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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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May 2016

April 11 – May 23History Keepers: The Legacy of the NSCDA and Women of Vision, a Special Exhibit at Liberty Hall Historic Site – Learn about the history of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in these panel exhibits. Free with Liberty Hall admission; NSCDA members free.

National Society of Colonial Dames in America Logo


 

Tuesday, May 3, 10:00 am – Margaret Wise Brown Preschool Story Time, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, Practice your ABCs by listening to “The Hungry Bunny’s Alphabet” and exploring the Liberty Hall garden. 10 a.m. at the Orlando Brown House. Free. Children must be accompanied by an adult; groups of 10 or more, call (502) 227-2560 to schedule.

Liberty Hall Logo


Tuesday, May 3, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Hands on activity: Dress for Paddling Successat Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street. Proper gear for this paddling season. Info HERE

Paddling Gear


Wednesday, May 4, 12 NoonDecision America Tour with Franklin Graham, at the Kentucky State CapitolCapitol Front Terrace Street Level, 700 Capital Ave

Decision America Tour LOGO - 5-4-16

Franklin Graham is traveling to all 50 states in 2016 to hold prayer rallies, to preach the Gospel, and to challenge believers to take a stand and take action. He’ll be urging Christians to vote, to live out their faith in every part of their lives, and to pray for our nation just as Nehemiah cried out to God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore hope to His people.  Click HERE for more information.

Decision America Tour with Franklin Graham - 5-4-16

Franklin Graham Flyer - 5-4-16


Thursday, May 5, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – National Day of Prayer, at the Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Avenue

Natioanl Day of Prayer Logo National Day of Prayer Rally at State Capitol - 5-5-16


Friday, May 6, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Oaks Day Festival, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition–bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon.

Oaks Day Festival at Buffalo Trace Distillery - 5-6-16


Friday, May 6, 5:30 – 11:30 pm – CASA Derby Eve Gala, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero

CASA Derby Eve Gala Banner - 5-6-16

Lloyd’s of London presents the CASA Derby Eve Gala on Friday, May 6, 2016, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY. Doors open for the “black tie optional” event at 5:30 p.m. and begins at 6:00 p.m. with cocktails, including a wine/bourbon tasting sponsored by Buffalo Trace, Beam Suntory, and Elk Creek Vineyards, along with previews of the silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. and catered by Chef Beth Greenwell Carter, owner of Fork, Knife and Spoon. Chef Carter has culinary experience in France and Italy; has been part of the traveling tour with Taylor Swift as well as the Food Network Production Company for the Pioneer Woman. The Swing Street Band will regale the attendees beginning at 8:15 p.m. Swing Street is a six-piece, high energy band that features four distinctive vocals. They play dance music for all ages, from the 50’s to current hits.

Join us in supporting CASA of the Bluegrass. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that provides advocacy services for abused, neglected and dependant children under the protection of the Family Court. The CASA Derby Eve Gala is a major fundraiser for CASA of the Bluegrass which serves Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, and Mercer Counties. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause while enjoying the hospitality of our Commonwealth.

CASA Derby Eve Gala - 5-6-16

Download your CASA Derby Eve flyer HERE


Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – The Governor’s Downtown Derby CelebrationDowntown Frankfort

Since 1936, Kentuckians have enjoyed the tradition of beginning their Derby Day in the Capital City.  Since 2011, the Governor’s Derby Celebration (formerly known as the Governor’s Derby Breakfast) has been held in Historic Downtown Frankfort.

For up-to-date listings of information, please visit these pages:

http://governor.ky.gov/derbycelebration/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/DerbyCelebration

Governor's Derby Celebration 2015


Saturday, May 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Governor’s Derby Celebration, on the Old State Capitol Lawn (weather permitting), 300 West Broadway Street

Join the Kentucky Historical Society for Derby hat-making and stick horses races (weather permitting) on the Old State Capitol lawn. The Old State Capitol will be open for tours.

Governor’s Derby Celebration at KHS - 5-7-16


Tuesday, May 10, 5:30 – 7:00 pmHike To Fort Hillat Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street. A family hike up to Fort Hill. Info HERE

Guided Hike Wildflower Walk by Canoe KY and Frankfort Parks


Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 pm – The Natural History of Franklin County: Geology, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The geology of Franklin County influences everything from the course of the Kentucky River and its connecting streams to the plants and animals that live in our area. Geologist Brandon Nuttall will discuss how geologic forces have influenced the development of our landscape for millions of years. He will talk about how the rocks around us tell of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, tides, sand dunes and beaches, landslides (current) and slumps (ancient), sinkholes and caves, and even the Old Capitol building.

