News and Tribune

February 8, 2013

BRIEFS: Feb. 9-10


Canvas & Cupcakes Sunday

Downtown Canvas & Cocktails, a new business in downtown Jeffersonville at 300 Spring, is featuring Canvas & Cupcakes, a Valentines Plate Painting session for all ages, 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10.

These hand-crafted pieces of art will make the perfect gift for grandparents, teachers, or to keep for yourself. Artists will be on hand to guide you with ideas, or you can use your imagination. The session will be held at 300 Spring in downtown Jeffersonville. You may come anytime during that time slot, but allow yourself plenty of time to be creative. The cost is $15 per plate and participants must pre-register on the website at


Holliday Inn hosting blood drive

The Holiday inn Express, 411 W. Spring St., New Albany, will host a community blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

To schedule an appointment log on to and enter sponsor code 0246861 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


St. Joe Hill ready for Lenten fish fry

St. Joe Hill Catholic Church, 2605 St. Joe Road West, Sellersburg, will sponsor Lenten fish frys, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22, at the church Parish Hall.

The menu will be fish or shrimp dinners with french fries, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, slaw, drink and dessert, all for $9. Cheese pizza will also be available. Carry outs available.

For more information call 812-246-4201.


Friends of the NA-FC Public Library auction Sunday

At 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold a brief annual meeting along with a silent book and gift basket auction in the Strassweg Auditorim, on the first floor of the library.

Books signed by Wendell Berry and President Jimmy Carter and covering such subjects as mountain top removal, Abraham Lincoln and World War II will be among the 31 books in the auction. The 13 gift baskets include the popular chocolate basket, wine basket and baking basket with gift certificates from Sam’s Food & Spirits, Sweet Stuff Bakery and Carmichael’s Bookstores. New this year is a New Albany Bicentennial Basket.  In addition tickets to Derby Dinner Playhouse and the Ogle Center, gift certificates to Pacers & Racers and a valuable Oriental rug donated by Dr. and Mrs. Patrick Hess are available for bidding.

There is no admission charge for the event and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, go to the Friends page at the library’s website,, or e-mail  Also a complete list of auction items is available at the front desk of the library.

Sheriff’s Association offering scholarships

Floyd County Sheriff Darrell Mills announced recently the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice. There will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded to students throughout the state.

To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be an Indiana resident, be a current member of the association or a dependent child or grandchild of a current member of the association, attend an Indiana college or university, major in a law enforcement field and enroll as a fulltime student.

Applications are available from high school counselors, the sheriff’s office or by writing the Indiana Sheriff’s Association, 147 East Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-3608. Applications can also be downloaded at


Reception to honor Judy Smith

The YMCA of Southern Indiana invites the community to a celebration of service for Judy Smith from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, 301 Gospel Road, Charlestown. This is an open house so well-wishers can drop in at any time.

Smith will be recognized for her 27 years of service and dedication to the YMCA of Southern Indiana at the Child Development Center [Kids Square] in Charlestown. She has provided a safe, stimulating and, most importantly, caring environment where parents could go to work knowing that their children were in good hands. 

The public is invited to attend the celebration.