> SOUTHERN INDIANA — JEFFERSONVILLE
Chocolate Stroll coming next week
Jeffersonville Main Street Inc., a nonprofit downtown revitalization organization, and the merchants of downtown Jeffersonville are hosting the third-annual Chocolate Stroll from 6 to 9 p.m., April 27, in Jeffersonville’s historic downtown district. The event features 18 different chocolate tasting stations located within the locally owned shops and restaurants and five live musical acts located along the historic district’s sidewalks.
Tickets are $10 and available for sale online at JeffMainStreet.org and at these shops: Choices/CCF, 437 Spring St., 812-283-6008; Schimpff’s Confectionery, 347 Spring St., 812-283-8367; The Springs Salon & Spa, 234 Spring St., 812-284-1226.
In support of our fellow Southern Indiana communities that suffered from the March tornadoes, $2 from every ticket sold will be dedicated to help with tornado recovery efforts. All event participants must stop by the registration table, located inside the Glossbrenner Garden at the corner of Spring and Chestnut streets on the day of the event. Online ticket-purchasers should present their PayPal receipt at the registration table.
City holding open house
The city of Jeffersonville will hold an open house at City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26.
The public is invited to tour the building and meet the mayor, city council, clerk, judge and city department heads. Refreshments will be served in the mayor’s conference room. For more information, call 812-285-6400.
Learn more about Earth Day
In recognition of this year’s Earth Day on Sunday, Tavia Cathcart and Sharon Receveur, the authors of “Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest,” will have a book presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 23, at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library, 211 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville
There will be copies of their book available for purchase. For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org
Book club to talk classics
Classic Thursdays — a new book club geared toward discussing the masterpieces of classic literature, sponsored by the Sellersburg Library, will meet from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Thursday, April 26, at the Sellersburg Library, 430 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg.
The book for discussion in April is “The Hound of the Baskervilles” — featuring Sherlock Holmes. This free program is open to all.
Get your plate in shape Saturday
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host “Get Your Plate In Shape” at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21.
Due to a change in American Dietary Guidelines, Stephany Gholston, registered dietitian from the YMCA of Southern Indiana, will be providing instruction on what foods from each food group are now recommended to build a healthy plate. Participants will have the opportunity to watch one of their favorite snack foods, get a healthy makeover and try a sample.
For additional information contact the Reference Services Desk at 812-949-3523.
Benefit dinner for family set
A benefit dinner and silent auction for Edgar and Julie Zuluaga, along with their children, Isaac and Isabel will be April 28, at Navilleton Activity Center, 6924 Scottsville-Navilleton Road, Floyds Knobs. Doors open at 5 p.m. for bids on silent auction items. A hot buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost for adults is $18, children 6-12, $8 and children 5 and under, free.
The Zuluaga family is working in a rural, mountainous region in Colombia, South America. The area was greatly affected by the violence, terrorism and drug trafficking in the country. Their vision is two-fold. Their first ministry goal is to plant churches in every community throughout this coastal region. Secondly, they plan to build a multipurpose ministry center self-sustained by agriculture and livestock production.
Dress casual and bring the family. Call 812-951-3316 for tickets.
CASA hosting training
April is National Prevent Child Abuse Month and CASA — The Voice of Clark County's Children, a Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, will be hosting free training using the Realityworks mannequins (aka Joan’s Babies) on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Drug Addicted Babies and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
The training from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Clarksville Branch Library, 1312 Eastern Blvd. in Clarksville, will be taught by Lisa Kiser of The Scott County Partnership and Prevent Child Abuse, Scott County Council, Inc. There will also be a free training on Infant Safe Sleep from the Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation. RSVP by calling 812- 285-0743.