News and Tribune

July 16, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For July 16


JEFFERSONVILLE

Fundraiser set for heart patient

A neighborhood stroller and bike event will be held for Chuck Robertson, a 37-year-old Jeffersonville resident who has been on a mechanical heart pump for the last 18 months while waiting for a transplant. With this device, there are still worries, many trips to see doctors and frequent stays in the hospital.

The heart fundraiser will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 18, leaving from Riverside Elementary School, 17 Laurel Drive, Jeffersonville. The rain date will be 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, The 2 to 5 mile walk or bike will be in Oak Park and Riverside subdivisions.

Please bring any amount for donation.

 

CHARLESTOWN

It’s a girl’s night at the library

Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown, will sponsor a “Girl’s Night Out” at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the library. 

The group will watch one of Nicholas Sparks’ popular movie adaptations. Feel free to bring a mother, a sister or friends.

To register, visit www.clarkco.lib.in.us or call 812-256-3337.

 

Church’s VBS program on tap

Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 8211 Stacy Road, Charlestown, will sponsor a vacation bible school from 6 to 8 p.m. nightly, July 22 through July 26, at the church. 

The theme will be Kingdom Chronicles. For more information, call 812-416-0329.

 

NEW ALBANY

NAHS class hosting fundraiser

The New Albany High School class of 1966 is holding a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Charlestown Road, New Albany.

Tell your server you would like 10 percent of your food purchase to go to the class of ’66. If you are a 1966 graduate, come join in and see who you may know. Proceeds go to the class’s 50th reunion.

 

Brain injury group to meet

The July meeting of the Southern Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Foundation will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the Education Conference Room at Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital, 3104 Blackiston Blvd., New Albany.

Survivors, family, friends or anyone else that has an interest are invited to come. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 502-819-2542.

 

Slavery focus of play

The Hanover College Rivers Institute Traveling Show will present “Nothing Stops This Train” at the Thursday, July 18, meeting of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. The play, set in Jefferson County, is the story of abolitionists John and Sarah Tibbets and a slave named Georgina who helped other slaves escape via the Underground Railroad.

Meeting time is 7 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. For more information about the society, visit http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~insigs/nextmeet.html.

 

SOUTHERN INDIANA

Golf Scramble to occur July 20

Right to Life of Southern Indiana announced its third annual four-person charity golf scramble at Wooded View Golf Course in Clarksville on Saturday, July 20. There is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served, followed by an awards presentation, and an auction of useful items following.

Golfers are invited to sign up as a foursome or individually to participate in this event that helps provide funding the K through 12 Value of Life contest, fair booth, newsletter and other activities in which the group promotes the sanctity of life.

To register or to sponsor, call 812-945-1116. Leave a message if there is no answer and the call will be returned. See more event details at rtlsoin.org.

 

LOUISVILLE

Jane Austen festival set

The sixth-annual Jane Austen Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and July 21, at Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville. 

Admission is $12. Visit jasna-louisville.com for more information.