A scavenger hunt, Creatures of Fantasy Forest, is set for 7-8 TONIGHT at Dolly Graham Park on Murray Street off Second. Connie May is conducting the program where participants will learn why tiger (swallowtail butterflies) and other pollinators are important for strawberry ice cream and the watermelon that will be served.
The final two installments of the Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series are set for 7 p.m. Aug. 17 and 31 on the grounds of the Old Capitol. For more information visit www.downtownfrankfort.com.
Summer concert series T-shirts are available for $18 at the Downtown Frankfort Inc. tent. Available colors are pink and black.
LOUISVILLE – Artist Reba Rye opens a new collaborative installation with ceramics artist Stephen Driver with a reception for the artists on Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St.
Rye, an Associate Professor of Art at Kentucky State University, has exhibited extensively throughout Kentucky and both she and Driver are past Al Smith Fellowship recipients. This dialogue installation reflects the delicate balance between value placed on either form or function and raises historical questions relating to the interface between purpose and pleasure. Or, more simply, wonders about the entropy that plays out as human hands cyclically interface with other forces of nature.
The exhibit continues through Sept. 29 and can be viewed during regular gallery hours, Wednesday-Saturday, 11-6. Zephyr will also be open for the First Friday Gallery Hop, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
OWENTON – The second annual Beka’s Toppers benefit shoot is set for Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Elk Creek Hunt Club, 1860 Georgetown Rd., Owenton. The event features a sporting clays tournament ($50 for 100 targets) and a 3D archery shoot, $25. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.
The event provides teens, pre-teens and children battling cancer with hats, wigs and scarves. It’s in memory of Beka Gaines who was 17 when she died from cancer on Oct. 16, 2011. The charity also awards three $1,000 scholarships each year to seniors at Owen County High School. For more information, visit www.bekastoppers.org.
McKenna Taylor Cain, a freshman at Western Hills High School, will perform Sunday, 3:30 p.m. in the Coca-Cola Talent Classic Semi-Finals Competition at the Kentucky State Fair at the Louisville Fair and Exposition Center. Her talent features a solo vocal performance.
Crestwood Baptist Church, 1006 E. Main St., continues its series of Old Time Southern Gospel Concerts beginning at 6 p.m. each Sunday in August. Fellowship and refreshments will follow each performance. For more information call 695-2088.
Here’s the remaining schedule:
SUNDAY: Fair Haven Quartet
Aug. 26: Crestwood’s Old Fashion Night
First United Methodist Church’s 26th Annual Chautauqua series continues at 7 p.m. each Sunday in August. The remaining programs are in Asbury Hall in the church’s Wesley Center.
Here’s the schedule:
SUNDAY: Chautauqua Summer Choir and Friends
Aug. 26: The Penny Loafers, smooth music from the 1950s sung a capella by a male quartet.
The next in the lunchtime concert series, Live @ the Oates, will feature Ben Lacy, a guitar virtuoso, on Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ward Oates Amphitheater behind the Kentucky Bar Association and overlooks the river. The concerts are free and those coming are invited to bring a box lunch and enjoy the hour of music.
A Children’s Consignment Sale will be held at Providence Baptist Church, Georgetown Road, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. A variety of items will be offered for sale with 25 percent of the profit donated to “Avenues for Women.” For more information, visit at www.pbcfrankfort.org or call Peggy Rayborn 320-9087.
A one-man concert featuring Keith McAliley, minister of Bridgeport Christian Church, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 175 Evergreen Rd. McAliley will play several instruments during concert. There’ll be homemade ice cream and cake after the concert.
There’s no admission but a freewill offering will be taken to be used to underwrite the scholarship fund of the Helping Hands Circle.
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.
There is a variety of volunteer opportunities for the event, for more information, visit http://artinthegardensatlibertyhall.org or call Liberty Hall at 502-227-2560.
Graviss McDonald’s, Canoe Kentucky and The Kings Center present the Kentucky River Paddler’s Challenge at Riverview Park, a fundraiser to benefit the Kings Center. Spend all day or a few hours on the water with friends and family and help paddle the way into raising funds for the Kings Center.
The event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. It includes games, booths, bike rentals, food and other activities on land and on the water there will be canoe and kayak competitions for teams and individuals, both for the experienced and novice paddlers. Rent a canoe for the day for $20 and enter three events. The staff of Canoe Kentucky will offer canoe instruction early.
All of the proceeds benefit the Kings Center, a faith-based, non-profit community center offering quality structured programming year-round for young people, ages 5 through 18. The Center provides a safe, healthy, and fun learning environment for kids who may otherwise not have such opportunity.
For more information, call the Frankfort-Franklin County Tourism Commission, 875-8687; the Kings Center at 227-8010; register for water events at 1-888-CANOE KY or visit the Kings Center website at www.kingscenter.org.
The Kings Daughter 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.
DANVILLE – The Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., concludes its 2012 season with a special weekend of comedy on Aug. 24 and 25, with a two-night-only comedy show featuring Etta May, the nationally known Queen of Southern Sass.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.