Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 20, 2014

What's happening: 4/21/14

ASHLAND — Sports medicine open house slated

ASHLAND - Fan Fest, an open house at King’s Daughters Medical center’s Specialties Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Marshall Orthopaedics, will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at offices in Suite G30 of Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St.

The free event includes screenings for carpal tunnel syndrome and joint pain by appointment at the group’s new location.

There will be light refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team colors for a chance to win a gift card to Ashland Sporting Goods.  

For more information, call (888) 377-5362.

Basketball camp May 3 at YMCA

ASHLAND - Pathways will offer BELIEVE Basketball, a basketball camp for ages 6 and older with intellectual, developmental or other behavioral health challenges, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3 at the Ashland YMCA, 3232 Old 13th St.

The event will include basketball drills and instructions from members of the Kentucky Kings, a local, semi-professional basketball team, and several former Marshall University basketball stars. Then, Coach Greg White, an international motivational speaker, will speak to the children and their parents. Lunch will be provided by Cheddar’s Casual Café.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt. There is no admission fee, but participants are asked to bring two nonperishable food items to be donated to the Salvation Army and Pathways Opportunities for Women program.

Registration forms are available by emailing marshall.tyson@pathways-ly.org or calling (606) 329-8588, ext. 4128.

Story time set at Orange Leaf

ASHLAND - The Boyd County Public Library will co-host a story time at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Orange Leaf in the Ashland Town Center.

In addition to read-aloud stories, Orange Leaf will provide activities and a free small cup of frozen yogurt to each participant.

For more information, call Orange Leaf at (606) 393-0231.      

BCC bridge winners named

BELLEFONTE - Bellefonte Country Club bridge winners for April 16 are: first — Jo Weller; second — Norma Meek; third — Jacque Brownstead; fourth — Juanita Ditty.

Jean Thomas play auditions set

GRAYSON - Auditions for a drama about the life of Jean Thomas will be at 6 p.m. April 29 and 30 at the Grayson Gallery and Art Center, 301 E. Third St.

All are small speaking parts with the exception of Thomas. Adult parts that do not require singing are:  Thomas (the Traipsin’ Woman), Modern-Day Teacher, Judge, Lawyer, Sheriff and Preacher. 

Middle and high school students who can act and sing are needed for the parts of Bride and Groom. The scene of Harper Valley PTA requires acting and singing for a middle-aged woman to play the part of the mother and a high-school-aged girl to play the part of the daughter.

The show will be June 13 at East Carter Middle School and June 14 at West Carter Middle School. Other performances will be announced later.

Thomas traveled on a “jolt wagon” throughout eastern Kentucky learning about musical traditions of the mountain people. She established the American Folk Song Festival.

The Carter project was funded through an Appalachian Regional Commission grant through the Kentucky Department for Local Government and administered by the Brushy Fork Institute at Berea College.

For more information, email Robin Waggoner at robin.waggoner76@gmail.com.


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