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September 2016
September 2016

Fri. 2 Sep, 2016

First Friday (Fri. 2 Sep, 2016 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

This free event will feature, educational displays and entertainment, food, music, shopping, the Classic Car Cruise In, the Annual Rubber Duck River Race and more.

Sat. 3 Sep, 2016

Wed. 7 Sep, 2016

Fredericktown Tomato Show (All day)

Celebrating 40 Years!  This year's theme: "There's No Place Like Home"

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is an annual event that takes place in Fredericktown, Ohio the first Wednesday through Saturday after Labor Day.

Thu. 8 Sep, 2016

Fredericktown Tomato Show (All day)

Celebrating 40 Years!  This year's theme: "There's No Place Like Home"

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is an annual event that takes place in Fredericktown, Ohio the first Wednesday through Saturday after Labor Day.

Fri. 9 Sep, 2016

Fredericktown Tomato Show (All day)

Celebrating 40 Years!  This year's theme: "There's No Place Like Home"

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is an annual event that takes place in Fredericktown, Ohio the first Wednesday through Saturday after Labor Day.

Sat. 10 Sep, 2016

Knox County Barn Tour & Barn Dance (Sat. 10 Sep, 2016 11:00 am - 9:00 pm)

Begins at Kenyon Farm (20245 Zion Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022)

Free self-guided driving tour, renovated, re-purposed, working barns, and solar site.

Free barn dance 6:30pm - 9:00pm, Back Porch Swing Band, animals, mum sale, garden club sale, antique barn raising tool exhibit, children's art, professional art, bands, exhibitions, food, crafts, quilters, farm equipment, face painting, model barn raising, etc.  Go to website for route.  Any donations go to further the mission of the Knox County Landmarks Foundation to preserve the architectural and cultural heritage of Knox County.

Praisestock (Sat. 10 Sep, 2016 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

There is no entry fee for Praisestock, but attendees are asked to “bring a can, a box, or a buck” to benefit local food pantries.

Offering music styling from bluegrass to rock, Praisestock’s two-day outdoor live Christian music festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, at Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road, Mount Vernon. Praisestock will go on, rain or shine.

The event begins Saturday, at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m., as contemporary and rock groups come in and perform. Bands performing include Warship, All For One, Identity, Worship Experiment and Just in Time, the praise band from Owl Creek Baptist Church.

On Sunday, Praisestock takes place from 1-6 p.m. as bluegrass, country and gospel music groups perform. Bands performing include Chestnut Ridge SlawDog, Nancy H., Baker Brothers, Jim Hawkins and Co. and more.

In addition to worship and music, food will be available by donation.

Tents will be onsite that will provide shade, a Kids Corner will feature crafts and games, and visitors may enter a raffle to win a giveaway. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket in order to be comfortable.

For more information about bands performing, activities available, and directions to the event, visit www.praisestock.org or find Praisestock on Facebook.

Fredericktown Tomato Show (All day)

Celebrating 40 Years!  This year's theme: "There's No Place Like Home"

The Fredericktown Tomato Show is an annual event that takes place in Fredericktown, Ohio the first Wednesday through Saturday after Labor Day.

Sun. 11 Sep, 2016

Praisestock (Sun. 11 Sep, 2016 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

There is no entry fee for Praisestock, but attendees are asked to “bring a can, a box, or a buck” to benefit local food pantries.

Offering music styling from bluegrass to rock, Praisestock’s two-day outdoor live Christian music festival will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, at Owl Creek Baptist Church, 4044 Owl Creek Church Road, Mount Vernon. Praisestock will go on, rain or shine.

The event begins Saturday, at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m., as contemporary and rock groups come in and perform. Bands performing include Warship, All For One, Identity, Worship Experiment and Just in Time, the praise band from Owl Creek Baptist Church.

On Sunday, Praisestock takes place from 1-6 p.m. as bluegrass, country and gospel music groups perform. Bands performing include Chestnut Ridge SlawDog, Nancy H., Baker Brothers, Jim Hawkins and Co. and more.

In addition to worship and music, food will be available by donation.

Tents will be onsite that will provide shade, a Kids Corner will feature crafts and games, and visitors may enter a raffle to win a giveaway. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket in order to be comfortable.

For more information about bands performing, activities available, and directions to the event, visit www.praisestock.org or find Praisestock on Facebook.

Quarry Chapel Event: Lecture (Sun. 11 Sep, 2016 3:00 pm)

John Elliott, professor of political science at Kenyon College, will give a lecture titled "The Meaning of Trump." Bring your family & friends to this timely free event at historic Quarry Chapel, corner of Quarry Chapel & Monroe Mills Roads outside of Gambier. Doors open at 2:30 pm & lecture starts at 3. Bring a lawn chair in the event you cannot find seating in the Chapel. Parking is available in the front & rear 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.  

