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April 2016
April 2016

Fri. 1 Apr, 2016

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Fri. 1 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

Sat. 2 Apr, 2016

Prom Dress Consignment Fundraiser (All day)

Danville Class of 2021 is holding it's first Prom Dress Consignment Sale Fundraiser. This will be a wonderful event for teens looking to buy and sell gently worn prom or formal dresses, along with special occasion jewelry and shoes.

Teens wishing to sell their dresses will drop off their dresses off at The Blond Robin Boutique, 505 Market Street, Danville, Ohio 43014. On March 29th-April 1st between the hours of 7am-5pm. They will set their own price and receive 70% of that price if the dress sells during the event on April 2, 2016. The remaining 30% is a fund-raiser for the Danville Class of 2021.

Teens wishing to shop for a dress during the one day event should come to The Blond Robin Boutique, April 2, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm. Visit facebook.com/danvillepromdressconsignment for more information. Or Contact Rebecca Brown, 740-390-9241 cell, [email protected] email.

Invasive Plant Liberation Day! (Sat. 2 Apr, 2016 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Help free the BFEC preserve from invasive plants! Many small plants and shrubs have been brought to North America from other parts of the globe, and have escaped cultivation to blanket forests across Ohio. Learn to identify this and other invasive species and how they harm forests, then learn best tactics for removing them as you help us pull them out. Bring work gloves; all ages welcome.

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Sat. 2 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

Sun. 3 Apr, 2016

Tribute Quartet FREE concert (Sun. 3 Apr, 2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

Join us as we welcome Southern Gospel group Tribute Quartet to Utica Church of Christ!

Mon. 4 Apr, 2016

Opening of Velvet Ice Cream's Ye Olde Mill (All day)

Visit Velvet Ice Cream's Ye Olde Mill on opening day for special pricing and new ice cream flavors, sundaes and more! Open until October 31st, enjoy locally made Velvet Ice Cream.

Wed. 6 Apr, 2016

Brown Bag Chat: Butterflies & Butterfly Transect Trails (Wed. 6 Apr, 2016 12:00 pm)

Celebrate spring at "Butterflies and Butterfly Transect Trails" Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, April 6, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Knox County Park District Director Lori Totman will share information about some of the most common butterflies in central Ohio.  In addition, participants will learn how to become involved in a statewide, long-term butterfly monitoring project.

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

Free Movie NIght: Star Wars 7 The Force Awakens (Wed. 6 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm)

Join us for free movie night featuring the new release of the blockbuster hit "Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens" on Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County.

The program is free and open to the public.  Popcorn will be served.  For more information call the main library at 740-392-2665 Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Fri. 8 Apr, 2016

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Fri. 8 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

Sat. 9 Apr, 2016

Praisestock Dinner and Concert Benefit (Sat. 9 Apr, 2016 6:00 pm)

A Praisestock Spaghetti Dinner and Concert benefit will be held Saturday, April 9, at Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road, Mount Vernon. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. with a concert featuring the Chestnut Ridge beginning at 7 p.m.

Chestnut Ridge is a bluegrass/gospel group out of the Knox County/central Ohio area who have been playing for well over 10 years. While they primarily play gospel, they also like to add traditional bluegrass tunes, and the group has played all over Ohio and in surrounding states.

A portion of the proceeds from the dinner and concert donations will go to local food pantries.

For more information about the dinner and concert, or Praisestock 2016, visit www.praisestock.org.

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Sat. 9 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

Community Concert Assn. presents - The Young Irelanders (Sat. 9 Apr, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

This eight-member Irish music, song and dance troupe uses authentic Celtic instruments. fuses old world traditions with contemporary flare in an eclectic repertoire of Irish, World Jazxz and Pop music and amazing dancers in the Riverdance style.

Tue. 12 Apr, 2016

The Boys in the Boat - Danville Public Library Adult Book Discussion (Tue. 12 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm)

 “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown will be featured at the Danville Public Library Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m. at McFadden’s Hot Spot.

 

John Bross will be the discussion leader for the program. “The Boys in the Boat” celebrates the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic eight-oar rowing team—nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world, transformed the sport, and galvanized the attention of millions of Americans.

 

The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from the American West, the boys took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power. They vanquished the sons of bankers and senators rowing for elite eastern universities. They defeated the sons of British aristocrats rowing for Oxford and Cambridge.  And finally, in an extraordinary race in Berlin they stunned the Aryan sons of the Nazi state as they rowed for gold in front of Adolf Hitler.

 

The program is free and open to the public. A copy of the book donated by the Friends of the Library will be given away as a door prize. For more information, call the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK (2665).

 

Thu. 14 Apr, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Jack Benny (Thu. 14 Apr, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Jack Benny [aka Greg Patterson]

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. 15 Apr, 2016

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Fri. 15 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club Concert (Fri. 15 Apr, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The OSU Men's Glee Club will be returning to Knox County for its fourth concert.   As its web site states: "the Men's Glee Club is a brotherhood that commits itself to excellence through artistry, achievement in academics, and outreach to the community."

