News and Tribune

October 25, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Oct. 25

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JEFFERSONVILLE

Art project kicks-off today

Jeffersonville’s Art Council is scheduled to begin a public art project around the city today, Oct. 25.

A series of 11 utility boxes have been primed and will be painted as part of the council’s public art project.

On Saturday, city officials will be providing a trolley tour of those interested in the viewing the utility boxes being painted. The trolley tours will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and start at Jeffersonville City Hall, 500 Quartermaster Court, in Jeffersonville.



Learn more about foster parenting

Family Ark will host a free information meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent.

The meeting will be held at the lodge on the Family Ark campus at 101 Noah’s Lane, Jeffersonville.

Light snacks will be provided. Call 812-282-8479 or email mkarman@thefamilyark.org to register or for questions.



FLOYDS KNOBS

Church hosting community event

Scottsville Christian Church, 7857 Scottsville Road, Floyds Knobs, is hosting a community soup, chili and bean supper with euchre and corn toss tournaments beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church.

Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the church’s office at 812-923-5212.



NEW ALBANY

Author to sign books Saturday

Destinations Booksellers , 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, is sponsoring the only Southern Indiana appearance by K.B. Laugheed, author of the new historical novel, “The Spirit Keeper”

Laugheed will be available to sign copies of her book at the store from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.

“The Spirit Keeper” is a captivity narrative which begins in 1747 when a 17-year-old girl is removed from her frontier Pennsylvania home during an Indian massacre. As the terrified captive’s fate unfolds in the rich setting of an unexplored America, the novel becomes a great adventure, an irresistible romance and a poignant account of the universal struggle for understanding, which is why there’s something for everyone in this book.

Visit kblaugheed.com for more information on the author. For more information on the event, call Destinations Booksellers at 812-944-5116.



Learn more about weight loss

Physicians’ Medical Center’s Bariatric Program, 4023 Reas Lane, New Albany, will continue a free weight loss series through December. The program offers patients a choice in bariatric care. It focuses on helping qualified overweight individuals succeed in losing and maintaining significant long-term weight loss.

The sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 26, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 7 and 21.

For more information about weight loss surgery at Physician’s Medical Center, visit pmcindiana.com or contact Angie at 812-206-9509.



Southern gospel concert set

A Southern gospel concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Graceland Baptist Church, 3600 Kamer Miller Road, New Albany.

The concert will feature the Smith & Company Quartet along with former Graceland member Chyrell Lynn Sells. Chyrell now lives in Nashville and keeps a busy singing schedule there.

A free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 812-944-6448.



CLARKSVILLE

Safe driving class offered

AARP will hold its last Safe Driving Class of the year from noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Clarksville Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville.

The cost of this four hour course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The next time the course will be offered in Clarksville will be spring.

Classes are geared for people 50 and older and emphasize the how aging affects a person’s driving ability. Topics such as physical changes, rules of the road, driving on interstates, new car technology are covered through lecture, video and class discussion. Many auto insurance companies provide discounts for people who complete this course.

For more information or to register, call 812-944-4327.



CHARLESTOWN

Meet a llama at the library

The Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Road, Charlestown, will host “Llamas at the Library” program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 26.

There will be a reading of “Llama, Llama, Red Pajama” and craft time. A llama and an alpaca will make an appearance around 11:30 a.m..

This family friendly program is free and open to all. Registration is suggested due to space. Call 812-256-3337.