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Make pizza at the library
Join the Food for Thought Cookbook Group from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 in the staff lounge of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library.
Instructor Peggy Roberson will teach participants how to create pizza dough from scratch using six ingredients. Students will learn to mix and form a pizza crust. There will be samples to taste. Class size is limited, and registration is required. Call the References Services Desk at 812-949-3523 for additional information.
Repairs to close county roads
Some Floyd County roads will be closed next week for repairs.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5688 West Willis Road will be closed; from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 3001 Ridgewood Drive will be closed; and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, 5236 Georgetown-Greenville Road will be closed.
FMH to host Baby Fair
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services annual Baby Fair will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 25, at the hospital’s Paris Education Center.
The Baby Fair will feature door prizes, interactive booths with the latest baby gear, resources and information as well as tours of the hospital’s expanded and renovated birthing center. Parents can also watch demonstrations of 4-D ultrasound capabilities, infant and pregnancy massage and meet delivering physicians and pediatricians.
For more information call 1-800-476-8723 or visit www.floydmemorial.com/baby.
Church offering tutoring
The Crossing Christian Church, formerly located at 3602 Northgate Court, Suite 9, New Albany, will offer free tutoring to children grades kindergarten through 12 at its new location, 4025 Earnings Way, New Albany.
The sessions will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4. Advance registration will begin Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Thursday, Aug. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Contact Margaret Martin at 812-987-7493 or email email@example.com for more information or call the church at 812-725-8600.
St. Luke’s free picnic Sunday
St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, 329 Walnut St., Jeffersonville, will hold a free picnic and open house, from noon to 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, to celebrate the completion of renovations to the church following flooding in August 2009.
Food, games, activities, music and other entertainment will be provided. The public is invited.
For more information about the picnic, please contact Kelly Khuri at 502-296-4226 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting Artist Series at Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College will serve as host to The Arts Council of Southern Indiana’s Visiting Artist Series this fall. The show, titled Organics II, will feature work by Larry Beisler and will run Aug. 30 through Oct. 4.
Beisler is an accomplished stone sculptor and instructor. He has created work for the Louisville Ballet, Stage One and the Kentucky Opera. The Arts Council of Southern Indiana created the Visiting Artist series in an effort to provide venues for local artists to exhibit while fostering community involvement and interest in the arts.
An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 30, in the Pat Harrison School of Fine Arts and Design Gallery, located in Ogle Hall and is open to the public.
Beisler will also offer a public lecture and demonstration of his work Sept. 6 at 5:30 in the Center Quad (between Ogle and Pfau Halls). Ogle Hall is regularly open to the public Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Susan Mackowiak at 812-246-3301.
Underpants run to benefit KIDS
Louisville Ironman competitors, local runners and people who like to show off their underwear in public will join forces Aug. 25 for the fourth annual Louisville Underpants Run to benefit the KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies.
What started in 2009 as a way to raise money for the family of triathlete John Carr, who was killed ruing a race, now draws about 200 runners to the Louisville Waterfront as a fun way to benefit charitable causes.
This year’s recipient is The KIDS Center for Pediatric Therapies, an organization that sees more than 300 children a week who are facing challenges such as autism, Down syndrome, spina bifida and cerebral palsy.
Runners will meet at 11 a.m. on Aug. 25 at the Belle of Louisville landing for a 1.5 mile run or walk.
Participants may leave extra clothing they wear to the race and it will be safeguarded by organizers during the run.
Prizes will be awarded for the best underpants, biggest team participation, most colorful and most creative.
There is no pre-registration for this event. All participants are asked to make a donation of their choice and then join in the fun.