Weekender, August 23
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Main Street Live presents Jonathan Hutcherson, 6-9 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 23) at Weisiger Park. The event, rescheduled from last week due to weather, offers live music, beer and food. Hutcherson is a singer/songwriter from Wilmore, and his music is described as Christian/blues/country. Sales benefit Heart of Danville in its promotion of downtown Danville. The non-profit organization the event is pairing with this month is the Great American Brass Band Festival, which will have representatives there collecting donations and giving an update on the festival.
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.
Upstage, 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. Every Saturday, a door prize will be awarded for tickets drawn for a $100 prize.
Fredia’s Country Music, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4221 Dry Ridge Road, Liberty. Cost is $6 at the door. A new band plays every weekend, family-friendly environment. Info: (606) 706-8596
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.
Lee Cruse, Aug. 24-25 at Pioneer Playhouse, Danville. A special comedy weekend to cap off the oldest outdoor theater in Kentucky. TV funnyman Cruse will perform two nights of stand-up. Info: pioneerplayhouse.com, (859) 236-2747. *Check back Friday for more about Cruse, how he got into comedy and his Kentucky All-Stars Comedy Tour.
En Plein Air — featuring the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky, Monday through Aug. 31 at Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St. Opening reception will be 5:30-7 p.m. Friday. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054
Keep Your Clothes on!, through Sept. 8 at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Admission is free. No nudes allowed in this figurative show featuring Gayle Cerlan, Roy Ruiz Clayton, Marcia Cone, Larry Forgard, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Angie Reed Garner, Joyce Garner, Melissa Hall, Rodney Hatfield, Georgia Henkel, John Lackey, Bob Lockhart, Lora Murphy, Helene Steene, Sharon Weiss, and Deborah Westerfield. Regular hours are 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Info: neweditionsgallery.com.
OUT AND ABOUT
Summer Sizzle Karaoke contest, 7 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 8 at Leo’s Restaurant, 237 Lexington Road in Lancaster. Held as a fundraiser for the Garrard Community Art Center’s new building. Entry fee is $20 for first try, and $10 for each additional song. Each weekend, three contestants will pass on to the finals in September. Cash and prizes will be presented on finals night. Info: BG Lewis, (859) 948-6988, or email email@example.com
JB’s Cocktail Society, 5 p.m. Thursdays at Jane Barleycorn Market & Bar, 128 S. 4th St., Danville. Come taste a unique cocktail each Thursday. Info: www.janebarleycorn.com
Contra Dance, with caller Dugan Murphy and band Audrey Budington and Kristen Planeaux, 8-11 p.m. Sept. 1 (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $9/adults, $6/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or ltda.ws
Dance Class, 4 p.m. Thursdays at BCPL, Danville. Come learn beginning ballet with instructor Michaela Stone. (Ages 9-18) Info: (859) 238-7323
Kid’s Yoga, 11 a.m. Mondays at BCPL, Danville. Promote health and relaxation at this seven-week program designed especially for younger children. This program will be led by Lindley Zanolli. *Registration is required. (For preschool-aged children) Info: (859) 238-7323
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
Art Adventures, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Sept.4-25 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, open to ages 3-5.
Kids Visual Arts (PK4-3rd grade), 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5-Dec. 5 at CAC, Danville. Students will be introduced to a range of artistic styles and mediums, including learning about famous artists and their work. Cost is $40 per 4-week session.
Street Art (4th – 8th grade), 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 6-27 at CAC, Danville. In this four-week class, we’ll think outside the box – and outside the building – as we study and experiment with techniques in urban street art. Cost is $40.
Munchkin & Me (18months to 3 years), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Sept. 7-May 17 at CAC, Danville. Introduce your tiny artist to the arts in this free, drop-in class for toddlers and their caregivers. The program combines art-making with literacy activities.
Starry Night Studio: Just Ducky, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5 at CAC, Danville. This cheerful rubber ducky will make you smile every time you look at him. Painters ages 7+ may participate unaccompanied. For all ages, cost is $28.
