1964 The Tribute, a tribute to the Beatles, is TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Tickets are $20-$40. Call the box office. 352-7469, or visit the website, www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, to see if any remain.
The Western Hills High School Drama Club presents What I Want to Say, But Never Will by Alan Haehnel opening TONIGHT at 7, continuing Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
“What I Want to Say...” is a series of monologues about the difficulties of coming of age. Taken from the responses of actual teenagers, monologues vary in tone from heartbreaking to side-splitting.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s production of Tom Sawyer opens TONIGHT and continues Friday and Saturday in the Frankfort High School Auditorium. Stagings Thursday and Friday are at 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 preferred, $12 general admission and $7 seniors and children.
The Garden Club of Frankfort presents “Holiday Entertaining,” a standard flower show featuring holiday tables on Friday, 1-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. in Asbury Hall on the second floor of the Wesley Center. The flower show is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Some of the various exhibits include: Cookies with Santa, Cinco de Mayo, It’s Mardi Gras Time, Trick or Treat, Be My Valentine, and Happy Mother’s Day. There are also educational and artistic crafts exhibits as well as a large selection of horticulture. Karen Nance serves as general chairman of the show.
The 24th Annual Toy Run is Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wal-Mart. All proceeds will be used by the Franklin County Fire Department to benefit underprivileged children in the county. Kickstands up at 2 sharp for motorcyclists to be escorted to deliver the toys to the Evergreen Road fire station.
For more information, call Hoss Cartwright at (502) 229-8454 or Eddie Heathcock, (859) 457-8476.
The first Pink Poker Motorcycle Run and Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Poker Run registration begins at 10 a.m. in the hospital parking lot. The cost is $15/bike and $5 extra for a passenger.
Chili cook-off tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. If you’d like to enter your chili, call 226-7500. The rain date for the event is Sunday.
Critterpalooza is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in and around the Jack Williams Pavilion at Juniper Hill Park. The event will feature live music, food and pets for adoption. Admission is $10 and includes a meal catered by STAXX BBQ with vegetarian options available. The admission fee is waived for children under 15 accompanied by a paying adult as well as for adults over 65.
Days of Knights – A Medieval Experience is set for Oct. 12-14 at the new Sky Trail Park at Cove Spring the weekend of Oct. 12-14, sponsored by the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites. The event, which is free, will allow participants to take a “… short walk into the Middle Ages” and focus attention on the park’s new archery facilities.
Days of Knights will feature medieval style archery competitions using longbows and crossbows. There will be demonstrations of these weapons, showing their strengths and weaknesses and stressing their effects on armor. The centerpiece of the weekend will be a time-line living history encampment.
Event details, historical accuracy requirements for participants, schedule, and pre-registration forms are available on the event website. See www.daysofknightsfrankfort.com. Sky Trail Park is on Peaks Mill Road off US 127 North (Owenton Road) just north of town. For other details, contact the City of Frankfort’s Curator of Historic Sites at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Rollins’ Capitalism will be presented at the Grand Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25 and may be purchased at the door, online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, or by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The phone number is 352-7469. At press time, tickets are available in all price ranges.
LEXINGTON – The Lexington Chamber Chorale begins its 22nd season with a representation of poetry transformed into music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Hear the writings of Shakespeare, Rossetti, e.e. cummings, and others come to life as the chorale demonstrates how text and music can be successfully and beautifully matched.
This performance will include commentary by Richard Taylor, of Frankfort, former Poet Laureate of Kentucky. The audience will be offered the opportunity to create short poems, which Taylor will judge.
A pre-concert meal prepared by the chefs of Greentree Tearoom is available with advance reservations. Both the concert and dinner are at Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Rd., across from Fayette Mall.
Tickets for the concert only are available at the door or for advanced ticket purchases (required for the dinner) visit http://www.lexingtonchamberchorale.org. The cost is $10 for students, $20 for adults and seniors, and $50 for dinner and the concert.
John MacGregor, an expert on bats, small animals, reptiles and amphibians in central Kentucky, will be featured in a slide program focusing on Kentucky bats at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Fellowship Hall of the Midway Christian Church, 123 East Bruen St. The program is co-hosted by the Frankfort Audubon Society and the Buckley Hills Audubon Society in Lexington.
The public is invited to attend. There’s no admission and the program will be about an hour. Light refreshments will be available. To learn more, visit Frankfort Audubon Society’s webpage, https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon.
This year’s 18th Annual Ghosts of Frankfort program is new and improved and will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20.
“Ghostly guides” will take visitors through Liberty Hall and 200 years of history, ending with the possibility of meeting the Gray Lady herself in the garden. Each evening there will be eight shows, on the half-hour from 5:30-9:30 p.m. when groups will be escorted through the house and gardens.
