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April 2018 Calendar of Events

Aurora, IN
14: “Springtime in Paris Tea.”
1 p.m. at Hillforest Victorian Museum, 213 Fifth St. Tickets $30 members; $35 non-members. Reserve by calling (812) 926-0087.

Bedford, KY
21: Public Archaeology Dig at Gatewood Plantation.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 106 N. Second St. Organized by the Oldham County Historical Society. (502) 222-0826.

Carrollton, KY
7: Kentucky Kruizers Night Cruise.
4 p.m. at Hometown Pizza, 2353 KY-227. (502) 732-5010 or (502) 773-4147.
9-11: “It’s Sew Fine.” Regional Sewing Exposition at Gen. Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Registration deadline was in March. Call Grace Angotti at (502) 732-8009.
22-22: Civil War Living History event. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day at Point Park. Skirmish at 1 p.m. each day. Night fire at 9 p.m. Saturday. 8:30 a.m. church service on Sunday. 10:30 a.m. nondenominational service with Civil War re-enactor “Reverand.” Free admission. Sponsored by the Carroll County Tourism & Convention Commission. (502) 732-7036.

Clarksville, IN
1-8: “Mamma Mia.”
A musical at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. For times and tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.DerbyDinner.com.
11-May 27: “Oklahoma.” A musical at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. For times and tickets call (812) 288-8281 or visit www.DerbyDinner.com.

Commiskey, IN
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Events: April 7-8:
Spring Antique Shop Open House; April 21-22: Indiana Wine Trail’s “Spring Into the Valley” event; April 25-27: Administrative Professional Days; April 28: Moss Hanging Basket Make & Take Workshop. (812) 346-5859.

Crestwood, KY
28: Plant Sale Saturday.
Come early to get first crack at some uncommon annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, as well as enjoy the children’s activities, garden and historic tours. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old Lagrange Rd. Free to Yew Dell members and children under 12. (502) 241-4788.

Florence, IN
28: Travis Tritt in concert.
7 p.m. at the CenterStage Showroom at Belterra Casino Resort, 777 Belterra Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets sold out. Must be 21 or older. 1-888-235-8377.

Goshen, KY
5: Author Forum.
Presentation by Prospect, Ky., novelist Terry Chambers, author of “Rose Island, An Almost Accurate Account of Days Gone By.” 6:30-8 p.m. at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd. Free. (502) 228-4362.

Hanover, IN
6: Art Show & Auction.
6 p.m. at Southwestern Elementary School Cafeteria, 273 S. Main Cross. (812) 866-4200.

La Grange, KY
1 - May 6: “Women’s Work Quilt Exhibit.”
Featuring quilts by Rebekka Seigel. Exhibit runs through May 6. Opening reception is March 2 from 5-7 p.m. and featuring wine and cheese. Reception is free to members and $8 admission for nonmembers. Reservations required. At the Oldham County Historical Society, 106 N. Second St. (502) 222-0826.
1-14: “Eight Notes.” Music and music themed multi-media art. Opening Reception on March 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. At Oldham County Arts Association’s Gallery 104 at 104 E. Main St. (502) 222-3822.
13: Kentucky Historical Marker Dedication of the James and Amanda Mount House. Noon at Oldham County History Center, 106 N. Second St. (502) 222-0826.
14: Authors Fair. Seventh annual event featuring more than 80 of the nation’s best independent authors. 10 a.m. at the La Grange Community Center, 307 W. Jefferson St. (502) 222-0918.
14: Earth Day 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk. 8 a.m. at Morgan Conservation Park, 1200 KY-524. $30 registration fee. (502) 225-0655, ext. 5402.
17-May 19: Animal Attraction! A juried, multi-media exhibit featuring pets and animals. At Gallery 104 at 104 E. Main St. Sponsored by the Arts Association of Oldham County. (502) 222-3822.
19: History Dinner Series. Featuring speaker Sue Kelly Ballard, author of “My Blessed, Wretched Life: Rebecca Boone’s Story.” 6:30 p.m. at the Rob Morris Educational Building at the Oldham County History Center, 207 W. Jefferson St. Tickets $20 members; $22 non-members. RSVP at (502) 222-0826.
27: Hiking Event. Presented by the Westport Row & Kayak Club. Includes a cemetery walk, conservation park and visit to the Rob Morris house. 11 a.m. at 106 N. Second Ave. (502) 222-0826.
29: Blue Hydrangea Progressive Tea Party. Event to benefit Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky. 1-5 p.m. at participating businesses in downtown La Grange. Tickets $15 in advance at www.oakky.org or $30 day of event. Tickets also available online at www.lagrangecrossroads.org. (502) 269-0126.

