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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 -
12:00 pm – Thomas D Clark Ctr for KY History, Food for Thought: The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt, Kentucky’s Untold Story. When one thinks of Kentucky feuds, most often they think of the famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys of Pike County. In Jerry Deaton’s book “The Feuds of Bloody Breathitt,” you take a journey back to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, but to Breathitt County, to hear the story of forgotten feuds that raged for more than 40 years. Join Deaton, a direct descendent of a feuding family, as he relives history from some of Breathitt County’s most colorful characters.Reservations required by May 10.Location: Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky HistoryFor more information contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or email email@example.com.
8:30-11:30 pm – The Brick Alley, Karaoke, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
9:00 pm – The Dragon Pub, Ladies Happy Hour. Wine and Cocktail specials followed by Songwriter’s Showcase, hosted weekly by Matty Rodgers of Fifth on the Floor with special guests, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 -
7:00 am – Sellout – Farmers Market, Corner of Broadway and Wilkerson
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Franklin County High School Cafeteria, VERNISSAGE 2013, VERNISSAGE 2013 Art Opening & Reception. Silent Auction to rent artwook for 1 Year. Georgetown Road, 502-695-6750, info: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: http://franklin.kyschools.us/fchs.aspx
4:00-7:00 pm – Wine Tasting at Capital Cellars, complimentary and open to the public, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600.
6:30-9:00 pm – Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, Open Jam Session, 235 W Broadway. Info: https://www.facebook.com/kentuckycoffeetree
6:30-8:30 pm – Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History, Thursday Night Genealogy Live!, Join KHS in the library reading room for one-hour genealogy sessions to hone your research skills, get started on the basics, preserve your documents, get organized, become more familiar with genealogy software or share your stories! Sessions are free and registration is NOT required. Genealogy Stories Learn more. For more information please go to www.history.ky.gov or call 502/564-1792 ext 4504
9:00 pm – The Dragon Pub, Karaoke, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.
“Those Guys” host Open Mic at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
Friday, May 17, 2013 -
8:30 am-2 pm – American Red Cross, Blood Collections, 318 Washington St. Info: 223-1795.
9:00 am-5:00 pm – New Leash on Life Thrift Store, Shop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Zaxby’s, Zaxby’s Lunch Mob, The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Frankfort Chamber Ambassador’s present the Frankfort Chambers’ Lunch Mob for May from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Zaxby’s 1375 Versailles Road, Frankfort. “The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce’s first Chamber Lunch Mob was held in October 2012 and was a huge success. The Chamber received numerous encouraging comments to continue the Lunch Mob in 2013 and with this in mind the Chamber Ambassador’s elected to take the Lunch Mob as their community outreach project. We are excited with this new program and look forward to welcoming more new faces to our May 17, 2013 lunch,” Inman added. All employers and employees are welcome to attend the Frankfort Chamber Lunch Mob. Restaurants that are Chamber members may contact the Chamber office and get on the Lunch Mob schedule. To
learn more about the Frankfort Chamber Lunch Mob contact Suzy Hosley at 502-223-8261. email@example.com, http://www.frankfortky.info
4:00-7:00 pm - Wine Tasting at Capital Cellars, complimentary and open to the public, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600.
5:00 – 7:00 pm – Old Capital Lawn, enjoy DJ music in front of the Old Capital
5:00-8:00 pm – Downtown Frankfort, Downtown ArtWalk Sponsored by KECU
Enjoy beautiful original art throughout downtown tonight. Additionally, local eateries and bakeries will be open during the ArtWalk for you to indulge your tastebuds along with the visual treats! Please be aware there will be some street closures due to the Pro.Active 5k race, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying a great night in beautiful Downtown Frankfort!
NEW for this ArtWalk is ArtHunt! Kids and adults alike can join in a search for specific pieces of art located along the ArtWalk. Pick up an ArtHunt card at any of the ArtStops, then visit at least 6 ArtStops, hunt down the featured pieces of art, fill out your card questionnaire, and be registered to win a great prize!
The following ArtStops are featured for this evening’s ArtWalk…just pick up a PURPLE ArtWalk flyer and look for the bright ORANGE pennants!
Capital City Museum – 325 Ann Street – Capital City Museum displays many works, some by local artists including Harold Collins, Vicky Johnson and Sharon Kouns. Portraits by famous landscape artist A. H. Wyant, a sculpture from Frankfort Marble & Granite Works, numerous Paul Sawyier prints.
