News in Brief – 4/23/09

Published 9:51 am Thursday, April 23, 2009

Highlands reopening ‘School Daze’ exhibit

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, 1620 Winchester Ave., Ashland will reopen a newly renovated “School Daze,” the one-room schoolhouse exhibit on First Friday, May 1.

Admission is free from 5-8 p.m. on May 1st. The exhibit features new flooring and wooden “log” walls.

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Hands-on for kids who can pretend to be students or teach the class in brand new dress-up clothing.

“School Daze” is sponsored by the Ladies of the Highlands and The Mansbach Foundation, Inc.

In partnership with schools and community, the museum attracts and educates adults and youth from around the Tri-State. It preserves history and is a dynamic resource, plus an integral contribution, to the region’s quality of life.

The museum attracts more than 26,000 visitors each year, and more than 10,000 children attend special activities — workshops, camps, exhibits, events.

The museum is located at 1620 Winchester Avenue. Museum hours are 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 at, or visit Web site at

Horse club currently seeking members

FRANKLIN FURNACE — Ohio Horse Park Equestrian Partners Saddle Club is currently starting a new saddle club with the mission of supporting the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Riding.

This club is open to all horse enthusiasts in the Tri State area.

You do not have to own horses or even ride, just be ready and willing to have fun and help keep challenged riders in the saddle.

Upcoming Events

Extreme Trail Challenge: May 9

Volunteers’ Fun Show and Picnic: May 30

Meeting: April 30, 7 p.m. at the Ohio Horse Park Bobcat Lane, Franklin Furnace

Dinner is potluck so bring your favorite dish.

For more information, contact or phone 740-354-9907.

Outdoor double feature scheduled for Friday

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library’s 2009 Pictures in the Park series starts this Friday, April 24, with a classic double feature.

Pictures in the Park starts at dark — around 8:30 p.m. — just outside the Reading Garden at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave. The Library closes at 5 p.m., so movie attendees should just come to the side of the building.

First up is the 1939 classic “Wizard of Oz,” which was rained out in March. That will be followed by a brief intermission, and then “Escape to Witch Mountain,” a 1975 Disney film about two orphan children with extraordinary powers who are chased by a scheming millionaire.

People need to bring their own chairs and blankets to the movie. Admission is free.

Some refreshments are provided, and additional snacks can be purchased for a small cost.

The outdoor movie system includes a 12-foot inflatable screen and 100-watt speakers. All outdoor movies shown by The Library will be suitable for all ages — classic films and family films.

Outdoor movies will be shown on the last Friday of each month, through October, at dark. Upcoming selections include “E.T.” and “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

If it rains, the outdoor movie will take place the following Friday.

Other upcoming (indoor) movies at the library include: “Slumdog Millionaire” on April 26; “Quantum of Solace” on May 2; and “Hotel for Dogs” on May 5.

Outside groups can host movie showings at the library, using the library’s license.

For more information, call Amanda Clark at 606-329-0518, ext. 1140. For a full movie schedule, visit