News and Tribune

January 3, 2014

The top 5 things to do this weekend


> SOUTHERN INDIANA — Here's some of what's fun this weekend in Southern Indiana and beyond:

Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library book sale

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, Annex Building, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany

Cost: Free to attend

The Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its book sale in the library’s Annex Building, at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Drive. All books in mystery and true crime will be discounted by 50 percent. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.

Playdate at the Kentucky Science Center

When: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Kentucky Science Center, 727 W Main St., Louisville

Cost: Free

Join the Science Center for exclusive free playdates in our amazing spaces for young visitors before we open to the public. These hour-long playdates, the last Tuesday of every month and the following Saturday, feature access for visitors ages up to 4 years old and their adult caregivers in different locations throughout the building. With no big kids in sight, little ones will be free to roam, investigate, build, experience, and learn to play in exhibits above the first floor. No registration required. Includes free admission to the Science Center for the remainder of the day. For more information call 502-561-6100 or visit

Kids Race Clinic at Paoli Peaks

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday

Where: Paoli Peaks, Nastar Racing Course [Oak and Beech Grove trails], 2798 West County Road 25 South, Paoli

Cost: $25 for each session or $100 for all five sessions

This is a progression-style race clinic for children, ages 7 to 14 years old. It will be conducted by Race Director Mike Pease, and former Snow Sports Director Jim Johnson. By the end of the clinic, participants will have learned how to start, maneuver the gates and finish a race. While this clinic is progression-style, each session is designed to accommodate those who are not able to participate in all five sessions by covering the previous sessions teachings before moving on to new things. Participants don’t have to have a racing background, but they do need a skiing background, preferably at an intermediate to advanced skill level [basically needs to be able to ski comfortably on Blue Terrain]. Sessions and goals:

* Session 1: Saturday — Introduction to racing and  focus on the “start.”

• Session 2: Saturday, Jan. 25 — Student will work on the start and the first three gates.

• Session 3: Saturday, Feb. 1 — Students will build from the last session, starting with the start up to six gates.

• Session 4: Saturday, Feb. 15 — Building from the last session up to nine gates.

• Session 5: Saturday, Feb. 22 — Students complete a race by working on starting to finishing.

For more information contact Marty Minton at 812-723-4696 ext. 228 or email []

Explore Sandburg at St. Paul’s

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main St., New Albany

Cost: $10

Roger Fristoe’s one-man show, “The World of Carl Sandburg,” is coming to the Parlor of St. Paul’s. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show goes up at 7 p.m.. There is no intermission in this one hour show. Wine and soft drinks will be available prior to the show. “The World of Carl Sandburg” is a presentation of the writer’s canon that follows Sandburg’s work through a life cycle of sorts, beginning with his writings on birth, childhood, moving to adolescence, adulthood, climaxing in his words about Abraham Lincoln and finally on death. As a P.S. to the audience, Mr. Fristoe chooses to end the night on a lovely poem questioning love and what it is — a good choice as no one wants to leave the theater thinking about dying. Fristoe has been active in Kentuckiana theater for five decades, having worked with numerous local theaters as actor, writer and director. Once a resident of New Albany, he won acting awards at Clarksville Little Theater for “The Star Spangled Girl,” “Night Must Fall,” “The Little Foxes” and “I never Sang For My Father.” More recent roles in Louisville productions have included King Henry II in “The Lion in Winter,” Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in “I Am My Own Wife,” Martin Dysart in “Equus” and George in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Fristoe currently performs the one-man show “The World of Carl Sandburg.” He is retired as film and theater critic for The Courier-Journal, and now writes for Turner Classic Movies.

Jeffersonville ice skating rink still open

When: Friday* and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.Where: Corner of Spring and Market streets, Jeffersonville.Cost: $8 per person; $6 group rate of 10 or more; $2 discount if you bring your own skates

For more information, call 812-283-0301

* Fridays are teen nights with a DJ from 7 to 10 p.m.