Around Kentucky — July 6

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Here’s a sampling of events you might want to check out

Through July 21: The Brescia University Speech Pathology Department is currently accepting attendees for Summer Speech Pathology Clinicals. These speech therapy sessions are open to children ages 5 and up who are in the school system with a current IEP addressing production of speech sounds.

Sessions will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays  9 a.m.-noon at Brescia University. The cost is $20 a day.

For more information,  contact Donna Goodlett-Collins at (270) 686-4345 or by e-mail at donnag@ brescia.edu.

July 9-16: The first annual Festival of Learnshops, a week-long, hands-on extravaganza of workshops and master classes is designed to bring out the inner artist in all of us, from the age of three to one hundred and three. The Festival of Learnshops is July 9-16 with learnshops held in varying locations throughout and around Berea.  Individual classes vary in length from three hours a day for five days to a single two-hour session.  For complete information and registration, please visit www.berea.com and click on Festival of Learnshops or call (859) 986-2540 or (800) 598-5263.

July 9: Help for Hayden Poker Run July 9 at the Brandenburg Boat Docks. Hayden Bennett is a three year old who recently underwent brain decompression surgery. Registration is 10 a.m. For more information, call Valerie Lee at (502) 542-2392 or visit http://helpforhayden.webstarts.com

July 10: Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble brings R&B Legend Brian McKnight to Brown Theatre 7:30 p.m. July 10. Tickets are $55 (Gold Circle), $45 and $35. Discounted Kentucky Center Member tickets are $38.75. Call the Kentucky Center Box Office at 584-7777, toll free at (800) 775-7777 or (502) 562-0730 (TTY), or by visiting www.kentuckycenter .org. Kentucky `($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144, and CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195.  Please call (502) 562-0111 (V) or (502) 562-0140 (TTY) or visit www.kentuckycenter.org for information about the range of accessibility options offered to enhance your performance experience.

July 11: The July meeting of NARFE Chapter 1050 will meet 11 a.m. on the second Monday at NOLIN RECC, Elizabethtown.  The program will be provided by Clay  Shannon on NARFE Essentials. Anyone needing assistance in regards to OPM/retiree information can come early to the Heartland Service Center in the NOLIN RECC meeting room between  9 and 11 on the same day or call Sam Alexander, 270-769-1264.

July 15-23: Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County presents Music Theatre Louisville’s “Guys And Dolls” at the Kentucky Center July 15-17, 19-23, 7 p.m.; matinees July 17 and 23, 1:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater.

Based on Damon Runyon’s short story “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown,” “Guys and Dolls” revolves around Nathan Detroit, the organizer of the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York, who bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson $1,000 he can’t convince the next girl he sees to go to Havana with him. The next girl he sees happens to be Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart Salvation Army-type reformer, and the stage is set for a hilarious evening of complications and high hitting showtunes like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.”

Single tickets are on sale through the Kentucky Center. Tickets are $27.50 for adults, $22.50 for students (13-college) and seniors (60+), and $12.50 for children (0-12). To purchase, call the Kentucky Center box office at (502) 584-7777, or order in person at the Kentucky Center or online at www.kentuckycenter.org. Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more, reserve by calling (502) 498-2436. Rush tickets are also available to select performances, two hours before the show at the Kentucky Center box office on a first-come, first-served basis.

July 16-21: The Franklin Simpson County Fair 2011 Beauty Pageants will held July 16, 20, and 21 at the Agriculture Building in Jim Roberts Community Park in  Franklin.You may preregister for pageants or applications will be taken at the door of pageants. For more information or an application, please contact the director, Brenda Gregory, (270) 776-1953 (after 4 p.m.) or e-mail at  thegregorys09@comcast.net.

July 18-Aug. 1: Come to Lebanon's Centre Square on Monday evenings, July 11, 18, 25 and/or Aug. 1, to join in the fun of creating your own artistic rendition of some of the masters’ paintings, from Georgia O’Keeffe to Vincent Van Gogh. No experience needed. All materials will be supplied. Just bring your good spirit, a drink, snacks to enjoy while painting, and a friend for an evening of creative entertainment. Instructor and companion painter is Bettye Brookfield, artist and instructor from St. Catharine College. Reserve your spot today by calling (270) 699-2157 to register.

July 29-30: Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Cruisin the Heartland with COMCAST July 29 and 30, 2011.  The event will take place in Historic Downtown Elizabethtown.  Visit the web site www.cruisintheheartland.com for more information.

July 30: Come have breakfast with the Elizabethtown Noon Rotary on July 30 and stay all day checking out the car show. That night, attend the Antsy McClain concert at the State Theater. All concert proceeds go toward our water project in Guatemala.  