Area entertainment and other offerings, May 24

Published 3:13 pm Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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Great American Brass Band Festival, Thursday-Sunday, May 31-June 3 in downtown Danville and various area locations. Pick up a copy of The Advocate-Messenger’s GABBF magazine for more details on the event’s offerings, as well as a schedule, or visit 

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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.

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

Fired 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.


Gallery Hop, 5:30-8 p.m. May 31 in downtown Danville. Free event where area artists are set up in multiple venues, marked with purple flags and maps available at each. Music, food and drinks, along with unique art fills the night. Organized by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County. 

The Illustrated Word, a Mahan Gallery Art Exhibit, through June 22 at Boyle County Public Library (BCPL), 307 W. Broadway St. The Kentucky Arts Council presents a traveling exhibit that connects visual art and literature. Info: (859) 238-7323

Second Look Quilt Challenge opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. May 31 at Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St.  This exhibit is all about the can-do spirit of upcycling, reuse, and creativity. All the quilts in the show feature at least 75-percent recycled/repurposed materials. Snacks, beer and wine for sale, live music. Info:, (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

Songs of the Other Side, by David Stenulson, through July 7 at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Classically trained Lexington artist Stenulson received his MFA from The New York Academy of Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Asbury. Working from life or memory, he blends classical style with psychological portrayals of subjective experiences partially derived from synesthesia. Open 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free admission. Info: 


Great American Swing Dance, 7:30 p.m. May 31 at Library Park. Swing by the Library Park for a Swing Dance Lesson from 7:30-8:00 p.m. and the Swing Dance & Concert from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Music provided by The Walnut Street Ramblers. Both the lesson and dance are free of charge. (In case of rain, this event will be held in the Library.)

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:


Sports Film Screenings, 5 p.m. June 12 at LCPL, Stanford. First up is a movie about a famous racehorse; 5 p.m. June 28, a classic baseball movie.  Popcorn and drinks will be provided. These programs are free and open to the public. Info: (606) 365-7513


Yoga for senior citizens, 10 a.m. Thursdays at A Gathering Place — Danville-Boyle County Senior Citizens, Inc., 569 Jean Drive. Led by Beverly Cochran, volunteer instructor. Open to all senior citizens in the area. Info: (859) 236-2070

Registration for Shamrock III acting camp (for ages 5-18) is still open. 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. Register online at; or fill out application and mail to P. O. Box 841 with check or money order. For information, call Karen Logue at (859) 583-0417 or email 

Starry Night Studios: Balloon Race, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at CAC, Danville. For ages 7+ (adults welcome). Cost is $28. Dapper Giraffe, 6:30-9 p.m. June 12, $30. Register online. Info:; (859) 236-4054

Wednesday Family Artworks, 11 a.m. Wednesday at LCPL, Stanford. Creating a sports key chain; at 11 a.m. June 27, creating a sports picture button. Family is welcome, young children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, call the library to register. Info: (606) 365-7513

Teen Cooking Camp, 1-2 p.m. June 4 at LCPL, Stanford. Teens (ages 13-18) get ready to cook up some delicious recipes this summer at the library. Learn to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.  Space is limited, call to register  Info: (606) 365-7513

Mini Masters Art Camp, 9 a.m.-noon June 4-8 at CAC, Danville. Enjoy a hands-on introduction to art history in this camp for young artists. We’ll study famous artists throughout history and create our own original artwork inspired by the Masters. Open to rising kindergarten to 3rd-graders. Cost is $100 per student. Info:; (859) 236-4054

Project Runway Art Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4-8 at CAC, Danville. Channel your inner fashion designer! We’ll put our “upcycling” skills to the test as we create fun, wearable art from recycled materials. Don’t miss the runway fashion show at the end of the week. Open to rising 4th- to 8th-graders. Info:; (859) 236-4054

Beaded Jewelry Workshop, 4:30-6 p.m. June 6 and June 13 at CAC, Danville. Create a necklace and bracelet set during this two-week workshop. All materials are provided and you’ll be able to select from a wide variety of beads when creating your jewelry. For ages 8+ (adults welcome). Cost is $35. Info:; (859) 236-4054

Soap-Making Tutorial, 5-6 p.m. June 7 at CAC, Danville. Explore the world of homemade soap in this “look and learn” workshop. Cost is $20, open to ages 14+ (adults welcome). Info:, (859) 236-4054

