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Back-to-school jam set for Friday
Jeffersonville-Metro Parents In Education Group will sponsor a Back to School Jam from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Jeffersonville High School, 2315 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, in the school cafeteria.
Admission is free and refreshment, door prizes, backpacks and school supplies will be given away. To RSVP or for additional information call 502-345-0587.
Redevelopment board to meet
Jeffersonville’s Redevelopment Authority will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. The meeting will be in the Mayor’s Conference Room, on the second floor of City Hall, at 500 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville.
A Redevelopment Commission meeting that was rescheduled will follow at 6 p.m. in the same location.
Cookout to benefit stroke survivors
Southern Indiana Rehab Hospital will host a community cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 to raise resources for the 17th Annual Stroke Camp. Proceeds from the event will help support the cost of participation for campers who have suffered a stroke.
Meal tickets are $6 per person and must be purchased no later than Monday, Aug. 6. The menu for this year’s cookout includes: grilled chicken quarters, red potato salad, baked beans, desserts and drinks. Carry-out is available. The event will be at SIRH, 3104 Blackiston Blvd. in New Albany.
This year’s camp is Sept. 27 to 29 at the Country Lake Christian Retreat Center in Henryville. To purchase tickets for the luncheon call 812-941-6154. For more information about Stroke Camp, visit sirh.org.
Miss Harvest Homecoming pageant Saturday
The 2012 Miss Harvest Homecoming Scholarship Pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Floyd Central High School’s auditorium.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Children younger than 2 are free,
Miss Harvest Homecoming 2011 Paige Conrad and Outstanding Teen Lauren McNeeley will be featured as will 2012 Miss Indiana MerrieBeth Cox.
New Little Free Library open
A new Little Free Library has been set up in front of the home at 3909 St. Joseph Road, New Albany. Available among the about 25 books are children’s and adventure books, National Geographic and a cookbook.
Little Free Libraries are intended for people to borrow and share books for free. Visit littlefreelibrary.org for more information.
“Drinking with the Dead” set for Saturday in New Albany
Local author and historian Gregg Seidl will be back to his haunting ways Saturday, as he will host the tour “Drinking with the Dead” in downtown New Albany.
Habana Blues, The Irish Exit and the New Albanian Brewing Co. will be among the stops on the tour, which begins at 7 p.m. at Hugh E. Bir’s and is limited to participants who are at least 21 years of age.
Seidl, author of “Wicked New Albany,” hosts multiple tours related to what he calls the dark side of the city’s past. Like his book, Seidl’s tours touch on infamous murders and grisly acts that have occurred in New Albany, some in the establishments that “Drinking with the Dead” will stop at.
Tickets for the event are $10, which doesn’t include food or drink purchases at the stops. For tickets or more information, call 812-948-1195. You can also email Seidl at email@example.com.
Friends to host book sale
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, the Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will hold a book sale in the library’s annex building to celebrate Louis Armstrong’s birthday.
All books in the music, art and poetry section will be discounted by 50 percent and music CDs will sell for a quarter, music cassette tapes for a nickel. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for videos, DVDs and paperbacks; 25 cents for audio book cassette tapes; and 10 cents for magazines. Children’s books are available at prices of $1 or less.
Square Dance Club open house
Sunnyside Solos Square Dance Club will be hosting an open house from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and 17 at Grant Line United Methodist Church, 4810 Grant Line Road, New Albany.
Anyone interested in learning to square dance is encouraged to attend. Classes will begin in early September. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 502-931-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.