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LEXINGTON – The WKYT Sport Boat and Recreation Show continues through Sunday in Heritage Hall and Rupp Arena. Hours are 1-9 p.m. TODAY and Friday, 9-9 Saturday and 10-5 Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children 3-13 with children two and under admitted free.

The event features a petting zoo, trout tank and a zip line across Rupp Arena.

VERSAILLES ­— The Woodford Theatre will stage Driving Miss Daisy on Feb. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2.

The box office opens one hour before show times and tickets may be ordered on line at or by calling the box office at 859-873-0648.


A reception for the artists participating in the Feb. 8 ArtWalk will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Jane Chancellor Gallery in the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr.

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s presentation of Bad Year for Tomatoes in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel ballroom March 1 and 2 with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 and a matinee March 2 with lunch at 1 and the show at 2. Tickets for dinner and the show are $25 and must be paid in advance. Call 223-2117 for reservations.


Betty Beshoar, of Frankfort, will make a presentation 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at the meeting of the Capital Area Art Guild in the fourth floor community room of Farmers Bank downtown. The public is invited. The CAAG meeting is at 7 p.m.

Beshoar’s work is on exhibit at the Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St. and in the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union. Her studio is in the McClure Building and will be part of the Feb. 8 ArtWalk.

The first ArtWalk of 2013 will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in downtown Frankfort. Sponsored by Downtown Frankfort Inc. and the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, more than 20 studios, galleries and exhibition spaces will be displaying the works of more than 50 artists, many of whom will be on site during ArtWalk.

Paintings, sketches, photography, pottery, jewelry and more represent the variety and vibrancy of local artists’ creative expressions. Complete ArtWalk information is available at

In conjunction with ArtWalk, the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery is hosting the ArtWalk “Sneak Peek” Exhibit through Feb. 6 that offers a sampling of the work of those participating in the ArtWalk.

The Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians spring dance session will be held in the Thorn Hill Education Center gym 7-9 p.m. beginning Friday, Feb. 8 through Friday, April 26. The dances are simple and fun for the whole family. 

 The cost for all 12 dances is $20 for individuals, $30 for couples and $40 for the entire family. The charge at the door is, respectively, $3, $5 and $8. For more information call John Penn (226-1093), Phyllis Rogers (875-3713), Sylvia and Don Coffey (502- 747-5700), George Fowler (227-7543) or Trent Ripley (352-1801).

Good Shepherd School, 75 Shepherd Way, is hosting An Evening in Paris Saturday, Feb. 9. Drinks and appetizers are at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7. There will also be live and silent auctions, a $5,000 cash prize raffle with the drawing at 10 and entertainment. For more information call 227-4511, 223-5041 or visit

The Grand Theatre has a full slate of activities on tap for February. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, 312 Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 352-7469 or go to

nLadysmith Black Mambazo featuring African a capella harmonies is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

nDance Kaleidoscope’s “Old Blue Eyes,” contemporary dance to Frank Sinatra classics is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

nRigoletto by Verdi, “La Donna e Mobile” is 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre’s upcoming production of Harvey, by Mary Chase, will be staged Feb. 15-16, 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. The reservation line is 502-633-0242 and will open on Feb. 1. The theatre is located at 801 Main St., Shelbyville.

LOUISVILLE – The National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull is set for Feb. 13-16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For complete details, visit, or

Former Miss Kentucky State University Shana McCombs is kicking off her “Let Go! Let God!” 2013 tour at Kentucky State University 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in Bradford Hall  Auditorium. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is sponsoring the event.

“Let Go! Let God”  is a  comical spiritual play that showcases the writer’s conviction that “spiritual ignorance” occurs when individuals “… don’t let go and let God.”

Cast members are Aynna Parr, Imani Gordan, Bridgette McCombs, Jasmine Jones, Allison May, Christian Radford, Nicholas Williams, Barry Jones, Linden Harris,  Kenneth Ellis, Latyon Boyd,  Edward Simmons, and Kelvin Byers, all students or graduates of Kentucky State University.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and the public is invited. For more information or reserved seating, call McCombs, 270-719-1042.

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