Broadway Clay Gallery & Studio -223 W Broadway – Locally produced pottery by resident artists and owners Anne P. Elliott, Les Greeman, and Audrey Hammond, as well as many other local artists.
Capital Gallery/Ellen Glasgow -314 Lewis - Capital Gallery has been exhibiting paintings, fine prints, crafts, and small press books in historic downtown Frankfort for 30 years. For further info: 223-2649
Capital Cellars -227 Broadway – Woods & Waters Land Trust is proud to sponsor an art show featuring paintings by the Plein Aire Painters of the Bluegrass. Paintings will present scenes from the land trust focus area, the watershed of the lower Kentucky River.
Poor Richard’s Books-233 W Broadway – Versailles cook, Margaret Jeffiers, will sign her cookbook, Whatever the Season, Roll Out the Crackers. She will also share some of her fabulous, unique crackers and creative dip recipes.
- Gallery of Fine Craft 237 West Broadway – Featuring new hand-crafted, wooden jewelry boxes by Alan Hedgespeth and exclusive “Reimagined” 100% cashmere Infinity scarves by Cathy Wade. See more at completelykentucky.com
DeSpain Studio and Gallery 329 W Broadway – Paintings, fine art photography & artists’ greeting cards.
Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair – Batik on cloth, collage, and printmaking created by Doris Thurber will be the featured artwork. Doris, a batik artist for over 20 years, encompasses nature, spirit, and the exploration of being human, more specifically a female human, in her imagery.
G Studios – 336 St Clair – A complete Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery, established by nationally known artist Thaddeus Gallegos, has grown into a hub for hungry, local artists with great potential … paintings, sculpture, jewelry design & more!
Grand Theatre Art Gallery 308 St Clair – “FULL CIRCLE” by Dobree Adams & Jonathan Greene. An exhibition of Tapestries/Photographs/Poems from April 13 – July 13. Reception for the artists on Thursday, May 9, from 5-7 pm. The gallery will be open for ArtWalk, during the Grand’s events, every Thursday from 11-2, and by special arrangement.
Artists in Action -“Taking it to the Streets” on St Clair at W Main – A group of Kentucky regional artists creating their various arts and enjoying the involvement of community. Kathleen Esser, William Tippie, Patsy Corns, Suzy Hosley, Rachel Holland, Sabina Trivette, Jack Cochran, Will Graves, Heather Holbrook, Betsy Nickens and Luke Eldridge enjoy the challenge of demonstrating the creative process while interacting with observers.
McClure Building – 306 W Main (Main Street Entrance) -
* Gene Burch Photography -Suite 604, Showing Frankfort photographs and photographs from National Parks, both gallery wrap and framed.
* Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Suite 700 Come view recent Landscape oil paintings and water color Nature Journaling pages from Peaks Mill. Consider a commission of your farm or home place.
* Studio 710 -Suite 710, Karen Carey exhibits original oil paintings.
Village Arts -230 St Clair – Arts & crafts from communities & villages, here & abroad. Jane Quire and niece, Rachael Fitzpatrick, use their new store to give back… supporting self-sustaining lifestyles. Featured for ArtWalk, Dara Carlisle displays her Japanese Shibori style dyed silk scarves & her new line of hand-spun, hand-dyed & felted wool rugs.
Rodgers Studio-224 W Main – View the art photography of Bill Rodgers and meet the artist.
Nitro of Frankfort - 220 W Main – Artist Carla Canonero Phillips’ Mural in Progress: “Tobacco to Market”
Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington Photography by David Toczko of Elizabethtown, KY
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Solaris Art Gallery, Paul Roger Ballard Photography, a Spring Exhibit at Solaris, Two month Exhibit, May 1 to June 28, Reception May 17, 6 to 9 PM, 224 Yellow Jacket Drive, Versailles, Kentucky
6:30 pm – Pro.Active for Life 5K Run/Walk, Downtown Frankfort. Info/Register at 320-9168 or www.proactivetherapy.org …Volunteer Opportunites still available! Volunteers may sign up on Volunteer Spot today by clicking HERE Also, enjoy DJ music in front of the Old Capital from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and the Live Music featuring the Keeler Ellis Brothwell Renshaw Experience, from 7:00-10:00 p.m.
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Prodigy Vineyards & Winery, Live Music, Call (502) 352-9400 for act.