Mon. 12 Sep, 2016

"We MEAT Again" Annual Free Outdoor Cast Iron Cooking Program (Mon. 12 Sep, 2016 4:00 pm)

Seats are still available to enjoy a free meal cooked in the great outdoors. Bring your appetite and watch a feast prepared in cast iron dutch ovens as part of “We MEAT Again” annual outdoor cooking demonstration with Host Gary Worster on Monday, September 12 sponsored by the Danville Public Library.

The free program will be held at the Danville Memorial Park Pavilion, Market Street (SR 62). Participants are welcome to watch the food being prepared beginning at 4:00 p.m. with feasting and festivities ending at 8:00 p.m.

The menu will include several meat dishes, sides, beverages and dessert. Reservations required. Door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Tue. 13 Sep, 2016

SPI Spot Synthetic Biology Policy Forum (Tue. 13 Sep, 2016 11:30 am)

The fall adult program season will begin with something unusual at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street. We are partnering with SPI Spot (Science Play-Space Initiative) who received a grant to offer two interactive science programs beginning on Tuesday, September 13 (adults only) and ending with a special afternoon Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 14 open to all ages.  Here are the details:

 

Policy Forum: Should We Engineer the Mosquito?

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

 

11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County

 

Adults Only. Lunch Provided.

 

This forum is an opportunity for adults to learn about synthetic biology. Over the course of 90 minutes, participants will learn how mosquitoes could be engineered to reduce malaria  transmission. They will discuss risks and benefits and consider differing perspectives, ethical and societal issues. Using the information provided, individual experience and values, participants will form a plan regarding whether (and how) to release the altered mosquitoes.  Attendees are expected to participate and fill out a survey at the end. To register- email Rachel at [email protected] or call 740-398-8643 or 740-501-7616 or visit the web page: www.spispot.org and fill out registration form. Free and designed for adults.

 


 

Special Afternoon Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 14, 4:30 pm

 

What is Synthetic Biology and How Should We Use It?

 

For adults and older children (6+)

 

At the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County

 

This exciting event is part of a nationwide festival that provides an opportunity to learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology. Participants can expect a short presentation and fun hands-on activities facilitated by scientists in biology and related fields. Visitors will design a "super organism" to solve a problem, extract DNA from wheat germ, and discuss which future technologies they would support. These activities are designed to introduce participants to synthetic biology content and promote informal conversations about how synthetic biology is interconnected with our society. The event is free and is suitable for adults and older children (6+) . Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.

 

For more information, contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

 

 

Wed. 14 Sep, 2016

Special Afternoon Brown Bag Chat: Interactive Synthetic Biology Program w/SPI Spot (Wed. 14 Sep, 2016 4:30 pm)

Special Afternoon Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, September 14, 4:30 pm

 

What is Synthetic Biology and How Should We Use It?

 

For adults and older children (6+)

 

At the Public Library of Mount Vernon & Knox County

 

This exciting event is part of a nationwide festival that provides an opportunity to learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology. Participants can expect a short presentation and fun hands-on activities facilitated by scientists in biology and related fields. Visitors will design a "super organism" to solve a problem, extract DNA from wheat germ, and discuss which future technologies they would support. These activities are designed to introduce participants to synthetic biology content and promote informal conversations about how synthetic biology is interconnected with our society. The event is free and is suitable for adults and older children (6+) . Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.

 

For more information, contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Thu. 15 Sep, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Remembering Miss Rosa Parks (Thu. 15 Sep, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Rosa Parks [Dr. Annette Jefferson] with opening music by Owl Creek.

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.

Mohican Bluegrass Festival (All day)

Join us for our 25th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival, this September. This family event offers every one of all ages the opportunity to venture out to Mohican Wilderness Campground for this outdoor festival. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River.

Although picnic tables and benches are present in the stage area, lawn chairs are highly recommended to keep you comfortable. Food vendors on-site, coolers welcome. Craft vendors on site and plenty of recreation in camp to help keep the kiddos entertained.

Camping is available and becomes sold-out almost a year in advance. Come for the weekend and camp or visit by day. Two modern shower houses with flush toilets and hot showers service the camp, pit toilets are scattered throughout camp and port-a-pots are located in the stage area.

FREE parking for weekend campers and day visitors. Accessible parking and port-a-pots available. Kids (17 and under) are free.