 

This concert is FREE, and a donation will be collected.

 

7:00 pm.  No reserved seatiing

Sat. 16 Apr, 2016

Alcove Dinner Theater - "Farce of Nature" (Sat. 16 Apr, 2016 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm)

Bruce Jacklin & Co. presents "Farce of Nature"

When the backwoods lodge , Reel 'em Inn, is used as the haven for the witness relocation program only comedy and mayhem will be checking in.

Cocktails 6:30/Dinner 7:15/Show 8:30
Prime Rib $39.99/Chicken $34.99/Pasta $29.99

Sun. 17 Apr, 2016

Earth Day Challenge Half Marathon & 4 Miler! (Sun. 17 Apr, 2016 8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Celebrate Earth Day with your feet! Participants of all abilities are invited to walk, run or a little of both for a 4-mile race or 1/2 marathon, both starting at 8 am. The course winds through the historic Kenyon College campus and then the Kokosing Gap Trail for 1/2 marathon runners. After the race, celebrate your accomplishment with great post-race amenities and the Earth Day Festival.  To register, visithttp://www.racepenguin.com/event/earthdaychallenge/ and contact Amanda Krampf with questions at krampfa@kenyon.edu.

Earth Day Festival (Sun. 17 Apr, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Keep yourself and the planet healthy - two goals that go hand-in-hand! Enjoy this FREE event with exhibits, vendors, kids’ activities, farm marketers, live music & more.  The Festival uniquely brings together the best in local resources.  Celebrate Earth Day by shopping green and connecting with groups that support healthy living for ourselves and our world.  More information at kenyon.edu/earthday.

 

Tue. 19 Apr, 2016

Adult Book Discussion: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough (Tue. 19 Apr, 2016 7:00 pm)

The New York Times bestseller, “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough, will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did?

 

Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, the Wright brothers were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, and they never stopped reading. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no contacts in high places, never stopped them in their “mission” to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed.

 

In this thrilling book, McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers’ story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. Mickey Shire will lead the discussion for the evening program.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Mickey Shire will serve as discussion leader. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Wed. 20 Apr, 2016

Wolf Run Bird Walk (Wed. 20 Apr, 2016 8:00 am)

Usher in the spring bird migration at Wolf Run Regional Park.  We'll be on the lookout for year-round resident birds as well as some early arrivals of the neo-tropical species (some returning to nest, others just moving through).  All birding levels welcome - novice, intermediate to the advanced birder.  Bring binoculars if you have them, the Park District has some to lend.

Brown Bag Chat: Kenyon College Presents Faces of America Film Series: People Like Us-Social Class in America (Wed. 20 Apr, 2016 12:00 pm)

Social class. It’s the 800-pound gorilla in the room that most Americans don’t think about. How does income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular class? As part of the Faces of America film series, the Kenyon College Office of Diversity, Equity and inclusion and the Diversity Coalition of Knox County will present “People Like Us – Social Class in America” viewing and discussion on Wednesday, April 20, noon for a Brown Bag Chat and again at 4:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

In this documentary film, people from all walks of life—from Park Avenue penthouses, to Appalachian trailers to bayou houseboats--tell tales that will resonate with viewers regardless of where they see themselves on the social spectrum in this thought-provoking film.

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

Career Expo (All day)

Career Expo 2016 with over 50 employers from throughout Ohio looking for qualified candidates in a variety of career areas. The event is free and open to the public with parking available

Fri. 22 Apr, 2016

The Miracle Worker (Fri. 22 Apr, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Educational outreach presenting the works of American playwrights as the author intended.

written by William Gibson

directed by Joseph Bell

Public performances

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24

$10 general admission

Students with valid ID $5

buy-tickets-now

Tickets On Sale Now:

  • First-Knox National Bank Downtown Mount Vernon
  • 740-399-5116
  • At the door 1 hour prior to the performance

 CAST
Megan Evans • Kelly Yerxa-Lauth • Bruce Jacklin • Cate Blair-Wilhelm • Frank Scutella • Tammy Anderson • Scott Elliot

AND
Kennedy Aikey as Helen Keller

Earth Day Full Moon Hike (Fri. 22 Apr, 2016 8:30 pm)

Come experience the magic of Wolf Run trails during a full moon.  This will be a nice, leisurely paced excursion through the woods and fields.  Eventually we will make our way to the overlook “deck” to gaze upon the full moon.  This is a great family activity to experience the fabulous out-of-doors after dark!  Since the focus of the hike is on wildlife, please leave your four-legged friends at home, thank you.

