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Sun. 5 Jun, 2016 - Sat. 11 Jun, 2016

Sun. 5 Jun, 2016

Schnormeier Gardens Open House (Sun. 5 Jun, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Ted and Ann Schnormeier of Gambier, Ohio will open their spectacular private gardens to the public from Thursday, June 2 through Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Reservations are not required, however, advance notice of groups arriving by bus would be appreciated. The Gardens are rarely open to the public, and this Open House represents the only opportunity this year to visit and enjoy this remarkable site. Free of charge, open to the public, free parking.

Quarry Chapel Event: Six Miles to Nellie (Sun. 5 Jun, 2016 3:00 pm)

Local band Six Miles to Nellie will play a range of music across genres and eras. Bring your 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 & show starts at 3. 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.

Mon. 6 Jun, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Tue. 7 Jun, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Wed. 8 Jun, 2016

SPI Spot Kinetic Challenge Childrens Summer Reading Program (Wed. 8 Jun, 2016 10:00 am - Thu. 9 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm)

The SPI Spot Kinetic Science Challenge will be the next event the  2016 "Get Ready, Get Set, READ!" summer reading program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County main and branch locations.

Grab your sneakers and get ready for some science in action at the Gambier Community Center gym on Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. and then at the old Fredericktown High School gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. (117 Columbus Rd).

On Thursday, June 9, the program will be held at the Mount Vernon Y-Sports Center Y-Sports Center (200 W. Chestnut Street by United Dairy Farmers) at 10:00 a.m. then again at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Community Center.

The programs are designed for elementary school age children. The programs are free and all are welcome to attend any or all of the programs.  Be sure to sign up your children for this year's summer reading program at any of our library locations to be eligible for prizes, etc.

For more information contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK, the Fredericktown Community Library at 740-694-BOOK, or the Gambier Community Library at 740-427-BOOK, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Brown Bag Chat: "Jane Payne, M.D., Unexpected Healer" (Wed. 8 Jun, 2016 12:00 pm)

 

Author and Historian Dr. Lorle Porter will present her newest book, “Jane Payne, M.D., Unexpected Healer”  at a special “Exercise Your Mind—Read” Adult Summer Reading Program Brown Bag Chat on Wednesday, June 8, noon, at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Dr. Payne’s story is one of courage in the face of hardship and disability. She was one of the first female physicians in the United States. English-born Dr. Payne took her apprenticeship in Mount Vernon under Dr. John Wadhams Russell. She graduated from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and began her practice in Mount Vernon in 1860. Despite long odds and being legally blind and severely immobile, she continued her work until her death in 1882. Dr. Payne established her practice in "the Chill District"  (near the Buckeye Candy building) and Mount Vernon's "Bloody 5th Ward" and was beloved by generations of patients.

 

Dr. Lorle Porter, Professor Emerita, Muskingum University, lives in Mount Vernon, and is the author of several books on history in many different areas. Her books include The Western Leatherwood Valley: Lore City, Gibson Station, New Gottengen (1991/2003), The Immigrant Cocoon: Eastern Europeans in the Cambridge, Ohio Coalfield (1995/2003), Roscoe: Generations-Regeneration (1992), Discovering Ohio's Hill Country (1993), A People Set Apart: Scotch-Irish in Eastern Ohio (1998), Sara's Table: Keeping House in Ohio, 1800-1950 (2001), John Glenn's New Concord (2001), St. Patrick's People: Irish and English Catholics in Early Ohio History (2003), Politics & Peril - Mount Vernon, Ohio in the Nineteenth Century (2005). and Dan Emmett: Burnt Cork Artist Extraordinaire (2008).


The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and an autograph session will follow the presentation. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Refreshments provided. For information, call Linette Porter-Metler, PLMVKC Community Relations, 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

 

Thu. 9 Jun, 2016

SPI Spot Kinetic Challenge Childrens Summer Reading Program (Wed. 8 Jun, 2016 10:00 am - Thu. 9 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm)

The SPI Spot Kinetic Science Challenge will be the next event the  2016 "Get Ready, Get Set, READ!" summer reading program at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County main and branch locations.

Grab your sneakers and get ready for some science in action at the Gambier Community Center gym on Wednesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. and then at the old Fredericktown High School gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. (117 Columbus Rd).

On Thursday, June 9, the program will be held at the Mount Vernon Y-Sports Center Y-Sports Center (200 W. Chestnut Street by United Dairy Farmers) at 10:00 a.m. then again at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Community Center.

The programs are designed for elementary school age children. The programs are free and all are welcome to attend any or all of the programs.  Be sure to sign up your children for this year's summer reading program at any of our library locations to be eligible for prizes, etc.

For more information contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), the Danville Public Library at 740-599-BOOK, the Fredericktown Community Library at 740-694-BOOK, or the Gambier Community Library at 740-427-BOOK, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Exercise Your Mind-Read "The 5:2 Fast Diet" w John Chidester (Thu. 9 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm)

The 5:2 Diet, also known as The Fast Diet, is currently the most popular intermittent fasting diet. Join Library Director John Chidester for his journey on the 5:2 diet and how it has changed his life for a free Exercise Your Mind, Read Adult Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 9, 1:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

Learn the basics of the 5:2 diet and enter for your chance to win one of two, 5:2 Diet books. Every patron will receive an entry for a weekly and grand prize giveaway for attendance. Program located in the A/B meeting room from 1:00-2:00 pm. Free and open to all. Carbalicious refreshments provided.

 

For additional information, call the main library at 740-392-2665 or visit www.knox.net.

Youth Unplugged Showcase (Thu. 9 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

2016 FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES at Ariel-Foundation Park

Come out and show your support for some young local talent at for Youth Unplugged.  The showcase will feature talented, local teenage musical acts.

6:00 p.m. - Abby Baker
6:30 p.m. - Hailey Davis
7:00 p.m. - Julia & William Manning
7:30 p.m. - Megan Campbell
8:00 p.m. - Life to Live
8:30 p.m. - Maya McDonald & Mark Fongheiser
9:00 p.m. - The Undecided

Admission is free, however contributions to 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 at 5:00 p.m.

Fri. 10 Jun, 2016

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 11 Jun, 2016

Knox County D-Day Event (Sat. 11 Jun, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Annual Event honoring World War II Veterans and their sacrifice through displays, war time aircraft, and battle re-enactment.

Rise of the Cicadas (Sat. 11 Jun, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

We've waited 17 long years for the return of Brood V!  Some in eagerness, others in terror all in anticipation of the spectacle.  Join Kenyon Professor of Biology Dr. Megan Meuti to learn about this fascinating creatures and their incredible life histories.  The sights!  The sounds!  The smells!  And the... flavors(?) of the Cicadas!

 

Mount Vernon Classic Criterium (Sat. 11 Jun, 2016 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

A full evening of bicycle racing in Down Town Mount Vernon. There will be races for Beginners all the way to Professionals completing for over $10,000.00 in prize money.

Prior to the Professional race there will be kid's races for ages 3-12.

For more info on this event and other races in Ohio http://www.southeastohiocycling.bike

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