Weekender for Jan. 23, 2020

Published 5:21 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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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

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• 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

• Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 7 at Wilderness Trail Distillery’s  First Friday event. Food and cocktails for sale.

• 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


• Harvey’s Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Mondays at Harvey’s, 120 S. Fourth St., Danville. Hosted by Mike Archer, cost is $20 per team for up to six members. Gift cards and T-shirts awarded to the top three winners, as well as other goodies that vary weekly.


• “The Piano Paradox, 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 23) at Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center in Danville High School. Free public performance of a drama by Liz Orndorff, with music by Travis Kern. Presented by the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County with support from the Agency for Substance  Abuse Policy as well as other community agencies.

• Actors needed for “The Skeleton in the Closet,” 10 a.m. Saturday at Boyle County Public Library (BCPL). An organizational meeting held about the interactive murder mystery to be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, written by Lyndsi Hersch. Library is seeking actors, but no audition is necessary. About the mystery: When building inspectors find a skeleton in the concealed closet of an abandoned home, a cold case becomes hot. The body is that of presumed runaway, Valorie Knight, who has been classified as “missing” for over a decade. Now, old suspects are rounded up and a special task force is brought in to determine who among them has been hiding a dirty little secret. Feb 25 will be a free event, recommended for ages 13 and older.


• Memories Worth Remembering II Writing Workshop, 2 p.m. Saturday at BCPL, Danville. Part three of a four-part series, led by local author Paul Stansbury, offering an opportunity to discuss ideas, receive feedback and learn how to write about one’s recollections. For ages 17 and up.

• Mini Masters: Art Local, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 5 at Art Center of the Bluegrass (ACB), Danville. For grades K-3, a four-week session, using inspiration from the New Year New Art exhibit for students to study work of local masters to create their own original work. Visits from artists-in-residence Sarah Wiltsee, Katherine Updegraff-White and David Farmer. Cost is $40. Info: www.artcenterky.org

• Adult How To: Set SMART Goals, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Setting goals is a great way to plan things out from financial goals to fitness goals. Setting SMART goals can make it easier to achieve whatever goal you set. At this free program you’ll learn helpful tips on how to set SMART goals for your life.

• Makerspace Lab: Button Maker, 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to make buttons to pin on clothes, backpacks, and more with the Library’s button maker. For ages 9-18. (BCPL Storytime Room)

• Fundamentals of Photography: A Film Series & Discussion Group, 5:30 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month at LCPL, Stanford. The first meeting is today: Lenses and Focal Length.  Due to the unpredictable weather this time of year, these classes will be canceled if Lincoln County schools are closed due to inclement weather.

• 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

• Papermaking, 5 p.m. Feb. 11 at LCPL, Stanford. Children of all ages will explore the process of making paper. Participants will create their own recycled, handmade paper. 

• Resumes 101, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 11 at LCPL, Stanford. Keisha Newell from the Kentucky Career Center will be at the library to assist with resumes and other job application needs.  One-on-one assistance is provided.  For more info, call (859) 239-7411.

• 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


• Kids Science Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Perform winter-themed science experiments, including slime. The club will run for six weeks. Registration is required. Call or visit the library to register. For ages 5-8.

• 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, registration required. 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. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register. For all students in grades 6-12.

• Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club, 4 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.

• Tween Book Club, 4:30 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This month read a wintry mystery “Greenglass House” by Kate Milford. We’ll discuss the book and play games that go along with the story. Register and get a free copy of the book at the library. Ages 9-13.

• Homeschool Book Club, 10 a.m. first Monday of each month at LCPL, Stanford. Copies of “El Deafo” by Cece Bell are available to borrow for the Feb. 3 meeting.  All ages 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

• Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at GCPL, 101 Lexington St., Lancaster. Book available 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.


• Friends of the Library Annual Meeting & Kentucky Chautauqua, 5 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 23) at BCPL, Danville. Featuring the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation of “Jean Ritchie: Damsel with a Dulcimer,” performed by Rachel Lee Rogers. All are invited to attend this event. This program is funded in part by Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

• Build LEGO Hogwarts Express. 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Jan. 23)  at BCPL, Danville. Help build the LEGO® Hogwarts™ Express train from King’s Cross Station. The building set contains Platform 9 ¾, train with carriages, and character mini figures. Those who come to build will be entered to win a prize drawing for a 20th Anniversary edition of “Harry Potter.” Additional building times will be held after school on Jan. 16 and 23. Call the library for more details. For ages 9-13.

• Family Movie Night: ‘20s Party, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy life in the ‘20s with some “fantastic beasts” twists! Watch a magical movie set in the 1920’s while enjoying themed crafts and snacks. Create your own beasts and take photos with 1920’s inspired costumes.

• Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Join us for stories, songs, nursery rhymes, and finger play. This 12-week series is designed especially for infants and their caregivers. Registration required.

• Crafters Who Care, 3-5 p.m. Mondays. Knit and crochet hats and scarves for those in need. No experience necessary.

• Science in Play2go, through March 28 at LCPL, Stanford. The Kentucky Science Center’s traveling exhibit where kids of all ages can play and learn communication skills, teamwork, basic STEM principles and more. Open during regular hours.

• 4th Monday Book Discussion, 5 p.m. Monday at LCPL, Stanford. This month, discussing “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson. New members always welcome.  Copies of the book may be borrowed at the library or checked out through the Digital Library. 

• Books & Bagels, 10 a.m. second Tuesday of each month at LCPL, Stanford. Copies of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer will be available to borrow for Feb. 11 meeting.  This is a new book discussion group.  New members always welcome.

• Teen Artworks, 1 p.m. fourth Saturday of each month at LCPL, Stanford. Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to explore their artistic talents with different projects each month.  On Saturday, we will be making our own stickers. Registration is required by calling the library.

• Money Talks: Lunch & Learn Series, noon Jan. 29 at LCPL, Stanford. Featuring credit scores and reports. Registration required by Jan. 27. Light lunch provided. Next event is noon Feb. 5, featuring borrowing and using credit; and noon Feb. 12, retirement planning. Sessions canceled if school called off.

• Valentine’s Murder Mystery, 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at LCPL, Stanford. Teens and adults invited to participate in this mystery solving program. Registration is required by Feb. 6.  Each participant will be assigned a character.  Costume suggestions are provided but not required.  A light meal 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 Storytimes: Toddler, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Preschool, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays 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: 10 a.m. Thursdays for ages 12mos- 5 years old.  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. For February, senior citizens given free admission on Wednesdays and Fridays, with proof Danville or Boyle County proof of residency. Info: (859) 236-1883, 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.