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/naturalhistorygeology

The Natural History of Franklin County - Geology - 5-10-16


Thursday, May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pmFrankfort Area Chamber of Commerce May Lunch & Learn presented by Kort: Is Your Business ADA Compliant, at Centria, 1099 US 421 South
Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce May Lunch and Learn with Kort Therapy - 5-12-16


Thursday, May 12, 7:00 pmArt & Architecture: Monet to Matisse, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Painting the Modern Gardens: Monet to Matisse. Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, are featured in an innovative exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London.

From the exhibition walls to the beauty of artist gardens like Monet’s Giverny, take a magical journey to discover how artists used the modern garden to explore radical and wonderful new ideas.

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.

Art & Architecture - Monet to Matisse at the Grand Theatre - 5-12-16


Thursday, May 12 – 2016 Capital Expo Idol, at Jettown Sports Bar

Expo Idol Tryouts for Capital City Expo 2016


Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am – United Way 3K, on the Cove Springs Park (Upper), 100 Cove Spring Road, download your FLYER HERE

This is a family friendly 3K that will be located on the concrete walking path (near the archery center) at Cove Spring Park which provides beautiful scenary of downtown Frankfort. The race will include three laps and after each completed loop we will have a fun item for you to wear to mark your progress. Stay for post-race popsicles and partake in our Color Bar Station (see below)!

**THERE WILL BE NO RACE SHIRT** Instead, we invite you to bring an old white running shirt that you can tie dye at our “Color Bar Station”. This will help us keep race registration costs lower and donations to United Way higher!

Registration is only $15! Sign up now at: https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/UnitedWay3K

This race is part of the Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series. Get rewarded for participating in our community races! Visit FrankfortStriders.com for more information.

United Way 3K Newspaper Ad

United Way 3K Logo - 5-14-16


Saturday, May 14, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmPlant Market, on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Capital Area Master Gardeners Association hosts their annual plant market: vegetables, herbs, perennials, butterfly plants, garden art, silent auction, and children’s activities.

Plant Market on the Old Capitol Lawn - 5-14-16


Saturday, May 14, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – The Great Creek Sweep, on the Elkhorn Creek in Fayette, Scott, and Franklin Counties and Benson Creek in Franklin County

SATURDAY MAY 14TH 1-5PM: Join us to clean garbage from the Elkhorn Creek in Fayette, Scott, and Franklin Counties and Benson Creek in Franklin County!

Sign up for The Great Creek Sweep at http://vols.pt/z9mE6H on @VolunteerSpot today!

We are looking for volunteers to help clean our waterways! Canoe Kentucky will have a few boats available to clean-up crews and we will also be hitting land and public access points! If we have enough volunteers, we will extend to the river! TAG CREEKSIDE PROPERTY OWNERS TO SPREAD THE WORD! If you are a creekside property owner and would like to list your name and address for a cleanup crew, please let us know.

Sponsors: Canoe Kentucky, Inside Out Design, LLC, Franklin County Solid Waste, Bluegrass Conservancy, Bluegrass Greensource, and American Rivers.

What to bring: Drink (preferably in a reusable container) and snack if you need.

What to know: By participating in The Great Creek Sweep, there is risk of injury or even death. By signing up and participating, you agree to release all liability and hold harmless any volunteers, sponsors, coordinators, and property owners.

The Great Creek Sweep on Elkhorn Creek - 5-14-16


Saturday, May 14, 7:30 pm – THE MCCARTNEY YEARS Tribute Show, at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The McCartney Years is a period-true, technically stunning and sonically explosive show. Led by Yuri Pool as Sir Paul, TMY has been praised by Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein as ‘the best on the scene today’.  Whether he’s playing a real McCartney-era Höfner or emulating the same wardrobe from the “Wings over America” mid-70s tour, Yuri is true to Sir Paul in his vocal stylings and presentation on tracks like ‘Live and Let Die’, ‘Let it Be’, ‘The Long and Winding Road’ and ‘Jet’. His commitment to 100% live and accurate reproductions of McCartney’s concert experience started way back in his native Holland, continued through his stint as Paul McCartney in one of the bigger travelling Beatles shows in the UK and has set the standard for all who might follow in this significant body of work.

