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Weekender, Dec. 27

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MUSIC

Lunch with the Arts: Dick Domek (ragtime piano), noon-1 p.m. Jan. 16 at CAC, Danville. Dick Domek is pianist and music director for the Walnut Street Ramblers. Originally from Chicago, he started playing piano at an early age; he learned ragtime and jazz from recordings, sheet music, and working with other musicians. Cost is $5/$3 for students.

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. Special New Year’s Eve gala will go through 12:15 a.m. Jan. 1. 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. 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.

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.

OUT AND ABOUT

Contra Dance with caller Barbara Ramlow and band Dreamdance, 8-11 p.m. Jan. 5 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $9, $6/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws.

VISUAL ART

Growing Perspective, an exhibition by Matthew Kooster, through Saturday at CAC, Danville. Klooster is assistant professor of biology at Centre College. His paintings reflect an intentional effort to interweave his agricultural roots with an attentiveness to the natural world and an unconditional love for nurturing his children. Visual Puns, photographs by Milton Scarborough, is also on exhibit. Scarborough is professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at Centre College. In this imaginative series of photographs, Scarborough creates visual puns that will amuse and delight viewers. Info:communityartscenter.net

CLASSES/CAMPS

Music Mini Camp, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 at CAC, Danville. Open to ages 9-14, campers will spend the day making music with the Danville Children’s Choir. DCC Director Emily Roberts will lead students through a fun-filled day of musical exploration with an emphasis on singing. Cost is $40.

Starry Night Studio: Northern Lights, 7-9 p.m. Jan. 8 at CAC, Danville. Capture the magic of the Northern Lights in this beautiful painting. No previous experience is required. Cost is $28.

Drawing 102: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 14-Feb. 4 at CAC, Danville. For ages 14+, ready to take your drawing skills to the next level? Join Creative Director Brandon Long for this four-week skill-building class. This class builds on the topics of Drawing 101, but the previous course is not a prerequisite for enrollment. Cost is $60.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery (daytime), 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 26 at CAC, Danville. For ages 14+, this flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction. Cost is $160.

Art Adventures, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 5 at CAC, Danville. For ages 3-5, 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.

Art of Manners, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 5 at CAC, Danville. For age 5 to fifth-graders, students will learn about conversation tips & compliments, table manners & table settings, and thank-you cards. Cost is $40.

Kids Visual Arts (session 4), 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 6 at CAC, Danville. For grades PreK4 to third, an elementary visual arts class where students will be introduced to a range of artistic styles and mediums as learning about famous artists and their work. Cost is $40.

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

Homeschool Music, 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 21 at CAC, Danville. Grades K-8 join us for a six-week exploration of music theory and practice. Details are still forming but this will be a fun, hands-on class that introduces several different musical style and instruments. Cost is $60.

Elements of Painting (for Kids), 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 17-Feb. 7 at CAC, Danville. For grades 4-8, a four-week class where students will be introduced to the fundamental techniques of acrylic painting, including color mixing, shading, brush strokes, and more. Cost is $40.

Kids Art + Yoga, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 9 at CAC, Danville. For grades K-5, students will learn how to connect mind and body through art and movement. Each week, children will spend time relaxing their minds and bodies through yoga, then create some intuitive, free-flowing artwork. Students should bring a yoga mat or towel to class. Cost is $60.

Hand-Lettering Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 22 at CAC, Danville. In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including typography, pairing different lettering styles, making compositions, and more. Cost is $20.

Intro to Printmaking, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28 at CAC, Danville. For teens and adults, this beginner-level class introduces students to the basics of printmaking, including image selection, block preparation and carving, and image transfer techniques. No drawing experience is required for this class. Cost is $140.

Cotillion Class, 6:30-8 p.m. Fridays through February, and March 15 and 22 at CAC, Danville. For sixth-eighth grades, introduce a new generation to this charming Southern tradition. Led by Whitney Thomas, owner and director of Danville Dance Company. Cost is $100.

Munchkin & Me (18months to 3 years), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays 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. Info: communityartscenter.net

Adult Ed/GED, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday at The Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main St. Free program offered to help obtain GED. Enrollment in an online GED Prep program is also available at no cost. Info: (606) 922-6819

  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.

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: 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

Girls who Code Club, grades 3-5, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Jan. 15 and 20; and Feb. 19 at LCPL, Stanford. For grades 6-12 (enter club code KY9345 when registering), 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 15 and 29 ; Feb. 19; March 5 and 10; April 23; and May 7. Register at hq.girlswhocode.com, or contact Amanda Gearhart at (606) 365-7513, director@lcplinfo.org. For grades 3-5, enter code KY9344 when registering; enter KY9345 for grades 6-12.

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.

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.

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 ….

Boyle County Public Library 125th Anniversary Party, 11 a.m. Friday. Celebrate the library’s anniversary by doing a scavenger hunt and taking a walking tour of former library locations. Cake will be served in the lobby until 1 p.m. while supplies last.

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.

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.

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. Family Story Hour, 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at LCPL, Stanford.  Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend.