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Friday

Church Women United will host Community Day with the theme “Abiding in Community” beginning at 11 a.m. FRIDAY 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 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.

The Franklin County Career and Technical Center will hold its annual chili supper from 5-7 p.m. in the café at the high school. The menu features all-you-can-eat chili, soup and sandwiches, a soft drink and dessert for $5.

The evening includes raffles and corn hole. All proceeds will be used by the welding class for classroom materials and competition entry fees.

Saturday

West Frankfort Church of God will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday at both Kroger locations and Wal-Mart from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for the church’s food pantry, “Handsful on Purpose.” If you would like to make a donation or need more information, contact Larry Hazlett at 502-680-0513.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd., will hold its annual Bazaar-Burgoo-Bake Sale event from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Lunch is served beginning at 11.

The event features crafts, a silent auction, burgoo by the gallon or quart, cookbooks, book fair and more. For more information visit stpaulfrankfort@yahoo.com or call 223-5605.

An Indian Soft Walk is set for Saturday, 1-2:15 p.m. at Fort Hill Park. Participants, ages 4 and up, will gather for an introduction on Native American connections to the earth and the Indian Soft Walk.

Participants will then silently walk through the woods to a circle where they will be seated using our senses to enjoy the gifts of the earth while discovering the wonders of nature that are in the surprise basket. This family program will end with a song and questions.

The program is sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is free and open to all ages.  For more information, call the Park office at 875-8574.

Sunday

Fall tree planting is set for 1:30-5 p.m., Sunday 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/.

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St., invites young people ages 4 through high school to participate in its annual Christmas Pageant, “Celebrating the Christ Child.” It presents the Christmas story through contemporary and traditional Christmas music, scripture, and poetry in a multimedia-enhanced lessons and carols format.

Rehearsals are at the church every Sunday from 4:30-6 p.m. beginning Sunday, Nov. 4. The pageant will be presented Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5:30.

For more information, call Judy turner at 695-1586 or e-mail turnerja@fewpb.net. More information can also be found at the church’s web site, www.sfpcky.org.

Upcoming

The Capital Area Art Guild will meet Monday, Nov. 4 in the fourth floor Community Room of Farmers Bank downtown. The meeting for members is at 7 followed by the program beginning at 7:30 featuring artist Theresa Williams.

First Christian Church, 316 Ann Street, will be having its annual Christian Women’s Ministries Bazaar and Chili Luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 7. The bazaar is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with crafts, gourmet food table, antiques and collectibles, Diva’s boutique, Christmas corner, upscale yard sale, and more.

The chili luncheon is 11-1:30 and tickets are $6 each. Carryout is available for the luncheon. Tickets for the quilt raffle are $1 each and can be purchased until the time of the drawing at 7 p.m. the day of the bazaar. You don’t have to be present to win.

All proceeds from the CWM Bazaar and Chili Luncheon will go toward love gifts for students, donations to community agencies, and for service projects. For more information, contact the church office at 223-2346.

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.

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.

LEXINGTON – A Toy Train Show will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Thoroughbred Center, Paris Pike, 2.3 miles north on US 27/68 from exit 113 off I-75. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with admission being $5/adult with children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by parents.

There will be two operating train layouts on display. For more information call 859-519-7730.

Morning Pointe of Frankfort and North Benson Baptist Church are planning a food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen, Nov. 15-30. Nonperishable items can be dropped off at the front lobby of the senior living community.

All families and friends of Morning Pointe will gather for a special Thanksgiving dinner on the 18th. Every family will share a special dish adding to the annual event and this year everyone will also bring items to donate for the food drive to benefit the Frankfort Soup Kitchen.

Etta May, often referred to as the reigning queen of southern sass, takes the Grand Theatre stage Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The polyester-clad Arkansas native, wife and mother of four, often riffs on subjects near and dear to the southern sensibility.

Etta May won the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year and headlines Country Music TV’s CMT Comedy Stage. Tickets are $25, $20 and $15 and may be obtained via the website www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org or through the ticket office Monday through Friday 10-3, phone 352-7469. A limited number of tickets remained at press time.

Exhibits

Blessing of the Animals, an exhibit featuring artwork from local artists and church members, is on display in Gallery Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St., through Sunday, Nov. 18. 

Gallery Hall is open Monday through Friday, 9-4:30 and on Sundays during morning church services.  The exhibition 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.

In conjunction with Downtown Frankfort’s Candlelight Tour, a “blessing of the animals” service will conducted by Rev. Wayne Sayre in the church yard on Saturday, Nov. 10, at noon.  Participants are invited to bring their animals on leashes or in cages.

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.

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.

On exhibit Nov. 8-Dec. 15 at the Orlando Brown House: “What’s Your Story? Favorite Children’s Books.” LHHS’s holiday exhibit features favorite children’s books on loan to us from members of the community. Lend us your favorite by Friday to be included in the exhibit.

Upcoming events

Nov. 8-10, Candlelight at LHHS: The Orlando Brown House will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday with refreshments served; Liberty Hall will host a free candlelight open house on Thursday from 4-8.

Friday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m.: Paul Sawyier Public, Library lecture entitled: “Margaret Wise Brown, Golden Books, and the Rise of Children’s Picture Books” by Leonard Marcus, authority on children’s literature, and biographer of Margaret Wise Brown, whose books include Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.  Free with a reception following at the Orlando Brown House from 6-7. 

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:15 a.m., at the Kentucky Book Fair: Leonard Marcus will sign copies of his books and make a presentation on Tessering Well: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Madeline L’Engle.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of L’Engle’s most popular book, A Wrinkle in Time.  Marcus’ visit to Frankfort is made possible through a grant from the Friends of Paul Sawyier Public Library and is co-sponsored by Liberty Hall Historic Site and the Kentucky Book Fair. 

For Kids! Saturday, Nov. 10: Decorate a gingerbread house. This holiday favorite is back. Now with two sessions and more houses available. Children ages 4 and up are invited to decorate their own edible cottage. In the education center on the lower level of Liberty Hall, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. $6 for per child ($5 for Friends). Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23-24: Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House will be open.  See our special holiday exhibit, enjoy the new renovations at Liberty Hall, and shop for the holidays with special discounts in the museum store.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8: Christmas at Liberty Hall featuring candlelit tours and festive decorations from 4-8 p.m. each evening at Liberty Hall with music, foods, and stories of the past for this special celebration.  Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children; $1 discount for Friends.

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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