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Library hosting intercambio
Would you like to practice speaking Spanish? The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is having a intercambio from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday beginning Feb. 3, in the small meeting room on the lower level of the library. The program will run through May 19.
There will be a bilingual facilitator there who will assist with communication. There will be questions in English and Spanish to help build vocabulary and help with ideas for topics of conversation as well as Spanish/English dictionaries. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet and a pen or pencil for note taking.
Peters to talk Underground Railroad at library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is hosting the monthly Midday Meet & Mingle at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Strassweg Auditorium.
Pam Peters, author of “the Underground Railroad in Floyd County” will discuss the Underground Railroad in Floyd County. She will talk about where did runaway slaves go once they reached the river’s edge on Indiana soil, how did they get out of the Southern Indiana area and who helped them?
Coffee and donuts will be served.
New fertilizer rules to be discussed
Farmers already know that large confined feeding operations must comply with Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s fertilizer rules. And most know that new fertilizer rules from the Office of the Indiana State Chemist come into effect on Feb. 16, 2013. But what are the new rules? Who do the rules apply to? How will your farm be impacted? Purdue Extension will answer those questions with a discussion of the new fertilizer rules, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, at the Clark County Extension office, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown. Discussion topics will include the new fertilizer rule, a mini bulk rule update, and a talk on measuring pesticides correctly. Dessert and coffee will be served. Private applicator recertification credits are available. There is no cost to attend the session, but those wishing to receive PARP credit need to bring $10 and their licenses.
Please register by calling the Extension office at 812-256-4591. For more information, contact Extension Educator Dave Hynes at the Extension office or email email@example.com
St. Marks health fair Feb. 23
St. Marks United Church of Christ, 222 E. Spring St., New Albany, will host its fifth-annual Neighborhood Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday, Feb. 23.
This community event provides health and wellness services for adults and children at no cost. Free vision screenings and eyeglasses provided by EDGE Outreach/WaterStep Ministries and the Lions Club; flu shots; blood pressure and blood sugar screenings by Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services; haircuts, chiropractic screenings, chair massages, women's health education, literacy and social service resources will also be available at no cost during the fair.
Refreshments will be served all day, with a free hot meal served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bilingual interpreters will be available.
For more information, please call St. Marks at 812-945-2569.
Brighter Day chili supper Feb. 9
Brighter Day Anderson Temple, 1755 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chili supper, with various types of chili, desserts, cake auction, music, chili cook-off and much more, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Feb. 9, at the church.
General admission is $7. For more information call 812-282-3922.
Salvation Army Bed & Bread Gala Feb. 8
The Salvation Army Southern Indiana has scheduled its Bed & Bread Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 8, at the Indiana University Southeast Hoosier Room.
The evening will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Live music will be provided by Jamey Aebersold and the speaker will be Kevin Harned of WAVE-3. There will be both a silent and live auction.
Tickets are $75 each and available at The Salvation Army, 2300 Green Valley Road, New Albany. Call 812-944-1018 for more information.
LSI Breakfast Series begins Feb. 21
Leadership Southern Indiana Breakfast Series will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Feb. 21, at Ivy Tech Community College, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg. The breakfast will be in the Community Room of the Horseshoe Foundation Assembly Center in Ogle Hall.
Indiana Youth Institute President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz will share his inspiring and informative message about youth development and academic achievement. He will present a snapshot of how youth are fairing in Southern Indiana communities and insights on IYI’s initiatives to boost high school graduation rates, increase the number of mentoring relationships across Indiana, and promote career and college planning for children and parents. In addition, he will discuss how IYI builds the capacity of Indiana’s youth workers and youth-serving agencies to ensure kids have access to high-quality programs that can play a vital role in children growing into happy, healthy and productive adults.
The cost for active LSI alumni and area students is $23 and $28 for the general public. Please register by Friday, Feb. 8. Pay online or mail payment to LSI, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN 47172. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-246-6574 for more information.
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