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News in Brief – 1/21/10

PAC names new box office manager

ASHLAND, Ky. — Jill Houck has joined the Paramount Arts Center as the new Box Office Manager.

Houck is a 1999 graduate of Fairland High School, earned her bachelors degree in human ecology, specializing in product development, from Ohio State University.

Houck has been living in the Columbus area for past 10 years and most recently served as Marketing and Leasing Director for Sunburst Hospitality Corporation.

For more information, call Jenny Holmes at 606-324-3175 ext. 309.

OLBH’s safe sitter program Feb. 6

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s (OLBH) Healthy Community Services (HCS) will host a Safe Sitter class Saturday, Feb.6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the campus of OLBH.

The class takes place in the Education Classroom of the Human Resources Department.

The cost of the class is $15 and the deadline to register is Feb. 1. Lunch will be provided.

Safe Sitter prepares young adolescents ages 11 to 18 for the responsibilities of nurturing and protecting children. Safe Sitter teaches teenage babysitters how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure, and how to nurture and guide a young child.

OLBH is a registered Safe Sitter teaching site with more than 16 years of conducting the Safe Sitter program.

To register, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

BCPL hosts youth book groups

ASHLAND, Ky. — The popular “Warriors” series — about four clans of wild cats — will be the topic of discussion and activities at Boyd County Public Library’s two youth book clubs in February.

Both the Tween Book Club, which meets at Main on Tuesday, Feb. 2, and the Middle School Book Club, which takes place at the Summit Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 10, will focus on the series, which has remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for children’s books since May 2008.

In addition to a discussion, there will be trivia games and other activities, as well as a drawing for a special prize. Pizza will be served.

The Tween Book Club (for grades 4-6) meets on the first Tuesday, at 6 p.m. at Main. The Middle School Book Club (for grades 6-8) gets together the second Wednesday, at 4 p.m, at Summit, 1016 Summit Road.

Grade ranges are just a guideline. Anyone with questions should contact Misti Tidman at mtidman@thebookplace.org or (606) 329-0518, ext. 1310. Suggestions for future book series should also be sent to Misti.

In March, the “Alex Rider” by Anthony Horowitz will be discussed at Main; and “Eragon” by Christopher Paolini will be Summit’s selection.

For more information on all library programs and services, visit thebookplace.org

Thundertones to have concert

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The ThunderTones Chorus will host the second in a series of Guest Nights and open rehearsal on Thursday  at the Fellowship Baptist Church 5661 Rt. 60 E. in Barboursville, W.Va. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Activities will include a brief history of barbershop harmony, elements of barbershop harmony, and improving vocal performance.   

Any man who enjoys singing is cordially invited to attend, regardless of musical experience.

The ThunderTones Chorus is the Huntington Tri-State Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  

It has more than 30 members, several from the Chesapeake/Proctorville area.

Members perform patriotic, inspirational, and old-fashioned American music arranged in classic Barbershop style.  

The ThunderTones, directed by Steve Patrick, will present an original musical “Sing All We Know” on Saturday, March 13 at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in Huntington.

For additional information about the Guest Night or the ThunderTones Chorus, contact Terry Edgell at (304) 302-NOTE.

Girls Night Out set for Jan. 27

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Girls’ Night Out program at Boyd County Public Library features “Julie & Julia.”

The Saturday program starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

Entry to Girls’ Night Out is a food dish to share, or $2.

All funds collected go to purchase refreshments for the program.

In light of the movie’s content, homemade food items are strongly encouraged this month — even if they aren’t from Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

The movie, rated PG-13, stars Amy Adams as a young woman who decides to cook all 524 recipes from Julia Child’s famous cookbook in one year, and also write a blog about it.

Meryl Streep plays Child, in the time when she learned to cook in Paris.

Girls’ Night Out takes place on the last Wednesday of each month. Men are welcome to attend, but the Girls Night Out program is not intended for children.

The February GNO selection is “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”

For more information, call (606) 329-0090 or visit www.thebookplace.org