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Wednesday, April 20, 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.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 5:15 – 6:15 pm. Intermediate Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

9:00 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 – 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 – 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

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hump Day Lunch, at Nitro of Frankfort, 220 W Main St., 226-2400.  Enjoy a complimentary lunch as you browse around. Bring a friend!

Lunch specials every day, $7.00 including a drink at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

12:00 – 2:00 pm – Kentucky Women: Their Lives and Times, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Get to know Kentucky women from the Appalachian region in the east to the Pennyroyal in the west in this Food for Thought. History professors Melissa McEuen (Transylvania) and Thomas Appleton (Eastern Kentucky) compiled 23 essays that highlight women whose aspirations, innovations, activism and creativity illustrate Kentucky’s role in political and social reform, education, health care, the arts and cultural development.

Reservations required by April 15. $25 for KHS members and $30 for all other patrons.

Contact Julia Curry at 502-564-1792, ext. 4414 or Julia.curry@ky.gov to make reservations.

Free parking in the Depot Lot on Broadway or on street.

Kentucky Women - Their Lives and Times - 4-20-16

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 – Wine Wednesday, $5 a glass, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600.

Capital Cellars Wine 6-26-14

5:00 pm – 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.

6:30 – 8:00 pm – FHS Speaks – Premier Night, at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Frankfort High School Oral History Film. A project by the Frankfort High School students of the Kentucky History and Yearbook Classes.  Showing of their film at the Grand Theater.  Please RSVP so we can get a count of how many people will be there.

Frankfort High School Oral History Film - 4-20-16

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open Mic, $2.75 import and craft beer, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

Bourbon on Main


Thursday, April 21, 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.

9:00 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. 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 – 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

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – ‘Lincoln’ and the 13th Amendment, at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street, at Hathaway Hall 123

Kentucky State University will host “The Spring Colloquium: On the 150th Anniversary of the 13thAmendment” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Hathaway Hall 123. The public is invited to attend this discussion.

The event will feature excerpts from the Steven Spielberg film, “Lincoln” followed by a panel discussion featuring KSU associate professors Dr. Cynthia Shelton, Dr. Elgie McFayden, and Dr. Peter A. Smith.

The event’s topic “Were Black People Actually Freed by the 13th Amendment?” will address the abolishment of slavery in 1865. The panelists will discuss how the effects of slavery and of the ensuing history of racism are still present in American society.

‘Lincoln’ and the 13th Amendment at KSU - 4-21-16

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 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

5:30 pm – 58th Farm/City Banquet, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero

58th Farm-City Banquet at the Frankfort Convention Center - 4-21-16

6:00 pm – The Great Debate, at Kentucky State University, 400 East main Street, at Bradford Hall Auditorium

Kentucky State University political science professor Dr. Wilfred Reilly will go head to head in a political debate with one of the nation’s best-known white nationalists Jared Taylor at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Bradford Hall.  The public is encouraged to attend this free event.

KSU Debate - 4-21-16

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

7:00 pm – 2016 Envision Awards, at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St. Third floor., Celebrating projects, people and policies that promote a healthy, beautiful and thriving community.

7:00 pm – Art & Architecture: Renoir – Revered and Reviled, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Renoir: Revered and Reviled.  Discover the story of one of the most influential artists of all time, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, through Phil Grabsky’s Exhibition on Screen series. Picasso collected more of his works than any other artist. Matisse and Monet revered him. He was an artist that was instrumental in creating the Impressionist movement, but then rejected it and went in a completely new direction – with extraordinary results.

The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia has more Renoirs than any other gallery in the world and it’s there that the search begins to tell the remarkable story of this remarkable artist.

Tickets: $15 Adult / $10 Student

About Art & Architecture

Art & Architecture in Cinema (AAIC) series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to theaters around the country. You will enjoy unprecedented HD big screen access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.

Renoir - Revered and Reviled at The Grand Theatre - 4-21-16

 

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

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

2016 Capital Expo Idol, at Mac-A-Doos

Expo Idol Tryouts for Capital City Expo 2016

9:00 – 10:30 pm – Wald N Inappropiate Comedy Show, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Wald N Inappropiate Comedy Show at Bourbon Street on Main - 4-21-16

 


Friday, April 22, 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 – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 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

Jewelry Trunk Show,  Featuring unique spring and Derby looks by KY Artists April 15-17 at Nitro of Frankfort, 220 W Main St. One of a kind pieces and a display you’ll want to see!www.nitrooffrankfort.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 – 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

12:00 – 4:00 pm – Main Street Clean Sweep, at the Franklin County Court House, 222 St. Clair Street

Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter clean up in participating cities and towns throughout Central Kentucky. Now in its third year, Main Street Clean Sweep will take place on Friday, April 22nd. Community members will gather to pick up and dispose of litter in their communities. This event is widely attended, encourages community engagement, pride in place, and beautifies the downtown area, which boosts support for local businesses. Clean ups will be held rain or shine. Bluegrass Greensource provides participants with trash bags, gloves, and an event t-shirt (first come, first serve).

