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Wednesday, June 15, 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.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 5:15 – 6:15 pm. Intermediate Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

9:00 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 – 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 – 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

 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hump Day Lunch, at Nitro of Frankfort, 220 W Main St. Complimentary lunch! Bring a friend! 226-2400

Lunch specials every day, $7.00 including a drink at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Wednesday, $5 a glass, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600.

Capital Cellars Wine 6-26-14

6:00 pm – June Frankfort Striders Meeting, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 West Broadway Street

We have business to discuss and we hope to see you there. If the Coffeetree is packed and the weather is good we can meet outside. Wear your running clothes and we can go for a run or stay and have a drink at the ‘tree !

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Open Mic, $2.75 import and craft beer, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

Bourbon on Main


Thursday, June 16, 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 – 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. 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 – 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

Kids Eat FREE! with the purchase of two adult meals. Live music featuring Roadside Alley, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Franklin County Longest Day of Play, at Lakeview Park,

Days of Play is an event that encourages physical activity in an effort to decrease rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Franklin County Longest Day of Play - 6-16-16

In an effort to increase physical activity among adults and youth in our county, the Franklin County Health Department in collaboration with several other community partners, sponsors a program called “The Longest Day of Play” (LDOP). Since 2007 when LDOP first came to our community we have hosted over 5,821 participants which include children, adults and seniors! Numerous activities were made available for all age groups to encourage the incorporation of physical activity in their daily routines.

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

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

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

8:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20


Friday, June 17, 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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 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 – 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 – 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 – 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Losing Lucky, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Joey Shaheen, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Joey Shaheen aka: “The Wrong Omar” has been touring the US and Canada, singing his “sidewalk confessionals of bad choices” with a tongue-in-cheek curmudgeon persona for old souls of all ages. His solo acoustic show follows a string of radio and TV performances throughout the Southeast and Mid-West. Soulful work on the piano leads to a set of guitar/harp and foot tambo songs that can be best described as: “crying tears of joy while making love”. You might also laugh yourself silly with some of his stories. Be warned: you may walk away with these tunes stuck in your head, and you will be encouraged to sing along at times too.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Prodigy Winery Logo

Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Bourbon Blast on the Patio, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.Live music, drink, and dinner specials. Create Full Circle is conducting the session. Register HERE.

Join us for a fun evening on the patio at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Friday night, June 17th, from 6:30-8:30.

We will be painting a bourbon inspired canvas!

Cost is $35 per person.

Please register online using the calendar below, or call 502-682-9648.
Participants MUST pre-register for the event.

Bourbon Blast on the Plaza at the CPH - 6-17-16

Live music featuring Chris Fallis at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Pappy for Your Pappy, at 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 atbuffalotracedistillery.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

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

Live music featuring The Lions of Mercury, 7:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

7:30 pm – Summer Film Series presents Minions (2015 PG), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St, Tickets: $6. 352-7469.

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.

Minions

Outside grill and beer bar now open, 5:00-9:00 pm! Live music featuring Slugger and Cowboy Poets (formerly BonePony from Nashville), at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20

9:00 pm – Confederate Railroad, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

Tickets cost $20.00 / Must be 21 or over.

Confederate Railroad


Saturday, June 18, 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

9:45 – 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

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Family Fun Saturday: Exploration Kentucky, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway. Blast off into the unknown to explore Kentucky’s place in space. Activities will include making a pinwheel galaxy and a model solar system  Get more details

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

Family Fun Saturday - Exploration Kentucky - 6-18-16

2:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Kari Lynch, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Kari’s talents, extraordinary work ethic, passion for performing and writing songs, and her ability to connect with fans of all ages and backgrounds though music is undeniable. You will not meet a more determined, personable, hardworking and driven artist and songwriter. With a rapidly growing fan base, loaded tour schedule, a new music video and album in the works for a 2016 release and unique, ear-grabbing music that mixes elements of traditional country, folk, pop and rock–This is an artist you will not forget.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Johnny Delagrange, 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

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

Triceratops Jackson, JOA, and Mighty Brother, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pmLive music featuring the Jeff Barnes Band, 6:00 pm. Art opening featuring artist Betty Beshoar, 5:00-7:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

8:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20


Sunday, June 19, 2016

1:00 – 5:00 pm – Prodigy Winery, Farm Open, off Versailles Rd,

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery is located in the heart of the Bluegrass
on the Peach Family Farm. Centrally located in Woodford County, KY
where great thoroughbred race horses are foaled, and raised.

Kentucky is rich in limestone and loam soils that are unique components
for the grapes that are grown and the wines that we produce.
Our Vineyard is 10 years old and our family is working hard to
create a memorable and enjoyable wine.

Prodigy Winery Logo

2:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20

2:00 – 4:30 pm – Tunes in the Vines featuring Here for the Party – Oldies, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd.
Midway, KY

David Harrods, “Here for the Party” band will rock the Event Barn Stage on Sunday, June 19th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Bring your dancing shoes, your favorite outdoor chair and some snacks as you listen to tunes bellowing throughout the vineyard! We’ll have plenty of your favorite chilled Equus Run wine to keep you cool…and beer, too! The gate opens at 1:00! Remember no outside alcohol is allowed! Family friendly and a great way to spend Father’s Day with the family! No charge!

“Tunes in the Vines” series is back this year as it celebrates its 18th year. A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday afternoons! This year there is a wide variety of musicians to perform on the Event Barn stage from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm each Sunday for an afternoon of family friendly entertainment! They help support many local musicians and hope that you will too! Just bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets! Don’t forget the family and friends.

No charge— just be prepared for a good time!

Local Kentucky beer also available along with many Equus Run wines.

Equus Run Vineyards

2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.


Monday, June 20, 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.

 

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Yoga Basics, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga, 6:40 – 7:40 pm.  306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Bike Night, on St. Clair, Frankfort

Bike Night Photo

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Summer Solstice Candlelight Meditation with Carrie Seay, at The Light Clinic, 306 W Main St., Suite 609. http://www.thelightclinic.org

Lime margarita, $2.99. 32 ounce domestic beer, $3.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

10% off all Craft Beers, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

Server Industry Night and Happy hour all night! Grill now open! 5:00-9:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Tuesday, June 21, 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 – 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 – 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

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 – 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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Core Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Tai Chi, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Children’s Yoga, 5:00 – 5:50 pm, Gentle Basics Lionflow Yoga, 5:15 – 5:50 pm, Flow One Intermediate Lionflow/Vinyasa Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  306 W Main St., Third Floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 6:00 pm – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

Prodigy Winery Logo

32 ounce domestic beer $3.99! at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. Info: 352-2395

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.

Bahama Mama, $3.99! at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395. Enjoy everyday lunch specials for $7.00, includes drink!

5:30 – 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

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Open Weekly Light Stretching & Meditation, with Mary Nickles at The Light Clinic, 306 W Main St., Suite 609. Simple light stretching and group meditation. Beginners and advanced students welcome. No need to register, just show up. If you have never meditated before, show up 10 minutes early and Mary will lead you in a simple meditation practice. 330-4233.

7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

Pint Night*, when you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Karaoke


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