Here and There in Frankfort

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Frankfort
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Friday

The Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4075 is having a yard and bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. 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 502-223-5163. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer aid and research. Contact Logan for more information.

A reception for the artists participating in ArtWalk, with an opportunity to vote on a People’s Choice cash award, will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in the Kentucky Employees Credit Union.
The reception is part of the ArtWalk “Sneak Peek” Exhibit that continues through May 15 during regular KECU business hours. At the gallery many of the artists participating in ArtWalk are exhibiting examples of their work.
Downtown Frankfort, through sponsorship by the KECU, will host 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.

Saturday
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. 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 an 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.
 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.

Sunday
A benefit for Justin Rhodes will be held from 2-6 p.m. at the Carter House in Lakeview Park. The event will feature a silent auction, 50/50 pot, raffle items, refreshments, cakewalk and items for sale. DJ Mark Hoover with GreenFactory will also be playing.
Rhodes, the son of Dusty and Mary Rhodes of Frankfort, is battling stage 4 colon cancer and currently is receiving treatments every three weeks at the Cancer Treatments Centers of America in Chicago. Proceeds from the event will help pay his medical expenses.

The Capital City Community Band, under the direction of Thomas Brawner III, along with the concert bands of Western Hills High School, directed by Stephanie Wallace, will present a concert honoring the late Chris Conway at 2 p.m. at WHHS. The concert is called, “Remembering a Legend.”
Conway, who died suddenly recently, was a long-time member of the band and prominent on the local music scene.

Monday
The A Cappella Choir of Bowling Green State University, under the direction of Mark Munson, Ph.D., will present a 7 p.m. concert at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. A freewill offering will be taken.

Upcoming
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. Monday and Tuesday 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.

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.

A spring plant sale is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon May 17 on the patio behind the Orlando Brown House, part of the Liberty Hall Historic House on Wilkinson Street.
Plants are from cuttings taken from LHHS gardens. Plants available may include northern catalpa, bee balm, yellow flag, interrupted fern, foxglove, daylilies, herbs and more. For more information, visit www.libertyhall.org or call 502-227-2560.

The appearance by legendary singer Darlene Love at the Grand Theatre May 21 will have a Kentucky connection. Love will be accompanied by three members of the Louisville group Tin Can Buddha. They are pianist Lee Carroll and vocalists Gail Wynters and Coralee Townie.
Love’s status as a pop icon has been solidified in recent years. In 2011, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And just two months ago, she appeared at the Academy Awards to be acknowledged for her role in the Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom,” a film that tells the fascinating story of pop backup singers from the 1960s to today.
Love first gained fame in the early 1960s as the voice of Phil Spector-produced hits such as “He’s a Rebel.” For the past 27 years, she has sung her seasonal classic “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home”) on The Late Show with David Letterman.  
Tickets for the performance are $40, $55 and $65 and may be purchased online at the Grand Theatre Web site, http://www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org, or by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The phone number is 502-352-7469.

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