Frankfort & nearby
The Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) art auction, Bids for Kids, is TONIGHT, 5-8 p.m., at the Bistro 241, Main Street.
Several Frankfort artists contributed original works, while residents from both counties have donated limited edition prints and other art. Hors d’oeuvres are provided with a cash bar. Stay for dinner with a portion of all restaurant sales supporting CASA.
A pancake breakfast fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association is planned for 8-10 a.m. at The Lantern, 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. The price is $5 and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, bacon, mixed fruit, and drinks
PERRYVILLE – Perryville Grows is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Perryville. Also, Main Street Perryville will be held featuring a variety of vendors and a pancake supper at the Perryville Christian Church. Perryville is located in Boyle County. Follow US 127 South to Danville, look for the sign and turn right. For more information call (859) 332-1862.
SHEBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre presents Play On!, written by Rick Abbot and directed by Iverson Warinner at the theater, 801 Main St., Shelbyville. Remaining performance dates are April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and April 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242.
The Kings Center, 202 E. Third St., will join the worldwide celebration of World Book Night on Monday, April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event features a “taste of New Orleans” including jambalaya and sweet tea, Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke, music from HBO’s Treme and a free copy of Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers. The event is free.
Patricia Griffith’s recent piano concert at the Grand Theatre will be repeated at the following locations: in the chapel at Georgetown College, 8 p.m. Monday, April 23 and in Transylvania University’s Carrick Hall on May 3 at 7:30. Both concerts are free and will feature music by Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy.
The Deanna Bogart Band will perform at the Grand Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and may be purchased online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or by calling 352-7469. At press time, tickets remained available in all price ranges.
Westridge Elementary School presents its third annual musical at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 26-27 at the school, 200 Pebblebrook Way. This year’s production is Aladdin Jr. Admission is $4/person. Tickets are available by calling the school or at the door.
The Frankfort YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a free community event for kids and families at the Downtown Frankfort YMCA. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids.
The event will feature activities such as inflatable bouncers, games, health screenings, etc. Representatives from Frankfort Regional Medical Center, American Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Frankfort Fire/EMT and many others will be in attendance. For more information, contact Brent Wallace at 227-9637 ext. 104 or visit www.frankfortymca.org.
SHELBYVILLE – The Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host the 12th Annual Shelbyville County Garden and Art Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Pavilion, US 60 and Hwy 53 North.
The event features perennial plants, garden exhibits, arts and crafts display, music, and food. The Shelbyville Farmers Market will be open at 1.
The Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort Program (formerly Junior Miss) will be held Saturday, April 28, 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Western Hills High School. Admission for all ages is $10 per person at the door. A complete story with pictures of the contestants will be in Sunday’s Spectrum section.
LOUISVILLE – After an extensive world tour, popular contemporary composer Yanni returns to the United States with a new show An Evening with Yanni, coming to the Louisville Palace on Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m.
Reserved seat tickets are on sale now, priced from $39.50-$89.50. They may be purchased in the following ways: www.LouisvillePalace.com, theater box office, (800) 745-3000 or Ticketmaster outlets.
The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., is hosting a weeklong workshop and summer camp for children ages 8-16 interested in learning about theater. The event will be conducted by Lexington Children’s Theatre instructors and will be held July 30-Aug. 3.
The cost is $175 per camper and registration closes May 4. To register, visit the Grand ticket office at 312 W. Main St. weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or call 352-7469. More information on Lexington Children’s Theatre is available at http://www.lctonstage.org.
The Frankfort/Lexington Links will celebrate its 13th Gala on Friday, May 4, 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Embassy Suites, Lexington. Music is by Unlimited Band. For tickets, call 875-3997 or 223-2746.
The Franklin County High School Art Department is hosting the 20th Annual Vernissage Student Art Show, Reception and Silent Auction on Monday, May 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the FCHS cafeteria. This annual event is open to the public.
