Frankfort & nearby
The Frankfort Christian Academy Arts Department is sponsoring “An Evening of Art” at TFCA beginning at 5 TONIGHT. The event will feature the artwork of TFCA students from kindergarten through ninth grade.
A variety of art mediums will be presented including watercolor, charcoal drawings and pottery. The TFCA drama class will present the musical “Annie” beginning at 6 and the students will host a reception at 7.
Patricia Griffith’s recent piano concert at the Grand Theatre will be repeated one final time at 7:30 TONIGHT in Transylvania University’s Carrick Hall. 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 TONIGHT. Admission is $6. “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is rated G and has a running time of 90 minutes. Tickets are available at the door.
Friday is the final day to register for the Grand Theatre’s 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. 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 from 6:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at the Embassy Suites, Lexington. Music is by Unlimited Band. For tickets, call 875-3997 or 223-2746.
The Governor’s Derby Celebration, featuring a variety of activities, is planned for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Frankfort.
As part of Saturday’s downtown events, an ArtWalk will be held, featuring galleries, studios, exhibitions, art markets and more. View amazing art, meet artists and experience working studios. Stop by the Downtown Frankfort Inc. tent on the Old Capitol lawn for an ArtWalk map or look for the colorful pennants designating the 26 art stops along the way.
For a complete listing of events, visit http://governor.ky.gov/derbycelebration/.
Next week & beyond
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 Capital City Chorale’s annual spring concert, titled “An American Album,” will be held Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m., a St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd. Admission is $6.
The first half of the program is a series of five medleys by George & Ira Gershwin, from a collection titled “A Gershwin Portrait.” The second half will be a full-tilt patriotic program, featuring the music of John W. Peterson, taken from his popular musical “I Love America.”
May Friendship Day, sponsored by Church Women United, will be Friday, May 11 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Fellowship hour is 10 a.m. and the celebration is at 11.
The theme is” The Sounds and Sights of Harmony: Listening to My Sisters.” This program celebrates the diversity of races, cultures and traditions as women draw together in Christian fellowship. Russ Hatter, assistant curator of the Capital City Museum, will bring the history of Frankfort entitled Where We Came From.”
Sally Taylor will be honored with the Valiant Woman Award. This award is given to a woman who has given service to CWU, her church and her community. In addition we will honor two women with the Key Woman award. This award recognizes women who are active in their community as well as their churches. The Least Coin Offering will also be received during this program.
Commonwealth Cancer Center will hold a Relay for Life Yard Sale on Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-noon, at 110 Diagnostic Dr. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For details call 227-3383 or visit www.commonwealthcancercenter.com.
The Western Hills FFA Alumni chapter is sponsoring a double-elimination amateur cornhole tournament on Saturday, May 12. Registration starts at 10 a.m. in the school parking lot (inside the gym if rain) and games begin at 10:15.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place and drawings for door prizes will take place throughout the day. Entry fees are $15 per person or $25 per team and due by May 6. Contact Michael Williams at 875-5051 or Lisa Wood at (270) 314-0338 to pre-register or for more information. Proceeds benefit the Western Hills FFA Memorial Fund.
BAGDAD – 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 Knights of Columbus next “hot fish” dinner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church is from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 18 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 Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.
Simon House is hosting its Fifth Annual Fundraiser, “A Night in Margaritaville” on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Frankfort Country Club. The event will provide guests with an opportunity to support a great cause while bidding on live and silent auction items, enjoying listening and dancing to the music of Jimmy Buffett, and savoring delicious hors d’ouvres.
Tickets to the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information contact Simon House at 223-2138 or email@example.com or go online to www.simonhouseonline.org.
The 20th Annual Kentucky Wine and Roses Herb Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at Lakeview Park. Admission is free; parking is $3/car.
The event will feature vendors from across Kentucky and neighboring states selling herbal crafts, products, foods and plants. There’ll be music, an auction of herbal items at noon, an herbal sack lunch available from 11-1 for $7 and more.
For complete information call Sue Wash (502) 535-6885 or visit www.kyherb.com.
The Frankfort High School Drama Club will present Senior Directed One Acts May 18 at 8 p.m. and May 20 at 3. Veteran drama club seniors Chad Avery, Carly Bolanos, Shannan Slone, Stephen Spisak and Corrie Burke, direct these short comedies. Drama club sponsor Andrew Tippett produces the show.
The presentations will be free of charge, however, donations will be accepted. For more information call 875-8657 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can follow the drama club by visiting facebook.com/fhsdramaclub. You can view this page even if you are not a Facebook subscriber.
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.
NEW HAVEN – Thomas The Tank Engine will be offering rides June 9-10 in New Haven, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at 136 S. Main St.
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas™: The Mystery Tour 2012 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free (866) 468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html or www.kyrail.org Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions, call (800) 272-0152 or visit www.kyrail.org
For information on Thomas & Friends™, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowtown
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.
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.
The art work of Gairee Hankins, a studio art major at Kentucky State University, is on exhibit through May 28 at the First United Methodist Church Gallery, 211 Washington St.
An exhibition of photography by Lexington artist Linda F. Blumer opens May 8 and continues through July 13 at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., from May 8th through July 13th. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8-5; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m.
Art in the Winner’s Circle VII, the annual exhibition of student art from the Kentucky Derby Museum, is on display through Saturday.