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December 17, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Dec. 17

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — CHARLESTOWN

Money on your mind

Nancy Hudson, HHS Agent for the Clark County Purdue Extension Office, will be hosting a series on Money Management.  The Money Matters series will be held at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Dates and topics for the series are as follows:

• Grocery & Drugstore Savings - 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6

• Going Once, Going Twice, Sold! - 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3

There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration would be appreciated. To register, please call the Extension Office at 812-256-4591.

Learn how to make wreaths

The Sunnyside Master Gardeners are offering a wreath making class, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec.14, at a new location, Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Hwy. 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 $2 when you purchase a new reusable wreath form at the door.

For more information, visit our website at www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/floyd (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 ccraven-becker@purdue.edu.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Chicken dinner set

The Knights of Columbus, 225 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all you can eat chicken dinner, 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 10, at the K of C. Hall.

The menu of chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and gravy, slaw, drink and dessert is $8.

A large portion of the proceeds will be given to charity.

CORYDON

Coats’ staffer to visit Corydon

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., announced that a member of his staff will visit Corydon from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 18, Harrison County Public Library, 105 N. Capitol Ave., Corydon.

The staff will meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

NEW ALBANY

Carnegie hosts ‘Day at the Museum’ event

Looking for something free and fun for children over the holiday break? The Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany will present its “Day at the Museum” event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27.

The “Day at the Museum” will feature children’s crafts throughout the Center. Children can create a fuse bead craft upstairs in the foyer, and make handmade books, tin punch lanterns, and stamped thank you notes (for all those holiday gifts they received) in the lower level. Light snacks will be provided.

Best of all, this event for the whole family is free. This event is open to the first 100 children and pre-registration is required. Call 812-944-7336 or email   dthomas@carnegiecenter.org to register.

Fair focus on ‘green’ living

Floyd Action Network (FAN) announces FAN FAIR, the organization’s inaugural exposition of products and practices that promote sustainable, or “Green” living. The expo is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 1, 2014, at the Sternwheeler Ballroom, Robert E. Lee Center, 201 East Elm Street, New Albany. The public will be invited to visit the exhibitors’ booths and attend a series of workshop presentations throughout the day. Admission to FAN FAIR is free.

In addition to exhibits, there will be workshops and panels on topics as varied as energy saving tips for the home and raising urban chickens.

Floyd Action Network (FAN) is a not-for-profit community organization comprised of individuals and neighborhood groups in New Albany and in rural Floyd County. FAN works to strengthen everyone’s efforts in preserving the unique qualities of Floyd County’s history, heritage, and natural environment through education and advocacy.

For additional information of FAN, please visit the website http/www.floydactionnetwork.org.

 

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