Weekender, Feb. 1

Published 11:27 am Monday, February 5, 2018

Promoting Children’s Safety, Health and Well-being, Tara Grieshop-Goodwin of  Kentucky Youth Advocates will speak at an Open Meeting of The Women’s Network on Tuesday, February 13, 7-8 pm at the Inter-County Energy Community Room, 1009 Hustonville Road, Danville.  Info: (859) 236-9305

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Perryville Jamboree, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturdays at 103 N. Bragg St. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is served until 7 p.m. Entertainment by  KY South with Christy and Brandy. Cover is $10. To keep up with guest artists and other events, like Perryville Jamboree on Facebook. Info: (859) 583-9780.

Neon Shine, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday at Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost is $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Information: (606) 365-3417.

The American String Quartet with Tom Sleigh and Phil Klay, 8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Norton Center for the Arts (NCA), 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Tickets: nortoncenter.com, (859) 236-4692. 

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-midnight at Garden Club, 246 Short Acres Road, Junction City. Cover charge is $5. Info: (859) 583-1100.

The Hillbenders, 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at NCA, Danville. A unique bluegrass rendition of “The Who’s Tommy.” Tickets: nortoncenter.com, (859) 236-4692. 

Pickers and grinners open jam session, 10:15 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Kentucky Fudge Company, 225 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Bring instrument and sing along with us. For more information, call Tim at (859) 733-0088.

Open mic night, last Saturday of each month at Kentucky Fudge Company, Harrodsburg. Kids begin at 6:30 p.m., adults start at 8 p.m. For more information, call Tim at (859) 733-0088.

Acoustic jam/amplified jam, 7-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays every month. Jam sessions are being held at the Masonic Lodge at North Fourth and Smith streets. For more information, call John Hughes at (859) 583-4112.


New Year, New Art, up through Feb. 24 at Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St., Danville. This annual exhibit showcases brand new work by local and regional artists, up through Feb. 24. Everything in the show was created since August of 2017 and none has ever been exhibited at the Arts Center before. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Eternal Quest Art Gallery, open noon-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 1000 East Lexington Ave., Suite 19, Danville. Sidewalk on the left side of Greenleaf Shopping Center, at the last door. Original art and prints exhibited by J. Robert Gundy, Jr. Information: (859) 230-1296.


 The Tipping Point, 7 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 1) in Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center at Danville High School, 203 E. Lexington Ave., Danville. A play written by Liz Orndorff and presented by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, and performed by high school students, about decision making. Suitable for audiences in middle school and older. The play is free of charge but donations are accepted. 


Jim’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5 p.m. Tuesdays for a featured cocktail at Jane Barleycorn’s, Danville.

Contra Dance with caller Darlene Underwood and band the Contrarians, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 3 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Artworks at the Carver School, 533 Patterson St., Lexington. Join early for a potluck at 6:45 p.m., open waltz 7-7:30 p.m. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws. 

Contra Dance with caller TBA and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. Feb. 9 at Artworks at the Carver School, 533 Patterson St., Lexington. (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.). Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws. 


Body Recall, 9-9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at  First Christian Church Disciple of Christ, 555 E. Lexington Ave., Danville. Classes help regain strength, mobility and flexibility, aid in everyday living. Fee is $6 a week. Info: Carolyn Walter, (859) 548-8203, 236-4006. 

4th Wednesday ArtWorks — UK Drawing, 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at LCPL, Stanford. Get ready for March Madness by making this UK Zentangle drawing. Project may require more time than allotted in class, but can be finished at home. Finished project will be sized to fit in a standard 8×10 frame.  Register by Feb. 23. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise, 9:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at LCPL, Stanford. Focuses on flexibility and strength. New members always welcome; call first to verify dates of class. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Starry Night Studios: Daisy Pop, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at CAC, Danville. Instructed by Jennifer Ahnquist, add a pop of color to your walls with this lovely pair of flowers. We will be painting both canvases in this class. Cost is  $35/person. The Ballerina, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28. Instructed by Amanda Hendershot, this piece is the newest addition to our local masterpieces series for SNS, with the original painting created by Sarah Wiltsee for the 2017 “Expressions in Color” exhibit. For this class, students will be doing a slighly easier adaptation on a 12-inch square canvas. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Painting, noon-4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at GCAC, Lancaster. Cost is $30 per class, includes all materials.  Private classes and painting parties available. Instructed by Bobbie Gayle Lewis. Info: (859) 948-6988.

