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Highlights for Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – Taiji Quan (Tai Chi) with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., from The Light Clinic, Outdoors at Ward Oates Amphitheatre at the start of the KY Riverwalk. Wednesdays at 5 p.m. & Saturdays at 8.30 a.m. Register: 502.330.4233 or show up to Ward Oates Amphitheater.

8:30 – 9:30 am – Reforest 4K- Run for the Trees, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main Street, Sign Up for Race HERE online

ReForest Frankfort Race LogoJoin us for the second annual Run for the Trees 4K event, part of the annual Reforest Frankfort.  This year race participants will run or walk their way around Kentucky State University’s south campus.  This scenic route will wind around KSU’s campus buildings, green spaces and athletic fields.

**Please note that the race terrain includes pavement, sidewalks, gravel and hills.

Prizes will be given for the top three finishers in each age group.  Immediately following the event, join in the Reforest festivities by planting a tree, checking out the educational booths and enjoying the live music.

Find more information about the Reforest Frankfort event on our Facebook page.

The Run for the Trees 4K event is part of the Frankfort Striders 2016 Run/Walk Series.  Participate in this race and at least 5 more in the series.  Find more information about Frankfort Striders here.

9:00 am – 1:30 pm – ReForest Frankfort, at Kentucky State University

ReForest Frankfort is sponsored by the City of Frankfort and a number of other local and State organizations. The event takes place in announced locations each year from 9am-2pm. See this page’s wall for specifics for this year and past year’s events.

The event is held on the first Saturday in April, which is designated Frankfort’s Arbor Day. Various locations are chosen each year.

The event highlights are the free tree give-away, information booths, local music, and other fun activities for kids and adults. The 5th Grade Poster Contest winners are announced; Soil Conservation’s Big Tree Contest Winners are presented. Doorprizes, free food, t-shirts and other handouts are always a treat for the attendees.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated! Show up with a shovel, gloves and dressed for the weather.

ReForest Frankfort at KSU - 4-2-16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the AnimalsNew Leash on Life Thrift Store, 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

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels YogaFrankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Wild Birds Unlimited Grand Opening, at Wild Birds Unlimited, Green Plaza, 1100 US 127 South

Please come join us as we celebrate our Grand Opening, featuring Tom Sproat form Biose and his amazing Birds of Prey! Saturday, April 2nd from 11:00am-3:00pm, Tom will entertain us with his knowledge and fun facts about Raptors in our area.

Wild Bird Unlimited Grand Opening - 4-2-16

Wild Bird Unlimited

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

Admission

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

1:00 pm – MET Opera – Madama Butterfly, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. Two of the world’s foremost Butterflys, sopranos Kristine Opolais and Patricia Racette, share the title role. Tenors Massimo Giordano and Roberto Alagna sing Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

MET Opera - Madama Butterfly - 4-2-16

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.

Accessibility

The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Jim Stevenson, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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5:00 – 9:00 pm – Tim Hinde, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:30 pm – Around the World in 80 Days Winter Dinner Club — Springtime in Kentucky, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Follow the wondrous travels of author Jules Verne’s intrepid Phileas Fogg via Chef Ouita’s fantastic menus during her fourth annual Winter Dinner Series, Around the World in 80 Days!

In the first three months of 2016, the staff of the Holly Hill Inn in Midway will conduct guests on a culinary world tour with guest chefs and exotic stops from London to Paris to Japan and beyond. The schedule is below.

Specially paired wine flight and cocktail specials featured throughout the Winter Dinner Club 2016 series. Cost is $45. Vegetarian options always available. Reservations, beginning at 5:30 p.m., by calling Donna at (859) 846-4732.

Chef Ouita’s Winter Dinner Club 2016: Around the World in 80 Days

March 31-April 2: Springtime in Kentucky

Around the World in 80 Days Winter Dinner Club — Scandinavia - 1-7-16

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Any flavored margarita or 32 ounce domestic beer $3.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

Open at 2:00 pm at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

Eddie Barber with Ghost Town, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

7:00 & 9:45 pm – Bob Zany from The Bob & Tom Show, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

We have an incredible evening of entertainment Bob Zany makes his first performance at Bourbon Street on Main in Historic Downtown Lawrenceburg, KY April 1st 7pm and 2 shows April 2nd

Bob Zany from the Bob & Tom Show at Bourbon Street on Main - Apr1-2-16


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