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County Events

  • Concert to benefit Ind. tornado victims

    An internationally-known composer is lending his talent to help support victims of a tornado that destroyed Henryville, Ind., in March.

    Eric Genuis, a Simpsonville resident, will perform a benefit concert April 24 at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center.

    “I’m excited about using the music I compose to bring awareness to the need in Henryville,” he said.

    Often, support pours into a community immediately following a natural disaster, but wanes before the need is filled, he said.

  • Blue Hydrangea Tea benefits cancer education

    More than tea and crumpets will be served at the fifth-annual Blue Hydrangea Tea next weekend.

    A health and wellness room will offer free mini-massages and reiki treatments, along with health information and checks from event-sponsor Baptist Hospital Northeast. 

    The wellness message is in keeping with the event’s purpose of benefiting Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, a Louisville-based group educates women and healthcare professionals about the subtle signs of ovarian cancer. OAK also has a monthly support group.

  • Around the world in 30 instruments

    Two concerts gave Oldham residents a chance to travel around the world last week — not in 80 days, but in 30 instruments.

    Traveling duo Four Shillings Short performed March 22 at Hewn From The Mountain Music Cafe in Crestwood.

    Aodh Og O Tuama, from Ireland, and Californian Christy Martin formed the group in 1997. 

    The husband-and-wife team sold their belongings in 1998, Tuama said, and started touring the country in a van, playing traditional, original and contemporary music.

  • Mt. Tabor UMC hosting fish fry

    Mt.Tabor United Methodist Church is having a fish fry at 5 p.m. March 30.
    All you can eat menu for $9 includes fried fish, coleslaw, french fries, baked beans, and hush puppies. 
    Pie slices are a dollar extra. Mt Tabor is located at 3301 W.Hwy 22 in  Centerfield.

     

  • Relay for Cuteness Contest

    Think you have the cutest baby or pet around? 

    The Era is sponsoring a contest to raise funds for Relay For Life.

    Winning babies will be selected in two age categories: birth to 1 year and under 3 years old. All pets are eligible.

    Each entry costs $5 and can be dropped off or mailed to The Era. We prefer emailed photos; however, payment will need to be sent seperately. 

  • Third time’s the charm for Oldham Icon winner

    After three years of trying, one local singer finally nabbed the Oldham Icon crown.

    Brandy Neelly, a North Oldham High School junior, won the annual singing contest with her rendition of “Up To The Mountain.”

    Judges evaluated 30-second acapella auditions Friday night and 16 singers returned for Saturday’s final round of competition.

    Neelly, 17, competed in the past two competitions and finished second last year.

  • Concert series complements New Harmonies exhibit

    The Oldham County History Center will host New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music March 1 through April 21.

    This exhibit is part of the Museum on Main Streets program that is a partnership between the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institute.  

    New Harmonies is a cultural history of America’s musical landscape. It’s the story of a diverse assortment of people interacting with a new world, where cultures and customs met, mixed, mingled and created new sounds.  

  • Gee to speak at leadership event

    In honor of International Womens Day and Kentucky Women’s History month, the Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a one-day women’s leadership conference.

    The event will provide a wealth of knowledge in areas that affect personal and professional development. Women who attend will have the opportunity to network and interact with other business women in our area. 

  • Around town this weekend, Feb. 18 & 19

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Here's a few events coming up. If you know of an event not listed, add it to the comments at the end of this article.

    Saturday, Feb. 18

  • More tea cups, please

    Unused tea cups rattling around in your cabinet or attic can help benefit women with ovarian cancer.

    The tea cups are needed for the fifth annual Blue Hydrangea Tea sponsored by downtown La Grange merchants.

    The tea benefits Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky, a Louisville-based group which educates individuals and healthcare professionals about the subtle signs of the cancer.