Frankfort & nearby
A collection of photography by Alexey Stiop is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Dec. 6. A reception for the artist will be held 5-7 p.m.
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.
Burgoo and Brew at the Browns’ is 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Orlando Brown House. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information about the event, call Liberty Hall Historic Site at 502-227-2560.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s staging of Don Coffey’s new play, Maisie’s Dead, continues 7:30 Friday at the Thornhill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. It continues 7:30 p.m. Saturday, concluding with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
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.
VERSAILLES — The Woodford Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical, a comedy based on the hit movie that centers around three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. The play opens Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday and then Oct. 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday stagings are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr., a part of the Falling Springs Recreational Center.
Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students. Groups of 20 or more receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets call 859-873-0648 or visit www.woodfordtheatre.com.
GEORGETOWN — The Festival of the Horse continues through Sunday in downtown Georgetown.
Switzer Covered Bridge Day, hosted by the Switzer Ruritan Club, is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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 event features food, entertainment, arts and crafts and a quilt raffle to fund the club’s scholarship.
Friends of the Franklin County Farmers Market and FrankfortCAN will hold a Farm/Solar Tour 2013 departing from the Farmers Market Pavilion 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Visit some of the farms that produce our food and see how the farming community uses solar energy.
For more information or to register, visit www.FCMarket.org or call 502-219-1856. The cost is $10/person; free for children 12 and under.
The Franklin County High School Flyer Band is sponsoring a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings. A percentage of food sales all day will go to the band boosters to help fund a trip in the spring for the band to march in the Walt Disney World Parade.
The 25th annual Franklin County toy drive motorcycle run is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in the Walmart parking lot. Those wishing to donate for the Franklin County Fire Department’s toy drive for underprivileged children may drive by and do so. All motorcyclists are welcome to assist. For more information call Hoss at 502-229-8454.
The Music on the Mountaintop concert series at the Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), 311 Washington Street, continues 7 p.m. Oct. 11 featuring Rich and the Po’ Folk, an old-time string band that explores the full range of traditional mountain music. The performance is free and no reservations are needed. Light refreshments will be available.
These programs have been planned and are sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites. For more information about Nature in the Parks, NatureCamps, NaturePrograms, NatureField Trips and other programs, visit frankfortparksandrec.com.
Carroll Young, a Frankfort Parks nature guide, will lead a photo safari 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Cove Spring Park. Participants will receive tips on taking exceptional photos in nature as they shoot pictures at Cove Spring. All types of cameras are welcome.
The program is free and open to all ages. Participants should meet at the shelter near the waterfall in the main park on the east side of U.S. 127 near the Thornhill Bypass. For more information call Carroll at 502-223-4657.
Fall NatureCamp is planned for 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 8 and Oct. 10 and is geared to all ages. Children must be accompanied by a “keeper” 14 years or older.
The Tuesday program is “Camp Fire Cooking” at Fort Hill Park. Participants will learn how to cook on a campfire and sing songs around the campfire with a marshmallow roast.
Thursday, the program is a “Wetland Scavenger Hunt” at Cove Spring Wetland. Participants should meet at the Wetland entrance (across from Cove Spring entrance) and walk down to the boardwalk shelter. Teams will get the Wetland Scavenger Hunt list and start the hunt looking for all kinds of nature while learning why wetlands are important.
The NatureProgram, “A Tree Scavenger Hunt and Leaf Printing,” will be 2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Cove Spring Par. This program is great for families and all ages.
At the Grand
The following events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Here’s how to purchase tickets: online at the website, 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.
Dwight Icenhower, a three-time champion Elvis Presley tribute artist will perform 7:30 TONIGHT. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35.
The new season of live, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins 1 p.m. Saturday with a new production of Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are $23 each, $18 for students. In addition to through the ticket office they may also be purchased at the door. The running time is about four hours.
Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure is the latest high-definition presentation at the Grand Theatre. The video event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students. The running time is about 90 minutes.
The National Gallery in London is staging a critically acclaimed exhibition of the work of the 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. Only about 30 of Vermeer’s paintings are known to exist today, including his iconic “Girl with a Pearl Earring” that inspired a popular movie. The exhibition highlights the relationship between Vermeer and the music of his time. The video presentation also will offer new insights into how his techniques and materials affected his work.
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. 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.