Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby

Downtown Frankfort, through sponsorship by KECU, will host ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m.
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

Friday & Saturday
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. Friday  and 2-6 p.m. Saturday.
The boutique offers designer bargains for the entire family starting at $1. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s programs and HBCU scholarships.

The Switzer Ruritan Club is hosting its 26th annual Spring Fish Fry from 5-7 p.m. at North Fork Baptist Church, 3660 Rocky Branch Road. The menu includes fried fish, coleslaw, onion rings, hush puppies, desserts 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.

A spring plant sale is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon 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 or call 502-227-2560.

The Frankfort Children Singers will present a spring concert at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. Admission is free.

The Kentucky Historical Society will present “A Brief History of Nursing in Kentucky” Wednesday at noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.
Jo Ann M. Wever, professor emeritus, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, will talk about the development of the nursing profession in Kentucky.
Lunch will be served, and reservations are required by Friday. The cost is $20 for KHS members and $25 for non-members.
For more information contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414.

The appearance by legendary singer Darlene Love at the Grand Theatre Wednesday will have a Kentucky connection. Love will be accompanied by pianist Lee Carroll of the Louisville group Tin Can Buddha.
Tickets for the performance are $40, $55 and $65 and may be purchased online at the Grand Theatre Web site,, 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.

The Senator’s Brown Neighborhood Walking Tour will be Thursday starting at 5 p.m. at the Orlando Brown House.
Walkers will explore the history of early 1800s Frankfort as tour guides point out some of the most notable buildings and sites where history took root.
Maps, photographs and historic documents will enhance the tour.
The cost is $10, and registration is required as light refreshments will be served at the end of the one-hour tour.
To make a reservation, call the Liberty Hall Historic Site at 502-227-2560. For more information, visit or call 502-227-2560.

Franklin County High School will host its 22nd annual Vernissage student art rental auction Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria.
This gallery event will offer food and live music performed by FCHS students.
The Franklin County High School art department presents a cross-section of student work to the community, and members of the community are invited to participate in the silent auction.
Students’ work will be exhibited throughout the community until the following spring, at which time the artwork is returned and the process starts over.

The Capital City Chorale will present its spring concert, “Celebrate America,” at 7:30 p.m. May 29 in the House Chambers of the Old Capitol. Admission will be $15.

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