The Stephen Foster Music Club of Bardstown has announced it is expanding its Summer Band Concert Series, set to begin May 27, to 15 weekly concerts this year.
This year's concerts are being underwritten by Edward Jones Financial Services of Bardstown, and is co-sponsored by the Bardstown/Nelson County Parks and Recreation Department. The free concerts will be presented every Friday at 7 p.m. in Bardstown Community Park from May 27 through Sept. 2. In case of rain, concerts will move to the Farmers Market on East Flaget Avenue.
Dance to the music of the "Moonlight Big Band" at My Old Kentucky Home State Park Rotunda, Bardstown, 7:30-10 p.m. June 27. Pack your picnic basket and lawn chairs and spend an evening under the stars with the sounds of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey. The annual event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Stephen Foster Music Club and proceeds are used to send students to the Stephen Foster Music Camp at Eastern Kentucky University. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance at the Bardstown Visitors Center or from Music Club members.
China Fleischer and Jody Pearman of Hodgenville wish to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride to be is the daughter of David and Sheila Fleischer of Cincinnati, Ohio. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University and is employed by Hardin County Schools.
The prospective groom is the son of Joe and Linda Pearman of Hodgenville. He earned a bachelor of science in marketing from Western Kentucky University. He is employed by FIS in Milwaukee, Wis.
Effie Irene Howard Weller will celebrate her 100th birthday May 29, 2011, at Christian Health Center in Bowling Green.
Irene was born June 1, 1911 in Hardin County to G.W. and Effie Howard. She married Logan Weller and moved to the Youngers Creek area to farm. She taught school at the two-room schoolhouse at Dalington and later in Boston. They bought a farm near Colesburg until Logan’s health declined and they moved to a small farm in LaRue County. When Irene became a widow, she bought a condo and moved to Elizabethtown.
The Kentucky Heartland Music Festival's Baby & Little Miss Contest will be held May 21 at the Towne Mall in Elizabethtown. Baby contests are open to boys and girls ages birth to not yet 5 years old. The Little Miss contests are open to girls ages 5-8.
Registration forms are available at the following:
• Elizabethtown Hardin County Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Dixie, Elizabethtown
• Republic Bank, 1690 Ring Road, Suite 5, Elizabethtown
May 5 - Laugh & Learn, Kids Crew, Nationwide, LaRue Baptist, North L&N, Joe Brown Road, Bardstown Road
May 6 - New Freedom, West Point, Watch Me Grow, Upton Talley Road, Maxine Road, New Jackson Hwy.
May 9 - Rose Circle, Goodin Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn
May 10 - LCHS, LCMS, Even Start, Poplar Ave., South L&N, Sunrise Manor, Campbellsville
May 12 - First Friends, Even Start, McDowell Road
May 13 - Kingdom Kids, Senior Center, Carter Bros. Road, Tonieville Road
Luminarias are being sold as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. To purchase a luminaria in memory or in honor of, contact any Relay team member or Beverly Veirs at 358-3210. Luminarias are $5 each; $50 for a torch. If you would like to send a picture by e-mail of your loved one for a slide show that will be presented on Relay night, send to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 9. Relay for Life will begin 6 p.m. May 13 to 6 a.m. May 14.
Planning is underway for the Lincoln Days Celebration. With the support of the Fiscal Court, the Crosstown -Homemakers will host a reception Sept. 25, during the opening ceremonies and art show, located in the Lincoln Museum Community Room.
The baby contest, Little Abe and Sarah events, and the selection of the best-dressed Pioneer Family, are scheduled for the auditorium at the Civic Center.
The following weekend, Oct. 1-2, the remainder of activities will take place downtown and at Creekfront Park.
Book signing at Library
Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore and the library will be having a book signing 1 p.m. May 7 at the LaRue County Library. Author Julie Kagawa, a fellow Kentuckian, will be present to sign books from her Iron Fae series.
Kentucky Public Retirees
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet 11:30 a.m. May 9 at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Elizabethtown. Kevin Hilton, director of volunteer services at Hardin Memorial Hospital, will be the guest speaker.