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April 2017
April 2017

Sat. 1 Apr, 2017

WNZR's Lifeline 2017 : Let it be Love (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:00 am - Mon. 3 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join WNZR for Lifeline 2017, Wednesday, March 29th through Monday, April 3rd.

Please join us in praying for this important time in the life of our radio ministry.

Lifeline 2017 starts Wednesday, March 29th.

This year’s Theme – “Let It Be Love” (Family Force 5)

This year’s Theme Verses – John 13:34-35 (NIV - New International Version)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Wildflowers, Part II: Spring Ephemerals (Sat. 1 Apr, 2017 10:00 am)

Join Lori Totman, Knox County Park District Director and Noelle Jordan, Brown Family Environmental Center Program Manager on the second of two different dates at two different locations to learn about the brave and beautiful wildflowers that kick off the spring season.  These species have a small window of sunshine between snowmelt and tree leaf-out in which to grow, flower, be pollinated, and produce seeds.

Adam Trent Illusionist - Community Concert Assn. (Sat. 1 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm)

ADAM TRENT IS A STAR FROM THE HIT BROADWAY SHOW 'THE ILLUSIONISTS'.  HE IS ONE OF THE MOST IN DEMAND ILLUSIONISTS TODAY.  HIS PERFORMANCES ARE PART MAGIC, PART CONCERT AND PART STAND-UP COMEDY.  TRULY A MAGICAL SHOW.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.  

 

Sun. 2 Apr, 2017

WNZR's Lifeline 2017 : Let it be Love (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:00 am - Mon. 3 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join WNZR for Lifeline 2017, Wednesday, March 29th through Monday, April 3rd.

Please join us in praying for this important time in the life of our radio ministry.

Lifeline 2017 starts Wednesday, March 29th.

This year’s Theme – “Let It Be Love” (Family Force 5)

This year’s Theme Verses – John 13:34-35 (NIV - New International Version)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Mon. 3 Apr, 2017

WNZR's Lifeline 2017 : Let it be Love (Wed. 29 Mar, 2017 6:00 am - Mon. 3 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

Join WNZR for Lifeline 2017, Wednesday, March 29th through Monday, April 3rd.

Please join us in praying for this important time in the life of our radio ministry.

Lifeline 2017 starts Wednesday, March 29th.

This year’s Theme – “Let It Be Love” (Family Force 5)

This year’s Theme Verses – John 13:34-35 (NIV - New International Version)

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Open Day at Ye Olde Mill (All day)

Join us for opening day at Ye Olde Mill!

Tue. 4 Apr, 2017

Knox County Battle of the Books Team Competition (Tue. 4 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm)

More than 80 books have been read, the buzzers are ready, and the teams are in place for the return of  “Knox County Battle of the Books” team competition on Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., at the Mount Vernon Memorial Theater, 112 E. High Street.

 

After the success of last year’s competition, 12 teams are scheduled to compete: Centerburg, Danville, East Knox, Columbia Elementary, Dan Emmett Elementary, Pleasant Street Elementary, Twin Oak Elementary, Wiggin Street Elementary, St. Vincent de Paul, and East Elementary. After not having a coach last year, Fredericktown will send two teams to the competition this year.

 

Battle of the Books was originally started and sponsored by the Mount Vernon City School System and St. Vincent de Paul School in 1993 as a friendly competition between teams of fifth graders who love to read.  In its heyday before it was cut due to school budget constraints in 2012, the program flourished as parents, teams and supporters filled auditoriums for the popular competition and cheered on their favorite teams and contenders in good-natured competition.

 

Program leaders Marilyn Chidester, Mount Vernon City Schools retiree, and Sharon Tharp, St. Vincent de Paul,  revived Battle of the Books last year with a goal of opening the program to all fifth graders from schools throughout the Knox County area and homeschoolers. The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, like many other public libraries across the country, agreed to serve as annual sponsor for the Battle of the Books program with Central Ohio Technical College and the Friends of the Library. Additional support and prizes were contributed by area businesses and organizations.

 

Chidester said she has received support from area school board members and superintendents, and is thrilled to see more school teams and team sponsors sign up for this year’s competition.

 

The reading list of more than 80 books for Battle of the Books is compiled by librarians and includes all fiction genres—historical, classics, New York Times bestsellers—books that are well-written, possibly award winners, from a variety of authors.

