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

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March 23: Hardin Memorial Hospital’s WOW (Wellness on Wheels) will be located at Kroger-Dolphin Drive in Elizabethtown  7 a.m.-noon providing the following preventative wellness screenings: blood pressure, body mass index and blood glucose-no charge. Cholesterol panel which includes total cholesterol, triglyceride, HDL, LDL and glucose for $20. Osteoporosis bone density-$20. Colorectal take-home kits-$5. Participate in any of the health screenings and receive a complimentary food and fitness pocket tracker. No appointment necessary.  For more information, call (270) 234-4406.

March 25: Five-time Grammy and 11-time Dove Award winner Larnelle Harris will be in concert

7 p.m. March 25 in Campbellsville University’s Ransdell Chapel at 401 North Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.

The concert is a fundraising event to raise money for the University Chorale’s trip to Brazil May 19-31.

Tickets are $25 per person and $15 for students and may be obtained by contacting the School of Music at (270) 789-5237 or music@campbellsville.edu.

March 25-27: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Zing Zang Zoom Gold Edition tour will present five shows at Diddle Arena  7 p.m. March 25; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 26; and 1 p.m. March 27. Tickets range from $15 to $30 (plus fees) and are available at the WKU Ticket Office in Diddle Arena, by phone at (270) 745-5222 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

March 26: Transylvania University invites high school sophomores and juniors and their families to campus for Spring Preview Day, 9 am.-2 p.m. in the Clive M. Beck Athletic Center on the corner of Broadway and Fourth Street.

Spring Preview Day includes a welcome with President R. Owen Williams, group meetings with admissions counselors, a session on preparing for admissions interviews, a financial aid session for parents, campus and residence hall tours, discussions with current students and a complimentary lunch.

For more information or to register for Spring Preview Day, call Transylvania’s admissions office at (800) 872-6798 or (859) 233-8242, or visit www.transy.edu/admissions.

March 26: Renfro Valley’s Spring Fling – “It’s All About Women” is 10 a.m. in Renfro Valley’s historic Red Barn.  Women can come and experience an incredible day of shopping, eating and most of all, being pampered.  Many booths will line the walls of the Red Barn with vendors showcasing everything from Pampered Chef to Mary Kay Cosmetics and much much more!  Stylists will be on hand to give ladies make-up tips while massage therapists will ease those tired muscles.  Also, Executive Chef of the Renfro Valley Lodge Restaurant, Clifford Mullins will make a guest appearance to give a cooking demonstration of a famed dish from this season’s menu. 

Sure to be the highlight of the day will be the Kohl’s sponsored Fashion Show featuring your favorite Renfro Valley Entertainers!  Performers Doug Smith, Debbie Gulley, Shefton Cash, Pam Perry Combs and many more will “walk the runway” in the latest Kohl’s spring collections.

For only $25 in advance ($30 at the door) ladies will enjoy the following amenities:

-Boxed Lunch

- Specially designed canvas tote bag filled with goodies

- Access to vendors, stylists and therapists

- Admission into the Kohl’s sponsored Fashion Show

- Free ticket to the Renfro Valley Barn Dance at 7 p.m. in the Old Barn Theater along with a 50 percent discount on an additional ticket

Don’t miss your chance to attend this inaugural and new event in Renfro Valley! 

For tickets and information, call (800) 765-7464 or online at www.renfrovalley. com. Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is at exit 62 off interstate 75. 

Through March 27: The Headley-Whitney Museum features an exhibition of paintings by Shirley Ardell Mason, who gained international attention following the publication of Flora Schreiber’s book about her life using the pseudonym “Sybil” and the movies of the same name.

Horribly abused by her mother when she was a child, Mason’s mind protected her by creating dissociative identities or “personalities.” Working with Dr. Cornelia Wilbur for 11 years, Manson was able to identify 16 different “personalities” and integrate them to allow her to remember and heal.  Always an artist Mason used art to express herself and some of her “other selves” too.

Call the Headley-Whitney Museum for details at 859-255-6653 or visit www.headley-whitney.org.

Through March 27:  In conjunction with the Headley-Whitney Museum’s current exhibition, “Full Circle: Tapestries, Photographs & Poems by Dobree Adams & Jonathan Greene” the Museum is hosting an evening with the artists 6 p.m. March 10 a.m.  Jonathan Greene will give a poetry reading — “The Asian Influences” and sign his book “Distillations & Siphonings” published by Broadstone Books in 2010. He will also conduct a gallery walk of the nearly 100 books displayed in the gallery which he has written, published, and/or designed. Dobree Adams will give a gallery talk: “FULL CIRCLE:  Thoughts on Inspiration, Correlation, and Collaboration.”

Admission is $5.  This exhibit will be on display until March 27.

April 15:  The Newsboys, a Christian rock band, will bring The Born Again Experience tour to Diddle Arena at 7 p.m. April 15. Joining Newsboys will be Kutless, Disciple and Carlos Whittaker along with guest speaker Bob Lenz. Tickets are $36 for floor seats, $26 for arena bowl seats and $16 for seats in section 309 and are available at the WKU Ticket Office in Diddle Arena, by phone at (270) 745-5222 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.     

March 29: Nationally acclaimed poet Nikky Finney will read from her new book, “Head Off & Split,” at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College 4:30 p.m.  There will be a public reception for her prior to the event at 3:30 p.m. and a book signing after the reading.  The event will be held in Room 212 of the Regional Postsecondary Education Center. 

April 9: Wellspring will host Cocktails for a Cause at the RED HOT BASH at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub. The event will be held in the private upper deck at 933 Baxter Avenue location 6-10 p.m.. There is a $5 cover charge that includes admission and heavy appetizers. Advanced tickets can be purchased by contacting Traci Hall at (502) 635-1570 Traci.Hall@Wellspringky.org, or online www.crowdrise.com/RedHotBash. Advanced tickets are $5 and come with a free raffle ticket! 100% of the proceeds benefit Wellspring’s supportive housing programs.  Wear RED in support of mental health awareness and recovery, sip on signature red cocktails, and pose for pics on the red carpet!

The RED HOT BASH will be hosted by Wellspring, in conjunction with Event Planners from the Humana Volunteer Network. The RED HOT BASH is a preview event for the 13th Annual Derby Preview Party on Tuesday, April 26 at Churchill Downs on Millionaires Row.