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Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 - Sat. 19 Aug, 2017

Sun. 13 Aug, 2017

Dan Emmett Car & Motorcycle Shows (Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Whether you turn the crank or the key to get here, you don’t want to miss out on the 30th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and the 16th Annual Motorcycle Show! Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are invited to be proudly displayed around Public Square in historic downtown Mount Vernon.

Registration takes place between 8:00 a.m. and Noon.  Entry fee is $10.  Over 50 awards for the antique and classic vehicles will be presented at the awards ceremony.  New this year is Motor Music at 1:00 p.m.  Free event T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the early registrants, and there will be the same 50/50 raffle as in previous years.  The event will be held on the Square and down South Main Street.

The Motorcycle Show starts at Noon.  Motorcycles of all makes and models are invited to cruise into town to show off their wheels on Public Square.  There are six (6) classes of competition – Custom, Touring, Vintage (25 years and older), Trike, Cruiser, and Sport, will have the opportunity to participate in a judged show, with a special award for Best in Show.

If engines and paint jobs weren’t enough, live entertainment will be featured on the Square, with plenty of delicious food to keep you going all day long.

30th Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival (All day)

The 30th annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival celebrates the legacy of Daniel Decatur Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer, and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of "Dixie." Dan Emmett's life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for the enjoyment of Festival goers of all ages.

Dan Emmett Flower Show (All day)

Knox County Garden Clubs sponsored Flower Show at the Living Center during Dan Emmett Arts and Music Festival

 

Mon. 14 Aug, 2017

Movie Mondays (Mon. 14 Aug, 2017 8:30 pm)

  • Seating available or bring your own (or blankets, etc.)
  • Free pizza slice for children 18 and under (adults $1)
  • Other snacks available
  • No alcohol or smoking is permitted
  • No pets inside the Event Center

Tue. 15 Aug, 2017

Knox County Farmers Breakfast (Tue. 15 Aug, 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah Adult Book Discussion (Tue. 15 Aug, 2017 7:00 pm)

 

The New York Times best-selling novel, “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah will be featured at the Adult Book Discussion on Tuesday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

 

In the quiet village of Carriveau, France, 1939, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything.

 

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

 

With courage, grace and powerful insight, Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. “The Nightingale” tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.

 

The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665), visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].

 

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Wed. 16 Aug, 2017

Plein Air Painters at the BFEC (Wed. 16 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. 16 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.

Walk in Peace: A Close Look at Turtles in Knox County (Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 6:30 pm)

Turtles have been revered in spiritual, religious and historical symbolism for centuries. The North American Indian totems depict the turtle as "Walk in Peace, Stick to Your Path."

On Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., the Brown Family Environmental Center will present a special evening program, "Walk in Peace: A Close Look at the Turtles of Knox County," at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

BFEC host Matt Baugher will bring a few different species of turtles from Knox County for this multimedia presentation. As a member of the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability program at the Ohio State University school of Environmental and Natural Resources Baugher specializes in community development.

Turtles belong to the oldest reptile group in the world. They date back to the time of dinosaurs. A turtles shell is actually part of its skeleton and contains more than  50 parts.

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

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

Walk in Peace: A Close Look at Turtles in Knox County (Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 6:30 pm)

Turtles have been revered in spiritual, religious and historical symbolism for centuries. The North American Indian totems depict the turtle as "Walk in Peace, Stick to Your Path."

On Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 p.m., the Brown Family Environmental Center will present a special evening program, "Walk in Peace: A Close Look at the Turtles of Knox County," at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

BFEC host Matt Baugher will bring a few different species of turtles from Knox County for this multimedia presentation. As a member of the Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability program at the Ohio State University school of Environmental and Natural Resources Baugher specializes in community development.

Turtles belong to the oldest reptile group in the world. They date back to the time of dinosaurs. A turtles shell is actually part of its skeleton and contains more than  50 parts.

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

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

Thu. 17 Aug, 2017

CHAUTAUQUA - Johnny Carson (Thu. 17 Aug, 2017 7:00 pm)

AUGUST 17 – Jim Stoner as Johnny Carson (King of the Late Night Hosts)

 

Opener - Chris Petee singing Rosemary Clooney

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.

Open Mic Night - Ariel-Foundation Park (Thu. 17 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm)

Got a song to sing? Want to recite some poetry? Beatboxer? Guitarist? Come show us what you've got! This is the perfect venue and opportunity to share your blossoming talent with your community. Bring your friends to cheer you on. We hope to see you at Open Mic Night at the park! No need to register in advance. If you have questions, call Carrie Hyman at 740-501-9293.

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017

Homer Volunteer Fire Department Annual Golf Outing (All day)

Homer Fire is hosting our 7th annual golf outing August 19 at Chapel Hill Golf Course. 

This is a 4 person scramble with tee time at 8:30. Registration begins at 7 am.

$200 per team if paid by July 31, guarantees cart.

$240 per team if paid August 1 or later.

Lunch will be included. 

 

JERSEY Springsteen Tribute Band - AFP Free Concert Series (Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm)

Another great event in Ariel-Foundation Park's 2017 free summer concert series - featuring "Jersey," a Bruce Springsteen tribute band. This Ohio-based band has performed across the country for the last four years. Jersey was formed with one goal, to pay tribute to one of America's greatest musical acts. To do justice to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jersey brings together a seven-piece line up of some of the areas finest musicians. Add this to an outdoor stage in a stunning park for a night of summer magic.

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