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

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May 18: Hart/Lunsford Pictures Presents Pair Of “Rock Docs” 7 p.m. at The Kentucky Center.The Howlin’ Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock ‘n Roll – 2003, Directed by Don McGlynn.

The first film biography of the legendary blues singer, The Howlin’ Wolf Story uses rare archival footage, some never before shown, as well as interviews from those who knew and loved him, to capture the energy, music and incomparable life of the Wolf.

Single tickets are $7. Call The Kentucky Center Box Office at 584-7777, toll free at (800) 775-7777 or (502) 562-0730 (TTY), or visit www.kentuckycenter.org. Kentucky Center Member tickets can be purchased by calling the Member Hotline; MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144, and CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195.  Please call (502) 562-0111 (V), (502) 562-0140 (TTY) or email access@kentuckycenter.org for information about the range of accessibility services offered to enhance your performance experience.

May 19: The Werks is playing a live concert at Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, at 11:45 p.m.Formed in 2007, The Werks have an intrinsic style that explore diverse elements of rock, funk, electronica, soul, bluegrass, jazz, Afron-Cuban, Celtic, R&B, and dance. The chemistry between band members has been the key in The Werks’ success. Each member has harnessed his own individual groove with influences as eclectic as their music. Ticket Price: $12. For more information, contact (502) 584-8088 or visit www.head linerslouisville. com.

May 20-23: Adoption Support for Kentucky will meet 7 p.m. at the Department for Community Based Services, 916 N. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown for training and support.  Title of training will be: 8 Myths and Realities About Adoption.    Refreshments and Childcare provided.   Adoptive parents, grandparents, Kinship providers, foster parents and others who seek support while raising children are welcome at all meetings.

A second meeting will be 1 p.m. May 21 at the Department for Community Based Services.  Training topic will be on:  Adopting the Biracial Child.   Refreshments and Childcare provided.

Monday, May 23, Adoption Support will meet 11 a.m. at Ryan’s Steakhouse, N. Mulberry, Elizabethtown , for training and support.  Title of training is:  Trans-racial Parenting.  No childcare and lunch on your own.

Contact Information:  Kay Upton (270) 268-0734 or (270) 358-4514 or  kay.upton@ky.gov.

May 21: The Kentucky Heartland Music Festival’s Baby & Little Miss Contest will be at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown.  Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet five years old.  The Little Miss contests are open to girls ages 5-8. Registration forms are available at the following:   Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Dixie, Elizabethtown, Republic Bank, 1690 Ring Road, Suite 5, Elizabethtown, or http://hardinchamber. com/Hardin-County-Applications.asp

Pre-registration fee is $15.  Registration day of the contest will be $20 and times are as follows:  12:30 p.m.: 0-24 months; 1:30 p.m.:  25 months to not yet 5 years and 2:30 p.m.:  5-8 years

For more information, contact Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce at (270)737-4334.

May 21: ArtsReach, an education program of The Kentucky Center, will hold its annual showcase of youth performances 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in the Brown Theater. The Showcase, which is free and open to the public, displays performing arts achievements by youth from local community centers.

May 21: ArtsReach, an education program of The Kentucky Center, will hold its annual showcase of youth performances Saturday, May 21. The Showcase, which is free and open to the public, displays performing arts achievements by youth from local community centers.

May 21: The Grascals concert 3 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Forest, 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road, Brooks. Admission is free for all ages.Vocally, the trio of Terry Eldredge, Jamie Johnson and Terry Smith are tighter than ever, cutting loose on driving solo vocals and soaring trios with equal fire and passion. As an instrumental unit, The Grascals have never sounded sharper, with mandolin ace Danny Roberts, fiddler Jeremy Abshire and banjo player Kristin Scott Benson leading the charge. As a result, their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music's founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship.

May 21: Louisville to Host 5th Annual Tour  de Cure Cycling Event for Diabetes Louisville. The American Diabetes Association  announces that registration for its annual cycling event, Tour de Cure, to be held May 21 at Norton Commons in Prospect, Kentucky, is open online at  http://main.diabetes.org/louisvilletdc. Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. To register or for more information, visit diabetes.org/tour or contact Tour  de Cure Manager April Enix at  (888) DIABETES ext. 3307or by email aenix@diabetes.org.

May 25: Béla Fleck in Throw Down Your Heart – 2008, Directed by Sascha Paladino 7 p.m. in the Kentucky Center. Kentucky Center favorite Fleck embarks on a journey of discovery and music when he travels to Africa to learn of the history and heritage of the instrument he has devoted his life to mastering – the banjo. Throw Down Your Heart is the thrilling, compelling, vibrant documentary that captures this remarkable chronicle of what he found.

Single tickets are $7. Call The Kentucky Center Box Office at 584-7777, toll free at (800) 775-7777 or (502) 562-0730 (TTY), or visit www.kentuckycenter.org. Kentucky Center Member tickets can be purchased by calling the Member Hotline; MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144, and CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195.  Call (502) 562-0111 (V), (502) 562-0140 (TTY) or email access@kentuckycenter.org for information about the range of accessibility services offered to enhance your performance experience.

May 26-30: 40th Kentucky Speloefest host by The Louisville Grotto, Memorial Weekend, May 26-30, 2011 at Lone Star Preserve, Bonnieville, KY. check out our website: louisville.caves.org.

May 26: The Foot is playing a live concert at Hideaway Saloon, 1607 Bardstown Road, 10 p.m. Must be 21 to enter. Tickets are $3.Years in the making, Denver-based trio The Foot. officially formed in  the Spring of 2008. They fuse a love of classic rock acts such as Led  Zeppelin, The Beatles, and The Who with modern rock pioneers such as  Muse, The Raconteurs, and Incubus to create a sound that is immediately  recognizable, with a novel edge that is certainly their own.

June 24-25: For advice on writing and publishing in the Christian  market, wouldn’t you like to hear from a seasoned professional, a man who  has published hundreds of articles and more than 100 books?

Cecil “Cec” Murphey will serve as keynote speaker at the  15th annual Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, scheduled for June  24-25 at College Heights United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown. Murphey is a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker whose books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. Complete details on registration and individual workshops can be found at www.kychristianwriters. com. Participants are encouraged to pre-register as  early as possible through the website or through the mail. Registration for  both days, with three meals provided, is $190, while one-day registration is $105. Senior and student discounts will be applied to registrations through May  25. Walk-in registration will be accepted both days during the conference,  but meals and private faculty appointments are not guaranteed for  registrations after June 4.

For more information contact kcwcinfo@gmail. com or call (502) 330-2773.