Arts bulletin board: Aug. 31, 2012

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By The Staff

‘Honk Jr.’ tickets go on sale next Friday

Tickets go on sale next Friday for Shelby County Community Theatre's Youth Series production ofHonk! Jr., music by George Stiles.

The play is a musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Ducklingand is directed by James Ray Morgan.

Performances are Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students.

For reservations, call 502-633-0242.


Story hours at library

The Shelby County Public Library Story Hours, which start this week, will be as follows in the Hudson Room: Tuesday and Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. for 2- and 3-year-olds; and 11 a.m. for 4- and 5-year-olds; Wednesday and Sept.  12 for 2- to 5-year-olds; and Thursday and Sept. 13 for Baby Time, ages birth to 2-year-old in the Story Hour Room. Registration is required for Baby Time. Children will hear stories, make crafts and dance to music. For more information call 633-3803.


Long Run Massacre re-enactments

The annual re-enactments of the Long Run Massacre and Floyd’s Defeat will be at 10 am.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Red Orchard Park.

Events include a live outdoor drama at 2 p.m. both days, various demonstrations of heritage skills such as fire starting, spinning, firearms, blacksmithing and an entire campsite showcasing the lifestyle of settlers and Native Americans who lived along the Kentucky frontier in 1781.

Various authors will be on hand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 8, including Ronald Van Stockum, who will speak at noon.

On Friday, the Painted Stone Settlers also provide a school-day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday for students/home-school groups and at 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts troops.

For more information, visit www.PaintedStoneSetters.org or contact Kathy Cummings at 502- 228-3746 or kathy.cummings@graphicenterprises.net or contact Helen McKinney at 502- 487-0379 or hlnmck@aol.com.


Music lineup for Simpsonville Fall Festival

The annual Simpsonville Fall Festival, expanding to two days this year, on Sept. 7-8, has set an expanded musical lineup featuring various types of performers with ties to Simpsonville and Shelby County.

Friends Indeed band, featuring Matt Simons, will open the weekend with a concert in the city’s park at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

On Saturday, the acts begin at 7 a.m. and run through 7 p.m. The lineup:

Glory Crown: 7 a.m.-10 a.m. (gospel); Phil Kelley: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. (‘50s through ‘80s music); Maddie Won't Smoke: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (classic, alternative rock and reggae); Katie's Habit: 2pm-4 p.m. (‘80s to today; interactive show); and Silver Wings: 5pm-7 p.m. (country and  Southern rock).

Christmas show auditions

Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, written by Barbara Robinson and directed by Rick Reinle, will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 and 7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the theater.

Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8-13 and men and women ages 35-60. Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Performance dates are Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.


See full listings of all events at www.SentinelNews.com/datebook.