Friday, October 3, 2003

Kentucky to do



Harvest Moon festival

NEWPORT - Howl at the moon to the music of 14 different artists and groups Saturday at the fifth annual Harvest Moon Festival at the historic Southgate House.

Money raised will benefit the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Hematology/Oncology school intervention program. The program helps children receiving treatment for cancer or rare blood disorders who experience social or academic difficulties in school.

Doors for the show open at 7:30 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10, and includes a compilation CD with the evening's featured performers on it.

Performers include: Katie Reider, Staring at the Sea, Screaming Mimes, Swarthy, Doug Perry Ensemble, Vic Daniels Quartet, When Elizabeth, Jimmie Joe & the Ramblin' Ramblers, Harmony Gullette, Me or the Moon, Lovely Crash, Matthew Shadley Band, Eric Loy and Hungry Lucy.

For more information visit www.harvestmoonfest.org

Firehouse open

HEBRON - The Hebron Fire Protection District will have its biannual open house at fire station 1 at3120 North Bend Road from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Fire trucks, police units and several helicopters will be on display. Refreshments will be provided and Smokey the Bear will make an appearance with JD the Fire Dog, a Dalmation.

Decorated dog walk

BURLINGTON - The Boone County Animal Shelter is having a Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk 1 p.m. Sunday at England-Idlewild Park on Idlewild Road.

The walk will raise funds for the shelter's new spay and neuter program for low-income families. A pet costume contest with prizes will be held after the walk.

Registration begins at noon. All dogs should be on a leash, and under control at all times. Dog owners should also be able to show proof of a valid rabies vaccination and a Kentucky dog license. Licenses will be available at the time of registration for $5.

For rules call the Boone County Animal Shelter at (859) 586-5285, ext. 23.

Christian music fest

TAYLOR MILL - Unfold the lawn chairs or bring a blanket to hear six regional contemporary Christian bands play at the Seasons of the Spirit Music Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Pride Park Amphitheatre in Taylor Mill off Ky. 16.

The free festival will feature the following performers: Joyful Noise, Twisted Wood, Sayings of the Wise, Jericho, Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show, The Brent Reed Band and special guest Bruce Barker.

For information call (859) 261-2387 or visit www.spiritmusicfestival.com.

Historical art

Get in the mood for Tall Stacks early with two art exhibits of steamboats and river scenes. One opens today.

Local watercolor artist Tom Gaither, a native of Ludlow, will have his paintings and prints on display from 6-10 p.m. today at Kentucky Haus Craft Gallery at 342 Monmouth St., Newport.

Gaither and his wife, Gee, will be available to discuss his artwork and framing technique during the one-day-only showing. Off-street parking is available behind the gallery.

Saturday is the opening reception at the Rosebrook Art Center in Florence for "Steamboats the Palatial Palaces," an exhibit of pen and ink drawings of 35 ships enhanced by watercolor artist James A. Haley of Augusta.

Haley began drawing steamboats when he was 12, and he watched paddle-wheelers glide down the Ohio River after his family moved to Augusta.

Haley will be present during the opening, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Oct. 31. The Rosebrook Art Center is at 221 Main St., Florence. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Motorcycle ride

INDEPENDENCE - Ride into fall in a charity motorcycle ride sponsored by three Fraternal Order of Police lodges on Saturday.

The ride will begin with coffee and doughnuts at the Courthouse Restaurant at 2015 Declaration Drive in Independence, and will also end at the restaurant. The route will be provided on the day of the ride.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and the first wave of bikes leaves at 11 a.m. All bikes are welcome. Cost is $10 for single riders, and $15 otherwise.

The charity ride is sponsored by Kenton County FOP Lodge 44, Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 and Independence FOP Lodge 75.




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