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Sun. 17 Apr, 2016 - Sat. 23 Apr, 2016

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.

 

Mon. 18 Apr, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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

Thu. 21 Apr, 2016

There are no events on this day.

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

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