Monday, July 28, 2003

Kentucky community agenda

Art at Crawford Museum

COVINGTON - The Behringer-Crawford Museum will host two art events this summer.

• The museum will display an art exhibit by local artists from Aug. 7 to Sept. 7. All works will be available to bid on in a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibit.

Framed and finished works will be on sale and on display at the museum.

Hours for viewing and bidding will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 1-5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

• The second event, "Fresh Art," will be held from 6:15-9:15 p.m. on Sept. 6. Attendees can bid on pieces created that morning by 40 local artists working in Devou Park.

The artists and the museum will split the profits evenly. Admission will be $35 in advance and $45 at the door.

For information, call the museum at (859) 491-4003.

Art by academy instructor

NEWPORT - The York Street Cafe and Gallery will showcase the paintings of Bill Sontag through Aug. 17.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m.- midnight Tuesdays through Saturdays and 5 -10 p.m. on Sundays.

Sontag, a former instructor at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, works in photography, pastels and paint. His subject matter includes nudes, landscapes, sports and marine settings.

Movies in the Park

COVINGTON - The Covington Recreation Department will show a series of summer family films in its "Movies in the Park" program.

All movies will begin at dusk, close to 9 p.m., and finish by about 10:30 p.m. each night.

Movies and dates include: Antz Saturday at Glenn O. Swing Elementary on 19th and Jefferson streets; Spy Kids II Aug. 9 at Goebel Park on Philadelphia Street; and Stuart Little II Aug. 15 at the band shell in Devou Park.

For information call the Recreation Department at (859) 292-2151.

Coffee Cup Concert Series

COVINGTON - The Behringer-Crawford Museum will present its Coffee Cup Concert Series every Thursday during the months of July and August.

The concerts will be from 7-9 p.m., and feature the following groups: Steve Crews Trio, Thursday; Mohenjo Daro, Friday ; Ceol Cridhe, Aug. 7; Eddie Pennington and Greg Schaber, Aug. 14; and Homer Ledford and The Cabin Creek Band, Aug. 28.

Adult admission is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Children's admission is $4 for members, $5 for non-members. After the first visit, each remaining visit is half price. Children ages 4 and younger get in free. All costs include coffee, refreshments, bottled water and juices. The shows are located in the museum's amphitheater and in the case of rain are moved to the nearby memorial building.

A children's area will be set up where children can participate in a craft.

For information call the museum at (859) 491-4003.

Redwood Jam in Newport

NEWPORT - Adults 21 and over can jam the night away during Redwood Rehabilitation Center's second annual Redwood Jam. The event will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Southgate House in Newport.

The jam will feature music from local groups including: Stoning Lefty, Gerald's Rainbow and Big Whiskey. The admission costs $10 and all proceeds will benefit the center.

For information call Beth Moore, special events assistant at (859) 331-0880 ext. 297.

Boone County men's softball

UNION - A softball league for men sponsored by the Boone County Parks & Recreation Department will begin Aug. 4 at Central Park from 6:30-10:30 p.m.

The 2003 Central Park Softball League for men, a 10-week session, will have four games per night.

The cost is $390 per team and includes umpire fees, game balls and bases.

For information call Paul Ankenbauer, program planner for Boone County parks at (859) 334-2117.

Golf tournaments for cancer

The American Cancer Society will host two golf tournaments in August.

• The 10th annual Men's Golf Championship will be at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron. Cost is $150 per person, or $600 per team, and includes a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., and a lunch and award ceremony at noon.

• The third annual Women's Grapes and Greens Classic Golf Tournament Championship will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 at Twin Oaks Golf & Plantation Club in Covington.

A wine tasting will follow the event at 6 p.m. at the Gregory Center in Cincinnati. The tasting will also include food from Montgomery Inn and a silent auction.

Cost is $100 per person and $400 per team.

For information on either event call Rachel Dawson, communication and marketing specialist for the American Cancer Society at (859) 647-2226 or 1-800-ACS-2345.

Murder mystery play

NEWPORT - The Monmouth Theatre will present Dead to the Last Drop, an interactive murder mystery, at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday , Aug. 8, 16 and 29.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door, and include coffee and a snack.

The Aug. 2 performance will feature performances by Blues for Dharma following the show.

For information, discounts and group rates call the theatre at (859) 655-9140.

Art at Covington Cathedral

COVINGTON - The Covington Cathedral Art Gallery will showcase the works of Andrew Eckerle from Friday, Aug. 1, through Sept. 28.

An opening reception will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, seven days a week.

Eckerle, a Northern Kentucky resident and former art educator, bases his work on the inspiration of his children. The cathedral is located at 1140 Madison Ave. in Covington.

Getting money for college

COVINGTON - The Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library will hold a free workshop on how to receive money for your child's college education.

The program will be 7-8 p.m. Aug. 7 at the library, located at 502 Scott St. Attendees will be showed how to avoid the most common and costly mistakes.

For information call the library at (859) 491-7610, or for reservations call 1-800-261-0457.

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