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Highlights for Friday, July 15th, 2016
Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!
Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!
Friday, July 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.
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
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)
Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE
For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549
Franklin County Fair & Horse Show, at Lakeview Park
Click HERE for the Schedule of Events
Click HERE for Livestock Show Info
Click HERE for Horse Show Events
Click HERE for Motor Sports Events
Click HERE for Pageant Info
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.
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
11:30 – 12:30 pm – Lunchtime 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
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.
$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.
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 – John Horan, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Jim Volk, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville
Jim Volk’s masterful yet whimsical performances have spellbound audiences of all age groups and backgrounds for three decades. His fiery, melodic hybrid style of picking has incurred countless comparisons to Kottke, Keaggy and Tommy E. in Volk’s critically acclaimed and award winning solo guitar work draws from traditional and contemporary styles around the world. More like a bird’s eye journey of the world of music rather than focusing on one specific style. He will go from the 16th century to ’70s rock then swing it Like Chet meets Django within a measure; and oh the fun listeners have trying to count the number of themes he has woven into that 10 minute medley.
6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road
Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm
7:00 pm – Kentucky Chautauqua & Church of the Ascension present – Lilley Cornett: Voice of the Forest featuring local actor and retired farmer David Hurt, at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington Street
David Hurt, who portrays Cornett, is a retired farmer and an experienced professional actor and singer. He worked in theater in Vermont and Massachusetts, and has performed on stage in Louisville and in Lexington theaters; he has picked the guitar and banjo on front porches from Reelfoot to Red River, in addition to making Chautauqua performances all around Kentucky as both Lilley Cornett and Grandpa Jones.
Church of the Ascension is pleased to present this performance in the interest of promoting a sense of community in downtown Frankfort while highlighting Kentucky’s unique cultural heritage. For more information, call 502-223-0557.
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!)
Live music at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.
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.
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Back to School Splash Pool Party, at the Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Road
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Frankfort. All local students are invited. FREE admission, hot dogs, & drinks will be provided.
Live music featuring Upshaw Briggs, 7:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort
Outside grill and open 5:00-9:00 pm! Live music, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
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