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Lincoln, featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, winner of the Best Actor award in the recent Academy Award ceremonies will be shown 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St.

Admission is $8 per person and tickets may be purchased at the door, by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 502-352-7469.


Bee Friendly Frankfort is set for most of the day at Kentucky State University and around Frankfort. For a complete schedule of classes and events, visit

In support of Bee Friendly Frankfort, Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St., is exhibiting Kathleen Kelly’s “bee’s eye view” of her watercolor series Rowdy Zinnias. Also featured are Sandra MacDiarmid’s “Busy as a …” miniature hand-colored etchings of a honeybee.

The exhibit continues through March 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information call 223-2649.

Tickets are on sale for the Franklin County Republican Women’s Club’s Lincoln Day Dinner 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.


Franklin County High School Drama and Choral Departments will perform the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “Oklahoma!”, Thursday through Sunday, March 14-17. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

The show, one of the duo’s most famous, takes place just after the turn of the 20th century in the territory now known as the state of Oklahoma. It includes such well-known songs as “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “Oklahoma!”

A Wild West Character Breakfast will be held from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 9. For $5, you’ll get pancakes, sausage and a drink. Game tickets can be purchased and used for face painting, decorating a bandana, square dance lessons, games and more.

Corporate sponsors include: Jett Starbucks, Pic Pac, Frankfort Kiwanis, Farmers Bank, Drs. Burch, Renshaw, Wix and Assoc., Five Oaks Communications, Links2Frankfort.

The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., is screening two additional Academy Awarding-winning movies on successive weekends in March following the screening of Lincoln this Friday and Saturday.

The movies begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $8 per person for each movie. Tickets may be purchased at the door, by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 502-352-7469.

The musical Les Miserables will be shown March 15-16 on the Grand’s big, new movie screen. Anne Hathaway won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal as Fantine in the musical based on a novel by Victor Hugo. Les Miserables is rated PG-13.

The Grand series concludes with Argo, the Best Motion Picture of the Year, March 22-23. The movie, directed by and starring Ben Affleck and co-produced by George Clooney, tells the dramatic true story of the extraction of six American fugitives from Iran. Alan Arkin won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Argo carries an “R” rating.

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 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

Good Shepherd School Book Fair is set for March 18-22 at the school, Shepherd Way off Leestown Road. Times are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and until 7:30 p.m. March 21. Also on March 21, a chili supper will be held from 4:45-6:15 p.m. and an open house/science fair, 5:30-7:30.

Western Hills High School is producing “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” March 21-23 in the school auditorium. Ticket’s are $5 each and available at the door. The play is based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and is called a “science fiction thriller.” 

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 Between 50 and 60 artists will be selected for this year’s fair. The deadline for applying is March 31.


The artwork of Erika J. Kaiser is on display in the Wesley Center of First United Methodist Church, 200 Washington St., through March. The gallery is open during regular church office hours in the week and during Sunday services and other programs.

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., through March. For more information call 859-536-2385.

The work of Frankfort artist Sandra Hall Carlton featuring continuous line/upside-down ink drawings is on display through March at Buddy’s Pizza, Broadway at Lewis Street. For more information call 502-229-3987.

The work of Frankfort printmaker Anna Marie Pavlik entitled “Natural Selection” is being exhibited through April at the Good Foods Café, 455 Southland Dr., Lexington. For more information visit

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).

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