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December 14, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Dec. 15-16

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Dine out and help Special Olympics

Those dining out at Texas Roadhouse, 757 Lewis and Clark Blvd., from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, can help Special Olympics of Southern Indiana.

Those mentioning the special event will have 10 percent of the cost of their total food purchases donated to the nonprofit organization.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Haven House residents getting coats

On Saturday, Dec. 15, Haven House Services Inc. will be celebrating Christmas with a full day of celebration.

At 11 a.m., the shelter will receive over 75 coats for residents and the area’s poor with lunch being served and donations made. At 3, the second party happens with Clark Memorial Hospital and Beech Mold and Tool. Face painting will be on tap and Beech Mold will bring more than 300 coats and treats for families at the shelter, and nurses from the hospital will bring gifts and food.

For more information, contact Barbara Anderson at 812-697-1609.

TJE examines Christmas worldwide

Third-grade students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary have been researching how the holiday season is celebrated by other countries, as well as various cultural groups.

To complete this unit of study, students will host “Christmas Around the World” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. Students will display their research findings and present information to their fellow students, parents, and staff members. The event will be held in the school’s gymnasium.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary parents and community members are invited to attend. Thomas Jefferson Elementary is located at 2710 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville.

NEW ALBANY

40 & 8 Club hosting open house, dinner

The 40 & 8 Club will sponsor an open house and ham and chicken dinner from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the clubhouse, 221 Albany St., New Albany.

The price for the ham or chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw and dessert, is $6.

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