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TONIGHT

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 TONIGHT 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.

Friday

Bridgeport Elementary School is holding its annual Fall Festival from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the school. The event will include a vendor fair featuring: Initial Outfitters, Paparazzi Jewelry, Thirty One, Holiday Crafts and Boutique, Local Honey, Pottery, Origami Owl Jewelry, Scentsy, tie blankets, Amazing Creations baked goods, Glass Slipper Concierge and Visalus: The Body by Vi 90-day Challenge and many more.

Friday & Saturday

The Kentucky Storytelling Conference is set for Friday and Saturday at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Carlisle. All conference events are fully accessible and ASL interpreted for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Full conference registration includes workshops, evening concerts, the open mic sessions, the story slam, door prize entry and lots of conversations, networking, and fun for just $50 for individuals; $120 for families of three or more. Register for the full conference at www.kystory.org, or by mail at Kentucky Storytelling Association, PO Box 4148, Frankfort, KY 40604-4148, or at the door. Concert only admission (which includes the Friday night Story Slam) is $5 per person or $10 per family available at the door only.

For more information contact Mary Hamilton, Conference Committee, 502-223-4523, secretary@kystory.org o visit the Kentucky Storytelling Association website www.kystory.org

Friday-Sunday

VERSAILLES – Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass’s 16-acre giant corn maze, Kentucky’s largest, is located in the center of LAC’s 575-acre experiential education farm in Woodford County, just off Tyrone Pike, three miles from the Falling Springs Recreation complex. This year’s design provides almost six-and-a-half miles of twists and turns designed to challenge the “trail blazer” in both young and old alike.

This is the final weekend for the corn maze, which is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

For more information regarding the corn maze, contact Special Events Coordinator, Sarah McGinnis at sarah@lacbg.com. Additional information including ticket prices, times, and the maze design is available at: www.kycornmaze.com.

Sunday

Kentucky State University presents the Dance Theatre of Harlem in a free performance beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday in Bradford Hall. Doors open at 6:30. Virginia Johnson is the artistic director.

Upcoming

The Capital City Shrine Club will hold its annual bean soup feast from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Boone National Guard Center. The cost is $5 per person and the menu includes all-you-can-eat bean soup and cornbread, dessert and drink. All proceeds will be used for club projects.

The Franklin County High School Drama Department will stage two plays, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27, 7 each evening in the auditorium at the school.

Admission is $5 per person with children under school age, senior citizens who have senior passes from the school board and retired FCPS employees all admitted free. This is the first time the drama department has presented two short performances.

Felix Cavaliere’s “Rascals” will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.  Tickets are $20, $30 and $35 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 for both performances. Concert-goers are advised to arrive early for the 7 p.m. performance. Because of the Black Cat Chase in downtown Frankfort, several streets will be closed for an hour beginning at 7 p.m.                                                              

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.

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 info@downtownfrankfort.com.

Ongoing

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. For more information, call Sylvia and Don Coffey (502) 747-5700 or Laura and John Penn, 226-1093.

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. To register or find more information about programs and exhibits, go to libertyhall.org or call 227-2560.

Historical Society

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.

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