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December 7, 2012

NEWS AND TRIBUNE BRIEFS — For Dec. 8-9

CHARLESTOWN

City hosting first Christmas parade

The city of Charlestown is hosting its first Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The public is invited to line up along Market Street from Clark Road to Pike Street. There will be lots of lights and Christmas music from local businesses and organizations including The Charlestown Beautification Committee’s “Magical Traveling Christmas Float;” the Charlestown High School Band; Pleasant Ridge Elementary School; Jonathan Jennings Elementary; Charlestown Middle School; Charlestown Volunteer Fire Department; Charlestown Police Department and many more. The parade will leave Jonathan Jennings Elementary at 6 p.m. and proceed down the route.

NEW ALBANY

Develop a career action plan

If you know what you want to do for a living but don’t know how to get there, the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library Job Club is hosting a workshop on career planning.

The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the small meeting room. Reference Services Manager Paulette Gibbs will be the presenter. She will teach you how you to create a personalized employment map and break your career goals into manageable steps. Registration is required for this class.

For more information and to register for the workshop call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.

CLARKSVILLE

Program to come on river history

Ohio River historian Chuck Parrish will deliver a program on the history of steamboats and their affect on the Ohio River at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Drive, Clarksville.

The program will include viewing of a special DVD made for the 2011 Steamboat Bicentennial Celebration at the Rivers Institute at Hanover College. Parrish, who is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will answer questions from the audience afterward.

The program is free with interpretive center admission, which is $5 for visitors ages 19 and older and $2 for visitors ages 2 to 18.

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