At the end, a War of 1812 soldier will escort visitors to the Ward Oates Amphitheater for a special activity by the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites.
Tickets are $8/adult, $5/child with $1 off for members of LHHS or the Capital City Museum; reservations recommended. Call 227-2560 or email email@example.com for tickets.
A Halloween Dance Party is set for Oct. 26, 7:30-midnight at V.F.W. Post 4075, 104 E. Second St. There will be a band for dancing and listening, prizes for best costumes, food and more. Costumes are optional.
For reservations, call Rita at (502) 229-7966; Betsy at (502) 382-7913 or the Post at 227-2483. The cost is $10/person. Call for table reservations for groups of six or more at tables seating 10. Half of the proceeds will go to the Post’s cancer fund.
Disturbia at the Distillery, set for Oct. 26 at Buffalo Trace Distillery, is a Halloween event that takes the place of the Haunting of the Trace, which was geared toward children and young adults. Disturbia features a ghost tour, bourbon tasting, dinner, and murder mystery play for those age 21 and older.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an optional Ghost Tour starting at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center. Guests will be welcomed in the Buffalo Trace Clubhouse as dinner and the antics of the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre actors begin. Guests will try to figure out “who did it” as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by one of the region’s best chefs.
Between acts, attendees will be treated to a bourbon tasting of some of the Distillery’s most popular products, led by three-generation employee Freddie Johnson. As the event winds down around 9, guests will vote on who they think the guilty party is, and have a chance to win prizes.
Tickets for this event are $44.95 per person and may be purchased by calling Sarah Webb at (502) 696-5929 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dress is casual. Costumes are optional for this event.
MILLVILLE – Tom Webster will lead a planet walk, teach about telescopes, and examine the cool, crisp autumn sky at a star gazing program set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Little Germany Road out of Millville. The cost is $5/person with Friends of Buckley admitted free.
If clear, participants will be able to see mountains and valleys on the moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and its moons (after about 9 p.m.) and learn about the Andromeda Galaxy, which is some two million light years away. Webster will have a telescope but additional telescopes are welcome. Refreshments feature cider and cookies. Participants are asked to bring blankets or chairs and the program will be canceled if the weather is bad.
Tables are available for the annual Fall Bazaar set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd. To reserve a table for crafts or commercial items, call Lucy at 227-7171.
The event will feature two raffles, one for a hand-stitched quilt and the other for a cherry Shaker wall clock. Breakfast and lunch will be available as will home-baked items. There’ll be arts, crafts and more. All proceeds will be used for scholarships and charitable contributions.
The 2012 Candlelight Tour is set for Nov. 8-11 in downtown Frankfort. The event was voted one of Kentucky’s “Top Ten 2012 Festivals or Events for Fall” by the Kentucky Travel Industry Association. Those interested in volunteering to help or wanting more information may visit email@example.com.
The Capital City Country Dancers and Capital City Country Dance Orchestra’s fall dances are being held in the Thorn Hill Education Center Gym from 7-9 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 16. The location for the dance on Nov. 9 will be the Frankfort School of Ballet.
The cost for all 10 classes is: individual. $20; couple, $30; or family. $40. Fee at the door: individual, $3; couple, $5 or family, $8. For more information, call Sylvia and Don Coffey (502) 747-5700 or Laura and John Penn, 226-1093.
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. To register or find more information about programs and exhibits, go to libertyhall.org or call 227-2560.
Here are on-going exhibits now open 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 or call 502-564-1792
Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy runs through Dec. 8 in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery.
A Kentucky Journey in he Warren and Betty Rosenthal Permanent Exhibits Gallery. Artifacts and images, along with hands-on activities, tell the exciting story of Kentucky’s history over time. Journey through Kentucky’s past and witness the experiences of those who have called Kentucky home.
Toyota Kentucky Hall of Governors: For more than 100 years, KHS has had the distinct privilege of displaying and conserving Kentucky’s governors’ official portraits. Commissioned while governors are in office and hung at the end of their terms, these works of art represent both the person who held office and the political climate during his or her term.
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.
An Artist’s View of the Civil War is the current exhibit in Gallery Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., through Oct. 14. The drawings are the work of Jim Hoffmann, Versailles, who works for the state as a graphic artist and is a Civil War re-enactor.
Gallery Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 and on Sundays morning. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Roy Nance, Minister of Music, 227-7430 or visit the church’s website at www.firstumcfrankfort.com.
An exhibition of mixed media works by Lexington artist Staci McKnight Maney is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Nov. 23.
The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8-5; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.