Weekender for Sept. 19, 2019

Published 8:07 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2019

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Buck Rogers and Jean Crawford Griffin rehearse for an evening of 10-minute plays. They hit the stage Friday-Sunday at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. Six winning plays plus one honorable mention will be performed as a result of the playwriting contest. The plays are: “Going Home,” by William Rayens; “The Reunion” by Virginia Biles; “You Haven’t Changed a Bit” by Donna Hoke; “Back on Top” by George Loukides; “Dress Blues” by Donald Loftus; “Alexa” by Callie Minks; and “Holiday Bus Trip” by McDowell Place residents. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets will be available at the door while they last, or purchase from westthill.net.


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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. Info: (859) 583-9780 

Live music at Mae Johnson’s White Barn, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Waynesburg. Cost is $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Every Saturday, a door prize will be awarded for tickets drawn for a $100 prize. Information: (606) 365-3417

Blue Groove Jazz, Oct. 11 at The Still at Ambrabev, 522 Techwood Drive, Danville. 

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. Info: John Hughes, (859) 583-4112

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. Info: (859) 733-0088

Fredia’s Country Music, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays 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 

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


“Larger than Life,” a collaborative exhibit from the Gathering Artists, through Nov. 1 at Art Center of the Bluegrass (ACB), 401 W. Main St, Danville. 

Garrard Arts center opening celebration, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at 206 Lexington St., Lancaster. Grand opening and gallery dedication; ribbon-cutting set for noon Oct. 4. Info: garrardarts.com


FOTL Film Series: Screwball Comedies, 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 19) at BCPL, Danville. In this 1941 film, two con artists set out to fleece a not-very-bright (but very rich) young man who is more interested in snakes than romance. Next movie, 7 p.m. Sept. 26; in this movie from 1942, a married couple is down on their luck financially. The wife runs away from the man she loves to save their marriage only to run into The Ale & Quail Club, an eccentric millionaire, and his mad sister.  True love will probably find a way to prevail. 


Garrard County Arts’ Summer Sizzle Karaoke Contest Grand Finale will be Sept. 28. at the Garrard County Fairgrounds. Sing-offs will compete at 3 p.m. Finals will be at 7 p.m. All funds raised will be used for the benefit of our new Garrard Arts Center.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursdays at The Still at Ambrabev, 522 Techwood Drive, Danville, for Family Feud-style trivia. Sept. 19, Marvel comics and movies; Sept. 26, Weird Science. 

Comedy night, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at The Still, Danville. Four guest-comedians and special dinner offered. 

Appalachian Fall Festival, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at Logan’s Fort, Stanford. Live music by Jerry Bowling with the Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, and food, craft and activities sponsored by the high school and middle school clubs. Free copies of the Big Read book, “Burning Bright,” will be given away. This event is the kick-off for the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read program. Info: (606) 365-7513, lcplinfo.org 

Jane’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5 p.m. Thursdays at Jane Barleycorns, 130 S. Fourth St.  A new craft cocktail featured every week using premium spirits and other ingredients. Info: exploretock.com/janebarleycorn, (859) 324-5036

Contra Dance, with caller Naresh Keswani and live band, 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 27 (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.us

Contra Dance, with caller Charley Harvey and band Berea Castoffs, 8-11 p.m. Sept. 28 at Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Cost is $9/adults, $6/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 985-5501, bereacontradance@gmail.com 


Diabetes Self-Management Class Series (Part 2), 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This free three-part class series covers the many facets of managing diabetes. Presented by Kathy Crown-Weber, in partnership with the Mercer and Boyle County Health Departments. Registration is required to ensure adequate seating and materials. Call Kathy at the Mercer County Health Department, 859-734-4522 ext 134 to reserve a spot.

Adult How-To: Car Stuff, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville Learn skills every car owner should know, including how to change a tire. 


