Here and There in Frankfort

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Frankfort
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TONIGHT

The fourth annual Western Hills High School Spring Sing will be held at 7 p.m. 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.  

Opening tonight
Westridge Elementary School’s
performing arts department is staging “Alice in Wonderland” opening at 7 p.m. at the school on Devils Hollow Road. The musical continues at 7 p.m. Friday, concluding with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.
All performances are in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at the door.

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

Sunday
The family NatureProgram “Secret of the Birds” will be 2-3:30 p.m. at Cove Spring Wetland led by Gary Sprandel of the Frankfort Audubon Society and Julia Rome. Participants will learn about local birds through activities, seeing beautiful birds, and viewing the wetland birds.
Participants will learn about differences in birds like their personalities, their calls, nesting habits, eating habits and some fun bird facts or secrets. Everyone is invited to share bird stories and binoculars are optional.
Meet in the wetland parking lot across from Cove Spring Park entrance. The program is sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites, is free and open to all ages.  For more information, visit the Parks website at www.frankfortparksandrec.com or call 502-875-8575.

Upcoming
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 Maggie121870@msn.com 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.

The Grand Theatre will present a live, high-definition broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Giaochino Rossini’s opera “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella) at 1 p.m. May 10.
 Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato plays the title character in her Met debut in the role. Tenor Juan Diego Florez sings the role of Prince Charming. Fabio Luisi will conduct the Met Orchestra. “La Cenerentola” is sung in Italian with English subtitles. The running time is about 3 hours 15 minutes.
Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased at the door, at 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.

SHELBYVILLE — Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Funny Girl, by Jule Styne, Bob Merrill and Isobel Lennart, will be at 7 p.m. May 12 and 13 at the theatre, 801 Main St. Cyndi Powell-Skellie directs the play. Performance dates are Aug. 8-10, 15-17.
Those planning to audition should come prepared with 16 measures of a song to showcase their vocal style. They will also be asked to read cold from the script and should wear appropriate clothing for a movement audition.
Parts are available for a female lead and an ensemble consisting of at least eight men and eight women, who will play various parts as well as chorus roles.

Downtown Frankfort, through sponsorship by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, will host its springtime ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. May 16.
The event will showcase some 25 ArtStops featuring galleries, studios and more that are displaying the works of numerous local, state and regional artists. Paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and other media will be on exhibit, many with a “Woods & Waters” theme.
Participants can walk to the various locations or catch the free downtown shuttle bus. Prizes will be offered and map cards are available at numerous locations with full info at www.downtownfrankfort.com.
And, as a preview the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in the Kentucky Employees Credit Union will host the ArtWalk “Sneak Peek” Exhibit May 6-15 during regular business hours. At the gallery many of the downtown artists will be exhibiting examples of their work.
 A reception for the artists, with an opportunity to vote on a People’s Choice cash award, will be held from 5-7 p.m. May 9.

The Switzer Ruritan Club is hosting its 26th annual Spring Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. May 16 at North Fork Baptist Church, 3660 Rocky Branch Road. The menu includes fried fish, coleslaw, onion rings, hush puppies, deserts and beverages.  The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 8 years old.
The event will be held rain or shine under the pavilion and in the Fellowship Hall. Parking is provided at the church.

The Frankfort/Lexington Links Chapter will host Revive Boutique in the Exum Center on the campus of Kentucky State University, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 16 and May 17 and 2-6 p.m. May 18.
The boutique offers designer bargains for the entire family starting at $1. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s programs and HBCU scholarships.

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