News and Tribune

November 14, 2013



Open house downtown is tonight

Jeffersonville’s downtown merchants will be celebrating an early kick-off to the holiday season with an open house today, Nov. 14.

Jeffersonville’s 10th annual holiday open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. Shops along Spring Street, Court Avenue, Maple Street, Chestnut Street and Market Street will be participating. Refreshments will be available at some shops and Jeffersonville’s trolley will also be in service for attendees.

Play on the stage at River Valley

River Valley Middle School students will present Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at River Valley Middle School, 2220 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville.

Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for adults ordered in advance and $8 for adults at the door. Tickets are available by calling 812-288-4848 or visiting the school.

Christmas crafts show planned

The Animal Protection Association is holding its third annual APA juried Arts and Craft show “Christmas in the City” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at St. Augustine’s Parish Hall, 315 E. Chestnut St., Jeffersonvile.

This is a professional show.

Contact Linda Williams at 812-284-3580 or at with questions.


School preservation group holding breakfast

The Old Utica School Preservation group will be having a breakfast, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at 208 S. Fourth St., Utica.

The menu will be sausage gravy with biscuit, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausage, milk or juice and coffee, all for a $7 donation.


Exhibit features artists

The St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Arts Council opens the second show in its Sacred Art Series from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Parish House of the church, 1015 E. Main St., New Albany.

The exhibit will be open at the Parish House of St. Paul’s Church every Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon through Dec. 13. It will also be open three Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 and 8. This exhibit, the second in a five show series, features the works of Joanne Weis, Vicki Vardaman, John McCarthy, and Linda Witte Henke.

For more information, contact the church office at 812-944-0413 or visit the web site at

River City Cyclones hosting fundraiser

The River City Cyclones, a 12-under travel softball team, will host a flapjack fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 16, at Applebee’s, 3030 Grant Line Road, New Albany. Proceeds raised will offset tournament costs for the team members.

The event begins at 8 a.m. Tickets for the fundraiser are $7 and can be purchased by contacting Diana Foreman at 812-704-4779. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee.

‘Damn Yankees’ on the stage at IUS

The Indiana University Southeast Theater Department is bringing a classic musical up to bat for its fall show — and offering a special feature for the ladies in the audience.

“Damn Yankees” continues this weekend at the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IU Southeast and Saturday is Ladies Night at the theater. Each lady who shows up to the 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, performance will receive a free mini Louisville Slugger bat courtesy of Louisville Slugger.

It also will be on the stage at Robinson Theater at 8 p.m. today and Friday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, seniors and IU Southeast faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling 812-941-2525.

“Damn Yankees” features a middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self, and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.


Historical society hosting party

The Clark’s Grant Historical Society’s will host a holiday party, Saturday, Nov. 16, at First Baptist Church, Ind. 3, Charlestown. Social time will begin at noon and lunch will be served at 12:30. Meat, rolls, drinks, and table service will be provided, but you may add to the trimmings with a vegetable, salad or dessert.

The Variety Gals of Yesteryear — Rowena and her friends, Naomi Hoepner, and Cindy Wilson — will be the guests. They will entertain with holiday songs, and Rowena will be playing a couple of selections on the harmonica.

There also will be a gift exchange ($5 or less) for those who would like to participate. Ladies bring a gift for a lady. Men bring a gift for a man.

The public and friends are invited. The Historical Society will not meet in January or February, but will resume meeting again in March.

Tea Party to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s weekly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

The guest speaker will be James McClure, democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, 9th District.  For more information,  e-mail the group at


Coats staff sets local meetings

U.S. Senator Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced that a member of his staff will make two stops in Southern Indiana.

He will be in New Albany from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St. and in Jeffersonville from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. later that day at City Hall, Suite 200, 500 Quartermaster Court.

He will meet with residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

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