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February 2018
February 2018

Sat. 3 Feb, 2018

Bald Eagles of Knox County (Sat. 3 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Meet at the BFEC Resource Center.  Knox County’s Bald Eagle population is growing!  Learn about mating rituals, rearing behaviors, juvenile molting stages, and so much more during this indoor presentation.  After the presentation and discussion, we will carpool to several nesting sites on the east side of Knox County in hopes of catching a glimpse of several mating pairs.

Fri. 9 Feb, 2018

WNZR's Valentines Banquet (Fri. 9 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

WNZR’s 20th annual Valentine's Banquet will be held on Friday, February 9th at 7 p.m. in Foster Hall, located inside Ariel Arena on the MVNU campus.

This year, Brian and Kelly Daniels will be our guest speakers with the theme of
“Roller-Coaster Love”.
Brian and Kelly Daniels are both ordained ministers in the Church of the Nazarene, and have served as pastors in youth and children’s ministries for over 18 years. Brian is the youth pastor at Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene, and Kelly works at MVNU in Institutional Advancement. They have been married for 23 years and have three children, Cody, Briley, and Annabelle.

Our theme of “Roller-Coaster Love” will be applicable to couples at all stages in their relationship. All lasting love relationships are a roller-coaster ride of high points, low points, and everything in-between. Some people thrive on the moments of anticipation and excitement, while others are at their best when everything slows down. Regardless of how we’re feeling, God gives us everything we need to stay on the ride, hold hands through the scary parts, and laugh at ourselves as we let go and trust in Him.

An Italian buffet dinner will be served including chicken parmesan, fettuccini alfredo, tossed salad, antipasto salad, fruit salad, garlic bread sticks and chocolate layer cake for dessert.

*Guests will also get the chance to win from over $1,000 dollars’ worth of door prizes!*

*Entertainment will be provided by WNZR staff members Lilly Buckley and Rachel Rinehart.*

Banquet tickets are $20 per person and include the full buffet dinner, entertainment and door prizes. Tickets are ON SALE NOW! They are available at the WNZR studios located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the MVNU campus.
**The ticket deadline is NEXT Friday, February 2nd at 6pm!**
WNZR is the only place to get your tickets. Our offices are open on weekdays
6am – 6pm.

All profits from this year’s Valentine’s Banquet will go to support MVNU broadcasting students who plan to attend the Christian Music Broadcasters Convention this year.


*Checks need to made payable to Mount Vernon Nazarene University.*

Sat. 10 Feb, 2018

Knox County Symphony (Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The third concert of our series features the winners of the Young Musicians Competition, The soloists at both the high school and college level will perform with the orchestra, supporting the mission of the Symphony.

Sun. 11 Feb, 2018

"Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic" live Skype talk w author Sam Quinones and book discussion (Sun. 11 Feb, 2018 2:00 pm)


Described by a reader as “fascinating, disturbing and important”, the non-fiction book, “Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic,” will be featured at a special afternoon adult book discussion on Sunday, February 11, 2:00 p.m., at St. Luke’s Community Center. The program is sponsored by the Danville Public Library.




At the beginning of the program, author and acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones will discuss his work and take questions during a 30-minute live Skype talk, arranged by Betty Carpenter, manager of the Danville Public Library. Officer Mark Perkins will lead the public discussion on the book, and look at how the opiate epidemic is affecting our own Knox County communities daily.




In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story behind “Dreamland.”




Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two riveting tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been a catastrophic opiate epidemic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma’s campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive—extremely addictive—miracle painkiller.




Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin—cheap, potent, and originating from one small county, Xalisco, Nayarit, on Mexico’s west coast and independent of any drug cartel, assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.




Finally, though, Quinones finds hope in the same Rust Belt river town that led the country into the opiate epidemic – Portsmouth, where townspeople are turning away from dependence and toward economic as well as municipal self-reliance, and, with that, recovery.


Introducing a memorable cast of characters—pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents —Quinones shows how these tales fit together.




A Portsmouth family and several grandparents who have experienced the results of the opiate epidemic will be in attendance. Participants in the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County adult book discussion at the main library in Mount Vernon are encouraged to attend this joint program as it will replace the group’s regular February book discussion.




Copies of the book are available for checkout at any of the four library locations in Mount Vernon, Fredericktown, Gambier or Danville, or can be purchased at any area book store.




The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net, or email [email protected]






Sat. 17 Feb, 2018

Mon. 19 Feb, 2018

Family Fun Day (Mon. 19 Feb, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Meet at the BFEC Resource Center.  Enjoy a fun afternoon at the BFEC with the whole family.   Take a short nature hike, jump in on a nature investigation, create something crafty using natural materials, and more!  FREE.



Thu. 22 Feb, 2018

Chautauqua - Mary Jemison (captured by Seneca Indians in 1743) (Thu. 22 Feb, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

February 22 - Mary Jemison (aka Julia Geiger) captured in her teens in 1743 and adopted by the Seneca Indians
Opening - Chris Petee sings old folk songs




With financial support from the Ariel Foundation:

Chautauqua/Lyceum Series (12th Season) 2018 Schedule

All Productions are on a DONATION BASIS on THURSDAYS at 7 PM at          The GRAND HOTEL (12 Public Square Mount Vernon, Ohio)

For more information visit www.elixirpresents.com  or contact Mike Petee at [email protected]  or call 740-392-6102.

Fri. 23 Feb, 2018

Miller Observatory Open House (Fri. 23 Feb, 2018 9:00 pm)

Meet at Miller Observatory.  Enjoy telescope views of celestial sites including the moon, planets like Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, as well as star clusters and nebulae.  Weather permitting (if it’s cloudy, the program will be cancelled).  FREE.

Mon. 26 Feb, 2018

Knox County/Apple Valley Snowbird Fly-In (Mon. 26 Feb, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Knox County/Apple Valley Snowbird Fly-In on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10 AM at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring, Florida.  If you winter in Florida or will be in Florida at this time please join us for this reunion event for a Great Time with Great Food and Great Friends! 

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