Weekender, April 26

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by *NOON MONDAY* to be in the Thursday newspaper. Send events (must include complete information: hours, admission price, contact for info, etc.) to bit.ly/amevents. Events may also be emailed to bcurd@amnews.com.

MUSIC

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.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at Garden Club, Junction City. Cover is $10. Info: (859) 583-1100.

Leather and Lace,  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.

Walker Montgomery with Some Rock Band, 7 p.m. May 12 at the Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster. Tickets, more info: (859) 583-1716, lancastergrand.com

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.

VISUAL ART

Open to Interpretation, through May 25 at CAC, Danville. This exhibit showcases artwork by regional abstract artists. Learn about the creative processes and unique challenges behind making art without a specific subject matter. Exhibit includes hands-on opportunities to create your own abstract artwork. 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

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

AUDITIONS

Auditions for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,”  2:30 p.m. May 6 and 6:30 p.m. May 7 at West’s Wing on Third Street. Roles will be available for high school ages and adults. Production dates are July 6-8 and 13-15. Info: westthill.net

STAGE

Centre Music and Drama Department spring events — • April 28: Centre Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert, 4 p.m. Newlin Hall; • April 30: Kentucky Ensemble, 7 p.m., Combs Warehouse; • April 30: Piano Recitals, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Gillespie; • May 2: CentreJazz, 7:30 p.m. Combs Warehouse; • May 4: Emma King Voice Recital, 5 p.m. Gillespie Recital Hall; • May 6: Jessica Haralu Voice Recital, 4 p.m. Gillespie Recital Hall; • May 8: Rhythm Fusion & African Drum ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Weisiger Theatre; • May 9: Ordinary Days (musical), 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre (Fifth floor of Grant Hall, behind Norton Center) 

MOVIES 

Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase, 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 26) 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

OUT AND ABOUT

Jim’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Jane Barleycorn Market & Bar, 128 S. 4th St., Danville. Come taste a unique cocktail each Thursday, specially mixed by bartender Jim Rogan. Info: janebarleycorn.com

Contra Dance, with caller Shelly Zeiser and band Baba Yaga’s Stew, 8-11 p.m. May 5 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws

CLASSES/CAMPS

Registration for Shamrock III acting camp (for ages 5-18), 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 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. 

Money Smart Week: Reducing Home Energy Use with Landscaping, 5 p.m. today (Thursday, April 26) at BCPL, Danville. Alexis Sheffield from the Boyle County Extension Office will discuss different ways of reducing home energy use with creative landscaping. Info: (859) 238-7323

Best Plants for Butterflies, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Learn about the best plants for attracting butterflies. Presented by Alexis Sheffield, Horticulture Agent from the Boyle County Extension Office, held in the Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323

Adulting: Where Does Your Money Go? 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Explore different skills adults need to succeed. This month, learn the basics of money management and how to make wise financial choices. The program will be led by the Boyle County Extension Office. Info: (859) 238-7323

Money Smart Week, Financial Tea: Getting Into Investing, 1:30 Wednesday at BCPL, DanvilleLearn the basics of investing and how to work with the resources you have. Presented by financial planner Dawn Nelson. Info: (859) 238-7323

Money Smart Week: Reducing Home Energy Use via Landscaping, 5 p.m. April 26 at BCPL, Danville Alexis Sheffield from the Boyle County Extension Office will discuss different ways of reducing home energy use with creative landscaping. Info: (859) 238-7323

Garden Ornament class, 10-11:30 a.m. May 4 at Monday at Boyle County Extension Office. 99 Corporate Drive. Taught by Mary Hixson, Garrard County Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Cost is $5. Participants must register by Friday, May 4 by calling Extension Office. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Join us to make a Garden Ornament “Tower” using vintage glassware. Participants will have the option to use glassware they bring from home or use the glassware that is provided. A large plate is needed for the bottom foundation. After your yard/garden ornament has been made, light refreshments will be served. Info: (859) 236-4484

Protect Your History: How to Label an Object, 2 p.m. May 5 at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to correctly label various items for historic preservation. Registration is required. Call the library to register. Info: (859) 238-7323

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

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

CLUBS

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club, 2 p.m. May 4 at BCPL, Danville. The book selection this month is One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia. Discuss the book, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Info: (859) 238-7323

LEGO Club, 4 p.m. May 4 at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation to be put on display in the Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, April 25), Monday and May 3 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

Minecraft Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday at LCPL, Stanford. Info: 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: 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: 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: 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

AND MORE ….

Small appliances workshop, 6 p.m. Monday at Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, Danville. Small kitchen appliances have made home cooking easier over the years. Recently, items such as the electric programmable pressure cooker and air fryers have made their way into our homes. This free program will introduce health benefits, safety, and use of electric programmable pressure cookers such as the Instant Pot and air fryers. Participants who attend this free class will be entered in a drawing to win an air fryer, must call to sign up. Info: (859) 236-4484

Tween Lab: Galaxy Jars, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, April 26) at BCPL, Danville. Create your own “galaxy” to hold in your hand by mixing paint, glitter, and other ingredients. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323

History Cafè, 6 p.m. today (Thursday, April 26) at BCPL, Danville. Gather and chat about local history. This month, in honor of Money Smart Week, we’ll be talking about the history of banks in Boyle County. Info: (859) 238-7323

Family Science Expo, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at BCPL, Danville. Check out a wide variety of hands-on science demonstration stations performed by Centre College student science organizations. All ages are invited to attend this free event, held in Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323

Superhero Party, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Party with super games, crafts, movie screenings, and snacks inspired by your favorite superheroes. For ages 9-18. Info: (859) 238-7323

Adult Storytime, 9 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. A weekly social hour and book club for individuals with and without disabilities to utilize the library and pursue common interests together. Info: (859) 238-7323

Tween Writing Group: Blackout Poetry, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Have fun with creative writing using prompts and writing games. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323

Mindfulness Monday, 6:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Formerly Meditation Monday, enjoy a quiet space to practice meditation and mindfulness, led by Santosh David Smith. This month will also feature a brief discussion about the benefits of doodling. Info: (859) 238-7323

Now Playing Night, 4 p.m. May 3 at BCPL, Danville. Hang out at the library to play board games while watching an animated film from 2004 about a family of undercover superheroes. (Rated PG). For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323

Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier 1762-1834 — 1 p.m. Saturday at LCPL, Stanford. One of the most well-known stories to come out of Kentucky’s pioneer past involved 14-year-old Jemima. In July 1776, Boone was kidnapped by a group of Indians. Her father led a search party that caught up with the Indians and rescued the girls after three days in captivity.  Kentucky Chautauqua performer Betsy Smith, will deliver a historically accurate dramatization of Jemima Boone, daughter of Daniel Boone. Funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and Lindsey Wilson College. Info: (606)-365-7513

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. Wednesdays.  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. Info: (606) 365-7513