News and Tribune

December 20, 2013

BRIEFS: Dec. 21, 2013


Genealogical Society to host tea

The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society will host a New Year’s Genealogy Tea at the Jan. 2 meeting. Society members and guests are invited to attend and present their 2014 genealogy resolutions, brick wall challenges, recent family findings, favorite websites, and research tips and celebrate the New Year with friends over holiday tea.

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

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Carnegie to host ‘Day at the Museum’

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. Dec. 27.

The event 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.

This event for the whole family is free and open to the first 100 preregistered children. Call 812-944-7336 or email to register.

Church holding worship service

Culbertson Baptist Church, 4007 Grant Line Road, New Albany, will sponsor a traditional Christmas Eve worship service at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, at the church.


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.

Animal Tales to entertain

Take an hour out of the holiday rush for an up-close, hands-on wild animal experience. Animal Tales will entertain the public with Holiday Safari at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.

Participants will a select a present from beneath a small Christmas tree which corresponds to one of the surprise guest animals. Six surprise animals will be featured at the show. All are guaranteed an up-close and personal experience.

For more information, call the library at 285-5636 or visit All programs are free of charge.

Adopt-A-Doll adoption hearing

Clark County Circuit Court Judge Vicki Carmichael will host the sixth annual Adopt-A-Doll ceremony in her courtroom on Saturday, Dec. 28.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., children are invited to bring in their favorite stuffed animal, doll or action figure for an adoption hearing.

Carmichael will preside over the adoption proceeding and present each child with an Adoption Decree and Certificate of Adoption.

The adoption ceremonies will take place in Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 on the second floor of the Clark County Government Building at 501 E. Court Ave.

Lori Fleeman is available to take any questions before the event at 812-285-6297.


Eggnog chugging 5k to help homeless

The second-annual Eggnog 5k will be held at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22, featuring choirs at every kilometer.

For those with strong stomachs or an adventurous spirit, there will be the option to stop and chug a drink of eggnog at each mile. Cost is $10 for the 5k andregister at

The 5k will begin at the Belle of Louisville and the course runs through Waterfront Park. All proceeds benefit the homeless.