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Arts Briefs: May 25, 2012

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By The Staff

Military members admitted free
for Abbey Road on the River

Members of the U.S. military and their families can get free tickets to this weekend’s Abbey Road on the River, which bills itself as the largest Beatles-inspired festival in the world.
The event is ongoing through Monday at Belvedere Park and Galt House Hotel in Louisville. To redeem the free tickets, just show a valid military I.D. at the box office upon arrival. Family members with a dependant I.D. can also get tickets (limit 4), which are valid for all days.
More than 60 international bands will be featured, including Jefferson Airplane, which will perform Saturday.

Author to address homemakers this week
Author Judy Gerdis will share her inspirational journey as she encountered life’s struggles during the Shelby County Homemakers annual meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Shelby County Extension Office.
Gerdis will share copies and stories of Get in the Boat.
Tickets for the lunch are $10. Reserve a seat by Wednesday by calling 633-4593.

Theatre hosting workshops for kids
Shelby County Community Theatre will host three summer children’s workshops June 11-15 for children ages 7-17. Each workshop is $50 for the first child/class and $30 for each additional child/class.
All students will participate in a culminating performance at 7 p.m. on June 15. Camp director is Cyndi Powell Skellie.
The workshops are: Page to Stage for ages 7–11. Workshop participants will use poetry to create movement and scenes. Musical Theatre for ages 7–17. Workshop participants will learn to sing three songs. They will learn basic musical theatre choreography and components of staging a musical number. Creating a Scene for ages 12–17. Workshop participants will study voice and diction, blocking, movement, non-verbal communication and ensemble work.
Space is limited, and registrations will be taken on a first come/first serve basis. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

Summer reading 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 includes ice cream social for all ages, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16; read-in for all ages, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 21; Silly Safaris live animal show, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. June 28; splash and dash for youth ages two through fifth grade, 10:30 a.m. July 12; 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.

Squire Boone Day on June 16
Squire Boone Day will be June 16 at Clear Creek Park amphitheater and the Col. Sanders Pavilion. The sons and daughters of the American Revolution will honor the American Revolutionary War Soldiers at 10:30 a.m.
There will be entertainment all day provided by local and out-of-town bands, musicians and D.J. Bach.
The Community Children’s Choir Chorus will start the entertainment at 11 a.m.
Food will be provided by Will’s Grill. Pioneer games will be available for the children. There will be an auction at 1 p.m.
The organizing committee is accepting donations for the auction. Call 502-320-5371 and leave message to make a donation for the auction or for more information regarding this event.

Downtown Shelbyville concert series
The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series continues June 29 at 6 p.m. with Josh and Holly performing at the public parking lot between 6th and 7th streets. Carryin’ On performs at 7 p.m. June 30 at Fountain Square, across from the Shelby County Courthouse. For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029.

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