There are NO REFUNDS for tickets or camping, once purchased. Tickets purchased in advance will be held at will-call and a wristband will be issued upon check-in. Wristbands are required to be worn and are required for re-entry. Those who do not have a wristband upon re-entry will be subject to purchasing a ticket.

Fri. 16 Sep, 2016

Oldtime Farming Festival (All day)

The annual Oldtime Farming Festival is always held the third weekend of September. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment from our members and community to successfully pull this festival off. We, as members, put in countless hours in preparation and anticipation of the upcoming festival.

We offer FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING AND FREE ENTERTAINMENT. To name a few of the activities you can experience here: A town parade kicks off the festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, complete with a Festival Marshal, an open to the world horticulture show, antique tractors & machinery, crafts, musical entertainment, magician, old-time demonstrations, historical displays, family farm exhibit, old fashioned games & contests with prizes, square dancing tractors (a must see), an old fashioned pie auction on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (a big hit), and an awards ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

WHERE ELSE IN CENTRAL OHIO CAN YOU FIND SUCH A DEAL?

We hold the festival in the Community Memorial Park in Centerburg, Ohio which is located just north of town at the intersection of St Rt 314 and US Rts 3/36.

Mohican Bluegrass Festival (All day)

Join us for our 25th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival, this September. This family event offers every one of all ages the opportunity to venture out to Mohican Wilderness Campground for this outdoor festival. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River.

Although picnic tables and benches are present in the stage area, lawn chairs are highly recommended to keep you comfortable. Food vendors on-site, coolers welcome. Craft vendors on site and plenty of recreation in camp to help keep the kiddos entertained.

Camping is available and becomes sold-out almost a year in advance. Come for the weekend and camp or visit by day. Two modern shower houses with flush toilets and hot showers service the camp, pit toilets are scattered throughout camp and port-a-pots are located in the stage area.

FREE parking for weekend campers and day visitors. Accessible parking and port-a-pots available. Kids (17 and under) are free.

There are NO REFUNDS for tickets or camping, once purchased. Tickets purchased in advance will be held at will-call and a wristband will be issued upon check-in. Wristbands are required to be worn and are required for re-entry. Those who do not have a wristband upon re-entry will be subject to purchasing a ticket.

Sat. 17 Sep, 2016

Centerburg Lions Club 5K Race/Walk (Sat. 17 Sep, 2016 7:30 am - 10:30 am)

Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. at the Centerburg Community Memorial Park northeast of Centerburg. Registration area and start/finish line will be adjacent to the rear corner of the Park across from the water tower. Please park in designated Festival Parking, which is a grass lot on State Route 3 across from the Park. The race/walk starts at 8:30 A.M. The course will be raced upon the scenic Heart of Ohio Trail, which is part of the ever developing Ohio to Erie Trail. The length of the race is 5-Kilometers (3.1 miles) consisting of 2.5 Kilometers out and back. The pre-registration fee to run/walk is $15.00, if postmarked by September 1st. The registration fee to run or walk is $20.00 after September 2nd. Registration will be accepted the day of the race until 8:15 A.M. Please make checks payable to the Centerburg Lions Club. All proceeds from this event will benefit Lions charities, including local, national and international. Awards will be presented to the top two male and female participants. Medals will be presented to the top three participants in each age division. T-Shirts will be given to the first thirty registrants. Water will be provided on the course with refreshments provided by the trail friends at the finish line. Afterward, be sure to stay at the Park and enjoy the old-fashioned festivities at the CENTERBURG OLDTIME FARMING FESTIVAL! www.oldtimefarmingfestival.org

Ohio Open Doors: Woodward Opera House Tours (Sat. 17 Sep, 2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, signed by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 15, 1966. To celebrate, Ohio History Connection has inaugurated Ohio Open Doors to promote and inspire pride in Ohio's amazing heritage.

Join us for a special 2-hour open house on Saturday, September 17 from 10am to Noon! You will learn a little about the Woodward Opera House's incredible legacy, as well as take a sneek peak at current construction in the Woodward Annex that will help bring the Woodward back to life as a fully operational, state-of-the-art performing arts complex!

Oldtime Farming Festival (All day)

The annual Oldtime Farming Festival is always held the third weekend of September. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment from our members and community to successfully pull this festival off. We, as members, put in countless hours in preparation and anticipation of the upcoming festival.

We offer FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING AND FREE ENTERTAINMENT. To name a few of the activities you can experience here: A town parade kicks off the festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, complete with a Festival Marshal, an open to the world horticulture show, antique tractors & machinery, crafts, musical entertainment, magician, old-time demonstrations, historical displays, family farm exhibit, old fashioned games & contests with prizes, square dancing tractors (a must see), an old fashioned pie auction on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (a big hit), and an awards ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

WHERE ELSE IN CENTRAL OHIO CAN YOU FIND SUCH A DEAL?

