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May 21, 2012

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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.

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