7:00 – 10:00 pm - Old Capital Lawn, Live Music featuring the Keeler Ellis Brothwell Renshaw Experience
7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.
The Dragon Pub, Live music featuring Spleen: A Tribute to Ween, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.
7:00 – 9:00 pm - Brick Alley, AJ and Jen’s BDAY Party!
Featuring “Those Guys”,
9:00 – 11:00 pm – Slugger
, 11:00 pm -12:30 am – Heaven’s Gate Gospel Revival,
12:30 am – CLOSE, DJ,
325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
7:00 am – Sellout – Farmers Market, Corner of Broadway and Wilkerson
8:00 am-3:00 pm – Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, 18th Annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic, The 18th annual Tim Farmer Archery Classic will be held May 18-19 at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort. Tim Farmer, host of the department’s popular “Kentucky Afield” television show, will attend. Competition will be in 19 classes for men, women and youth. Registration for the weekend target archery shoot is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. Archers should register in the classroom building, located on the grounds of the department headquarters, two miles west of Frankfort on U.S. 60. The cost to shoot is $15 for an adult and free for youths 10 years of age and under. The top finishers in each class will receive cash or trophy prizes. Tad Leach, firstname.lastname@example.org, 859.312.0442, http://www.timfarmerclassic.com,
9:00 am-3:00 pm - New Leash on Life Thrift Store, Shop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229
9:00 am - Salado Wildlife Center, Tackle & Tea, Mother and daughters, join us at the lakes at Fish & Wildlife headquarters for a morning of Mothers Day-inspired fishing. All equiipment, bait and instruction will be provided free of charge. Have a husband or son who wants to participate? NO problem. They are welcome to attend. Registration is required with a limit of 45 participants. Co858-1549ntact the Salato Center at 800/858-1549
9:00 am-3:00 pm – Lakeview Park, 21st Annual Kentucky Herb Festival, Herbs, Antiques, Quilts & A Garden Show Noon: Auction of Garden and Herbal items 11am-1pm: herbal sack lunch for purchase, $7, (while supply lasts) Author Forum: Abigail Keam, “Josiah Reynolds Mysteries”; Margaret Jeffries, “Whatever the Season, Roll Out the Crackers” Mink Run Consort: Traditional Celtic & American music Vendors from all over Ky and other states selling herbal crafts, food and plants. Chuckleberry Winery from Bloomfield, Ky will be featured. For more Information Contact: Sue Wash, 502-535-6885
9:00 am-4:00 pm – Addie’s/The Woodford Inn, 5th Annual Art In The Park, beautiful grounds at Addie’s/The Woodford Inn, 140 Park Street, in Versailles, KY, The 5th Annual Art In The Park is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
9:00 am – 5:00 pm - Wilson Nurseries, Rainbow Play Day, If you’ve seen and admired the Rainbow Playsets around the nursery, this is your chance to bring the kids out, give them a test slide and find out what makes Rainbow so special. Our Rainbow expert will be on-site all day for a one-on-one talk to help you get the playset of your children’s dreams. Take
advantage of our amazing spring savings on demos or receive the latest Rainbow discount on new sets. Kids not so little anymore? Shoot a few hoops on our Goalrilla goals. The toughest basketball system on the planet! 3690 East-West Connector Rte 676, 502-223-1488, email@example.com, http://www.wilsonnurseriesky.com
10:00 am-12:00 pm – Wilson Nurseries, Herb Gardening for Healthy Living, Jazz up your garden & get on the path to a healthy lifestyle by growing your own herbs! Learn how to enliven and enhance your garden and your food with this hands-on herbal growing & sampling workshop. Reservations are required. $35 fee includes a sampling from our pesto bar, fresh herbs & recipes.
10:00 am – FolkBike ReCyclery, celebrate their Third Anniversary! Grab your bike and helmet and meet at the Ward Oates Amphitheatre (located at the end of Main St. behind the KY bar Association) at 10:00 a.m. FolkBike will be transporting musicians Mitch Barrett and Owen Reynolds as they serenade during a movable concert through downtown Frankfort. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This is a FREE event and a perfect opportunity to get back on your bikes and ride! A limited number of loaner bikes will be available at the Folkbike ReCyclery (please let us know in advance), as well as helmets for anyone that needs one. For more information, message FolkBike Recycler on FB or write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-5835.