TMY players include David Usselman (guitars and bass); Braden DeCooman (guitars); Hubert Orlowski (keyboards and synth); Laura Gagnon (percussion and keyboards; Dean McKey (drums) and of course Yuri on bass, vocals, piano and guitar.

TICKETS: $20/$25/$30 – on sale 10am 1/20/16

The McCArtney Years at the Grand Theatre - 5-14-16


Tuesday, May 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Hook Yourself”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street. Fishing with the pros from KY Fish & Wildlife (participants over 16 must have fishing licenses). Info HERE

bass


Tuesday, May 17, 6:30 pmSelf-Published: Editing Your Manuscript / Paper vs. Ebook, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Editing Your Manuscript / Paper vs. Ebook
Presented by Norm Snider, local author

One of the most necessary, yet often underutilized, steps in self-publishing is editing. Learn the importance of the editorial process and what it means to the success of your book.

How do you plan to distribute your book? This session will also address your format options, namely traditional hardcover/paperback printing vs. digital and the benefits of each.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Editing Your Manuscript Paper vs Ebook - 5-17-16


Wednesday, May 18, 12:00 – 2:00 pm – The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Major battles and large troop movements make up much of Civil War history, yet not all of the war’s engagements were fought in a conventional manner by regular forces. Guerrilla combat, often called the “war within the war,” was widespread. Essays in “The Civil War Guerrilla” discuss the people, their motivations and the contexts in which they waged guerrilla combat. The book’s co-editor, Matthew C. Hulbert, an assistant editor at the Kentucky Historical Society, will present.

Reservations required by May 13.

$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

The Civil War Guerrilla - Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth at the KHS - 5-18-16


Thursday, May 19, 5:00 – 7:00Joining Community Forces Expo: Interns, Co-Op Students or Community services, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero

Area Businesses, Community & Veteran Service Non-Profits will be on hand to discuss Internships, Co-Op and Volunteer Opportunities, along with providing overview information on their community and Veteran services. 
 
High School students are encouraged to bring several resume’s to this event, as this will be your opportunity to meet business and non-profit leaders in the Frankfort and Franklin County community. 
 
Veterans and Parents are encourage to attend as well to learn about services available in our community.

Joining Community Expo flyer - 5-19-16

Download your flyer HERE

Joining Community Expo Participation Contract - 5-19-16

If your business would like to participate, download your contract HERE and contact the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce at 502.223.8261

Community Expo & Intern-Co-Op Fair 2016 - 5-19-16


Thursday, May 19, 6:30 pm – TFCA presents The Wizard of Oz, at The Frankfort Christian Academy, 1349 Leestown Rd

TFCA The Frankfort Christian Academy presents The Wizard of Oz - 5-19-16


Thursday, May 19 – 2016 Capital Expo Idol, at Miguels

Expo Idol Tryouts for Capital City Expo 2016


Saturday, May 21Tech Savvy Kentucky, at Kentucky State Univeristy

Tech Savvy Logo

Are you a girl in middle school?  Or are you an adult who wants to support the education of middle school girls?  Then you must find out about and attend Tech Savvy, coming to Frankfort, Kentucky on May 21 for a day of fun and intriguing sessions led by women who work in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in places like Toyota USA, Alltech,  Kentucky State University and the University of Kentucky and more!!   Link below to all the information you need to find out about the program and register (registration is only $5) to join us on May 21, 2016 at Kentucky State University, College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems.

About Tech Savvy

Here is our flyer for Tech Savvy-KY 2016.  Tech Savvy 2016 Save the Date  Please share with others!!

Directions to KSU

Link to Map:

Link to Campus Map:  http://kysu.edu/visit-ksu/campus-map/

AAUW Bluegrass Central Region includes Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Nercer, and Woodford counties in Kentucky.  New members are welcome to join us for monthly programs.

Contact kytechsavvy@gmail.com if you want additional information or to volunteer for the event.

Tech Savvy at KSU Save the Date Flyer - 5-21-16

Download your Save the Date Tech Savvy Flyer HERE


Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Bark for Life of Franklin County (RESECHEDULED from April 30th Rain Out), 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.

Bark for Life Flyer - 4-30-16

Download your Bark for Life 2016 Flyer HERE


Saturday, May 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Family Fun Saturday: Rollin’ on the River, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Come aboard and join us for an exciting day of family fun as we voyage through the history of Kentucky’s river life. Family activities will include crafting your own riverboats and fishing tackle, creative bridge building, funky fish printing, and more.

