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Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 12:10 am | Updated: 5:55 pm, Wed Jul 30, 2014.


Shake your booty at BUTI class

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a BUTI  program, 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, July 16 through Aug. 20, at the Clarksville Community Center, 2311 Sam Gwin Drive, Clarksville. The cost is $60 per student.

BUTI is not only physically and cardiovascularly challenging, it is mind-opening. BUTI utilizes various dance movements from a variety of tribal-based dance styles including Brazilian Baile Funk, Miami Booty Dance, Hip-Hop, Crunk, African Tribal, and Arabic Tribal and seamlessly connects these dance styles into power yoga sequences for the ultimate fitness experience. In addition to the physical benefits, BUTI helps its students break through barriers of self-esteem. BUTI is freeing, often helping students undergo a complete self-transformation. Emotional breakthrough, coupled with an obvious change in body tone and decrease in body fat, leads to an overall life change. Visit for more information. Students should bring a bottle of water and a towel.

Fro more information call Clarksville Parks at 812-283-5313.



Open exhibits at the fair

The Clark County 4-H Fair will again be offering Open Class Exhibition classes. Categories offered include woodcraft, basic craft, fine arts, needlecraft, photography, foods (cakes, pies and candy), scrapbooking, garden, Christmas at the Fair, flowers and flower arrangement, sewing and quilting.

An entry fee of $5 per entry per category is required. Each exhibitor is limited to two entries in the same category, but may exhibit in as many categories as they desire. Eligible participants must be 19 years of age or older and not a 4-H member or a professional. Any item that has been previously exhibited at the fair is ineligible for exhibit again. Articles made for competition must have been made by the exhibitor.

Entries are to be checked in on July 11 from 4 to to 7 p.m. (other than foods, which will be entered July 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.) in the community building at the 4-H fairgrounds. 

To request an entry form, call the Clark County Extension Office at 912-256-4591 or go online at


Showcase of Fashions at fairgrounds this weekend

The annual Showcase of Fashions, sponsored by the Clark County Extension Homemakers and Purdue Extension, is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 6, in the Community Building at the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

The contest is for individuals who sew and are interested in competing at the county and state level. The state contest is held in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair which is held in August each year.

The Showcase is open to all Clark County residents in a variety of categories. The categories are no longer divided by age. However, there is a special county category for seamstresses under the age of 18. The divisions are nonprofessional and professional seamstresses. Garments modeled must have been made after Sep. 1, 2012.

Call 812-294-4087 or 812-256-4591 for more information.


Library to host ‘Girls’ Night Out’

Charlestown Library, 51 Clark Rd., Charlestown, will sponsor a “Girls’ Night Out,”, 6 p.m., July 22, at the library. 

The group will watch one of Nicholas Spark's popular movie adaptations. This recent release will be a sure hit for a girl's night out. Feel free to bring a mother, a sister or friends.

To register visit or call 812-256-3337.



Workshop and concert at library

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is presenting a free concert and workshop on Saturday, July 13, by the Corydon Dulcimer Society. The workshop, from 3 to 4 p.m., will be in the Applegate Room and the concert will follow at 4:15 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium.

The musicians of the Corydon Dulcimer Society play a variety of acoustic instruments including the guitar, violin, banjo and mandolin. The workshop is for people wanting to learn to play the dulcimer, and instruments will be provided.

Beginners are welcome but must  be at least 10 years old. Space is limited so registration is required. Call the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.


New Albany Independence Day celebration

New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan is inviting everyone to the 2013 Independence Day Festival at the New Albany Amphitheater Wednesday, 5 p.m., July 3.  This festival is a family-friendly event to help celebrate the July 4th holiday. This year's event will feature live music, food, drinks and fireworks. The event is free to all, so be sure to grab your blankets or lawn chairs and come join in the fun. Fireworks are set to begin at 9:45 p.m.


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