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March 2016
March 2016

Fri. 4 Mar, 2016

HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County Benefit Showcase AUDITIONS (Fri. 4 Mar, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

HopeNow Furnture Bank of Knox County will be holding auditions, Friday March 4th, 6:00 to 9:00 at the Memorial Theater.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Sat. 5 Mar, 2016

7th Annual Goat Banquet (Sat. 5 Mar, 2016 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The 2016 Knox County Goat Improvement Association Goat Banquet Saturday, March 5th, at Kenyon Colleges Pierce Hall Pub, which is located in the basement of Pierce Hall201 College Park Avenue, Gambier, OH 43022Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. the meal will be served at 5:30. At 6:00 the 2016 Goat Ambassador will be announced along with this years’ service award. The main event this year will be a presentation from Tony Nye of the Clinton County OSU extension office.

Tony’s presentation will be about “What Consumers want…. local, organic and natural goat products” and will specialize on “How to serve the niche goat meat markets”.Tony Nye is the state coordinator for the Ohio State University Extension Small Farm Program and has been an OSU Extension Educator for agriculture and natural resources for 28 years.  Tony and his family also own and operate a small livestock farm in Washington Court House, Ohio, raising purebred swine and meat goats.

Dinner this year will include Mixed Greens with Goat Feta Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette and Rolls, Goat Meat Chili and Mediterranean Goat Meatballs, Crackers with Goat Cheese and Assorted Desserts. 

Tickets are $10, kids 11 and younger $5. Contact the Knox County Goat Improvement Association for ticket information at (740)263-7887 or email [email protected]

Community Concert Assn. - Brass Band of Columbus (Sat. 5 Mar, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

For over twenty years the Brass Band of Columbus has lead the resurgence of the American brass band movement. The band's well-deserved national and international reputation is a product of audience acclaim and unmatched contesting success. Variety. Entertainment. Excellence. It all comes down to the music...and the astonishing musicianship that produces it.

Thu. 10 Mar, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Commodore Perry (Thu. 10 Mar, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Commodore Perry [aka Ken Hammontree]

10th Season of the only monthly Chautauqua in the United States - First person living history presentation

Admission: Donation Basis

Questions and Answers period with audience – more information visit www.elixirpresents.com or or call 740-392-6102

Contact Mike Petee at [email protected] to be added to a gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program.

Fri. 11 Mar, 2016

Fabululous '50s Sock Hop (Fri. 11 Mar, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

sock hop squareJoin us at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for a night at the Fabulous '50s Sock Hop.

Flashback to the good old days March 11, 12, 18, and 19th.

There will be poodle skirts and greasers galore along with a few celebrity guests, so be ready for a good time, dig?

Doll up in your best 50s threads and come ready to dance in those blue suede shoes and join us as we rock around the clock to live music by Jimmy and the Cats. Dinner catered by the Glenn A. Gallagher Center, you're premiere event center.

Cocktails start at 6:30, dinner at 7 and dancing at 8.

Don't be a square, get cookin' and buy your tickets today!

Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.mtvarts.com or downtown Mount Vernon at the First-Knox National Bank.

Sat. 12 Mar, 2016

Fabululous '50s Sock Hop (Sat. 12 Mar, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

sock hop squareJoin us at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for a night at the Fabulous '50s Sock Hop.

Flashback to the good old days March 11, 12, 18, and 19th.

There will be poodle skirts and greasers galore along with a few celebrity guests, so be ready for a good time, dig?

Doll up in your best 50s threads and come ready to dance in those blue suede shoes and join us as we rock around the clock to live music by Jimmy and the Cats. Dinner catered by the Glenn A. Gallagher Center, you're premiere event center.

Cocktails start at 6:30, dinner at 7 and dancing at 8.

Don't be a square, get cookin' and buy your tickets today!

Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.mtvarts.com or downtown Mount Vernon at the First-Knox National Bank.

Sun. 13 Mar, 2016

Mount Vernon Bridal Show (Sun. 13 Mar, 2016 12:00 pm)

Mount Vernon Bridal Show will have all your bridal needs.

Need more information please contact Robert Yeager at 740.507.9328.

Fri. 18 Mar, 2016

Fabululous '50s Sock Hop (Fri. 18 Mar, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

sock hop squareJoin us at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for a night at the Fabulous '50s Sock Hop.

Flashback to the good old days March 11, 12, 18, and 19th.

There will be poodle skirts and greasers galore along with a few celebrity guests, so be ready for a good time, dig?

Doll up in your best 50s threads and come ready to dance in those blue suede shoes and join us as we rock around the clock to live music by Jimmy and the Cats. Dinner catered by the Glenn A. Gallagher Center, you're premiere event center.

Cocktails start at 6:30, dinner at 7 and dancing at 8.

Don't be a square, get cookin' and buy your tickets today!

Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.mtvarts.com or downtown Mount Vernon at the First-Knox National Bank.

Sat. 19 Mar, 2016

Fabululous '50s Sock Hop (Sat. 19 Mar, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

sock hop squareJoin us at the Glenn A. Gallagher Centre for a night at the Fabulous '50s Sock Hop.

Flashback to the good old days March 11, 12, 18, and 19th.

There will be poodle skirts and greasers galore along with a few celebrity guests, so be ready for a good time, dig?

