Arts bulletin board: Sept. 27, 2013

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By The Staff

Army officer, author Herd to talk terror at library

Retired U.S. Army Col. Walter Herd of Simpsonville, who commanded special operations in Afghanistan and has a new book about what he learned during that time, is headed for a public event at the Shelby County Public Library.

Herd will appear from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville.

He will discuss his book, Unconventional Warrior, Memoir of a Special Operations Commander in Afghanistan, and share his experiences and insight on the war on terror. For more information and registration, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


Children’s movie at library

A free children’s movie, the original version of The Muppet Movie, will be shown at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at the library. Free popcorn will be provided, but viewers will need to bring their own drinks. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11 or marketing@scplibrary.net.


Theater fundraiser at Science Hill

“An Evening at Science Hill,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 5, will support the efforts of the Shelby County Community Theatre. The event includes cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions, and the cost is $75 per person. There will be PGA tickets, jewelry, a bourbon tour and entertainment packages available.

To RSVP or for more information, call 633-0242. To view auction items, visit Shelbytheatre.org. Science Hill Inn is at 525 Washington St. in Shelbyville.


Kroos in concert

Mark Kroos, an award-winning acoustical guitarist, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at First Christian Church. Admission is a donation. To learn more about Kroos, visit www.markkroos.com. He will also perform two songs during the 11 a.m. worship service.


SC3 Friends concert

The Shelby County Community Children’s Choir will present its second annual “SC3 and Friends” concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at First Christian Church in Shelbyville. There is no charge for admission. There are several special guests scheduled to appear, including Jordan Lardner, Rick Reinle and the Prologuers.


Bookfest book sale

Bookfest, the Friends of the Library’s annual sale of used books and other items to raise money for literacy will be Oct. 9-12 at Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. in Shelbyville. All proceeds from the Bookfest will go to support the library and The Sentinel-News Newspapers in Education program. Donations of new and pre-owned books, CDs and DVDs and art objects are being accepted. No encyclopedias or VHS tapes will be accepted. Drop items at The Sentinel-News, 703 Taylorsville Road, or at Crahan Wealth Management, 529 Main St. in Shelbyville. Volunteers will pick up books from patrons who live within the Shelbyville city limits. Opening night of the Bookfest, a members-only event, will include a silent auction, refreshments and an opportunity to meet with local authors. Hours are 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 10-11 and 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 12. For more information, contact 633-3803.


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 6-7 p.m. 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.


‘Doubt, A Parable’ at theater

Performance dates for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Doubt, A Parable, written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Jack Wann, will be Oct. 18-20. For more information, call 633-0222.


Graveyard tales at library

“Graveyard tales” will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Oct. 24 among the tombstones on the Shelby County Public Library’s front lawn, at 309 8th St. in Shelbyville. The event will be presented by Thomas Freese, master storyteller, artist and author. Bring a blanket or chair or both. Stories are suited for all ages. In case of inclement weather, stories move to the Hudson Room. For more information, contact 633-3803, ext. 11, or marketing@scplibrary.net.


‘Christmas Carol’ at theater

The production of Shelby County Community Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The play will be directed by Craig Nolan Highley. For more information, call 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street.


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