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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

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.


Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 pm Jungle Jaunt, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. Listen to excerpts from THE JUNGLE BOOK, play animal lotto and relax into jungle yoga poses. Recommended for ages 5-8. FREE event, registration required. 227-2560

Summer Reading at Liberty Hall - The Jungle Book - 6-22-16


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


Thursday, June 23, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Croquet: A Wicket Good Time, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

Join us as we bring this popular sport “across the pond”! Jacki Farney of Frankfort Parks and Recreation, commonly known as “The Wicket Witch of Frankfort”, will teach participants an updated version of croquet. With only seven rules, it makes croquet quick to learn and more fun to play! All equipment will be provided, just bring a lawn chair.

Adult patrons, please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org. This event is free to the public and will take place at East Frankfort Park.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/wicketgoodtime

Croquet - A Wicket Good Time at the Paul Sawyier Public Library - 6-23-16


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 - June 20 Version

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, 7:00 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 Riverfront Development 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 Riverfront Development along the banks for the Kentucky River in Frankfort.

River Blast River Run 3k Registration 2016

Download your 2016 River Blast River Run 3K Registration HERE


Saturday, June 25, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm – 2nd Annual Frankfort River Blast, at River View Park, 704 Wilkinson Blvd

River Blast Logo

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)

– 7:00 am – 3:00 – Fishing Tournament (See Flyer for Details)
– 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/Wine Garden
– 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Capital City Classic Auto Cruise In
– 12:00 – 6:00 pm – FREE Boat Tours on the Kentucky Thorobred (Kentucky State University’s Science Lab), a 48 passenger house boat. Departs each hour. AND the City of Frankfort’s Nancy Wilkinson will depart every 30 minutes.
– 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Live Music on Stage
– 6:00 pm – Flotilla presented by the Frankfort Boat Club
– 10:00 pm – FIREWORKS over the Kentucky River to put the BLAST in River Blast!!!!

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

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Bass Tournament Flyer for River Blast 2016

Microsoft Word - Ky River Blast Flotilla Registration June 2016 Microsoft Word - Ky River Blast Flotilla Registration June 2016

Download your Flotilla Registration HERE


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, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – You, Me and The DeVille Makes Three: Vision Quest 2016, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

In summer 2016, Native American artist, Christopher Olszewski will retrace the 1500-mile trek of Antoine Cadillac by driving a mid-1990s Cadillac DeVille from Detroit, Michigan to Quebec City, Quebec and back (stopping at JSP for this workshop on his way North). Antoine Cadillac was a French explorer, politician, adventurer, diplomat, trapper and trader in New France. He founded Fort Pontchartrain in 1701 which led to the development of the modern city of Detroit. The Cadillac Motor Car Division of General Motors is named after Antoine Cadillac, and the company’s crest is based on his coat of arms. Cadillac is a symbol of American luxury, style and elegance, and the DeVille is one the last remaining vehicles assembled in Detroit (Motor City). For this trek, he will be driving a pearl white DeVille. In Native American tradition, the albino has healing powers and is considered sacred and magical. When Chris’ journey is complete, the vehicle will be ceremonially shot, skinned, ground down and used for medicinal purposes.
The vehicle will be on display with a vinyl car cover at each location. The covers are painted and decorated with corporate logos, text and Native American imagery. Workshop participants will add to the surface by drawing, painting or writing (creative materials will be provided).

On this Vision Quest and workshop, Chris is playing the role of a “Low Budget” Shaman who travels from town to town collecting demons. He will guide participants through a brainstorming session during which they will learn how to identify demons and how to defend against demonization. During the brainstorming session, participants focus on recognizing and identifying self-doubt and the demons that seem to hold us back. Contemporary demons are the voices that say, “You’re not talented enough,” “You don’t have enough money,” “Too old,” “Too fat,” “Not enough time,” and so on. However, the one thing these demons have in common is that they are ALL wrong. Once the brainstorming session is complete, participants are invited to write/draw their demons on pieces of paper and then transfer their ideas to the vehicle skin. When Chris leaves town, he takes the demons and the car “skin” with him. When his journey is complete, the vinyl car cover(s) will serve as the foundation for the artist’s visual exploration and used in professional gallery/museum exhibitions.

Lead artist, Christopher Olszewski, the Vision Quest Cadillac and its skin will also be on display at Bourbon On Main in downtown Frankfort on June 29 from 5-7pm as part of a public reception and launch of the Franklin County Arts Council.

You Me and The DeVille Makes Three - Vision Quest 2016 at JSP - 6-28-16


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


Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Geocaching 101, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt! There are millions of geocaches worldwide – in parks, urban areas, on mountaintops, and even underwater. Using your smartphone or GPS, you are able to navigate to these hidden items. Join us to learn the basics of geocaching as Chris Howard and Nathan Depenbrock of Canoe Kentucky discuss what to look for, types of caches, and which apps or GPS are best to use. They will even help you search out geocaches right here in Frankfort!

Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org. This event is free to the public.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/psplgeocaching

Geocaching 101 at the PSPL - 6-28-16


Thursday, June 30, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Intentional Art Nights – Summer Season, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Click HERE to register

This is a 3 day workshop that meets once monthly. Summer Season meets on Thursday evenings: June 30, July 28 and Sep. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Reveal, explore or refine your wishes and dreams. Through nature connection and art journaling, make time to listen deeply and create playfully. Complete each workshop by setting an intention for the coming month.

A variety of art media and nature-based creativity will be explored, focusing on a different technique each month. Some materials will be gathered on-site, and basic art supplies will be provided. Examples include painting with plant pigments, sun prints, and mixed media collages.

This is a time and space to play at being an artist and experience the process of creation without judgment. Artwork is not expected to be displayed for anyone but you. Time for sharing and receiving feedback is provided during each session, and you may choose whether you want to share or keep your creation private.

Registration / Schedule

To foster a reliable and supportive community atmosphere, a commitment to three consecutive sessions is requested. You may register for the summer and / or fall season (separate registration required for the fall season).

Summer Season meets on Thursday evenings: June 30, July 28 and Sep. 1 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Scholarships are available. For information, email info@josephinesculpturepark.org
Supplies

Please bring your own spiral-bound artist notebook, preferably with watercolor or mixed media paper. This allows you to keep your journal and continue to reflect on your month’s intentions while storing the art you made in a safe place for your own personal reflection.

JSP will have also have small journals available at no cost.

You are invited to bring any other materials or images that you would like to work with.

All other supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who began a regular commitment to her own Intentional Art Night each month in 2011. In 2013, she formed a core group of friends to grow and create art with a community, and the experience has been life-changing for all involved. Karen’s intentional art practice is guided by the work of Sheri Gaynor, author of Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art.

Intentional Art Nights - Summer Season - 6-30-16


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


Monday, July 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Old-fashioned Fourth of July, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

Old Fashioned 4th of July at Liberty Hall - 7-4-16

Join us for this free family event celebrating Independence Day! Enjoy free watermelon and lemonade, and take part in scavenger hunts, lawn games, and hear a live patriotic concert by Frankfort Brass. Don’t forget to decorate your bike, wagon, or stroller and take part in the Patriotic Pedal Parade. Produced in partnership with CapCity Communications and Froggy 104.9!

Old Fashioned 4th of July at Liberty Hall - 7-4-16


Monday, July 4, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Farm to Table Dinner, Downtown Frankfort, Presetned by the Franklin County Farmer’s Market

Join us for a Farm to Table Dinner featuring locally grown produce, pastured meat and delicious baked goods. Tickets are on sale now. $25/person

More info to come.

Farm to Table Dinner - 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


Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Book Discussion: The Boys in the Boat, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

 It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, the author has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Join us in reading and discussing The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

Please register online, at the Library, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org. This event is free to the public. After registering, please pick up your copy of the book at the Check-Out Desk.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/theboysintheboatdiscussion

Book Discussion - The Boys in the Boat at the PSPL - 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


Saturday, July 23, 7:00 pm – CCU Movie Night presents Zootopia, on the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Kids entertainment on Old Capitol lawn, movie starts at dusk

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Zootopia at CCU Movie Night on Old Capitol Lawn - 7-23-16


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


Saturday, July 30, 3:00 – 10:00 pmKentucky Heartwood Music Festival, at Millville Community Center, Millville, KY

Join Kentucky Heartwood for a one-of-a-kind festival featuring a youth music contest, art exhibitors, children’s activities, a chalk drawing competition, hands-on workshops, a folk dance, and entertainment by original bands Native Invaders and John and Will Owen Gage.

We can’t wait to see you at this amazing gathering of people!

Registration fee for the music competition is $10.00 per act.

Admission fee for all others is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under are free. All workshops are free with registration.

Youth music contest registration, workshop schedule and more on our website: http://www.kyheartwood.org/music-festival.html

11th Annual Heartwood Music Festival in Millville - 7-30-16


August 2016

Thursday – Sunday, August 4 – 7 – World’s Longest Yard Sale – The 127 Corridor Sale, more information HERE

The traffic.  The people.  The miles and miles of vendors and tables of stuff. The 127 Yard Sale is billed as “The World’s Longest Yard Sale”.  And it goes straight through the heart of Frankfort!  Many people set up tables and sell everything from old stuff, antiques, overstocks, crafts, furniture, the list is endless.  The 127 Yard Sale is at now 690 miles long!  It starts in Georgia.  And ends in Michigan.  And it runs (officially) for 4 days each year.  Many people see this opportunity as a “picker’s paradise”.  Others are just gawkers.  Whatever your opinion of this yearly event, one thing is for certain – Frankfort will be busy!  More traffic.  More people.  More tourism dollars in our community.  Just remember when you are out there scouring for that great deal, be patient and be kind to strangers.  Those strangers may fall in love with the charm of our city and come back and make Frankfort a destination!  Oh!  And HAVE FUN!!!

127 Yard Sale - Aug 4-7

127 Yard Sale

127-yard-sale-flyer-2016-general.pdf

Download your 127 Yard Sale Flyer HERE

127 Yard Sale Long Banner - Aug 4-7


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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