Datebook: May 30 - Joseph Stein Turns 100

May 30, 2012

If a young Joseph Stein dreamed of being a rich man, he certainly didn't "biddy biddy bum" after achieving greatness with his musical works Fiddler on the Roof and Zorba

Stein was born in New York City to Jewish immigrants from Poland and grew up in the Bronx. He began his career as a social worker, writing comedy on the side (good material). In the 1940s and 50s, he found himself working with Phil Silvers, Jackie Gleason, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and the ilk. Fiddler on the Roof came about in 1964, winning two Tonys. He continued writing and producing plays his entire life, and posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes!


It’s Wednesday, May 30

Dash for the Dogs and Cats will be held Saturday morning at Calloway County High School.  There’s a 5K run, a 15 or 40 mile bike ride, a 1 mile dog walk, and a 15/5K combo.  The ride starts at 7:30, the run starts at 8:30, and the dog walk starts at 9.  Find maps and registration information at

Land Between the Lakes celebrates National Trails Day with a variety of volunteer opportunities this Saturday from 9 to 3.  Projects will focus on part of the new Bike & Hike trail running parallel to 68-80.  Pre-register by calling (270) 924-2007

Saturday is the last day for an exhibit at the Ice House in Mayfield called “There Are These Things . . . The Art of Ronn Moyers.”  The exhibit features paintings, drawings, and sculpture.  The gallery is open through Friday from 10 to 4:30 and on Saturday from 10 to 1.

Find details about community events at  Thanks for listening.