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May 2016
May 2016

Sun. 1 May, 2016

HopeNow Furniture Bank Talent Showcase (Sun. 1 May, 2016 3:00 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.

Knox County Symphony (Sun. 1 May, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

The final concert of the season includes the Kenyon Community Choir singing with the orchestra. Join us for A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.

Wed. 4 May, 2016

Lima Interescolar Big Band from Peru (Wed. 4 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

2016 Ariel-Foundation Park Free Summer Concert Series

Grab a lawn chair and head to Ariel-Foundation Park on Wednesday, May 4th!  The Foundation Park Conservancy is excited to introduce the season-opening act for the 2016 Free Summer Concert Series, the Lima Interescolar Big Band.

Based out of Lima, Peru, the Lima Interescoar Big Band is a student ensemble of young musicians, ages 13-19, whose combination of jazz classics and Afro-Peruvian jazz music is the perfect, upbeat soundtrack for an early spring concert at Ariel-Foundation Park.  Instruments such as the cajon cajita (trapezoidal small box drum) and quijada (the jaw bone of a donkey) are staples of the sound of the band.  The repertoire will include jazz classics such as "Solar" (Miles Davis) and "Cottontail" (Duke Ellington), and on the Peruvian-side, "Toromata" (traditional Afro-Peruvian folk melody) and "Maria Lando" (Chabuca Granda).

The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park.  Admission is free, however contributions for the Free Summer Concert Series will be accepted.  Free seating is available, or you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.

Reserve a preferred seating table of 8 for $50 by calling 740-501-9293

Fri. 6 May, 2016

Health Career Fair (Fri. 6 May, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm)

The Knox County Career Center will be hosting a Health Career Fair with over 20 health care providers looking to hire health care professionals in a variety of areas. This event is free and open to the public. The location is at the Knox County Career Center Training Center at 1481 Yauger Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio

The Rural Society Antique & Garden Sale (Fri. 6 May, 2016 5:00 pm - Sat. 7 May, 2016 3:00 pm)

Over 25 dealers with vintage furniture, decorative and garden items including plants and flowers.  Food trucks, farm market and gourmet coffee and baked goods. 

Parking $20 Friday includes Refreshments, early buying and parking both days.

$5 Parking for Saturday.

First Friday (Fri. 6 May, 2016 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

This is a free event featuring shopping, music, food, and classic cars. Celebrate summer with us!

Sat. 7 May, 2016

The Rural Society Antique & Garden Sale (Fri. 6 May, 2016 5:00 pm - Sat. 7 May, 2016 3:00 pm)

Over 25 dealers with vintage furniture, decorative and garden items including plants and flowers.  Food trucks, farm market and gourmet coffee and baked goods. 

Parking $20 Friday includes Refreshments, early buying and parking both days.

$5 Parking for Saturday.

Community Concert Assn. presents - Vivace (Sat. 7 May, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Four Singers with a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop, arias, to their own original material, these award-winning performers create a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today. Canadas biggest classical-pop group to emerge sine The Canadian Tenors. Don't miss them!

Sun. 8 May, 2016

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Honey Run Waterfall (Sun. 8 May, 2016 2:00 pm)

Bring your mother, grandmother or other mother figure in your life and come explore one of Knox County Park Districts most gorgeous and unique parks – Honey Run Waterfall.  Honey Run Waterfall has towering Eastern hemlock trees and an incredible assortment of spring wildflowers!  Join us for a leisurely paced walk to look for these beauties.  We’ll discuss wildflower legend and lore and address medicinal and edible qualities of some wildflowers.  This program is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn about wildflowers!

Quarry Chapel Event (Sun. 8 May, 2016 3:00 pm)

Chautauqua performer Susan Kahrl will portray Rosie the Riveter. Bring your mother, family & friends to this free fun event at historic Quarry Chapel, corner of Quarry Chapel & Monroe Mills Roads outside of Gambier.

Doors open at 2:30 pm. We suggest you bring a lawn chair in the event you cannot find seating in the Chapel. Parking is available in the front and rear stone parking lots. You may park head in on the grass along Monroe Mills Road. Please do not park along Quarry Chapel Road by the cemetery.

Wed. 11 May, 2016

MVHS Orchestra Spring Concert (Wed. 11 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

The Mount Vernon High School Symphonic and Concert Orchestras will perform their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm in the High School Theater. Works will include Spring by Vivaldi, Sing, Sing, Sing by Prima/Phillips, Rey's Theme by Williams/Lavender, Moondance by Morrison/Hopkins, Counting Stars by One Republic, The Force Awakens by Williams/Longfield and more. We will also recognize our seniors and present the National School Orchestra Award. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.mvcsd.us/music 

Thu. 12 May, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Gilda Radner (Thu. 12 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Gilda Radner [aka Amy K. Stoner] - Comedienne

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. 14 May, 2016

ScoutFest 2016 (Sat. 14 May, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 pm)

Family fun for everyone, you won't want to miss out.  Exhibits, activities, crafts, and shows, it will be hard to decide where to go. It's called ScoutFest 2016, but it's open to anyone who wants a day of adventure.  Why stay at home when you can come to Ariel-Foundation Park on May14th for some "fun with a purpose".  Among other things, seize the opportunity to climb a 150ft. spiral staircase arounde a massive industrial smokestack.  The event is free to the public, however, to participate in activities a $20.00 fee would apply.  Why pass up this unique event?  (organized by Muskingum Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America).