 

“Yes, B.O.B. (Battle of the Books) is a very competitive event, but then kids often like to challenge others as well as themselves,” Chidester and Tharp explained. “It is exciting to see if you can make it ‘at the plate’ …and it helps kids to strengthen memory and think about the story…the strength of fiction is that it puts kids inside the story.”

 

The program encourages participants to become lifelong readers and share their excitement with their families, siblings, classmates and friends. It encourages teamwork and community team spirit. Many of the contenders from the past are now adults who read or have children who read and are excited to see the return of the program.

 

Families and the public are welcome to join in cheering for the teams and their coaches.  The group is particularly hoping students or families of students in third and fourth grade this year will attend the competition as spectators and then encourage students to try out for a team as fifth graders in the future.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about the event or the Battle of the Books program can contact Debbie Baker, head of Youth Services at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, at 740-392-BOOK (2665) Ext. 257, visit www.knox.net, or email [email protected].

Thu. 6 Apr, 2017

Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet (Thu. 6 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm)

Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet is a two night event, April 6th and 7th. Doors open at 5:30pm and the banquet begins promptly at 6:00pm. This year's speaker is  Dr. Kathy Koch (cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc. She is an author and speaker whose practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators.

If you would like to join us please contact us at Knox Starting Point to r.s.v.p. for either Thursday (4/6) or Friday (4/7) night by Monday, March 13th.

 

Interacting with Wildlife (Thu. 6 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

During this informative program, learn how to deal with wildlife that you might encounter during the spring.  What should you do if you find a fawn in the woods or a baby bird that has fallen out of the nest?  If you find an injured animal, who can you call?  Michael Budd, Knox County Wildlife Officer from ODNR Division of Wildlife and Cyndee Murray from St. Francis Center for Wildlife will have this information and more!  No registration required.

Fri. 7 Apr, 2017

Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet (Fri. 7 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm)

Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet is a two night event, April 6th and 7th. Doors open at 5:30pm and the banquet begins promptly at 6:00pm. This year's speaker is  Dr. Kathy Koch (cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc. She is an author and speaker whose practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators.

If you would like to join us please contact us at Knox Starting Point to r.s.v.p. for either Thursday (4/6) or Friday (4/7) night by Monday, March 13th.

 

Sat. 8 Apr, 2017

Art & Nature at the BFEC (Sat. 8 Apr, 2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

We currently have about 35 paintings on display by Kenyon alumnus ('64), Zoologist, and Artist, James Atkinson.  He has spent years studying microscopic invertebrates and celebrating the secrets of their existence by painting them in all their glorious detail.  The BFEC is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Stop in to enjoy this exhibit now through April 28.  Meet the artist on Saturday, April 8, during a reception from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  James will present several gallery talks to explain his artistic process and tell us about the invertebrates that he paints.

Mon. 10 Apr, 2017

Forest Pre-School (Mon. 10 Apr, 2017 4:00 pm)

Bring the kids and be ready for dirt, water, and more.  Kenyon senior, Samantha Leder, will host an experiential program that features hands-on activities, and a discussion of the development of forest preschools in the United States.  Last spring, she studied child development in Denmark and interned in a forest preschool where children engage in unstructured, outdoor play regardless of the weather!   All ages are welcome.

Thu. 13 Apr, 2017

CHAUTAUQUA - Burgess Meredith (Thu. 13 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

APRIL 13 -Greg Patterson as Burgess Meredith as the Penguin (Ohio Born Actor)

 

Opener - Owl Creek blend of original music

ELIXIR PRESENTS

 With financial support from the Ariel Foundation:

Chautauqua/Lyceum Series (11th Season)

2017 Schedule

All Productions are on a DONATION BASIS on THURSDAYS at 7 PM at [email protected] (120 S. Main St., Mt. Vernon)

11th season of the only monthly Chautauqua in the United States

Cost of admission – donation basis

 

For more information visit www.elixirpresents.com  or contact Mike Petee at [email protected]  and to be added to gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program or call 740-392-6102.

Fri. 14 Apr, 2017

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Fri. 14 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Sat. 15 Apr, 2017

Explore a Forest Ecosystem (Sat. 15 Apr, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am)

Join Guest Guide Scott Albaugh as we explore Knox Woods State Nature Preserve.  The April forest has come alive with life and color after the seemingly lifeless, drab, cold winter.  Stroll among some of the largest trees in Knox County while soaking in the splendor of the tiny spring wildflowers that blanket the forest floor.  We'll learn the names of trees and wildflowers and discuss their importance in our world while relishing their diversity and profound beauty.

