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February 1, 2013

02/01/2013 — What's Happening

ASHLAND — AARF fundraiser upcoming

ASHLAND

Fur Ball 2013, a benefit for Ashland Animal Rescue Fund, will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Ashland Transportation Building.

With a theme of Mardi Paws, the event will celebrate in Mardi Gras style with live music, food, door prizes, auctions, contests and AARF products for sale. There will be a contest for best mask and one for best Mardi Gras attire.

This is the first Fur Ball AARF has offered. Dress is casual but Mardi Gras costumes are welcome.

Food will consist of appetizers made by Elite Catering.

Proceeds will benefit the AARF building fund kickoff.

Those attending will have the chance to have their photos taken by Tom Warden with proceeds going to AARF. Sweet and Sassy Treats will be for sale, also with proceeds going to AARF.

Tickets are $20 and are available at South Ashland Greenhouse, Ashland Animal Clinic, Ruffin’ It and Holly B’s.

The transportation building is at 99 15th St.

Paramount offers evening of romance

ASHLAND

The Paramount Arts Center will offer “An Evening of Romance” on Valentine’s Day.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by three, romantic, one-act plays.

Cost is $100 per couple, which includes dinner, wine or beer, dessert and the shows. Those with children may take advantage of the Paramount’s child care at Ashland Youth Ballet next door for an additional $15 each. The service is available for children 5 and older and includes a dance lesson, craft and a snack.

Dinner will be provided by Texas Roadhouse and includes a choice of prime rib or roasted chicken, potatoes, green beans, salad, rolls and cheesecake.

Reservations for the dinner show may be made by calling the box office at (606) 324-3175. Reservations for children care can be made by calling (606) 324-5434.

Sweet program at library

ASHLAND  

Boyd County Public Library will offer a chance to make Valentine’s Day special with homemade sweet treats.

Sweets for your Sweetie,  a time to sample sweet recipes and share some of your own, will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the main branch of the library, 1740 Central Ave.

This program is for adults. No advance registration is needed. For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Participants will get recipes to take home. If you have some to share, please bring them and the library will make copies.

Program matches readers, books

ASHLAND

February is Blind Date with a Book Month at Boyd County Public Library and the library is offering a program to pair readers and book.

During February, the library will have a display of books wrapped in brown paper at the main and Kyova branches. Participants won’t know what book it is until it’s checked out and unwrapped.

Participants will have 21 days and one renewal, if necessary.

When finished readers fill out the Rate Your Date slip found inside the book and drop it off at the library. Each form enters the reader into a drawing for a real date — dinner and a movie for two. Patrons can go on an unlimited number of “blind dates” during the month.

Library will have bingo month

ASHLAND

Boyd County Public Library patrons may win prizes playing bingo in February.

Participants may pick up a game card at any public service desk. The cards are filled with simple library tasks, like “attend a library program” or “request an Interlibrary Loan.” There also are squares that involve checking out or downloading specific materials.

When you “bingo!” (mark off five squares in a row) you may select a prize.

Library Bingo will run through Feb. 28. Prizes include pencils, pens, magnets, key chains and other items.

For more information, visit thebookplace.org.

Exhibitors sought for expo

GRAYSON

The Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting exhibitor registrations for its third annual Bridal Expo from 1L30 to 4 p.m. March 3 at the Grayson Conference Center.

Registrations form are available at graysonchamber.org or by calling (606) 474-4401.

Dance contest

will be March 22

PORTSMOUTH

The Ohio River Valley Red Cross will have its first Dancing with Our Stars competition at 7:30 p.m. March 22 at SOMC Friends Community Center.

The event, modeled after the hit television show “Dancing with the Stars,” will be a fundraiser for the Red Cross and will feature well-known residents of the area.

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