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Highlights for Saturday, April 23rd, 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 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.

7:00 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


(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.

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.


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


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

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