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Free Knitting & Crocheting Class


Free Knitting & Crocheting Class

Tuesday mornings and Thursday Nights

College Heights UMC in Elizabethtown

Tuesdays classes is at 10am

Thursdays classes is at 6:00pm

This class is for both beginners and those with some experience.

Bring along any supplies or projects.

For more information, please contact Maria Delgado at 270-769-9646

Location: College Heights United Methodist Church, 710 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Info: Please call Maria at 270-769-9646
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BBQ Bluesfest: Downtown Elizabethtown KY


BBQ Blues Fest


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Noon – 10:00pm

Everyone is Invited!


(starts at 8am)


American Legion Hardin Post 113

1251 Ring Rd.

Elizabethtown, KY 42701


Some of our awesome friends and partners will be at




(be sure and check them out on Facebook and give them some ‘LIKE’ love! They do awesome stuff year-round!)

Nutty Scientists will be in the KidZone from about 11:30am – 6:30pm.


3 FUN SHOWS at 12:20PM, 2PM and 6PM

Most Nutty Scientist events are FREE!

For a complete schedule of events see below:

For a complete schedule of all the awesomeness going on,

be sure and click here.

  •  and did we mention extra thick pork chops. Hungry yet?
  • There will be cities and Fort Knox BBQ Competition at 4:00pm
  • Info: Please contact or Heritage Council at (270) 982-2209
  • Location: Downtown Elizabethtown, West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY

Sign-Ups for Elizabethtown Area Youth Cheerleading (EAYC)


Location: Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY

Information: If you have any questions, please contact or call Shelly at 270-765-0198   or Lisa at 717-731-2288.

Review: Wild Earth Gallery in Downtown Elizabethtown, KY

Written by Blogger Melanie Parker

Friday night I had the great fortune of attending a private art show, “DAZZLERS & DELIGHTS”, at the Wild Earth Gallery just off the square in downtown Elizabethtown, featuring abstract paintings by local artist Richard (Dick) Mclaughlin.

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If you are coming to Wild Earth Gallery for the first time I thought it would be helpful for you to have a glimpse of what the building looks like on the outside for easy finding. You’ll notice upon arrival that there is not street parking in front of the store. But the hidden treasure that I must share with you is that there is plenty of parking just behind the store. You can enter that parking area just to the right of the front entrance if facing the store. You can’t miss it! Address information is below.

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Let me just start by saying I genuinely appreciate the artistic energy and décor of Wild Earth. The deep, dark wood flooring, the exposed brick display wall and soft lighting, lend itself to a big city art gallery vibe, with a small town intimacy that is very inviting.

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Abstract art (or imagery art) is by far my favorite style. It gives the audience the opportunity to meld with the painting, absorbing the colors, the lines…it isn’t just about what you see, it’s about how it makes you feel.  Starting twenty feet away, then ten feet away, then slowly stepping closer, the painting changes, when the detail becomes more prominent. I like to go through this process, making up my own mind about what I see and what is represented on the canvas, even before I read the title that the artist has given the painting, sharing his minds rendition. Very, very rarely does my interpretation correlate with the artists. That is ok, that is abstract, and that is art.

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Among the larger paintings, blues are a common theme, with titles like Water Music, Ocean Dazzle, Rainy Day and Blue Water Light; I am fascinated by how many renditions the artist can create with colors from the same palette.

Some of the smaller paintings showcase brighter colors and more whimsical titles like, Elephant with Balloon.

If clay sculpture is more your “artistic taste”, there are also some of Richard’s clay pieces on display (and for sale) that he created and fired locally in his own personal kiln.

Whether it’s a solo painting displayed, a strategic grouping, or a clay sculpture, fine art will always be the conversation point and centerpiece of any room.

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Dazzler’s & Delights, local artist Richard McLaughlin’s collection, will be open to the public for your viewing, or purchasing pleasure, May 10 – June 6 at the Wild Earth Gallery. 110 N. Main, Elizabethtown, KY.  Also take advantage of the creative and thought provoking, artistic gifts available in their gift shop!

