Frankfort & nearby
>Bonnie Reeves & Company will be featured in a free concert at 11:30 a.m. as part of the Lunchtime Concert Series at the Ward Oates Amphitheater.
The amphitheater is located at the end of West Main Street, next to Liberty Hall and behind the Kentucky Bar Association. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be cancelled.
>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. 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.
>Rio2 will be the movie at a free Family Movie Night from 5-10 p.m. at Lakeview Park, 112 Park Ave. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Unlimited inflatable play is $5.
>“Hot Sevens,” a traditional jazz band will perform at the annual Chautauqua Summer Arts series at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St.
The First Spark Players will also perform “O Say, Can You See?” The series continues Aug. 24. All programs are free.
>The Sumptuous Southern Supper, benefiting the Franklin County Women’s Shelter, will be held 5-7:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St.
Dinner includes barbequed pulled pork or chicken, baked beans, coleslaw prepared by Bryant’s PicPac and O’Charley’s rolls. A vegetarian option is also available. Dessert is a choice of blackberry cobbler or banana pudding.
Carry out dinners should be picked up in the back parking lot of First Presbyterian Church off West Main St. on Long Lane. Reservations must be made for carryout meals.
The cost for a meal is $22. Children 12 and under eat for free. Call 502-352-2843 for reservations or visit www.fcwomenshelter.com.
>A downtown ArtWalk is set for 5-8 p.m. Aug. 22. Meet the artists and have refreshments at the venues while experiencing art demonstrations. 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.
>The Capital City Blues and River Festival will be 5-10 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Ward Oates Amphitheatre, 514 W. Main St. The festival, presented by Farmers Bank and benefiting Family Abuse Services, will feature live music by Toad Strangler and the Here for the Party Band.
To purchase tickets or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Single tickets are $20. Tables of 8 are $250.
>The 18th annual Swallowfield Days is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23 and beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 24 in the small northern Franklin County community of Swallowfield “on the horseshoe” about 10 miles from town on U.S. 127 North.
The event begins the season of fall festivals and features food, entertainment, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and pony rides, yard sale and, of course, $5 chances on a car restored by festival organizer Pete Wise. This year’s car is a late model Chrysler Sebring convertible.
>A Gathering of Authors is planned for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. This free event will have authors from across the Bluegrass available to sell and sign their works, as well as talk to readers about their craft.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 ext. 108 or email Mark Kinnaird at email@example.com. For a full listing of participants, please visit www.pspl.org.
>The Battle of Richmond Annual Re-enactment will take place at Richmond’s Battlefield Park Aug. 23-24. Both military and civilian camps will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with battles being fought at 2 p.m. each day.
Re-enactors and living historians from several states will be in Richmond to commemorate the pivotal and second largest Civil War battle in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. There will be concessions available with period food vendors and this year’s Living History area will have a Civil War medicine theme. For more complete details and directions to the battlefield and visitor’s center, visit www.battleofrichmond.org or call 859-248-1974 or 859-624-0013.
>A Capital City Classic Car Show will be 6-9 p.m. Aug. 23 downtown on Broadway. For more information call 502-330-5017.
>Applications are being taken for the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Frankfort program until Sept. 1. This is a program for those who have an interest in community affairs and a desire to expand and enhance their community knowledge. For an application or more information, call 502-223-8261 or email the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>The 2014 Kentucky Senior Games are planned for Sept. 2-7 at locations throughout Frankfort. Archery will take place on Aug. 23. There will be 20 sports in which men and women age 50 and older may compete.
The Senior Games encourages older adults to stay active and fit, revive past fitness and recreational skills or learn new ones. For more information or for a registration form, visit http://kentuckyseniorgames.com.
Volunteers are in great need to help with the Senior Games. To volunteer, go to www.unitedwayfranklincounty.org.
At the Grand
The following events have been planned for the Grand Theater, St. Clair Street. Tickets for all events will be sold 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.
>“Animal House” (Rated R) will show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. Tickets are $6. This classic comedy tells the story of two college freshmen seek to join Delta Tau Chi Fraternity at Faber College in 1962. John Belushi, Karen Allen, Tom Hulce, Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Kevin Bacon star in this film.
>“The Jersey Boys” (Rated R) will show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 30. Tickets are $8. Four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group “The Four Seasons. “ Directed by Clint Eastwood.
The following events and activities have been planned for the Thomas D. Clark Center for History, 100 Broadway St.
>Introduction to using census records is the genealogy topic at 6:30-7:30 p.m. tonight. Join staff members each Thursday evening at the Library Reading Room during regular season hours for a full hour of Genealogy instruction.
Participants will learn how to use research skills, preserve documents and become more familiar with genealogy software. Sessions are free and registration is not required. For more information visit email@example.com or call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.
>Family Fun Saturday, Gadgets and Gizmos: Kentucky Inventors, is planned 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Children, ages 5-10 and their families, are invited to stop by between 1 and 4 to test inventions created by Kentucky inventors.
Admission is free and separate from attending a KHS museum, which has paid admission. For more information call 502-564-1792.