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Sat. 15 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Tue. 18 Apr, 2017

Knox County Farmers Breakfast (Tue. 18 Apr, 2017 8:00 am)

Please join us for farm and agricultural discussions. Monthly meetings are as follows:

 

February 21– Grain Aeration– Custom Agri Systems

 

March 21– Drones in Agriculture– OSU Extension

 

April 18 Top 10 Farming Apps– Ag Info Tech

 

May 16Social– Review of the Planting Season

 

June 20 Manure Application

 

July 18- Biosecurity

 

August 15– Cover Crop Uses and Benefits

 

September 19– Woodland Management 

 

October 17– Social– Review of the harvest

 

November 21– Agricultural Easements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu. 20 Apr, 2017

Oaks & Acorns (Thu. 20 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

This new program is designed for caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) with children ages 5 and younger.  Caregivers and children will spend time together outside experiencing guided nature play, outdoor investigations, and hands-on discoveries.  We will provide caregivers with ideas to safely and comfortably spend time outside while encouraging creativity, curiosity, and imaginative play.  Programs are scheduled for April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Programs begin at 10:00am and end by 11:30.

Space is limited!  Call now to register.  Payment due (cash or check) by April 17.

To register for the entire series (all 6 programs):   Members - $20     Non-members - $30

To register for select dates:  Members - $5 per day         Non-members - $10 per day

MVNU Jazz Band Concert (Thu. 20 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm)

The MVNU Jazz Band & Combo will present a concert of big band music including jazz, pop, and Broadway standards.

The casual concert is in the Prince Student Union and is FREE and open to the public.

Fri. 21 Apr, 2017

Simply Mad Father-Daughter Dance & Tea Party (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

By order of the Queen of Hearts, The Mount Vernon Salvation Army invites you to a "Simply Mad" Father-Daughter Tea Party & Dance!

2017 dad daughter dance

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Vaughn Wiester Music Scholarship Benefit Concert (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm)

Annual free benefit concert to benefit a music scholarship provided through the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County. The Vaughn Wiester Famous Jazz Orchestra Concert begins at 7:30 and is free to the public. Free-will donations to the scholarship fund will be accepted.

Sat. 22 Apr, 2017

Auditions "Bye Bye Birdie" (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Register today for auditions for MTVarts summer musical Bye Bye Birdie.  Visit the website for and sign up for either the 9:30 morning session or 11:30 afternoon session.  Roles for all ages 10 and up.

Keep It Wild: Earth Day at the BFEC (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

You won't want to miss this FREE event!  We'll have live raptors, mammals, and reptiles for you to "meet" up-close.  Learn how to take care of our local wildlife by building bluebird boxes, bat boxes, and more!  Everything you build, you can take home.  Live music and food trucks will round out this festival style event.

MVNU Small Ensembles Concert (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm)

The MVNU Chamber Winds, Flute Choir, and Goliards Chamber Choir will present a concert with a variety of choral and instrumental music.

This FREE concert is in Thorne Performance Hall in the R.R. Hodges Chapel and is open to the public.

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

MVNU Large Ensembles Concert (Sat. 22 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm)

The MVNU Collegians Chorale, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and Treble Singers Women's Choir will present a concert including a variety of choral and instrumental music.

This concert is FREE and open to the public.

Sun. 23 Apr, 2017

Quarry Chapel Concert: Goliards (Sun. 23 Apr, 2017 3:00 pm)

A free concert at beautiful Quarry Chapel, just outside of Gambier, OH. Goliards from Mount Vernon Nazarene University will be performing. Goliards is a small a cappella chamber choir that was created in the early days of MVNU to give priority to Renaissance and early music literature. The choir was named for medieval musical groups of scholars, musicians, theologians, and entertainers who traveled from place to place in the 8-14th centuries. The choir continues to emphasize early music but has also grown to embrace other a cappella chamber choir literature. Come early. Bring a chair in case you have to sit outside.