Blogger: Melanie Parker

39th Annual Official Kentucky State Old-Time Fiddlers Fiddle Contest


39th Annual Official Kentucky State

Old-Time Fiddlers Fiddle Contest

June 13-14, 2014

Children 10 and under admitted free

Friday June 13th – Begins 7pm

Saturday, June 14th – Begins 10am

Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown Kentucky



Tickets: $7 Friday, $10 Saturday, $15 2-day   

Additional Highlights

  • All contestants must pay admission – no entry fee
  • No Electric Instruments
  • Popup Tents allowed in designated areas
  • Free parking
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed on grounds
  • Outdoor event – bring your lawn chairs
  • In case of rain, event will be moved indoors
  • Entertainment following Finals on Saturday

WANT MORE: Check out this Open Jam Session on Thursday!!

Open Jam Thursday night June 12th 7 p.m. at the park

Additional Information:



Location of Event: Freeman Lake, Freeman Lake Park Road, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: For more information, please call Sarah Vaughn at  (270)765-6121


Swim Lessons in Elizabethtown (City Pool)



Swimming Lessons are available summer 2014

All swimming instructors are certified through the Red Cross.

The lessons will take place at the City Pool in the American Legion Park (right next to Funtopia)

Registration Times

Sat. May 17th 9am-4pm

May 19th 5-8pm

May 28th 2:30pm-6pm

May 31st 9am-Noon

June 26th 5-8pm


The cost for swimming lessons this year are $65. Cash or check is the accepted form of payment for lessons.

Registration Takes Place at Pritchard Community Center

 Pritchard is located at 404 S. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown. If you have more questions about lessons, please call (270) 765-5551.

The Elizabethtown Pool will close for the season Mid-August.

Location of Swimming Lessons: Elizabethtown Pool, American Legion Park,  801 North Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY
Info: 270-765-5551

Smilin’ Ryan Gatti’s Night


Location: Mr. Gatti’s, 803 N. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Please contact Jamie Serrano at 270-317-7332 or

Santa Fe Garage Sales


Location: Santa Fe is located off 62 approximately 3 miles toward Boston away from E-town off Upper Colesburg Road.  Main street of subdivision is Grand Canyon Drive.  If you need to utilize a specific address you can use 713 Grand Canyon Drive, Elizabethtown, KY

Info: Contact Angela at 270-307-1430 or

Memorial Angels Summer Kick-Off Carnival



Memorial Angels Summer Kick-Off Carnival

Saturday, May 31st

4pm – 6pm

Memorial Angels is hosting their 1st annual Summer Kick-Off. There will be vendors, games for all ages, food, live entertainment, prizes and much more. Many renovations to their center has been completed and they would like everyone to come see the changes. It will be at Memorial United Methodist Church (next to Funtopia) on Saturday, May 31st from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come join the fun, everyone is welcome!

Any and all money raised will go towards new playground equipment!

Contact: For more information please contact Keshia at 270-769-7778 or

Location: Memorial United Methodist Church, 631 North Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Elizabethtown Pool Opens for Season



After many requests, the City of Elizabethtown has decided to open the city pool one more summer before it is replaced by a newer, more efficient and fun aquatic complex.

Families can look forward to beating the heat with fun in Elizabethtown at the City Pool (located right next to Funtopia at the American Legion Park.

The season is starting a little later this year due to the snow schedule altering the ending dates for local students.  Get on those bathing suits and head on over to the pool. Great fun for the adults and especially the kids on a warm summer’s day. Great prices and a wonderful opportunity to splash about and enjoy an afternoon with friends and family.

Cost $2.00 per person

Hours the Pool is Open: 12pm-3pm and 3:30pm-6pm

Want to Rent the Pool?

The pool is available to be rented during the 9:30am-11:30am and 7:15pm-9:15pm timeframe

Children that wear diapers must wear a Little swimmer in the pool. Diapers are not allowed in the pool.

Swimming Lessons (learn here)

Those that are interested in swimming lessons need to go to Pritchard Community Center to register their children. Lessons are $65. Pritchard is located at 404 S. Mulberry Street, Elizabethtown. If you have more questions about lessons, please call (270) 765-5551.

The Elizabethtown Pool will close for the season Mid-August.

Location: Elizabethtown Pool, American Legion Park,  801 North Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY
Info: 270-765-5551

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