Weekender, March 22

Published 9:36 am Thursday, March 22, 2018

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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 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.

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Skynny Lynard, 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.

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

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: neweditionsgallery.com; (859) 266-2766.


Gidion’s Knot8 p.m. April 5-7, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 8 a Danville High School. Production will be intimate setting, putting audiences in the classroom during a highly charged meeting between Gidion’s mother and his teacher, following his suspension and subsequent suicide. 

For tickets, visit the Scarlet Cup Facebook page, or call the box office at (859) 319-1204. *Check back soon to read more about this production. 

The Diary of Anne Frank, April 13-15 and 20-22 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. The play portrays the life of 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family after they were forced into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Roles are available for four men, a teenage boy and girl, and three woman.Starring Sofie Farmer, Walter Eng, Lori Shepherd, Katlyn Hundley, Darell Rickmers, Robin Voss, Elijah Brown, Stephen Lanham,  John Andrew Dixon and Brittany Beedy. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: westthill.net, (859) 319-0205. *Check back soon to read more about this production.


Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase, 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 22) and March 29 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.

Comedy Caravan, 8 p.m. March 29 at Mallard’s restaurant, 1001 Ben Ali Drive, Danville. Featuring Kent Rader, a former accountant who is now known as one of the cleanest comedians and motivational speakers working today. Centre College alumnus Sean Smith also performs, and impressionist Sean Keller will bring his retinue of characters. Info: (859) 936-8103. 

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and band Mixed Nuts, 8-11 p.m. Saturday (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, bereacontradance.org, BereaContraDance@gmail.com.


Registration for Shamrock III acting camp (for ages 5-18), 10 a.m.-noon April 28, 2-4 p.m. April 29, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 1-3 at West’s Wing on North Third Street; also can register online at westthill.com; or fill out application and mail to P. O. Box 841 with check or money order; or register in person during the before-mentioned dates and times. The full Irish Uplift connection from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland for two full weeks of camp, complete with weekend showcases and special events. Showcases will be produced July 16-20 and 23-27 and will be open to the public. Camp cost is $150/week, and $100 for each additional sibling. Limited scholarships available. For information, call Karen Logue at (859) 583-0417 or email karenlogue@hotmail.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. 

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: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us

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: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us

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: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us

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 Studio: Soulshine Painting Night, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. 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.  Constitution Square, 6-9 p.m. April 11. Inspired by a photograph from Danville artist Geri Trinler, this painting is part of the local masterpieces series. Cost is $35. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, April 9-May 21 at CAC, Danville. From forming to firing to your table, this beginning wheel throwing class will teach you how to take mud from the earth and turn it into a functional, artistic ware. Cost is $160. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

The Art Museum in the Modern World, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 11-25 at CAC, Danville. Join us for a series of lectures that will explore the sometimes surprising ways in which art museums intervene in contemporary society. Cost is $30. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Soulshine Selfies for Kids, 10-11:30 a.m. April 14 at CAC, Danville. Kids will create a make a magical, mixed-media self-portrait by combining painting and photos. The results are super funky and wonderfully unique every time. Cost is $15. 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; (859) 236-4054.

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.


Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, March 22), Monday and March 29 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 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. Monday 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: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Lincoln County Public Library (LCPL), 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, 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.

Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at American Legion Post 46, 45 Spears Lane, Danville. Info: wrarc.com


Tween Lab: March Madness Scorers, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, 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. today (Thursday, 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.

Book signing with Jenean McBrearty, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville.  Info: (859) 238-7323.

The Roots of Consequences of Childhood Trauma, presented by Kathy Miles will be 3 p.m. Sunday,  at Boyle County Public Library. This will be a background talk in preparation for Scarlet Cup Theater’s next production, “Gidion’s Knot.” Learn about risk factors for youth suicide, some basic national and Kentucky statistics, and warning signs. 

Tween Writing Group, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Have fun with creative writing. This month we will learn fun techniques for bullet journals. For ages 9-13, held in Storytime Room. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Women’s Writer’s Panel Discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This women’s conference will feature local women who are successful published writers, including Liz Ordorff, Yolantha Harrison-Pace, Heather Henson, and Bobbie Curd. Register at arts@historicdanvilleky.com. Sponsored by the Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County, BCPL and Heritage Business and Professional Women. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Adulting: Spring Cleaning, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. It’s the perfect time to declutter your home. Learn organizing tips and ways to clean your home with green cleaning products. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Virtual Field Trip, 4:30 p.m. March 29 at BCPL, Danville. Take a virtual tour of the new Museum of the American Revolution hosted by I Survived author Lauren Tarshis and produced by Scholastic. Related activities and snacks will be provided. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Special Cards for Special People, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday 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. Saturday 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, 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.