Area entertainment, classes and other events March 15, 2018

Published 1:36 pm Thursday, March 15, 2018

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Main Street Live, featuring Lauren Mink, 6-9 p.m. in Weisiger Park in downtown Danville. A new monthly event featuring live music, local food and beer. This month, Mink, former American Idol contestant from Winchester, performs. Downtown shops will be open late. Representatives from the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society will be on-hand also, accepting donations and offering insight about pet adoption.

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

Fire Up, 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.

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.


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.

Murmurations and Exultations, through May 5 at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Opening 5-8 p.m. March 16 for Gallery Hop, then daily 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Approaching the canvas instinctively and without preamble, both Cheryl Chapman and Rodney Hatfield begin by mark making, layering paint and building texture. Structure and patterns emerge…a tradition of abstract expressionism on one hand and a story of intimate portraits on the other. Bold color, rhythm and line start the conversation, where communication begins, and the canvas becomes the pathway for exploration and discovery. Admission is free. Info:; (859) 266-2766.


The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt at Murder, Friday-Sunday 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:, (859) 319-0205.

The Lion King, Jr., 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday 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. An ASL interpreter will be at the show Friday.


Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase, 7 p.m. March 22 at BCPL, Danville. Introduction and post-film discussion led by Charles Vahlkamp. Films are listed on the library’s website. Free admission and free popcorn, held in Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323.


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

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and open band (pick-up musicians welcome) 8-10:3- p.m. Friday (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and band Mixed Nuts, 8-11 p.m. March 24 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Info: (859) 985-550,,


Peg People Workshop, 3:30-5:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 15) at CAC, Danville. A great class for any creative to unleash their imagination using simple wooden clothespins to create highly detailed figurines. Students will choose subject (super heroes, princesses, family members …) then bring it to life. Instructed by Brandon Long, cost is $20, for ages 8+. Info:, (859) 236-4054.

Painting 101 for Adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 20-April 17 at CAC, Danville. A class for those who’ve dreamed about learning to paint, or have taken Starry Night Studio classes and are ready to take their skills to the next level. Instructor Martha Robinson will provide an introduction to some of the key techniques of acrylic painting including brush choice, color mixing, shading, and more. Cost is $70. Info:; (859) 236-4054.

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:; (859) 238-5930.

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.

Adult Martial Arts, with Mike Stanfill 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. A 6-week session, $55 per person. Info:

Beginner/Intermediate guitar, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. Instructed by Ron Scott. Instructional handouts will be provided, students required to bring own guitars. Class is open to children and adults. Cost is $65. Info:

Kid’s Martial Arts, 5 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. For children ages 5-12, instructed by Jonathan Turner. Classes last for 6-weeks. Info:

Beginning knitting/crochet groups, Mondays at Garrard County Extension Office (GCEO), 1302 Stanford Road, Lancaster. Beginning knitting will be 10 a.m., crochet at 2 p.m. Beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills may join. Information: (859) 792-3026.

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: Blue Dog, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. This whimsical painting is inspired by the work of American painter George Rodrigue. In the early 1990s, he created his Blue Dog series based on a French-Cajun loup-garou legend. Although the loup-garou was essentially a werewolf, our Blue Dog is a friendly fellow, eager to brighten your walls. Cost is $28. Soulshine Painting Night, 7-9 p.m. March 27. A creative evening of self-expression, instructed by Scarlet Smothers. In this workshop, you’ll create a whimsical self-portrait by combining photography and painting. When you arrive we will take your photo and print it in black and white. You will paint a magical world full of your favorite things…..then, transport your photo into that magical world for a beautiful piece of artwork you’ll cherish. Bring a few objects, sayings, trinkets or tidbits that are important to you. Mixed media on 11×14 canvas board. Cost is $20. Info:, (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:, (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

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

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

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:; (859) 236-4054.

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

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:, (859) 209-1265.