Starting in March, Family Fun Saturday will move to “A Kentucky Journey” for monthly programming that will give parents and their children a chance to journey through Kentucky history together – and enhance their children’s experience with a hands-on activity. Family Fun Saturday packs a wallop for a low price – regular KHS admission.

Family Fun Saturday - Rollin’ on the River - 5-21-16


Saturday, May 21, 6:30 pm – Annual Benefit for Kids Concert, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd, Frankfort

Please mark your calendars!!! A benefit concert for The Sunshine Center featuring Prime Cut Band will be performing-you do not want too miss it!

More information coming soon!

 

The Sunshine Center Caring for Kids Benefit Concert - 5-21-16


Tuesday, May 24, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Hook Yourself”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street. Fishing with the pros from KY Fish & Wildlife (participants over 16 must have fishing licenses). Info HERE

bass


Tuesday, May 31, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Just Survive, Thrive”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street

For 4 weeks in June we will have Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School show us how to stay alive and further enjoy being in the outdoors. We will cover the basics of mindset, skill, tactics, and gear for safely trekking, paddling, or hiking into any wilderness and coming out more refreshed and ready for more. Craig is professional safety and survival instructor who leads classes throughout the Eastern US. In this series we will cover 4 main topics: Week 1 – Safety and avoiding the top 5 wilderness accidents. This will include a look at remote first aid and land navigation so you do not get lost.


June 2016

Thursday, June 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – After Hours at Liberty: “Brilliant Parties”, at Liberty hall Historic Site, Discover early 19th-century dress and decorum and enjoy the activities of a period social event—cards, dancing, and light refreshments. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Liberty Hall. For adults 18-up. Ticket includes a cup of Claret Punch. $20/$15 members. Reservations required.

After Hours at Liberty Hall


Thursday – Saturday, June 2 – 4 – Capital Expo Festival, Capital Plaza

Come celebrate Capital Expo Festival’s 43rd Anniversary. Started in 1973, Capital Expo is a festival for the entire family, with three days of continuous fun and free entertainment at the Capital Plaza Complex in historic downtown Frankfort Kentucky.

Whether just looking or buying, you don’t want to miss one of Capital Expo Festival’s oldest traditions, our Artisans. Featuring primitive woodcrafts, wearable art, mosaics, handmade sterling silver and gemstone jewelry, paintings, pottery, hand turned wooden bowls, Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Proud items and woodworking to name a few.

Come hungry to Capital Expo Festival, you will find a large variety of food and beverages to satisfy any palate. Capital Expo has something for everyone, Carnival rides, Funnel Cake 5K Race, a Classic Car Show, continuous live entertainment on 2 stages, a Children’s Festival, and Rumble on the River, the Fireworks display.

Capital Expo Festival Logo


Friday, June 3, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – ROOM (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A kidnapped mother and son make a daring escape, and experience a dramatic homecoming provoking a look into the power of imagination and the unstoppable force of a mother’s love.

2016 Summer Film Series – Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (all seven films!)

Summer Film Series - Room at the Grand Theatre - 6-3-16


Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm –  Aerospace Academy, at Frankfort High School

Open to 8th – 10th Graders throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Mike Wagers and Frankfort High School’s Aerospace Academy will be hosting a 2 Day Aerospace Educational Camp (see attached brochure).  It will be on June 4 (Saturday) and June 5 (Sunday) from 9 AM until 3 PM each day.

Classes Include:

–         Flight/Aeronautics

–         Aircraft Maintenance

–         Aeronautical Engineering

–         Space (Satellites and Rockets)

–         Drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems)

This is a state of the art opportunity hosted by Frankfort High School’s Aerospace Academy and Lead Instructor Mike Wagers.  Please contact Mr. Wagers atmike.wagers@frankfort.kyschools.us or call (606) 271-2092.   Sign up now as there are limited spaces for the two days.

Frankfort High School Aerospace Camp - June 4 and June 5


Saturday, June 4, 9:00 am –  4th Annual Capital Expo Festival Funnel Cake 5k, at the Capital Expo Festival

The 4th Annual Capital Expo Festival Funnel Cake 5k will benefit WeWannaPlay, Inc.  Donations from the race will be going to help out student athletes via WeWannaPlay. They are on a mission to make sure every financially qualifying Franklin County student athlete that wishes to participate in middle or high school varsity sports has that opportunity and is not held back by the escalating costs of uniforms, equipment, fees, etc…

Our course will run through the beautiful downtown Frankfort, along the Kentucky river trail and end in front of and in the heart of the traditional Capital Expo Festival.

