Here and There



>The Woman's Club of Frankfort is hosting a Style Show and Luncheon at the Frankfort Country Club beginning at 12:30 p.m. SATURDAY. Fashions are by Nitro.

Proceeds will be used for repairs to the Letcher-Lindsey House, which serves as the Woman's Club Building at 200 Washington St. The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tickets are $25 and tax deductible. Contact Billie Lee at 695-5332 by April 5 for reservations.

>The Folk Club of Frankfort presents Come for the Music of Hay and Ellis StirFry Friday, April 18, 7:30 p.m., at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Frankfort violinist Molly Rogers will join Joanna Hay and Jeff Ellis. Percussionist Jordon Ellis, bass player/accordionist Ben Griffith and bass guitarist Marcus Brothwell will back them up.

Hay and Ellis StirFry will perform Eastern European folk music, Celtic aires, jazz standards and vibrant originals played with gypsy virtuosity.

Griffith will also be featured as a strolling accordionist in the lounge and lobby areas beginning at 6:45. The concert proper will be opened at 7:30 by a set each from Lauren Houston, a singer-songwriter from Morning View, and Frankfort's Jeri Katherine Howell, joined by Daphne Fields on bass and vocals.

Tickets are $10 adult, $5 student; $12 and $7, respectively, at the door. They're available in advance at Poor Richard's Books, 223 W. Broadway.

>The senior art exhibit of Jennifer Lawson will be open with an artist reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 18 in Jackson Hall Gallery on the Kentucky State University campus. Lawson will present archival digital photographs, sculpture, and original furniture designs.

The exhibit will run through May 9 and Gallery hours are 9-5 daily, or by appointment by calling Reba Rye, 597-5994.

>A spring luncheon, style show, craft boutique and bake sale is set for noon Tuesday, April 22 at in Asbury Hall at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Tickets are $10 with carryout/delivery available for $8.

For reservations and/or more information call the church at 227-7430. Proceeds will benefit missions serving women, children, and youth.

>Two dance events continue every Friday night through April 25 at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St. For more information about either event call Don or Sylvia Coffey at 747-5700.

Panoply, featuring ancient dance and drama troupe, is from 6-7 p.m. This includes rapper sword, garland dance, morris dance, longsword, bacca pipes, horn dance, and mummers play. Intergenerational community folk dancing and dance band for "families, singles and friends" will be held from 7-9.

>An exhibition of digital photography by Bryce Fields is now open at Capital Cellars Wine and Spirits Caf Market, 227 W. Broadway.

Fields, of Frankfort, has taken part in several projects associated with the on-line photographic community Utata and more examples of his work are shown at This is his first one-man show.

Fields works exclusively in digital photography and editing while producing landscapes and cityscapes, nature, abstract and still life photographs. His strength lies in his subtle use of lighting to evoke mood and imagination, particularly in portraiture.

>Salato Wildlife Education Center, Louisville Road, is now open for the spring. Hours of operation through May 31 are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and 10-5 on Saturdays. The Center will be closed March 21 in observance of Good Friday.

Upcoming programs:

>Capturing Mother Nature: Wildlife Photography, Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost: $30. Limit: 15 ages 15 and up. Nature photographer Mike Matthews will show participants strategies for using the camera outdoors. Registration and pre-payment required.

>Celebrate National Wildlife Week and Earth Day, April 22-26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: free. No age or number limits. Join the staff for the 2008 National Wildlife Week and Earth Day Celebration.

>Tickets are on sale now for $5 each for Cow Pasture Bingo set for 3 p.m. May 18 as part of this year's Project Graduation. Those purchasing tickets are eligible for a $1,000 prize and do not need to be present to win.

Contact any Franklin County or Western Hills High School senior, Sandy Williams at 352-0727 or Katrina Kinman 395-3990 to purchase tickets.

>Country Place Jamboree, 60 Old Sheep Pen Road, is open every Saturday night featuring classic country, 6-7, then from 7:30-10:30 continuous live country music with the Weekend Warriors Band and a different showcase artist each week. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for children ages 6-12.

>Self-guided Civil War Frankfort Driving and Walking Tours continue all year. They are free.

>Historic sites and museums in downtown Frankfort are open the following hours. Admission is charged.

Hours for the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History and the Old State Capitol are: Exhibit galleries and 1792 Store 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; research library 8-4 Tuesday-Saturday and special collections Thursday-Friday 8-4 and by appointment only Tuesday-Wednesday.

For more information call 564-1792.

The KHS Digital Collections database is accessible from the KHS home page at

Admission, which admits the ticket holder to all three, is $4 for adults, $2 for youth 6-18, and free for children 5 and under. Members of the Kentucky Historical Society or the Junior Historical Society are admitted free with membership cards and military veterans are admitted free to the KMHM with a military service card, with admission for veterans being $3 for the other sites. No ticket is required for the library or 1792 Store in the History Center.

For more information and/or special admission prices, call the History Center at 564-1792.

>The Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Admission is free.

>The Liberty Hall Historic Site is now closed for renovation. For an update on the progress,


>The Blue Grass Hemerocallis Society will meet 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Northside Public Library, 1737 Russell Cave Rd. The program will be Daylily Bingo and the cost is $5 to participate. For more information call (859) 913-7935.

>Tickets are on sale for the Hank Williams Jr. and Lynyrd Skynyrd Throw-Down set fort Friday, May 30 at Rupp Arena. James Otto will appear as a special guest star. Tickets are available at the Rupp Arena Ticket Office, to charge by phone at (859) 281-6644 or (800) 277-1700, at or all Ticketmaster locations.

>Broadway Live and Smiley Pete Publishing present the Tennessee Williams masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof April 25-27 at the Lexington Opera House. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the 2008 national touring production of The Montana Repertory Company and the season finale of Broadway Live 2008-09.

Written by America's greatest Southern playwright, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is set in the South in the 1950s and is the portrayal of vital and vibrant characters that have become trapped in a repressive society that discourages communication, resulting in unavoidable and unbearable loneliness.

Tickets are $25-$65 and are available at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, (859) 233-3535 and all Ticketmaster Outlets.

>Tickets are on sale now for an April 26 performance by Grammy Award winners Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood in Rupp Arena. They are available at the Rupp Arena ticket office, all TicketMaster outlets, or charge by phone at (859) 281-6644.


>The Woodford County Theatrical Arts Association is presenting Noises Off, a comic farce by Michael Frayn and directed by Beth Kirchner. Performance dates are April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2. All stagings are at the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center, 275 Beasley Rd.

Reserved seats are $14 for adults and $10 for students and may be reserved by calling the box office at (859) 873-0648 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information visit

>The gallery at Woodford Reserve Distillery, 7855 McCracken Pike, is featuring weavings and photographs by Dobree Adams through April 28. Adams, who lives on a Kentucky River farm north of Frankfort, is recognized as one of Kentucky's major contemporary fiber artists. Her weavings and photographs can be seen during the normal distillery tour hours. For more information, contact Marnie G. Walters, (859) 879-1939.


>Eagle Lake County Music Show is presented every Saturday night beginning at 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Convention Center on U.S. 127 South, six miles from Interstate 64. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are admitted free. Mike Fryman and the Eagle Lake Band featuring Les Taylor of Exile perform regularly with special guests each week. For more information call (859) 235-0613.

Please send any listings you have for "Here and There" to Philip Case at or to The State Journal, 1216 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

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