The Music on the Mountaintop concert series at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., continues at 7 p.m. featuring Appalachian singer, songwriter and dancer Carla Gover.
The performance is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed, and light refreshments will be available.
The concerts, held the second Friday of each month, are aimed at helping promote a sense of community in downtown Frankfort while highlighting Kentucky’s unique musical heritage. For more information, visit www.ascensionfrankfort.org or call 502-223-0557.
A pancake breakfast is set for 7:30-10 a.m. at Morning Pointe of Frankfort Senior Care Residence, 68C Michael Davenport Blvd. A $5 donation is suggested and all proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, call 502-226-5888.
The second annual Furever Friends Pet Adoption Expo is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Old Capitol lawn sponsored by the Franklin County Humane Society and the Kentucky Historical Society.
The Woods & Waters Land Trust presents Extravaganza 2013 featuring Stirfry Musette in concert 6 p.m. at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic. WWLT will serve complimentary hors d’ oeuvres. Advance tickets are available at the Tourism Commission, 100 Capital Ave. or online.
The event will feature a live auction with guest auctioneers Richard Taylor and Charlie Jones.
WWLT is dedicated to protecting and connecting landscapes and people in the lower Kentucky River watershed. All proceeds go toward land protection in this region.
For complete information about the event, including ticket prices and auction items, visit http://www.woodsandwaterstrust.org/extravaganza/.
Josephine Sculpture Park celebrates its fourth annual Fall Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The public is invited to attend this event, which features outdoor sculptures, murals, walking paths, music, workshops and demonstrations at 3355 Old Lawrenceburg Rd.
The park is free and open every day from dawn until dusk. Event parking is $5 per car Sunday only.
For more information and a full schedule, visit josephinesculpturepark.org and find the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/josephinesculpturepark.
Seeing The Help in Kentucky: Episodes and Trajectories in the History of Domestic Service is set for noon Sept. 18 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway. The cost is $25 and the reservation deadline is Friday. For more information or to make reservations, call 502-564-1792. ext. 4414. The event is one of the Kentucky Historical Society’s “Food For Thought” luncheons.
The DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra (DOHO) brings its big band sound to the Grand Theatre 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Co-directors Vince DiMartino and Miles Osland, nationally known and respected musicians, lead a 17-member band comprised of the area’s top university music professors and professional musicians.
Tickets are $20, $15 and $10 and may be purchased at the door, online or at the Grand Theatre website http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org or by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3p.m., or by calling 502-352-7469. Tickets remain in all price ranges.
DiMartino, lead and solo trumpet for some of jazz music’s greatest, along with master saxophonist Miles Osland, present an evening of contemporary as well as traditional jazz and big band music.
The Altrusa Community Gala is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. The event features a silent auction, dinner and music. Tickets are $20/individual or $30 couple. For reservations or more information, call Adell Kemper at 502-545-2080.
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.
SHELBYVILLE — Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are 7 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 at the theatre, 801 Main St.
Parts are available for actors of all ages. Those auditioning should be prepared to do cold readings from the script and sing a Christmas carol of their choice.
Performance dates are Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 1, 6-8. The play is directed by Craig Highley. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present Don Coffey’s new play, Maisie’s Dead, at the Thornhill Educational Center, 700 Leslie Ave., 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28, Oct. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and will be sold at the door prior to each show. For further information call 502-233-PLAY.
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.
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.
The fall dance session has started for the 2013 community dances, sponsored by the Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians. The dances take place every Friday from 7-9 p.m. with a potluck snack/refreshment break at 8.
The dances run through Nov. 22 at the Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave., except for Sept. 27 and Oct. 4, when they move to the Frankfort School of Ballet, 340 St. Clair St.
The cost for the entire season is $20 for an individual, $30 for two people registered as partners, and $40 for three or more people from the same family.
Prices for a single night are $2 for one person, $5 for a couple and $8 for a family. The first night is free.
For more information call John Penn at 502-226-1093, Wendy Howe at 502-319-1483, George Fowler at 502-227-7543, Karen Friley and Trent Ripley at 502-352-1801 or Don Coffey at 502-747-5700.