Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 12, 2013

04/12/2013 — What's Happening

For The Independent

ASHLAND — Dementia session

will be April 25


A video presentation about aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Kentucky TeleHealth Network and local health care centers will be at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Center for Health Education and Research Room 102-D at 316 W. Second St.

Registration is required for the free event. Call Sarah Tarrant at (859) 323-1331 or email sarah.tarrant@uky.edu. Deadline to register is April 16.

‘Bloom’ forum

set for April 15


The Huntington in Bloom movement will launch on April 15 with a community forum at 7 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Conference Center.

Huntington in Bloom is a community effort to improve the overall quality of life in the area by beautifying public areas with floral and tree plantings, landscaping and by removing litter and graffiti. The program also focuses attention on historic preservation and addressing environmental issues.

Attendees at the free forum will learn about Huntington in Bloom and the six areas of focus: floral design, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental effort, historical preservation, and overall impression. They will also have the opportunity to register to volunteer for the various initiatives.

This is the first year Huntington is participating in the America in Bloom competition. America in Bloom judges will be in the Huntington area in mid-July to evaluate the community’s work. America in Bloom promotes nationwide beautification through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements.

For more information, visit the Huntington in Bloom website, huntingtoninbloom.org, or Facebook page.

Ballet auditions scheduled


The Charleston Ballet will have two separate audition classes for company membership and apprentice positions for the upcoming season.

Open auditions for the Charleston Ballet Company will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 8 for the next 2013-14 season of performances.

Apprentice audition will be from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. May 9 for younger dancers (ages 11 to 15).

Male and female dancers of advanced ability with a classical ballet background are encouraged to audition for the company. Dancers must be at least 14 years old and women must be proficient in pointe work.

The Apprentice audition will be from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. May 9. For apprentice positions, male and female dancers must be between 11 and 15 years old with a classical ballet background and possess at least an intermediate level of technique. Girls must be working on pointe. All interested dancers and their parents must comply with the company membership regulations.

Auditions will be at the Charleston Ballet studio, 100 Capitol St., on the mezzanine. For more information, call (304) 342-6541 or visit thecharlestonballet.com.