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Bicentennial ball ticket deadline nears
“New Albany Loves You through the Decades” dinner and dance gala will be held Jan. 26 at The Grand. Those who attend are invited to dress in their favorite era style of clothing.
Develop New Albany is sponsoring the gala, and with help from donors such as the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, is offering a dinner catered by The Grand and a night of entertainment for $50 per person.
The Jamey Aebersold Band will play during the cocktail hour of the gala, which begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and live entertainment will follow including a musical performance by Lindsay Lane and Axis.
Tickets for the event must be purchased by Friday, Jan. 18. They can be purchased online by visiting the website developna.org, or in person from Kristiansen at MainSource Bank’s 100 E. Spring St. location. For more information, call Develop New Albany at 812-941-0018.
New Albany Winter Farmers Market starts Saturday
The New Albany Winter Farmers Market will open Saturday, Jan. 19, and be in operation every other week through April.
Located at the New Albany fire station at the corner of Fourth and Market streets, the winter farmers market will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every other Saturday.
Some of the items that will be sold include baked goods, beef, pork and eggs. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
— Staff Writer Daniel Suddeath
Art program beginning this year
Beginning in 2013, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library will be offering a continuing monthly series titled “ArtSpace: Learn Create Enjoy.”
To start off this series, Artist Ray Day will be showcased from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
A teacher for 34 years at Our Lady of Providence High School, Day developed Studio Arts and Theatre Arts programs, produced and directed drama and musical productions, taught Acting and Theatre Production and served as designer and technical director through 1988.
Day continued teaching Studio Art until retiring in March 1996. Following six years of full-time art work, he returned to Providence in 2002 as Director of Development and Institutional Advancement. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org
Reception to honor Knight
A public reception honoring Yvonne B. Knight on the occasion of her retirement will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville.
Knight has served with great dedication, beginning with volunteer work at the museum in 1979 and becoming administrator in 1991.
Knight is succeeded by Keith E. Norrington, who has assumed the dual role of curator and director. Norrington has been involved with the museum for more than 40 years, starting as a volunteer guide in 1968.
YMCA offering Safe Sitter program
The YMCA of Southern Indiana has become a registered Safe Sitter teaching site and now offers the comprehensive baby-sitting training program for young adolescents ages 11 to 15. Graduates are able to handle emergencies when caring for younger children and are equally equipped with the tools needed to stay home alone safely.
The first Safe Sitter course will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Floyd County YMCA branch.
Students are taught infant and child choking rescue and CPR during the six-hour curriculum. They also learn how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior, how to run their own baby-sitting business as well as issues of online and cell phone safety. To graduate from the Safe Sitter course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills.
For more information about the Safe Sitter program at the YMCA of Southern Indiana, contact Crystal Hardin at 812- 283-9622 ext. 224 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Safe Sitter organization, visit safesitter.org
Prosser holding open house tonight
Prosser Career Education Center, 4202 Charlestown Road, New Albany, is hosting its annual open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at the school.
Students in grades 8 through 11 and their families are invited to come and explore the 24 career education programs Prosser has to offer, tour the classrooms and labs, meet with program instructors, visit with college reps, speak with local employers and enter to win door prizes. The Culinary Arts department will be serving a spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for $1.
For more information, call 812-542-8508 or visit prossercareers.com
Indoor yard sale is Saturday
Floyds Knobs Community Club will sponsor an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Community Center, 4032 Weber Lane, Floyds Knobs.
Proceeds benefit Floyds Knobs Community Club.
Two spiritual retreats planned
A women’s retreat, “Women of the Scriptures — Revelations of God, ” is planned for Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 at Mount St. Francis Center, 101 St. Anthony Drive, Mount St. Francis.
The presenter is Brother Bob Baxter.
On Feb. 9, a couples retreat day will be held — “Gifts for the Journey.”
It begins at 9 a.m. with continental breakfast and concludes with a Saturday evening Mass followed by candlelight dinner. There will be presentations by Dawn and Sal Della Bella and Brother Bob Baxter.
Register by calling 812-923-8817.