Tue. 25 Apr, 2017

Adult Book Discussion - "Writing My Wrongs" by Shaka Senghor (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm)

An inside look at the New York Times bestseller, “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison,” by Shaka Senghor, will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

PLMVKC Director John Chidester had the opportunity to hear Senghor address the Ohio Library Council State Conference this past fall and he will share some insight into how books, and a prison library,turned Senghor’s life around in prison and put him on the path he travels today.

In 1991, Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he lectures at many universities, is a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands who hear his words that it is never too late to change your path.

Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor roll student and a natural leader, he dreamed of becoming a doctor--but at age 11, his parents' marriage began to unravel and the beatings from his mother worsened, sending him on a downward spiral that saw him run away from home, turn to drug dealing to survive, and end up in prison for murder at the age of 19, fuming with anger and despair.

“Writing My Wrongs” is a redemption story told through a stunningly human portrait of what it's like to grow up in the gravitational pull of poverty, violence, fear, and hopelessness. It's an unforgettable tale of forgiveness and hope, one that reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. It is a lasting testament to the power of compassion, prayer, and unconditional love, for reaching those whom society has forgotten.

A preview of the award-winning documentary, “Serving Life,” narrated and produced by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, will be shown during the book discussion. A special free showing of the entire 80-min film will be on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the main library as a companion to the discussion. The documentary takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. Over 85 percent of the inmates will never live in the outside world again. In a massive revamping to not only rehabilitate the institution, but to restore humanity to the worst of the worst, the pre-Civil War prison started an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of the book are available at library locations or can be purchased at area book stores.

For more information call the main library at 740-392-2665, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Wed. 26 Apr, 2017

Special Documentary Film: "Serving Life" (Wed. 26 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

A preview of the award-winning documentary, “Serving Life,” narrated and produced by Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker, will be shown during the book adult book discussion. Then, a special free showing of the entire 80-min film will be on Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the main library as a companion to the discussion.

The documentary takes viewers inside Louisiana’s maximum security prison at Angola, where the average sentence is more than 90 years. Over 85 percent of the inmates will never live in the outside world again. In a massive revamping to not only rehabilitate the institution, but to restore humanity to the worst of the worst, the pre-Civil War prison started an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals care for their dying fellow inmates.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information call the main library at 740-392-2665, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Thu. 27 Apr, 2017

Oaks & Acorns (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am)

This new program is designed for caregivers (moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) with children ages 5 and younger.  Caregivers and children will spend time together outside experiencing guided nature play, outdoor investigations, and hands-on discoveries.  We will provide caregivers with ideas to safely and comfortably spend time outside while encouraging creativity, curiosity, and imaginative play.  Programs are scheduled for April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Programs begin at 10:00am and end by 11:30.

Space is limited!  Call now to register.  Payment due (cash or check) by April 17.

To register for the entire series (all 6 programs):   Members - $20     Non-members - $30

To register for select dates:  Members - $5 per day         Non-members - $10 per day

Fri. 28 Apr, 2017

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Fri. 28 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017

Alcove Dinner Theater: "Over the River and Through the Woods" (Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm)

Dinner Theater production"Over The River and Through The Woods"

Nick, a single, Italian-American marketing executive from New Jersey, routinely visits his four grandparents every Sunday for family dinner since his parents retired and moved to Florida.  As their only close relative, Nick's grandparents inundate him with family tradition and lots of food.  When Nick announces he is being promoted and moving to Seattle, his grandparents are devastated and quickly concoct a series of hilarious schemes to keep Nick from leaving, including introducing him to the woman of his dreams.

 

Sun. 30 Apr, 2017

Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee: "You Cant Take it With You" (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 1:30 pm)

The classic comedy film, “You Can't Take It with You” will be featured at the Silver Screeners Free Classic Movie Matinee on Sunday, April 30, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of the Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

The 1938 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, and Edward Arnold. Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the fun film is about a man from a family of rich snobs who becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured, but decidedly eccentric, family.

The film received two Academy Awards from seven nominations: Best Picture and Best Director for Frank Capra. This was Capra's third Oscar for Best Director in just five years, following “It Happened One Night” (1934) and “Mr. Deeds Goes to Town.” It was also the highest-grossing picture of the year.

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the main library at 740-392-2665, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected]

Knox County Symphony (Sun. 30 Apr, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The final concert of our 51st season features Mozart's Requiem in D minor with the Kenyon Community Choir.

 

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