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Highlights for Saturday, April 30th, 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 30, 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, at the Farmers Market Pavillion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd
8:00 am – 4:30 pm – 2016 Beast of the Bluegrass – Crossfit Comp, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street
Order tickets via Eventbrite:
This is a Crossfit competition hosted at the Frankfort Civic Center, with the host gym’s box only 600 yards away. Crossfit Unbridled is teaming up with Davey McCann Strongman Promotions who is hosting the BEAST OF THE BLUEGRASS IX feature strongman, powerlifting and crossfit competitions under one roof. The Frankfort Convention Center offers an arena experience with space and seating to match (http://www.frankfortconventioncenter.com/). This is an event you don’t want to miss.
The Crossfit compeition is a 4 person team comp (M/M/F/F). There will be Rx and Scaled divisions. First 50 teams registered across both divisions. Entry is $200 per team. You will designate Rx or Scaled through e-mail to the coordinator after registration.
Current sponsors list:
Monster Rings and Cages 4Armour, Spider Tacky NPF gear the CUBE method Elitefit MassagesAdmission is 10 dollars per person. Children 12 and under are free. No outside food or drink will be allowed. Competitors will be permitted a small cooler. A concessions will be available for everyone.
Link to information on the strongman and powerlifting registration https://www.facebook.com/events/1649726908635577/
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 Animals, New 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
9:00 am – Kentucky State University Spring Golf Outing, at Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road
KSU Football invites you to the Spring Golf Outing. KSU looks forward to bringing alumni and friends together for a day of food, fun, golf and Thorobred Football. Food will be provided and prizes given to the top three winning teams.
More information below.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Urban Boot Camp® Instructor Training (Frankfort, KY), at Fit-Time for Women, 102 Brighten Park Blvd.
Urban Boot Camp® Tier 1 Training
Location: Fit-Time for Women
102 Brighton Park Blvd Frankfort, KY 40601
Master Trainer: Marliana Hwa
contact info: email@example.com 9894136931
Event Times and Info:
Saturday, April 30th, 2016, 900-1015am
Cost: $10 advance $12 at door
*Open to public and all fitness levels (modifications offered) those doing Saturdays training gain free access to the MC.
Saturday April 30th, 2016: training for UBC® Tier 1 Instructor
Check-in at 8:45am
Training Time: 9am-5pm
Master Class: 9-1015am (free entry to those registered for training)
Early Bird Price: $225 Now- March 19th, 2016
Regular Price: $275 March 20th, 2016-April 23rd, 2016
Last Call Price: $325 April 24th, 2016-April 30th, 2016
**Group Pricing: If you get a group of 4 together you will each get $50 off your price. All members in the group must sign up within the same 24 hour window once the group rate is opened. Notify Marliana Hwa (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have a group.
**WORTH 7 AFAA CEUS AND .7 NASM CUES**
Urban Boot Camp® (UBC) is a NEW High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class that incorporates a variety of calisthenics, weight training, and basic hip hop moves to create routines that are motivating, fun and challenging to a mix of hip hop music. This class will help improve your cardiovascular endurance, build strength, and prevent you from reaching a fitness plateau. Class is open to all fitness levels and modifications are always offered. ”
This instructor training course will prepare you to instruct the first level of Urban Boot Camp! No experience is needed as an instructor, you will be fully equipped after the training to jump into teaching classes on your own.
If you are already an instructor and looking to expand your abilities this is a great opportunity as the course is also worth 7 AFAA CEU’s and .7 NASM CEU’s. If you have just taken the class and love it and could see yourself helping others reach their fitness goals then you HAVE to sign up. If you have not had the opportunity to take a class but think it’s up your alley give it a shot!
If you are on the fence about doing the training we promise it will be a fun and informational filled day, and well worth your money. Visit our youtube page to see example of routines you would lead:
Thank you! Any questions feel free to reach out!
9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com
10:00 am – SFNA Spring Clean Up, at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby St
Meet at the Shelby Street lawn of Frankfort High School
Wear your sunscreen and your walking shoes!
SFNA will provide garbage bags, gloves, water, and doughnuts for participants
You may download a PDF leaflet here:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Bark for Life of Franklin County, at the Upper Cover Springs Park, 100 Cove Spring Park
This event will take place in the Archery Park area. You will follow the directions to get to Cove Springs except instead of turning off US-127 you will follow US-127 to the top of the hill and take the first right onto Peaks Mill Rd and then the first right into the Archery Park and follow the driveway.
