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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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

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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)

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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


(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).

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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.


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

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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/

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

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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

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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.


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