News and Tribune

February 14, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Feb. 14


NEW ALBANY

UMW women to host breakfast

The Floyd County United Methodist Women will hold their annual Lenten Breakfast at Silver Street United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering will be taken. 

Call your church secretary to make reservations by Monday, Feb. 18, or call Silver Street Church at 812-948-1331.  

 

Depauw hosting tailgate dinner

DePauw Methodist Church,  925 Vincennes St., New Albany, will sponsor a tailgate dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the church.

The menu will include pork tenderloin, sweet potatoes, cole slaw, corn muffins, dessert and a drink. The cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12, and 5 and under eat free. Call 812-45-6537 for more information.

 

FLOYD COUNTY

Presidents’ Day book sale at NA-FC Library

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold their annual Presidents Day Book Sale in the library’s Annex Building. All books in the Biography Section 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.

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Hosparus looking for volunteers  

Hosparus Southern Indiana needs patient care volunteers who live in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. Hosparus will offer free volunteer training, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 4 [lunch is provided] at its New Albany office, 624 E. Market St. 

To register or for more information, contact Vonya Gresham at vgresham@hosparus.org or 812-542-2809.   

Volunteers help with patient and family support, administrative duties and development/ fundraising. Hosparus carefully selects volunteers and provides them with comprehensive training specially designed to meet the needs of patients and families. Hosparus volunteers must have available transportation and complete training and an application process.

 

CLARK COUNTY

Tea Party seminar to focus on Bill of Rights

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to a Bill of Rights and Constitution seminar presented by KrisAnne Hall, an attorney and former prosecutor. She presents the “genealogy” of the Constitution — the 700-year history and five foundational documents that are the very roots of American Liberty. 

The free seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Clark County 4-H Center Community Building,  9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

The event is free and open to the public, with lunch provided and door prizes being awarded. 

For more information, please e-mail the group at clarkcountyteapartypatriots@ gmail.com

 

Cabin Fever Festival Saturday

Beat the mid-winter blues at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Cabin Fever Festival, 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m., Feb. 16, at the park, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville,

The event will include special guests and activities for the whole family. Some activities will be inside the interpretive center and others will be outside. Special guests include members of the Knob and Valley Audubon Society, who will speak about backyard birding, the Corydon Dulcimer Society, Bass Pro speaking on winter weather activities, the National Weather Service will have a tornado simulator and information on severe weather, and Irish band Feckless Fear Dearg will play throughout the day.

Activities include naturalist-led hikes, an outdoor scavenger hunt, instructions on backyard bird habitats and bird identification, making pet rocks and other craft activities that will help visitors get ready for spring.

All Cabin Fever Festival activities are free with paid admission to the Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center. Admission to the interpretive center is $5 for ages 19 and older and $2 for ages 2-18.

For more information about Cabin Fever Festival, contact Kelley Morgan at 812-280-9970 or kmorgan1@dnr.in.gov.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Sophie’s hosting inside-outside sale

Shopie’s Hope Thrift Shoppe, 3808 E. 10th St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an inside-outside fabulous February sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 16, at the thrift shoppe.

Vendors welcome. All proceeds to benefit rescued animals. For more information call 812-786-9324.

 

 

Wright-Noble book signing Feb. 17

Sylvia Wright-Noble book signing, 1:30 p.m., Feb. 17, at First Trinity Baptist Church, 1506 Spring Street, Jeffersonville.

Wright-Noble, a resident of Clarksville, will be available to sign copies of her book, Rhyme and Reason.