Frankfort and nearby
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Frankfort alumnae chapter and Kentucky State University School of Education are celebrating black history with Connecting the Past to the Present. The Saturday event is free to the public at KSU’s Hathaway Hall from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be served.
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 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.
SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Harvey, by Mary Chase, continues 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, concluding with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. The reservation line is 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main St., Shelbyville.
Mandy Barnett will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1 at the Grand Theatre. Currently the program is sold out but interested persons may contact the ticket office at 502-352-7469 to see about return tickets available for re-sale.
“In Prayer for Home and Abroad,” sponsored by Church Women United, is Saturday, March 2 at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Steele Streets. A light breakfast is at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 in fellowship hall.
Jennifer Grisham-Brown, co-founder of Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home and Preschool in Guatemala City, will show slides of the ministry and a representative from Habitat for Humanity will bring an update on its activities. The public is invited.
Tickets are on sale for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s presentation of Bad Year for Tomatoes in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel ballroom March 1-2 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.
The first of four free talks during 2013 on the Civil War sponsored by the Frankfort Civil War Round Table, Capital City Museum and Paul Sawyier Library is set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the library, 319 Wapping Street. Dr. Jim Klotter will speak on the topic, “Henry Clay, Kentucky, and the Civil War.”
Andrea Wilson Mueller, owner and designer of Inside Out Design, will bring ideas for how to use vines in your garden and landscape at a program sponsored by Capital Area Extension Master Gardeners beginning with refreshments 5 p.m. Tuesday March 5 at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct. The program begins at 5:30 and the cost is $5 per person.
Tickets are on sale now for the Franklin County Republican Women’s Club’s Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, March 9 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Hospitality begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7. Rep. Andy Barr will be the speaker.
Tickets are $30/person before Feb. 28 and $35 after. They are available Monday through Thursday at the Kentucky Republican Headquarters, 330-1764.
LEXINGTON – The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention is set for March 16-17 in Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center. The event features more than 40 celebrity media guests and hundreds of locally and nationally known artists, exhibitors, and vendors of all things pop culture.
The show is open to the general public from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 16 and 10-4 March 17. Discounted general admissions and more information are available online at www.lexingtoncomiccon.com. Tickets will also be available at the door both days.
LEXINGTON – The 11th Annual Bluegrass Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Conference is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Clarion Hotel. The conference is for grandparents/relatives and professionals and includes a variety of workshops on legal, financial, mental health and parenting topics.
The registration fee (including lunch) is $5 for grandparents/relatives and $50 for professionals (includes CEUs for social work and CLEs for law). For more information or to register contact the Fayette County Extension Office, 859-257-5582 or fayetteextension.com.
Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall invites artists to submit applications for the second annual juried fine art and craft fair that will be held in the gardens at Liberty Hall on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The 2013 jury application for artists may be downloaded at the fair’s web site www.artinthegradensatlibertyhall.org. Between 50 and 60 artists will be selected for this year’s fair. The deadline for applying is March 31.
VERSAILLES – An exhibition of work by Frankfort artist Sallie Clay Lanham entitled “Art for Valentines” continues at the Solaris Art Gallery, 224 Yellow Jacket Dr. For more information call 859-536-2385.
The Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians spring dance sessions are being held in the Thorn Hill Education Center gym 7-9 p.m. each Friday through 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).