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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 Also, you can follow the drama club by visiting You can view this page even if you are not a Facebook subscriber. 



The Switzer Ruritan Club is hosting its 24th annual Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. The menu will feature Switzer Ruritan Club’s famous fried fish, onion rings, hush puppies, cole slaw, desserts and beverages.  The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children eight and under.

The event will be held, rain or shine, at the North Fork Baptist Church, 3360 Rocky Branch Rd. in Switzer, outside under the pavilion or  inside  in the fellowship hall if the weather is inclement. Chances on the club’s Scholarship Quilt will be available for $1 each and Covered Bridge Mugs on sale for $5 each.


The Knights of Columbus next “hot fish” dinner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church is from 5-8 p.m. 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, 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” beginning 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’oeuvres. 

Tickets to the event are $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  For more information contact Simon House at 223-2138 or or go online to


North Frankfort Baptist Church is sponsoring a Classic Car Cruise-In from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot  at Hardee’s, Schenkel Lane.  All proceeds will benefit Relay for life. The event will feature DJ Rick Johnson, food, door prizes, a cakewalk and auction.



The Frankfort chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will hold its annual Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-noon. Tents will be set up behind the Thrift Store at 315 Wallace Avenue and the event will be held rain or shine.

All proceeds from the yard sale will support the Society’s mission to help needy individuals and families. Last year, the Frankfort chapter of St. Vincent de Paul was able to provide more than $75,000 in aid to the poor and disadvantaged in the community.  To make a donation or for more information, please, call 227-8037.


Members of the Franklin County Homemakers are hosting a “sit and sew workshop” from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office,  101 Lakeview Ct.

Dr. Ann Vail from the University of Kentucky will give a presentation on the Kentucky Academy in Adjeikrom, Ghana.  Following the presentation, participants will receive instruction on sewing pillowcase dresses that will be donated to Ghana.

Kits will be supplied and morning refreshments will be served. Participants should bring a  working sewing machine, basic sewing supplies (scissors, thread, etc.) and a brown bag lunch.  The workshop is free but pre-registration is required. Call the Extension Office at 695-9035 to register or for more information.


The 20th Annual Kentucky Wine and Roses Herb Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 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


The second annual We Care Walk-a-thon will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Versailles Road. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10. The event is a benefit for Special Olympics and the fee is a minimum of $20/walker.


The Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold its annual meeting at the Kentucky History Center beginning at noon.  Steve Collins will speak, and members are encouraged to invite children and grandchildren to help celebrate the Mother’s Day theme.  Contact Valerie Brock, Linda Twyman, or Linda Whitt to make reservations for the $10 box lunch.


Fintville Community Church, 1832 Shryock Ferry Rd., will hold homecoming. Gospel music begins at 1 p.m. with South of Heaven followed by New Vision Gospel Singers and others. The public is invited to bring a potluck dish or just come for fellowship, food and music. The road is between Lawrenceburg and Versailles off Hwy 62.



The 202nd Army Band will perform in concert beginning at 2 p.m. in Kentucky State University’s Bradford Hall Auditorium. Sponsored by the Frankfort Arts Foundation, the concert is free and the public is invited. The title is,  “No Finer Calling: A Salute to America’s Heroes.”


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. 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.


The Frankfort Children Singers will present its ninth annual Spring Concert at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Membership in the Singers is comprised of boys and girls from most area schools and home schooled youth.  The repertoire for the concert, which includes classical, folk, and traditional choral music, will be performed by Prelude Singers (second and third graders) and Concert Singers (fourth through eighth graders).


L.I.F.E.House for Animals, Inc. is hosting its Ninth Anniversary Open House from 2-4 p.m. The event will feature tours, celebrating successful adoptions and the opportunity to sign up to volunteer.  The facility is at 14 Fido Ct. off C. Michael Davenport Blvd. For more information call 875-3436 or visit

Members of the VFW will be placing flags on the graves of veterans at the Frankfort Cemetery beginning at 2 p.m. Individuals or members of any organization or group may help with the project. Refreshments will follow at Post 4075, 104 E. Second St.


MIDWAY – Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Rd., will celebrate its 224th Homecoming at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Rev. Roy Carlton will be bringing the message.  At 6 p.m. there will be a concert by “Redemption.”


Sunday & Monday

SHELBYVILLE – Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, by Stephen Sondheim, Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, are Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the theater,  801 Main St.

Auditioners should be prepared to do cold readings from the script or a one-minute monologue, and bring sheet music and sing 16 to 32 bars of up-beat music. Performance dates are July 20-22 and 27-29. Mike Seely directs the play. For more information, call (502) 633-0222. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street, Shelbyville.


Next week & beyond

The Capital City Shrine Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, June 2 at VFW Post 4075, 104 E. Second St. The menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and  milk.

The cost is $5 per person and proceeds will be used for club operations.


Capital Expo Festival is set for June 7-8 at the Capital Plaza Complex.  The event features arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.


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 or 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

For information on Thomas & Friends™, visit


Liberty Hall

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.

Upcoming events 

Saturday, May 19: 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 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 artwork 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 continues through July 13 at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8-5; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.


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