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February 2017
February 2017

Sun. 5 Feb, 2017

Crafternoon: a community craft workshop (Sun. 5 Feb, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

This free community craft workshop features three activities: wool felting, rubber stamp-making and a specialty workshop of clay whistle-making led by the Craft Center's pottery instructor.

 

Please note: our specialty workshop will be capped at 10 seats at a time and requires at least 30 minutes to complete.

 

This workshop is free and open to all. No experience necessary. Come explore opportunities in the handcrafted arts.

Mon. 6 Feb, 2017

74th Annual Danville Lions Raccoon Dinner (Mon. 6 Feb, 2017 4:30 pm)

Dinner is $11 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under.  Dinner will be served until 7:30, or until raccoon runs out.

Since the beginning in 1939, the Club has truly lived up to the Lions motto "We Serve."  They have sponsored and facilitated hundreds of fundraising events and service projects to help th3e Danville area community and its citizens.  The Danville Lions Club is proud to serve and support the education of Cottrell's children by establishing this scholarship fund in his honor.

The 74th annual Danville Lions Raccoon Dinner will be held Monday, February 6 at the St. Luke's Community Center, located immediately behind the Danville St. Luke's Catholic Church.  Dinner will be served from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Devil Land Jazz Band will perform for attendees across the street in the High School Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.  The main event will follow the band at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation by a special guest, Bob Welsh.

Welsh is a motivational and inspirational speaker with a lifetime of personal experiences.  He served a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, followed by a 29-year career as an Ohio State Trooper.  He was tactical commander of the Patrol's elite special response team.  Bob is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and has authored two books. He has shared his stories for every conceivable audience, as well as around campfires across the nation, for over 40 years.  So . . . relax and enjoy Bob's heart warming, humorous, educational, and enjoyable presentation.

Tue. 7 Feb, 2017

Fly Fishing Series (Tue. 7 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Learn the basics of fly fishing and where to use your new skills in central Ohio.  Graham Stokes will lead this exciting program.  The dates listed below are a series of connected classes; the program begins on February 7 and ends on February 28, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of these dates!  Program begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28

Fri. 10 Feb, 2017

Lunar Eclipse Night Hike (Fri. 10 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

This invigorating hike will be led by BFEC's naturalist, Shane McGuire.  In the eerie light of the eclipsed full moon (full eclipse at 7:43 pm!), we will search for nocturnal animals including flying squirrels and owls.  Dress for the weather, and be prepared for an uphill climb.  Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.  Call 740-427-5052 for program status.

Sat. 11 Feb, 2017

Farm Issues Forum (Sat. 11 Feb, 2017 10:30 am - 1:30 pm)

This forum is sponsored by Knox County Farm Bureau and is free for members, $10 for non-members, or free if you join at the event. Lunch will be catered by Panera Bread. 

AGENDA:

10:30AM Welcome

11:00AM CAUV Update

12:00PM Lunch

12:30PM Concurrent Sessions:

Oil & Gas Leasing OR First Aid Basics

1:30PM Adjourn

LOCATION: Brandon Baptist Church

13513 Sycamore Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH

Please RSVP by Feb 3rd!

1-800-964-8184

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Knox County Symphony (Sat. 11 Feb, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

The second concert of our 51st season features the winners of the young Musicians Competition, as well as The Academic Festival Overture by Brahms and excerpts from Pictures at an Exhibition by Mussorgsky.

 

Tue. 14 Feb, 2017

Fly Fishing Series (Tue. 14 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Learn the basics of fly fishing and where to use your new skills in central Ohio.  Graham Stokes will lead this exciting program.  The dates listed below are a series of connected classes; the program begins on February 7 and ends on February 28, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of these dates!  Program begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28

Wed. 15 Feb, 2017

Estate Planning, Asset Protection Workshop (Wed. 15 Feb, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Protecting Your Assets from the Three Big Bad Wolves

1 Hour Event

The 3 keys to Asset Protection. Come learn how to protect your assets against (1) long-term care costs (including the Medicaid "spend-down"), (2) excessive probate fees and (3) overpaying IRA taxes. Following the workshop, attorneys will be available to answer any questions.

