake of their shared city. What if those churches partnered with schools, business, civic agencies, nonprofits and neighborhoods to see peace and prosperity flourish in their community? For that to happen, hope will stand in the space between these independent entities to join them together into an interdependent network of partners, neighbors and friends. Event includes: Nashville recording artist SHEA, Karen Spurlock, Mananabango and the Jake Parker Band, giveaways and more. The Hope Music Festival is an annual event that takes place each autumn and sponsored each year in part by Clean Socks Hope. [developna.org]
• Bicentennial Biographies workshop; topic: Sherman Minton; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free; register by today [Friday].
The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, 201 E. Spring St., presents a series of monthly workshops in commemoration of New Albany’s bicentennial in 2013. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Call 812-944-7336 or email email@example.com to register. This month, the center looks at U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sherman Minton, who was born in Georgetown on Oct. 20, 1890. Minton was elected to the Senate in 1934, and served as the Democratic Majority Whip from 1935 until 1941. He was a leader in President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation. Following his years in the Senate, Minton was appointed by Roosevelt to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. On Sept. 1, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed Minton to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1962, the Ohio River Bridge that carries Interstate 64 over the Ohio River between New Albany and Louisville was named the Sherman Minton Bridge to honor this great public servant. [carnegiecenter.org]
• Louisville Craft Beer Week; Friday and Saturday.
Louisville Craft Beer Week is a citywide, nine-day celebration of local and regional craft beer. This year’s event features almost 70 events around the city. The primary goal of Louisville Craft Beer Week is to promote our area’s thriving craft beer culture while enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation. With the addition of new breweries and craft beer locales in Kentucky, LCBW 2012 saw over 60 events encompassing the local/regional craft beer scene. This year, LouisvilleBeer.com has taken LCBW to the next level with the help of local breweries and sponsors. Schedule: Friday, Apocalypse Tap Takeover at Four Pegs Beer Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave.; 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, LIBA Brewfest at Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.; tickets available at the door. Prices vary. [louisvillebeer.com/lcbw]