Louisville, KY
1-8: Humana Festival of New American Plays.
The 42nd annual event premieres up to 10 groundbreaking, new works by some of the American theatre’s most talented writers. At Actor’s Theatre, 316 W. Main St. Various ticket options available. Visit www.actorstheatre.com for showtimes. (502) 584-1205 or visit www.actorstheatre.com.
4: Afternoon Lecture Series. Featuring “Steve Wiser: Louisville Then and Now.” 1:15 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. (502) 897-9845, ext. 108.
6-7: Festival of American Music 2. Presented by the Louisville Orchestra. 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Tickets from $27. (502) 587-8681.
6-22; 13-29: “Boatwright.” A romantic comedy play by Patrick Tovatt. At the Bunbury Theatre Co., inside the Henry Clay, 604 S. Third St. For ticket information visit www.BunburyTheatre.com. (502) 585-5306.
6: Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. 5-11 p.m. in downtown Louisville. (502) 583-1671.
8: Louisville Orchestra 80th Anniversary Party. 5 p.m. at Butchertown Grocery, 1076 E. Washington St. Tickets $300. (502) 585-9434.
14: The Foodie Flea. Local food trucks, craft beer, local bourbon and wine and more. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Waterfront Plaza, 325 W. Main St. (502) 574-3768.
14: Goose Creek 5K. 9 a.m. at Tom Sawyer State Park. Registration is $25. (502) 429-7270.
14-15: Flea Off Market. Juried event featuring handmade items. At the NULU District parking lot, 1228 1007 E. Jefferson St. (502) 552-0061.
20: Music of Michael Jackson. Presented by The Louisville Orchestra. 8 p.m. at The Kentucky Center. Tickets start at $27. (502) 584-7777 or www.louisvilleorchestra.org.
21: Louisville Earth Walk. Festival and 5K Walk. 9 a.m. - noon at Iroquois Park, 5216 New Cut Rd. Tickets $15 for individuals, $10 for team members. (502) 897-2721.
21: ThunderBlast. Food trucks, bounce houses, games, science demonstrations, and a safe place to watch Thunder Over Louisville air show and fireworks. 2-10 p.m. at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St. Tickets $40 for member adults; $25 for member child; $50 for non-member adult; $35 for non-member child. (502) 889-5600.
25: WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Season Opener Concert. Featuring Phourist and the Photons at 6 p.m.; The Weeks at 7:30 p.m.; Lissie at 9 p.m. At the Louisville Waterfront. Gates open at 5 p.m. Concerts from 6-10 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers or outside food or alcohol. (502) 574-3768.
27: Waterfront Jam Concert Series featuring “Max.” 8 p.m. at the Louisville Waterfront. Visit kdf.org for more information.
27: F.A.T. Friday Derby Hop. Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. www.fatfridayhop.org.
27: Shakespeare in the Parks’ “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 6:30 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. (502) 897-9845, ext. 108.
28: Waterfront Jam Concert Series featuring “Tyler Farr.” 8 p.m. at the Louisville Waterfront. Visit kdf.org for more information.
28-29: Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. The 47th annual event features more than 200 artists’ booth. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Cherokee Triangle Park. (502) 459-0256.

