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April 20, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for April 20, 2012


Chocolate Stroll coming next week

Jeffersonville Main Street Inc., a nonprofit downtown revitalization organization, and the merchants of downtown Jeffersonville are hosting the third-annual Chocolate Stroll from 6 to 9 p.m., April 27, in Jeffersonville’s historic downtown district. The event features 18 different chocolate tasting stations located within the locally owned shops and restaurants and five live musical acts located along the historic district’s sidewalks.

Tickets are $10 and available for sale online at and at these shops: Choices/CCF, 437 Spring St., 812-283-6008; Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring St., 812-283-8367; The Springs Salon & Spa, 234 Spring St., 812-284-1226.

 In support of our fellow Southern Indiana communities that suffered from the March tornadoes, $2 from every ticket sold will be dedicated to help with tornado recovery efforts. All event participants must stop by the registration table, located inside the Glossbrenner Garden at the corner of Spring and Chestnut streets on the day of the event. Online ticket-purchasers should present their PayPal receipt at the registration table.

City holding open house

The city of Jeffersonville will hold an open house at City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

The public is invited to tour the building and meet the mayor, city council, clerk, judge and city department heads. Refreshments will be served in the mayor’s conference room. For more information, call 812-285-6400.

Learn more about Earth Day

In recognition of this year’s Earth Day on Sunday, Tavia Cathcart and Sharon Receveur, the authors of “Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest,” will have a book presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville

There will be copies of their book available for purchase. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit


Book club to talk classics

Classic Thursdays — a new book club geared toward discussing the masterpieces of classic literature, sponsored by the Sellersburg Library, will meet from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

The book for discussion in April is “The Hound of the Baskervilles” — featuring Sherlock Holmes. This free program is open to all.

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