Arts bulletin board: Aug. 30, 2013

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By The Staff

Long Run Massacre re-enactments coming

The annual re-enactment of some of Shelby County’s founding events is coming up next week.

The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host the 15th annual Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat on Sept. 7 and 8 at Red Orchard Park.

Heritage skills demonstrations, native American and settler camps, first person presentations and the main battle re-enactment will begin at 2 p.m. A special school day will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. next Friday.

For more information, call 502-228-3746, 502-738-9435 or visit www.PaintedStoneSettlers.org.


Waddy concert series finale

The finale of a summer-long free music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will be at 7 p.m. next Friday 6 at Waddy Baptist Church, with Benson Creek performing. Patrons may bring your instruments, and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions are available, and you should bring lawn chairs or blankets.  If it rains, the event will be moved indoors (no concessions sold indoors). For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.


Final Downtown Shelbyville concert

The final Downtown Shelbyville Street Party Concert will be Sept. 7, with Hard Rock City performing and the second car cruise of vintage vehicles in conjunction with the Shelby County Car Club.

For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.


Movies for seniors

Movies for seniors, 50 and older, will be at 1 p.m. on the first Friday of the month, beginning Sept. 6 through December, at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested.

The movies, popcorn and water are all free. For more information or for movie titles, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


Simpsonville Fall Festival expands

The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival will be Sept. 14 at the Simpsonville Park, 108 Old Veechdale Road. The event begins from 7 to 10 a.m. with the Purnell’s sausage breakfast. There will be a variety of live musical acts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. There will be vendor booths, concessions, silent auction/raffles, rides, games and activities. At dusk will be outdoor cinema: Hotel Transylvania, rated PG. New this year will be more city championships, tethered hot-air balloon rides, mechanical bull riding, a children’s play area, teen and adult rides, human spheres, vertical rush giant slide, twice the rides from last year and all new festival games. For more information, call 722-8793 or visit www.simpsonvilleparks.com.


Ghost hunting program

“Ghost hunting,” presented by Tom Jones of Kentucky Area Paranormal Society, will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Shelby County Public Library, 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


‘Jack and the Giant’ at theater

Shelby County Community Theatre will feature the youth production of Jack and the Giant, directed by James Ray Morgan, with performances are Sept. 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville.


Acclaimed author to visit library

You can spend an evening at the Shelby County Public Library with James Markert, author of A White Wind Blew, an historical novel that draws from his youth in Louisville.

Markert grew up in the shadow of the Waverly Hills Sanatorium, a building with a reputation as one of the most haunted places on earth, perhaps because more than 50,000 patients are said to have died there at the height of the tuberculosis epidemic in the early 1900s.

The session is 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. Registration is requested for seating purposes. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11, or marketing@scplibrary.net.


For more listings of arts and entertainment events, visit www.SentinelNews.com/calendar.