Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 20, 2013

What's happening: 03/21/13

Staff reports
The Independent

HUNTINGTON — Kentuckians to sign books

HUNTINGTON - Folk artist Minnie Adkins of Elliott County and storyteller/songwriter Mike Norris of Lexington will sign copies of their children’s books titled “Bright Blue Rooster” and “Sonny the Monkey” at the Huntington Museum of Art’s Museum Shop at 2 p.m. Sunday.

 Both books are illustrated with photographs of wood carvings. A selection of carvings used in the books will be on display. Refreshments will be served.

 Readers have the choice of reading the story or singing it, as sheet music is included and a CD recording is included in the collector’s edition of both books, which will be available at the museum shop.

In addition to the bookstore versions, collector’s editions of “Sonny the Monkey” and “Bright Blue Rooster” also are available. Each collector’s edition is signed and numbered and each book contains an original drawing by Adkins, as well as the accompanying CD, affixed to the inside back cover. The CDs contain an original song complementing the story, a narration of the story and an interview with Adkins.

 The bookstore version of both books is available through the publisher’s website, acclaimpress.com, as well as through major retail outlets and online vendors.

For more information, visit hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701.

AARF fundraising events scheduled

ASHLAND - The Ashland Animal Rescue Fund will offer pet pictures with the Easter bunny from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kyova Mall.

AARF will have a supply drive and adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply. Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten chow will be accepted, along with leashes, treats and cleaning supplies.

 The organization’s annual Spay-Getti Dinner will be from 6 to 8 p.m. April 13 at the Ashland Transportation Building.

Advance tickets, which are $10 for adults and $5 for children, will be available March 27 at Ashland Animal Clinic, Ruffin’ It Groomers and Holly B’s Gifts and Jewelry.

A silent basket auction is also scheduled.