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December 3, 2012

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FLOYD COUNTY

Send a card to Jan Applegate

Jan Applegate, Children’s Department librarian for 43 years at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, retired Nov. 16. Her husband Bob was the architect who designed the library building.

While she did not want a public reception, the library staff is holding a card shower for her until Dec. 16. Anyone who would like to mail a card and express their best wishes for Jan’s retirement can mail them to: Jan Applegate, Children’s Department, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN, 47150.

NEW ALBANY

FMH sets fundraiser

Floyd Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a “Techno Mania” fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 in classrooms three and four in the Parish Education Center at the hospital, 1850 State St., New Albany.

Shoppers will find all kinds of affordable electronic items for sale including computers, gaming consoles, cameras, music players, Wii, Xbox, Playstation, iPod, new iPad, Tablets, Laptops and TVs and more. Besides finding that special Christmas gift, you will also be helping the auxiliary to fund the many hospital projects they have going.

For further information call Karen Langdon, 812-948-6734.

CLARK COUNTY

Tea Party group to meet

The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.

For more information, e-mail the group at clarkcountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

CHARLESTOWN

Auxiliary hosting bazaar Thursday

The Auxiliary at Charlestown Saint Catherine Regional Hospital, 2200 Market St. Charlestown, is having a Christmas bazaar and bake sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 6, in the hospital lobby.

There will be baked goods, gifts, and some gently used items for sale.

JEFFERSONVILLE

Advent program coming to church

An Advent on three consecutive Thursdays at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 321 E. Market St., Jeffersonville is offering to the community an introduction to the spiritual practice and meditative tool of the labyrinth.

A labyrinth is a path which leads to the center and which has many turns. Unlike a maze, there are no dead-ends or wrong turns. A labyrinth is active — it is slowly and prayerfully walking the path. For some it can be a time of meditation; others find it a time of centering, of calm and quiet and prayer. This centering is a way to receive God more deeply into our hearts and lives.

On Thursdays Dec. 6, 13 and 20, the public is invited to walk a sacred path at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. At 6:30 on those evenings, in St. Paul’s parish hall, Nancy Woodworth-Hill, co-pastor of St. Paul’s, will introduce the labyrinth (a walking meditation device) and various ways it can be engaged. From 7 to 8 p.m., participants will be able to walk/pray the labyrinth. For more information call 812-282-1108.  

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