Of local interest


Tarrant speaking

to Rose Club

Donna Tarrant will present a program entitled Roses 101 at the 7 p.m. Monday meeting of the Capital City Rose Club at Wilson Nurseries on the East-West Connector. Those renewing their membership by March 20 will receive a complimentary miniature rose. The meeting is open to the public.

This program was incorrectly listed in last Sundays Spectrum as being held March 13.

Capital Gallery

celebrating birthday

The Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St., is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a party 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the gallery. Every artist whos exhibited at the gallery across the years has been invited to attend and to date some 60 are coming and/or sending work.

There will be works on paper and canvas, weavings, pottery, glass, jewelry, woodwork, handmade books and artists books, photography and more. Each artist will provide one piece.

The public is invited to the party. The exhibition will continue through May 31.

Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Oratorical contest

needs contestants

The Frankfort Optimist Club of the Kentucky-West Virginia District of Optimist International is seeking contestants for the annual Oratorical Contest. The contest is open to students under the age of 16 as of Dec. 31, 2005. Separate contests are held for boys and girls.

The club winners, a boy and a girl, will receive medallions and advance to the district contest to compete for two $1,500 scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl.

This years topic is My Future is Bright Because. Speeches must be between four and five minutes long.

The contest will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall on Second Street. Winners will then compete in the District Contest, which will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, May 20, at the Holiday Inn Lakeview in Clarksville, IN.

For a complete set of rules and an application to enter the contest, call Connie Freeman at 875-4740 or Tom Greenland at 223-2041, ext. 142.

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