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ALL WEEKEND

Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd., continues its stage of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, beginning at 7 TONIGHT and continuing Friday and Saturday at 7.

Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance at Kentucky Employees Credit Union or Completely Kentucky. Tickets will also be available at the park prior to the performances.

SATURDAY

A yard sale to benefit L.I.F.E. House for Animals,  CASA and the youth activities sponsored  by the Rotary Club of Frankfort will be  held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium at Frankfort High School, 315 Ewing St. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale should bring them to the gym between 10  and 2 on Friday,  June 15.

 

The Frankfort Boat Club and the Kentucky River Authority are sponsoring a river sweep on Saturday.  Volunteers are needed to help pick-up trash along the river between the Julian M. Carroll Bridge (KY 676/East-West Connector) downstream to Lock 4.

Volunteers should meet at the Frankfort Boat Dock at 10 a.m.  Trash bags will be supplied and a cookout lunch will be provided for all participants at 1 p.m. at the dock. High water/rain date is June 23. Call 502-229-0857 for more information.

 

Next week & beyond

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s production of the musical Annie will be staged at Franklin County High School on June 21-22 at 7:30 p.m., June 23 at 2 and 7 and at 2 on June 24. To purchase tickets, contact Leslie Noell at 695-1369.

 

The Farmers Bank Summer Concert series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 on the lawn of the Old Capitol. Performing will be Everyday People and the March Madness Marching Band. Additional Summer Concert dates are: July 6 and 20, Aug. 3, 17 and 31. For more information visit www.downtownfrankfort.com.

 

Second Chance for Love & Murder is set for Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. at The Meeting House B&B, Ann and Mero. Tickets are $45 and include a three-course meal, show and tip. For menu options and to purchase tickets, call (859) 494-2877 or go to www.bluegrassmysterytheatre.com

 

Buffalo Trace Distillery announces a partnership with Michael Johnathon’s “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” to celebrate Kentucky Music by bringing two Kentucky favorites together for a double-broadcast production on June 23.

Singers Bobby Osborne, most known for “Rocky Top,” and Joan Osborne, best known for her international hit single “One of Us” will both perform live in two separate shows on the grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Tickets (one ticket to attend both tapings) are available now for $25 and can be purchased at all area Liquor Barn locations, or at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center, or online at www.buffalotracedistillery.com/woodsongs. WoodSongs Partners will get priority seating.

 

Registration is now underway for the 7th Annual Youth Summer Dance Camp to be held July 16-20, 8 a.m.-noon each day, at Kentucky State University. The camp is for those ages 6-17 and will include ballet, jazz, hip hop and modern.

The cost is $40 per child and that includes the classes, lunch and swimming. Registration deadline is July 9. The camp director is  Jennifer  Miles.

 

The first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall, featuring exhibits by 53 outstanding artists and artisans, as well as children’s art activities, live music, and house tours, will be held Sept. 1-2 at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. Admission is $3 daily. For more information, visit http://artinthegardensatlibertyhall.org or call Liberty Hall at 502-227-2560.

 

Bash in the Bluegrass, a country couture barn party to benefit Hospice of the Bluegrass, will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles. Visit http://www.hospicebg.org/events.html for more information.

 

At the Grand

The following events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling (502) 352-7469.

Friday, June 14: The Grand will show  on its new big screen a high-definition broadcast of a recent production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students.

>Monday, June 18 a high-definition broadcast of the opening weekend of the Drum Corps International tour is set for at 6:30 p.m.

Performances by six of the nation’s leading drum corps will be shown from the DCI opening-day event conducted two days earlier in Akron, Ohio. This is the 40th anniversary of DCI, marching music’s most prestigious organization.

The running time for this presentation on the Grand’s big, new screen is two and a half hours. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students. 

Wednesdays during summer: The Grand Theatre will celebrate family summer fun with a series of five children’s matinee live shows and films scheduled on Wednesdays from mid-June through early August. The series is sponsored by McAllen Solutions Inc. Each show will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Future scheduled shows are the movie “Stuart Little” on June 27, a live show featuring Squallis Puppeteers, July 11; the movie “Babe,” July 25; and the movie “Charlotte’s Web,” Aug. 8.

 

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 

Monday-Friday, June 18-22: “Seeds, Weeds, and History Camp.”  Children will learn about the plants, animals, and people of Liberty Hall from 1800 to the present in this half-day camp.  For children entering grades 2-5, pre-registration required; $60/$55 members.

Friday, June 22: “Motoring Costumes in the Age of the Titanic, “presentation by Dr. Diane Leggett, EKU, 5 p.m., free, Orlando Brown House.

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.

Friday, June 29: “Early Kentucky Home Life Seminar: Furnishing the Early Kentucky Home” with presentations by Matthew Mosca, historic paint analyst; Mack Cox, 19th century Kentucky furniture specialist; and Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Speed Museum. The cost is $40/$35 for members including lunch and tour of Liberty Hall,  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Orlando Brown House. Pre-registration required.

Saturdays, June 23, July 21, Aug. 18: “Sprinkler Saturdays!” Cool off on a hot summer day the old-fashioned way – by running through the sprinklers on the Orlando Brown lawn, noon-2 p.m., free.  This is a “Let’s Move Museums and Gardens Program.”

Wednesday, July 4: Celebrate an Old-fashioned 4th of July at the Orlando Brown House with patriotic music, games, and watermelon.  Kids will make stars for a Star-Spangled Banner and cooks young and old can enter their favorite red, white, and blue dessert to win a prize. A War of 1812 Commemorative event, 2-4 p.m., free.

To register or find more information, go to libertyhall.org or call 502-227-2560.

 

Kentucky Historical Society

The Kentucky Historical Society’s new exhibition, Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy runs through Dec. 8 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.

 

Ongoing

DANVILLE – The Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., opens its 63rd season with a production of Dracula Bites, The play continues through June 23. Dinner is at 7:30 each evening and show time is at 8:30, Tuesday through Saturday. For complete information about shows, ticket prices and /or to reserve tickets, visit pioneerplayhouse.com, email pioneer@misnet, or call (850) 236-2747 or (866) 597-5297.

Plays continue through August and are staged indoors if it rains.

 

Exhibits

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.

 

A nature etching exhibit by Anna Marie Pavlik continues at Capital Cellars, 227 West Broadway, through July 1.

The exhibit will be available for viewing during normal business hours from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

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