Intro to Printmaking, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 6-Oct. 25 at CAC, Danville. Beginner-level class by Jonas Hurley introduces students to the basics of printmaking, including image selection, block preparation and carving, and image transfer techniques. No drawing experience required. Cost is $140.
Adult Group Voice Lessons, 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18-Nov. 13 at CAC, Danville. Instructed by Barbara Hall, this course is for adults who love to sing and want to learn more about the basic techniques of singing to improve their vocal range, breathing, resonance, and tone quality. Cost is $96.
Painting 101, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 9 at CAC, Danville. For teens and adults,this course is structured for anyone wanting to explore painting with acrylics. Cost is $90.
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.
Martial Arts, grades K-3 held 5-6 p.m. Thursdays; grades 4-6 held 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. Cost is $55 for six-week session, payment due with registration by Aug. 16. Info: Deronda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jump into Spanish, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Mondays at GEC, Lancaster. New club led by Claudia Lucas, open to grades K-5. Cost is $25. Info: Deronda.email@example.com
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, (859) 209-1265
Piano instruction by Mary DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (502) 625-6430
Guitar instruction by Jeff Cain, at CAC, Danville. Info: email@example.com, (606) 669-3040
TWEEN Great American Read Book Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be reading “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. Sign up and pick up your free book at the Library. (Ages 9-13) Info: (859) 238-7323
Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn to code at the Library. No experience required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. For all students in grades 6-12. (BCPL Computer Lab)
TEEN Great American Read Book Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be reading “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. (Ages 13-18) Info: (859) 238-7323
Crafters Who Care, 6 p.m. Mondays 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. Tuesdays 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
AND MORE ….
Tween Master Builders, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 23) at BCPL, Danville. Build or create anything you can imagine with a wide variety of building supplies, including LEGOs, K’NEX, Magna Tiles, marble run tracks, and more. (For ages 9-13.) Info: (859) 238-7323
History Café: Trash, Treasures, & the Passing of Time, 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 23) at BCPL, Danville Jerry Sampson will be on hand to answer questions about personal archives. Info: (859) 238-7323
Bed Turning Quilt Demonstration, 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 23) at BCPL, Danville. The history of Civil War replica quilts will be shared as each quilt is viewed. Hosted by the Pieceable Friends Quilt Guild, the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County, and the Boyle County Public Library.
Adulting: Meal Prepping, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn tips and tricks on how to save time and money by prepping your meals in advance. Offered in partnership with the Boyle County Cooperative Extension Office. Info: (859) 238-7323
Mouse Paint Tie Dye Workshop, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Stuff and tie-dye a mouse using special bottle paint. Limited spaces available. Register in the Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323
Gallery Talk – En Plein Air, 1-2 p.m. Aug. 30 at CAC, Danvile. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the “En Plein Air” exhibit with guest speakers John Andrew Dixon, Donna Elam, and Roni Gilpin at this free, public event.
Breakout Room, 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at BCPL, Danville. Use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles to open the locked box to reach the reward. (Storytime Room; ages 7-13.) Info: (859) 238-7323
TEEN Breakout, 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at BCPL, Danville. Solve all the puzzles and lock combinations before time runs out! (Mahan meeting room; Ages 13-18) Info: (859) 238-7323
ADULT Breakout, 4 and 5 p.m. Aug. 30. Solve all the puzzles and lock combinations before time runs out! (Conference room; ages 18+) Info: (859) 238-7323
Adult Storytime, 9 a.m. Mondays 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
Teen Gaming, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Watch movies at this casual event for teens. Snacks will be served. (For ages 13-18.) Info: (859) 238-7323
Book Swap, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 6 at GEC, Lancaster. Bring five books and take five books, sponsored by the Garrard County Community Education Program in celebration of National Read a Book Day. Books should have owners’ names in them in case they are not chosen, they can be returned. Books need to be brought to room 200 of the GEC prior to Sept. 6. Donations are also being taken for the event, and will be used for literacy projects and be given to children and adults. Info: Deronda.email@example.com
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. 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.