Primer on county government
Clark County Councilwoman Kelly Khuri will be hosting a monthly series this summer entitled "Know Your County Government".
The first will be 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday June 26, at the Jeffersonville Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.
Chief Probation Officer Henry Ford will present an overview of Clark County Probation and Supervision. He will discuss its vision, structure, direction and future changes as a result of new legislation.
Other presenters and topics: Jamie Hayden will discuss the work of Adult Probation. Kathie Danner will discuss the work of Juvenile Probation. Susan Knoebel will discuss the work of the Drug Treatment Court. Steve Mason will discuss the work of Community Corrections to include: Work Release, Home Detention and Day Reporting.
The second in the series, will be on July 24, same time and location. Vicky Kent Haire, Clark County Assessor, will be the guest speaker.
Murder mystery at Culbertson Mansion
Friends of Culbertson Mansion, an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site in New Albany, will host The Wake: A Funeral Murder Mystery, 7 p.m., June 28 and 29. Proceeds from the program pay for interior restoration projects at the Historic Site.
The murder mystery takes place in 1892 with the death of William S. Culbertson. As people pay their last respects at Culbertson's wake, there is great speculation about "who will inherit what" from one of the richest men in Indiana. Little did anyone know that lawsuits would be filed after the reading of his last will and testament. As tempers flare, greed can always lead to murder.
Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume. Reservations and payment in advance are required. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 per couple and include refreshments. Please call 812-944-9600 to reserve seating.
Wesley United Methodist VBS
Wesley United Methodist Church, 1201 Thomas V. Bryant Dr., Jeffersonville,
will sponsor Vacation Bible School, 5:30 to 8 p.m. nightly, June 24 through 28 for ages 3 ( must be potty trained) through adults. Class sizes are limited, so registration is required.
Register by calling the church office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 812-283-3727.
A Bible and Arts Program, the VBS theme is "Hip-Hop-Hope Jesus Makes Me Glad."
Van transportation pick-up times will be between 4:45 and 5:20 p.m. at Greenwood, National, Fulton Terrace and Gardenside Community Buildings and Colonial Park Drive at Long Street.
Little Theatre auditioning for ‘Alice’
Clarksville Little Theatre's 2013 Children’s Show, “Alice in Wonderland” directed by Sarah Clark, will hold auditions, Saturday, June 29 at noon and Tuesday July 2 at 6 p.m. at the theatre.
• Actors needed: Girls and boys 6 to 12 years old.
• Experience: None needed
• Auditions will consist of a one minute memorized monolog – no singing – but monolog may be a recited song.
• Older children will do cold readings from the script.
• Show dates: July 26, 27, 28.
Award-winning history camp returns
Indiana Landmarks, the Howard Steamboat Museum, and the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site will offer a two-day ArchiCamp for children ages 8-12 on July 22-23 at the Howard Steamboat Museum. Participants spend both days — from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — discovering the history of Jeffersonville and New Albany and the landmark architecture in both communities.
Activities will focus on Jeffersonville on the first day, when campers tour the Howard Steamboat Museum. They’ll learn how steamboats work and helped build the city, and play steamboat-related games. On the second day, campers travel to New Albany, where they will experience the simplicity of New Albany’s earliest home — the 199-year-old Scribner House — contrasted with the Victorian opulence of the Culbertson Mansion. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, including using historic tools and a scavenger hunt.
This is the fourth year for the Jeffersonville ArchiCamp. Winner of a prestigious award from the American Association for State and Local History, ArchiCamps encourage children to use their imaginations and powers of observation while teaching them about history, architecture, and renovation.
Cost of the camp is $35 and includes refreshments, educational materials and souvenirs. Transportation to and from New Albany will also be provided. Campers should bring a sack lunch both days. Enrollment for the camp is limited to 15 children. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.
Reservations for ArchiCamp must be made by July 15. For more information, contact Laura Renwick at Indiana Landmarks, 812-284-4534 or email@example.com.