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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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June 2016

Monday, June 6, 8:00 am – Summer Art Camp- Kentucky River Children’s Mural, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

Camps begin June 6th.
Visit createfullcircle.com
$100 per child


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, June 9, 8:00 – 9:00 amChamber New membership Breakfast, at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital Avenue

Reservations are needed by Tuesday, June 7th

Chamber New member Orientation - 6-9-16


Thursday, June 9, 4:00 – 6:30 pmHealth & Wellness Fair, 517 Greeup Avenue

Health-Wellness Fair flyer 2016 - 6-9-16


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, 11:30 am – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents The Irish Hats, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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

Sunset Blond

McQuire Brothers

Summer Concert Series 2016


Saturday, June 11, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Kid’s Safety Day, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, 299 Kings Daughters Dr, Frankfort

Frankfort Regional Medical Center will be hosting its annual “Kid’s Safety Day” on Saturday, June 11 from 9am to 1pm in the back parking lot of the hospital. Kid’s Safety Day, held annually in memory of Charlie Semones, is dedicated to increasing awareness of child safety issues. The event is free and features important safety education, free bicycle helmets and drawings for free bikes. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and ride our “Charlie’s Challenge” safety course. Learn more at http://frankfortregional.com/about/newsroom/annual-kid-s-safety-day-to-be-held-on-june-11

Kids Safety Day at FRMC - 6-11-16


Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – 10th Annual Frankfort Home & Garden Tour, Frankfort/Franklin County

Read more about it on Capital Living HERE

The Garden Club of Frankfort and Destination Frankfort are pleased to present the 10th Annual Home and Garden Tour, Living in History 2016 “Celebrating 10 Years of Frankfort’s Finest Homes & Gardens”.

Join us for the 10th Annual Home & Garden Tour of historic Frankfort homes and properties throughout several neighborhoods on Saturday, June 11, 2016, from 10 am to 5 pm, with a separate luncheon & boutique at the Letcher Lindsay House at 200 Washington St., from 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets for the tour are $15. Tickets for the luncheon at the Letcher Lindsay House are $15.

Frankfort Properties Scheduled for this Tour Include:

– Gavin Sewell
216 East Campbell

– David & Anna Buchta Carriage House
2 Petticoat Lane

– Alice B. Blanton Guest House
1001 Wilkinson Blvd.

– Albert B. Blanton Botanical Garden & Bird Sanctuary
1001 Wilkinson Blvd.

– Charles and Pat Geveden
152 Locust Dr. (Two Creeks)

– Gene & Susan Strong
50 Spendthrift (Two Creeks)

– Knight-Taylor Hockensmith Home & Garden
4350 Peaks Mill Rd. (By Canoe Kentucky)

– John and Phyllis Sower
112 Wilkinson St.

Advance tickets may be purchased at the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist Commission Office at 100 Capital Avenue or by calling (502)875-8687.

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm

Purchase Tickets the day of the event at any featured home or garden and the Letcher Lindsay House at 200 Washington St.

10th Annual Home & Garden Tour - 6-11-16


Saturday, June 11, 11:00 am – 12:00 NOON – Cloud Computing, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

Heard about the Cloud but not sure what it’s all about? This class will help you learn how to back up your files remotely so that you will always have a copy available to you, no matter where you go or what happens to your personal computer.

This free event will take place in the Library Computer Lab. For more information, contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665×109 or ernie@pspl.org.

Cloud Computing at the PSPL - June 2016


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


Monday – Saturday, June 13 – 18 Camp Paradise Valley Community Camp (for boys and girls ages 7-12), a Salvation Army camp on the Tenn/KY Border

Camp Paradise Valley is administered by The Salvation Army Kentucky & Tennessee Divisional Headquarters, in Louisville, KY, directly under the supervision of the Divisional Youth Secretary. Further administration flows from the on-site camp office, in Burkesville, KY

Salvation Army Summer Camp Flyer 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


Friday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Bourbon Blast on the Patio, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

We will have live music, drink, and dinner specials.
Create Full Circle is conducting the session. Register here:
http://www.createfullcircle.com/#!simpl-e-schedule/c1tvs

Bourbon Blast on the Plaza at the CPH - 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 am – 6:30 pm – Cloud Computing, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

Heard about the Cloud but not sure what it’s all about? This class will help you learn how to back up your files remotely so that you will always have a copy available to you, no matter where you go or what happens to your personal computer.

This free event will take place in the Library Computer Lab. For more information, contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665×109 or ernie@pspl.org.

Cloud Computing at the PSPL - June 2016

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.