Ceramic Turtle Workshop, 4:30-6 p.m. June 11 and 25 at CAC, Danville. Create your own vibrant ceramic turtle for your garden or living room. Cost is $35, open to ages 7+  (adults welcome). Info:, (859) 236-4054

Stage Combat for Tweens and Teens, 6 p.m. June 26 at LCPL, Stanford. For grades 6-12, Kentucky Shakespeare will teach how to safely preform a staged fight using hand-to-hand combat and sword play. T Space is limited, registration is required. Info: (606) 365-7513

Adulting 101: Basic How-To’s for Ages 16-25, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, July 10-31 at LCPL, Stanford. Learn how to do basic adulting tasks. Space is limited, call to register. Info: (606) 365-7513

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

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


Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24) BCPL, Danville. Final class of the session; learn to code at the library. No experience required. Email to register. For all students in grades 6-12. (BCPL Computer Lab)

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

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

LEGO Club, 2 p.m. June 1 at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation to be put on display in the Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323

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. 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

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:


History  Café, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 24) at BCPL, Danville. Gather and chat about local history. The special topic this month is paleography – the study and deciphering of historical manuscripts (aka how to read chicken scratch). Info: (859) 238-7323

Hometown Teens exhibit opening/Summer Reading kickoff, 5:30-7:30 tonight (Thursday, May 24) at LCPL, Stanford. Join at the library for inflatables, music, food and fun. Sign up for summer reading (kids birth-18 years old) and view the new Hometown Teams exhibit. Enter to win tickets to the Louisville Slugger Museum. The exhibit will be on display until July 7. All LCPL events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Info: (606) 365-7513

Kentucky’s first Miss Basketball: Donna L.J. Murphy, 6 p.m. May 31 at  LCPL, Stanford. Murphy will share her historical perspective of Kentucky high school girls’ basketball, including personal experiences. Info: (606) 365-7513

Kentucky Chautauqua: Adolph Rupp, 6 p.m. June 7 at LCPL, Stanford. During the 42 years he coached the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, Rupp raised the game to near-religious status in the Commonwealth. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and an Olympic gold medal. Info: (606) 365-7513

Fizz, Boom, Fun, 11 a.m. June 8 at LCPL, Stanford. Join for hands-on science fun, learning about sports science. All ages welcome; activities are designed for ages 3-5.  At 11 a.m. July 13, we will learn mapping our town. Info: (606) 365-7513

Kentucky Derby Museum Day, 5 p.m. June 21 at LCPL, Stanford.  An interactive family program, then at 6 p.m., a more in-depth look at the history of the Kentucky Derby and the impact on our state. Info: (606) 365-7513

Ice Cream Adventure Day, 1-4 p.m. June 9 at CAC, Danville. Celebrate the start of summer with ice cream art projects, games and a trip to Orange Leaf to build your own edible masterpiece. Registration fee includes all materials and small sundae at Orange Leaf. In order to support students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, sign language interpretation will be provided at this event. Cost is $30, for kindergarten-6th grade. Info:, (859) 236-4054

Tween and Teen Breakout Game, 6 p.m. July 12 at LCPL, Stanford. Tweens and Teens (grades 6-12) will work together to solve puzzles and clues to “breakout” of the room. Space is limited, registration is required. Info: (606) 365-7513

Reptiles and Amphibians Program, 11 a.m. July 19 at LCPL, Stanford. Learn about some amazing reptiles and amphibians that live in Kentucky. This is a family-friendly program and is free and open to the public. Program presented by Inter-County Energy Cooperative. Info: (606) 365-7513

Tuesday night programs, 6 p.m. Tuesdays through July 31 at LCPL, Stanford. Every Tuesday, kids of all ages can enjoy a special program at the library. May 29, Sports Science; June 5, Minecraft Club; June 12, LEGO Club; June 19, Connecting with Circuits; July 3, LEGO Club; July 10, Finding Our Way: A Mapping Program; July 17, Minecraft Club; July 24, LEGO Club; July 31, Intro to Coding. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: (606) 365-7513

Tween & Teen Painting Night., 5:30 p.m. July 19 at LCPL, Stanford. Grades 6-12 may join for a night of painting a ballet dancer silhouette. Space is limited, registration is required. Info: (606) 365-7513

Birds of Prey, noon July 21 at LCPL, Stanford. Join as the Liberty Nature Center tells about their birds of prey; participants will get to meet and learn about some of their awesome raptors. 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. 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:, (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