Doll up in your best 50s threads and come ready to dance in those blue suede shoes and join us as we rock around the clock to live music by Jimmy and the Cats. Dinner catered by the Glenn A. Gallagher Center, you're premiere event center.

Cocktails start at 6:30, dinner at 7 and dancing at 8.

Don't be a square, get cookin' and buy your tickets today!

Tickets are $30 and are available online at www.mtvarts.com or downtown Mount Vernon at the First-Knox National Bank.

Tue. 22 Mar, 2016

Battle of the Books Community Team Competition (Tue. 22 Mar, 2016 6:00 pm)

The books have been read, the buzzers are ready, and the teams are in place for the return of the newly revived “Battle of the Books” community team competition on Tuesday, March 22, 6:00 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater, 112 E. High Street.

Battle of the Books was originally started and sponsored by the Mount Vernon City School System and St. Vincent de Paul School in 1993 as a friendly competition between teams of fifth graders who love to read.  In its heyday before it was cut due to school budget constraints in 2012, the program flourished as parents, teams and supporters filled auditoriums for the popular competition and cheered on their favorite teams and contenders in good-natured competition.

 

Program leaders Marilyn Chidester, Mount Vernon City Schools retiree, and Sharon Tharp, St. Vincent de Paul,  wanted to revive Battle of the Books with a goal of opening the program to all fifth graders from schools throughout the Knox County area and homeschoolers.  The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, like many other public libraries across the country, agreed to serve as annual sponsor for the Battle of the Books program with the support of area businesses and organizations including the Friends of the Library.

 

At this first competition, teams from Centerburg, Danville, Columbia Elementary¸ St. Vincent and East Elementary will face off with each other to correctly answer questions pulled from over 80 books on the Battle of the Books reading list.  Unfortunately Fredericktown had students interested but did not have a coach, and a few teams from other elementary schools had to pull out late, but Chidester said she has received support from area school board members and superintendents, and hopes to see more school teams and team sponsors sign up for next year’s competition.

 

The reading list for Battle of the Books is compiled by librarians and includes all fiction genres—historical, classics, New York Times bestsellers—books that are well-written, possibly award winners, from a variety of authors.

 

“Yes, B.O.B. (Battle of the Books) is a very competitive event, but then kids often like to challenge others as well as themselves,” Chidester and Tharp explained. “It is exciting to see if you can make it ‘at the plate’ …and it helps kids to strengthen memory and think about the story…the strength of fiction is that it puts kids inside the story. ”

 

The duo finds that in addition to helping students learn empathy, discover ways characters overcome obstacles, look in to the future, or even understand history in a way a textbook cannot, the program encourages participants to become lifelong readers and share their excitement with their families, siblings, classmates and friends. It encourages teamwork and community team spirit. Many of the contenders from the past are now adults who read or have children who read and are excited to see the return of the program.

 

“I cried when I didn’t make the first team at my school, but I read and studied harder until I made it on the second team that year,” said one adult at a local restaurant who competed as a fifth grader more than a decade ago when she heard the program was being revived. She said before the program she never read many books, but after the program, and even now, she continues to be an avid reader and still takes pride in making the team.

 

Families and spectators are welcome to join in cheering for the teams and their coaches.  The group is particularly hoping students or families of students in third and fourth grade this year will attend the competition as spectators and then encourage students to try out for a team as fifth graders in the future.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about the event or the Battle of the Books program can contact Debbie Baker, head of Youth Services at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 257, visit www.knox.net, or email [email protected].

 

 

 

Wed. 30 Mar, 2016

Brown Bag Chat: Never a Dull Moment-60 Years of Fearless Photography with George Breithaupt (Wed. 30 Mar, 2016 12:00 pm)

At age six, George Breithaupt picked up his first camera and captured his own view of the world. And for the next 60 years, he has continued to share his vision and talent by capturing the uniqueness of the world around him on film—whether found in the hustle and bustle of New York City or the fields and steeples of Knox County. His journey has taken him from processing film in his darkroom to checking out the latest computer techniques to make a beautiful photo into something just like himself—unique and ‘fearless.’

On Wednesday, March 30, noon, he will be the featured speaker at “Never a Dull Moment: 60 Years of Fearless Photography with George Breithaupt” for a Brown Bag Chat at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

From collecting hundreds of cameras, to collecting hundreds of stories from “behind the scenes” in his work as a photojournalist for the Mount Vernon News, or his hilarious and insightful writings as “The Grumpy Bachelor,” Breithaupt is truly one-of-a-kind. A long-time community advocate for those battling diabetes, he did not let the recent loss of his legs to the disease take away his zest for life or affect his talent for grabbing a camera and capturing that next great shot.

Join in the fun as he shares tales from the past, happenings from the present, and his plans for the future, as his artistry continues to inspire others to follow their passion no matter what life throws your way. Even if life leads down a different path—with scooter wheels—the view is still unique, only the perspective is different.

The program is free and open to the public of all ages.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments provided. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Thu. 31 Mar, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Black Bart (Thu. 31 Mar, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Black Bart [aka Jim Stoner] - stagecoach robber

10th Season of the only monthly Chautauqua in the United States - First person living history presentation

Admission: Donation Basis

Questions and Answers period with audience – more information visit www.elixirpresents.com or or call 740-392-6102

Contact Mike Petee at [email protected] to be added to a gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program.

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