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Floyd County

November 18, 2013



Learn how to make wreaths

The Sunnyside Master Gardeners are offering a wreath making class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7,  at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

With the assistance of Sunnyside Master Gardeners, master your talents at wreath-making using a large variety of fresh holiday greens, cones, berries and dried materials that come from the Master Gardeners’ own landscapes and gardens. Learn how to use evergreen cuttings to decorate your home and return home with a completed wreath on a re-useable form. You can also learn to tie your own bow. You only need to bring your clippers and gloves.

Class size is limited to 125 participants and registration is first come, first serve the morning of the class. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The fee, which includes a ribbon, is $20 when you bring back a prior years’ wreath form or $25 when you purchase a new reusable wreath form at the door.

For more information, visit our website at  (click on Wreath Making Class under Hot Topics) or contact Colleen Craven-Becker at the Purdue Extension Service, Floyd County at 812-948-5470 or at


Registration open for Gobbler Games

What better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season than with pumpkin roll races, indoor wall football, crafts, and frozen turkey bowling. These are just a few of the challenging and entertaining activities planned for this year’s Gobbler Games in Clarksville.

The free event will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Clarksville Community Center, 2311 Sam Gwin Drive, Clarksville. Co-sponsored by the Clarksville Optimist Club, it is open to children 5 to 12 years old. Registration is open and runs through Friday, Nov. 22. Parents can register their children online at, or by calling the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department at 812-283-5313.

Participating children will be split into age groups, then play a series of Thanksgiving themed games in hopes of earning points.

At the end of the event, the child with the most points in each age group gets to take home a free frozen turkey for their family. Every other child will be entered in a random drawing for a frozen turkey. Delicious goodies will also be available for those in attendance.


Tell tales of kindness at libraries

During the months of November and December, both locations of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library will be collecting stories of random acts of kindness.

At each location, large sheets of paper will be hanging for people to write down or draw pictures of their experiences to share with others. Stories provided will be documented and may be shared via the library’s website, Facebook or Twitter. Visit, Events Calendar; or call 812-285-5630 for details.  

The main location of the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is at 211 E. Court Ave. The Clarksville Branch is located at 1312 Eastern Blvd.


Free zumba on Thanksgiving with donation

The city of Jeffersonville is hosting a free zumba class on Thanksgiving with a donation of food or a toy that will benefit the Center for Lay Ministries.

Shake while it bakes zumba class will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Nachand Fieldhouse, 601 E. Court Ave.

Admission to the zumba class is free with the donation of two or more canned goods or a new toy. The items collected will be donated to the Center for Lay Ministries’ food pantry and toy relief.

For more information call Maggie Tully-O’Neal at 812-989-0971.


‘Jesus Loves Fruitcakes’

The drama team of First Baptist Church, 813 Spring Street, New Albany, will presents “Jesus Loves Fruitcakes,” 7 p.m. nightly, Dec.  5 through Dec. 7.

The colorful, crazy yet thoroughly Christian staff and residents of the Jesus House, a retirement home, prepare to welcome Ellery Jamison into their world. Unfortunately, the last place on earth Mr. Jamison wants to be is in a Christian nursing home, especially where one of the residents prides himself on making red and green fruitcakes for Christmas. Jamison's disdain for the home and all its residents is obvious, and it's tough for the other residents to set aside their initial harsh reactions and demonstrate love and acceptance that can only come from Jesus. But can Jamison learn to love and trust them back? And will that new life include his lost family? The appearance of dozens of fruitcakes under the tree makes the outcome all the sweeter!

Admission is free. For more information, call 812-944-4318.

 Canned food needed

The Tri County Health Coalition, 1222 State St., New Albany, is asking for citizens help to feed the homeless. Also soon school will be out for the Christmas holidays and the coalition will be struggling to feed the people as many families food stamps have been cut.

Canned food can be donated to the Food Pantry from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Sit and Stitch at the library

Do you like to knit, crochet or do another stitching craft?

From 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday, a group meets in the Strassweg Auditorium on the lower level of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.

 Come and share tips and patterns and socialize with other crafty people.  Stitchers of all levels are welcome to come. A knitting veteran will be there to assist if people get stuck on knitting projects. Our fall project is making baby items for St. Elizabeth’s Maternity and Adoption Services.  

 Call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523 for more information.


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