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FRIDAY

The Dragon and the Deep Sea, an exhibition of the work of comic book artist Ted Lee Nathanson, is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Drive, through Sept. 14. A reception for the artist will be held from 5-7 this evening at the gallery.

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.

A cruise-in is set for 6-9 p.m. at Hardee’s on Schenkel Lane. Those coming are asked to bring school supplies to be donated to those in need. There’ll be music, games, cakewalks, door prizes and more. For more information call Rick at 330-2983 or Brenda, 223-5023.

The End of Summer Festival will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the parking lot of the Paul Sawyier Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. There’ll be food, games and activities for all ages along with live music by the Superfecta Band. The event is free; food is available for purchase from local vendors.

The Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller Rear Window be shown at 7:30 p.m. as part of the summer classic film series at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased at the door or at the Grand Theatre ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling 502-352-7469.

 James Stewart plays a photographer who observes his neighbors in an apartment complex and witnesses what he believes to be a murder. Grace Kelly plays his glamorous girlfriend who helps him try to prove that the deed had taken place.

Raymond Burr plays the suspected perpetrator. Look for Frank Cady as the man on the fire escape; Cady, best known as Sam Drucker on “Petticoat Junction” and “Green Acres,” passed away recently at age 96.

Rear Window was released in 1954 and is rated PG. Two more Hitchcock films remain in the summer series, Vertigo, Aug. 10 and The Birds, Aug. 24.

SATURDAY

MILLVILLE – The American Red Cross will host the sixth annual Ride for the Red bicycle ride fundraiser at the Millville Community Center on McCracken Pike in Woodford County.  Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The ride begins at 9 with all riders returning by 11:30. The cost is $20 a person on the day of the event or $15 a person if pre-registered.  Children under 12 ride free with a paying adult.  The ride is limited to 75 riders.

Choose between a 17-mile, 34-mile ride, or any distance you choose.  Funds raised support Red Cross services in Franklin, Woodford and Anderson Counties.  Contact the Red Cross at 223-1795 or (800) 578-4904 for a registration brochure or more information.

MILLVILLE – The Kentucky Heartwood Festival will he held from 3-10 p.m. at the Millville Community Center, McCracken Pike. The cost is $7 per person with children under 12 admitted free. For complete information and/or a schedule of events, visit www.kyheartwood.org.

The American Legion Post 7, 164 Versailles Rd., will host a dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, featuring Black Diamond Band. For more information, call 695-9107.

The Capital City Classic Car Club is hosting a car cruise at K-Mart from 6-9 p.m. Bring your classic car or truck out and register for two $50 giveaways. No entry fee is required. There will be door prizes, cake walks, games and more. For more information call 502-330-2983.

NEXT WEEK & BEYOND

The Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Genealogical Society partner monthly to provide free family history workshops at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, and in lieu of an August workshop, family historians will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 4, for KGS’s 37th annual seminar.

Dick Eastman, founder and editor of Eastman’s Online Genealogical Newsletter, will be the presenter at the seminar. He will offer four sessions covering the topics of conversion from paper to digital record keeping, using the “cloud” to simplify computer use, using online search engines to find ancestors and family stories and exploring how technology will affect genealogy now and in the future.

Registration fee includes lunch and is $50 for KGS members or $60 for all other participants. Seating is limited. Seminar information and registration form are online at  KentuckyGenealogicalSociety.org. For more information, email KentuckyGenealogicalSociety@gmail.com.

Spellapalooza III is set for Friday, Aug. 10 in the Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Team signups are now being accepted. Call Marylynn Collins at 319-5509 or email her at marylynn41@hotmail.com for more information or to register a team.

The State Journal’s team, which won last year, will be on hand to defend its title. The Bee begins at 6:30 with a light dinner be offered beginning at 5:30.

BEREA – The bi-monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable is set for 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Dinner Bell Restaurant in Berea.

Kentucky National Guard Historian John Trowbridge will give a presentation entitled, “Remembering Two WWII Prisoners of War from Kentucky.”

The buffet meal is $15 and reservations are necessary. To make reservations or ask questions, call Phillip Seyfrit at 859-623-8979 before noon on Aug. 8.

The “2012 Capital City Blues & River Festival Presented by Farmers Bank” is Saturday, Aug. 11 from 4-10 p.m. at the Ward Oates Amphitheater behind the Kentucky Bar Association. This year’s Festival features award winning blues sensation Johnny Rawls, world traveling Louisville blues band the King Bees, and Frankfort’s own Here for the Party Band.

The outdoor concert is the Franklin County Council on Family Abuse’s primary fundraiser, helping the Council serve the needs of domestic violence victims and build awareness of domestic violence, elder abuse and child abuse throughout the community.

Preferred setting tables for eight people with dinner are $350 and $250 without dinner. General admission tickets are available for $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. Dinner provided by the Bistro 241 can be added for $15.

General admission fans are invited to bring blankets and chairs. Tickets are available at the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist & Convention Commission, any Farmers Bank location, the Capital Plaza Hotel, or online at www.capitalcitybluesfestival.eventbrite.com.

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.

The Kings Daughters Apartments, 220 Hanna Place, is hosting a Senior Living Health Fair on Wednesday. Sept. 19, noon-2 p.m. Vendors at the fair will provide advice on health, safety and services for seniors in the Frankfort area. The Kings Daughters Apartments will also provide refreshments and tours of the facility and refreshments. The public is invited. For more information or questions, call 223-2141.

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.

ONGOING

SHELBYVILLE – The Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum continues July 27 and 28 at 7:30, and July 29 at 2:30.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. For reservations, call (502) 633-0242. The play is directed by Mike Seely. Because of adult themes, this show may not be appropriate for children. All performances are at the theater on Main Street in Shelbyville.

The Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series continues. Remaining dates are: Aug. 3, 17 and 31 at 7 p.m. on the Old Capitol lawn, Broadway. For more information visit www.downtownfrankfort.com.

The Franklin County Women’s Shelter is having a month-long estate sale at 624 Shelby St. every Saturday. 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.

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.

DANVILLE – The Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., continues its production through Aug 4 of High Strangeness, a play about an event that allegedly took place in nearby Stanford when three local women encountered a UFO. Plays continue through August and are staged indoors if it rains.

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.

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.

Charlotte’s Web is the final movie left in the Grand’s series of Wednesday movies and programs. It will be screened on Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. The series has been sponsored by McAllen Solutions Inc.

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, Aug. 18: “Sprinkler Saturday!” 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.”

Saturday, Aug. 18: “Hearthside Cooking Demonstration.” Learn about 19th century foods and cooking techniques over an open fire in Liberty Hall’s historic kitchen. Noon-4 p.m., free for members or with Liberty Hall tour admission

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12: Canvas cloths, painted to look like expensive marble, were common in the hallways of 18th and 19th century homes such as Liberty Hall. Virginia Tucker of the Virginia Floorcloth Company will guide participants through making their own painted cloths. Fee is $115/$110 for members and includes all materials. Registration required by Friday, July 27.

Saturday, Aug. 25: Concert on the Lawn featuring the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard. Bring your own chairs, blankets, and/or picnic, 2 p.m., Orlando Brown lawn, free.

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

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.

EXHIBITS

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.

Spirits of the Past, an exhibition of photographs of the Old Taylor and Old Crow distilleries in Millville by Frankfort artist Rhett L. Beck, is on display through Oct. 12 in the Grand Theatre Gallery, 308 St. Clair Street. The gallery is open during events at the Grand Theatre, on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment.

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