Weekender, Feb. 15

Published 8:17 am Friday, February 16, 2018

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The Hillbenders, 8 p.m. Feb. Friday at Norton Center for the Arts (NCA), 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Tickets: nortoncenter.com, (859) 236-4692.

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

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 Blair Carmen. Cover is $10. To keep up with guest artists and other events, like Perryville Jamboree on Facebook. Info: (859) 583-9780.

Copper Creek Band, 8-midnight at Garden Club, Junction City. Cover is $10. Info: (859) 583-1100.

Glory Daze, 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.

Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour, 7 p.m. Sunday at NCA, Danville. 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.

globalFEST: The New Golden Age of Latin Music, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at NCA, Danville.  Las Cefeteras and Orkesta Mendoza are featured in this touring event. Tickets: nortoncenter.com, (859) 236-4692.

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.


Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Visual Arts Center, 209 S. Beatty Ave., Danville. Opening reception for exhibit by Robert Shetterly who created the portraits featured. Shetterly, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow in residence at Centre, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. in room 11 of Young Hall. The exhibit, reception and artist’s talk are free and open to the public

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. Info: (859) 230-1296.


The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt at Murder, March 9-11 and 16-18 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. An ensemble comedy about a ladies arts society who want to do a murder mystery fundraiser; however, they don’t want to pay the royalties for a previously written play. Anybody can write a play, right? Mayhem ensues with much laughter and confusion as these ladies attempt to do just that! Tickets: westthill.net, (859) 319-0205.

The Lion King, Jr., 7 p.m. March 15-17 at Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center inside Danville High School, 203 E. Lexington Ave. A collaboration between John W. Bate Middle School Drama and Choir departments. General admission at the door is $10; $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. 


Comedy Caravan, 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Mallard’s restaurant, 1001 Ben Ali Drive, Danville. Featuring Frankfort native Joe Deuce as headliner; with ventriloquist/magician Bill McClane; and emcee Clint Hall. Online: joedeucecomedy.com; facebook.com/ventroquilistbillmcclanefacebook.com/Clint-Halls-Comedy-Page-165853420124184/. Tickets: (859) 936-8103. 

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

Contra Dances, with caller TBA and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. Friday and Feb. 23  (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Artworks at the Carver School, 533 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433

Contra Dance with caller Doug Singleton and band Berea Castoffs, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 24  (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 985-5501, bereacontradance.org, BereaContraDance@gmail.com


Modern Dance for Adults, through May 8 at the Kitty Baird Center, 815 Roy Arnold Boulevard, Danville. Taught 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday by Elizabeth Luttinger. No experience necessary; approach is about natural movement to build strength and grace. Ballet barre to warm-up, then funky cardio, safe stretching and a bit of choreography to get the body/mind working. The center is located south of the Centre College track, at the corner of Russel Street and Roy Arnold Boulevard. Classes are $55/month, discounts are available and classes are free for those with Centre IDs. Info: elizabeth.luttinger@centre.edu; (859) 238-5930. 

Drop-In Computer Help Session, 2-4 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville. This free, walk-in session is for anyone with a quick question about computer programs or technology, including mobile devices, held in Computer Lab. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Boyle County Homemakers Craft Class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville. Class will make a cup and saucer centerpiece. Students should bring a tea cup, saucer and a fork; items to decorate the centerpiece will be supplied unless students want a certain theme (UK, Christmas, etc.). Class size is limited to 10 students; registration is required by Feb. 23. To register, call (859) 236-4484. 

