LEXINGTON - Anyone who thinks they have the scariest scarecrow should check out the competition at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive, whose trails will be decorated with scarecrows entered by creative nature lovers, through Oct. 22, in conjunction with Trees, Trails and Creatures. For more information, call (859) 257-6955.
MOUNT STERLING - Buy, trade or sell guns and knives at the indoor show, part of the annual Court Days. Dealers are welcome, but no flea-market items. Browse more than 100 tables at the Clay Community Center on the Mount Sterling bypass.
CINCINNATI - "Discover Theater! featuring Disney's Cinderella KIDS & Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS" is a tale of regular kids using brain power, cooperation and their imaginations to make sure the curtain goes up on their school musical. Playing at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St. downtown. Tickets are $22. For tickets, call (513) 621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - Beef up the testosterone with "Muscular Music," by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Hear selections from "Spartacus," "Superman" and the Russian composer Dimitri Shostakovich at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Greaves Concert Hall, Northern Kentucky University. For tickets or more information, call (859) 431-6216 or visit www.kyso.org.
MIDSUMMER APPALACHIAN NIGHT
FORT THOMAS - The Village Players of Fort Thomas present "Midsummer Night's Dream" - with a twist. The Shakespeare classic is set in rural, turn of the century Appalachia. Performances are tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Fort Thomas Women's Club, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. For tickets, call (859) 392-0500. For more information, visit www.the-village-players.com.
LEXINGTON - See Jonathan Webb and the Collective Few, Hundred Dollar Handshake at The Dame, 156 W. Main St., at 9 p.m. The cost is $3, and all shows are 21 and older.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
TRAIL REPAIR WORKSHOP
WINCHESTER - For members of the Friends of Lower Howards Creek Nature Preserve, volunteer at a trail repair workshop. Participants should bring gloves and hand tools, such as machetes, grubbing hoes, axes and loppers. Visitors will meet at Hall's on the River and work upstream to Kitt's hole. The outing will take about three hours, with the opportunity for a longer hike when the work is done. Call 744-4888 for more information.
TREES, TRAILS & CREATURES
LEXINGTON - It's the Arboretum's annual event for children, from 5 to 7 p.m. Children will learn about ladybugs, butterflies, sunflowers and much more on guided tours of the gardens and woods. There will be food, crafts, pumpkin paintings and hands-on experiences, with an insect collection and leaf etchings. The cost is $1. For more information, call (859) 257-6955.
LEXINGTON - Catch an early show at The Dame, 156 W. Main St. See Burn Rome Burn at 7 p.m. The cost is $5. Then at 10 p.m., the late show features Club Dub at 10 p.m., $3. All shows are 21 and older.
MONDAY, OCT. 16
DAY OF THE DEAD
LEXINGTON - Designed to bring together Hispanics and non-Hispanics and to educated the community about one of Mexico's famous traditions, celebrate the Day of the Dead Festival in downtown Lexington. For a schedule of events, please call (859)) 252-5222.
LEXINGTON - Listen to the folk music of Maria Muldaur and Will Kimbrough at the taping of Kentucky's only live syndicated radio show. The show starts at 7 p.m. for WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, at The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. The audience is seated between 6:15 and 6:45. Tickets are $5 and parking is free in the City Annex parking garage on Main Street, just down from the theater. For more information, call (859) 252-8888.