News and Tribune

February 28, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 28


SOUTHERN INDIANA

Hosparus looking for volunteers

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 4 at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market St. Lunch is provided. 

To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at vgresham@hosparus.org or 812-542-2809.   

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

 

SELLERSBURG

St. Paul hosting open house

St. Paul Preschool Child Care will hold open house and registration from noon to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at St. Paul School, 105 St. Paul St., Sellersburg.

Registrations will be accepted for the following programs: preschool classes for children 3-5; full- and part-time daycare; summer care; before-school care; full- and part-time after-school care. Staff will be available to answer questions regarding programs and refreshments will be served.  

For more information, call 812-246-5890 or email rlile@stpaulsellersburg.org

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Host families needed for 4-H program

This summer, youth in Southern Indiana will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world by participating in a cultural immersion by hosting a Polish 4-Her who will be visiting Indiana July 21 through Aug. 6. During their stay, they will live with host families, participate in 4-H activities and learn about daily living in Indiana. 

Host families are needed for youth ages 12 to 18 and the adult chaperones. Participants will also share the Indiana 4-H experience by engaging the Polish guests in 4-H meetings, fairs, and activities.  

Applications are available from the Floyd County Extension Office and must be submitted by Tuesday, March 5.  For more information and/or a copy of the application, contact Melissa Merida, 4-H Youth Development Educator at 812-948-5470. Applications are also available online at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/floyd.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Chili event seeks entrants

Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. is looking for a few good chili cooks.

The nonprofit downtown revitalization group is hosting its eighth annual Chili and Brew Bonanza from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at Kye’s II in Jeffersonville.

Jeffersonville Main Street is seeking both amateur and professional chili cooks to be among the 20 recipes available to sample. To enter as a chili cook, email info@JeffMainStreet.org.

In addition to chili, there will be a variety of brews to taste, live music, a silent auction and lots of fun. Proceeds go to help with Jeffersonville Main Street’s efforts to revitalizing downtown Jeffersonville.

Table sponsorship packages are available for $250. For more information or to be a sponsor call 812-283-0301 or email info@JeffMainStreet.org

 

NEW ALBANY

Speaker to talk to genealogical group

Re-enactor Alice Glover will present “A Visit with Mollie Griffin” at the Thursday, March 7, meeting of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. 

Glover will give a first-person account of Mary Caroline Compton Griffin, the Civil War widow of Col. Daniel F. Griffin of New Albany. 

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany.

For more information, see http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/index.html.

 

Church seeks items for sale

The Circle of Friends Class at DePauw Methodist Church will be holding a basement sale from 8 a.m. to noon March 9, in the Fellowship Hall at the church, 925 Vincennes St., New Albany.

The class gives two $500 scholarships every year to graduating seniors at Floyd Central and New Albany high schools. Money from the sale will go toward the scholarships.

Donations of items are needed for the sale, and pick up of large items is available. Call Dale at 812-945-5321, Glen at 812-288-7722 or Rolf at 812-923-5232. If you have items to donate or need to schedule pick up of larger items.

 

LOUISVILLE

Kids show coming next weekend

The Louisville Kids Fair  will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 and March 3 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Admission at the gate is $10 for adults and $8 for children. The show focuses on entertainment and education for families. A portion of all ticket sales benefit the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Activities include inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, safety education areas, hands-on activities, miniature golf, stage entertainment, Caillou and Strawberry Shortcake meet and greets, a reptile exhibit, carnival games and so much more. Sunday is Grandparents Day, with grandparents getting in free with a paid child admission.