Frankfort & nearby
The next program in Live at the Oates, a lunchtime concert series, features Sammy Coulter, saxophonist, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, next to Liberty Hall and behind the Kentucky Bar Association.
The unforgettable excitement of one of Motown’s most popular groups will be recaptured when Dave Revels’ “Shadows of the 60s:” A Tribute to The Four Tops” opens the Grand Theatre’s 21013-14 season 7 p.m.
At press time, tickets remained available in all price ranges priced at $20, $30 and $40 and may be purchased at the door, online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or by calling 502-352-7469. Season tickets for the are also available.
The Kings Center River Fest & Paddlers’ Challenge is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at River View Park.
River Fest offers a full day of fun including competitive and recreational kayak and canoe races on the Kentucky River, with inflatables and games for kids on land, and praise bands at the Ward Oates Amphitheater.
Race registration is $40 per team (two people) and includes canoe rental for the whole day. All proceeds go to the Kings Center, which provides a safe, healthy, fun learning environment for local kids who may not have such opportunities.
To get more information and register for races, go to kingscenter.org. River Fest is sponsored by the Kings Center, Canoe Kentucky, and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism and Convention Commission, C. Michael Davenport and Graviss McDonald’s.
LANCASTER — The Garrard County Arts Council is hosting “Come Sit a Spell and Take a Look,” 5-7 p.m. at the Owsley House, 656 Stanford Rd. The evening of entertainment and fundraising will benefit the arts council and other local organizations.
Community artists have used old windows to create decorative and functional art pieces that will be sold at auction.
Internationally-known equestrian artist, James L. Crow, has created window-art for the event and donated a numbered print of “Watchful Eye” for a silent auction.
There will be food, entertainment, tours of the Owsley House, activities for children and more.
For more information, contact Arts Council president Jean Turner at 859-792-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The rain date is Sept. 14.
GEORGETOWN — The Blue Grass Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society will host a daylily auction 7 p.m. Monday. Daylilies from Cavalier Daylily Gardens and Maryott Daylilies as well as members’ plants will be offered at the Scott County Extension Office, 1130 Cincinnati Road. For more information, call 502-857-8600 or visit daylilyfans.com/bghs.
Next up in the Frankfort Arts Foundation’s 2013-14 season is Frankfort’s Finest Flavors Culinary, Musical and Visual Arts, a benefit for the FAF set for 5-7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 502-330-2773.
A luau is planned for 7-10 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Senior Citizens Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr. Doors open at 6 with dinner available for a $5. For advance ticket information or to reserve a table, call Betsy Powell at 502-382-7913.
Tickets for the luau are and additional $5 each. The Arnold Clark Band will provide music. Proceeds from the events will be used for improvements and equipment at the center.
Reservations are now being accepted for the second annual Furever Friends Pet Adoption Expo set for Sept. 14 on the lawn of the Old Capitol, Broadway. Set up begins at 10 a.m. and the event runs from 11-3, sponsored by the Franklin County Humane Society and the Kentucky Historical Society.
For more information or to reserve a space, call 859-325-5309 or email email@example.com by Aug. 31.
Shining silver stars will be displayed throughout the Hospice Gala, Bash in the Bluegrass, Sept. 21 at the Frankfort Convention Center.
For a donation of $20 to Hospice of the Bluegrass, a “Shining Star” can be done in memory or honor of a loved one, or in appreciation of someone who was special during the care of a loved one.
Each “Shining Star” is an 11-inch silver paper star that will be inscribed with the name of the person being honored. Each person named will have an individual star.
For questions or to request an order form, call Darlene Stivers at 502-330-0523 or Chris Harp at 502-223-1744. Order forms are also available at www.hospicebg.org/bash.
Switzer Covered Bridge Day, hosted by the Switzer Ruritan Club, is set for Oct. 5. Those interested in selling crafts at the festival may call 502-330-4696 to reserve a spot. Space is limited and must be reserved in advance.
At Morning Pointe
The following events to which the public is invited have been planned for Morning Pointe of Frankfort Senior Care Residence, 68C Michael Davenport Blvd. All donations will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 502-226-5888.
νA free cookout for public service workers, 11:30-1:30 Friday.
νPancake Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Sept. 14, $5 donation.
A group exhibition by members of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Sept. 27. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8-6 Friday and 9-1 Saturday.
The Shakespeare Project, a series of six large paintings by Katherine Knight based on Shakespeare plays, is on display in the gallery at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair, through Oct. 31. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, during Grand Theatre events, and by appointment through the ticket office on Main Street.