Thursday, June 23, 12:30 -2:00 pmGrandparent/Legal Guardian Support Group, at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court (near Lakeview Park)

Franklin County Public Schools is offering a monthly support group for
Grandparents, or Legal Guardians, Raising a Child, (ages birth – 18 yrs).
This is a support group for non-biological parents, who reside in
Frankfort and surrounding areas. All caregivers are welcome to attend.

Please note, lunch will be provided free of charge. Children are welcome to attend the June and July meetings at the extension office. High school student volunteers will provide crafts, games, and lunch in separate meeting room. Please contact Amy Nance, amy.nance@franklin.kyschools.us; 695-6700, if you plan to bring grandchildren with you, so we can ensure we have enough food. Thanks.

Grandparents Raising Children Summer Camp Flyer

Download your flyer HERE


Friday, June 24, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Ageless Country, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

5 member ensemble whose forte is 3 part harmony

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


Friday, June 24, 6:00 -8:00 pm The Kings Center Annual Benefit Dinner/Silent Auction, at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street

Birthday Party for the Kings Center
Celebrating 20 Years of Service !

Dinner by All The Way Shoppe, Bagdad, Kentucky with Joan White’s famous homemade bread and birthday cake for dessert!

Tickets $30/each, 4 for $100, or table of 8 for $200

For tickets and more information, please call 227-8010
or visit the website at kingscenter.org

Sponsored by the Kings of Kindness and
Faith United, Inc. Board of Directors

About the Kings Center

The Kings Center’s mission is to serve the physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs of Frankfort/Franklin County children and families by being a caring presence in the community.  Three major goals under gird the programs and activities offered by the Center:

  • Each young person will receive what he/she needs in order to earn a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED);
  • Each young person will receive one-on-one mentoring from a caring adult; and
  • Each young person will develop an appreciation for Frankfort and all that the city has to offer.

Kings Center

Download your flyer HERE


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

Usual Suspects

Summer Concert Series 2016


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


Saturday, June 25, 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Relay for Life of Franklin County, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement. It’s a time to celebrate those who have won, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back with those still fighting.

Relay for Life of Franklin County - 6-25-16


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


Tuesday – Saturday, July 5 – 9 – Sunbeam/Explorer Camp (for boys and girls entering grades 1-5), a Salvation Army camp on the Tenn/KY Border

Camp Paradise Valley is administered by The Salvation Army Kentucky & Tennessee Divisional Headquarters, in Louisville, KY, directly under the supervision of the Divisional Youth Secretary. Further administration flows from the on-site camp office, in Burkesville, KY

Salvation Army Summer Camp Flyer 2016


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

Kentucky Wild Horse

Darren Zancan Band

Summer Concert Series 2016


Monday – Friday, July 11 – 14, 8:00 am – 12:00 pmWHHS Dance Camp, at the Western Hills High School Gym

Dance to your favorite summer tunes!
Play games – Learn various dance technique styles

Campers to perform routines for family & friends on July 14th
Performances will be aired on Cable 10

Campers will receive camp shirt, group photo and lunch daily

For more information, call (502)352-0260
Or Contact whhsdance@yahoo.com

WHHS 2016-Kids Camp Flyer & Application-1 WHHS 2016-Kids Camp Flyer & Application-2

Download your application HERE

Applications are due July 5th


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, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Sherry Sebastian Duo, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

FREE lunchtime concert
Acoustic, classic rock

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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


Monday – Saturday, July 18 – 23 – Girl Guard/Ranger Camp (for boys and girls entering grades 6-12), a Salvation Army camp on the Tenn/KY Border

Camp Paradise Valley is administered by The Salvation Army Kentucky & Tennessee Divisional Headquarters, in Louisville, KY, directly under the supervision of the Divisional Youth Secretary. Further administration flows from the on-site camp office, in Burkesville, KY

Salvation Army Summer Camp Flyer 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

Whiskey Bent Valley

Red Idle Rejects

Summer Concert Series 2016


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, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Jeff Barnes Band, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters

Bill May Band

Summer Concert Series 2016


Friday, August 12, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Will Renshaw & guest, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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

Caught Red Handed

Summer Concert Series 2016


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, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Bonnie Reeves & Company, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

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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

Quintessence

Da Mudcats

Summer Concert Series 2016


Friday, September 9, 11:30 – 12:30 pmLunchtime Concert Series presents Jack Twombly, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

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Saturday, September 10, 7:00 pmFrankfort Dancing with the Stars, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero street

Benefiting Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home and Sweet Blessings

More details to follow

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars - September 12, 2015

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars – September 10, 2016


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!


Friday, September 16, 11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunchtime Concert Series presents
Stirfry Musette
, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater Lunchtime Concert Series 2016

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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

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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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