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A fundraising cookout will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Morning Pointe, 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The cost is $5 per person for a cheeseburger or hotdog, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, a drink and cookies. Dine in, take out or delivery is available by calling 502-226-5888.

Westridge Elementary School’s performing arts department will host a fundraising breakfast from 9-11 a.m. in the school cafeteria in support of its upcoming spring musical, “Alice in Wonderland.”
The cost is $5 per person and the menu features a pancake bar with bacon and sausage, fruit, pastries and desert table. Cast members will be on hand and dressed as their characters and performers will perform/serenade. There will be door prizes, games and face painting.
The musical will be staged at 7 p.m. May 1-2 and at 2 p.m. May 3 in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door.

The Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort scholarship program begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Western Hills High School. Admission is $10 at the door for all ages.
The event is a college scholarship program presented by the Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort, the modern version of the Frankfort Junior Miss Program. Seventeen high school juniors will compete for the title.

The Grand Theatre will present a live, high-definition broadcast a live HD performance of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” from the Metropolitan Opera at 1 p.m. The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles.
The running time is about 3 hours, 40 minutes. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students.
Tickets may be purchased at the door, the ticket office at 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.

As part of the Nature in the Parks program, Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites is sponsoring Spring Wildflower Walks at Cove Spring Park. The final walk in this year’s series is 2-3:30 p.m. for all ages.
Participants should meet at the shelter by the waterfall at the main park on the east side of U.S, 127 near the Thorn Hill Bypass. Wear appropriate shoes for hiking and clothing for weather conditions. For more information visit

The Kentucky State University Gospel Ensemble will present “Preserving The Legacy, Embracing Our Future,” a 45th reunion concert at 4 p.m. in Bradford Hall’s Carl H. Smith Auditorium on the campus of Kentucky State University.
Admission is $5 per person at the door. For more information, call 502-597-6600 or go online to

All weekend
SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of “The Foreigner,” by Larry Shue concludes this weekend with 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, all at the theater, 801 Main St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Jack Wann directs the performance.

The fourth annual Western Hills High School Spring Sing will be held at 7 p.m. May 1 in the school’s media center. The event, sponsored by the Western Hills Choral Department, features individuals and groups performing selections from various genre, such as classical, folk, pop, and musical theater. Desserts will be provided. Admission is $5 and proceeds will benefit the Senior Chorus Scholarship.  

The second annual CASA Derby Eve Gala is set for 6-11 p.m. May 2 at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson. The evening features appetizers, dinner, wine and bourbon tastings, one drink ticket, cash raffle along with live and silent auctions, live music featuring Ivory Joe & the Midnight Howlers and a Derby Hat Contest.
Former Gov. Paul Patton and first lady Judi Patton will serve as celebrity co-hosts.
Tickets are $64 per person and reserved tables of eight are $525. For more information or tickers, call Rene True at 859-312-6398.

The Governor’s Downtown Derby Celebration is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Derby Day, May 3. The event features entertainment, food and activities for all ages.

The Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4075 is having a yard and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. May 9, at the post on Second Street. Weather permitting, the event will be outside featuring household and handmade items.
Tables are available for $20 each and may be reserved by contacting Margaret Logan at or call 502-223-5163. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer aid and research. Contact Logan for more information.

The annual Spring Market Plant Sale sponsored by Capital Area Extension Master Gardeners will be held on the front lawn of the Old Capitol on Broadway from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. May 10.
There will be plants, garden accessories, children’s activities, hypertufa fairy houses, hanging baskets, handmade soaps, honey and more.
Proceeds will go to support CAMG projects, educational programs for the community, and the $2,000 CAMG scholarship offered each year to a local college student majoring in horticulture or allied subject.

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