Arts Briefs: July 6, 2012

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By The Staff

Shelby native Sheehy lands 2 roles at outdoor theater

Shelbyville native Michael Sheehy, a student at the University of Kentucky, and is  spending the summer working at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre in Snow Camp, N.C., a professional outdoor drama that produces two historical shows, a children’s show and a Broadway musical.

Sheehy will be playing Hannibal Quave in Pathway to Freedomand George in The Sword of Peace.

He said he chose to come to the outdoor theater because he believed that it was unique and that the stories told in these outdoor spaces could not be told anywhere else.

Pathway to Freedomis an account of the struggles and heroism of the 1840s and 1850s along the Underground Railroad from North Carolina to Indiana. Performances are next Friday, July 19,21,27 and Aug. 2, 4,10,16,18.  
The Sword of Peaceis a dramatic portrayal of the American Revolution. It enlightens the audience about the struggles the peaceful Quakers must face in a time of war.

Performances are next Thursday, July 14,20,26,28 and Aug. 3, 9, 11, 17.

For both shows, gates open at 7:30 p.m., and shows begin at 8.


Barn movies at park

Monday night barn movies start at 8 p.m. at Red Orchard Park. The schedule includes Flight of the Navigatoron Monday; Labyrinth, July 23; Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Aug. 6. These 1980s adventure classics will get the whole family geared up for summer.

Bring a chair. Concessions will be available.

Adults will a $5 donation, and kids are free. For more information E-mail clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com or visit facebook at www.facebook.com/clearcreek trailblazers.


‘Shelby 2011’ book signing Tuesday

Bill Mathews, Greg Biagi and Mae Peniston will be in the reading room at the Shelby County Public Library at 5-7 p.m. Tuesday to sign their recent book, A Living History, Shelby County Kentucky 2011. Books will be available for purchase.


Summer story time at the park

Summer story time at the Shelby County Parks will be at 11 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 1, at the FAC pavilion near the white house on Burks Branch Road. The featured reader is Sherry Bogard. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 633-5059.


Reading events at library

A new reading program is launching at the Shelby County Public Library. Youth reading board books to picture books are required to read, or be read to, 20 books. Advanced readers must read four chapter books, and middle and high school students must read two or more novels.

All readers completing the program will receive a paperback book, bag and coupons. All incentives will be distributed upon the returning of the reading logs. The schedule splash and dash for youth ages two through fifth grade is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday; pool party for all ages (must complete the program to participate), 6-9 p.m. July 19. Deadline for sign-ups will be July 14. All reading logs are due by July 31.

Participants do not have to be present at weekly activities to complete the program. For more information, call 633-3803.


Smith-Berry concert series

Smith-Berry Winery dinner/concert series’ upcoming schedule includes July 14, Jimmy Davis Band, pop/rock; July 28, The Rigbys, Beatles tribute band; Aug. 11, The Old School Band, pop/rock/Motown/funk; Aug. 25, Lunar Beach House Band, 10th anniversary party, Jimmy Buffet tribute band; Sept. 8, Hog Operation, upbeat bluegrass; Sept. 22, Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes, high energy dance music; Oct. 13, The Ribys, Beatle tribute band. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and music starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $22.95 plus tax per person in advance, $27.95 plus tax at the door. For more information, call 888-845-7091 or 502-845-7091 or visit www.smithberrywinery.com.


‘Forum’ at theater

Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forumare July 20-22 and 27-29. The play is directed by Mike Seely. For more information, call 502-633-0222.


Seniors movies at library

Movies for senior citizens (at least 50 years old) will be July 20 and Aug. 10 at the Shelby County Public Library. The new movie schedule beginning in September will be available soon. For movie titles, call the library at 502-633-3803, ext. 11 or E-mail marketing@scplibrary.net.


Old Time Music workshop

Kentucky Old Time Music, Inc. will offer a workshop on July 27 at the Carl Perkins Building in Morehead to demonstrate how to bring together traditional instruments to form an Appalachian string band sound.

The Freight Hoppers will conduct the workshop in conjunction with the Morehead Old Time Music Festival.  The workshop is free and open to the public.  Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and their singing voices.

The Freight Hoppers will perform a live concert that evening, and kindergarten through high school and college students who attend the workshops will be  given free admission to the concert.

Updates, registration and more information is available at http://www.moreheadoldtime.com


For more events, visit www.SentinelNews.com/datebook.