Midtown Street Fair and Music Festival – Sept 19th
8:00am: THE COLORDASH 5K—the World’s Most Colorful 5K:

Begins and ends at Cardinal Ritter Park 1218 E. Oak Street New Albany, IN 47150. Packet pickup: 8:00 AM Dash begins at: 10:00AM. A family-friendly, untimed 5K, who welcomes all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. Start white (we provide the Tee), and at each kilometer add blue, sprinkle green, splash yellow, spray orange, and finish strong in pink. Benefits: Midtown Spirit Outdoor Classroom and Life Lab.

9:00am: REDEEM THE DREAM—3 on 3 Basketball Clinic and Tournament: Bring your best 3 players and help us mentor those less fortunate! T-shirts, trophies and awards.

10:00am: KIDTOWN will kick off at 10AM and is for children of all ages, Family Friendly Entertainment, Food, Games. Sponsored by Midtown Commons and Midtown Ministries—is a place for friends and neighbors to grab a coffee and begin meaningful conversations which lead to life-change at our café’. Our desire is for Christ-followers to help provide hope and encouragement to each person who comes to the café.

11:00am: The MIDTOWN STREET FAIR at the Corner of 13th & Oak St. in New Albany kicks off at 11AM This Free Event includes: Family Friendly Entertainment, Food, Games and Music.  Sponsored by St. John Presbyterian, Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation and Home of the Innocents.

12:00pm: The HOPE MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off at Noon and will bring focus through its music to our unique Midtown area of town, highlighting its diverse and full history, encourage the patronage of our businesses, and provide an experience we can all enjoy and participate in. We hope to expand on the successes of 2013 and 2014, and improve the overall experience for everyone by getting the surrounding neighborhoods and community organizations more involved. Sponsored by Clean Socks Hope.

This is an All Day Family Friendly Event with entertainment, food, games and music.

For additional information please visit http://www.cleansockshope.org/


Hartman Dental 5K Run/Walk – September 19th

Hartman Dental invites you to register for the 5K Run/Walk. Registration will be accepted at the New Albany Amphitheater at 8:00am and the race will begin at 9:00am. Proceeds go to the Norton Cancer Institute Pat Harrison Resource Center and the Jan Loi Memorial Endowment Fund.

Click here for more information and registration details.


Opening soon in the Underground Station
New Albany Massage Therapeutics is currently located at 720 Rolling Creek Drive Suite 104, New Albany, IN 47150. They will be moving to downtown New Albany at 37 Bank Street (Underground Station) in the fall of 2015. Appointments can be scheduled by phone, email, or text. Contact them for our current rates and additional information by visiting www.newalbanymassage.com.

Welcome Green Earth Outdoors to the Underground Station Green Earth Outdoors provides turnkey personalized sustainable adventure travel for families; experience-based wilderness trips for academic groups, youth organizations, private groups and corporate teams; organizational development; family programs; and outdoor skills training. They offer trips to unique natural destinations across North America and can also provide informative, fun-filled day trips and weekend outings to local Midwest destinations in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Their online store and rental departments provide useful, top-quality, and environmentally friendly essentials to properly equip our customers to pursue their outdoor passions. More information on Green Earth Outdoors and their new location in Downtown New Albany will be added as it becomes available!


Downtown Farmers Market – September 19th
Visit the Downtown New Albany Farmers Market from 8:00am – 1:00pm on Saturday and Wednesdays from 4pm – 7pm. The New Albany Farmers Market features vendors that have locally grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods as well as crafts (soaps, candles, etc), local artists, and not for profit organizations. Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region. The Farmers Market is located in downtown New Albany, Indiana on the corner of Bank and Market Streets at 202 East Market Street.

Book Sale at the Library – September 19th
The Friends of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library will have a book sale highlighting music, art, and poetry. In celebration of singer and author Trisha Yearwood’s birthday, all books in the Music, Art & Poetry section will be discounted by 50%. The book sale will take place on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s Annex Building. Regular prices are $1 for hardbacks; 50 cents for paperbacks, CDs and VHS movies; and 10 cents for magazines and pamphlets. For a detailed description of each book sale, please e-mail friends@nafclibrary.org.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month – September 19th
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library with a fiesta for all ages. The library will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Strassweg Auditorium. The event will feature free food from various Latin American countries, lively music, games and activities for children, door prizes, and a piñata. September is Hispanic Heritage Month because several Latin American countries gained their independence in this month. Interested guests are invited to drop by for an afternoon of fun. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is also introducing a new program called Hispanic Connection at the Library. Lillian G. Rose from Hispanic Connection of Southern Indiana will be at the library every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month to offer personalized consultation and guidance to Hispanic individuals on various topics, including English language study (ESL), health services and preventative health information, high school equivalency training, and more. Office hours are every 2nd Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and every 4th Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the ALC Room. Rose’s services will vary on a daily basis depending on guests’ individual requests and needs. No registration is required and guests can visit at any time during office hours. For more information, please contact Lori Eskridge at 812-949-3523.

St. Paul’s Parlor Stories – September 20th
Sheila Joyce Strunk will be signing copies of her memoir, Sweet Evening Breeze and other Kentucky Characters, Communities and Chronicles on Sunday, September 20 at 2:30 PM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1015 E. Main St. New Albany. The event will feature readings from her book by well-known Louisville actors; Roger Fristoe, Robbie Morgan, and Melissa Combs. Sheila and her husband, Ken Pyle, will also be reading stories and performing songs from the book. This event is sponsored by Parlor Stories, a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A reception will follow the readings and book signing. For more information you may contact St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 812-944-0413