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May 14, 2013

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The event will feature a number original plays that have been written, directed, designed and acted by FCHS students.

Each play was conceived and written by students as part of the Actors Theatre of Louisville New Voices Playwriting Residency. During this residency, teaching artists from Actors Theatre conducted a series of workshops with students and helped each of them develop their own 10-minute play.  

Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for senior citizens; and $6 for students.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Holocaust survivor to speak

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Jeffersonville Township Public Library is hosting Holocaust survivor Fred Gross from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

Gross, a resident of Louisville who is now in his mid-70s, and his family fled from their native Antwerp, Belgium, into northern France after the Germans invaded and occupied Belgium during World War II. Gross was only 3 or 4 years old at the time. At the end of the war, Gross and his family returned to Belgium, and eventually made their way to the United States.

A retired news reporter, Gross spends his time educating and imparting lessons about the Holocaust, primarily to young people.  In 2009, he published a book entitled “One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child's Journey through France.”

For more information, call 812-285-5635, or visit jefflibrary.org

 

Substance abuse symposium is tonight

Grassroots Prevention Coalition of Clark County is sponsoring a Town Hall symposium on preventing alcohol and drug abuse among youth at 6:30 p.m. today, May 14, at CASI Family Living Area. 1613 E. Eighth St., Jeffersonville.

For more information, call 812-288-6451, ext. 2271

 

LOUISVILLE

SPJ to feature Courier-Journal publisher

Wesley Jackson, president and publisher of The Courier-Journal, will be the subject of a question-and-answer session Tuesday, May 14, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Louisville Pro Chapter.

With news organizations locally and nationally going through constant change, Jackson will speak about the Louisville media market and the present and future of The Courier-Journal and newspapers. The format will be a sit-down discussion beginning at 7 p.m. with veteran journalist Ed Staats, who is retired from The Associated Press. Attendees to the free event in the Centennial Room in the basement of the main branch of the Louisville Public Library, 301 York St., will be able to ask questions of Jackson and Staats following the presentation, which is open to the public.

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