This is a fundraiser the funds will be shared between the Humane Society and American Cancer Society. It recognizes our furry friends as caregivers and companions to those that have fought or been lost to cancer. It DOES NOT recognize the pets that have survived or been lost to cancer.
Download your Bark for Life 2016 Flyer HERE
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.
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.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)
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
1:00 pm – MET Opera – Elektra, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street
The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his greatElektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance for the murder of her father, Agamemnon. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass-baritone Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Strauss’s mighty take on Greek myth.
Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student
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.
$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.
Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House
2:00 pm – Intro to Fly Fishing, at Salato Wildlife Education Center,
Have you ever wanted to learn how to cast a fly rod? Now’s your chance to receive hands-on instruction at the Dragonfly Marsh! Your free lesson begins at 2pm.
Seedlings and fly fishing free with general admission.
2:00 pm – Lexington Philharmonic “PB&J Children’s Concert Series”, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street
PB&J Concert Series
Series Partner: The J.M. Smucker Company
Join us for a Saturday afternoon of music, learning and of course, PB&J sandwiches! A half-hour concert is followed by a half-hour for play and discovery in the Instrument Petting Zoo.
2:00 pm concert and PB&J sandwiches / 2:30 pm instrument petting zoo
Admission to KHS exhibits is separate.
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street
Join our Library staff on every fifth Saturday of the month for tea time and good old-fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor who is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy! All research levels welcome.
Free, but pre-registration is required: 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.
2:00 – 4:00 pm – A Royal Tea Party, at Peaks Mill Elementary School, 100 Peaks Mill Road
You are cordially invited to:
A Royal Tea Party
Saturday, April 30th
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Peaks Mill Elementary School
100 Peaks Mill Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
We will host thirteen princesses, along with Prince Charming.
There will be unlimited photo opportunities, please bring your own camera and/or phone to capture the excitement.
Your child may dress up if they are feeling royal.
$10 per child
Admission includes one free parent ticket, a tote bag, tiara, wand and refreshments.
There will be a $5 charge for any additional adults due to limited space.
Tickets will go on sale March 14th
You can only purchase tickets at Peaks Mill Elementary during these times:
8:00am – 3:45pm Monday – Friday
Tickets are limited
This event is open to girls and boys of all ages.
Proceeds will go toward Peaks Mill’s campus beautification project.
4:00 – 7:00 pm – Chris Long, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville
Growing up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia the son of a musician, Chris has been around music his whole life. Picking up his first guitar at the age of twelve, he became a young musician that has played in several bands and groups including a regional band that he formed with his father Melvin in the late 90’s.
After taking several years off from music to pursue his education, Chris has returned to music as a singer songwriter performing regionally for the past year. With strong influences from his Heartland Rock roots with artists such as Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp, he enjoys writing about life with a little twist of history to it.
Coming from a region that is deeply rooted in coal mining and farming Chris loves telling the stories of people we see every day that go untold. Passionately painting a picture in your mind, he will make you identify and feel the struggles and triumphs of life, love, loss and war like no other.
5:00 – 9:00 pm – ANNA AND MILO, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/
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
1. Registration may be found online or mail an entry form to
Attn: Glo Run
1349A US HWY 421 South,
Frankfort, KY 40601.
2. Walk-in registration will be accepted at The Frankfort Christian Academy (address above).
3. Race Day Registration will take place at the registration table on the Old Capital lawn.
4. Race bag/Registration Packet will be available for pick up prior to race day at The Frankfort Christian Academy or at the registration table on the Old Capital lawn the day of the race.
5. We recommend arriving downtown for the race at least 45 minutes prior to the start time. (Start time will be at 7:30 PM).
6. Your registration includes:
TFCA Glo Run 5K T-shirt, coupons and goodies from participating area vendors, chip timed event, glo “bling”, finish line surprises, and a chance to hang out with hundreds of new friends!
– Lawson Industrial (Georgetown, KY)
– Whitehead-Hancock Plumbing, Heating and Cooling
Sangria-margaritas, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.
Open at 2:00 pm, Live music featuring Tom Cool, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.
Still Water, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559
Classic & Southern Rock; Blues; Country. $5 cover. Must be 21 or over.
Lawrenceburgs Favortie Barron Hawkins and the After Hours Band playing a mix of Country and Southern rock. Cover Charge
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