Individuals and businesses can bid to own or rent beautiful, original works of art created by FCHS students in many different media. The proceeds will be used to buy supplies for the FCHS Art Department. Admission to the reception is free.
The Bagdad Days 5K run/walk is Saturday, May 12. This is the 20th year for the event. The entry form is available at www.bagdadbaptist.com or contact Phyllis Bailey at (502) 640-6062.
MILLVILLE – Buckley’s Birdathon will be held Saturday, May 12, at the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Germany Road out of Millville beginning at 7 a.m. There’s no charge to participate in the event. As part of Buckley’s fundraising efforts, pledges have been secured for the number of bird species identified. Bring binoculars.
The Second Annual We Care Walk-A-Thon for Special Olympics returns to the capital city on Saturday, May 19. Walkers will take to the one-mile path at Sunset Memorial Gardens on U.S. 60, raising money to support Special Olympics programs in Franklin County and beyond.
Walkers can gather a team or participate on their own and enjoy a beautiful spring stroll on the one-mile walking path. Participants can make up to three laps during the Walk-a-Thon and can collect pledges based on laps walked or simply to support their efforts. Each participant must have at least $20 in pledges to make the walk, and all walkers who raise at least $75 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card.
Participants can sign up on line at soky.kintera.org/2012wecarewalk, create their own Web page, and raise money via e-mail through secure, on-line donations. Event brochures can also be picked up at Wayne’s Pharmacy, Farmers Bank locations, Community Trust Bank or the Froggy 104.9 studios, all in Frankfort.
The We Care Walk-A-Thon gets under way with on-site registration at 9 a.m. on May 14 and the walk will start at 10.
All proceeds go to support Special Olympics programs in Franklin County and throughout the state.
For more information about the We Care Walk-a-Thon, contact Anna Beth Logan at 695-8222 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunset Memorial Gardens, Wayne’s Pharmacy, Froggy 104.9, Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants, The Knights of Columbus, Farmers Bank and Capital Trust, Community Trust Bank, Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Harrod Concrete and Stone and the Frankfort Civitan Club sponsor the We Care Walk-A-Thon.
The annual Cow Pasture Bingo Fund Raiser to benefit Project Graduation 2012 for Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Lakeview Park. Bingo tickets may be purchased from any FCHS or WHHS senior or by calling Ellen Hunsaker (FCHS), 682-9597 or Linda Thomas (WHHS), 320-3362. The top prize is $1,000.
In the game, a cow is enclosed in an area that has been divided into an area with numbered squares in a grid. If the cow drops a “patty” in your square, you win.
Kentucky Historical Society
The Kentucky Historical Society’s new exhibition, Women in Basketball continues in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Broadway and Ann Streets.
Regular public hours of operation are: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10-8; Friday and Saturday, 10-5. For more information about KHS, its exhibitions and programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.
Liberty Hall Historic Site includes Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House, both located on Wilkinson Street. The houses are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tours of Liberty Hall start at noon, 1:30, and 3, leaving from the Orlando Brown House. Admission to the Orlando Brown House is free; there is a small charge for tours of Liberty Hall.
Through June 23: On exhibit at the Orlando Brown House, Elegance and Opulence: Fashions of the Titanic Era, featuring gowns from 1905-15 from the Liberty Hall Collections in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; free admission.
April 23-25: Tour of Historic Annapolis, MD. Join us for an incredible experience touring historic Annapolis, a private home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and Mt. Clare Historic House in Baltimore. Space is limited, call for cost and details.
For a complete schedule of hours of operation, upcoming events and programs, or to register for programs visit www.libertyhall.org or call 227-2560.
Preliminary rounds in the Capital Expo Idol 2012 competition are now underway at Arnold’s Grill & Sports Bar, 1000 Eagle Creek Dr., Lawrenceburg. 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.
Art in the Winner’s Circle VII, the annual exhibition of student art from the Kentucky Derby Museum, is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Derby Day, May 5. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.