Holiday play auditions Oct. 8
ASHLAND - The Paramount Players will have auditions for two holiday shows at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Paramount Arts Center.
Auditions are open to ages 6 to adult. Those auditioning will be asked to read from a script. The plays are “Miracle on 34th Street,” to be performed Dec. 6, 7 and 8, and “’Twas the Night before Christmas” on Dec. 13.
For more information, call Melanie Cornelison at (606) 324-3175, ext. 311.
Fundraiser offers rental space
CATLETTSBURG - Bear Creek United Methodist Church on Ky. 707, off U.S. 23, will have a fair and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The church will have tables of various sizes to rent on the parking lot for $5; tables inside and under the picnic shelter will cost $10.
For more information or to rent a table, call Bonnnie at (606) 739-5801 or Sue at (606) 686-2551.
Church will make apple butter
GREENUP - Raccoon Freewill Baptist Church on Ky. 2, six miles from U.S. 23, will make apple butter and serve lunch Saturday.
On the menu are beans and corn bread, kraut and weiners and fried pies. Apple butter will be made all day.
GOP women to meet Tuesday
ASHLAND - The Boyd County Republican Women’s Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Chimney Corner Café.
The business meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.
Fall Dog Days planned
PORTSMOUTH - Main Street Portsmouth and the Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club will have a fall Dogs Day Out event at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tracy Park.
The event will include a costume competition; a United Kennel Club match featuring rally, junior showmanship and obedience; demonstrations (grooming, tracking, protection); vendors; and a concession stand. The event is in conjunction with the MSP Farmers Market.
A UKC Fun Match will begin at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $5 and is open to mixed-breed and pure-bred dogs. Awards will be given for the top four places.
For more information, call MSP at (740) 464-0203 or email email@example.com or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (304) 276-3624.
Men’s health symposium set
PORTSMOUTH - Southern Ohio Medical Center will offer a free men’s health symposium Wednesday at the SOMC Cancer Center.
Refreshments will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The symposium will include presentations from SOMC’s Dr. Chris Schmidt, Dr. Charles Wong, Dr. Jesse Houghton and Dr. Johnny Ray Bernard Jr. Topics will include a general overview of prevention, tips and techniques for prostate and colon cancer as well as warning signs to report and screening tests recommended. There also will be a question-and-answer period.
For more information, call the cancer center at (740) 356-7490.
DAR, SAR will host meeting
ASHLAND - The Poage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the John Howe Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will have an informational meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library.
For more information, call Judy Carter at (606) 833-5778 or Jim Kettel at (606) 329-8353.
Card marathon winners named
RUSSELL - September winners of the Russell Senior Center Hand and Foot Marathon are: first — Geneva Burton; second — Helen B. Snedegar; third — Betty Collins.
The next marathon will be Oct. 22.
Those wishing to learn how to play Hand and Foot may come to the center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more information, call (606) 922-8989.
‘Meet Candidates’ fish fry Saturday
IRONTON - The Trustee Board of Quinn Chapel AME Church at 8 Adams St. will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” fish fry from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Candidates for public office are encouraged to attend the casual forum during which campaign material may be distributed.
On the menu are fish filets, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, bread, dessert and a soft drink for $7.50. Fish sandwiches also may be purchased. Takeout will be available.
Tickets are available from Quinn Chapel members.
Hospice sessions will be Oct. 9
ASHLAND - The second monthly offering in Community Hospice's new "Info to Know" series, titled “Care Giving TIps,” will be at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Community Hospice.
The program will be presented by Community Hospice Assistant Director of Clinical Services Mary Neill.
A registered nurse with Hospice for more than 20 years, Neill will present information on taking care of loved ones with a chronic illness and offer tips and suggestions on how to deal with symptoms and persistent problems and ways to help the caregiver.
Hospice is at 1480 Carter Ave.
Reservations are requested and may be made by calling Community Hospice at (606) 329-1890 or (800) 926-6184.
BCC bridge winners named
ASHLAND - Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for Sept. 26 are: first — Kay Memmer; second — Jody Lowman; third — Jacque Brownstead; fourth — Mary Jo Burton.