Frankfort & nearby
TONIGHT and Friday
Westridge Elementary School presents its third annual musical at 7 p.m. TONIGHT and Friday 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.
Gairee Hankins, a studio art major at Kentucky State University, will present her Senior Art Exhibition at the First United Methodist Church Gallery, 211 Washington St., opening with a public reception, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit continues through May 28.
The Deanna Bogart Band will perform at the Grand Theatre at 7:30 p.m. 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.
The Knights of Columbus are reprising the group’s popular “hot fish” dinner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Parish Life Center, 72 Shepherd Way off Leestown Road. Proceeds will benefit K of C charities in this area.
The menu features baked or fried Icelandic cod with baked potato or French fries, cole slaw, hush and hush puppies. Additional “hot fish” days are May 18, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.
The Kentucky Pony Car Roundup is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Juniper Hill Park. The event isn’t just for Ford Mustangs but includes Camaro, Firebird, Challenger, Javelin, Barracuda, AMX and Cougar.
Sponsored by The Frankfort Mustangs Club, the day includes cars, barbeque, rock ‘n’ roll, give-aways, games and participation awards.
The Frankfort YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® from 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. 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 beginning at 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 for an 8 p.m. performance.
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 Fifth Sunday Joint Worship Service Gospel Sing begins at 6 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 6265 Georgetown Rd. Participating churches include Providence, Calvary Baptist and North Fork Baptist.
Relay for Life events
Community Trust Bank will hold a bake sale Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the bank’s Relay for Life Team. Donate at either Frankfort bank location.
Commonwealth Credit Union’s Relay for Life Team is accepting donations for its annual yard sale. All proceeds and donations will benefit Relay for Life. The yard sale will be Saturday at the Frankfort High School gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Booths are still available for those who would like to rent one. Contact Debra at 227-9731 or Patty at 319-0268 with any questions.
Members of the West Frankfort Church of God and the North Frankfort Baptist Church will conduct a road block from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday at two locations: East West Connector/127 South and U.S. 60-Versailles Rd/U.S.460-Georgetown Road. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. The event will be cancelled if it is raining.
Next week & beyond
Patricia Griffith’s recent piano concert at the Grand Theatre will be repeated one more time this spring in Transylvania University’s Carrick Hall on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30. The concert is free and will feature music by Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy.
The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., will present the award-winning documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Admission is $6.
Director Werner Herzog was given rare access to the Cauvet Cave in southern France to reveal the oldest known pictorial creations of mankind. The perfectly preserved drawings, mostly of animals such as mammoths, lions and buffalos, date from about 32,500 years ago. Herzog narrates and speaks with scientists about the people who created these remarkable images. “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is rated G and has a running time of 90 minutes.
Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased by visiting the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or calling 352-7469.
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 1: Margaret Wise Brown Pre-school Story Time, 11 a.m., Orlando Brown House, free. Children and parents are invited to hear books on the theme of “Down on the Farm;” registration recommended.
Thursday, May 3: Gallery Talk, Fashions of the Titanic Era, 2 p.m. Join LHHS staff in the Orlando Brown House to learn more about the fashions on display.
Saturday, May 5: LHHS at the Derby Day Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-noon, free. Stop by the LHHS table in downtown Frankfort. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to have their photos taken as John and Margaretta Brown.
Monday, May 7: Planting of the Annuals. Help us make the Liberty Hall Gardens beautiful. Volunteers are needed for our annual planting of the annuals event. Meet on the back porch of the Orlando Brown House at 1 p.m. or drop in for an hour or two during the afternoon. Wear appropriate clothing, shoes, and sunscreen. Work will continue until all annuals are planted.
Saturday, May 12: Liberty Hall Gardens Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon on the Orlando Brown back porch. Plants available include northern catalpa tree seedlings, Lenten rose, monarda, yellow flag, interrupted fern, foxglove, lords and ladies, rocket lettuce, New England asters, and more. Proceeds support the Liberty Hall gardens.
Saturday, May 12: In Honor of Mothers, a dedication of the 2012 Mother’s Garden, 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Orlando Brown back porch; everyone is welcome to attend. You may also have a flower planted in honor of or in memory of your mother, grandmother, or other important women in your life by making a $15 contribution to the 2012 Mother’s Garden. All contributions must be received by May 8 in order for an acknowledgement to be received by Mother’s Day. Call the LHHS office for information.
Saturday, May 18: Hearthside Cooking Demonstration, noon-4 p.m., free admission for members or with a Liberty Hall tour. Learn about 19th century foods and cooking techniques over an open fire in Liberty Hall’s historic kitchen.
To register or find more information, go to libertyhall.org or call 227-2560.
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.
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.