Sun. 15 May, 2016

Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee "What About Bob?" (PG) (Sun. 15 May, 2016 1:30 pm)

The thought-provoking comedy “What About Bob?” (PG) will be featured at the free Silver Screeners Movie Matinee on Sunday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Dodie Melvin, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Knox & Licking Counties, will be guest host in commemoration of May Mental Health Awareness Month. One out of every five Americans will be affected by a mental health issue.

 

In the 1991 film, Bill Murray introduces us to the phobia-prone Bob Wiley, diagnosed with “multi-phobic personality characterized by acute separation anxiety and extreme need for family connections.” Bob follows his therapist, Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss), on vacation to Marvin’s lakefront home in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (actually filmed at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia). Bob gets along splendidly with Marvin’s wife and kids but clashes with Marvin, and hijinks ensue. The movie grossed more than $63 million at the box office and became one of Murray’s most popular movies.


The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Tue. 17 May, 2016

A Tasty Evening with Author Katharine Weber and her novel "True Confections" (Tue. 17 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

A delectable treat for the body and mind awaits as special guest author Katharine Weber discusses her novel, “True Confections,” at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Take chocolate candy, add a family business at war with itself, and stir with an outsider’s perspective. This is the recipe for “True Confections” according to critics. Alice Tatnall Ziplinsky’s marriage into the Ziplinsky family has not been unanimously celebrated. Her greatest ambition is to belong, to feel truly entitled to the heritage she has tried so hard to earn by working most of her life at Zip’s Candies.

Nobody is more devoted than Alice to delving into the truth of Zip’s history, starting with the rags-to-riches story of how Hungarian immigrant Eli Czaplinsky developed his famous candy lines, and how each of his candies, from Little Sammies to Mumbo Jumbos, was inspired by an element in a stolen library copy of Little Black Sambo, from which he taught himself English. Within Alice’s vivid and persuasive account (is her unreliability a tactic or a condition?) are the stories of a runaway slave from the cacao plantations of Côte d’Ivoire and the Third Reich’s failed plan to establish a colony on Madagascar for European Jews.   Richly informed, deeply moving, and spiked with Weber’s trademark wit, True Confections is, at its heart, a timeless and universal story of love, betrayal…and chocolate!

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,” and “The Little Women” and has won accolades from Iris Murdoch, Madeleine L’Engle, Wally Lamb, and Kate Atkinson, to name a few.

Chocolate will be featured as a refreshment. The program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book are available at the library or may be purchased at local bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Wed. 18 May, 2016

"Can It Happen Again? How the Republican Nomination Was Stolen for Lincoln in 1860" presented by Author Peter Dickson (Wed. 18 May, 2016 7:00 pm)

The most consequential political party convention in American history was the one the Republicans held in Chicago in May 1860 which resulted in the brokered and therefore surprise nomination of a dark horse candidate -- Abraham Lincoln.

Exactly 156 years after the nomination, author Peter Dickson will present a timely discussion, “Can It Happen Again? How the Republican Nomination Was Stolen for Lincoln in 1860,” on Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

Two men played pivotal roles in stealing that nomination away from the more famous New York Senator William Seward--David Davis (Kenyon College Class 1832) and Columbus Delano (famous Mount Vernon lawyer and Kenyon Trustee).  Lincoln scholars do not like to admit that a Christ-like martyr for a great cause, such as Lincoln, could have had a Kingmaker. However, Dickson, author of Lincoln, His Kingmaker Davis and the "Stolen" Republican Nomination of 1860,” will present documentation that exposes the truth about Lincoln's deepest fears during the convention and Davis' insider-dealing and other "dirty tricks” despite Lincoln's instructions to refrain from such.  He will also show copies of eight telegrams sent to Lincoln insisting that he stay at his Springfield home and keep his mouth shut until Davis could tell him the price they paid to get that nomination.

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].

Fri. 20 May, 2016

Kelly Miller Circus (Fri. 20 May, 2016 4:30 pm)

The Kelly Miller Circus, one of only a few traveling shows still in existence, will appear at the Centerburg High School parking lot, 3782 Columbus Rd., for two shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday, May 20. Advanced tickets are available at these locations: available in Mount Vernon at First Knox National Bank on the square and  in Centerburg at First Knox National Bank, Home Town Market, Centerburg Wash and Tan and Centerburg Library. Advance tickets are $12 for adults (12 and over) and $6 for children (11 to 2.)  Day of the show they are $16 and $8. Sponsored by the Centerburg Lions Club.

