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Floyd County

February 22, 2013




Group to discuss ‘The Color of Water’

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library for a special book discussion for Black History Month at noon Monday, Feb. 25. The book to be discussed in the library’s Strassweg Auditorium will be James McBride’s critically acclaimed “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to his White Mother.”

Lunch will be provided. Registration is required by calling 812-949-3523.

Healing Hearts Banquet set

The third-annual Healing Hearts Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 at First Assembly of God Church, 2878 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

S.O.A.R., Survivors of Abuse Restored, a nonprofit based in New Albany, has been helping women recover for more than 13 years.

Food is just the start of this white tablecloth event. Artists in several medium will be creating during the event, with the completed art auctioned during the evening, along with numerous gift baskets. This event will also be a night of educating the community about childhood sexual abuse with a speaker who shares her story of healing and hope.

Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance.

For more information on the banquet contact Andi Adams at 812 987 3608 or and for information on SOAR contact Leslie at 812 786 5463 or

Bridal show coming Sunday

Southern Indiana’s eighth-annual premiere bridal show will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring St., New Albany.

Admission is free for the bride and groom. Guest admission is $5 per person. More than 30 different vendors providing wedding services will be in attendance.

Register online at

Retired federal employees to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 1777 of New Albany will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Tucker’s Family Restaurant, 2141 State St., New Albany.

The program will feature Patrick More, district director for Duke Energy. The lunch is ordered individually from the menu and no reservations are necessary.

All active and retired federal employees and their guests are invited to attend. NARFE is an organization dedicated to helping preserve and sustain federal earnings and benefits. NARFE Chapter 1777 represents Floyd, Crawford and Harrison counties. For more information call 812-364-6950 or 812-948-9209.

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