Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby

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

The Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series begins at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Capitol, Broadway. This week’s concert features the March Madness Marching Band, from Lexington, and Rebel Without a Cause.
The series continues on alternate Fridays through the summer. For a complete listing of bands, visit

A yard sale to benefit Relay for Life will be held beginning at 8 a.m. at the West Frankfort Church of God, 1518 Louisville Road. Food will also be available.

 A tour of the Old Good Shepherd Church, 310 Wapping St., and an ice cream social are planned for 2-4 p.m. The Franklin County Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting the tour, where those attending will hear the history of the building and plans for its future use.

LEXINGTON — The Arthritis Foundation of Lexington is holding the 11th annual Walk to Cure Arthritis beginning at 9 a.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Register for the walk at the park.

Edward Coffman, Ph.D., will speak at a meeting of the Frankfort Civil War Roundtable on the topic, “Thomas Hines, Confederate Spy and Special Operations Officer” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Sawyier Library, 319 Wapping St. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Charles Bogart at 502-227-2436.

The Franklin County Council of Garden Clubs will host a “Meet & Greet” event from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library.
The event is to celebrate National Garden Club Week and will be an opportunity to meet Adam Leonberger, the new Franklin County Extension horticulture agent, view educational exhibits and participate in a hands-on youth activity.  Refreshments will be served.

Capital Expo Festival is set for June 5-7 at the Capital Plaza. The annual event features food, entertainment, rides and arts and crafts.

Boone Day is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7 at the Kentucky Historical Society, Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway. There will be a concert performance by President Lincoln’s Own Band from Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster movie “Lincoln,” along with entertainment by the Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians.
Award-winning novelist, poet and farmer Wendell Berry and state historian Dr. James Klotter will share their vision of the commonwealth’s future at a special luncheon.
Admission is $10 at the door for all activities, exhibits and tours except the lunch and panel discussion, which is $30 for KHS members and $40 for non-members reservations and prepayment is required and due by Friday. Call Julia Curry, 502-564-1792, ext. 4414.

Civil War Sesquicentennial, The Confederate Assault on Frankfort is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 7 at Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill, 400 Clifton Ave. Admission is free and the event includes guided tours, living history camp, artillery salute, talks about the Civil War in Frankfort and more. For more information call 502-696-0607 or visit

 “The Winter’s Tale,” by William Shakespeare, directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis will be performed at Josephine Sculpture Park at 7 p.m. June 5-7, 12-14.  The park entrance is at 3355 Lawrenceburg Road.
Tickets for the performance can be purchased in advance at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union and Completely Kentucky. They will also be available at the park prior to each evening’s performance. Tickets are $10 and $8 in advance or $12/$8 at the gate.

DANVILLE — The 25th Great American Band Festival is June 5-8. Nearly all events of this salute to brass band music are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule visit

DANVILLE — Pioneer Playhouse opens its 2014 season with “Whodunnit, Darling?” June 6-21. For complete information about the season and/or to reserve tickets, visit or call 1-866-597-5297 or 859-236-2747.

The Ladies Auxiliary VFW 4075 will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. June 7 in the parking lot of the Board of Tourism, 100 Capital Ave. The event will include a bake sale and all proceeds from the yard and bake sale will be given for cancer research.
In case of rain the event will be cancelled. For more information call Margaret Logan at 502-229-1762

The Capital City Shrine Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7-10 a.m. June 7 at VFW Post 4075, 104 E. Second St. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and milk. All proceeds will benefit Shrine Club operations.

SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling will be staged June 6-7, 13-14 at 7:30 p.m., and June 8 and 15 at 2:30 p.m. All performances are at the theatre, 801 Main St.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students. Tickets to the opening night dinner on June 6 are an additional $20 each. For reservations, call 502-633-0242. Rick Reinle directs the play.

The Garden Club of Frankfort and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission are sponsoring the eighth annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.
Also included in the day’s events are a luncheon and boutique and antique appraisal fair at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath. The luncheon is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and the boutique and antique appraisal from 10-3.
The proceeds from these three events go to help fund Frankfort beautification projects such as the Wilkinson Boulevard median improvements and the Frankfort Cemetery Chapel.
Tickets for the tour of homes and gardens are $15 and the lunch is $15. They are available at any of the homes, the Country Club, or at the Frankfort Tourism Center, 100 Capital Ave.

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