Archive for Tuesday, September 20, 2011

McLouth Happenings

September 20, 2011

Local photographer Ken Ferrell is the spotlighted artist at Old Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa this weekend. His works will be on display at the John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home and Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

“We have a lot of beauty right here in Kansas,” Ferrell said. “With photography, the opportunity is often there, and if you don’t take advantage of it, that image might be gone forever.”

It may be a sunset over the Kansas River, a farmer harvesting soybeans on a fall day or a frosty winter moment. Ferrell grew up on a farm and was always interested in the outdoors.

“To make a living from the land is one thing,” he says, “but to capture the beauty it puts forth, is another. To photograph something is easy, but to capture the beauty and loveliness of nature is as rewarding and challenging as the conquering of a ‘killer peak’ by a mountain climber.”

Ferrell is a regular contributor to WIBW-TV. His photographs are often featured on the station’s nightly newscasts, as well as its website’s photo galleries.

• McLouth Public Library’s Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, please call (913) 796-2225.

• In partnership with McLouth Parents As Teachers and McLouth Elementary School, Block Fest, the award-winning Early Childhood Math and Science event, is coming to McLouth.

Block Fest will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Bring your children, ages 8 and younger, to enjoy five block-play stations designed to maximize your child’s enjoyment and learning. Parents will receive block play handouts with information on the stages of block play and tips to help children learn math and science concepts while they play at home. Participation is free.

Block Fest is designed to accommodate 40 children and their parents in each session. Children may not attend without their parents. Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To reserve your time, please call parent educator Jennifer Klamm at (913) 845-1519 or e-mail her at bjklamm@msn.com.

— Please submit McLouth community information, announcements, and upcoming events to Beverly Muzzy: mclouthhappenings@embarqmail.com or (913) 796-6935.

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