4th annual Scout Block Party part of First Friday events

ASHLAND – The fourth annual Scout Block Party is part of the First Friday activities scheduled Friday evening in downtown Ashland.

First Friday activities will take place on Winchester Avenue between 14th and 18th streets and other locations in the downtown from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. The last First Friday of the year is set for Oct. 6 and will feature Halloween-inspired contests and activities.

Girl Scouts of America activities include crafts, games and activities celebrating Girl Scout traditions, camps, cookies and more, according to a news release.

The Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council of the Girl Scouts has activities planned at the Ashland Girl Scout Service Corner on the corner of 16th Street and Greenup Avenue. Discounts of up to 10 percent are available from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, according to the release.

Anyone seeking additional information about the Girl Scout Block Party can contact the Ashland Girl Scout Service Center at 606-325-2111.

Boy Scout Pack 1100 will host the Boy Scout Cubmobile Derby on 15th Street between Winchester and Greenup Avenues starting at 6 p.m. Friday. It is open to local Boy Scouts. Cubmobiles are gravity-powered coasters that resemble soap box race cars.

Boys and girls also can join local Scouting organizations.

Appalachian folk band Wiley Dew also will perform at the Town Square Bank Stage at 15th Street and Winchester Avenue.

The First Friday Beer Garden co-hosted by Fat Patty’s also will be open adjacent to the restaurant on 15th Street, according to the release.

Students and instructors of the Aspire! Conservatory, an outreach ministry program at Ashland First United Methodist Church, will perform on painted pianos sponsored by the Ashland Kiwanis Club.

Live music also is scheduled at Estate Thirty3 Vinyl at 213 16th St. and Rhythm & Relics in the Camayo Arcade, according to the release.

A photography exhibit titled “Looking at Life Through a Lens” is planned at the Thoroughbred Agency at 1430 Winchester Ave. The exhibit features the work of Huntington Museum of Art students led by the instruction of Larry Rees, according to the release.

The Pendleton Art Center at 1537 Winchester Ave. will feature “Painting with the Pros” hosted by resident artists Janet Lester and Sylvia Jackson. They will offer suggestions and guidance to local artists who are encouraged to bring their own supplies and current projects.

Kentucky Residential Arts and Music at 224 15th St. also will have an art exhibit.

The First Presbyterian Church will host free face painting, ice cream sundaes and lemonade. The activities are planned in the church basement entrance facing 16th Street, according to the release.

Inflatables by BC Tool and Party Rental will be available at a cost of $ 5 per child.

The Classic Car Show also is scheduled along Winchester Avenue. Registration opens at 3 p.m.

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