What's Happening in the Area

December 11, 2003


"A Portrait of Vietnam," photographs by Avery Crounse and Erin Crounse, through Friday, Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College. Free.

"Great Escapes," by The Escape Artists from London and Somerset, through December, Vinyard Room, Old Crow Inn. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Also on exhibit: Works by David Farmer, in the tasting room. Information: (859) 236-1808.

New watercolors by Jim Underwood, through December, Boyle County Library. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free.


Paintings by Diane Reed and Jackie Zimmerman, photography by John Robinson, through Jan. 9, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free.

"The Children's Hour: Toys from Our Past," exhibit of antique toys, through Dec. 20, Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington. Cost: $7; children under 12 free. Information: (859) 253-0362 or

Paintings by David Farmer, through Dec. 31, Miller Fine Art and Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-0402 or

"JUOGI," recept sculptures by Kenyan artist Jimmy Ongonga, through Dec. 20, Tuska Gallery, Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Free. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Friday. Information: (859) 257-5716.


Shane Eldridge and Kountry Storm, Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Hours: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Cost: $5. Information: (606) 365-3417.

Candy Cane Concert, by Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Ballet and Calvary Baptist Church Handbell Choir, 3 p.m. Sunday, Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. Cost: $12.50/adults, $9/children. Tickets: (859) 233-4226 or

DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. Monday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington. Cost: $6.25. Tickets: (859) 271-5653.


"Bah, Humbug!," musical version of popular "A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, West T. Hill Community Theatre. Cost: $8/advance, $9/door. Tickets: (859) 236-1310; all performances sold out.

"The Day Christmas Disappeared from Evergreen Town," an Arts for Kids, ETC theatre training program production, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Danville City Hall. Cost: $2. Children 5 and up welcome without an adult. Refreshments served.

"Last Stop Until Christmas," 21st Century student production, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Boyle County Middle School. Free; donations accepted.


For "The Cemetery Club," Ragged Edge Community Theater's winter production, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Main Street, Harrodsburg. Roles available: four women and one man; auditions consist of readings from the script. Backstage and technical crew needed. Production dates: Feb. 20-21 and 27-29. Information: (859) 734-2389.


Contra dance, 8:30-11 p.m. Sunday, Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Music by Contrary Travelers. Dress for energetic activity. Cost: $8/adults, $4/students and children. Information: (800) 598-5263.


Tour of Old Crow Inn, 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, 471 Stanford Ave. Includes discussion of six families that have lived in the house as well as interesting architectural features. $6 fee goes to Old Crow Inn Educational Foundation. Reservations required; call (859) 236-1808.

Southern Lights, 5:30-10 p.m. through Dec. 31, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. Cost: $12/carload. Information: (859) 255-5727.

Directors sought for 2004-2005 season of productions at Ragged Edge Community Theater. Send resumes to: RECT, P.O. Box 157, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Information: (859) 734-2389.

Tim Wilson, comic/musician, through Saturday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $12.25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $16.25; 7, 9:15 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $19.25. Box office hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Web site:

Christmas in Mackville, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Mackville Community Center. Featuring Larry Sanders and Borderline and a country ham dinner. Cost: $12/advance, $10/groups of 10 or more, $15/door and $6/under 12. Information: (859) 262-6105.

Shaker Order of Christmas, about Shaker Christmas traditions, 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Admission charged. Information: (859) 734-5411.

Candlelight Tour of Homes, 4-9 p.m. Friday, historic Bardstown. Cost: $12. Information: (800) 638-4877.

"1750-1840-Era Trade Fair," noon-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, American Legion hall, Perryville. Cost: $3. Information: (859) 332-2444.

"A Twilight Christmas in the Country," featuring gifts and refreshments in each room, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Forkland Community Center, Ky. 37. Cost: $5.

Community Christmas Caroling in the Village, 7 p.m. Saturday, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Cost: canned good. Information: (859) 734-5411.

Fourth Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour, by Woodford County Historical Society, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $10. Information: (859) 873-6786 or

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (859) 236-2551 with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail

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