News and Tribune

October 18, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Oct. 18


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NEW ALBANY

Open house at Brandon’s House

The public is invited to attend an open house for Brandon's House from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 in the Fellowship Hall at DePauw Methodist Church — across from New Albany High School.

Brandon's House is celebrating 20 years of helping teens with counseling at no charge to families. The event is a thank you to the community that has supported the mission of Brandon's House since it opened in 1993.



Walk ‘n’ roll to raise funds

The Moving Forward Limb Loss Support Group will hold a Walk and Roll fundraiser at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Sam Peden Community Park, New Albany.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. Funds raised by the event will be used to make care packages for amputees in the community.

The course is approximately one mile long and is wheelchair accessible. A pitch-in picnic will follow the walk.

Registration fee is $10 for adults 14 and over. Children under 14 can walk free with an adult. For more information, call 812-620-3694.



Want to play vintage base ball?

After a successful bicentennial vintage base ball event in August, New Albany’s Living History Committee wants to keep the sport in New Albany.

It is hosting an organization meeting to form a women’s and men’s team at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St. in the Strassweg Auditorium. The meeting should end around 1 p.m.

Anyone interested in playing vintage base ball or anyone interested in learning more about vintage base ball is encouraged to attend.

For additional information about vintage base ball games or living history committee events, contact Barbara Zoller at 502-510-1907; Kathy Kessinger at 812-987-2132; log onto facebook.com/newalbany200; or email nalhc1813@gmail.com



Highway to Health ride set

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services Foundation will host its fourth annual Highway To Health motorcycle ride on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. at the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany. The 100-mile ride will stop at Floyd Memorial sites in Corydon, Salem and Charlestown. The ride departs at 11 a.m. and the cost is $20 for one rider or $30 for rider plus passenger.

After the riders return there will be lunch with entertainment by the KUKES. You can register on line at floydmemorial.com/events or call 1-800-4-SOURCE (1-800-476-8723). Proceeds from this event to benefit the Floyd Memorial Foundation.



Library group selling books

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its book sale in the library’s Annex Building, at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Drive.

All books having to do with horror will be discounted by 50 percent.

Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.



CLARK COUNTY

Learn about rain gardens

The Clark/Floyd County Green Infrastructure Alliance is sponsoring a rain garden workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.. 23, at Cricket’s Cafe, Sellersburg. Lunch will be catered by Cricket’s and is included in the $30 cost of the workshop. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

The workshop will give participants an in-depth insight into the workings of rain gardens, from designing, to plant selection, to installation, and finally to maintenance.

For more information, call 812-256-4591.



UTICA

Save Our School hosting benefit

Save Our School’s stroll down memory lane benefit, sponsored by the Old Utica School Preservation group, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 208 S. Fourth St., Utica.

The schedule is: food starts at noon; car show from 1 to 5 p.m.; live auction at 4 p.m.; 1950s sock hop dance from 5 to 10 p.m. ; live music from 5:30 p.m. Food will be priced at $6 for adults and $3 for kids.



Festival coming to Jacob’s Well

The public is invited to a free Harvest of Hope Festival at Jacob’s Well, 605 Old Salem Road, Utica, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.

The event will include a chili supper, games, and a blacklight puppet show by the Wesley Chapel’s puppet ministry.