Sat. 23 Apr, 2016

The Miracle Worker (Sat. 23 Apr, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Educational outreach presenting the works of American playwrights as the author intended.

written by William Gibson

directed by Joseph Bell

Public performances

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24

$10 general admission

Students with valid ID $5

buy-tickets-now

Tickets On Sale Now:

  • First-Knox National Bank Downtown Mount Vernon
  • 740-399-5116
  • At the door 1 hour prior to the performance

 CAST
Megan Evans • Kelly Yerxa-Lauth • Bruce Jacklin • Cate Blair-Wilhelm • Frank Scutella • Tammy Anderson • Scott Elliot

AND
Kennedy Aikey as Helen Keller

Sun. 24 Apr, 2016

Special Guest at Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee "Never a Dull Moment" (Sun. 24 Apr, 2016 1:30 pm)

 

As if enjoying a free classic movie matinee is not enough, this month’s Silver Screeners showing of the classic film “Never A Dull Moment” on Sunday, April 24, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, will include a special visit with Katharine Weber, granddaughter of the woman behind the music and the movie, Composer Kay Swift.

 

 

The movie is based on Swift’s 1943 book “Who Could Ask for Anything More?” and is based on her own whirlwind marriage in 1939 to Oregon rancher Faye Hubbard, “Chris” in the film played by Fred MacMurray. The film tells the story of Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City (played by Irene Dunne) who falls in love with a widowed rancher during the Madison Square Garden Rodeo. The couple elopes and runs off to his ranch out west leading to a romantic comedy as she tries to adjust to a cowboy lifestyle far away from the bright lights and glitter of Broadway.

 

 

An acclaimed composer, Swift is credited as the first woman to completely score a Broadway musical “Fine and Dandy” (1930).  Her hit songs include “Can’t We Be Friends,” the jazz classic “Fine and Dandy,” and “Can This Be Love?”. She also wrote the musical score for the film “Never a Dull Moment.”

 

 

Swift is also known for her intense lifelong devotion to George Gershwin and his music. She worked closely and was romantically involved with Gershwin for more than ten years until his sudden death in 1937.  Weber will share rare memorabilia, music and photos from the Faye and Kay Ranch, Gershwin, and stories of her grandmother’s creative involvement with George and Ira Gershwin, her decision to run away from Broadway to live on an Oregon ranch for eight years and her return to the East Coast to spend much of her time and creative energy on Gershwin projects until her death in 1993. Her life and collaboration with Gershwin included some of his most productive creations including “Porgy and Bess,”  “An American in Paris,” (she was photographed wearing two antique gold cuff bracelets he gave her as a gift for the premier) and other classics.

 

 

Weber, currently a Richard L. Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College, is the author of “The Memory of All That: George Gershwin, Kay Swift, and My Family’s Legacy of Infidelities,” “Triangle,” “The Music Lesson,” “The Little Women,” and “True Confections” which will be featured at the main library adult book discussion on Tuesday, May 17. She is also a trustee and administrator of the Kay Swift Memorial Trust which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the music of her grandmother.

 

 

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

 

The Miracle Worker (Sun. 24 Apr, 2016 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm)

Educational outreach presenting the works of American playwrights as the author intended.

written by William Gibson

directed by Joseph Bell

Public performances

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 22
7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23
3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24

$10 general admission

Students with valid ID $5

buy-tickets-now

Tickets On Sale Now:

  • First-Knox National Bank Downtown Mount Vernon
  • 740-399-5116
  • At the door 1 hour prior to the performance

 CAST
Megan Evans • Kelly Yerxa-Lauth • Bruce Jacklin • Cate Blair-Wilhelm • Frank Scutella • Tammy Anderson • Scott Elliot

AND
Kennedy Aikey as Helen Keller

Wed. 27 Apr, 2016

Honey Run Highlands Bird Walk (Wed. 27 Apr, 2016 8:00 am)

Continue ushering in spring bird migration at Honey Run Highlands.

 

The Highlands known for their diverse ecosystems (grasslands, pine woods, old fields, and fence rows) are fabulous bird habitat.  Some species will migrate through on their way to northern nesting grounds, while others will nest at Honey Run Highlands.  Hone your identification skills of bird species by sight and sound.  All birding levels welcome – novice, intermediate to the advanced birder.  Bring binoculars if you have them, the Park District has some to lend.

Thu. 28 Apr, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Julia Child (Thu. 28 Apr, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Julia Child [aka Susan Kahrl] 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.

Sat. 30 Apr, 2016

HopeNow Furniture Bank Talent Showcase (Sat. 30 Apr, 2016 7:30 pm)

The 3rd Annual Talent Showcase benefit for HopeNow Furniture Bank of Knox County will feature two dozen all-new performances by the top talents in Knox County!  The showcase will be held April 30th at 7:30 pm and May 1st at 3:00 pm in Memorial Theater, 117 E. High St. in Mount Vernon.  Tickets: online at MTVarts.com, also at Paragraphs Bookstore & Foster's Pharmacy (in Mount Vernon).  Adults $10, kids to 8th grade $6.

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