> SOUTHERN INDIANA — JEFFERSONVILLE
Come out and jam Saturday
There’s a jam near 10th and Spring streets in Jeffersonville, but not the kind you might be imagining. Once a month, people come together to play some music, meet other players and participate in an old time “jam” at Jeff Guernsey’s Conservatory of Music, at 1120 Spring St.
Debbie DuPree leads the group through traditional fiddle tunes, and more contemporary tunes as requested by attendees. People of varied skill levels come to play songs they know and some they don’t. DuPree is an instructor at the music school where she offers lessons on several instruments.
The jam is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, but donations are accepted. Call 812-284-4428 or find the Conservatory on Facebook.
Jensen will speak at library
To celebrate National Library Week, first time novelist Nancy Jensen will make an appearance from 6 to 7:30 tonight, April 12, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville.
Jensen’s talk will center on her November release, “The Sisters,” which was inspired in part by her own grandmother. “The Sisters,” which opens in the year 1927, is about Bertie and Mabel, two sisters living in the poverty stricken town of Juniper, Ky.
There will be copies of Jensen’s book available for purchase. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org.
Hospital hosting weight loss program
Clark Memorial Hospital Bariatric Weigh Loss Program will host a free information seminar about gastric banding weight loss at 6:30 tonight, April 12, in the Kathyrn Raines Education and Conference Center at the hospital.
Physicians will present information on obesity and the laparoscopic gastric banding procedure as well as information about the follow-up program for patients offered at Clark Memorial.
The seminar is free, but seating is limited so reservations are requested. For more information, call 812-283-2087.
Tea Party to meet tonight
The Clark County Tea Party invites the public to the group’s next meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. tonight April 12, at Silver Creek Middle School, 495 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.
Guest speaker will be Les Naiman, radio talk show host of the “Voice of Liberty,” heard at 5 p.m. on Sundays on 970 AM WGTK.
For more information, please email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student ministry hosting dinner
The Crossing Christian Church’s 24-7 Student Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner and movie night Saturday, April 14, to raise funds for its annual trip to Wilmore, Ky., for the three-day Ichthus Christian Music Festival.
The fundraiser will consist of a spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, dessert and drink served by the youth and feature the movie “We Bought A Zoo” for $10 for adults and $5 for children [10 and younger].
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the movie directly following. This is a family-friendly event and will be at the church, 3602 Northgate Court, Suite 9, New Albany.
To reserve tickets, contact Sandy Sorrells at 502-693-3480 or email@example.com or Chris Wheeler at 812-701-0601 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For directions to the church, or for more information about the Crossing, visit its website at www.crossingna.com.
Ivy Tech hosting open house
Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana, 8204 Ind. 311, Sellersburg, will host an open house event for all incoming new students for the summer and fall semesters of 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 19 on the Sellersburg campus.
Students will learn about the admissions process, active student life opportunities, financial aid, degree programs and more.
For more information, contact Meredith Wright at email@example.com or 812-246-3301, ext 4315.
40 & 8 Club hosting open house
The 40 & 8 Club of New Albany will sponsor an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the clubhouse, 100 block of Albany Street, New Albany.
A chicken and dumpling dinner or pork loin dinner will be served for $6 per person.
Cemetery restoration event set
If you are interested in learning more about cemetery restoration, join the Floyd County Cemetery Restoration Team from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 21 at Old Salem Cemetery, near Georgetown, for restoration demonstrations and hands on learning. Participants can come for all or part of the day.
The Floyd County Cemetery Restoration Team is a newly formed group whose mission is to locate, restore and record information about the older and forgotten cemeteries in Floyd County.
Those interested in learning more about the Floyd County Restoration Team can contact Barbara J. Zoller at 812-949-7150 or firstname.lastname@example.org.