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June 3, 2014

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Survivors reunion coming to Cancer Center

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Cancer Center of Indiana, 2210 Green Valley Road, New Albany, is hosting a free cancer survivors reunion from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 6.

All cancer survivors and their families are invited to join in for a free day of fun in the Wild, Wild West of Floyd Memorial’s Cancer Center of Indiana. The Barbeque Cowboy will be on hand smoking fresh barbecue, brisket and all the sides.

Adults and kids can have fun testing their aim at the horseshoe toss and trying their luck with bingo, while Mr. and Mrs. Magic will paint faces, make custom balloon creations and inspire wonder with some old fashioned magic tricks.   

For more information, call 812-945-4000. Registration not required.

SELLERSBURG

‘A Fault in Our Stars’ night scheduled

John Green fans, “Nerdfighters” — everyone is invited to a night of awesome.

Do you love “A Fault in Our Stars,” but can’t wait for the movie to open? Sign up now for an event at the Sellersburg Library celebrating everything about the book and creating fun crafts.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, for those 12 to 18 at the library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

Registration is requested for program. To register, email clarkco.lib.in.us or call 812-246-4493

JEFFERSONVILLE

Church holding summer sale

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 809 Springdale Drive, Jeffersonville will sponsor a summer sale featuring yard sale items, beginning at 7 a.m. June 14 at the church.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Vendors are welcome. Space rental is $10.

Legion holding yard and craft sale

American Legion Auxiliary, Jeffersonville Post, will sponsor a yard/craft sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Legion Post Home, 801 Main St., Jeffersonville, part of the Cherry Hill Neighborhood Festival.

Rent a 10-by-10 space for $20. For more information, call 812-590-2224.

CLARK COUNTY

Color Me Green Dash scheduled

Come out and support Clark County 4-H, the local food pantries and your own health by participating in the 2014 Clark County 4-H Color Me Green Dash, which will be held at 10 a.m. June 21 at the 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

Walk, run or jog with your friends while getting splashed with paint to color your new T-shirt. Cost is  $5 per person. All participants will receive a T-shirt and sunglasses.

Money raised at this event will help to benefit the local food pantries in Clark County. Organizers also are asking for canned food donations.

Call 812-256-4591 or email kcarunch@purdue.edu with questions.

FLOYD COUNTY

Relay for Life planned

Floyd County Relay for Life will take place from 4 p.m. June 13 to 10 a.m. June 14 at Highland Hills Middle School, 3492 Edwardsville-Galena Road, Georgetown.

For more information, call Jan McCauley at 812-948-5055.

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Birthing Center celebrates Father’s Day  

In honor of Father’s Day, the Floyd Memorial Hospital Birthing Center is holding a Like Father/Like Son Facebook Photo Contest running through Father’s Day, June 15.

The contest is sponsored by Babies R Us. Anyone 18 or older can submit a single photo of a father with his son or sons for a chance to win a $100 Babies R Us gift card, a 60-minute massage from Floyd Memorial Rehab Services and a gift bag from the Birthing Center.

Voting is open through June 15. The winner will be announced Monday, June 16 on Facebook.  One vote per email address per day is allowed.

Go to Facebook.com/fmhhs and click on the “Contests-Father’s Day” tab to enter and to vote. Mobile smart phone users may enter and vote by visiting www.Woobox.com/9syxvj. For more information on the Floyd Memorial Birthing Center, go to FloydMemorial.com/Baby.

Learn more about forest pests

Trees have been hit hard by recent years of drought and last winter’s harsh weather. And it’s not just weather affecting our forests.

Invasive pests like emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle and thousand canker disease of walnut threaten urban and rural trees. Purdue University and the Indiana Urban Forest Council are hosting an early detector training for people who want to be able to identify invasive forest pests and the damage they cause and then report their findings. The training is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 12 at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.

The all-day workshop will include a morning classroom session and an afternoon field workshop. Cost to attend is $20, which covers lunch and refreshments. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/FPOSPjune12 or contact Adam Witte in the Purdue Entomology Department at 765-494-0822 or arwitte@purdue.edu

 

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