The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF will be open on July 6 for First Friday Art Walk from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
‰The SF Regional Readers book group meets the last Tuesday of the month at 5:45 pm. July’s selection is “Blood Feud – The Hatfields & McCoys: The Epic Story of Murder and Vengeance” by Lisa Alther. The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at the JSF website at jsfbooks.com.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The book store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books, fine art prints, pottery, gift items and Ruth Hunt’s Blue Monday candy bars, Derbies, assorted chocolates, bourbon balls and mint julep bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The foundation, at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com or friend us on Facebook.
THE KENTUCKY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
‰July 12 through 14, 8 p.m. — Circus Circus. Tickets start at $16.
‰July 15, 7 p.m. — Diane Krall. Tickets start at $45.
‰July 19 through 21, 8 p.m. — Circus Circus. Tickets start at $16.
‰July 27, 7 p.m. — Mount Zion Evening of Elegance. Admission $30.
‰Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. — Jackson Browne. Tickets start at $44.50.
‰Sept. 6, 7, 8 14 and 15, 8 p.m. — The Vagina Monologues. Tickets start at $15.
‰Sept. 16, 2 p.m. — The Vagina Monologues. Tickets start at $15.
‰Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. — Johnnty Mathis. Tickets start at $43.50.
501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.