Madison, IN
1-8: “The Art of Healing.”
Exhibit and sale of original art by local and regional artists, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, 1373 E. State Rd. 62. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
1-May 11: “The Art of Learning.” Exhibit and sale of original art by local and regional artists, at Ivy Tech, 590 Ivy Tech Dr. “Meet the Arists” Reception will be from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
4: Jefferson County Youth Shelter Annual Dinner. Featuring Guest Speaker Christy Spence. 5:30 p.m. at Livery Stable, 313 Broadway St. Tickets $40; Table of Eight $300. Reservation deadline was March 22. (812) 265-3777 (ext. 222).
4: Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. Presented by the Jefferson County Republican Party. 5:30 p.m. at Livery Stable, 313 Broadway St. Individual tickets $40, table of eight is $300, adults 30 and under $30. (812) 701-9622.
4, 7: Auditions for “Always a Bridesmaid.” Presented by Madison Community Players. From 6-8 p.m. April 4; from noon – 2 p.m. April 7 at the Chamber of Commerce Building at 301 W. Main St. (812) 493-3357.
5: Kentucky Opera Outreach. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 7 p.m. at Madison High School Auditorium, 743 Clifty Dr. (812) 866-5875.
6: Senior Dance featuring Steel Country. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Tickets $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
7: Floyd County Crit Club Art Show Award Reception. Hosted by the Madison Art Club. Judge will be Ryan Heacock, owner of Heacock Gallery in Scottsburg. 2-4 p.m. at Art on Main Gallery, 309 W. Main St. (812) 265-2923.
7: Gospel Music featuring “The Day’s.” 6-8 p.m. at North Madison Baptist Church, 1906 Orchard St. Free admission. (812) 273-3012.
13-14: “Bits and Pieces Quilt Show.” Jefferson County Extension Homemakers’ 20th annual show. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. both days at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 256. Admission $4. Proceeds to benefit local high school scholarships. Includes handmade quilt raffle. (812) 273-1223.
13-15: Hot Luck & Fiery Foods Expo. The 22nd annual event features fiery foods and recipes and live music. At the Thomas Family Winery, 208 E. Second St. Free admission. Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett to perform on Saturday night. (812) 273-3755.
14: Ray Wylie Hubbard with Frankie Leonie. 8 p.m. at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Part of the RiverRoots Music Series. Tickets $18 at the door. 1-800-559-2956 or visit www.RiverRoots.org.
14: “Let’s Talk Ladies” Women’s Health Event. Presented by the KDH Foundation. 7:30 - 11 a.m. at King’s Daughters’ Hospital, 1373 E. State Rd. 62. (812) 801-0555.
15: Spring Choral Festival. Featuring Madison Area Church Choirs. Presented by the Madison Performing Arts Foundation. 2 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 413 E. Second St. (812) 866-5875.
20: Senior Dance featuring Gary Hewitt. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Tickets $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
21-22: Spring Into The Valley. Seven southeast Indiana Indiana Wine Trail wineries will feature various cheeses and breads along with wine tastings. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Includes Thomas Family Winery, Lanthier Winery, Madison Vineyards, Ridge Winery, Ertel Cellars Winery, Stream Cliff Farm Winery and Holtkamp Winery. (812) 273-3755.
26: “Chick Flick” Fundraiser Event. Madison’s Tri Kappa Sorority will provide a meal and hold a silent auction and raffle then show a movie, which is open to everyone. Event begins at 5 p.m. at the Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main St. Then showing the movie “Roman Holiday” at 7:20 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets $15 and available at the door. (812) 701-9850.
27: Senior Dance featuring Paul Smith. 6 p.m. at Brown Gym on Broadway. Tickets $5 per person. (812) 265-4758.
27: Fourth Friday Downtown. Enjoy evening shopping, free trolley rides, live entertainment, delicious food, artisan demonstrations and more along Main Street. Sponsored by Madison Main Street Program. 5-8 p.m. (812) 265-3270.
28: American Duchess Steamboat visits Madison.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. along the Madison riverfront. (812) 265-2956.
28: CASA Superhero 5K. Presented by Southeastern Indiana Voices for Children. 8 a.m. at Madison High School. (812) 274-0877 or visit www.voicesforchildren.net.
Village Lights Bookstore Events: April 13: Poetry Café featuring Ikeda Daisaku: Bread to the Spirit. 7-8 p.m. April 20: Freethinkers Book Club, 6-8 p.m. April 21: Live Music in the Twain Room, with Tom Schneider. Noon - 3 p.m. April 28: Poetpalooza 2018: A Tri-State Poetry Summit. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800.

