News and Tribune

May 2, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For May 2


NEW ALBANY

 Mother’s Day tea, fashion show May 12

A Mother’s Day team and fashion show will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Masonic Lodge, 805 E. Market St., New Albany.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for children 16 and younger.

For more information call Pat Harrison at 812-989-4663.

 

NA-FC Library hosting pet fair

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the eighth annual pet fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the library’s annex parking lot, at the corner of Scribner Drive and Spring Street.

Individuals representing several organizations will be available to provide information on pet health, rescue groups, pet adoption and other pet-related needs. There will be adoptable pets at the fair and some will be able to be adopted on the spot. There will be a pet costume parade beginning at 2:30 p.m. with prizes for the best-dressed pet.

All animals must be on leashes. For more information call Reference Services Desk at 912-949-3523.

 

Church deacons hosting brunch for mothers

The deacons of Culbertson Baptist Church, 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, are hosting a brunch for women of the church and the community,  beginning 10 a.m. May 11, in the Family Life Center of the church. 

Guest speaker will be Dawne Gee of  WAVE-3, and the men’s choir from Culbertson will provide gospel music.

There is no charge for the brunch, but because of limited seating reservations are required. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 812-944-2738 by May 6.

 

Coalition to give away 300 tomato plants 

From 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, the Floyd County Nutrition Coalition will be giving away 300 free tomato plants in the Floyd County YMCA’s main lobby, 33 State St., on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 This effort is part of a larger effort to give away 1,000 tomato plants in the Floyd County area to educate people on how to eat healthy as part of the Coalition's ‘5 A Day’ Campaign.  

Tomato plant recipients will be given educational handouts with tips on how to care for the plant from a local master gardener along with several easy, budget-friendly recipes. Those who receive plants can visit the initiative’s Facebook page at facebook.com/1000TomatoPlantProject to post photos of their plants, recipes and progress. 

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Greenway Turf Party benefit tonight

Derbytime excitement returns to Jeffersonville, courtesy of Friends of the Ohio River Greenway’s second annual Turf Party on the Greenway, 7 to 11 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Cluckers in Jeffersonville, with a bird’s-eye view of the Ohio River and, of course, the Greenway, which begins just a few hundred yards to the east. 

Music is from 7-11 p.m., with a suggested donation of $20 (a portion is tax-deductible). Proceeds will go toward a wayfinding signage system, which the Greenway currently lacks. Prizes will be awarded, and there will be plenty of food and drink on hand.

 

Pam Miller Golf Scramble May 18

The third annual Pam Miller Memorial Golf Scramble will take place Saturday, May 18, at Valley View Golf Course in Floyds Knobs. Proceeds benefit Kosair Charities.

Registration is at 7 a.m. and the scramble, which is a shotgun start, begins at 8 a.m. Lunch, awards, door prizes and auction will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost is $65 for individuals or $260 for a team. To pay by phone with credit card contact Stephanie Smith at 502-637-7696, ext. 104. Send checks to: Kosair Charities, Attn: Pam Miller Golf, P.O. Box 37370, Louisville, KY, 40233.

 

CLARK COUNTY

Clark Memorial orthopedics seminar May 8

Clark Memorial Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Spine will host a free education seminar on osteoarthritis and knee and hip pain. The seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m., May 8, at Clark Memorial Hospital, in the Conference Center.

Dr. Thomas Sehlinger, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, will lead the seminar focusing on the causes of knee and hip pain, getting good diagnoses and discuss conservative and surgical treatment options. Additional information will be available on Clark Memorial’s Fast Track Joint Replacement program. The new program is designed to provide every joint replacement patient with lower risk, less discomfort and a faster recovery through education, advanced pain management, minimally invasive surgical techniques, comprehensive after care and the comfort of having a nurse navigator to guide patients through the entire process.

Online registration for the free seminar is available on the hospital’s website at http://www.clarkmemorial.org/seminars-events/  or by calling 812-283-2926.