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June 14, 2013

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SOUTHERN INDIANA

Registration open for ArchiCamp

Indiana Landmarks, the Howard Steamboat Museum and the Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site will offer a two-day ArchiCamp for children ages 8 to 12 on July 22-23 at the Howard Steamboat Museum. 

Participants spend both days — from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — discovering the history of Jeffersonville and New Albany and the landmark architecture in both communities.

Activities will focus on Jeffersonville on the first day, when campers tour the Howard Steamboat Museum. They’ll learn how steamboats work and helped build the city, and play steamboat-related games. On the second day, campers travel to New Albany, where they will experience the simplicity of New Albany’s earliest home — the 199-year-old Scribner House — contrasted with the Victorian opulence of the Culbertson Mansion. There will be plenty of hands-on activities, including using historic tools and a scavenger hunt.

Cost of the camp is $35 and includes refreshments, educational materials and souvenirs. Enrollment for the camp is limited to 15 children. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. 

Reservations for ArchiCamp must be made by July 15. For more information, contact Laura Renwick at Indiana Landmarks, 812-284-4534 or lrenwick@indianalandmarks.org

 

NEW ALBANY

Library hosting Father’s Day sale

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 15, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold its annual Father’s Day sale in the library’s Annex Building, at the corner of Spring Street and Scribner Drive.

All books in the action/adventure fiction section will be discounted by 50 percent. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks, 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks, 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes, and 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes. Children’s books are available for $1 or less.

 

Blood drive to honor Denzinger

A blood drive in memory of Frank Denzinger will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, at Northside Christian Church, 4407 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

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