NEWS AND TRIBUNE
Red Cross hosting special drive
The Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross is sponsoring a special community blood drive in honor of Dylan Wiseman from 1 to 5 p.m. today, Friday, July 26, at two locations, the Red Cross Bloodmobile at Nelson’s Garage, 204 W. Court Ave., Jeffersonville or the Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1805 East Eight St., Jeffersonville.
On Sunday, July 28, the blood drive will continue in Dylan’s honor, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the Bloodmobile at Jeffersonville Seventh Adventist Church, 426 E. Maple Street, Jeffersonville.
Dylan is a 2-year-old Jeffersonville resident who suffers from apastic anemia.
Learn more about the Belle
The River Ramblings educational lecture series will be presented by Capt. Kevin Mullen, former master of the Belle of Louisville at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 East Market St., Jeffersonville.
The program will be “Belle of Louisville, 28 years of Memories and Magical Moments.”
Admission is $5 per person and proceeds benefit museum operating fund. For more information contact the museum at 812-283-3728 or visit steamboatmuseum.org
Clarksville Community Schools will host a back-to-school night for all schools Tuesday, July 30; grades K to 4 will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and grades 5 to 12 will be from 6 to 7 p.m.
The night will give parents and students the opportunity to meet the teachers as well as become familiar with the buildings, lockers and more.
Classes begin classes Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huber’s to host balloon glow
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant will hold its first Balloon Glow & Craft Show on Saturday, July 27, at the facility’s Barnyard, 2421 Engle Road.
The craft show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., with a balloon glow to follow at dark, around 9 p.m. Admission to this family-oriented event is $5 per person. A portion of the proceeds will go to the WHAS Crusade for Children.
A variety of local artisans will have their wares for sale during the craft show at the Barnyard. Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians Higher Ground from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by headliner The Juggernaut Jug Band from 5 to 9 p.m.
The event will feature a beer garden for adults 21 and over, as well as a grill area featuring hot dogs, brats, sausages, chips and beverages available for purchase.
For more information, call 812-923-5255 or visit joehubers.com
Dispose of unwanted pesticides
An Indiana Pesticide Clean Sweep Project designed to collect and dispose of unwanted pesticides is being sponsored by the Office of Indiana State Chemist. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.
This disposal service is free of charge up to 250 pounds per participant. A $2-per-pound fee will be assessed on top of that.
Participants must fill out a Pesticide Clean Sweep Planning Form by Monday, July 29, and return it to Kevin Neal at the OISC. Forms are available from the Clark County Extension office at the fairgrounds.
For additional information, call 812-256-4591 or email Extension Educator Dave Hynes at email@example.com to receive a form.
In conjunction with the Clean Sweep program, the fairgrounds will host a used oil collection the same day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 812-256-2330, ext. 110 for more information. On farm oil, pickup will be available for those making an appointment before the collection day.
Take a trip to Cedar Farm
Have you heard about Cedar Farm in Laconia? Would you like to visit the only antebellum plantation-like property in Indiana?
The public is invited to a program Thursday, Oct. 10 at Cedar Farm — the only antebellum plantation-type property in Indiana — that includes transportation from Jeffersonville to Cedar Farm and return with lunch serves. The cost for the entire day — lunch, transportation, and program is $50 per person.
You also can join the Southern Indiana Minority Enterprise Initiative at its third-annual conference, “A Progressive Journey through Indiana History,” which will be held Oct. 9-11.
For more information, contact Clark County historian Jeanne Burke at 812-256-4685 or email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, July 30.
Learn more about square dancing
Sunnyside Solo’s Square Dance Club will be hosting open houses at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.
A variety of delicious melons will be served Aug. 2. On Aug. 16, guests will make their own ice cream sundaes.
Anyone interested in square dancing can come to an open house and try it for free. The open houses will b held at Wesley Chapel-Grant Line Church, 4810 Grant Line Road, New Albany. For more information, call 812-945-0878.
Back-to-School Bash set
Park Christian Church, 2231 Green Valley Road, is hosting a Back-to-School Bash from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.
All youth are invited to attend and enjoy bouncing in inflatables, making giant bubbles, playing games like tug-of-war, face painting, puppet performances and more. Along with games, there will be music, hot dogs and popcorn.
Sample Zumba sessions will be provided for adult and youth participation or viewing. Various community activities and services will also be represented to provide information of available assistance and upcoming events.
For more information, contact Park Christian Church at 812-944-9475.