News and Tribune

October 12, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for Oct. 12, 2012



Students to sing at Gospel Celebration

Two of Southern Indiana’s top choral programs will present traditional and original gospel works in a concert featuring composer and guest clinician Roosevelt Escalante Jr.

Escalante, Morehead State University’s assistant director of choral activities, will join Jeffersonville’s Chamber Singers and New Albany High School Acappella Singers and Camerata Singers for New Albany’s 13th annual Gospel Music Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.

New Albany’s Acappella Singers and Camerata Singers will be joined by Jeffersonville’s Chamber Singers, to comprise the 140 singers presenting a program including six of Escalante’s original gospel compositions.

The 2012 Gospel Music Celebration will be in the New Albany High School Auditorium, 1020 Vincennes St. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door the evening of the performance.

More information is available by calling 812-542-8506.


Festival set for Saturday

The Sugar Maples Festival will return to downtown Jeffersonville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The festival is in the 100 block of West Maple Street.

The event has the feeling of a small town street festival while offering those who attend live entertainment, food offerings and shopping opportunities. More than 20 booths are set up in the block which is cordoned off to facilitate foot traffic.

Sorority holding yard sale

Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority will sponsor a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, under the carport at 38 Center St., Jeffersonville.

Delta Phi Chapter supports the Bliss House, Clark County Chapter of the American Red Cross and gives a scholarship each year to a JHS college bound senior.


Carnegie event at Harvest tent

From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, participants at the Carnegie Center Family Fun Workshop will be painting their own real miniature pumpkins to take home. No preregistration is necessary. Many other organizations will have activities in the Kids’ Tent as well. Admission to the Kids’ Tent, located next to the New Albany Amphitheater on the riverfront, is free.  

Call 812-944-7336 for directions or parking advice. The Family Fun Workshops are sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Albany.

Friends book sale at Harvest

From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will have a special book sale in the Harvest Homecoming Tent for Kids’ Day.

The Friends have been saving up mint-condition children’s books all year for this occasion and will be selling them at the low price of $1 or less. A limited amount of adult books will also be available.

Children ages 12 and younger can participate in a drawing for gift certificates to Destinations Booksellers of New Albany.

Public Rosary service at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Eighth and Spring streets, will participate in the Public Square Rosary at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Grotto entrance of the church.

St. Mary’s will be one of more than 7,000 rallies that will take place across the United States on that day.


Church hosting caregiver fair

Southern Indiana area caregivers are invited to a free event designed to provide encouragement and strength for the often difficult job of caring for older adults, 6 p.m., Oct. 29, at Graceland Baptist Church, 3600 Kamer-Miller Road, New Albany.

The featured speaker will be Lori Hogan, author of Strength for the Moment and co-founder of Home Instead Senior Care.


Church hosting chili supper

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 3465 Ind. 11, Lanesville, is having a chili supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The menu will include chili, bean soup and desserts. There is no charge for the meal but a free will offering will be accepted.

For more information call 812-952-2397.


Men sought for play

Auditions for the play, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Charlestown Public Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown.

Rose Island Playhouse is looking for dynamic young men 18 to 35 for these challenging and fun roles. Cold readings from the script. Performances in late January. Call Rhoda Meier, director, at 812-256-5105 for further information.