Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby

The 2014 Lunchtime Concert Series at the Ward Oates Amphitheater continues at 11:30 with Jeri Katherine Howell. The amphitheater is next to Liberty Hall and behind the Kentucky Bar Association at the end of West Main Street. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled.

Our Beloved Ghost Tour begins at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall Historic Site, Wilkinson Street. Participants will learn about the late 19th century spiritualism movement, Mary Mason Scott, and the ghost stories surrounding Liberty Hall.  Admission is $10 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance.  This tour is appropriate for ages 12 and up and because of content, parental discretion is advised. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit or call 502-227-2560.

The second offering in the Farmers Bank Summer Concert Series will feature The Conch Republic performing at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Old Capitol, Broadway.

The Garden Club of Frankfort and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission are sponsoring the eighth annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Also included in the day’s events are a luncheon and boutique and an 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.

The next NatureProgram is a Fantasy Forest Tour at Dolly Graham Park from 2-3:30 p.m. The micro-forest is planted with nearly 200 species of native plants including endangered species, butterfly host plants and edible plants. Natural landscaper Connie May will speak about these plants, their importance to the environment and how to use them in your home landscape.
May is the creator of Fantasy Forest that is within Dolly Graham Park, which is at the corner of Second and Logan streets.
The program is sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites. It is free and open to all ages. For more information call May at 502-682-8279 or visit

Gabrielle Gayheart, Gary Johnson, Roland Herzel and Linda Marean will present a concert of music for piano quartet at 4 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 416 W. Main St. The concert is free and a reception will follow.
Now in its fourth year, the piano quartet dubbed “40 flying fingers” will utilize four pianos. The musicians will play music of Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Bizet, Grainger, Poulenc, Gershwin and Grieg as well as Arthur Benjamin’s “Jamaican Rumba.”
Leroy Anderson, arranger for the Boston Pops in the 1950s, is represented by “China Doll” and “Jazz Legato.” The closing piece, “Perpetual Commotion,” is a holdover from previous years and will leave sonic energy in your ears.

All weekend
“The Winter’s Tale,”
by William Shakespeare, directed by Kathi E.B. Ellis continues at 7 Friday and Saturday at Josephine Sculpture Park. 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 performances. Tickets are $10 and $8 in advance or $12/$8 at the gate.

SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling, continues this weekend. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Dr. David Blake, a Lexington neurologist, will be the speaker at the June 17 meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group at 5:30 p.m. at the Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave. The group is for persons with Parkinson’s Disease, their family members, caregivers and friends and others with an interest in the disease.

The Grand Theatre will present a series of special children’s programs throughout the summer. At 10 a.m. June 18, Madcap Puppets, Twain's Twisted Tails is planned. Admission is $5.
Clara’s ordinary day takes an unexpected twist when Mark Twain’s most beloved characters escape from her book! Putting them back where they belong is going to take help from Mark Twain himself.

Tickets are on sale now for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s upcoming production of “Shrek, the Musical.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors and may be purchased by calling 502-223-7529 or at the door.
Performance times and dates are 7:30 p.m. June 19-21 with 2 p.m. matinees June 21-22 in the auditorium at Western Hills High School.

The eighth annual Kings Center Fundraiser is 6-8 p.m. June 20 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. The keynote speaker is Lyndsey McGaha, television host and motivational writer. Silent auction items will be available for bidding during dinner.
The banquet is dedicated to the spirit and memory of Jimmie Haviland, who worked tirelessly to support the Kings Center programs. Tickets are $30 each or four for $100. For tickets and/or more information, contact the Kings Center at 502-227-8010 or email

Movie Night in the Park, sponsored by Commonwealth Credit Union, is June 21 on the lawn of the Old Capitol, Broadway. Activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at dusk. The movie is “Frozen.” The event is free and for a complete schedule of movie dates and locations, visit

DANVILLE — Pioneer Playhouse’s first offering in its 2014 season, “Whodunnit, Darling?” continues through June 21. For complete information about the season and/or to reserve tickets, visit or call 1-866-597-5297 or 859-236-2747.

Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historical Sites NatureCamps continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon beginning. There are five weeks of camp remaining and each week will be at a different location with a themed activity.
The camp is for children ages 4-10 who are accompanied by a “keeper” 14 years or older. Camp is free but pre-registration at the Juniper Hill Park office is required by Friday before the camp week or at the previous week’s camp. Space is limited.
For more information about NatureCamps or NaturePrograms, visit our website at
Campers are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to eat after each session.

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