Frankfort & nearby
The Alton Jamboree (formerly the Alton Clark Band) will play 7-11 p.m. at The American Legion Post 7, 164 Versailles Rd. Admission is $5/person at the door.
Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St., is exhibiting Kathleen Kelly’s watercolor series “Rowdy Zinnias.” Also featured are Sandra MacDiarmid’s “Busy as a …” miniature hand-colored etchings of a honeybee.
The exhibit continues through Saturday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more information call 223-2649.
The deadline for artists to submit applications for the second annual Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall is Sunday. The show is a juried event 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.
More than 2,000 attended last year’s fair that featured sales by artists and artisans, live music, children’s art activities, and open houses at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House.
VERSAILLES – An exhibition of work by Frankfort artist Sallie Clay Lanham entitled “Art for Valentines” continues through Sunday at the Solaris Art Gallery, 224 Yellow Jacket Dr. 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 Sunday at Buddy’s Pizza, Broadway at Lewis Street. For more information call 502-229-3987.
Morgan County native Marta Elam Dorton will be the featured artist at the 7:30 p.m. Monday meeting of the Capital Area Art Guild in the Fourth Floor Community Room of downtown Farmers Bank. She will speak about her work and have some for viewing. The public is invited.
A new line dance class for beginners will be offered 1-2 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 4 at the Franklin County Senior Activity Center for those 60 and over. The first week is free then the charge is $3/session with no extra charge for the second hour. No pre-registration is necessary.
LEXINGTON – The 13th Annual Kentucky Classic Alpaca Show is set for April 13-14 at Fasig-Tipton Auction Complex, 2400 Newtown Pike. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 13 and 8:30 until the completion of the show on April 14. The show is free.
For a complete schedule and/or more information, visit kentuckyclassicalpacashow.com or kentuckyalpaccaassociation.org.
The artwork of Erika J. Kaiser is on display in the Wesley Center of First United Methodist Church, 200 Washington St. The exhibit has been extended until April 16. The gallery is open during regular church office hours in the week and during Sunday services and other programs.
Songwriter Dar Williams will perform in the Sunshine Center’s 4th Annual Caring for Kids Benefit Concert at the Grand Theatre 7:30 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $20, $25, and $35 and are available through the Grand Theatre Ticket Office, by phone at 502-352-7469 or on the web at www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) family violence prevention agency, the mission of the Sunshine Center is to create a safe, neutral, and nurturing environment for children and families in the Franklin County community and surrounding communities.
For more information, contact: Angela Cleveland, The Sunshine Center, 212 Steele St., Frankfort, KY 40601, 502-875-3495, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
Liberty Hall Historic Site, Wilkinson Street, is open for the season. The Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St. is open 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Guided tours of Liberty Hall begin at noon, 1:30 and 3 p.m. departing from the Orlando Brown House. The houses are closed on Sundays and Mondays. The grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. For more information call 227-2560.