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May 29, 2012

News and Tribune briefs for May 29, 2012


City again offering Safety Town

Safety Town will begin its 43rd year of operation June 4, at Jeffersonville Fire Department’s Station No. 2.

Safety Town features safety classes and is designed for children ages 5 to 7. It is free and is sponsored by the Pilot Club of Jeffersonville, Jeffersonville Fire Station No. 2 and the city of Jeffersonville.  

Classes will meet for two hours, Monday through Friday. The first two sessions will begin June 4 and go through June 8. The last two sessions will be June 11 through June 15.

Safety Town classes are in the summer and provide a “real-town” environment where children learn the importance and the fundamentals of safety rules. The children are taught by a local licensed teacher, along with the firemen, police officers and other community professionals.

Spring dance is June 2

The Jeffersonville Evening Optimist Club will sponsor a spring dance, 8 to 11 p.m., June 2, at the Optimist Club, 61 Louise St., Jeffersonville.

The evening will feature Rob Brown and his keyboards of renown, plus Freddie Helm on the sax.

Admission is $5 at the door. Sodas and snacks will be available for purchase.


Crusade fundraiser set

The teen band Beyond Doubt will perform at a benefit for the WHAS Crusade for Children, 7 and 9 p.m., June 1, at the Henryville Community Center.


Friday movies return to the park

Summer movies are coming back to Charlestown’s Greenway Park beginning June 8 with Disney’s The Lion King.

Sponsored by the Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department, families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for Family Fridays  in the park. Movies will start at 9:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Park concessions will be available beginning at 7 p.m. and inflatables and other games for children will also be offered.


Genealogical meeting at library

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.

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