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Spellapalooza Friday
The fifth annual Spellapalooza is set for Friday at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner, bake sale and live auction. The competition follows at 6.
Proceeds benefit the Thorn Hill Education Center to help pay for programs that provide transportation and child care for students. Call 502-875-1481 or email marylynn41@hotmail.com for more information.

‘Fast Times’ Friday
at Grand Theater

 “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” rated R, will be shown at the Grand Theater, St. Clair St. at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
This film follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California and is based on the real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe.
Tickets are $6 and are available at the door or may be purchased in advance by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., or by calling 502-352-7469.

Chautauqua opens with patriotic program
The Capital City Community Band will join with the First United Methodist Church Summer Choir at the annual Chautauqua Summer Arts series at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St.
The patriotic program will celebrate the 200th birthday of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The series continues on Aug. 17 and 24. All programs are free.

State historian to
speak in Richmond

RICHMOND — Dr. James Klotter, Kentucky’s state historian, will be the speaker at the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Ryan’s Restaurant in Richmond. The topic of the presentation will be “Kentucky during World War II.”
For more information, contact Phillip Seyfrit at 859-623-8979.

Summer Artwalk set
for Aug. 22 downtown

A summer ArtWalk is set for 5-8 p.m. Aug. 22. Meet the artists and have refreshments at the venues while experiencing art demonstrations.
Along the way, there will be live music and short theater vignettes from the upcoming Paul Sawyier outdoor drama “Two Loves and a River” — all within a five-block area downtown.
For a map and full listing, pick up an ArtWalk brochure at many downtown locations or visit www.downtownfrankfort.com. This event is sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union and organized by Downtown Frankfort, Inc.  
On the same evening of ArtWalk, there will be a Capital City Blues and River Festival until 10 p.m. at the Ward Oates Amphitheatre.

Battle of Richmond
re-enactment Aug. 23-24

The Battle of Richmond Annual Re-enactment will be at Richmond’s Battlefield Park on Aug. 23-24. Both military and civilian camps will open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with battles being fought at 2 p.m. each day.
For more information and directions to the battlefield and visitor’s center, visit www.battleofrichmond.org or call 859-248-1974 or 859-624-0013.

Reunions
African American schools

All former students and friends of Clinton Street, Mayo-Underwood and Rosenwald Laboratory Schools are invited to attend a reunion Aug. 22-23 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. For additional information, contact Cornelia Calhoun at 502-223-2930.

Gilkerson/Gilkison family
A reunion is planned for the Gilkerson/Gilkison family from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 30 at Legion Hall, Legion Road in Paris. Bring your family tree information and display items, along with a covered dish to share. For more details, contact Deloris Brooks at 859-987-4744 or Joyce Dean at 859-948-7064.

FCHS class of 1974
The Franklin County High School class of 1974 will celebrate its 40th class reunion Aug. 29-30. The weekend will feature several events including a golf scramble to benefit Special Olympics, a mixer at the summer concert on the Old Capitol lawn and a dinner/dance at the Frankfort Country Club.
The cost is $60 per person at the door or mail a check made payable to FCHS Class of ’74 and mail to: Karen Sayre DiRaimo , 1651 Donelwal Drive, Lexington, KY 40511. For details contact Karen Ellis at k.ellis_ky@live.com or call 502-320-2314.

Club meetings
Monday

Capital City Toastmasters Club, noon-1 p.m., lower level of John Watts Building, 330 West Broadway. For more information or to join, contact Jeff Barr, 502-777-9555.

Tuesday
Frankfort Optimist Club, noon, Office Pub and Deli, 614 Comanche Trail. For more information contact Chris Kellogg, 502-545-1454. The speaker will be Betty Martin, one of the founders and director for L.I.F.E. House for Animals.

Wednesday
Frankfort Rotary Club, 11:45 a.m., Capital Plaza Hotel.

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