An Evening with Brian Alexander (Wed. 15 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Join LBIS in welcoming author Brian Alexander as he talks about his new book Glass House: The 1 Percent Economy and the Shattering of an All-American Town. The Kirkus Review describes Glass House as "A devastating and illuminating book that shows how a city and a country got where they are and how difficult it can be to reverse course." In Glass House, Alexander recounts the decline of his “All-American” hometown, Lancaster, OH through the effect of predatory finance on its once prosperous glassware industry.

Brian Alexander is a California-based writer who has published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Science, Esquire, and Glamour. He was contributing editor at Wired and is a regular contributor to NBCnews.com and Outside Magazine.

Date: Wednesday, Februrary 15
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Community Foundation Theater

Tue. 21 Feb, 2017

Knox County Farmers Breakfast (Tue. 21 Feb, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Book Discussion "The Wordy Shipmates" by Sarah Vowell (Tue. 21 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

An inside look at ‘Mayflower Mayhem’ could describe “The Wordy Shipmates,” a novel by author and radio personality Sarah Vowell, that will be the focus of the adult book discussion on Tuesday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.

 

The New York Post described “The Wordy Shipmates,” as “a meditation on the Puritans who colonized Massachusetts, Vowell lays out her familiar template – serious research delivered with irreverence.”

 

The novel opens with a sermon delivered in 1630 by Reverend John Cotton in Southampton, England, where 700 people are gathered to set sail for New England aboard the Arabella. Among this throng is John Winthrop, whose writings will shortly become the centerpiece of the book. Vowell writes of Cotton that “here is the smartest man in England,” adding, “Getting him to bless the send-off would be like scoring Nelson Mandela to deliver the commencement address at the neighbor kid’s eight grade graduation.”

 

Vowell’s chief interest is the ideology of the puritans, and to that end she pored over Winthrop’s sermons, journals and letters to gain an understanding of the settlers first years in Massachusetts.

 

Vowell also explores the creation of Harvard, “so their future clergymen could receive proper theological training.” Early on it becomes apparent that the centerpiece of the book is John Winthrop’s sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” supposedly delivered on the Arabella mid-voyage. Of particular interest to Vowell is the line that Massachusetts should be “as a city upon a hill.”

 

The rest of “The Wordy Shipmates” is an often entertaining, windy discourse with frequent tangents into pop culture, macabre judicial punishments and first person reportage. As with her previous effort at amateur history, “Assassination Vacation,” the main character turns out not to be Winthrop – or Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island or Anne Hutchinson – but Vowell herself.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A copy of the book donated by the Friends of the Library will be given away as a door prize.

 

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the main library or can be requested at any branch location or can be purchased at area bookstores. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Fly Fishing Series (Tue. 21 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Learn the basics of fly fishing and where to use your new skills in central Ohio.  Graham Stokes will lead this exciting program.  The dates listed below are a series of connected classes; the program begins on February 7 and ends on February 28, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of these dates!  Program begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28

Thu. 23 Feb, 2017

CHAUTAUQUA - Eliza Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton's wife) (Thu. 23 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

FEBRUARY 23 – Amy K. Stoner as Eliza Hamilton (Wife of Alexander Hamilton)

 

Opener – Old Time Music with JMJ Crescent

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and to be added to gentle reminder email on Sunday before each program or call 740-392-6102.

Fri. 24 Feb, 2017

Distinguished Young Women of Ohio (Fri. 24 Feb, 2017 8:00 pm)

First night of state preliminaries for the Distinguished Young Women of Ohio Class of 2017.  

Sat. 25 Feb, 2017

8th Annual Goat Banquet (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

The 2017 Knox County Goat Association Goat Banquet Saturday, Feb 25th, at Kenyon Colleges Pierce Hall Alumni Dining Room, which is located in the basement of Pierce Hall, 201 College Park Avenue, Gambier, OH 43022. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. the meal will be served at 5:30At 6:00 the 2016 Goat Ambassador will share with us about the past year followed by this years’ service award. The main event this year will be a presentation from Clint LeVan of the Harvest @ the Woodward.

Clint’s presentation will be about "Buying Local”. Clint LeVan is store manager of Harvest at the Woodward, which opened in 2012. He is also one of the county's biggest promoters of goat products, besides the Knox County Goat Association of course. In his store you can find goat meat, goat milk, goat cheese, and goat milk fudge, among the locally grown and produced Non-GMO foods and products from local farms across Central Ohio.