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

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

Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. today (Thursdsay, March 15) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “The Commoner” by John B. Schwartz. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion, 4 p.m. today (Thursdsay, March 15) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, March 15), Monday and March 22 at BCPL, Danville. No experience required. Email 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 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.

4th Monday Book Club, 5 p.m. March 26 at LCPL, Stanford.New members always welcome! Pick up your copy today. Light refreshments provided. March’s selected title is “Beneath a Marble Sky” by John Shors. Info: (606) 365-7513.

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

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Lincoln County Public Library (LCPL), 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, Stanford. Info:, (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:, (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:, (606) 365-7513.


The Bernheim Forest, 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday, March 15) at BCPL, Danville. Andrew Berry, naturalist with the Bernheim Forest, will talk about native plants and a recent watershed protection initiative. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Leprechaun Slime, 4 p.m. today (Thursday March 15) at BCPL, Danville. Make green and gold slime to attract mischievous leprechauns. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

ASL Conversation Group, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 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.

Night at the Museum, Friday-Saturday at CAC, Danville. Grab your sleeping bag and get ready for a fun-filled sleepover at the Community Arts Center! We’ll enjoy St. Patrick’s Day art activities, play games, go on an art scavenger hunt, and watch a movie. Drop-off at 6:30 p.m., pickup at 8:30 a.m.; for children in 2nd-6th grades. Cost is $40. Info:; (859) 236-4054.

Tween Lab: March Madness Scorers, 4 p.m. March 22 at BCPL, Danville. Get pumped up for basketball and STEM! Plan, design, and create a basketball launcher and goal. For ages 9-13, held in Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.
History Café, 6 p.m. March 22 at BCPL, Danville. Gather and chat about local history. This month will highlight area oddities, such as rain falling from a clear sky, the Herrington Lake Monster, and more. 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.

Special Cards for Special People, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 23 at the Boyle County Extension office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville. Presented by the Boyle County Homemakers, a class on making hand-crafted cards. Class size is limited to 12 students, registration required. Cost is $8. Info: (859) 236-4484.

Prime Time Family Reading Time, 6 p.m. Thursdays through March 22 at LCPL, Stanford. A special six-week program of storytelling, reading and discussion for parents and children aged 6 to 10. Presented by discussion leader, Dr. Chris Begley & storyteller, Yolantha Harrison-Pace. Dinner provided, door prizes awarded, and transportation available. Registration is required. Info: (606) 365-7513.
Genealogy For Beginners, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at LCPL, Stanford. For anyone wanting to find out more about their family history, will teach basics and more. Registration required. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Meet the Author William Stafford, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at LCPL, Stanford. Local author Stafford will discuss his new book “Adam Smith and The Tower of Justice” and the self-publishing process. If you are a book lover or interested in learning about the self-publishing process, join us at the Lincoln County Public Library for the evening. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Frontier Clothing: What did my ancestors wear?, 1 p.m. March 24 at LCPL, Stanford. Jeanette Hillard, 18th century clothier, making period clothing for 20 years, and her husband, Archie, will demonstrate the clothing types worn by Kentucky Settlers. She will have both men’s and women’s period clothing to try on and purchase. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Pushing the Limits, 6 p.m. March 29 at LCPL, Stanford. A reading, viewing and discussion series; this month’s theme is heritage. The featured title is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. A light meal will be provided. Copies of program materials will be provided at the time of registration. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world. The program is part of a national initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Understanding Your Needs: Insurance 101, 9:30 a.m. March 29 at the Boyle County Extension Office, 100 Corporate Drive, Danville. This seminar will cover the basics of home, auto, health and life insurance, with information from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Guest speaker, Robert L. McClelland, JD; LLM; CELA, Elder Law Lexington, McClelland & Associates, PLLC, will discuss planning for later life including long term care insurance. There will also be information from the Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Senior Protection and Mediation provided. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Program is free, call (859) 236-4484 to sign up.

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,

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,

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:, (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.