Adult Education GED Class. 5 p.m. Mondays at BCPL, Danville. Earn your GED for free. Offered by the Boyle County Adult Education GED Program. Info: (606) 922-6819 

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

Tai Chi, 2 p.m. Wednesdays at A Gathering Place, 569 Jean Drive. Open to all senior citizens in the area. Info: (859) 236-2070

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

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

Guitar instruction by Jeff Cain, at CAC, Danville. Info: jcain807@hotmail.com, (606) 669-3040


Classic Games Club, 2 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville. Play Chess, Scrabble, Checkers, Cards, Yahtzee, and more at the Library. Play to meet new faces, or practice your strategy with old friends.  Open to all ages and skill levels.

Adult Dungeons & Dragons Club, 4:30 p.m. Sunday at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy a role-playing game in a social group setting. Create fantastic characters and take them through stories, battles, and challenges. Refreshments and gaming supplies provided. New players are welcome. For ages 18 and up. 

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn to code at the Library at this self-paced class. No experience required. For all students in grades 6-12.  Email danville.code@gmail.com to register.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club, 4-7 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy a role-playing game in a social group setting. Create fantastic characters and take them through stories, battles, and challenges. Refreshments and gaming supplies provided. New players are welcome. For ages 13-18. (BCPL Community Room)

Tween Book Club, 4:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. The book selection for this month is “The Gauntlet” by Karuna Riazi. Register and pick up a free copy of the book at the library. For ages 9-13. 


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

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. 


Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 19) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. Books are available at the circulation desk. 

 Disaster Preparedness Month: Severe Weather, 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at BCPL, Danville. Join us for information on how to stay safe during severe weather, such as tornadoes or winter storms. Presented by Mike Wilder, director of Danville-Boyle County Emergency Management Agency. 

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion, 4 p.m.  today (Thursday, Sept. 19) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “Beyond Glory” by Larry Smith. Books are available at the circulation desk. 

Magic the Gathering, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, Sept. 19) at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy a fun, challenging card game at the library. Learn how to play Magic the Gathering, a fast-paced strategy card game in a casual environment. 

DIY Book Page Garden, 4:30 p.m.  today (Thursday, Sept. 19) at BCPL, Danville. Use pages from old books to make flowers and succulents to create a paper garden! For ages 9-13. 

Travel Talking: Australia and New Zealand, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville.  Gayle Waddell will share photos and talk about the differences and similarities of these two countries. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Teen Reads, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be reading “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo. Pick up a free copy at the circulation desk. For ages 13-18. 

Author Visit with Sherry Robinson, 1 p.m. Wednesday at BCPL, Danville. Local Kentucky author will discuss and sign copies of her new novel, “Blessed.” 

Family Story Time: Money as You Grow, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at LCPL, Stanford.  Children of all ages and their families will learn about money including earning, spending, saving, sharing and borrowing. This program is a part of the Thinking Money for Kids exhibit. 

STEAM Lab: Popsicle Stick LED Flashlight, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at BCPL, Danville. Use circuits and positive electrical charge to build your own LED flashlight using a popsicle stick, LED light, conductor, and power source. For ages 9-13. 

Master Builders, 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at BCPL, Danville. Build anything you can imagine with LEGO, K’NEX, Brain Flakes, Magna Tiles, & marble run tracks! All supplies will be provided. 


Celebrating a Universe of Stories, 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at BCPL, Danville. The library hosted a series of speculative fiction writing workshops over the course of our summer reading program. This Saturday the participants will read selections from the published collection of their work. 

Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Mondays at BCPL, Danville. Join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and finger play. This six-week program is designed especially for infants and their caregivers. Registration required. 

Crafters Who Care, 6 p.m. Mondays. Knit and crochet hats and scarves for those in need. No experience necessary.

 Homework Help, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays at BCPL, Danville. All school ages can work on homework at the library. Librarians will be there to help with any questions. Laptops with access to tutor.com will be available to use. Snacks will be provided. 

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. 

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. 

Boyle County Public Library Summer Storytimes: Toddler, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Preschool, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, for children 3-5. 

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 

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. 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

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 344 Swope Dr., Danville. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info: (859) 583-8000, thedollhousemuseum.com

Little Paws Piano and Music Studio, 475 West Main St., Danville. Classes like Kindermusik; private instruction available. Info: (859) 319-1066

Opening Act Studio, at Hometown Kids, 440 W. 4th St., Perryville. Theater and performance taught by Emma Steberl; limited scholarships available. Info: (859) 319-6821.