Arts bulletin board: May 31, 2013

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By The Staff

‘Culture’ comedy opens at community theater

An Evening of Culture (Faith County II), written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Donnie Hagy, opens tonight at the Shelby County Community Theatre.

The comedy, starring (among others) Jon Peed, Erika Wardlow, Louise Epperson, Pat Wetherton, Bill Dunning and Corey Hall, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday, next Friday and June 8 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and June 9.

June 7-9. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For tickets and more information, call 633-0222.


New concert series in Waddy

A new music series featuring bluegrass/gospel entertainers will be at 7 p.m. every first Friday of June, July, Aug and Sept. at the shelter at Waddy Baptist Church. The Lawson family will entertain on June 7. Bring your instruments, and voice-audience participation is encouraged for the second half of the program. Concessions will be available with proceeds to benefit the Waddy Baptist Church youth group’s summer camp experience. Admission is free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The July 5 concert will feature Shades of Grass. For more information, contact Kent McKinney at 502-513-8100.


Summer reading kickoff library

A summer reading kickoff party will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8 at the Shelby County Public Library. Events include an ice cream sundaes social, digging for treasure activities for children and the Kentucky Blue bluegrass band.

Summer reading story hours will start at 10 a.m. on June 12 for ages toddler through 4-year-olds. They will continue each Tuesday through July 23. The summer reading story hours for elementary children, ages kindergarten through third grade, will start at 11 a.m. on June 13 and continue each Thursday through July 25.

For more information, call 633-3803.


New Castle Spring Fling

The 31st annual New Castle Spring Fling will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 around the Historic Henry County Courthouse. Events include arts and crafts, flea markets, food booths, farmer’s market, exhibits, 5K run/walk, car/truck/motorcycle show, bands, children’s activities, silent auction, games, parade, re-enactors, street dance, citywide yard sales and much more. For more information, call 502-845-4181 or visit http://www.newcastleky.com/ or www.facebook.com/newcastlefestivals.


Dig into reading at library

Tom Sparough, known as “Space Painter,” a professional entertainer, will be the guest at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 12 at the Shelby County Public Library. The “Dig into reading” special event will have jugging, storytelling and fun. For more information, contact 633-3803.


Cambo the clown at library

Cambo the Clown, a professional clown, will visit the Shelby County Public Library at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on June 19. He will have magic tricks, juggling, laughing and balloon animals. For more information, contact 633-3803.


Author at coffeehouse

Terry Gordon, author of No Storm Lasts Forever will be at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse from noon to 2 p.m. on June 29 to talk about turning tragedy into insight, and he will sign copies of his book. For more information, call 502-647-7751 or visit www.6amcoffee.com.


Downtown Shelbyville concert series

The annual downtown Shelbyville concert series will be at 7 p.m. June 29 at 5th and Main streets in downtown Shelbyville with ACT III performing. Upcoming shows: July 26 (at 6 p.m.), Will Husband; July 27, Nobodyz Bizzness (with Shelby County Car Club show as part of Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee); Aug. 24, New Breed; Sept. 7, Hard Rock City (including car cruise). For more information, contact Shelby Development Corporation at 633-5029 or visit http://shelbydevcorp.com/special-events.


Production of ‘South Pacific’

Shelby County Community Theatre will have its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific on July 19-21 and 26-28. The play is directed by Cyndi Powell Skellie. The theater is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville. For more information, call 502-633-0222.


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