LEXINGTON - Swing your partner round-and-round as you learn the art of Contra Dance, several folk dance styles where couples dance in lines. Beginners lessons start at 7:30 p.m. at the ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St. Bernadine Zennie will be the caller, and "Old Paris Elkhorn" will perform live music. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students and first-timers. Call (859) 552-5433 or visit swingshift.ltda.ws for more information.
LEXINGTON - Get ready to dust off your old junk and bring it to the University of Kentucky's campus. As a fundraiser to UK's Art Museum, appraisers from the "Antiques Roadshow" will be at the Singletary Center for the Arts to appraise antiques from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $11 per appraisal, and the limit is three items. For more information call (859) 257-5716 or visit www.uky.edu/ArtMuseum.
LEXINGTON - Listen to the sounds of soulful and melodic indie tunes tonight at 9 p.m. at Natasha's Cafe, 112 Esplanade. Ellery has several critically acclaimed CDs and has been part of a national tour. They continue to capture critics' and fans' hearts. The cover charge for the show is $5. For more information visit www.beetnik.com or call (859) 259-2754.
CLERMONT - Explore all that nature has to offer in the wintertime at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest from 1 to 4 p.m. On the first Saturday of every month, people training to become naturalists lead fun and entertaining programs at the Nature Exploration Station at the arboretum's visitor center. Children and adults are invited to enjoy the varied interpretations of nature, and you might get the opportunity to stroke a snake, look a toad in the eye, hear hidden stories in plants and trees, figure out the food chain and discover a whole lot more about humans' connection with nature. You also get take-home, nature-inspired craft projects. The program is free and open to the public. Visit www.bernheim.org for more information.
LEXINGTON - The Lexington Public Library, 140 E. Main St., is hosting a knitting class from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The class is focused toward beginners and those who just want to brush up on the basics of knitting. Needles and yarn will be provided. Reservations are required, and you must be 7 years of age or older. Call (859) 231-5534 or visit www.lexpublib.org for more information.
LEXINGTON - There are more 100 trees native to Kentucky, so grab your hats and notebooks and join the staff of McConnell Springs Park, 416 Rebmann Lane, for a winter tree identification and hike through the forest. The event is free and open to the public. it begins at 1 p.m. For more information call (859) 225-4073 or visit www.mcconnellsprings.org.
LEXINGTON - Waddle your way to the Explorium of Lexington to participate in January Fun: Crafts for Kids from 2 to 3 p.m. This week the Explorium staff will be helping children with penguin arts and crafts. The crafts are free with admission, which is $5 per person. For more information call (859) 258-3253 or visit www.explorium.com.
LEXINGTON - The Kentucky Bride Bridal Show is taking place at the Lexington Convention Center from noon to 5 p.m. To-be brides can meet with the bluegrass region's best wedding service providers in the area. There will also be runway fashion shows throughout the day. For more information call (859) 271-1499 or visit www.lexington-bridalshow.com.
LEXINGTON - If you are a fan of Ryan Adams, The Black Crowes or The Eagles, then the Dame, 156 W. Main St., has got a show for you. The band Georgia will be playing at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $3. You must be 21 years or older to attend this show. For more information call (859) 226-9005 or visit www.dameky.com.