Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

December 13, 2013

12/13/2013 — What's Happening

The Independent

ASHLAND — Booksigning event Saturday


The Jesse Stuart Foundation Bookstore will have a book signing with local authors from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Among the authors set to appear are John and Ramona Hieneman of Campbellsville, originially from Greenup County. They will sign their book “Goodbye, Santa,” a story that connects a child’s vision of Santa with an adult’s understanding of what he truly represents. For more information, visit GoodbyeSanta.com.

Other authors scheduled to appear include:

‰Mark Maynard, author of three books that focus on area sports figures;

‰Lew Nicholls, who wrote “Greenup County Kentucky:  A Historical Perspective;”

‰Edwina Pendarvis, author of “Raft Tide and Railroad:  How We Lived and Died;”

‰Carter Seaton, author of “Father’s Troubles” and “amo, amas, amat” and the upcoming “Hippie Homesteaders:  Arts, Crafts, Music and Living on the Land in West Virginia;”

‰Dr. James Gifford, CEO and senior editor of the Jesse Stuart Foundation and author of “Jesse Stuart:  An Extraordinary Life.”

Live Nativity set for Sunday


South Shore United Methodist Church will have a live Nativity from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Visitors can enjoy music and poetry in the sanctuary, refreshments downstairs and a luminary meditation trail to the stable for the Nativity.

The church is at 950 Main St. For more information, call Sean at (606) 932-3525.

Booksigning set for Saturday


The Red Caboose Regional Artisan Center and Gift Shop will host a book signing with local author Jeanette Rowsey signing copies of her book “The Lost Village of Barboursville” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Her appearance is in conjunction with the Heritage Station Christmas event. Each shop will have special sales and events and will donate a portion of the day’s sales to a local charity.  The ThunderTones will perform Christmas carols outside during lunchtime.

For more information, call (304) 525-7333 or visit wvvisit.org.

Symphonic band concert Sunday


The Greater Huntington S ymphonic Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marshall University in the Smith Music Hall Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Replacement show set Sunday


Ashland Community and Technical College Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the J. B. Sowards Theatre on the College Drive Campus.

This performance replaces last Sunday’s performance that was cancelled because of bad inclement weather.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be reserved with major credit cards through the College bookstore (606) 326-2014. 

Unsold tickets will be available at the door for cash or check payment with photo ID.