BGGS_Main St Clean Sweep 2016 flyer_Frankfort (1)

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 – 5:00 pm – Grow Your Own Butterflies, at the Grand Theatre, 300 St. Clair. FREE Sponsored by the Capital Area Extension Master Gardeners

Butterfly Talk Flyer - 4-22-16

Download your flyer HERE

PowerPoint Presentation

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 8:30 pm – Healthy Earth/Healthy Body Expo, on the Old Capitol Lawn, in conjunction with the 10th ProActive for Life 5K. Over 25 vendors with activities and education to help us all take better care of our bodies and our earth. Free

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Whitney Acke, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Whitney Lyn Acke is a singer/songwriter from Lexington, Kentucky. With her greatest influences being Patty Griffin and Jewel, her unique sound creates a contemporary, country-folk experience, quickly identifiable as being her very own. Often referred to by her songwriting peers as the “”Modern Day Loretta Lynn””, Whitney is a small-town woman with a passion for touching people with her music. Upon her trusty old guitar, she writes music full of raw emotions about love, life, family, home and faith, striving to reach every listener and connect with their soul, from the first verse through the ending chorus. Whitney is a published songwriter. She plays regularly all around Central Kentucky and surrounding areas, easily packing patios, bistros, bars, coffee houses and festivals wherever she goes. Her laid-back style, earthy vocals, humble attitude and truly authentic personality make her instantly likable. She’’s merely a “real” woman, singing about “real” things.

6:30 pm – 10th Annual Pro.Active for Life 5K Run/Walk, Downtown Frankfort

The 6th Race in the 2016 Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series

  • Chip Timing & Wave Start
  • Sweat Vac Tech Shirts for ALL registrants this  year
  • Sweat Vac Tech Running Caps available for a limited time – order yours before 3/16.  All proceeds from cap sales help us keep our children prices LOW
  • Walk Before You Run & Ask the Therapist (Physical Therapist!) Training Group, M & Th, 3/7-4/18 from 5:50-6:30 p.m. Reserve Your Spot!
  • HEALTHY EARTH/HEALTH BODIES EXPO on the old capitol lawn from 5-8:30 p.m.
  • The only race that gives age group awards to FIRST TIMERS
  • $1000 in winnings for the top 3 School Challenge winners
  • Cool School Award  – Winning School will have a MONARCH WAY STATION planted in their green space by the Capital Area Master Gardeners
  • FREE Training Programs for both Beginners & Intermediate Runners/Walkers
  • Benefits the United Way of Franklin County and WeWannaPlay
  • Adults are only $20 and children are only $10 now through April 15th
  • Adults $25 and Children $15 from 4/16 through 4/22
  • Late Registration at Fork, Knife & Spoon on Main Street
  • Free Presentation by authors Judy Burris & Wayne Richards prior to race (location and time TBA)

10th Annual ProActive for Life 5K RunWalk - 4-22-16

Frankfort Striders Run-Walk Series 2016

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Prodigy Winery Logo

Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

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.

8:00 pm – David Harrod’s Bday Jam, featuring Here for the Party and Open Jam, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music featuring Roadside Alley at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Grill now open!  Live music featuring Thunder Struck, AC/DC Cover band out of Louisville (formerly Bon Fire and Riff Raff) at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:30 pm – 12:30 am – Karaoke, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Karaoke with Marc Rice lots of songs and a chance to practice for our Karaoke Contest.

Karaoke

9:00 pm – A DOUBLESHOT of ROCK! YESTERYEAR & MEANSTREAK, at Macadoo’s, 610 Ridgeview Drive


Saturday, April 23, 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.

8:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market Opening Day, at the Farmers Market Pavillion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

The Franklin County Farmers Market officially kicks off the 2016 Regular Season this Saturday, April 23.  Farmers will be at the pavilion from 8am to noon with vegetable plants, asparagus, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, greens and more.

Franklin COunty Farmers market Opening - 4-23-16

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.

