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FRIDAY

The Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Old Capitol. Performing will be Appalatin and Fragment 58.

Additional Summer Concert dates are: July 20, Aug. 3, 17 and 31. For more information visit www.downtownfrankfort.com.

SATURDAY

The Franklin County Women’s Shelter is having a month-long estate sale at 624 Shelby St.  This is a one-of-a-kind sale featuring women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, patio furniture, artwork, and tools. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Shelter.

The grand opening is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. The sale continues on Saturdays, 10-4, Tuesday and Thursday (beginning July 10) from noon-6, throughout the month of July. Pictures of items available for purchase will be posted on their website (www.fcwomenshelter.com) and Facebook throughout the month.  For more information, visit the website or call 352-2843.

A memorial retrospective exhibition of works by the late Melanie Sunbeam Smith is on display through Saturday at the Grand Theatre Gallery.  Friends and the public are invited to a reception in celebration of her life and work on Saturday, noon-3 p.m.

The following dances have been scheduled by The American Legion Post 7, 164 Versailles Rd.: this Saturday, 8-10 p.m., Plum Creek Band and dance; July 21, 8-10, Plum Creek Band and dance; July 28, Black Diamond Band and Dance. For more information, call 695-9107.

NEXT WEEK & BEYOND

The deadline is Monday, July 9 to register 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. The camp director is Jennifer Miles.

The Farm-City Field Day is set for Thursday, July 12 beginning at 9 a.m. on the Peyton Farm, 739 Colston Lane. Free meal tickets are available at both Farm Bureau offices, Wilkinson Blvd. and Prevention Park.

At the next Kentucky Genealogical Society/Kentucky Historical Society “Second Saturday” family-history workshop, two experienced genealogists/bloggers will demonstrate how to use blogs to connect with other researchers, share genealogical information, identify ancestors and find family stories.

Welcome to the Blogosphere, set for July 14 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, will feature two sessions. During the morning, presenters Cheri Daniels and Linda McCauley will provide an overview of genealogy blogs, the helpful community of bloggers and the dynamic information network bloggers have created.

The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be available for $6 if requested at time of registration and paid for at the door. To register, phone the center’s library reference desk at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4460, or send e-mail to KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.

The discussion will include various types of blogs and pointers on how to read or follow blogs in an organized and practical way. The afternoon session will cover various blogging formats and demonstrate how to start a public or private blog in a matter of minutes. 

Participants do not have to be bloggers or prospective bloggers to benefit from the sessions.

Daniels is senior librarian/reference specialist at the Kentucky Historical Society, a professional genealogist, historian, researcher and co-founder/president of Pastology LLC. She writes several blogs, including journeyspast.blogspot.com.

McCauley is a veteran researcher who has been blogging about her own family history at “Documenting the Details” (lfmccauley.blogspot.com) since 2009. Both Daniels and McCauley were official bloggers for the National Genealogical Society 2012 Conference in Cincinnati in May. 

For more information on this and future Second Saturday family-history workshops, visit http://history.ky.gov. Click on “Family Historians” at the top of the page.

First Baptist Church, 100 Clinton Street will host the Third Year Pastoral Anniversary for its senior pastor, Robert Earl Houston, Sr. The celebration will take place the weekend of July 14-15, 2012.

On Saturday evening, July 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a concert by gospel recording artists, The Golden Crowns. Doors will open at 6. The concert is free and open to everyone with doors opening at 6. A love offering will be received during the concert for those who wish to contribute.

On Sunday, July 15, Pastor Paris L. Smith Sr., Evergreen Baptist Church, Lawrenceburg, will be the guest speaker at the 8 a.m. worship service and Pastor Barton Elliott Harris of Westwood Baptist Church, University Center of Nashville, Tenn., will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service.

For more information about any of the events, call 223-5152.

Walk/Bike Frankfort is planning a “magical tour.” Participants should meet in the parking lot next to the Capital City Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 15. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles, helmets and sunscreen.  The magical history tour is a self-guided scavenger hunt in historic downtown Frankfort and can be completed on foot or by bicycle.

Prizes will be awarded to individuals, families or teams who accumulate the most points. For more information, call Donna at 502-330-5835, stop by the Folk Bike Recyclery or visit Walk/Bike Frankfort on Facebook.

The Franklin County Fair and Horse Show is set for July 16-21 at Lakeview Park.

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.

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 through early August. The series is sponsored by McAllen Solutions Inc. Each show will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Here are remaining scheduled shows: 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

Saturdays, 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.”

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., continues through July 7 its production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Next up in the season is Bottoms UP! which will run July 10-21. This is a high-energy farce by Gregg Kreutz.

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.

who also wrote two other favorites of Playhouse patrons, “Death by Golf” and “Academia Nuts!”

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

EXHIBITS

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

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.

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.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is exhibiting the artwork of Paula Murphy Ink through to the end of the Shaker Village Craft Fair in August. The exhibit is located in the Ministry’s Workshop next door to the restaurant at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg. The work may be viewed daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Sunday Aug. 5.

The exhibit features original pen and ink drawings rendered in watercolors including many scenes of Shaker Village. For more information phone (800) 734-5611 extension 242 or 244.

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