Beginner Ballroom Dance, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at CAC, Danville. The type of dance step changes approximately every four weeks and you don’t need to have a partner.  Practice your moves at a monthly Soirée. Cost is $10/class. Info: communityartscenter.net.

The Paint Bar, 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Arts Council of Mercer County Studio & Gallery (ACMC), 120 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Engaging series catered to anyone interested in creating art. Cost: $28 per class. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Open studio, 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday at ACMC, Harrodsburg. The gallery’s newest series. Bring a photo or an idea you would like to paint and an art professional will help you create your masterpiece. Cost: $20, supplies included. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Opening Act Studio, at Hometown Kids, 440 W. 4th St., Perryville. Classes taught by Emma Steberl, a Perryville resident with 15 years of theater and performance experience who has trained with top industry professionals in New York City. Limited scholarships will be available. Info: Emma Steberl, (859) 319-6821, or like Opening Act on Facebook.

Little Paws Piano and Music Studio, 475 West Main St., Danville. Kindermusik Classes offered for ages 0-5 years, $60 per month includes album of music for each unit (five different units for different age groups, call for unit and schedule); private piano instruction, $20/lesson; group piano, $15/class; guitar by instructor Jeff Hogue, $75/month; percussion by instructor Lucas Hunt, $20/lesson; voice by instructors Grace Sheene and Collette Jones, $20/lesson; trumpet by instructor Michael May, $20/lesson. Info: (859) 319-1066.

Creative Kids Series, 10 a.m.-noon last Saturday of each month at ACMC, Harrodsburg. A way for kids of all ages to experience creating art. Cost is $10/class. Info: (859) 613-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Painting parties, through GCAC, Lancaster. Reserve a date for a group to have a fun night out creating a painting. Participants will go home with a 16×20 painting. Instructor will travel to a location or may be hosted at our Arts Center. All materials included. Info: (859) 948-6988.

Munchkin and Me Art Classes, preschool art (ages 18 months-4 years), 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays at CAC, Danville. A free visual arts class for children to experiment with new techniques and mediums each week. *This offering follows the schedule of Danville Schools, if there is no class at Danville this class will not meet. Info: communityartscenter.net.

Violin, piano, ukulele and voice instruction by Amanda Sivers. Info: (859) 319-3806, amandasivers.com.

Piano and voice instruction, en Inglés o Español by Richard Ferreira, Danville. Info: (859) 329-7814.

Violin instruction by Phil DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 509-4293.

Voice instruction by Shauntina Phillips, at CAC, Danville. Info: shauniphillips@gmail.com, (859) 209-1265.

Piano instruction by Mary DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (502) 625-6430.

Guitar instruction by Jeff Cain, at CAC, Danville. Info: jcain807@hotmail.com, (606) 669-3040.


Kid’s Homeschool Book Club, 2 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. This book selection this month is “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry. Info: (859) 238-7323.

LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation to be put on display in the Children’s Library.

4th Monday Book Club, 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at LCPL, Stanford. New members always welcome. February’s selected title is “The Color of Water by James McBride. Light refreshments provided.  Info: (606) 365-7513.

Kid’s Science Club (Week 3), 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. A four-week program featuring winter-themed science experiments including arctic slime, crystal snowflakes and snow in a jar. For ages 6-8. Registration is required, held in Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 1) and Monday at BCPL, Danville. No experience required. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register. For all students in grades 6-12. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Crafters Who Care, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville.  Group knits/crochets hats, scarves and afghans to share with those in need — some also work on looms. Those who would like to learn are welcome; donations of yarn gladly accepted. Participation is free/no registration required. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Book Discussion Club, 5 p.m. fourth Monday of each month at LCPL, Stanford. Copies may be picked up at circulation desk; new members welcome at any time. Info: (606) 365-7513.  

