Frankfort & nearby
>Local hummingbird enthusiast Carroll Young will present a Hummingbird Migration Program from 10-11:15 a.m. at Cove Spring Park. Young will share his knowledge and experience about these flying jewels including how to attract and help them as they prepare for their annual journey south.
The program, sponsored by the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, is free and open to all ages. Meet at the picnic shelter at the main park, on the east side of U.S. 127 near the Thornhill Bypass.
For more information, call 502-875-8574.
>Brandon Slone will speak to the Frankfort Civil War Roundtable on the Civil War records held by the Kentucky Department of Military Affairs 6:30 p.m. Monday 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.
>Two Loves and a River, written by Don Coffey and directed by Karen Hatter, will be performed 7 p.m. beginning Thursday through next Sunday at the Ward Oates Amphitheatre located at the end of Main Street, behind Liberty Hall. Additional 7 p.m. performances will be Sept. 18-21. Two Monday performances are also planned for 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22. The play centers around artist Paul Sawyier’s life, his love of Mayme Bull and his art.
Tickets are $5 general admission, $3 for senior citizens and students. They are available at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St., Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, Juniper Hill, and Farmers Bank East, West and Franklin Square locations.
>Open houses will be held 6-7 p.m. Sept. 12 and 19 at Liberty Hall Historic Sites during the run of Two Loves and a River. The first floor of Liberty Hall will be open for those attending the play at Ward Oates Amphitheater. Eight original Paul Sawyier paintings from the collections at Liberty Hall will be featured, including a painting that will be shown for the first time during the open house.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.libertyhall.org or call 502-227-2560.
>The Black & White Bash benefiting Hospice of the Bluegrass is planned for 6-11 p.m. Sept. 13 at the
Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St.
DJ Green Factory will provide the music for an evening of dinner and dancing. Tickets are $75 per person.
Raffle tickets are available to win a new 2014 Silver Camry LE from Glenn Toyota for $100. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Call 502-223-1744 or stop by the Hospice office at 663 Teton Trail. The Black & White Bash benefits Hospice patients in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.
Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and their families with a serious illness typically in the last six months of life.
>The sixth annual Land Extravaganza benefiting Woods & Waters Land Trust is set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm, 966 Hickman Hill Rd.
The event features music by the Swells, appetizers, a cash bar, optional box dinners by Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, and a live auction with Charlie Jones as auctioneer.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $8 for children and are available at the Tourism Commission on Capital Avenue or by visiting www.woodsandwaterstrust.org. Guests may bring their own picnic or preorder box dinners at www.kentuckycoffeetree.com.
>The Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park will be held 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 14. There will be art activities for all ages and abilities as well as live music throughout the day. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The park is located at 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd, just off I-64 and U.S. 127 South.
Volunteers are needed to assist with art activities, concessions and in the welcome tent. To volunteer, visit www.josephinesculpturepark.org or contact Elaine Johnson at email@example.com or 502-330-8402.
>The third annual Frankfort Dancing with the Stars will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept 20 at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St. Capital City Dance Studio “professionals” pair with local “celebrities” to compete for a mirror ball and bragging rights. Doors open at 7 p.m.
All proceeds benefit Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home and Sweet Blessings, which support needy children in Guatemala and our community respectively.
VIP tickets to the event are available, online in advance only, for $100 each and include a pre-show cocktail hour, optional one-hour dance lesson, fully catered meal and preferred seating for the show.
General admission tickets are available in advance online or at the door the night of the show for $20 (over 18 years old). Student price is $10. Children age four and under are admitted free.
To purchase tickets for this event or to learn more about the charities, visit sweetblessingscakes.org and hope4tomorrow.net.
A “People’s Choice” award will also be presented to the celebrity who gets the most votes online. The cost is $1 for each vote. Visit hope4tomorrow.net to see a complete list of celebrities and to cast votes.
>The first annual Ride to Remember takes off on Sept. 20. Registration is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The ride begins at 1 p.m. at Morning Pointe of Frankfort, 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd. The motorcycles will ride to Richmond Morning Pointe, meeting back at Frankfort Morning Pointe for a cookout at 5 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Call Misty at 502-226-5888 or pre-register at www.morningpointe.com. Cost is $25 per driver and $5 per rider.
>DANVILLE — Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a new national tour, Smash Mouth will be in concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Centre College Norton Center for the Arts. Tickets are $46, $35 and $25. Visit NortonCenter.com for complete details.
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.
>Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire (PG-13) comes to select cinemas nationwide directly from London’s Young Vic Theatre in a one night event, 7 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students.
>Chicago’s improvisational comedy troupe Second City will take the stage 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Second City has been the proving ground of an amazing list of performers, from Alan Arkin and David Steinberg to John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd to Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert. Tickets are $35, $25 and $20.
>The Turtle Island Quartet with special guest Nellie McKay performs at 7:30 Sept. 23, presenting a unique blend of chamber music traditions with contemporary musical influences. McKay is an acclaimed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist.
Musical influences as varied as classic blues and cabaret music dating from the 1920s will be in evidence.
This event is sponsored by Marie and Bill Cull. Tickets are $45 and $30.
The following events and activities have been planned for the Thomas D. Clark Center for History, 100 Broadway St.
>“Getting Started with Genealogy” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.
>Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Cemeteries: Access, Research, Preservation will be led by KHS Senior Library, Cheri Daniels and Dr. Kary Stackelbeck of the Kentucky Heritage Council.
The morning session on “Cemetery Research” will run from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The afternoon session will meet 12:30-1:30 p.m. and feature “Preserving our Cemeteries and our Heritage.” Walk-ins are welcome but registration is suggested for this free event.
A light lunch is available for the break between sessions if requested at time of registration for $7 and before Friday, payable at the door.
For complete details, contact Martin at 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or email KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.