Falls hosting Discovery Day
Falls of the Ohio State Park’s Earth Discovery Day on Saturday, Aug. 24, will highlight the geologic wonders of the planet through activities and programs. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors can experience a 5.5- to 8.0-magnitude earthquake in the Indiana Geological Survey’s Quake Cottage, take a guided tour of the park’s fossil beds, dig for fossils and minerals in the park’s collecting piles, learn about trilobites from experts from the Indiana State Museum and Illinois Geological Survey, participate in children’s crafts with a geological theme and more.
All activities are free with admission to the Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville. Admission costs $2 for ages 2-18 or $5 for ages 19 and older, or free with an annual Indiana State Parks & Reservoirs entrance pass.
Historical Society to meet
The Floyd County Historical Society will have its August meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest, One Silvercrest Drive — formerly 1809 Old Vincennes Road — New Albany.
Matt Chalfant and Ross Oberhausen will present the program titled: “The Villages at Historic Silvercrest: The history and reuse of the historic structure.”
The meeting is free and open to the public.
‘101 Dalmatians’ production planned
“101 Dalmatians Kids ... A Labor Day Weekend Adventure!” will be presented Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. at Floyd Central High School Studio One, 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs.
Tickets for the 30 minute show are $5 each. For more information, call 812-542-2284
Recommended for ages 2 and up.
Create a garden stake at library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library invites adult crafters to the monthly Make It-Take It Mystical Garden Stake at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in the Applegate Room.
This is your opportunity to join Julee Lair and create a garden stake that will make your garden blossom.
Interested adults can register by calling the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.
Church hosting ice cream social
Bethany Christian Church, 9007 Ind. 62, Charlestown, will sponsor an ice cream/pie/cake social from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the church.
The menu will be barbecue, hot dogs, baked beans slaw, chips, ice cream, cake or pie, coffee, tea and orange drink, $8 for adults, $4 for children 5 and under.
Auction of pies and cakes will start at 6:30 p.m. and donations will be accepted to benefit the capital fund.
Learn about food preservation
Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office is hosting a program on The Basics of Food Preservation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Charlestown Library. 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.
There is no charge for the program, but preregistration would be appreciated. To register, call 812-256-4591.
Walking tour set for Friday
A historic walking tour of downtown Jeffersonville will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, rain or shine.
Meet at the Overlook at the south end of Spring Street for a tour highlighting the East Riverside Drive neighborhood. Clark County Historian Jeanne Burke will lead the tour, sharing stories about the neighborhood’s history and architectural and historical information about the buildings.
The tour will conclude in time for participants to return to Warder Park to enjoy a Concert in the Park at 7:30 with June Kelley Roy and Top Notch playing standards and swing.
Sponsored by Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. and the Clark County Museum, Inc., this is the fourth in a series of walking/historical tours taking place this summer and autumn. The final tour of the season is tentatively planned for Sept. 27.
Film to focus on military abuse
The Muhammad Ali Center Metamorphosis Film Series, in partnership with The Center for Women and Families, will host a screening of the powerful documentary film “The Invisible War,” about the epidemic of sexual assault in the military, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville.
According to the film’s website, “The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling the women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. It also features hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress that reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.”
For more information, contact Tytianna Smith at 502-992-5340 or email@example.com
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