Minecraft Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday at LCPL, Stanford. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at LCPL, Stanford. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

Art Club, noon-3 p.m. last Tuesday of every month at GCAC, Lancaster. Open to everyone in all mediums. Come have fun and work on your own project while being inspired with fellow artists;  bring a snack to share. Free. Info: www.garrardarts.com, (859) 948-6988.

Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at GCPL, 101 Lexington St., Lancaster. Stop by the library to pick book up at circulation desk. Info: (859) 792-3424.

Happy Scrappers Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. third Saturday of the month in Community Room 2 at LCPL, Stanford. New participants are welcome. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.


Now Playing Night, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 1) at BCPL, Danville. Hang out at the Library to play board games while watching an animated film about a race car out to prove he still has what it takes to win the Piston Cup. (Rated G). For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Lunch and Learn: Financial Literacy, noon Friday at BCPL, Danville. Bring your lunch and learn about financial basics. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Protect Your History: How to Encapsulate a Document, 2 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to protect fragile documents, held in Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG), 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Volunteer your time at the library and help plan events for tweens. This month we’ll plan upcoming programs and make emoji bookmarks. Snacks are provided. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

French Café, 5 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Meet with other French speakers to practice in casual conversation. All levels are welcome. Tous les bienvenus. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Medicare Made Clear, 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at BCPL, Danville. Presented by Richard Manarchy, this interactive and educational seminar will cover the basics of Medicare. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Coloring & Conversation, 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Library’s coloring club for adults. This monthly program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office. It will be held in the Mahan Gallery. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Quilts: History and Hidden Messages, 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at LCPL, Stanford. Can quilts be used to communicate? Participants need to register. Info: (606) 365-7513. 

Prime Time Family Reading, 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at LCPL, Stanford. A special six-week program of storytelling, reading and discussion for parents with children age 6-10. Presented by discussion leader, Dr. Chris Begley and storyteller, Yolantha Harrison-Pace.  Dinner is provided, door prizes awarded. Translation services and transportation available, registration required. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Cupcake Wars: A Library Cupcake Competition, 1 p.m. Feb. 24 at LCPL, Stanford. Kids and teens 18 and under come show off your creativity, cupcakes and decorations provided. Cupcake design must relate to a book or book character.  Must arrive by 1:15 p.m., registration required. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Join us for stories, songs, and nursery rhymes. This six-week program is for infants up to 12-months and their caregivers. Registration is required. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Meditation Monday, 6:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. New this year, the library will provide a quiet space for anyone wanting to meditate. A guided session will be offered once a month. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Tech Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at LCPL, Stanford. Children ages 8-18 are invited to attend. Info:  (606) 365-7513.

Zentangle and adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at LCPL, Stanford. Create new Zentangle projects or relax with adult coloring. Registration required. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Ceramic Creations by Jaque, 535 S. Fourth St., Danville. A paint-your-own pottery studio, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 and up. Info: (859) 236-7288.

McDowell House Museum and Apothecary Shop, 125 S. Second St., Danville. A National Historic Landmark offering tours through Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s home. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The Gift Shop at Constitution Square, 134 S. Second St., Danville, sells Kentucky-made items. Info: (859) 236-2804 for museum; 236-2803 for gift shop.

Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, inside of CAC, Danville. Private rentals begin at $40, plus the cost of bisque for a two-hour event. Info: (859) 236-4054, communityartscenter.net.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 344 Swope Dr., Danville. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cost is $7/adults, $5/children 2-12. Info: (859) 583-8000, thedollhousemuseum.com.

Boyle County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler (18 months-2 years) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Homeschool, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdayas.  Info: (859) 238-7323.  

Garrard County Public Library Storytimes: 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays. No storytime if special programs held at same time. Info: (859) 792-3424.

Lincoln County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler Tales, 10 a.m. Thursdays; Preschool, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Info: lcplinfo.org., (606) 365-7513. The library also offers six other storytimes weekly, as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers: 10 a.m. Mondays at McKinney Baptist Church; 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Pleasant View Baptist Church; 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Crab Orchard City Hall; 10 a.m. Thursdays at Westside Community United Methodist Church.