• Arts bulletin board: June 7, 2013

    Library’s summer reading  program begins Saturday

    The Shelby County Public Library will launch its annual summer reading program with a party on Saturday morning.

    The event, which is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will 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. Wednesday for ages toddler through 4-year-olds and will continue each Tuesday through July 23.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 31, 2013

    ‘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.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 24, 2013

    ‘Downton Abbey Era’ show coming to public library

    Downton Abbey Era: Titanic to the Twenties will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library. “Regency High Tea” will begin at 6 p.m. sharp, and the Lexington Vintage Dancers will be at 6:30 p.m. Downstairs the servants practice the Grizzly Bear and the Foxtrot.

    Upstairs Lady Violet accepts an invitation to waltz. Learn about how the era was reflected in the social dances of the time. (No one will be admitted after dancers begin to perform.)

  • Arts bulletin board: May 17, 2013

    Bagdad Baptist youth go down memory lane

    The Bagdad Baptist Youth will host a dinner theater variety show, Memory Lane, on Friday. Take a walk back in time as this show will feature popular music and musical characters from the past.

    Musical selections include “I Heard It thru the Grapevine,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Gitarzan,” “Mississippi Squirrel,” “9 to 5,” and will include many more surprises.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 10, 2013

    Ex-students hold concert to honor former teachers

    Musicians performing at a concert this Saturday at Shelby County High School will celebrate the work of former teachers during the Ernie Threlkeld/Susie Saunders/Mel Owen Memorial Jam.

    Each of the teachers is now deceased  (Threlkeld passed away in October). and that inspired  dozen or more of their students to pick up their instruments.

  • Arts bulletin board: May 6, 2013

    Shelby artist Brown among presenters at Derby event

    Marti Brown of Shelbyville is one of 14 Kentucky Crafted artists who will exhibit handmade art and crafts and offer goods for sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Old State Capitol as part of the Governor's Derby Celebration festivities.

    Brown’s presentation will be called “Made on Magnolia” and will be among a variety of media and approaches displayed at the event.

  • Arts bulletin board: April 26, 2013

    Shakespeare for students

    A “Shakesperience” for students, with Jack Wann, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Wann, a New York Shakespearean actor, teacher and director, will discuss and perform some scenes, along with members of the audience, from the classic tale of love and woe Romeo and Juliet. This program is for middle- and high-school students. Refreshments will be served after the “show.”

    For more information, call 633-3803.


  • Arts bulletin board: April 19, 2013

    Art to meet death in mortuary seminar

    Shelby Artists on Main will be hosting a presentation regarding art in the mortuary service field, featuring Angie Walters, an artist who is studying the mortuary.

    He presentation will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Gallery at 617 Main St. in Shelbyville.

  • Arts bulletin board: April 12, 2013

    Health and Fitness Day back at FAC on Saturday

    The Shelby County Wellness Coalition’s 10th annual Health and Fitness Fun Day, a which focuses on safety as well as health, will be at 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Family Activity Center in Clear Creek Park.

    The event will feature miniclasses in Zumba, Tai Chi, Piloxing and step/kick boxing as well as free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose and eyesight

  • Arts bulletin board: April 5, 2013

    Greathouse act relives post-Revolutionary times

    Harry Smith will present “Private William Greathouse, Proud Kentucky Militiaman, 1794-1876” in a free performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Public Library.

    Smith’s presentation will highlight the War of 1812 and the 3,500 Kentuckians who answered a call to fight.