Funnel Cake 5K Logo


Saturday, June 4, 6:00 – 9:00 pmSalato Sampler, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane

Join us at the Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort, KY and enjoy:

– A sampling of many fine Kentucky bourbons, beer and wine
– A sampling of many types of Kentucky Proud food
– Collecting an assortment of bourbon, beer and wine glasses (where available)
– Silent auction
– Live music
– Exhibits of native wildlife and plants

The Sampler will be from 6-9pm. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Click on “Donations Page” at the top to purchase your tickets today!Salato Sampler 2016 - 6-4-16


Tuesday, June 7, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Just Survive, Thrive”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street

For 4 weeks in June we will have Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School show us how to stay alive and further enjoy being in the outdoors. We will cover the basics of mindset, skill, tactics, and gear for safely trekking, paddling, or hiking into any wilderness and coming out more refreshed and ready for more. Craig is professional safety and survival instructor who leads classes throughout the Eastern US. In this series we will cover 4 main topics: Week 1 – Safety and avoiding the top 5 wilderness accidents. This will include a look at remote first aid and land navigation so you do not get lost.


Thursday – Saturday, June 9-11, June 16-18, 7:00 pm JSP SummerStage presents King Lear by William Shakespeare, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY

JSP SummerStage is a professional production that we work on year round? June will be here before we know it, so we are working hard now to dream, develop and design the best SummerStage yet.

2016 presents King Lear featuring a new sculpture created by Aaron Dysart (MN) who will be in residence at JSP the last week in May.

JSP SummerStage Core Creative team consists of professional directors, actors, artists, musicians and designers from across the region.

Your support through attendance, volunteering and donations makes this all happen, THANK YOU!

All donations made HERE will support SummerStage and will receive a 50% match from LG&E and KU while the matching funds last.  So please don’t delay and support us TODAY!!

About sculptor Aaron Dysart

SummerStage at JSP has traditionally explored Shakespeare through a non-traditional lens and in 2016 we will continue to do so as we welcome visiting sculptor Aaron Dysart, into the core creative team.

Aaron received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 2002, and has since taught at multiple colleges throughout the Twin Cities and has exhibited his work nationally. He has received awards from Franconia Sculpture Park, Forecast Public Art and Public Art St. Paul. In 2013 the Minnesota State Arts Board, through the Artist Initiative program, funded a self-created artist residency on a working cattle farm in southeastern Minnesota. Recently, Dysart was part of a collaborative team of artists who created and exhibited the Plume Project which utilized live data from a NASA satellite to light a power plant’s steam plume in St. Paul, MN. He is a current City Arts Collaboratory Fellow through Public Art St. Paul and lives and works in Northeast Minneapolis. We are thrilled that he will be the lead sculptor and visiting artist for JSP’s King Lear in 2016. Be sure to stop by JSP to meet Aaron and see his work in action while he is in residence at JSP during the last week of May.

Summer Stage at JSP presents King Leer - July 2016


Friday, June 10, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

DFI Summer Concert Series Logo


Saturday, June 11, 7:30 pmCapital City Opry, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Click HERE for Tickets

Capital City Opry Logo

Click to visit website

Sit back and enjoy a “Real” country music show performed in Kentucky’s Capital City June 11th & Sept 24th.

Special surprise guests from Nashville will perform their greatest hits. The show is also filled with a generous supply of foot stomping comedy by Hillbilly Clyde Hopper.
June 11th show guests are National Touring Artist Emily Portman portraying Loretta Lynn, Broadway Award winning actor Jason Petty portraying Hank Williams Sr, 2015 North American Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Amber Sewell, Grammy Award winning songwriter Frank Myers. Franks’ most notable song “I Swear” (John Michael Montgomery & All4One) was the ACM 1994 Song of Year and hit #1 on the Pop charts as well. “The Voice” contestant and National Touring singer Kelsie May, Award winning fiddler Blakeley Burger, Ten year old singing sensation Jonathan Wilson-Rader, National Touring Bluegrass Band Custom Made Bluegrass. Kentucky’s “Mr Entertainer” Larry Cory portraying Johnny Rivers. National Touring impressionist Ralph Curtis (Johnny Cash,Conway Twitty, Buck Owens and others). Hillbilly Comedian Clyde Hopper.

Country music fans will not want to miss this show.

Tickets & Information: http://www.capitalcityopry.com/

CapitalCityOpry2016 CapitalCityOpry2016-2


Monday – Friday, June 13 – 17, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Lexington Children’s Theatre Workshop/Camp, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand is once again partnering with the Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT) to host a workshop/camp for students ages 8-14.  LCT teachers and interns manage the workshops.  Participants will improve their acting and performing skills with classes in acting, improvisation, voice and movement.  Each child receives a speaking roll in a play (TBA) which rehearses every day, culminating in a fully mounted performance for family and friends on Friday at end of class.

Registration begins March 7 – Call our ticket office (502.352.7469) to register!

Lexington Children's Theater at The Grand Theatre - June 13-17, 2016


Tuesday, June 14, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Just Survive, Thrive”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street

For 4 weeks in June we will have Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School show us how to stay alive and further enjoy being in the outdoors. We will cover the basics of mindset, skill, tactics, and gear for safely trekking, paddling, or hiking into any wilderness and coming out more refreshed and ready for more. Craig is professional safety and survival instructor who leads classes throughout the Eastern US. In this series we will cover 4 main topics: Week 1 – Safety and avoiding the top 5 wilderness accidents. This will include a look at remote first aid and land navigation so you do not get lost.


Friday, June 17, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Golf Tournament, at the Juniper Hills Golf Course, 700 Louisville Road

Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Golf Tournament - 6-17-16


Friday, June 17, 6:00 pm – Pappy for Your Pappy, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event.
$100 per person.

Lottery system in place; entries taken through online registration form at buffalotracedistillery.com/events, May 9-12.
On May 13, drawing will occur and winners will be notified.
Seating limited to 130 people. Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event.
One entry per household.

Pappy for Your Pappy at Buffalo Trace Distillery - 6-17-16


Tuesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming -LAKSHMI SRIRAMIN, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

An accomplished Bharatanatyam performer, teacher and choreographer. Sriraman’s dance programs are not only entertaining and enthralling, but also provide a window into Indian culture.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show

LAKSHMI SRIRAMIN at The Grand Theatre - 6-21-16


Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm“Don’t Just Survive, Thrive”at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street

For 4 weeks in June we will have Craig Caudill from Nature Reliance School show us how to stay alive and further enjoy being in the outdoors. We will cover the basics of mindset, skill, tactics, and gear for safely trekking, paddling, or hiking into any wilderness and coming out more refreshed and ready for more. Craig is professional safety and survival instructor who leads classes throughout the Eastern US. In this series we will cover 4 main topics: Week 1 – Safety and avoiding the top 5 wilderness accidents. This will include a look at remote first aid and land navigation so you do not get lost.


Friday, June 24, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Saturday, June 25, 8:00 am – 9:00 am – 2nd Annual River Blast River Run 3K, at River View Park, 704 Wilkinson Blvd

Come down and join us for the 2nd Annual Frankfort River Blast River Run 3K. Fun for the entire family to help kick off the Frankfort River Blast and support the Riverside Children’s Play Park area and splash pad, a 4 acre community play area situated along the banks of the Kentucky River.

Late registration and package pickup to start at 7 am. Race starts at 8 am.

More details to follow, but the course thus far will start at Ward Oates Amphitheater, go along the River Walk to the Glen Willis, and back.

Registration fees are as follows:

Children under 18 – $10 (early registration)
Adults – $20 (early registration)

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE UNTIL June 23rd!
https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/RiverBlastRiverRun3K.

PROCEEDS to benefit the Riverside Play Park situated along the banks of the Kentucky River (on Wilkinson next to the old Gatti’s) for use by the community.

River Blast River Run 3K


Saturday, June 25, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm – 2nd Annual Frankfort River Blast, at River View Park, 704 Wilkinson Blvd

The City of Frankfort and Destination Frankfort invite you to MEET US AT THE RIVER!!!

The Kentucky River, once a major “highway” and the lifeblood of Frankfort, is once again opened up to the waters to the north, the Ohio River. Please join us on Saturday, June 25, 2016, as we once again celebrate life on the Kentucky River, linking Frankfort to it’s river neighbors further north.

