Art, block party and brews this Saturday

With three events coming up on Saturday, local residents have plenty of opportunities to help raise funds, celebrate anniversaries, and be creative.

Hospice of Fayette County invites the community to join them Saturday for the fourth-annual Block Party at Streetside 62 from 5 to 11 p.m. Money raised at this event will be used to help Hospice’s continued care of its patients.

“Mother Hubbard” will take the stage at 6 p.m. and Streetside 62 will donate $1 per drink and $3 per food item to Hospice. Organizers remind the community that there is no cover charge for the event.

Thanks to sponsorship from Fayette Veterinary Hospital, Parrett Insurance, Melvin Stone Company, Halliday Lumber, YUSA, Walmart Distribution Center, Deskins Concrete, Sunshine Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Buckeye Propane, East Ambulance, Lewis & Langley Realty and Summers Funeral Home, as well as the support of the community coming out to enjoy a wonderful dining experience at Streetside 62, Hospice will be able to continue its mission by never billing a patient or family for end-of-life care.

For more information about the Block Party or Hospice of Fayette County, call (740) 335-0149.

The community will also have the chance to experience a new event for the Washington Court House area on Saturday called “Art on the Square.”

Every year, leaders from around the community meet once a month over the course of nine months to strengthen and develop their leadership skills, as well as explore the resources Fayette County has to offer. The mission of “Leadership Fayette” is to strengthen the capacities of emerging and established organization and community leaders, by providing tools for networking as they think, learn and work together on their shared visions.

To put this learning into action, two groups were formed to accomplish a project of their own design. “Art on the Square” is a group/project of Leadership Fayette. Art on the Square will be held on Saturday on the south end of Fayette Street, between Court and East streets. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the artists will begin painting at 10 a.m.

Artists will have the opportunity to paint on mural-sized canvases, which will later be weather-sealed, and permanently displayed within the community, ideally throughout the downtown. Art materials will be provided by Art on the Square staff, but artists are encouraged to bring their own supplies, if desired. All applicants must be at least 15 years of age to participate, and/or entering their freshman year of high school and there is no charge for this year’s event.

If interested in participating as an artist or a vendor at Art on the Square, please contact Chelsie Baker, City of Washington Court House Economic Development Director, at

Finally, Pour Boys’ Brew House will be celebrating three years of business with a free event on Saturday starting at noon, called “Brew Fest.”

The business will be closing Fayette Street to hold a day-long celebration, according to the local events Facebook page. Live original music, local vendors, arts and crafts, a car and bike show, and food and craft beer will be available throughout the event. Additionally, Pour Boys’ will be holding a Home Brew competition with first, second and third place winners. The winner of the competition will have the opportunity to brew their recipe with the Pour Boys’ system and be released as an RND beer.

Pour Boys’ reminds the community to bring a chair as the weather looks great, and that all cars and bikes need to enter Fayette Street from Market Street.

Stay with the Record-Herald for coverage of these events.

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By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy