Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Jesse Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF will be open for First Friday Art Walk on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. G. Sam Piatt will be in the JSF Book Store to sign copies of his book, “Men of Valor: Combat Stories of WWII Veterans from Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky.”
‰The JSF Regional Readers book group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 5:45 p.m. October’s selection is “Men of Valor: Combat Stories of WWII Veterans from Southern Ohio and Eastern Kentucky” by G. Sam Piatt. The author will discuss his book at the October 30 meeting. 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 JSF Book Store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; pottery; gift items; Mom Blakeman’s Creamed Pull Candy; and Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, assorted and sugar-free chocolates, and 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 Jesse Stuart Foundation is located at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland and 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
‰Friday, 7:30 p.m. — Stephen Tobolowsky: “The Dangerous Animals Club.” Tickets $15.
‰Friday, 8 p.m. — Louisville Orchestra “Dvořák 7.” Tickets start at $25.
‰Friday and Saturday — Louisville Ballet “Lady of he Camellias.” Tickets start at $30.
‰Friday, Saturday, Monday and Oct. 12, 13, 8 p.m. and Oct. 14, 2 p.m. — “Reefer Madness: The Musical.” Tickets start at $16.
‰Saturday, 8 p.m. — An evening with Ira Glass. Tickets start at $30.
‰Monday, 8 p.m. — Alabama Shakes. Tickets $25.
501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.