Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 5, 2013

04/05/2013 — What's happening

The Independent

ASHLAND — BCC bridge

winners named


Bellefonte bridge winners for March 20 are: first — Juanita Ditty; second — Leannah Leslie; third — Wanda Spears; fourth — Jo Weller and Mary Sue Stovall (tie).

Winners for March 27 are: first — Karen Maher; second — Marilyn Goddard; third — Jody Lowman; fourth — Pat Cochran.

Church to give free clothing


A clothing giveaway for children and adults will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greenup Freedom Worship Church of God on U.S. 23.

Model train show begins


The eighth annual Collis P. Huntington Model Train Show starts today at the Dunbar Parks and Recreation Community Center.

The event will feature many operating model railroad layouts, including the Pocahontas Chapter NRHS Modelers train set, the Kentucky and Indiana Model Railroaders from Louisville and the new exhibit, “Riding the Rails Connecting West Virginia.”

There also will be hands-on Geo trax, Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and collectibles for sale and food items for sale.

Admission is: adults, $4; children 3 to 12, $1. Proceeds go to CPH Children Charities.

Show hours are: Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call (304) 543-2323 or email cphmodelrailroad@aol.com.


programs set


A new, weekly program at Boyd County Public Library is designed to show people how to download materials to an eReader or other device.

The eReader Basics class will focus solely on those materials available for free download through the BCPL website, thebookplace.org, to library card holders.

 The class, taught by Information Services Supervisor Jamie Bayne, will meet each Tuesday at noon at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. (four times a month) during April and May. Each week will cover a different device.

The schedule is:

‰May 7: iPod, iPad, iPhone

‰Tuesday and May 14: Nook

‰April 16 and May 21: Kindle

‰April 23 and May 28: PCs and other devices

BCPL card holders have free access to thousands of ebooks, audio ebooks and music through thebookplace.org. The electronic services that will be discussed include OverDrive, Freading, OneClick Digital and Freegal.

Herpetologist to speak to group


Dr. Larry Cartmill, a local herpetologist, will speak to the Cabell County Master Gardeners at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Enslow Park Presbyterian Church at 1338 Enslow Boulevard.

Cartmill will discuss reptiles found in the local gardening environment and will bring examples.

Non-members are welcome to the event.