Women’s Chorus today at FCC
The Kentucky Disciples Women’s Chorus, composed of women from Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations across Kentucky, will perform at the 10:50 a.m. worship service today at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. Dr. Carl Smith, professor of music at Kentucky State University will conduct the choir and Hollis Rosenstein, music director at Bridgeport Christian Church is the accompanist.
KSU Concert Choir performing today at 4
The Kentucky State University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Carl Smith, will perform at 4 p.m. today as part of the Black History Month Celebration at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 214 Murray St. The concert is free and open to the public.
Expo ‘Idol’ rounds begin
Preliminary rounds in the Capital Expo Idol 2012 competition have been set and will begin Tuesday at The Dragon Pub, 103 W. Main St. For a complete list of dates, times and locations, visit capitalexpofestival.com, Capital Expo Festival on Facebook or contact Becky Cottongim at 545-1211 or Robin Croley, 695-6975. Finals will be held June 7 during Expo.
‘Kentucky Crafted’ coming March 3-4
LEXINGTON – Kentucky Crafted the Market is set for March 3-4 at the Lexington Convention Center (Rupp Arena). Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 3 and 10-5 on March 4.
For a complete schedule of events and activities, and/or to purchase tickets, visit http//1.usa.gov/Market2012. Tickets purchased on line prior to Feb. 28 are at a reduced price.
‘The Giver’ coming to FHS
The Frankfort High School Drama Club’s performance of The Giver is set for March 8-11 at the school. The play is based on a book by Lois Lowry and adapted by Eric Coble.
Reading set for March 10-11 at THEC
Frankfort’s second annual V-Day campaign celebration continues with a reading of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer, 8 p.m. March 10-11 at the Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. All proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Center and the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse’s Safe House.
Tickets are available at the door for $10.
Tickets on sale for BTG’s dinner theater
Tickets are on sale now for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s upcoming dinner theater production at the Capital Plaza Hotel, March 16 and 17. The play is Rehearsal For Murder.
Tickets are $25/person, which includes dinner and the play. Call 223-2877 for reservations or more information. No credit cards accepted. Friday night’s performance is at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s are at 2 and 7. The meal is one hour prior to curtain.
Forgy speaking at Lincoln Day dinner
Larry Forgy will be the speaker at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, March 15, sponsored by the Franklin County Republican Women. The event will be held at the Capital Plaza Hotel and reservations, which can be made by calling 695-4472, are due by March 9. The hospitality hour begins at 6 with dinner served at 7.
Conference focuses on grandparents raising grandchildren
LEXINGTON – The 10th annual Bluegrass Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Clarion Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn North). The conference is for grandparents/relatives and professionals, and includes a variety of workshops on legal, financial, mental health and parenting topics.
The registration fee, including lunch, is $5 for grandparents/relatives and $50 for professionals (includes CEUs for social work and CLE for law). Contact the Fayette Extension Office, 859-257-5582 or cex.ca.uky.edu/Fayette for more information.
CAMG offering $500 scholarship
The Capital Area Master Gardeners are taking applications for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in horticulture, plant pathology, landscape design, botany, forestry, entomology, environmental concerns, urban planning, land management, agronomy, or allied subjects.
To be eligible to apply, your home county must be Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Mercer, or Woodford; you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with permanent resident ID; enrolled as a full-time student in a Kentucky university with an accredited program; have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and must be a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
The application is available at http://bit.ly/CAMGScholarship or by calling 223-7346 for further information. The deadline to apply is April 1.
CASA planning benefit auction
The Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) announces the “Bids for Kids” auction to benefit CASA’s volunteer programs. Franklin County CASA, Inc. (www.franklin-andersoncountycasa.org) is a private, non-profit organization providing trained volunteers to serve as personal, unbiased advocates for abused and neglected children involved in Family Court.
On April 19 from 5-8 p.m., the Bistro 241, located at 241 West Main Street, will host a special evening in support of CASA. Donated artwork will be sold at auction, while guests relax in the casual atmosphere of Frankfort’s answer to the New American Bistro. Hors d’oeuvres are provided with a cash bar.
Works for sale include framed and unframed landscapes, prints, watercolors, cityscapes, abstracts and more. Stay for dinner with a portion of all restaurant sales supporting CASA.
For additional information or to donate artwork contact Rene’ F. True, auctioneer and CASA Volunteer at (859) 312-6398 or email@example.com.