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Sun. 12 Jun, 2016 - Sat. 18 Jun, 2016

Sun. 12 Jun, 2016

Historic Home Tour in Mount Vernon (Sun. 12 Jun, 2016 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Six homes in the historic districts east and north of downtown will be open for viewing. The owners have renovated and /or renewed them and decorated them with period furnishings. Tickets, $10 per person or $15 per couple, are available only the day of the tour at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 200 N. Main St., where the tour begins. A description and map of the tour will be available at the time of ticket purchase. The homes are best reached by driving. Parking is available in the lot at the Living Center, across the street from the church. All proceeds benefit The Winter Sanctuary homeless shelter. For more information, call 740-392-9277.

Silver Screeners Free Classic Movie Matinee "Inherit the Wind" (Sun. 12 Jun, 2016 1:30 pm)

Join us for a free Silver Screeners Classic Movie Matinee "Inherit the Wind" with host Bob Jones. Refreshments will be served. For information call the main library at 740-392-2665 Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

Mon. 13 Jun, 2016

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Mon. 13 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

Tue. 14 Jun, 2016

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Tue. 14 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

Best Selling Author Mary Doria Russell (Tue. 14 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm)

New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Doria Russell will present “From Curiosity to Finished Book: The Writing Process” at the Adult Summer Reading Program Book Discussion on Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m., at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

 

Dr. Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in American literature and one of our greatest contemporary storytellers. Her novels are studied in literature, theology and history courses in colleges and universities, and often chosen as book club and “community read” selections. This visiting author program is in partnership with Paragraph’s Bookstore who will also host an afternoon book signing with Russell from 3:00-4:30 p.m. downtown at 229 S. Main Street.

 

Her first novel, The Sparrow (1996), was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly and won the Arthur C. Clarke Prize, the British Science Fiction  for Best Novel in 1998. The sequel, Children of God (1998), won the Friends of the Library USA Reader’s Choice Award. and was nominated for the Hugo Award, Best Novel in 1999. The San Francisco Chronicle called A Thread of Grace (2005) “hauntingly beautiful,” and the novel was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dreamers of the Day (2008) was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; it is one of the few novels about the Middle East praised in both Turkey and Israel. Doc, her fictional biography of Doc Holliday, was one of the Washington Post’s Three Best Novels of 2011. Its follow-on, Epitaph, examines the way the gunfight at the O.K. Corral became central to American mythology about the Old West. The daughter of a sheriff, Dr. Russell grew up with cops and guns but also holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan and taught anatomy at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. 

Although all titles of her work will be discussed, Russell encourages book discussion participants to read Dreamers of the Day when asked which book she would recommend reading for the program. 

It's got a lot of Ohio content, but it's really about the making of the modern Middle East,” she explains. “When you're finished reading that one, news from Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel can be fit into a basic understanding of how things became such a mess there. It's also a jumping off point for nonfiction about the historical characters like T.E. Lawrence, Gertrude Bell and Winston Churchill.”

 

Copies of her books will be available for purchase and autograph session following her presentation. Participants will be eligible to win a free book donated by Friends of the Library.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call Linette Porter-Metler, PLMVKC Community Relations, 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 243, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

 

Wed. 15 Jun, 2016

Danville-Howard Turkey Festival (All day)

Each & Every Day — Live Entertainment, Rides, Delicious Food, Car Show, Crafts, Games, Bingo, Smoke House & Fire Department Demos, and much more!!!

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Wed. 15 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

Thu. 16 Jun, 2016

Danville-Howard Turkey Festival (All day)

Each & Every Day — Live Entertainment, Rides, Delicious Food, Car Show, Crafts, Games, Bingo, Smoke House & Fire Department Demos, and much more!!!

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Thu. 16 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

CHAUTAUQUA - Mary Todd Lincoln (Thu. 16 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Mary Todd Lincoln [aka Dr. Barbara Brugler]

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. 17 Jun, 2016

Danville-Howard Turkey Festival (All day)

Each & Every Day — Live Entertainment, Rides, Delicious Food, Car Show, Crafts, Games, Bingo, Smoke House & Fire Department Demos, and much more!!!

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Fri. 17 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

Sat. 18 Jun, 2016

Danville-Howard Turkey Festival (All day)

Each & Every Day — Live Entertainment, Rides, Delicious Food, Car Show, Crafts, Games, Bingo, Smoke House & Fire Department Demos, and much more!!!

Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Sat. 18 Jun, 2016 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

A six day workshop exploring and developing skills related to the artistic expression of mime.  

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps.

Workshop performance is Saturday, June 18th, 7:00.

For more information and registration contact Joseph pr Marty Bell at 740-393-2355 or email at [email protected]

PERFORMANCE: Central Ohio School of Youth Mime (Sat. 18 Jun, 2016 7:00 pm)

The Central Ohio School of Youth Mime presents all that they have learned during the 6-day workshop.

Taught by international mime artist Stephen Chipps, the students will showcase their new knowledge and developed skills related to the artistic expression of mime.

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