News in Brief – 4/10/09

Published 9:40 am Friday, April 10, 2009

Highlands to hold student art show

ASHLAND, Ky. — 31 local elementary students will see their artwork on display through May 9 at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center.

Creating a quilt square using Chinese puzzles and mathematical manipulatives was the task hundreds of students set out to accomplish in March at the museum. Local quilt artists judged the students’ works for the exhibit. Now, the best of the artwork will be on display during our 2009 Student Art Exhibit.

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The museum’s “Tangrams, Geoboards, and Quilt Squares” student art exhibit runs from April 18 through May 9. An opening ceremony is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the museum.

In partnership with schools and community, the museum attracts and educates young people from around the Tri-State, as well as preserves history and provides a dynamic resource and an integral contribution to the region’s quality of life. The museum attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year, and more than 11,000 children attend special activities – workshops, camps, exhibits, events.

Housed in the historic Parsons Department Store, the museum is located at 1620 Winchester Ave. Museum tours are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is $5.50 for adults, and $4.50 for seniors, students and children. Members and children under 2 are free.

For more information, call (606) 329-8888, email us at, or visit our Web site at

REEF hosting Harlem Wizards

RUSSELL, Ky. — The Russell Educational Endowment Foundation (REEF) is hosting a fun filled evening of basketball featuring the nationally-known Harlem Wizards basketball team. The Wizards will take on a team of consisting of Russell Independent Schools teachers, coaches and basketball players. Several teachers also will serve as cheerleaders for the event.

The game takes places Monday, April 27 at the Russell High School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for students are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate and for adults $10 in advance and $12 at the gate.

Advance tickets can be purchased at any Russell Independent school or at the Time Warner Ashland office. In addition to the game, there will be doorprizes, concessions and souvenirs. The Wizards also will be inviting audience members to take part in the festivities.

All proceeds will go to the foundation. REEF is a non-profit organization established in 2006 to generate financial resources to help support Russell Independent Schools.

For more information about the foundation, or to make a donation, please visit

Last chance for Cash Drawing at PAC

ASHLAND, Ky. — Seven individuals (or groups) are going to win $20,000, $10,000 or one of five $1,000 prizes from the Paramount Arts Center on Saturday, April 18. The theater’s annual Cash Drawing takes place on the evening of the Paramount’s Spring Gala, but there is no need to be present at the event to win.

The Cash Drawing combined with the Gala are the Paramount’s largest fundraisers of the season. Only 1,000 Cash Drawing tickets are sold at $100 each, and time is running out.

Purchase tickets individually or go in with a group. Tickets can be obtained by contacting Dianne Clement at 606-922-0850 (cell) or 606-921-2004 (office) or by calling the theater’s Box Office at 606-324-3175 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applicable taxes will be withheld when winners are paid. If fewer than 525 tickets are sold, winners (combined) will receive 60 percent of the cash from tickets sold on a pro-rata basis. The Paramount’s charitable gaming license number is 0582.