McCANN: This weekend — Art, music and vintage baseball

Published 2:00 pm Friday, August 14, 2020

The Gate City Arts Guild in Mount Sterling is slowly opening back up.

On Aug. 7, the group’s art exhibit, Serendipity, opened to the public.

The exhibit of paintings, water colors and mixed media are all by members of the guild.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during the Gateway Regional Art Center’s regular hours through the end of September.

To comply with local and state COVID-19 requirements, masks are required while in the building and only 15 people may be in the gallery at one time. Additionally, visitors must follow the directional arrows and move from the entrance towards the exit; neither backtracking nor exiting through the entrance is permissible.

Membership in the guild is open to artists from Montgomery and surrounding counties.

For more information about either the exhibit or the guild, contact Jeanette Tesmere, GRAC executive director, at 859-498-6264.


Music on the lawn

The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill near Harrodsburg is hosting Music on the Lawn each Friday and Saturday through the end of August.

Tonight, Patrick McNeese will perform, and Saturday evening will feature the music of The Barely Shaken String Band.

Music will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. on the lawn between the Trustees Office and the Shaker Village Garden.

The event features live music, outdoor dining, drinks and specialty cocktails around the fire pit. Social distancing is required. Admission is free. Seating is limited, so bring a lawn chair.

Entertainment is dependent on the weather.

Call 859-734-5411 or email for more information.


Vintage baseball

Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington is hosting its Vintage Baseball game from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday featuring the Bluegrass Barons.

According to Charla Reed of Waveland, some changes have been made to accommodate the needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, “We are not collecting a fee for the game as we normally would.”

“At the present time,” Reed continued, “50 people is the number of spectators allowed but that may change as we get closer.  We ask all to bring their own chairs and social distance.  Masks are required in mainstream areas as mandated.  No reservations but first-come first-serve apply.  The field is large, and with a normal crowd, there would be plenty of open spaces to social distance.  Staff will be on hand to make sure.”

If you have questions about the event, call 859-272-3611 or visit the Waveland website:


Museum at Blue Licks

The Pioneer Museum at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, which contains pioneer artifacts as well as mastodon bones, is now closed during the week but is open on Saturdays and Sundays through October.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Beginning in November, the museum will be closed for the winter until April 2021.

For more information, call 859-289-5507.

Bill McCann is a playwright, poet, flash fiction writer and teacher who writes about arts events and personalities. He can be reached at