Datebook: July 24 - Alexandre Dumas Turns 210

Jul 24, 2012

A happy birthday to French writer Alexandre Dumas. He was born in poverty as the grandson of a French nobleman and a Haitian slave and became best known for The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. 210 years is also how long it may take to finish reading all 1,500 pages of Monte Cristo.

It’s Tuesday, July 24

A foster care and adoption fair is set for Saturday at the Owensboro Christian Church.  The fair will be held from 10 to 2.  Experienced foster parents and social workers will be available to share information and answer questions.  For more, call 1-877-994-9970.

The Ice House Art Center in Mayfield offers an adult oil-painting class this Thursday beginning at 4.  Students must provide their own paints, canvas, and brushes.  The class fee is $10 for members or $15 for non-members.  Register by calling 247-6971.

Twilight Theater Productions offers an original show this weekend titled “The Living News 2.0 Supersized for Maximum Strength.”  It’s a comedic look at happenings in the news today.  Dinner begins at 6:30 and the show starts at 8 Friday and Saturday at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora.  Make reservations by tomorrow by calling 436-2399. 

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