A full day of celebration is scheduled to begin at 8 am on Saturday, June 25, 2016, with the 2nd Annual River Blast River Run, and end with a host of activities, including featured musical entertainment from the Tim Clark Band.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (Admission $5 Adults, Children 12 and under free – Proceeds to benefit Riverside Children’s Play Park)

– 8:00 am (late registration and package pick up at 7 am) – River Blast River Run 3K
– 9:00 am (registration begins at 8:00 am) – Paddling Races on the Kentucky River
– 11:00 am – 7:00 pm – ART Market
– 11:00am – 5pm – Children’s Activities
– 11:00 am – 10:00 pm – Food Venders & Beer Garden
– 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Live Music on Stage
– 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Boat Tours Kentucky Thorobred (Kentucky State University’s Science Lab), a 48 passenger house boat. Departs each hour
– 1:30 – 6:00 pm – Games for All Ages
– 3:00 pm – Flotilla presented by the Frankfort Boat Club
– FIREWORKS Show to put the BLAST in River Blast at DUSK!!!

Need more information or want to be a part of this event? Contact Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism at 800.960.7200. Find us online at www.visitfrankfort.com and check out the event on Facebook HERE and the most up to date information on the Facebook Page HERE.

2nd Annual Frankfort River Blast


Tuesday, June 28, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming -OCTAVIA SEXTON, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Octavia grew up in a rich tradition of storytelling, hearing stories handed down from her English, Irish, and Cherokee ancestors. Listeners will be transported into the Appalachian Mountains – where ’haints’ (ghosts) chill your blood, Jack tickles your funny bone, and the hills and hollers’ are full of surprises.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show.

OCTAVIA SEXTON at The Grand Theatre - 6-28-16


Tuesday, June 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pmExploring Nature Series: Geocaching 101at Canoe KY (Downtown), 301 West Main Street

Click HERE for more information

 


July 2016

Friday, July 1, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – The Revenant (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Won 3 Oscars. Another 71 wins & 152 nominations

2016 Summer Film Series – Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (all seven films!)

The Revenant at The Grand Theatre - 7-1-16

Monday, July 4, 8:00 am – Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 15th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 25. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online at buffalotracedistillery.com/events starting Apr. 1st.

Great Buffalo Chase 5K - 7-4-16


Friday, July 8, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Tuesday, July 12, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming – SUSAN MULLINS, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Susan Mullins Kwaronhia:wi is a Mohawk from the Kahnawake reserve in Canada, who now resides in Berea, Ky. She learned the traditional songs, stories, dances and crafts of her people from the Elders.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show.

SUSAN MULLINS at The Grand Theatre - 7-12-16


Thursday, July 14, 7:00 pm – Art & Architecture: Papal Basilicas of Rome, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Papal Basilicas of Rome 3D/4K is a unique film that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art. It takes its cue from the Extraordinary Jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis, which will see the faithful from all over the world pour into Rome in their millions, to cross the threshold of the Papal Basilicas and obtain a plenary indulgence. The opening of the Holy Doors will be an historical moment, certain to draw the whole world’s attention to Rome’s Papal Basilicas and be the ideal opportunity to tell the story, in spectacular 3D and 4K, using a narrative language that will emotionally involve audiences, as they witness the magnificence that lies inside the four Basilicas.

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.

SAINT PETER'S AND THE PAPAL BASILICAS OF ROME at The Grand Theatre - 7-14-16


Friday, July 15, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, Rated PG), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A troubled child (Henry Thomas) summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.  Directed by Steven Spielberg. Stars Drew Barrymore.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL at The Grand Theatre - 7-15-16


Monday – Friday, July 18 – 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Lexington Children’s Theatre Workshop/Camp, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand is once again partnering with the Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT) to host a workshop/camp for students ages 8-14.  LCT teachers and interns manage the workshops.  Participants will improve their acting and performing skills with classes in acting, improvisation, voice and movement.  Each child receives a speaking roll in a play (TBA) which rehearses every day, culminating in a fully mounted performance for family and friends on Friday at end of class.

Registration begins March 7 – Call our ticket office (502.352.7469) to register!

Lexington Children's Theater at The Grand Theatre - June 13-17, 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Digital Formatting, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Digital Formatting
Presented by Norm Snider, local author

If you choose to publish your work as an ebook, special formatting is required. Learn how to take your writing from a basic word processor document to an electronic book formatted and ready to be distributed to readers all over the world. If you own a tablet or an ereader, please feel free to bring it along for this session.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Digital Formatting - 7-19-16


Friday, July 22, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Tuesday, July 26, 10:00 am – 2016 Children’s Summer Programming – Joe Hudson, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A performance from guitarist Joe Hudson will take listeners back in time. Joe keeps true to his Muhlenberg County, Ky., roots by exhibiting the same thumbpicking rhythm that still echoes through the hills of his Greenville home today.

