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Woodford County: Register historic quilts in Midway on Nov. 15

Scouting the Jack Jouett House
Den 2 of Cub Scout Pack 32 (Versailles) visited the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on Oct. 16 to learn about Jack Jouett and how families lived long ago. Pictured are, back row, from left, Kevin Caudill, den leader Nicholas Shewmaker, Sherry Mitchell and den chief Caleb May; middle row, from left, Brenna Kelly, Emily Schwartz and Felisha Mitchell; front row, from left, Tiger Cubs  Carson Kelly, Evan Shewmaker, Ben Schwartz, Caleb Caudill and Christopher Mitchell.
Scouting the Jack Jouett House Den 2 of Cub Scout Pack 32 (Versailles) visited the Jack Jouett House Historic Site on Oct. 16 to learn about Jack Jouett and how families lived long ago. Pictured are, back row, from left, Kevin Caudill, den leader Nicholas Shewmaker, Sherry Mitchell and den chief Caleb May; middle row, from left, Brenna Kelly, Emily Schwartz and Felisha Mitchell; front row, from left, Tiger Cubs Carson Kelly, Evan Shewmaker, Ben Schwartz, Caleb Caudill and Christopher Mitchell.

The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society will be at Midway College, Ann Hart-Raymond Building, 512 East Stephens Street, Midway from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 to register quilts made in Kentucky between 1800 (or before) through 1960. Quilts made elsewhere during the same time period and now owned by Kentuckians may also be registered.

Individuals are encouraged to bring quilts meeting the above criteria to the quilt registry. Members of the KHQS will record biographical data about the quilt maker, conduct a physical analysis of each quilt and photograph it. The quilt owner is encouraged to have the following information at the time of registration: the quilt maker's name, date and place of birth, husband's name, date and place of marriage; and, if applicable, the date of death and burial site.

Data collected will be forwarded to the Folklife Archives of the Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University. There is no charge for the registration. A muslin label with a registration number and other pertinent information will be provided for each quilt registered and may be sewn to the back of the quilt as a record of the registration. For more information, contact Barbara E. Sonnen at (502) 695-1450.

World War II series at library

The Woodford County Library, 11 is having a series of events honoring veterans at the public library at 115 N. Main St., Versailles. The programs are free.

■ At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Kentucky Humanities Council speaker James Klotter will remember World War II and those who fought abroad, those who did their part at home, and the price paid by both. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

■ At 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11, a Woodford County WWII panel discussion will take place with citizens and soldiers discussing their WWII experiences. The program begins with the Casual Elegance Jazz Quartet playing songs from the era. The panel discussion will take place at 6:30 p.m.

■ At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, author and former Marine captain Brad Jones will discuss his book, Black Walls Turn Gray. It is a novel of a U.S. Marine's experiences in Afghanistan and his search for treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after returning home. Copies of the book will available for purchase.

Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up for these programs.

St. John's hosts Christmas bazaar

St. John's Episcopal Church, 210 North Main Street, Versailles, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The bazaar will feature tours of the church and items for sale, including furniture, homemade lunches, frozen casseroles to go and a yard sale.

Carriage rides at Versailles open house

Versailles Merchants' Holiday Open House will be Saturday and Sunday in downtown Versailles. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The weekend will feature refreshments, special deals and wine tastings. Free carriage rides will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Free Jack Jouett House presentation

"Digging Out: An Update on the Jack Jouett Archaeology Project" will be presented in the visitor center at the Jack Jouett House Historic Site at 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Archaeologist and project director Nick Laracuente will review what's been done during the 2014 season, and look ahead to what's next for the project. Artifacts recovered at the site of Jack Jouett's distillery and grist mill will be on public display for the first time. A reception before the program will give guests and archaeology team members an opportunity to interact and celebrate. The Jack Jouett House is located at 255 Craig's Creek Road, just outside Versailles. For more information, call (859) 873-7902 or email info@jouetthouse.org.

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