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Log cabins to open to visitors
The log cabins at the George Rogers Clark Home Site will be open to visitors beginning May 25 through Sept. 3. Hours of operation will be: Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cabin may be open other times; check the Falls of the Ohio State Park website and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.
The George Rogers Clark Home Site sits on nine acres overlooking the Falls of the Ohio at 1102 W. Harrison Ave. in Clarksville, and is part of the Falls of the Ohio State Park.
An early 19th century log cabin, similar to what General George Rogers Clark may have lived in between 1803 and 1809, was reassembled on the Clark Home Site in 2001. The site is part of the Falls of the Ohio State Park. For more information, and to make group reservations, call 812-280-9970.
AARP hosting driver safety class for seniors
AARP will be presenting its four hour Driver Safety Class, noon to 4 p.m., June 18, at the Clarksville Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville. The cost of the class is $12 for AARP Members and $14 for non members.
This class is designed for people 50 and older and covers many of the driving challenges that seniors encounter such as physical changes, rules of the road, new vehicle options and interstate highway driving. Some insurance companies give a discount to clients who complete this course.
To register or for more information call Patty at 812-944-4327. There are also classes scheduled for Aug. 21 and Nov. 9.
Artwork sought for Jeff Fest Art Show
The 16th annual Jeff Fest Art Show is seeking original artwork created by area artists within the past three years to display/sell June 9 at Preservation Station.
John Guenther, art professor emeritus from IU Southeast, will be judging the works for cash prizes. Artists from ages 16 and older may enter up to two pieces with an entry fee of $10 per piece. Space is limited and earlier entry forms take precedence. Entry deadline is June 1.
For more information call 812-282-4731.
Botanical society sponsoring picnic, plant sale
The Southern Indiana Botanical Society will sponsor an auction, picnic and plant sale, 5 to 8 p.m., May 24, at Perrin Park, 414 Perrin Lane, Jeffersonville.
The picnic is s free for those with individual or family memberships and a $5 charge for guests. Everyone is to bring a dish to serve 10. Meat, drinks and table service provided.
For more information call 812-923-3343.
Genealogical society to meet
The Southern Indiana Genealogical Society meeting will be at 7 p.m., June 7, in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany. Randi Richardson, South Central District Director for the Indiana Genealogical Society, will present “Pajama Genealogy.”
She will outline family history websites for researchers.
40 & 8 Club sponsoring luncheon
The 40 & 8 Club will sponsor a luncheon, from noon to 3 p.m., May 29, at the club, 221 Albany St., New Albany.
The luncheon cost $6 and will include country ribs or chicken, potato salad, baked beans and macaroni and cheese.
OLPH going back to the 1980s
Our Lady of Perpetual Help will be going back to the 1980s Saturday at the church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany.
From 8 p.m. to midnight, the band 100% Poly will perform. Beer and wine will be served. All proceeds will benefit the school’s eighth grade class.
For tickets call 502-817-7256.
Library hosting beach book sale
On Saturday, June 2, the Friends of the New Albany Library will hold their annual Beach Book Sale with a 50 percent discount on all paperback books in the mystery and fiction sections from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s Annex Building.
Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVD’s, paperbacks and CD’s; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; 10 cents for magazines and music cassette tapes; and 5 cents for vinyl records. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.