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County Events

  • Arts on the Green comes to La Grange June 2 & 3

    Be on the creative side of the tracks with the 13th annual Arts on the Green, a fine arts and crafts festival, on June 2 and 3. La Grange courthouse square will come to life with original, handcrafted painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry, mixed media, consumables, metal and wood, and fiber, juried in by artists, business associates and art enthusiasts. 

  • 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