 

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

9:15 am – 3:30 pm – Aquaculture Workshop, at Kentucky State University Aquaculture Research Center, 103 Athletic Road, Click HERE for complete agenda and more information

Join Kentucky State University’s aquaculture experts at a free workshop on Saturday, April 23. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Aquaculture Research Center.

Dr. Bob Durborow, state extension specialist for aquaculture will moderate the all-day workshop which will include discussion sessions on aquaculture economics, floating raceways, koi and koi/goldfish hybrids, fish disease management, marine shrimp, aquaponics, largemouth bass, fish nutrition, and aquaculture marketing.

The workshop will conclude with a 2:30 tour of the university’s Aquaculture Research Center, followed by the Kentucky Aquaculture Association meeting at 3:30 p.m.

Registration is free, and lunch is provided. All questions should be directed to Dr. Durborow at Robert.durborow@kysu.edu or 502-597-6581. The KSU Aquaculture Research Center is located at 103 Athletic Road in Frankfort.

KSU College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems and Land Grant Program Logo

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 – 3:00 pm – 11th Annual Pony Car Round-Up, at Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort

The Frankfort Mustangs Club will once again be hosting our annual Kentucky Pony Car Round-Up.  The event will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at our usual spot on Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY. This year is our 11th anniversary and we hope you can join us once again!!

11th Annual Pony Car Round-Up at Juniper Hill Park - 4-23-16

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 – 4:00 pm – Family Fun Day at Salato, at Salato Wildlife Education Center,

There will be fun for the whole family as Salato celebrates Earth
Day! The schedule is as follows:

10 am – While Supplies Last: Free tree seedlings

10:30 – 11:30 am – Little Explorers: Your little ones will get to construct their own “binoculars” and “day packs” that will come in handy during your family’s visit of the indoor and outdoor exhibits. Spaces are limited and registration is required. Call
502-564-7863 to secure your spot. Designed for children ages 10 and under but siblings are welcome to attend.

Salato Calendar of Events 2

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 – 3:00 pm – World Vital Records, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The class is designed to show the beginner or serious genealogist how to use this database to access records including birth and death, marriage, census, and immigration lists.

Library Computer Lab
No registration is required

World Vital Records at the Paul Sawyier Public Library - 1-21-16

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Weight Training Workshop, at Fit-Time for Women, 102 Brighten Park Blvd.

This is for learning purposes, it is not a workout.
It is open to men and women.
$20 (member and non member)
Great for all fitness and experience levels.
Learn….

1. The basics of weight training (safety, form, technique)
2. The benefits
3. How to design a workout
4. How to use equipment, such as, dumbbells, barbells, machines, trx, elastic bands, bosu balls, pilates machine, etc
5. What exercises work what muscles
6. Different training methods to shock the body out of plateaus.
7. An array of different exercises for each muscle group.

Weight Training Workshop - 4-23-16

 

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 – Davey O, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

t’s no surprise that Buffalo, NY born and bred songwriter Davey O. has been described by Buffalo News critic Jeff Miers as having “a journalist’s eye for detail and poet’s ear for the well-turned observation”. Embarking on a decade-plus journey that has resulted in a collection of justly-earned, highly introspective songs, Davey crafts pure Americana that is not of the social and political consciousness, but drawn from the deep well of experience and human emotion – no hackneyed story lines, no insincere polish, just an unflinching poet’s look at life. The characters woven seamlessly into stories of which the song itself becomes the soundtrack for the movie playing inside the listener’s head.

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 pm – 4th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner and Silent Auction, at the Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St, A benefit for the Franklin County Humane Society

Please join us for food, socializing, and silent auction items. Food served by “celebrities” in our community helping to support our cause. Festivities will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour including appetizers and entertainment provided by the Franklin County High School Jazztet. The silent auction will also begin at 6:00 pm with dinner at 7:00. Tickets are $50 per person, $500 for a table of 10.

If you have items you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact Betsy at cwdauction@gmail.com. She can coordinate with volunteers to have your donations picked up at your convenience.

Any donation is welcome, we can combine donated items into themed baskets. We’re working on Poker Night, Soccer Mom, Red, White, and Wow!, Picnic with Shakespeare in Josephine Sculpture Park, Saving for a Rainy Day, and A House Divided (UK/UL), and we’re open to your ideas! And of course we are delighted to receive complete baskets! We’re hoping to have as many items as possible collected before the end of March.

Also, do you know any individuals, businesses or artists who may be interested in donating? If so, please contact them for us. (And let us know who you’re contacting so we make sure we don’t have multiple people contacting the same potential donor.) Also, if you can share this message with other animal lovers who may be interested in helping with this effort, you help us increase our audience! All contacts can greatly increase proceeds raised at this event, our largest fundraiser of the year!

