Community Events

  • Auditions set for 2011 Stephen Foster season

    Auditions for the 2011 summer season of “The Stephen Foster Story” begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at Bardstown High School.

    Those interested in auditioning should prepare one Broadway song or classical vocal selection and a short monologue. You may be asked to take a movement audition. Please wear or bring a change of comfortable clothes for movement/dance audition.

    Accompanist will be provided.

    Men and women 16 and older are needed to play various roles and chorus in “The Stephen Foster Story” and “The Wizard of Oz.”

  • Photo: Cheer days remembered

    Dozens of former Bardstown High School cheerleaders turned out Friday night in support of their coach, Libby Burr. The school hung banners in an emotional ceremony recognizing Burr, Garnis Martin and Tom Williams, each of whom garnered national coach of the year awards in their respective sports. ABOVE: Past Bardstown High School pep squad members soak up memories while looking at pictures and trophies on the wall of the BHS cheerleading office Friday.

  • Photo: Honored ladies

    Abraham Lincoln Post 167 Ladies Auxiliary celebrated its past presidents with a salad extravaganza. Plaques were presented to those present including, seated, Hettie Fisher, Elizabeth Kimberland, Georgia Girton; standing, Marie Shouse, Myra Mayes, Hilda Moreno, Frances Downs, Linda Douglas, and Alice Moran. Not present was Ann Williams. Three in memory of plaques were given for deceased members, Mary Frances Douglas, Margaret Hayes and Marilyn Goldring.

  • Photos: For the love of chocolate
  • Local humane society honors national Spay Day

    This year, in addition to weekly Friday spay/neuter clinics, the Humane Society of Nelson County will have an extra Cat Clinic day Feb. 22, in honor of the annual Spay Day USA promoted by the Humane Society of the United States.

  • Tai Chi for beginners set

    A Tai Chi for Beginners class will be offered 3:30-4:30 or 5:15-6:15 p.m. Feb. 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31  at O’Connell Hall Art gallery at Nazareth.

    The instructor will be Paula Duane, SCNA.

    Cost is $96. Make checks payable to Nazareth Retreat Center.

  • Around Kentucky: Feb. 9, 2011

    Feb. 9: The Kentucky Center Presents Gheens Great Expectations Concert with Caroline Goulding, Louisville Orchestra, and Louisville Youth Orchestra 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St. This event is free and open to the public.

    Feb. 11: Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s Fine Arts Committee and the Multicultural Committee will present a “Piano Concert” on Friday, at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown. The Japanese performer, Sami, currently resides in El Paso, Texas.

  • Local musician to volunteer in Haiti

    Contemporary Christian pop-rock fans will have the opportunity to enjoy good music and give money to a worthy cause at the same time Feb. 9. Bardstown native and Christian musician Matthew Fogle will perform a Haiti Benefit Concert at Old Louisville Coffee House, 1489 S. Fourth St., north of the University of Louisville campus, at 7 p.m. The concert is free, but Fogle will be accepting donations toward a trip he will take to Haiti to volunteer with Neighborhood Engagement, a Louisville-based organization.

  • Song and Dance: Beautiful Dreamer returns

    Break out those dancing shoes: the Beautiful Dreamer Ball returns to Nelson County for its 12th year Feb. 12 with an evening of cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a big-screen trivia game and dancing at Kreso’s Restaurant in Bardstown.

    The ball is the Stephen Foster Drama Association’s largest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds go toward the summer production of “The Stephen Foster Story” musical, and this year’s new arrival, “The Wizard of Oz.”

  • Valentine’s Chocolate Extravaganza set for Feb. 12

    Are you a chocaholic with a romantic side? If so, the Valentine’s Chocolate Extravaganza might be just what you’ve been looking for.

    The event is a fundraiser for the New Life Center, a nonprofit service at 310 N. Second St. for families and women in crisis. The center is supported only through donations, said Matthew Spandler-Davison, pastor of Bardstown Christian Fellowship. One of its services is providing parenting classes for which parents earn points they can exchange at a “baby boutique” for clothes, diapers, etc.