School holding open house
Grace Lutheran School, 1787 Klerner Lane, New Albany, will be hosting a preschool open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25. Learn more about all of the preschool options for 2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds.
For more information, call 812-941-1912.
Historical Society to meet
The Floyd County Historical Society will have its February meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Elsa Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.
Larry Muhammad will present the program entitled “Henry Bain: The Main behind the Sauce.” The meeting is free and open to the public.
Red Cross hosting blood drive
Floyd County Chapter of American Red Cross will sponsor a special event blood drive on the American Red Cross Bus from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the parking lot of Sam’s Tavern, 3800 Payne Koehler Road, New Albany.
The special blood is in memory of Ryan Pickhardt.
Bridal show set for Sunday
Southern Indiana’s Premiere Bridal Show will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Historic Calumet Club, 1614 E. Spring Street, New Albany.
This annual event will include 30 different vendors providing wedding services. Preregistered brides and grooms receive free admission. All other attending $5 per person. Visit thecalumetclub.com for more information.
Dance marathon benefits Riley
Floyd Central High School, 6575 Old Vincennes Road, Floyds Knobs, will hold its fourth annual Dance Marathon to benefit Indianapolis’ Riley Hospital for Children from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22.
The first marathon held at Floyd Central in 2011 raised $17,572.44; last year, that amount grew to $45,003.62. This year’s goal is $47,500.
The very first Dance Marathon began in 1991 at Indiana University. Today there are 37 additional schools holding Dance Marathons to benefit Riley Hospital for Children.
Floyd Central students, who take the role of “dancers,”, will remain standing for six hours in honor of the kids at Riley who cannot do so. During the day they will dance, play games, make crafts and meet Riley kids and their families and hear some amazing stories from the families at Riley.