Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

November 12, 2012

local briefs - 11/12/12

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The Independent

ASHLAND — Free gym week at area centers

ASHLAND In conjunction with Diabetes Awareness Month, American Health Centers in the Tri-State will offer a free gym week at its locations in Grayson, Chesapeake, Huntington and Ashland.

Free gym week will continue through Saturday. Gyms are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Ashland location is across from the Paramount Arts Center. Visit Americanhealthcenters.com or call (888) 557-5501 for more  information about the gyms.

MSU planetarium shows scheduled

MOREHEAD The Morehead State University Space Science Center’s Star Theater will present the laser planetarium programs “Cosmic Journey” and “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” followed by laser shows Friday and Saturday.

“Cosmic Journey” will be featured at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, followed by “Laser Pink Floyd — The Wall” at 7:30 p.m. and “Laser Pink Floyd — Dark Side of the Moon” at 8:30 p.m.

On Nov. 17, planetarium shows will include “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at 1 p.m.; the new live program “The Night Sky over Morehead” at 2:15 p.m.; and “Cosmic Journey” at 3:30 p.m.

Programs continue with laser shows the same evening starting at 7 p.m. with “Laser Magic” and at 8 p.m. “Laser Spirit.”

Selected laser music shows can contain unedited language.

Admission to the planetarium programs is $2 for adults and $1 for students and ages 60 and older. Ages 4 and younger are admitted free if they sit on parents’ laps.

Admission to the laser programs is $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens and free for ages 4 and younger sitting on laps.

Seating is limited to 90 per program and tickets for all shows are available at the door. Cash only is accepted. No advance tickets or reservations are available.

Additional information is available by calling the Space Science Center’s Star Theater at (606) 783-9593 or visiting moreheadstate.edu/startheater.

PAC, Safe Harbor join together

ASHLAND Area residents will be able to enjoy Christmas cheer while sharing it with others thanks to a cooperative program between the Paramount Arts Center and Safe Harbor.

The PAC will present four performances of the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” on Dec. 6 through 8. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students, but a resident also may earn a free ticket by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy before Nov. 21. Donation of a toy provides a free ticket with the purchase of a ticket.

The toys will be used as part of the stage set during the Macy’s Department Store scene of the production, and after the play closes, the toys will be donated to Safe Harbor.

Safe Harbor is a domestic violence shelter in Ashland that serves residents in Boyd, Greenup, Carter, Elliott and Lawrence counties. The average daily census of children at the facility is between 50 and 65, said Ann Perkins, executive director of Safe Harbor.

Suggested toys include dolls, baby carriages, toy trucks and cars, large stuffed animals, board games, Easy Bake Oven sets, bicycles/tricycles and sports equipment.

“We are grateful to the Paramount Arts Center for thinking of us,” Perkins said. “We have so many children in our program daily, so this is a thoughtful and wonderful opportunity for our children.”

For more information about ticket sales and performances dates and times, call the PAC at (606) 324-3175.

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