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Briefs: First Lady at Republican women’s event; Last Call Trivia competition; Falcon presents ‘Baskerville’

The Boone County Republican Women’s Club in conjunction with the Kenton County Republican Women’s Club is hosting a luncheon with First Lady Glenna Bevin and Dawn Alvarado as they speak about their efforts to improve the foster and adoption process in Kentucky. 

First Lady Glenna Bevin

The clubs helped to engage the community last year when House Bill 1 was making its way through the legislature, a bill that would improve the fostering and adoption system, reaching out to community members to ask them to support this legislation, which is so important to the Governor and Mrs. Bevin. The bill was signed into law. 

The luncheon will be Wednesday, April 24 at Triple Crown Country Club; registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. 

Reservations are $35 each and the proceeds will benefit the Sarah Blanken Kahmann Scholarship for the Boone County Republican Women’s Club and the Mary Middleton Scholarship for the Kenton County Republican Women’s Club.

Here is the link for more information and to reserve a seat, or contact Tami Wilson, President of the Boone County Republican Women’s Club at tjwgop@aol.com or 859-380-6007.

Ludimentis competition

On Saturday, April 27, Newport-based Last Call Trivia is hosting the 5th annual Ludimentis competition. 

Ludimentis is an invitation-only nationwide trivia tournament, where top teams compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. The term “Ludimentis” is a take on the Latin phrase “game of the mind.”

This year, the competition will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington. More than 500 players are expected to attend, with many teams traveling to Cincinnati from around the country.

In addition to Cincinnati based teams, players are traveling from Portland, Louisville, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Boise to compete.

Teams earn their Ludimentis bids by earning high scores at Last Call Trivia shows throughout the country. The highest ranking teams throughout the year receive an invitation to compete in the tournament.

This year’s cash prizes total $10,000, with $6,000 awarded to the winning team, $3,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.

The competition begins at 2 p.m. and spectators are welcome. For more information, click here.

Last Call Trivia

Falcon Theatre closes out season with Sherlock Holmes

Holmes and Watson have never been so much fun.

Falcon Theatre will close out its 2018-19 season with Ken Ludwig’s affectionate and murderously funny homage to the world’s favorite fictional detective, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. The production opens May 3.

If you’re a Holmes & Watson aficionado, you certainly know the story of Arthur Conan Doyle’s best-known novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles. A mysterious demon hound from hell has tormented the Baskerville family for generations. Multiple deaths have been blamed on the devil dog through the years. With the latest death of a Baskerville, it seems apparent that the hound has struck again.

Or has it? Our capped and caped hero steps in to solve the puzzle.

Now imagine the story transported to the stage where Holmes and Watson set about assembling the clues. But all the other roles (dozens of them, male and female) are played by an ensemble of three actors. Hilarious twists, turns, red herrings, lightning-fast costume changes, and antic fun follow.

Just think of The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare (abridged), and you’ve got the general idea.

Falcon Theatre’s production is directed by Derek Snow and features Matt Dentino as Holmes, Alan Kootsher as Watson, as well as Nick DeNuzio, Dan Robertson, and Jordan Trovillion in the ensemble roles.

Performances are at 8 PM on May 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for students with ID. Patrons enjoy a $5 discount for Thursday performances.

Visit falcontheater.net for tickets.

Falcon Theatre

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