Purchase a pass – all 6 live shows $20. Individual tickets $5 per show.


Friday, July 29, 7:00 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – THE MARTIAN (2015 Rated PG-13), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

The Martian at The Grand Theatre - 7-29-16


August 2016

Friday, August 5, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Friday, August 12, 7:30 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – SON OF SAUL (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Original title Saul fia  In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son. Won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

SON OF SAUL at The Grand Theatre - 8-12-16


Friday, August 19, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Saturday, August 20, 7:30 pm – The Bacon Brothers Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Kevin & Michael Bacon – The Bacon Brothers Band return to the Grand! The Bacon Brothers are anything but a typical rock band. Brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon, each accomplished in their own right, play gritty rock that is unapologetically unique and authentic. Their style can best be described by their first album title, Forosoco, a word describing the blend of folk, rock, soul and country influences. Now, nearly 20 years later, The Bacon Brothers continue to impress audiences and critics with their soulful sound and their latest offering of Americana 36 Cents.

The Bacon Brothers at The Grand Theatre - 8-20-16


Friday, August 26, 7:30 pm – 2016 Summer Film Series – THE DANISH GIRL (2015 Rated R), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

2016 Summer Film Series Tickets $6 / Series Pass $30 (includes all seven films!)

The Danish Girl at The Grand Theatre - 8-26-16


September 2016

Friday, September 2, 7:00 pmFarmers Bank Summer Concert, Hosted By Downtown Frankfort, Inc., on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Band to be Announced

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Sunday, September 11, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience & watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

Details are on the way, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities,  artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!


September 16 & 17Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame “Class of 2016” Induction Dinner & Ceremony, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation was established in January of 2012. After dialogue exploring the need for a Kentucky Veteran of the Year Award, it was determined that such a project of inducting only one veteran would be virtually impossible…hence the idea to form a Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame was brought to light since such a foundation did not exist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  This was the motivation to create such an entity.

KY Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Event - 9-1617-16

Download your flyer HERE

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Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Marketing Your Book, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Marketing Your Book
Presented by Norm Snider, local author

Marketing is key in the world of self-publishing! Learn how to connect with your book’s target audience and gain readers through book reviews and online marketing tools such as blogs and social media.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Marketing Your Book - 9-20-16


September 24, 7:30 pmCapital City Opry, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Click HERE for tickets

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Sit back and enjoy a “Real” country music show performed in Kentucky’s Capital City Sept 24th.

Special surprise guests from Nashville will perform their greatest hits. The show is also filled with a generous supply of foot stomping comedy by Hillbilly Clyde Hopper.
June 11th show guests are National Touring Artist Emily Portman portraying Loretta Lynn, Broadway Award winning actor Jason Petty portraying Hank Williams Sr, 2015 North American Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year Amber Sewell, Grammy Award winning songwriter Frank Myers. Franks’ most notable song “I Swear” (John Michael Montgomery & All4One) was the ACM 1994 Song of Year and hit #1 on the Pop charts as well. “The Voice” contestant and National Touring singer Kelsie May, Award winning fiddler Blakeley Burger, Ten year old singing sensation Jonathan Wilson-Rader, National Touring Bluegrass Band Custom Made Bluegrass. Kentucky’s “Mr Entertainer” Larry Cory portraying Johnny Rivers. National Touring impressionist Ralph Curtis (Johnny Cash,Conway Twitty, Buck Owens and others). Hillbilly Comedian Clyde Hopper.

Country music fans will not want to miss this show.

Tickets & Information: http://www.capitalcityopry.com/

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October 2016

Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16Days of Knights V, at the Upper Cove Springs Park,

On October 14-16, 2016, The Days of Knights will return to its original location at Cove Spring Archery Park off Owenton Road in Frankfort, Kentucky. There is no charge to either participants or spectators. The event is sponsored by the City of Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission. Pre-registration is mandatory for participants. Historical accuracy is stressed in all living history portrayals, which may range in date from circa 1000AD to circa 1600A.

For Questions about the event contact us at info@thedaysofknights.com.

Find more information online HERE.

Days of Knights - Oct 14-16-16


November 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal
Presented by Chris Helvey, Editor and Publisher of Trajectory Journal

Publication in a literary journal can be a great next step for a self-published writer. Explore the different types, including online journals, and learn how/where to submit your work. As a journal editor, Helvey will share insider information including “5 Keys to Success” as well as “5 Sure Ways to Get Rejected”.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Self-Published - Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal - 11-15-16


December 2016

Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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