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November 8, 2013

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D*A*S*H veterans tribute and 5k run/walk

When: 9:15 a.m. [veteran’s tribute]; 5k at 9:30 a.m., Saturday

Where: Warder Park, corner of Spring Street and Court Avenue, Jeffersonville  

Sponsored by Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. nonprofit downtown revitalization. This is a fast, flat course with six turns. Start on Spring Street near Court Avenue and proceed south; turn left onto Market Street; turn right onto Walnut Street; turn right onto Riverside Drive; turn right onto Market Street; turn left onto Walnut Street; turn left onto Court Avenue; finish is on Court Avenue near Warder Park. This course is subject to change due to road construction. More information, call 812-283-0301

Governor’s Ball

When: 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday

Where: Knight’s of Columbus Hall, 809 E. Main St., New Albany

Cost: $20

Party Like it is 1813: New Albany’s Living History Committee will host its fifth event in a year-long bicentennial celebration of the founding of New Albany in 1813 with the Governor’s Ball. The Governor’s Ball refers to Indiana’s first governor, Jonathan Jennings, who lived in Charlestown. It is believed that as he made his way from Charlestown to Corydon for his inauguration, he stopped in New Albany where the citizens hosted a ball in his honor. The re-enactment of the ball will include historic music and dances called by Tom & Toni Tumbusch of Cincinnati. Historic clothing from any time period can be worn or modern formal attire is welcome. A free dance practice session will be held at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall from 1 to 2 p.m. on the day of the ball. Snacks and beverages will be available during the evening. Tickets may be purchased for $20 per person by calling Patty Hughes at 812-945-7601.

Family Fun Workshop: Tin Can robots (Bring a tin can)

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: Carnegie Center For Art & History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany

Cost: Free

Free drop-in family art workshop held the second Saturday of each month. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2 to12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive no later than 11:30 a.m.; call 812-944-7336 to register.

8th Annual Kirkin’ O the Tartans

When: 10 a.m. Sunday

Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main St., New Albany

Cost: Free

St. Paul’s, along with the Scottish Society of Louisville, hosts its 8th Annual Kirkin’ O the Tartans. A piper and drummer herald the entrance of the clans into the sanctuary. During the regular service of Holy Communion, The Beadle of the pronounces a special blessing of the clans. A Scottish style luncheon will be served after the service. Why do we celebrate clans and tartans? The American Episcopal Church got its start after the Revolutionary War  with help from the Scottish Episcopal Church. Since America no longer had ties to the Church of England, we needed the Scottish bishops to pass the apostolic ordination to our American bishops. In Scotland the clansmen demonstrated true brotherhood and the clan was the family. The tartan is a symbol of this love and togetherness. In our Kirkin’ service, we remember ancient times, as well as past and present kith and kin, while asking God’s help and blessings in the future.

IU Southeast Concert Choir & Community Chorus

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, 4201 Grant Line Road

Cost: $8 for adults, and $5 for students, seniors, IU Southeast faculty & staff

Part of the IU Southeast Music Series. Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office or by calling 812-941-2525. []

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