We hold the festival in the Community Memorial Park in Centerburg, Ohio which is located just north of town at the intersection of St Rt 314 and US Rts 3/36.

Mohican Bluegrass Festival (All day)

Join us for our 25th annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival, this September. This family event offers every one of all ages the opportunity to venture out to Mohican Wilderness Campground for this outdoor festival. The grand log stage is settled in the valley along the Mohican River.

Although picnic tables and benches are present in the stage area, lawn chairs are highly recommended to keep you comfortable. Food vendors on-site, coolers welcome. Craft vendors on site and plenty of recreation in camp to help keep the kiddos entertained.

Camping is available and becomes sold-out almost a year in advance. Come for the weekend and camp or visit by day. Two modern shower houses with flush toilets and hot showers service the camp, pit toilets are scattered throughout camp and port-a-pots are located in the stage area.

FREE parking for weekend campers and day visitors. Accessible parking and port-a-pots available. Kids (17 and under) are free.

There are NO REFUNDS for tickets or camping, once purchased. Tickets purchased in advance will be held at will-call and a wristband will be issued upon check-in. Wristbands are required to be worn and are required for re-entry. Those who do not have a wristband upon re-entry will be subject to purchasing a ticket.

Sun. 18 Sep, 2016

Mon. 19 Sep, 2016

Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group "The Koreas" (Mon. 19 Sep, 2016 7:00 pm)

Are you interested in learning more about American foreign policy, but are not sure where to begin? Would you be interested in joining a diverse group of interested people to work together on learning more and discuss issues concerning the world today? Then plan to attend the first meeting of the newly formed Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group on Monday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

The first topic of conversation and film will be “The Koreas.” A summarized version of the program will be held at the Brown Bag Chat “A Look at the Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Program” on Wednesday, September 21, noon, at the main library. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore.

 

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (a national, independent, nonpartisan, non-governmental and nonprofit educational organization), the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind in the United States. The program brings millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate, and learn about foreign policy issues. Each year FPA publishes "Great Decisions," a Briefing Book and a related DVD with PBS programs on eight foreign policy issues as the basis for these discussions.

 

How does it work? A Great Decisions discussion group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn about and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. Participants consider discussion groups a “safe environment” because they provide everyone who wishes to do so with the opportunity to speak.  Each participant’s point of view carries equal weight and everyone is encouraged to share opinions and ideas. Consensus is not a goal. Discussion group participants do not attempt to “convert” participants, because there is a mutual respect for each member’s experiences, value system, and beliefs. The true focus of the Great Decisions discussion group is the critical examination of all issues and opinions; each recognized as equally valid.

 

After attending a program in Arizona last year, Penny Rauzi, retired educator and local program coordinator, thought Knox County would be an ideal place to form a Great Decisions group.

 

“I was impressed with the depth of information the book and speakers shared.  The reading and sharing at the meetings helped me form a fuller picture of the issues whether they were in Europe, the Middle east or the Far East,” she said “ [They] filled in the historical background for me and simultaneously provided a close-up picture of contemporary events as well.”

 

“As a community we have three institutions of higher learning with untold faculty expertise to draw on.  Several  of our local industries have employees who have either lived in or regularly traveled to far flung nations,” Rauzi said. “What if we were able to engage these experts in conversation with local citizens? Wouldn't we all benefit from a deeper understanding of the issues our nation and leaders face?”

 

Copies of the 2016 Great Decisions discussion book are available at the library prior to the program. Excerpts will be available during each program. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Tue. 20 Sep, 2016

Adult Book Discussion: "The 100-Year-Old Man" (Tue. 20 Sep, 2016 7:00 pm)

“The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared,” by Jonas Jonasson will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

It all starts on the centennial birthday of Allan Karlsson. Sitting quietly in his room in an old people’s home, he is waiting for the party he-never-wanted-anyway to begin. The Mayor is going to be there. The press is going to be there. But, as it turns out, Allan is not.