 

Kelly Miller Circus (Fri. 20 May, 2016 7:30 pm)

The Kelly Miller Circus, one of only a few traveling shows still in existence, will appear at the Centerburg High School parking lot, 3782 Columbus Rd., for two shows at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Friday, May 20. Advanced tickets are available at these locations: available in Mount Vernon at First Knox National Bank on the square and  in Centerburg at First Knox National Bank, Home Town Market, Centerburg Wash and Tan and Centerburg Library. Advance tickets are $12 for adults (12 and over) and $6 for children (11 to 2.)  Day of the show they are $16 and $8. Sponsored by the Centerburg Lions Club.

 

Sat. 21 May, 2016

Cycle Knox Trails – The Mohican Valley Trail (Sat. 21 May, 2016 2:00 pm)

Join the Park District for the first ride of 2016 on the newly paved surface on the Mohican Valley Trail.  This family friendly ride will traverse the Bridge of Dreams across the Mohican State Scenic River.  The Bridge of Dreams is the second longest covered bridge in Ohio and the third longest in the United States!  The group will take a break at the Shelter and celebrate with a treat in honor of National Strawberries and Cream Day.  This ride is approximately eight miles round trip.  Remember to wear comfortable clothing, wear your bicycle helmet and bring a filled water bottle.

Red Ball Jets & Kokosing River Surf Club (Sat. 21 May, 2016 5:00 pm)

2016 Ariel-Foundation Park Free Summer Concert Series

As the Ariel-Foundation Park 2016 Free Summer Concert Series continues its kick-off season, the Foundation Park Conservancy is excited to welcome two well-known local bands, Kokosing River Surf Club and Red Ball Jets, Saturday, May 21, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The Kokosing River Surf Club is an upbeat cover band from Mount Vernon that mixes a wide variety of classic rock from the 50s to the late 70s, and blends in a dose of blues and a touch of country.  The "Surf Club" will keep you on your feet and rockin' the night away as they cover hits from Jerry Lewis to the Doobie Brothers, Credence Clearwater REvival to the Rolling Stones, and more.

The Mansfield, Ohio based Red Ball Jets follow at 8:00 p.m. with a high-energy show that will entertain audience members of all ages from start to finish.  "The Jets" cover a mix of dance and party songs, including selections from classic rock, R&B, modern and alternative rock.

The concerts are staged in the spacious Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park.  Admission is free, however contributions for the Free Summer Concert Series will be accepted.  Free seating is available, or you are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  Food and beverage service, including legal alcoholic beverages, will be available in the pavilion.

Reserve a preferred seating table of 8 for $50 by calling 740-501-9293

Tue. 24 May, 2016

Adult Book Discussion: The Book Thief (Tue. 24 May, 2016 6:30 pm)

The New York Times bestselling novel, "The Book Thief," by Markus Zusak will be featured at the Danville Public Library Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 p.m. at McFadden's Hot Spot.

Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.  It is 1939 in Nazi Germany.  The country is holding its breath.  Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.  Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich.  She scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist - books.  With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.  The heart-warming book was also made into a popular movie.

Guest Sean Smith will lead the discussion.  The program is free and open to the public of all ages.  For more information, call the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net, or email [email protected].

Thu. 26 May, 2016

Keep Calm and Color On Adult/Teen Coloring Program (Thu. 26 May, 2016 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Free relaxing coloring program for adults and teens. All materials and refreshments provided.

CHAUTAUQUA - Mahalia Jackson (Thu. 26 May, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mahalia Jackson [aka Dr. Annette Jefferson]

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. 28 May, 2016

Opening Day for Friends of Library Book Warehouse Sale (Sat. 28 May, 2016 10:00 am)

 

The Friends of the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County Book Warehouse will again open its doors to the public for the summer on Saturday, May 28, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

 

Volunteers have stocked thousands of new and used books, videos, DVD’s, CD’s, audiobooks, records and magazines that will be available during sale hours throughout the summer from Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. until November. Donations for items are used to fund programs at public libraries in Mount Vernon, Fredericktown, Danville and Gambier throughout the year.

 

Every child under age 18 can select one free book per visit. The book warehouse is located at 13081 Coffing Road, north of Mount Vernon off of State Route 13 North and Green Valley Road near Knox Berry Farm in the former Coffing Green Valley Meats/Pie Factory.

 

To volunteer or for more information, call the main library 740-392-BOOK (2665), or call the FOL warehouse during open hours, 740-485-9193, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].


 

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Sat. 28 May, 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Come enjoy a day surrounded by ice cream at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! Enjoy ice cream, games, entertainment, contests and more over Memorial Day Weekend. Cost for parking is $5 per car.

Sun. 29 May, 2016

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Sun. 29 May, 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Come enjoy a day surrounded by ice cream at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! Enjoy ice cream, games, entertainment, contests and more over Memorial Day Weekend. Cost for parking is $5 per car.

Mon. 30 May, 2016

Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival (Mon. 30 May, 2016 11:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Come enjoy a day surrounded by ice cream at the Utica Sertoma Ice Cream Festival! Enjoy ice cream, games, entertainment, contests and more over Memorial Day Weekend. Cost for parking is $5 per car.

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