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TONIGHT-Saturday

The Franklin County High School Drama Department will stage two plays, Pinocchio and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, TONIGHT through Saturday, 7 o’clock 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.

Friday

The Knights of Columbus will serve hot fish and cold drink from 5-8 p.m. Friday in the Parish Life Center at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 75 Shepherd Way off Leestown Road. The menu features baked or fried Icelandic cod with baked potato or French fries, cole slaw and his puppies.

Felix Cavaliere’s “Rascals” will perform at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday.  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.

A cruise-in is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at Hardee’s on Schenkel Lane. Those coming are asked to bring toys for the Franklin County Fire Department’s Toy Drive and candy for a trunk-or-treat event for kids. There will be games, cakewalks, music featuring DJ Rick Johnson, door prizes, raffles and more.

                                                          

Saturday

Members of the Frankfort Kiwanis Club will hold a Pancake Breakfast Saturday at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St., 7 a.m.-noon. A Halloween Costume Contest is being held in conjunction with the breakfast with judging to be conducted at 9:30 a.m. in the church’s Christian Life Center.

Theme of the breakfast is “Pancakes & Pumpkins” and will offer patrons “pumpkin pancakes” in addition to traditional pancakes. The menu will also include sausage, biscuits, gravy, juice, coffee and milk.

The cost of the meal is $5 per person. Ticket purchasers are eligible for the door prize drawing, which is an XBOX 360.

The Halloween Costume Contest will have two divisions: kindergarten to first grade; and second grade through fifth grade. Prizes of $10, $15 and $25 will be offered for first, second and third places in each of the two divisions. Judging will be held in the Christian Life Center beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast tickets can be purchased at the door or from any Kiwanis Club member. Anyone with questions about the breakfast or the Halloween Costume Contest can call Fred Troutman at 695-2586 or other Kiwanis Club members.

Proceeds from the breakfast will be used to support children and youth activities sponsored by Kiwanis including Key Club, Builders Club, K-Kids, and a variety of community service projects.

Breakfast patrons are being reminded of the Pumpkin Fest that will be held Oct. 27 on the St. Clair Mall and Broadway beginning at 11 a.m.

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming will co-star in a live, high-definition streaming of the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s operatic interpretation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Otello at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St.  The performance begins at 12:55 p.m. Saturday.

Fleming will portray Desdemona, with Johan Botha singing the title role. Michael Fabiano will portray Casio, and Falk Struckmann will portray Iago. Semyon Bychkov will conduct the Met Opera orchestra.

 The running time is about 3 hours, 30 minutes. Otello is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

 Tickets are $23 each, $18 for students, and may be purchased by visiting the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or calling 352-7469.

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 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.

Upcoming

Church Women United will host Community Day with the theme “Abiding in Community” beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1251 Louisville Road. Terry Magel of the Franklin County Emergency Food Pantry is the speaker. Bring non-perishable food items to the celebration.  They will be given to the Food Pantry. Fellowship hour begins at 10.

The Frankfort Christian Academy will hold its annual dinner and auction beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for students and $500 for a gold table of eight. For reservations and/or more information, contact Mindy Peck, 695-0744 or peck@mytfca.org.

Fall tree planting is set for 1:30-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4 at Juniper Hill Park arboretum.  Help is needed to plant bird-friendly native trees and shrubs at Audubon arboretum. The afternoon includes refreshments, demonstrations and drawings for free trees.  Learn hints for attracting birds to your yard from Chrysalis Natural Landscape Design.

The afternoon is sponsored by Frankfort Audubon Society, TREE Coalition and Frankfort Parks and Recreation.  For more details, visit https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.

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.

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.

Exhibits

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.

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