Jenny’s Picks – March 16

I’m not a great ice skater. Actually, to suggest that I am even a mediocre ice skater would be putting it generously. Maybe the luck of the Irish will be with me as I head to the Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, for the Shamrock Skate, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

Meet the author of the children’s book “Emma’s Dancing Day,” Kimberly Hoffman, at the Elizabethtown Children’s Library, 100 West St., Elizabethtown, 5 to 6 p.m. March 29. Hoffman will read her book, talk about overcoming obstacles, conduct an interactive dance demonstration and give away two prize packages. There will also be a book drive; bring new or gently used children’s books to the event. Information: 812-343-3683.

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at jelig@therepublic.com or 812-379-5671.