Celebrity Waiters Dinner at the Frankfort Country Club to Benefit the Franklin County Humane Society - 4-23-16

 

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

7:30 pm – The Drifters, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Timeless hits such as “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” and “Up on the Roof” will be performed as the Grand presents one of popular music’s most acclaimed and enduring groups, The Drifters.

Sponsors: McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC

Tickets: $35 / $30 / $20

The Drifters at the Grand Theatre - 4-23-16

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

8:00 – 10:00 pm – Karaoke, 10:00 pm – close, DJ Music, hosted by Tony, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Karaoke

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – KTB Killin Time Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Killin Time Band hits the stage and turns up music ! Hot Country with all our favorites dont miss this show ! April 23rd 9pm-1am

Killin' Time Band at Bourbon Street on Main - 1-2-16


Sunday, April 24, 2016

International Sculpture Day, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY

Be pART of the International celebration of SCULPTURE! Enjoy artist led tours and activities through the day.

Josephine Sculpture Park

1:00 – 5:00 pm – Prodigy Winery, Farm Open, off Versailles Rd,

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery is located in the heart of the Bluegrass
on the Peach Family Farm. Centrally located in Woodford County, KY
where great thoroughbred race horses are foaled, and raised.

Kentucky is rich in limestone and loam soils that are unique components
for the grapes that are grown and the wines that we produce.
Our Vineyard is 10 years old and our family is working hard to
create a memorable and enjoyable wine.

Prodigy Winery Logo

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Wildflower Walk, at Cove Spring Park, lower level. Walk with Canoe KY in conjunction with the Frankfort Parks and Recreation Department.   Guided Hike. FREE of charge. Please bring a donated can good per each participant. Proceeds to be donated to the Access Soup Kitchen. Info HERE

Guided Hike Wildflower Walk by Canoe KY and Frankfort Parks

2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 NOON) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.


Monday, April 25, 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.

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Yoga Basics, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga, 6:40 – 7:40 pm.  306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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

5:30 – 6:45 pm – Wine Classes, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.

Would you like to know more about wine, how to serve wine, what to serve it with, and get to know fellow wine drinkers? Join our Wine Class!

January Wine Dinner at Carinos ItalianTopics Include:

  • Introduction to Wine: Tasting, Psychology and Physiology
  • American Varietals and History of Wine in the USA
  • Wine Regions
  • Wine and Food Pairing, Buying

Students will receive a Riedel Glass to keep after the class is over

Dates:

Mondays from 5:30 – 6:45 beginning April 4th – May 11th.

Fee:

The fee is $80 for new students, and $70 for Cru-Club and Wine Class Alumni.

 Register/info HERE

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Bike Night, on St. Clair, Frankfort

Bike Night Photo

 

6:30 pm – Book Discussion: The Martian, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us to discuss this year’s One Book One Frankfort selection, The Martian by Andy Weir.

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: bit.ly/OBOFBookDiscussion1

Book Discussion - The Martian - 4-25-16

Lime margarita, $2.99. 32 ounce domestic beer, $3.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

10% off all Craft Beers, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

Server Industry Night and Corn-Hole…happy hour all night! at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Tuesday, April 26, 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.

 

9:00 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 – 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 – 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Core Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Tai Chi, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Children’s Yoga, 5:00 – 5:50 pm, Gentle Basics Lionflow Yoga, 5:15 – 5:50 pm, Flow One Intermediate Lionflow/Vinyasa Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  306 W Main St., Third Floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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 – 6:00 pm – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

Prodigy Winery Logo

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Hands on activity: Disc Golf 101at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street. Hands on activity: Disc Golf 101. Info HERE

Disc Golf 101 - 4-26-16

32 ounce domestic beer $3.99! at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. Info: 352-2395

6:00 pm – Envision Frankfort Meeting, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. Info:www.envisionfranklincounty.org

6:30 pm – The Natural History of Franklin County: Trees, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The types of forests in Franklin County are some of the most diverse in the world. For instance, did you know that there are at least 6 naturally occurring oaks? Heather Housman will discuss the types of trees, how they support life in the forest, and what to look for as you walk in the forests of Franklin County.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

“The Natural History of Franklin County” series is sponsored by the Woods and Waters Land Trust and PSPL.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/naturalhistorytrees

The Natural History of Franklin County - Trees - 4-26-16

7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

Pint Night*, when you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Karaoke


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