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: 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. Cost is $35/person. The Red Umbrella, 7-9 p.m. March 14, instructed by Jennifer Ahnquist, turn the gloomy weather into something beautfiul. Cost is $28/person. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Art in Music, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at CAC, Danville. From Velasquez to Bosch, and Rembrandt to Klimt, Matisse, Picasso and artists of the 21st century, the depiction of music, musical instruments, and musicians has been a favorite motif in painting. Why? What was it about this subject matter that so interested artists? We’ll explore some of the possible interpretations with Dr. Barbara Hall, Centre College Professor Emerita. Cost is $13/door. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Time for Impressionism, noon-1 pm. Feb. 27 at CAC, Danville. Join Ken Keffer, Centre College Professor Emeritus of French and German for a highly-enjoyable “wasted” hour of arts appreciation! The “time” of Impressionist painting includes the hours of making, exhibiting and viewing the works; is also a theme in the paintings themselves. What is that theme? What is that time? It is the idleness of strolling, dancing and sitting in the afternoon and evening light. It is the time we call “wasted.” Cost is $13/door. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Art Adventures, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 20-March 13 at CAC, Danville. Drop your aspiring artist for an hour of creative arts exploration with new projects each week designed to introduce children to a range of media and techniques. Cost is $40, for ages 3-5. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Kids Knitting Workshop, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 21 at CAC, Danville. Ready, set, knit! Students will learn basic knitting stitches and will make their very own scarf. Cost is $30 per student, for third-ninth grades. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Photo Editing Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 22 at CAC, Danville. Jealous of all your friends’ perfect-looking photographs on Facebook and Instagram? Brandon Long will teach you three quick and easy tricks to perk up your pics using free downloadable software. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Watercolor Workshop, 1-4 p.m. Feb. 24 at CAC, Danville. Instructed by Connie Tucker, watercolor paints are a very different artistic medium than acrylic or oil paints. Join Lexington watercolor artist Connie Tucker for an afternoon workshop on the fundamentals of this exciting style. 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, (859) 236-4054..

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.

Kids Weaving, 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 19-March 12 at CAC, Danville. Instructed by Stacey Chinn, class will teach young students the basics of a time-honored tradition while promoting concentration and patience. Cost is $40, for fourth-eighth grades. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.


Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 15) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 15) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “A Case of Bad Taste” by Lori Copeland. Books are available at the circulation desk.  Info: (859) 238-7323.

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 15) 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.

Comic Book Club for Tweens, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Discuss your favorite comics and be the first to preview new ones. There will also be fun activities inspired by your favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13, held in Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Kid’s Book Club (Week 1), 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks while discussing books from Geronimo Stilton and Magic Tree House. This program will run for four weeks. For ages 6-8, held in Children’s Library. Registration is required.Info: (859) 238-7323.

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.

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 work3 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.


Prime Time Family Reading, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, 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.

Author Visit with Paul Stansbury, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville. Local author Stansbury will be set up in the main lobby to talk to guests about his newly released book, “Inversion,” as well as any other of his published works. He is also the author of “Down by the Creek,” and “By George, as well as several other short stories and poems. His speculative fiction stories have appeared in a number of print anthologies and online publications. 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.

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.

Winter Sports Challenge, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 15) , Danville. Participate in the library’s version of a variety of winter sporting events, including curling, cross-country skiing, luge, and hockey. For age 9-18. (859) 238-7323.

ASL Conversation Group, 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 15) at BCPL, Danville. Practice using American Sign Language in casual conversation at this “Community Requested-Community Led” group. All levels are welcome. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Teen Gaming, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Play video games and watch movies at this casual event for teens. Snacks will be served. For ages 13-18. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Lunch with the Arts: Danville High School Forensics, noon Wednesday at CAC, Danville. Guests will get a chance to hear about the program from several participating students who will also demonstrate the types of performances they do for tournaments. Cost is $5/door. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

Tween Lab: Fizzing Heart Art, 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at BCPL, Danville. Use baking soda and vinegar reactions to make paint eruptions as heart art at this STEM activity. For ages 9-13, held in Children’s Library. Info: Info: (859) 238-7323.

One Step Ahead of the Nazis, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at BCPL, Danville. Fred Gross will talk about his experience fleeing the Nazis as a Jewish child during WWII. His story is one of war, family, and memory. This program will be held in the Community Room. Info: 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.