Milton, KY
7: “A Garden Affair.”
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Richwood on the River, 1233 KY-36. A fundraiser for the Lanier Mansion Foundation. Featuring a live auction, individually decorated tables and spring luncheon. Tickets $35. Reservations required. (812) 273-0556.

North Vernon, IN
6-8: “Our Town.”
Presented by The Jennings County Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Ave. Tickets $10 adults, $3 students. (812) 346-0330.

Osgood, IN
14: S.E. Indiana F.A.R.M. Club Swap Meet.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Ripley County Fairgrounds, 525 W. Beech St. $3 admission. (812) 654-3949.
15: Bicentennial Art Show. Featuring Ripley County Artists. 1-5 p.m. at Ripley County Fairgrounds, 525 W. Beech St. (812) 689-7431.

Pewee Valley, KY
13-14: Pewee Valley Annual Yard Sale.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at The Pewee Valley Woman’s Club, 218 Mt. Mercy Dr. and St. James Episcopal Church, 401 LaGrange Rd. (502) 802-3727.

Prospect, KY
18: Ohio River History Lunch Cruise.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captains Quarters Rd. Tickets $45 per person, includes non-alcoholic beverages included. Cash bar. Reservations required. (502) 222-0826.

Rising Sun, IN
6-8: Rising Sun Quiltfest.
Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rising Sun History Museum, 212 S. Walnut St. $5 admission. (812) 438-4915.

Scottsburg, IN
23: A Taste of Scott County.
Fundraising event for CASA Program of Scott County. 5-8 p.m. at Mid America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South. (812) 752-4748.

Vernon, IN
28-29: Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War Living History.
Food, tea, encampment and mock battles, plus a Blue-Gray Ball on Saturday night. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Presented by the Jennings County Historical Society. (812) 346-8989.

Vevay, IN
14: Wedding Expo of Switzerland County.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Switzerland County Technology and Education Center, 708 W. Seminary St. 1-800-435-5688.

Other Areas:
5: “I’ve Got My DNA Results! What Now?”
Program presented by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. 6:15 p.m. in the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. (812) 923-3492.
8: Family Canvas Project Social Painting Experience. Participants will paint a 10x20 canvas with their family’s names. 1-5 p.m. at SICA, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour, Ind. (812) 522-2278.
11: Horseshoe Foundation FamFest. Part of the Kentucky Derby Festival activities. 4 p.m. in Downtown New Albany, Ind., next to the YMCA. Visit kdf.org for more information.
14: “My Brother’s Keeper” in concert. Presented by the Dearborn Highlands Arts Council. 2 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Public Library, 331 Walnut St., Lawrenceburg, Ind. (812) 539-4251.
15: Norman Station Conservation Club Bluegrass Jamboree. 1-5 p.m. at Norman Station Conservation Club, 12157 W. County Rd. 450 North, Norman, Ind. (812) 834-5184.
27-28: Crossroads Acoustic Fest. 6-11 p.m. Friday, 5-11 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Seymour, Indiana. Admission $40 for both days. (812) 522-2397.
28: Garden Gate Festival. Jazz, art, wine, craft beer and Kiwanis car show. Music and activities from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Located at Huntingburg City Park, Huntingburg, Ind. 1-800-968-4578.

 

 

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