News and Tribune

January 31, 2014




Lovers Lane ball scheduled

The Lovers Lane Ball will be held at the Calumet Club - Bliss Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 with dinner being served at 7:30 p.m. and a night of dancing beginning at 9 p.m. Celebrate the theme of the evening by coming dressed as your favorite couple in love. Do you prefer Lucy & Ricky or maybe Fred and Ethel? How about Joanie and Chachi? Mork and Mindy? Archie and Edith?

Tickets are $75 per person. All tickets must be purchased before Sunday, Feb. 2. Table sponsorships are available for $500. Contact Develop New Albany at 812-941-0018 for more information.

Book, gift basket auction set

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its annual Book and Gift Basket Auction in the library’s auditorium.

While enjoying light refreshments, you can bid on books ranging from a rare 200-year-old leather-bound volume to books autographed by best-selling authors like Pat Conroy, Elizabeth George, Amy Tan and Khaled Hosseini.

Gift baskets include the ever-popular chocolate, tea and coffee baskets — and of course, the wine basket.

The Book Lovers basket combines bestsellers with a one-pound box of Schimpff’s book-shaped chocolates and a $20 gift certificate to Carmichael’s Bookstores.

Aebersold Jazz Quartet to perform

Jamey Aebersold Jazz has once again generously made it possible for members of our community to experience a concert of the Aebersold Jazz Quartet.

The Quartet will perform for free in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4. In addition to Aebersold, who will be playing alto saxophone, the group includes Steve Allee on piano, Tyrone Wheeler on bass and Jonathan Higgins on drums.

Aebersold, a native of New Albany, is an internationally-known jazz musician who has produced jazz educational materials used around the world. For more than 10 years, the Quartet has brought jazz performances to schools in the Southern Indiana/Louisville area.

Ceruti Chamber Players to perform

Indiana University Southeast Music Department will present the Ceruti Chamber Players at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 in Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center on the IU Southeast Campus, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany

Admission is free. For more information call 812-941-2658.


Teen time coming to library

Teen Time will be held on upcoming Wednesdays at the Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown. Play some games, get some homework help, and more.

This program will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 and Feb. 19.

Register by visiting or calling 812-256-3337.

Learn a sweet craft

Create a unique Valentine’s craft at the Charlestown Clark County Library by transforming wire hangers into colorful heart shaped wreaths. Bring one wire hanger from home; all other materials will be provided.

Workshops are:

• Feb. 10 — 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

• Feb. 11 —  5:30 to 7 p.m., Borden Library, 117 Main St., Borden.


Weight loss seminar to be held

Clark Memorial Hospital Bariatric Weight Loss Program is hosting a free weight loss seminar at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Kathryn Raines Education and Conference Center in the hospital, 1220 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville.

Dr. Daniel MacMillan and Dr. Patri Marconi, of Surgical Associates Southern Indiana, will present information on obesity and the laparoscopic weight loss procedure offered at Clark Memorial Hospital. Registered Nurse Carolyn McKee, program coordinator, will discuss how a comprehensive post-procedure follow-up program benefits weight loss patients and basic insurance information and guidelines.

The seminar is open to the public, however, reservations are requested. Call 812-283-2087 for reservations.


Sister Cities’ pub night

Area residents will soon get a taste what life is like in Great Britain as the Clarksville Sister Cities Association’s will hold its annual English Pub Night fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

The event includes a fish and chips dinner from 6 to 7 and team trivia from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is held inside St. Anthony School’s cafeteria, 320 N. Sherwood Ave.

The trivia questions will be based on English culture as well as Clarksville’s Sister City, Bewdley, England. Those wishing to attend may bring their own team, or join a team once they arrive.

Tickets are being sold for $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 812-283-1504. All the money raised will benefit the Clarksville’s Sister Cities Association.