10:00 am – Orlando Brown House, Liberty Hall Historic Site and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office are collaborating on a walking tour of downtown Frankfort that will highlight the surviving buildings Sen. John Brown would have seen during his residency at Liberty Hall from 1801-1837. Beginning at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St. at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. For an additional $2, participants can also tour the interior of Liberty Hall following the walking tour of the neighborhood. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Liberty Hall Historic Site at 502-227-2560 or e-mail email@example.com
11:00 am-1:00 pm – Wilson Nurseries, Herb Watercolor Painting with Carrie, See herbs in a whole new light. Our in-house artist, Carrie Lantz, will be demonstrating watercolor painting techniques with herbs from our greenhouses as the subject.
11:30 am-4:30 pm – Orlando Brown House, The Brilliant Browns: A Kentucky First Family Exhibit, This new exhibit highlights the lives of John, Margaretta Brown and their two sons, Orlando and Mason. A prominent Kentucky family in the late 18th and 19th centuries, the Browns were leaders in politics, community, business and literature. At the Orlando Brown House FREE. 202 Wilkinson ST.
12:00 – 2:00 pm – Wilson Nurseries, Meet the Maker: Puddle Duck Soapworks, Step into the sweet country sunshine & breathe the blossom scented air from which soap maker, Elizabeth Reece of Puddle Duck, gets her inspiration. Learn about her all natural ingredient handmade soaps.
12:30 – 2:00 pm – Wilson Nurseries, Cooking with Herbs, Enhance your cooking with this hands-on cooking & sampling demonstration. Prepare herbal rubs, herbed butter & grill with rosemary skewers. Reservations are required. $35 fee includes fresh herbs, recipes & a fresh herb plant collection for the landscape or container garden.
12:00 – 4:00 pm – Liberty Hall Historic Site, Hearthside Cooking Demonstrations, Learn about 19th century foods and cooking techniques in Linerty Hall’s 1796 kitchen. Recipes are locally souced and fit the season. Some demonstratins are run by coustumed historical reenactors. The kitchen is open 12-4 and is included with guided tours. For nore information please go to www.libertyhall.org or call 502/227-2560. 202 Wilkinson St.
6:00 – 10:00 pm – American Legion Post 7, Karaoke in the Lounge, 164 Versailles Rd 164 Versailles Rd, 502-695-9107, firstname.lastname@example.org
7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.
9:30 pm - The Dragon Pub, Live music featuring Driftwood Gypsy, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.
Brick Alley, Live music featuring Basement UP, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 pm – L.I.F.E.House for Animals, 10th Anniversary Celebration, 10th Anniversary for L.I.F.E.House for Animals, vendors, open house, ceremony, refreshments. 14 Fido Court, 502-875-3436, email@example.com
, Hali Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery @ KECU, Art Reception for exhibitor Rhett L. Beck, : Beginning May 1st and running throughout the month, Frankfort artist and JCM Gallery exhibitor Rhett L. Beck is moving down the road for his first solo exhibition in Lexington, at the M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery at 903 Manchester Street. Continuing his artistic and spiritual journey through the ruins of the Old Taylor and Old Crow distilleries documented in his book Burying Monkeys (published by Broadstone Books), this exhibition by the same title includes new photographs not featured in the book or previously exhibited, along with works from his exhibition at the Grand Gallery last summer. You can find gallery hours and other information at msrezny.com. There will be a reception for Rhett on Sunday, May 19th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. 100 Moore Drive, 502-223-4415, BroadstoneMedia@aol.com
2:00 pm – Orlando Brown House
, Liberty Hall Historic Site
and the Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office are collaborating on a walking tour of downtown Frankfort that will highlight the surviving buildings Sen. John Brown would have seen during his residency at Liberty Hall from 1801-1837. Beginning at the Orlando Brown House
, 202 Wilkinson St. at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person. For an additional $2, participants can also tour the interior of Liberty Hall following the walking tour of the neighborhood. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Liberty Hall Historic Site at 502-227-2560
or e-mail email@example.com
2:00 pm - Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, live music with The Ridgewood Boys, 237 Broadway
3:00 – 5:00 pm – Auditions for the 15 main speaking roles and 42 secondary roles will be held at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, for the production of the play “Two Loves and a River,” about Paul Sawyier to be held at the Ward Oates Amphitheatre in September. Info: 696-0607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4:00 – 7:30 pm – American Legion Post 7, Bingo, Bingo at the American Legion Post 7 4x 500 games (if 120 players), 164 Versailles Rd, 502-695-9107, email@example.com