Here and There in Frankfort

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Frankfort
& nearby
Friday

The first ArtWalk of 2014 will be held from 5-8 p.m. The event, coordinated by Downtown Frankfort and the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, will feature more that 50 artists displaying in various media in studios at other venues in the downtown area.

The theme is “Hot, Bright & Bold.” Complete information is available at www.downtownfrankfort.com or Facebook.

All weekend
The next Nature in the Parks Program features working with the Frankfort Audubon Society to host the worldwide 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) set for Friday through Monday at three different Frankfort Parks.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period and enter those numbers on the GBBC website. More information is available at gbbc.birdcount.org.

More information may also be found about the bird count, locations and other local opportunities at Frankfort Audubon Society’s webpage, http://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.

VERSAILLES — The Woodford Theatre’s production of Harvey opens Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday then Feb. 28-March 2 at the theater, Beasley Road. Friday and Saturday stagings are at 8 p.m. with the Sunday matinees at 2. For more complete information visit woodfordtheatre.com.

Monday
RICHMOND — The bi-monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan’s Restaurant, off I-75 at exit 87. Dr. Ralph Thompson will speak on “Deceptions of World War II.” For more information call Phillip Seyfrit at 859-623-8979.

At the Grand
These shows and events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, by calling 502-352-7469 or at the door where so noted.

Friday: Country music star Marty Stuart will perform at 7:30 p.m. At press time a few tickets remained. Those interested may also contact the box office to inquire about ticket returns. Tickets are $30, $40 and $45.

Feb. 22: A Louisville-based Pink Floyd tribute group will appear at 7:30 p.m. Tickets remain in all price categories at $20, $25 and $35. Entitled Dark Side of the Wall, the tribute faithfully recreates the entire span of Pink Floyd’s career as the leading exponent of progressive rock.

Feb. 25: A special one-hour school matinee performance by the New Shanghai Circus is set for 12:30 p.m.
New Shanghai is a renowned troupe of Chinese acrobats and contortionists. As part of a millennia-old tradition, the performers often set aside time during their tours to train young people in acrobatic feats.
The matinee will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Reservations are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, contact Anne Taylor Renshaw at atcamp@dcr.net or call 502-320-1074.

Next week
& beyond
UNITE Frankfort Show Choir presents “Dancing Through Life” at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 and 22 at Capital City Christian Church, Versailles Road at Locust Lane. A reception will follow both nights.

The Bluegrass Theatre presents Almost, Maine, a new romantic comedy by John Cariani, three times in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and at a 1 p.m. matinee Feb. 22.
Tickets for dinner and drama are $30 per person and may be reserved by calling 502-233-2177. For more information visit bluegrasstheatreguild.com.

The Music on the Mountaintop series continues at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., with an Appalachian Square Dance.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 10-17. Children under 10 are admitted free.
All proceeds will benefit the Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Eastern Kentucky musician, storyteller, and dance caller Randy Wilson will lead an evening of Appalachian square dancing.

The Frankfort Rotary International Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. The evening begins with a hospitality hour and a cash bar followed by the dinner at 7.
The dinner is open to the public and tickets may be purchased for $25 per person. To make reservations, contact Paula Rutledge by Feb. 24 at paula.rutledge@redcross.org or 502-223-1795.
The theme for this year’s dinner is “State of the World 2014.” The speaker will be Dr. John D. Stempel, recently retired as senior professor at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce who served as director of the school from 1993-2003.

The Frankfort High School Drama Club will present The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. The show is based on the real life experience of Anne Frank and her family living in hiding in Nazi occupied Holland during World War II.
Stagings will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27-28 and March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2. Tickets are $6 general admission and $3 students and seniors. The play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York.

VFW Post 4075 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a Mardi Gras Party as a fundraiser for cancer aid and research from 7-10 p.m. March 1. There will be foods of New Orleans and live music for $15 per person or $25 per couple. For more information contact Margaret Logan at 502-229-1762 or email maggie121870@msn.com.

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