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Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017

Sun. 20 Aug, 2017

Summer Music Garden (Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

A summer series located at the Children's Garden behind the Knox County Career Center.  Sponsored by the Ariel Foundation, these concerts provide music for families and are free to all.  Bring a picnic or snack, a chair or blanket and enjoy the music, as well as a science activity with SPI.

 

Mon. 21 Aug, 2017

Great American Solar Eclipse Watch @ Your Library! (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

 

The Future’s So Bright…You Better Wear Shades!

 

 

Join us and watch the Great American Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, outside at all four Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County locations – Mount Vernon, Danville Public Library, Fredericktown Community Library and Gambier Community Library.

 

 

The solar eclipse for the Columbus region is scheduled to begin at 1:04 p.m., reaches peak at 2:30 p.m., and ends at 3:52 p.m. Coverage of the sun for the area is expected to be 86 percent.  

 

 

In case of bad weather, or for those who cannot be outside in the heat, we will have special live streaming of the solar eclipse  and informational programs on the big screen in the lower level multimedia room beginning at noon at the main library in Mount Vernon.

 

 

Pick up a free pair of NASA verified solar eclipse safe glasses beginning on Monday, August 14 (while supplies last) during business hours at all four library locations, at the Friends of the Library Book Warehouse, and at the WMVO/WQIO radio station. Limits of one per person or 4 glasses per family are recommended.

 

 

Refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to all ages.

 

 

This program is available thanks to grants obtained through the Space Science Institute, NASA @ My Library, the Moore Foundation, StarNet Science Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries, and the National Center for Interactive Learning.

 

 

For more information call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) or any of the branch library locations, or Linette Porter-Metler PLMVKC Community Relations, at 740-501-0080 (text or msg), or email [email protected].

 

 

Solar Eclipse Party! (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join the Knox County Park District for this perhaps, once-in-a-lifetime spectacular event at Wolf Run Regional Park.  The August 21st Total Eclipse seen throughout much the United States stretching from western to eastern US will be seen as a partial eclipse to those of us in central Ohio.  This partial eclipse will certainly not disappoint as we are nearby to the path of totality, which is in Kentucky.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the sun revealing the sun's beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona.  The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 and next one will not take place until 2024.  The "party" starts just as the moon shadow on the sun begins.  Party-goers will need protective eyewear in order to watch the solar eclipse party.  Park District will have some eyewear to lend.  For those who do not have protective eyewear we'll do the old "pinhole in the cardboard box trick".  It works and is also totally awesome!  Bring a bag chair and snacks to share with other participants.  Knox County Park District will provide lemonade and iced tea. 

Solar Eclipse Party (Mon. 21 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Meets at Wolf Run Regional Park located at 17621 Yauger Rd. Mount Vernon 43050.  Join the Knox County Park District for this spectacular event at Wolf Run Regional Park.  The August 21st Total Eclipse seen through much the United States  will be seen as a partial eclipse for us in central Ohio.  This partial eclipse will certainly not disappoint!  The “party” starts just as the moon shadow on the sun begins.  Party-goers will need protective eyewear in order to watch the solar eclipse.  Park District will provide limited eyewear.  For those who do not have protective eyewear we’ll do the old “pinhole in the cardboard box trick.”  Bring a chair and snacks.  Knox County Park District will provide lemonade and iced tea.   No registration necessary.

 

Tue. 22 Aug, 2017

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Wed. 23 Aug, 2017

Plein Air Painters at the BFEC (Wed. 23 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Enjoy this opportunity to paint, draw, or sketch with like-minded artists every Wednesday from 5 - 8pm.  Bring your own supplies, including a chair and/or easel, and spend the evening houws painting in a peaceful setting.  The Resource Center will be open for restrooms.  The Wildlife Garden, ponds, and trails, are all available and waiting to be painted.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Fredericktown Saddle Club Fun Shows (Wed. 23 Aug, 2017 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Fredericktown Saddle Club will be hosting its Fun Shows every Wednesday, rain or shine.  Classes include Pee-Wee Barrels, Barrels, Stake and Bend, Flags, Open Egg and Spoon, Open Halter, Showmanship, Walk-Trot, Western Horsemanship, and more! The show starts at 6:30pm, FREE to watch! Entry fee to participate in the classes with awards, trophies, and ribbons given.  More information can be found on the Fredericktown Arena Facebook page, or call 740-485-0584/ 740-398-2879.

Thu. 24 Aug, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Fri. 25 Aug, 2017

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Sat. 26 Aug, 2017

Banana Split Day (All day)

Come celebrate National Banana Split Day at Ye Olde Mill. There will be a special on traditional banana splits all day. 

Motown Sounds of Touch - AFP Free Concert Series (Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm)

Come out and enjoy a free concert in a totally unique and beautiful setting - the Schnormeier Event Center at Ariel-Foundation Park.

The TOP "Motown Sound Tribute" In The Country! Entertaining and Delighting Audiences All Over The Country For Over 15 Years. TOUCH has shared Center Stage With Some Of The Best and Top acts in the Industry,.....Rick Springfield, Al Green, Mickey Thomas and Starship, The Temptations, Eddie Money, Night Ranger and The Legendary Ray Charles just to share a few! TOUCH members have also written songs for Motown Artists The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson! Recently TOUCH was a TOP 3 FINALIST on the Popular NBC TV Show "THE WINNER IS", Hosted by Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees fame. THE MOTOWN SOUNDS OF TOUCH Is always a Crowd Pleaser.

You can see video and audio clips from Motown Sounds of Touch here: http://mosoundmusic.com/website/index.html

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