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  • Oktoberfest bringing Germany to Knox

    By TRACEY WHITAKER

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Assistant

    Popular German traditions celebrated on Fort Knox allow partici-pants to imagine they are in “die heimat” (the homeland). The annual Oktoberfest and Volksmarsch will be held at the Saber & Quill Friday at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, Oktoberfest will take place outside under fest tents and on the Verandah.

  • Theater offers four sensory-friendly shows during 2014-2015 season

    Stage One Family Theatre

    In 2013, StageOne Family Theatre and the Kentucky Center partnered with the University of Louis-ville Kentucky Autism Training Center at Kosair Charities to produce two live sensory-friendly per-formances—the first offerings of their kind for live performance in Louisville. The program succeeded in providing a welcoming environment for young people and families alike.

  • State parks to celebrate National Public Lands Day

    By GIL LAWSON

    Ky.gov

    Kentucky State Parks will be participating in National Public Lands Day Saturday, a day set aside to recognize the importance of parks and encourage volunteer work.

    National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year, some 180,000 volunteers worked in every state.

    During last year’s celebration, volunteers in Kentucky and other states carried out projects such as removing trash, collecting invasive plants, building trails and planting trees.

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Sept. 26

    WAYBUR THEATER

    942-4284

    “The Equalizer” (R) 7 p.m. Tomorrow.

    “The Equalizer” (R) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “The Equalizer” (R) 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Closed Monday-Thursday.

     

    MOVIE PALACE

    Elizabethtown

    769-1505

    “As Above, So Below” (R) 4:30 and 9:30 p.m.

    “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” 2D (PG-13) 2 and 7 p.m.

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Sept. 19

    WAYBUR THEATER

    942-4284

    “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Tomorrow.

    “Let’s Be Cops” (R) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “If I Stay” (PG-13) 2 p.m. Sunday.

    Closed Monday-Thursday.

     

    MOVIE PALACE

    Elizabethtown

    769-1505

    “As Above, So Below” (R) 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

    “The November Man” (R) 4 and 9 p.m.

  • Regular cleaning can help prevent fall allergy issues

    StatePoint Media

    Many people think of allergies as a spring problem, but most sniffle sufferers know that fall can pose its own issues. Mold and ragweed are common fall allergy triggers, as well as dust mites, which are more prevalent in the home during the drier months.

    “You can turn your home into a safe haven from fall allergens with regular, strategic cleaning and a few preventive measures,” said Robin Wilson, an interior design expert and an ambassador with a national asthma and allergy foundation.

  • ‘Meet the Masters’ art class series covers life, styles of famous artists

    Meade County Public Library

    Did you know Vincent van Gogh painted more than 2,000 works during his lifetime but only sold one painting when he was alive? Claude Monet, famous for his impressionist paintings, developed cataracts at the age of 83, resulting in his paintings having a reddish tone to them. Little-known facts like these will be covered in a new series of art classes called “Meet the Masters” at the Meade County Public Library in Brandenburg beginning Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All classes are free and open to the public.

  • Mermaids to make appearance at Newport Aquarium

    By JEFF GEISER

    PR Manager,Newport Aquarium

    For the first time in greater Cincinnati, the world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids will entertain Newport Aquarium guests Oct. 10-19.

    Free with Newport Aquarium admission, guests will be able to view a real-life mermaid, clad in a colorful fish-tailed costume, swimming underwater from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The mermaids will dive in the aquarium’s 60,000-gallon coral reef exhibit that features nearly 200 aquatic animals and more than 50 species of fish.

  • NOW SHOWING

    Starts Friday, Sept. 12

    WAYBUR THEATER

    942-4284

    “The Hundred Foot Journey” (PG) 7 p.m. Tomorrow.

    “Lucy” (PG-13) 7 p.m. Saturday.

    “Planes: Fire and Rescue” (PG) 2 p.m. Sunday. (FREE CYSS movie)

    Closed Monday-Thursday.

     

    MOVIE PALACE

    Elizabethtown

    769-1505

    “As Above, So Below” (R) 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

    “The November Man” (R) 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

  • Mike Guardia to discuss biography ‘Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always’

    Barr Memorial Library

    Barr Library’s Authors at Your Library series presents Capt. Mike Guardia, who will discuss and sign “Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always” Saturday at 2 p.m. Guardia’s biography is of retired Lt. Gen. Harold “Hal” Moore, who is best known for his book, “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young,” and the film adaptation, “We Were Soldiers,” starring Mel Gibson.

    Guardia recalls that his introduction to Moore’s story came with seeing the Gibson film.