 

Slowly but surely Allan climbs out of his bedroom window, into the flowerbed and makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, we learn something of Allan’s earlier life in which – remarkably – he helped to make the atom bomb, became friends with American presidents, Russian tyrants, and Chinese leaders, and was a participant behind the scenes in many key events of the twentieth century. A huge bestseller, “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared” is a fun and feel-good book for all ages. (Goodreads)

 

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

Wed. 21 Sep, 2016

Brown Bag Chat: A Look at the Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group (Wed. 21 Sep, 2016 12:00 pm)

Are you interested in learning more about American foreign policy, but are not sure where to begin? Would you be interested in joining a diverse group of interested people to work together on learning more and discuss issues concerning the world today? Then plan to attend the first meeting of the newly formed Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Group on Monday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

The first topic of conversation and film will be “The Koreas.” A summarized version of the program will be held at the Brown Bag Chat “A Look at the Knox County Great Decisions Community Discussion Program” on Wednesday, September 21, noon, at the main library. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided in two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore.

 

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association (a national, independent, nonpartisan, non-governmental and nonprofit educational organization), the Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind in the United States. The program brings millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate, and learn about foreign policy issues. Each year FPA publishes "Great Decisions," a Briefing Book and a related DVD with PBS programs on eight foreign policy issues as the basis for these discussions.

 

How does it work? A Great Decisions discussion group is composed of interested individuals who want an opportunity to learn about and participate in the foreign policy decision-making process. Participants consider discussion groups a “safe environment” because they provide everyone who wishes to do so with the opportunity to speak.  Each participant’s point of view carries equal weight and everyone is encouraged to share opinions and ideas. Consensus is not a goal. Discussion group participants do not attempt to “convert” participants, because there is a mutual respect for each member’s experiences, value system, and beliefs. The true focus of the Great Decisions discussion group is the critical examination of all issues and opinions; each recognized as equally valid.

 

After attending a program in Arizona last year, Penny Rauzi, retired educator and local program coordinator, thought Knox County would be an ideal place to form a Great Decisions group.

 

I was impressed with the depth of information the book and speakers shared.  The reading and sharing at the meetings helped me form a fuller picture of the issues whether they were in Europe, the Middle east or the Far East,” she said “ [They] filled in the historical background for me and simultaneously provided a close-up picture of contemporary events as well.”

 

“As a community we have three institutions of higher learning with untold faculty expertise to draw on.  Several  of our local industries have employees who have either lived in or regularly traveled to far flung nations,” Rauzi said. “What if we were able to engage these experts in conversation with local citizens? Wouldn't we all benefit from a deeper understanding of the issues our nation and leaders face?”

 

Copies of the 2016 Great Decisions discussion book are available at the library prior to the program. Excerpts will be available during each program. The program is free and open to the public. 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 "The 100 Year Old Man" (Rated R) (Wed. 21 Sep, 2016 6:30 pm)

The Academy award nominated film, "The 100-year-old Man who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Rated R) will be featured at the Free Movie Night on Wednesday, September, 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Based on the internationally best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, the film depicts an unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it's not too late to start over. For most people it would be the adventure of a lifetime, but Allan Karlsson's unexpected journey is not his first. For a century he's made the world uncertain, and now he is on the loose again.

 

The book is our adult book discussion selection for September.  Free popcorn and refreshments. Children under 17 must be accompanied by adult guardian. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Fri. 23 Sep, 2016

Sat. 24 Sep, 2016

Cycle Knox Trails – Kokosing Gap Trail (Sat. 24 Sep, 2016 2:00 pm)

The third and last in the series of rides explores the Kokosing Gap Trail from Mount Vernon to Gambier.  This ride is approximately 10 miles round trip.  The group will plan to stop at the Brown Family Environmental Center garden and explore.  The ride continues on into Gambier and turns around at the train engine and caboose. Upon the groups return to the Depot, we will celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day with a sweet treat of vanilla ice cream and cherry sauce.  Remember to wear comfortable clothing, wear your bicycle helmet and bring a filled water bottle.

Sun. 25 Sep, 2016

Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee: "Meet John Doe" (Sun. 25 Sep, 2016 1:30 pm)

Silver Screeners will showcase “Meet John Doe,” the classic 1941 Academy Award nominated dramatic comedy directed by Frank Capra and featuring performances by Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

 

A reporter (Stanwyck) writes a fictitious column about someone named "John Doe," who is distraught at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ballplayer-turned-hobo (Cooper) to pose as John Doe. In a series of radio addresses written by a publisher with fascist leanings, Doe captures the public's imagination. When he finally realizes he has been used, Doe comes to his senses and becomes the man he never knew he could be in this dramatic comedy directed by Frank Capra.

 

Steven Moore will lead a brief discussion of the film prior to and following the film viewing. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

 

Thu. 29 Sep, 2016

CHAUTAUQUA - Davy Crocket (Thu. 29 Sep, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Davy Crocket [aka Ken Hammontree] - he doesn't like being called Davy

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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