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Highlights for Saturday, June 11th, 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 11, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

7:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market Pavillion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

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

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 – 2:00 pm – Friends of Paul Sawier Public Library Summer Book Sale (Bag & Box Day), at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. On Saturday, box of books is $5.00 and a bag is $2.00.

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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 – 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

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)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

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

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


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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 am – 1:15 pm – Second Saturday Genealogy: Beginning Research for Your Civil War Ancestor, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway.

Nancy Richey, a librarian at Western Kentucky University responsible for collection development for the Kentucky Library for Genealogy and Local History, will discuss in two sessions the resources that aid in answering the questions: How and where do I begin? What type of records do I find? Where do I find them? She will cover both Union and Confederate soldiers. Pre-registration strongly suggested. 564-1792 ext.4460. Get more details.

Morning session: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Lunch on your own: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (brown bag lunches encouraged)

Afternoon session: 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


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

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

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

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

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

Tour Prices

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

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


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

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

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

4:00 – 7:00 pm – DOUBLE DOG DARE, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Double Dog Dare brings an exciting show….covers, country, pop, everything! Double Dog Dare is a Shelbyville home town favorite!

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Lyn Payne-Holland, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

7:00 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

7:30 pm – Capital 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 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/


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

Mad Gravity, DJ Spellbinder, NP Presley and ghost of Jessie Garon, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm, Live music featuring the McGuire Brothers, 6:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

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