World Day of Prayer Breakfast is planned for Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St. Breakfast is at 9 a.m. followed by the program, “In Prayer for Home and Abroad,” at 9:45.
The following will speak briefly about their mission trip experiences: Cathie Hoehner, Children of Romania; Marsha Young, Haiti; Joyce Walton, Katrina aftermath and Mexican Border Ministry; Chaplain (Major) Bill Draper, Kentucky National Guard on interaction with military families.
The offering will benefit our local Frankfort Food Pantry. Church Women United of Franklin County sponsors the event and all are welcome.
Movie-goers will have an excellent opportunity to experience the new screen and sound system at the Grand Theatre with the showing of The Iron Lady at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Meryl Streep stars in this movie depicting the life of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Streep won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal. “The Iron Lady” is rated PG-13.
Admission is $8. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by visiting the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, or by calling (502) 352-7469.
LEXINGTON – Kentucky Crafted the Market is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Lexington Convention Center (Rupp Arena). Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.
For a complete schedule of events and activities, and/or to purchase tickets, visit http//1.usa.gov/Market2012.
Vocal and instrumental musicians from Centre College, Danville will participate in the 10:55 morning worship service Sunday at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Third and Steele streets. The public is invited.
There will be some 34 students performing, including vocalists in the Centre Singers directed by Dr. Barbara Hall and instrumentalists in the Centre Brass Ensemble under the baton of Vince DiMartino. Music by the choir and brass ensemble spans five centuries from 1600 to the present.
Bryan Bush will speak on Union General Burbridge at 6 p.m. Monday, March 5 at Candleberry Tea Room, Louisville Road. The cost is $20/person and reservations may be made by contacting Charles Bogart, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 227-2436 for reservations.
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.
Bee Friendly Frankfort, an event focusing on bees and beekeeping, is set for March 9-10. A variety of activities is planned in conjunction with the event, highlighted by the Bluegrass Beekeeping School from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 10. For registration information visit www.ksbakeeping.org.
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Forged in the Stars will be presented by storyteller Jay O’Callahan at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 9. Tickets are $15, $18 and $20 and may be purchased online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, or by contacting the box office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 352-7469. At press time, tickets remained available in all price ranges.
Sallie Lanham’s exhibition of watercolor and oil paintings entitled Water Symphony will be open during the performance as it is for all Grand programs. For more about the exhibit, see below under “Exhibits.”
A pancake breakfast to benefit the 23rd annual Crusade for Children Drive will be held from 7:30-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at Wilkinson Street School. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 12 and younger.
The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, milk, coffee and juice. Those purchasing tickets will also have an opportunity to win door prizes and it’s not necessary to be present to win.
Frankfort’s second annual V-Day campaign continues with A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer set for March 10-11, 8 each evening 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 can be purchased at Poor Richard’s Bookstore, 233 W. Broadway or call 223-8018. Tickets also will available at the door priced at $10.
For more information, contact Maggie Greene at 229-5995 or Bailey Preston at 545-2290. For more information about V-Day and how you can help, visit www.vday.org.
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 p.m. with dinner at 7.
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.
The Choral and Drama Departments at Franklin County High School will present Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the school on March 15-17 at 7 p.m. and March 18 at 2. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students at the door. No advance tickets will be sold. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.
There will also be a Character Breakfast on Saturdays, March 10 and March 17 from 8-10 a.m. Families can enjoy pancakes, sausage and beverages courtesy of Kiwanis of Frankfort, Bryant’s Pic Pac, Sav-a-Lot and Starbucks. Breakfast is $5 per person. Activities such as pictures with Cinderella, make your own tiara and others will be offered for an additional fee. All proceeds go to the Shining Star Theater Improvement Fund at Franklin County.
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.
The Knights of Columbus’s Friday night fish fries are underway in the Parish Life Center at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way off Leestown Road, 5-8 p.m. The fish fries will continue each Friday through Lent.
The menu features Icelandic cod (baked or fried) with baked potato or French fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and a cold drink. All proceeds go to benefit Knights of Columbus charities in the area.
The cost is $10 for a two-piece dinner, $8 for a one-piece dinner; fish nuggets dinner, large serving and small priced the same. Also available a fried shrimp dinner, $6; one-piece fish sandwich, $5.50; lobster bisque (soup), $3; slice of pizza, $2; peanut butter and jelly sandwich, $1. An extra piece of fish is $4. Cold beer is available for $2 extra.
Preliminary rounds in the Capital Expo Idol 2012 competition are now underway 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.
LOUISVILLE – A small exhibit of Ellen Glasgow’s oil paintings inspired by a summer visit to Colorado’s Grand Mesa National Parks area opens Saturday and continues through March 27 at the B Deemer Gallery, 2650 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10-5:30 and Saturday, 10-3.
WovenWork, an exhibition of tapestry weavings by the late Melanie Sunbeam Smith, is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through March 23. The gallery is open during regular KECU hours: Monday through Thursday, 8-5, Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.
An exhibition of watercolor and oil paintings by Frankfort artist Sallie Clay Lanham in the gallery at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., continues through March.
The exhibit is titled “Water Symphony” which is designed to promote awareness of water, both its beauty and fragility. It is open to ticket holders during events at the Grand and by special appointment during hours when the box office is open, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 352-7469 during regular box office hours.