The Knox County Goat Association Goat Banquet started in 2010 with their first speaker Author and Agri Dynamics founder Jerry Brunetti. There have been many notable and outstanding speakers such as marketing expert Vernon Bewley, organic farmer Eric Helt and cheesemaker Del Burkholder. Dinner this year will include Pulled Goat Meat Sandwiches, Green Beans with Smoked Goat Meat, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, and Assorted Desserts. 

The Knox County Goat Association was formed November 2001 by several Knox County goat breeders and owners. The Mission of Knox County Goat Association is to support the goat shows at the Knox County Fair and educate the public about goats. Meetings are held 7:00 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Knox County OSU extension office located at 160 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, OH.

Tickets are $15, kids 12 and younger $5. Contact the Knox County Goat Association for ticket information at (740)263-7887 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FFA Donkey Basketball (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

FFA Donkey Basketball.  Fredericktown FFA vs. Fredericktown Pastors and Fredericktown Fire Department.  Advanced tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, Feb. 21st at FHS or Aunt Ruth's Attic until Noon on Friday, Feb. 24th.  Advanced tickets are $6, kids 5 and under are Free. Tickets at the door are $8.  Bring the whole family out for a fun night and see the World Famous Buckeye Donkey Ball Donkeys.  Held in the old Fredericktown High School gymnasium, currently the Fredericktown Board of Education.

OBPC presents...Family Game and Movie Night! (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Orange Barrel Production Company is hosting it's first Family Game & Movie Night!

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Cost: FREE!
Location: MVDC Great Room Theater - 1250 Vernon View Drive, Mt. Vernon OH Admission Building. (First bldg. on the right at the top of the hill)

Game hour from 6:30-7:30 (bring your favorite board game to share)  OBPC will be hosting BINGO for those interested.

Movie: Singing in the Rain will begin at 7:40 and the movie will be projected on the BIG OBPC screen (24 feet wide!)

What do YOU need to bring:
* picnic blanket and pillows. Those will be allowed closet to the screen
* Lawn chairs for comfortable seating. Those will fall in behind the blanket area.
* A picnic dinner for your family and or QUIET movies snacks for your family
* Non-colored drinks for your family.
* Attentive attitude when the movie begins :) Meaning - being quiet and helping your "littles" be quiet or taking them out to the hall so ALL can enjoy the movie!

Hope to see you there!

Distinguished Young Women of Ohio (Sat. 25 Feb, 2017 7:00 pm)

Final night of the state preliminary to the national program for the Class of 2017.

Sun. 26 Feb, 2017

Silver Screeners Free Movie Matinee: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (Sun. 26 Feb, 2017 1:30 pm)

A free showing of the Oscar Award-winning film, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” will be featured at the Silver Screeners Classic Movie Matinee on Sunday, February 26, 1:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

 

In a 1968 review, film critic Roger Ebert called it a “delightfully old-fashioned film” “a joy to see…” and “a magnificent piece of entertainment.”

 

Director Stanley Kramer took on controversial subjects of the day—interracial marriage and cultural stereotypes—with star performances by acting legends Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Houghton, Beah Richards and Roy Glenn Sr, Cecil Kellaway, and Isabel Sanford.

 

Poitier’s character is a noble, rich, intelligent, handsome, ethical medical expert who serves on United Nations committees when he's not hurrying off to Africa, Asia, Switzerland, etc. During a vacation in Hawaii, he falls in love with Houghton, and they return home to break the news to the parents. Both parents have their misgivings for a variety of reasons, including concerns over an interracial marriage.

 

In one poignant scene, Tracy gives a heart-wrenching soliloquy about how true love can and will endure through the years—even when facing trials and tribulations. Real tears filled Hepburn’s eyes during the scene as this was the last film to feature the on and off-screen chemistry of longtime lovers, Tracy and Hepburn. Tracy died 17 days after filming ended.

 

Film buffs Steve Moore and Mickey Shire will share insight and behind the scenes trivia prior to the showing and then will lead a group discussion following the film.

 

The film is free and open to the public. Popcorn will be provided by the Friends of the Library. For more information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Tue. 28 Feb, 2017

Fly Fishing Series (Tue. 28 Feb, 2017 7:30 pm)

Learn the basics of fly fishing and where to use your new skills in central Ohio.  Graham Stokes will lead this exciting program.  The dates listed below are a series of connected classes; the program begins on February 7 and ends on February 28, so be sure to mark your calendar for all of these dates!  Program begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

  • February 7
  • February 14
  • February 21
  • February 28

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