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Charlestown Library Summer Programs

The Charlestown-Clark County’s Public Library System is now enrolling in the Summer Book Babies (0-16 months), Tot-Time (17-35 months) Storyhour (3-5 years), and K-5th Grade Summer Arts programs. These programs will last four weeks in June starting June 7th.

For dates and times, see the library website at or call your local library branch – Charlestown Library at 812-256-3337, Sellersburg Library at 812-246-4493, Henryville Library at 812 -294-4246, New Washington Library at 812-293-4577 and Borden Library at 812-258-9041.

Impact100 meet and greet events

Impact defines the powerful result of women coming together to donate $ 1,000 each (or two of $ 500 each) and collectively select and award a large grant each year to support a transformation project in southern Indiana.

The amount that Impact100 Southern Indiana has given in its four years as a charitable organization in Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties underlines its name again. Since its first funding cycle in 2017, the nonprofit has given four organizations $ 343,000 in grants.

As the membership initiative continues in 2021, women are invited to attend one of four meet-and-greet events to raise awareness of the organization and encourage membership to increase this year’s grant back to $ 100,000. Last year’s social events to promote membership had to be canceled due to the pandemic, but “the generosity was enormous and $ 87,000 was raised for the 2020 grant,” said Marcia Bickers, President of the Impact100 Advisory Board.

The audience is invited to attend one of the four events this season and bring friends along. Each occasional gathering includes light refreshments, information on Impact100 (non-binding), and brief updates from various previous fellows about lives that are changed as a result of member donations. Several board members are present at each location, reservations are not required.

The events are:

• Thursday, May 13th, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Inspiring the Impact in Our Community takes place at 310 Spring St. in Jeffersonville. Owner Alan Muncy will receive guests and explain his business.

• Wednesday, May 19, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – ReMAX will host the annual Tailgate Mix and Mingle outside its office on 2123 Veterans Parkway in Jeffersonville.

• Saturday, June 5, 10 am to 12 pm – Saturday Morning Mimosas at The Exchange will be held at The Exchange, a restaurant on 118 W. Main St. in downtown New Albany.

• Wednesday, June 9th, 5pm to 6pm – Making a Sweet Impact welcomes guests to the White House Candy Company, 317 E. Chestnut St., Corydon.

In addition to membership events, Impact100 board members will host a water station on the Wine Walk in downtown Corydon on Saturday, June 19, between 1pm and 7pm.

For more information on Impact100 or membership, please visit educational program

University of Alabama student Alexander Nash from Floyds Knobs participated in the UA’s collaborative education program in the spring of 2021. Nash worked for Georgia Power, a southern company.

As part of the cooperative educational program, students alternate full-time study periods with full-time employment periods. This program provides work related to each student’s major academic or career interests.

During school time, students have regular course schedules. While working together, they work with professionals in their field who oversee their training and work. At work, cooperative students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable work experience. Participants maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester until graduation.

Shredding event

The annual shredding event at First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, 1506 Spring St., Jeffersonville is held on Saturday, June 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A plus shredder truck is parked in the church parking lot. Confidential papers, documents, old tax returns, hard drives and phones are accepted.

A minimum donation of $ 20. For more information, call 812-282-3802.