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Highlights for Saturday, June 4th, 2016

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

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Saturday, June 4, 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 at Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Road

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 –  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.

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9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Boone Day Family Fun Activities, at the
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

KHS and KET team up to bring you a fun-filled day of entertainment and learning activities designed just for kids and families.

Take a photo with Jet, the popular new character from KET’s “Ready Jet Go!” animated children’s show, then embark on a treasure hunt through KHS’s signature exhibit packed with artifacts spanning more than 12,000 years of Kentucky history.

KHS general admission fees apply: $4, adults/$2, ages 6 – 18/free, 5 & under. (Boone Day luncheon program not included.)

Boone Day Family Fun Activities at the KHS - 6-4-16

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

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

9:00 am – 12:00 am – Capital Expo Festival, Downtown Frankfort at Capital Plaza and Wilkinson Blvd

TODAY at Capital Expo Festival

9:00 am – Funnel Cake 5K

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Children’s Festival

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Capital City Classic Auto Cruise In

10:10 pm – 10:45 pm – Rumble on the River Fireworks

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 2016

Capital Expo Festival Schedule - June2-4

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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 – 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 – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

Admission

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

11:30 am – 7:00 pm – Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 2 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 1 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 3 - 2016

12:00 pm Boone Day Lunch & Gallery Tour, at the
Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Learn how space exploration and Kentucky’s history are intertwined at this year’s Boone Day festivities. Celebrate Kentucky’s birthday and be one of the first to see the new exhibit featuring one of just three remaining Thomas Barlow orreries.

Barlow expert Jamie Day, Transylvania University, will tell how the orrery (a 19th century teaching model of the universe) reflects Kentucky’s robust history of contributions to exploration and discovery.

Ben Malphrus, Morehead State University Space Science Center and former NASA visiting scientist, will talk about Kentucky’s role as a world leader in space development.

The day includes lunch and a special curator-led tour of the Barlow Orrery exhibit.

KHS Members: $30. Others: $40.
Registration Required By May 27 to Nina Elmore, 502-564-1792, ext. 4558 or nina.elmore@ky.gov.

Boone Day 2016 at the Kentucky Historical Society - 6-4-16

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.

Accessibility

The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Spring 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – BOMAR & RITTER, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Mary Bomar and Bob Ritter met in Nashville, Tennessee and for more than 25 years have been performing their brand of contemporary folk/pop music. Drawing on diverse influences such as Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Seger, Ray Charles and the Eagles (to name a few), they are known for their tight harmony, intricate guitar arrangements and light hearted stage manner.

Their debut CD release, The First Step, is an acoustic based collection of thought provoking songs, which has had broad appeal to audiences of all ages. Their long awaited second CD, Take The Road, was released in June 2013 and carries a little more of a rock edge. They have opened shows for or have shared billing with country music star Billy Dean, former Statler Brother and Country Music Hall of Famer, Jimmy Fortune, acclaimed fold artist Kate Campbell, bluegrass legends Eddie and Martha Adcock, Grand Ole Opry performer Jim Smoak, Grammy Award winning gospel group, The Blackwoods, and most recently, up and coming (and amazing!) alt-folk artists SHEL.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Holly Spears, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm Salato 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

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

Sangria-margaritas, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

Eddie Barber Band, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main


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