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Arts bulletin board: Jan. 25, 2013

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Author Van Stockum to speak at Painted Stone event
The Painted Stone Settlers Inc. will host a public program featuring author and Sentinel-News columnist Ronald Van Stockum at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at Stratton Center in Shelbyville.
Van Stockum speaking about his latest book, Remembrances of World Wars.
Copies of the book will be available for sale. For more information, call 502-500-4475, 502-228-3746 or 502-738-9435 or visit www.paintedstonesettlers.org.

Shelby’s McCardwell in Frankfort exhibit
Michael McCardwell of Shelby County is one of 28 artists from across the commonwealth whose works are on display in hallways and conference rooms of the Kentucky Senate and House offices in the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.
The show, which opened Tuesday and continues through March 26, is the Kentucky Arts Council’s “Kentucky Visions at the Capitol,” an annual exhibit.
McCardwell, whose works is in oil, and the other artists invited to participate are adjudicated members of the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted program or are recipients of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Award or Governor’s Award in the Arts. The exhibit, open to the public, coincides each year with the Kentucky General Assembly’s legislative session.

Monarchs, Mutts & Meows
The Monarchs, Mutts & Meows Valentine dinner dance will be at 6-11 p.m. Feb. 9 at Claudia Sanders Dinner House, 3202 Shelbyville Road. The event, a fundraiser for 5rescues.org, the animal advocacy coalition of five groups, will include live entertainment by The Monarchs from 8 to 11 p.m., and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by phone 502-647-2160 or by visiting www.5rescues.org.

Comedy theater event in Finchville
Scott Davis presents a night of family-friendly comedy and desserts at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Finchville Ruritan building. Advance tickets are required to plan for the actual number attending. Childcare (under age 9) is provided with advance reservations.
Call 834-7973 to make those arrangements. Tickets cost will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. If you purchase a table (eight tickets,) you will get to keep the centerpiece that will be on the tables the night of the event.

SCCT presents ‘Harvey’
Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Harvey will be staged on Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. The reservation line is 633-0242 and will open on Feb. 1. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

‘The Diviners’ auditions
Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of The Diviners will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 and 20. The play requires five men, five women and a theatrically experienced teenage male. Interested actors are encouraged to bring a resume and be prepared to do improvisations and readings from the script. Performance dates are April 19-21 and 26-28. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-0222 or visit www.shelbytheatre.org

Story hour at library
A story hour for elementary-aged children (kindergarten through fifth grade) will be on the third Thursday of each month at the Shelby County Public Library, at 4:30-5:30 p.m., starting Feb. 21 in the Community Room. There will be stories, crafts and a snack each time. For more information, call Sarahbeth at 633-3803.

Jackie Robinson show at Stageone
Stageone Family Theatre celebrates Black History month with Steven Dietz’ Jackie and Me, honoring baseball legend Jackie Robinson, at 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater in Louisville. Tickets are $19.75 and may be purchased by calling 502-584-7777, visiting the theater box office or at www.kentuckycenter.org. Group tickets for parties of 12 or more are available for $17 each by calling StageOne Family Theatre at 502-498-2447. Because of strong language, this production is recommended for ages 8 and up.

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