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Around Kentucky

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By The Staff

Oct. 17-18

Kentucky State Gospel Singing Convention at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City. (270) 678-3575 or www.kentuckystategospelsingingconvention.org

Saturday, Oct. 18

Farm Day events at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

Museum GO Round annual art festival for young people at the Explorium of Lexington. (859) 258-3253 Ext. 19 or www.explorium.com

Lincoln campaign stop at the Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven with an inaugural address by President Elect Abraham Lincoln. (502) 549-5470

Country and southern gospel concert by Terry Milby of Cross Over Ministries in Glendale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (270) 405-6489

Mensa admission test by Kentuckiana Mensa at the Louisville Free Public Library at 9:30 a.m. (502) 241-0699 or www.us.mensa.org

Monday, Oct. 20

Toyota Women's Conference from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Galt House East in Louisville. www.toyotageorgetown.com/women

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Toyota Women's Conference from 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Lexington Center's Heritage Hall in Lexington. www.toyotageorgetown.com/women

Friday, Oct. 24

"An Evening of Kentucky Music" featuring three Kentucky bands performing as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Sunday, Oct. 26

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual 5K walk sponsored by the American Cancer Society beginning at 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Louisville. (502) 584-WALK or makingstrides.acsevents.org/Louisville

Friday, Oct. 31

"Interpretation" Community Scholars program training at Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington. (502) 564-1792 Ext. 4555

Saturday, Nov. 1

A Shaker Breakfast event at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

"Presentation" Community Scholars program training at Kenton County Public Library and Artisans' Enterprise Center. (502) 564-1792 Ext. 4555

Friday, Nov. 7

"Grants" Community Scholars program training at Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington. (502) 564-1792 Ext. 4555

Saturday, Nov. 8

"Thanksgiving Tea" at the Brown-Lanier House in Mill Springs. (606) 871-9723

A Shaker Breakfast event at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

Saturday, Nov. 22

Creative drawing workshop at the Shaker Museum in Auburn from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

Monday, Dec. 1

Deadline to apply for the New Opportunity School for Women winter residential session. (859) 985-7200

Dec. 5-6

Holiday Market at Shakertown at the Shaker Museum in Auburn with a preview party on Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. ET and an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. (270) 542-4167 or www.shakermuseum.com

Saturday, Dec. 13

"Christmas Tea" event at the Brown-Lanier House in Mill Springs. (606) 871-9723

Saturday, Dec. 6

"The Nutcracker Ballet" performed as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Saturday, Dec. 13

"Holiday on Broadway" performed as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Feb. 1-21

New Opportunity School for Women winter residential session. (859) 985-7200

Friday, Feb. 6

"Puttin' on the Hitz" performed as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Friday, March 13

Riders in the Sky country/western group performing as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Saturday, April 25

Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra performing as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Thursday, May 14

"To Kill a Mockingbird" performed as part of the 2008-2009 Center Stage season at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset at 7:30 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Through mid-November

"Spirit of Nature" nature photography exhibit by Charline Marrinan at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (606) 677-6000

Through Jan. 4

"Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Art and the American Experience, 1660-1983, from the Yale University Art Gallery" at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville. (502) 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org

Through Feb. 1

"Collecting for Kentucky: A Year of New Art at the Speed" on display at The Speed Art Museum in Louisville. (502) 634-2700