ASHLAND — LITERATURE
Friday, noon to 6 p.m. — Open House to celebrate what would have been the 107th birthday of the late and world renowned auther, Jesse Stuart. See the Book Cover Quilt his sister, Glennis and niece made him with a talk by Nancy Osborne. Live performances of traditiona Appalachian music by JFS board members, Carl and Buzzy Leming, special events, displays, discounted merchandise, refreshments, door prizes and book signings by authors, Mark Maynard, Jack D. Ellis, James M. Gifford, Ruby Miller, Lewis O. Nicholls, G. Sam Piatt, and Edwina Pendarvis.
Readers will meet at 5:45 p.m. last Tuesday of the month. July’s selection is “One Foot in Eden” by Ron Rash.
‰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; vintage linens; JSF t-shirts; Granville Pottery; jewelry from the Gastineau Studio in Berea; The Kentucky Explorer magazine; Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, and Mom Blakeman’s Cream Pulled Candy, 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 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.
CLUBS & SHOWS
AMERICAN LEGION POST 23
Wednesdays, 5 p.m. — Hamburger fry.
Fourth Monday of the month, 7 p.m. — American Legion Riders meeting.
705 Court St., Portsmouth. For more information, call (740) 353-3030. americanlegion23ohio.org.