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Welcoming group to meet
New Friends and Neighbors of Southern Indiana will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. Newcomers to the area are welcome. Call Carolyn Ledford at 812-949-6021 for meeting location and information.
Candidates featured at dinner
The Save Our Knobs 18th-annual potluck dinner will be Thursday, Sept. 20 at A Nice Restaurant, 404 LaFollette Station, Floyds Knobs.
Members and friends are invited to bring a dish and gather at 6 p.m. for check-in and conversation. The potluck dinner, with fried chicken and drinks provided by the organization, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The program at 7 p.m. features candidates for state and county offices. Each candidate will make a brief presentation to be followed by questions and comments from the audience. The evening will end with a drawing for door prizes.
Save Our Knobs is a grass roots organization dedicated to helping preserve the beauty of Floyds Knobs and rural Floyd County. SOK keeps residents informed of important decisions affecting Floyd County and encourages participation in public meetings.
Learn to make gift boxes at library
The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will host an event — Gift Boxes from Greeting Cards — a free class from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the small meeting room.
Learn how to make a gift box from greeting cards. This is a great way to use up Christmas and birthday cards.
To register, call 812-949-3523. Space is limited.
Hour of Power hosting revival
The Hour of Power Mission, 108 W. Main St., New Albany, will hold a revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Sept. 20 through Sept. 23.
The Rev. Allan Hunt, of Williamsburg, Ohio, formerly of Lanesville, will be speaking each evening.
Lunch and Learn coming Tuesday
From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, Anne Allen, Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast, will present the program “Person and Position: Elite European Portraiture from Holbein to Vigée-Lebrun,” in conjunction with the Carnegie Center’s current exhibit, Painted Portraits: City/Self, on display through Oct. 20.
This talk will focus on the depictions of rulers and other important members of European society from the Late Renaissance until the Rococo. It will consider the context of elite portraiture, the messages encoded in these works, and stylistic evolution. Participants can bring a lunch. Drinks are provided. This program is free, but registration is required. Call 812-944-7336.
Items to be presented to museum
Local descendants of one of the earliest steamboat pioneers, Daniel French, are donating a rare trove of original books and manuscripts — some more than 200 years old — to the Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville. Descendants of Daniel French, who operated one of Jeffersonville’s earliest boatyards and whose steamboat Enterprize made the first upstream voyage from New Orleans to Pittsburgh in 1815, will present the collection to the museum at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The collection — about 45 items, including a patent issued by President James Madison — traces the history of the Ohio Valley from the Founding Fathers to the first class at Jeffersonville High School.
Danger run set to start
Every Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 through Oct. 27, Lowe’s, 1350 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville, will sponsor Danger Run, the largest and most popular ghost run road rally driving game in America played during the Halloween season. Automobile bound participants go through a series of rhyming and often humorous limerick clues to two world-famous haunted attractions in the Louisville area.
The cost is $18.95 per person and includes admission to two haunted attractions.
For more information contact Joe Bulleit at 800-771-9750.
Church hosting annual pig roast
Sellersburg United Methodist Church, 226 N. New Albany St., Sellersburg, will hold its annual pig roast dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the church fellowship hall.
Tickets are available from church members or by calling the church office at 812-246-2502.
The meal for adults includes genuine pork barbecue, choice of two — potato salad, slaw or baked beans, brownie and a drink. The children’s meal includes hot dog, chips, brownie and a drink. Adult tickets are $10 and children’s tickets are $4. A drive-thru will be available for carry-out dinners in front of the church.
There will also be a bake sale of pies, cakes and cookies. A drawing for a $200 gift card will be held at the closing of the dinner.
Proceeds from the pig roast will go toward new flooring for the church fellowship hall.