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Compassionate Friends service 6:30 today

The Compassionate Friends Candlelight Remembrance Service is set for 6:30 p.m. TODAY at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail. The event is to honor and remember all children who have died of any cause. Guest speakers are Misti Lynn Hall and Tess Brunmeier with a special performance by singer/songwriter Michael Nunley.

‘Nunsense’ auditions at Shelby Theatre

SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical “Nunsense,” written by Dan Goggin and directed by Mike Seely, at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater. Parts are available for five women.

Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script or perform a one-minute monologue. They should also prepare a solo to perform at the audition. Performance dates are Feb. 14-16 and 21-23. The theater is located at 801 Main St. For more information, call 502-633-0222.

NARFE Christmas luncheon is Tuesday

The Capitol Chapter of NARFE invites all current or retired Federal Employees and their guest to the chapter’s annual Christmas luncheon 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Capital Plaza Hotel, Plaza Grill and Café. There will be no speaker nor any business meeting, just food and fellowship.

Millard is speaker for Woman’s Club

Jamie Millard, a Lexington historian, will be the speaker at the 12:30 p.m. Monday meeting of the Woman’s Club of Frankfort at the Woman’s Club Building, 200 Washington St. Millard has written two books and will bring copies of each. He will make a PowerPoint presentation on “Belle Brezing’s Lexington,” where she shopped, banked and how the rest of the business community viewed her.

The Woman’s Club of Frankfort is a civic organization concentrating on the betterment of women and children in need that meets at noon the second Monday of each month. Prospective members are welcome.

Kynect topic of Cantrell’s program

Karen Cantrell will conduct a program explaining health insurance plans offered through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange (kynect), at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct.

The presentation will provide an overview of the establishment of Kentucky’s Health Benefit Exchange and its organization structure; the requirements of an Exchange; premium assistance programs available on the Exchange; the enrollment process; education and outreach activities; and an update on the current status of Kentucky’s Exchange.

‘Private Lives’ Wednesday at Grand

The Grand Theatre will present a high-definition showing of the acclaimed revival of the classic comic stage play “Private Lives” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students.

The program will include a behind-the-scenes look at the West End production and a short feature on the enduring popularity of Noel Coward. The running time is about 2 hours, 20 minutes; it is rated PG-13.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Grand ticket office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469. The Grand is located at 308 St. Clair St.

‘Winter Wonders Walk’ set for Saturday

The next Nature in the Parks program is “Fantasy Forest Winter Wonders Walk” set for 2-3:15 p.m. Saturday at Dolly Graham Park, off Capital Avenue toward the Kentucky River at Second and Logan streets.

Where do butterflies and bees go in winter? How do birds and mammals find food in winter? How do they survive freezing weather without coats, hats or mittens? Join naturalist Connie May to explore Fantasy Forest and learn about the wonders of the natural world in winter. Rain (or snow) or shine.

The program is sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is free and open to all ages. For more information call Connie at 502-682-8279 or visit www.frankfortparksandrec.com.

Thomas is speaker for DAR meeting

The Susannah Hart Shelby Chapter, NSDAR, is holding its Christmas meeting 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St. State Curator and American Heritage Chairman Kay Kuster Thomas is the speaker and will share her expertise in cutting silhouettes.  

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