News in Brief – 8/19/10

Published 10:06 am Thursday, August 19, 2010

Another enrollment record at SSU

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University has reached record enrollment once again this year.

As of the first day of fall semester on Monday, Aug. 16, nearly 4,600 students, 300 more than last year, were enrolled and 960 students are living in SSU’s apartment-style housing.

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It is expected that more students will enroll and move into housing by the end of this week.

‘Toy Story’ coming to outdoor screen

ASHLAND, Ky. — Bring the family for an outdoor showing of “Toy Story” on Friday, Aug. 27, at the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library.

The showing is the final one for this year in the Library’s Pictures in the Park series, sponsored by Community Trust Bank. The movie is shown on a 12-foot screen, just adjacent to the Reading Garden at Main, 1740 Central Ave.

The movie starts at dark – about 8:30 p.m. The Library closes at 5 p.m., so movie attendees should come to the side of the building. If the weather is bad, the movie will be shown the following Friday.

People need to bring their own chairs and blankets to the movie. Admission is free. Popcorn and drinks are provided.

Anyone who brings in one of the Library’s “Pictures in the Park” direct mailers gets a free candy bar of their choice.

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

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

See ‘Bounty Hunter’ Aug. 25 at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — This month’s Girls’ Night Out at Boyd County Public Library features the movie, “The Bounty Hunter.”

The Aug. 25 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.

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

The September GNO selection is “The Color Purple,” which is also part of the library’s Banned Books Week Festival.

For more information, call (606) 329-0090 or visit

Youth orchestra to begin Aug. 26

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Tri-State Youth Orchestra String Section begins its thirteenth performance season on Thursday, Aug 26. 2010 in the basement of ARTS Renaissance Center on Eighth St. in Huntington.

There are two orchestras, the Youth Strings whose members have 2-3 years playing ability on orchestral string instruments are encouraged to participate in the ensemble that rehearses from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday night.

The other group is the Tri-State Youth Orchestra Strings that rehearses from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday evening.

Auditions for brass, winds and percussion will be later in October, after marching band.

For more information on these orchestras please contact Ron Caviani at, 304-743-7425, 304-528-6462 or 304-972-7501.

Community choir seeks new members

PORTSMOUTH — If you love to sing, then the Shawnee State University Community Choir is inviting new members to join.

Rehearsals have begun and will be held each Tuesday evening in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Room 130. Returning members are asked to bring any music still checked out so that it can be filed.

Plans are being made for seasonal concerts for the holidays.