News in Brief — 9/3/13Published 10:47am Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Art in the Park set for show at Central Park
ASHLAND, Ky. — The Kentucky Creative Arts Club will have its 53rd Annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Central Park in Ashland, KY. Rain location is KYOVA Mall.
Categories include: oil/acrylic (thick application), watercolor/acrylic (applied as watercolor, under glass), pastel, graphics and mixed media, portraits/all media, 3-D sculpture
Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. Judging will start at noon. Entry fee is $15 for up to 10 pieces. $5 for each additional piece.
Competition is open to all artists 18 and older. All entries must be the original work of the artist and must not have won awards in this show previously.
Work must be suitable for family viewing: no nudes. All 2-D art must be matted, framed and ready to hang. Please provide your own support/easels.
For more information, contact any of the following members: Janet Lester at (606) 928-8965, Sylvia Jackson at (606) 928-0257 or Michal Adams at email@example.com.
BCPL to host digital library classes
ASHLAND, Ky. — Classes at Boyd County Public Library in September will show people how to download free books and other materials to their devices.
“Your Digital Library” will be held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. Each week will be geared toward a different device: Sept. 4, iPad, iPod and iPhone; Sept. 11, Kindle; Sept. 18: Nook and other devices. Those who attend need to bring the device to which they wish to download.
The series will be held again in October, at noon on Wednesdays.
Library staff will give an overview of the free downloading services available through BCPL, including OverDrive, Freading and OneClick digital.
Staff will then work individually with participants to download materials, as time permits. Instruction sheets will also be available to take home.
OverDrive is the ebook provider for Kentucky Libraries Unbound, a consortium of libraries in the Commonwealth which BCPL joined in 2006.
Through OverDrive, BCPL customers have access to more than 12,000 ebooks and 10,000 audiobooks.
Freading was added to the library’s downloading services in 2012. The collection includes more than 20,000 titles, with about 600 new ones added each month. Freading offers multiple copies, so there is generally no waiting, even for new releases.
OneClick Digital is the library’s audiobook provider, which gives BCPL card holders access to about 4,000 always-available audiobook titles published by Recorded Books.
Links to all of these free services are found at www.thebookplace.org
BCPL spends about 20 percent of its materials budget on the purchase of ebooks and downloadable audiobooks.
For more information, call (606) 329-0090.
7th Annual Appalachian Blues Competition calls for bands, youth acts
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Blues Society will host the 7th Annual Appalachian Blues Competition from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 Pullman Plaza Hotel Ballroom, 1001 Third Avenue, Huntington.
Bands, solo/duo and a youth division blues acts will compete for cash prizes and WVBS sponsorship to the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tenn., in January.
The West Virginia Blues Society will have 18 competition slots filled by regional blues acts from all over West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and other states.
While the competition cannot be considered a purely “amateur” contest, the goal of The International Blues Challenge is to seek out the best “undiscovered” blues band and the best “undiscovered” solo/duo blues performer in the United State and beyond. The IBC is an opportunity for discovery to musicians who are truly unknown and unsigned to a record company.
Complete information, application and rules are available online atwww.wvbluessociety.org. Deadline for application submission is Oct. 1.
For more information contact competition director, Jack Rice at (304) 389-1438 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
OLBH 2011 golf benefit raises more than $30,000
RUSSELL, Ky. — Officials with the Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Auxiliary announced its annual golf benefit, which took place July 12 at the Bellefonte Country Club, was a success which raised more than $30,000.
The proceeds from the golf benefit and silent auction will support the hospital’s acquisition of state-of-the-art medical equipment.
“Everyone with the auxiliary is very pleased by this year’s event,” Luann Serey, director of OLBH Community Services, said. “We are very happy with the amount of money raised to support the hospital. The type of success we experienced this year is a testament to the work of the many volunteers who assist in making this event happen. It’s a very large undertaking and the OLBH Auxiliary does a tremendous job.”
For more information concerning OLBH, visit the hospital’s Web site at www.olbh.com.
Computer classes for beginners at BCPL
ASHLAND, Ky. — People wanting to learn some basic computer skills are invited to attend free classes offered at Boyd County Public Library in September.
The classes are designed for those with minimal computer skills. The three-part class will be held on Mondays at 6 p.m. (starting Sept. 9) at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.
Class size is limited. You can register by calling Jamie Bayne at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1410.
Week 1 (Sept. 9) will focus on the basics of the computer itself — turning it on and off, using a mouse, etc.
During the Sept. 16 session, participants will learn how to create a free email account, and the Sept. 23 program will include basic Internet navigation.
The course will be offered again in October, at noon on Mondays.
For more information on this and other library programs and services, visit www.thebookplace.org