Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 16, 2014

What's happening: 3/17/14

MEADS — Parkinson’s event April 12

MEADS - The Coalition for the Cure of Parkinson’s Disease will have its second annual Parkinson’s Disease Awareness and Fundraising Event from 10 a.m. to noon April 12 at the Kyova Mall.  

The event will include a walk, silent auction, inflatables, gospel music, Amber’s Angels cloggers and a community chapel. Engravings for the “Living Tree of Hope — Past and Present” will be available for purchase.  

Proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s research and assisting those who have the disease.

For more information, call (606) 922-1442.

Beer-brewing class slated

ASHLAND - A free class about the basics of brewing beer will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the main branch of the Boyd County Public Library.

The class will be taught by Matthew Bradley, a local beer maker and one of the founders of the new brewery under construction in Ashland. He will discuss the materials needed to start making beer, answer questions and provide easy-to-follow instructions. No alcohol will be served at the program.

Brewing Basics is part of “Hot Reads, Cold Nights,” BCPL’s new adult winter reading program that runs through March 31.

There also is a drawing each month for a prize related to the program theme. Winter reading participants write short reviews of the books they read, and each review enters them into the monthly drawings. The March prize is a beer-making kit. Each entry also gives participants a chance at the grand prize — a Kindle Fire.

Book review forms are available at any branch or by going to thebookplace.org and clicking the link at the top of the page. Reviews should be a minimum of 25 words. Reading rewards for adults this year are: five books: lip balm; 10 books: winter gloves; 15 books: mug and ice scraper.

For more information, call Jamie Bayne at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1410.

Quilt gathering scheduled

MAYSVILLE - The Maysville Quilt Gathering will be Thursday through Saturday.

The event will include “Quilt Speak: A Patchwork of Poetry,” based on the work of Jane Joyce Wilson, written by Mike Thomas, performed by the Maysville Players and a screening of the trailer for film documentary “Pieced Together, the story of Donna Sue and the Quilt Square,” which features Adams County, Ohio’s Donna Sue Groves.

A quilt exhibit will be on the third floor of the Cox Building and the art exhibit “Quilted Inspiration” will be on the second floor of the Art Guild Gallery.

The Maysville Conference Center will be the site for shopping for fabric, quilting supplies and gifts. The Merchant Mall will have demonstrations, exhibits and classes; there is an additional charge to attend classes.

Daily admission is $5. Two-day special admission is $8, which includes all events except classes. Two-day passes are available at Apron Strings Quilt Shop or at the door day of the show.

For more information, visit maysvillequiltgathering.com.

Youth science summit Saturday

LOUISVILLE - Kentucky Science Center’s 2014 Paducah Youth Science Summit will be Saturday at the Emerging Technology Center of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

The event provides a platform for middle and high school students to talk about hot science topics, to interact with leading professionals in speed mentoring sessions and hands-on industry labs and to advocate for advancement in science, technology, engineering and math.

 Cost to attend is $25 per student, which includes a light breakfast and lunch in addition to an event T-shirt. The summit will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

For advance tickets, calling (502) 561-6100, ext. 6111 or visit KYScienceCenter.org.

America in Bloom session set

PORTSMOUTH - A public meeting about the America in Bloom project will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Portsmouth Public Library. Design chairman Sue Burke will lead the session, gathering ideas, comments and suggestions.

For the first time, Main Street Portsmouth has registered for the AIB national awards program. The focus will be on Market and Second streets, and volunteers are needed. MSP will work closely with small businesses to bring a sense of cohesiveness to the downtown area with floral displays. AIB judges also consider five other areas: heritage preservation, landscaped areas, environmental efforts, urban forestry and overall impressions.

MSP is the largest Main Street community in Ohio with a district that encompasses more than 38 city blocks. It has been an accredited Main Street community since 2008.

For more information about the program or to volunteer, call (740) 464-0203 or email program.msp@gmail.com.

BCC bridge winners named

BELLEFONTE - Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for March 5 are: first — Kay Memmer; second —  Jo Weller; third — Juanita Ditty; fourth — Jacque Brownstead.

Winners for March 12 are: first — Kay Memmer; second — Pat Cochran; third — Maxine Brammer; fourth —                  Clara Marcum.

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