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Community Events

  • A blend of eclectic styles to play at annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival

    The 17th Annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival will feature a weekend of performances from an array of bands, with after-hours jam sessions around campfires at White Acres on Friday and Saturday.

    “People who come to the Bardstown Bluegrass Festival with tents, boats, RVs ... we stay up after the performances and have jam sessions,” said Pamela Waldridge, organizer of the event.

  • Nelson County Community Clinic 5K walk/run fundraiser will be Aug. 13

  • Memorial Day program to recognize veterans

    Memorial Day this year is expected to be sunny and warm. The sun will shine down not only on barbeques and family get-togethers, but on a gathering of perhaps 100 or more veterans and their families at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bardstown Cemetery.

    The event has been co-hosted by American Legion Posts 167 and 121 for as long as Post 167 Commander Greg “Spoony” Rogers has been a member — for more than 25 years. The ceremony honors veterans who have died in combat or passed away.

  • Photo: Miss Life Care Center
  • Adult Learning Center Computer Schedule

    The Adult Learning Center provides free adult basic education, GED preparation, literacy, and workplace education. Adult learners who have dropped out of high school or who need to improve reading, math or writing skills receive individual classroom instruction. For more information, call 331-8809.

    Instructional Hours:

    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday

    6-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday

  • Italian dinner to benefit Mid-Kentucky Chorus

    For those who can’t make a meal out of grapes and dairy, attendees of the 36th annual Wine and Cheese Tasting June 4 will have a new dinner option this year.

    The Bella Serra Trattoria Italian dinner will be held for the first time at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bardstown, a few blocks away from the tasting at Spalding Hall. Open from 8-10 p.m., the event will benefit the Mid-Kentucky Chorus based at St. Catharine College, and will feature a jazz performance by Nuno’s Belles Artes Trio out of Louisville.

  • Sign ups open for Kentucky Music Week classes

    Musicians from far and wide, of all ages and skill levels, will converge on Bardstown for five days in June for the 2011 Kentucky Music Week, the largest dulcimer festival in North America. The festival, now in its 28th year, is scheduled for June 19-24 at Old Kentucky Home Middle School on Wildcat Lane.

    Nancy Barker, founder of Kentucky Music Week, said the demand for lessons in guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle have caused the festival to appeal to a wider audience.

  • Two bands open the season for concert series

    The Bardstown High School Band and guitarist Pat Kirtley are the featured artists Friday as Edward Jones presents the 2011 Summer Band Concert Series, co-sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks & Recreation Department. The series, now starting its ninth season of free, family-oriented concerts, is 7 p.m. each Friday at Bardstown Community Park through Labor Day.

  • Paddle Pickup collects Beech Fork litter

    While some Boy Scouts donned bright orange life jackets, others unloaded their canoes and carried them down to the rocky shore of the Beech Fork River. The take-out point was in Fredericktown, the sun bursting down on a green morning that boded well for the group’s 5.5-mile canoe trip to Manton.

  • Musicians needed for brass band

    Musicians are needed for summer performances of the Bourbon City Brass Band. The band is looking for a flute player, a saxophone player, clarinet players, and a snare drummer. Perfor-mances are on one or two Fridays a month during the summer; rehearsals are 6:30 p.m. Thursday evenings at the Nelson County High School band room.

    For more information, call Ken at 507-5724.