The Jesse Stuart Foundation preserves the human and literary legacy of Stuart and other Kentucky and Appalachian writers.
‰The JSF Regional Readers book group will meet the last Tuesday of the month 5:45 p.m. April’s selection is “Johnny Logan: the True Story of a Shawnee Who Became a U.S. Spy” by Alla W. Eckert. The book group is open to all and new members are welcome. The complete reading list for 2012 is available at jsfbooks.com.
‰What’s new at the JSF? A new edition of “Beyond Dark Hills: A Personal Story” by Jesse Stuart, edited and with an introduction by Dr. John H. Spurlock of Western Kentucky University. The book is the story of Stuart’s educational journey and features a woodcut by Woddi Ishmael, Stuart’s friend and frequent illustrator. Cost: $30.
‰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 foundation 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 and 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 is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in downtown 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
May 13, 7 p.m. — Bonnie Raitt. Tickets start at $54.50.
501 W. Main St., Louisville. (502) 562-0100. kentuckycenter.org.