Live country and Southern rock by Southern Rain band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Live music, 8 p.m.-midnight every Friday and Saturday night, Silver Eagle Entertainment and Music, located at the old Food Lion location in Lancaster. Cost: $5. Information: (859) 792-6694.
Live country music by Kentucky Strangers, 7-10 p.m. every Friday night, The Barn, 345 Buster Pike, Burgin. Cost: $8. Food served at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Information: Tommy Hurst, (859) 748-9689.
Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Enter through back door. Information: John Hughes, (859) 583-4112, or CAC (859) 236-4054.
“Peace and Happiness,” Summer Singers Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m. July 30, The Presbyterian Church of Danville. Free. Summer Singers is one of three choirs of Danville Sings, an umbrella organization sponsored by the Community Arts Center. The group has 70 singers, from junior high school age well into senior citizenship. It rehearses every Monday evening during June and July. Several families of two to four singers participate together and singers come from Danville, Harrodsburg, Richmond, Somerset, Hustonville, Stanford, Lawrenceburg, Perryville and Lexington. Barbara Hall, professor of music at Centre College, founded the group in 1985 and continues as its conductor.
Live music by The Resonators, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, 303W, 303 W. Main St. Information: (859) 236-2159 or (859) 748-5906.
“High School Musical Jr.,” July 20-22, West T. Hill Community Theatre. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $10. Tickets: (859) 319-0205 or www.westthill.com.
“High Strangeness,” July 10-21, Pioneer Playhouse. Showtime: 8:30 p.m.; $16. Dinner and show: 7:30 p.m.; $28. Information: (859) 236-2747. Website: www.pioneerplayhouse.com.
“James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky,” 8:30 p.m. July 20-21, 27-28, Fort Harrod Amphitheater, Harrodsburg. Doors open at 8 p.m. Cost: $10. Information: (859) 734-3314.
“Bottoms Up!,” July 10-21, Pioneer Playhouse. Showtime: 8:30 p.m.; $16. Dinner and show: 7:30 p.m.; $28. Information: (859) 236-2747. Website: www.pioneerplayhouse.com.
Contra Dance, with caller Barbara Ramlow and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 27 (Beginner lesson 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.), ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington, $7 adult, $5 students and first-timers. For information call (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws/. LexDance: Lexington Traditional Dance Association.
Contra Dance, with callers Chris Bischoff and Susan Moffett, and band Keltricity, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Beginner lesson, 7:30-8 p.m. Cost: $7/adults, $4/students and seniors. Information: (859) 985-5501 or http://www.folkcircle.org/contra/ or BereaContraDance@gmail.com.
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The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 344 Swope Drive, Danville. Cost: $7/adults, $5/children 2-12. Information: (859) 583-8000.
Summer Night Hike, 8 p.m. Aug. 11, Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge.
Lawn Chair Theater, sponsored by Heart of Danville, dusk Friday, Constitution Square. Free. Friday’s featured film: “A Dolphin Tale.” All movie-goers will receive a free bag of popcorn, courtesy of Community Trust Bank.
Picnic in the Park, noon Friday, under the old osage orange tree, Old Fort Harrod State Park. Featured performers: High Heels and Sneakers.
Guided Nature Hikes, 1:30 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 27, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Free; hike begins at West Lot Trailhead No. 2.
Evening Picnic Cruises on the Dixie Belle riverboat, 6:30-8 p.m. July 21 and 28, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Cost: $35; reservations required. Information: (800) 734-5611, ext. 1545.
Mercer County Fair, July 16-21, Mercer County Fairgrounds. Information: (859) 734-5546.
Gifts from the Shaker Garden, with David Larson, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 21 and 28, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Cost: $65; reservations required. Information: (859) 734-5611, ext. 1545.
Beginning Ballroom Dance, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Arts Center. Instructor: Wesley Bratcher. Registration: www.communityartscenter.net.
Broadway Summer Intensive, for ages 8-14, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, July 16-28, William E. “Bunny” Davis Recreation Complex. Cost: $150/single; $250/single plus siblings. For ages 5-7: 1-3 p.m.¿July 10, 12 and 14; cost, $75. Both camps will be held upstairs at the center and both camps will be invited to attend the Broadway Intensive showcase July 28 to perform for friends and families. Taught by Alex Meckes and Dawn Schulz Campbell. Registration: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Instructor: Hal Davis. Cost: $35 plus materials. Information: (859) 925-2741.
Introductory Oil Painting, beginning Aug. 1 and 2 for eight weeks, Paint Lick Community Arts Center, formerly First Southern National Bank. Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday.
Guitar, mandolin, bass, flute, song-writing and improvisation for all ages and all levels, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Jack Covell, (859) 319-0773.
Piano lessons, for children and adults, by appointment, daytime hours, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Richard Ferreira, (859) 329-7814.
Piano lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Vicki DeLys, (859) 319-5616 or email@example.com.
Violin lessons, by appointment, Community Arts Center. Registration: instructor Phil DeHaan, (859) 509-4293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Childbloom guitar program, an innovative approach to music-making and skill development with the guitar, designed for children ages 5-12, Community Arts Center. Information: Jeff Hogue, (859) 913-1676.
New Horizons adult beginning band rehearsals, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Community Arts Center. Information or to register: www.communityartscenter. net, or attend a rehearsal.
Pottery Art Camps for Kids, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday through Friday, through Aug. 3, Ceramic Creation by Jaque, 535 S. Fourth St. Cost: $20/day or $70/week. For ages 5 and up. A non-refundable advance deposit is required for each day or week of art camp. Make-up sessions must be completed within the June/July/August 2012 summer months. Information: (859) 236-7288 or email@example.com. Website: www.ceramiccreationsbyjaque.com.