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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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July 2016

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 – Saturday, July 29 – 30Kentucky River Music & BBQ Fest, at the Kentucky River Campgrounds, 1489 Streele Branch Road, Frankfort, Call 502.227.2465 for more information

Kentucky River Music and BBQ Fest is an annual event, held every year on the last weekend of July at the Kentucky River Campground.  This year’s event will take place on July 29-30.  We bring in some of the best and diverse musical acts from around the State.   There is also a BBQ contest held on Saturday.  Following the contest, BBQ ribs and pulled pork will be served along with a pot luck dinner.  The BBQ is compliments of Up In Smoke BBQ and Northside RV.

Friday – 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Julie Tussey Band

             8:00 – Stone Soup All Star Jam

Stone Soup at the Kentucky River BBQ Fest - 7-29-16

Saturday – 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Doug Pinson w/Guest Kristen Kilo

                   2:15 – 2:30 pm – Chris the Hybred Rapper

                   2:45 – 3:45 pm – Ben Lacy & Alan McKenzie

                   3:45 – 4:00 pm – Presentations

                   5:00 pm – BBQ Contest

                   5:30 pm – Pot Luck Dinner

                   6:30 – 7:30 pm – Sydney Cubit

                   8:15 pm – Usual Suspects Band

Kentucky River Campground Music & BBQ Festival - July 2016


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


Saturday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGenealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Genealogy researchers gather on every fifth Saturday to commiserate and share experiences and advice. Reservations required.

Genealogy Tea & Sympathy at the KHS - 7-30-16


Saturday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pmColor Me Calm: Red Hot Summertime, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore! Adult coloring books, most featuring more intricate designs than the traditional children’s variety, offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. In fact, studies have shown that coloring can be therapeutic, serving as an excellent stress reliever and a way to improve focus and mindfulness. We invite adult patrons to beat the summer heat by joining us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation (in the A/C!) on Saturday, July 30 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. No registration is required, just drop in! All materials will be provided.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Color Me Calm - Red Hot Summertime at the PSPL - 7-30-16


August 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pmExplore Nature Series: Backpacking 101/Backcountry Cooking, at Cove Spring Park, Lower Cove Spring Park

Backpack Cooking at Canoe Kentucky - 8-2-16


Wednesday, August 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm New Mex Hex – ceramic tile painting & botanical printmaking, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Dates: Aug. 3 & 5 from 10 am – 4 pm (plan to be present both days)

Cost: This is a FREE workshop, supported by KY Foundation for Women
*Please bring your own lunch and dress to explore the park grounds. Bring sunblock and bug spray if you need them. Water is provided.

Description: No experience needed, all materials will be included. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you have one, or we will give you one. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!

The NEW MEX HEX workshop uses the botanicals and habitat of honey bees of the Bluegrass Region to draw inspiration for an ephemeral and permanent installation at the Josephine Sculpture Park. Participants will learn about the creative process and work of the visiting artists and will engage in a sketch walk, a ceramic tile painting session and a botanical print-making workshop.

Each participant will illustrate at least two hexagon tiles and create two botanical prints. The tiles will be kiln-fired between sessions. One of the tiles and one of the prints will be used for permanent and ephemeral installations at the park, and others may be taken home.

Participants may expect to be inspired and learn about their regional landscape via short lectures, conversation, focused observation and the creative process of making.

Instructors:

Faith Gelvin is a multi-media artist and educator living and working in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Faith’s sculpture reflects a strong connection to her New Mexican roots with influences from European, Hispanic and Native American cultures. Faith is inspired by the qualities and processes of the materials she uses (particularly ceramic, metal and wood) in crafting the story of her experiences.

Katya Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Katya’s research focuses on the ephemeral landscape and the use of photography and film to hone landscape literacy. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.

Both instructors grew up in the small, agricultural village of Dixon, New Mexico surrounded by wild and cultivated nature with artist and inventor parents.

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

New Mex Hex at Josephine Scuplture Park JSP - Aug3-5-2016


Wednesday, August 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – World Vital Records, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The class is designed to show the beginner or serious genealogist how to use this database to access records including birth and death, marriage, census, and immigration lists.

Library Computer Lab
No registration is required

World Vital Records at the Paul Sawyier Public Library - 1-21-16


Wednesday, August 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Nature Photography Club (for youth ages 11-17), at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders.

Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds.

Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level.

Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

For ages 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore.

Registration

This Photo Club workshop is FREE, but registration for each meeting is required.
The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 – August 31, 6:00-8:00 pm (6 classes).

Attendance to at least 4 classes is required for inclusion in the JSP Fall Arts Festival Exhibit (Sep. 11).

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Printing will be an additional expense, estimated at $10-$30 per high-quality, mounted, enlargement.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation For Women.

For more information or to register, click HERE

Nature Photography Club for youth ages 11-17 at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July27-Aug31 for 6 Classes


Thursday, August 4, 6:30 am Chick-fil-A Grand Opening, at Chick-fil-A Frankfort, 1300 HWY 127 S, Ste F

Chick-fil-A at Frankfort opens its doors to serve you! This is an exciting time for Chick-fil-A. Frankfort has been on our hopeful list of cities to join for May years, and our dream has finally come true . . . what a great city! (dates are tentative and subject to change with construction schedule)

READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE

Chick-fil-A Logo


Thursday, August 4, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Back to School Bash, at Peaks Mill Elementary, 100 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort

Follow the yellow brick road

Follow the yellow brick road

To a new school year!

Peaks Mill Back to School Bash

Thursday, August 4th

5:00-7:00

We are dressing up like the Wizard of Oz and you can too

Drop your school supplies off, meet your teacher and eat pizza!
We might have a few surprises too!

Join us and you will discover

There is no place like Peaks Mill!

Wizard of Oz Back to School Bash at Peaks Mill Elementary - 8-4-16


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


Thursday, August 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Barks, Brews & BBQ, at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Bring your furry canine friends and hang out with us on the grounds of the Orlando Brown House! You’ll enjoy live music by local musicians and barbecue dinners will be available for purchase, along with beer and wine. We’ll also have some doggie swag. RAIN DATE: August 11.

Barks, Brews & BBQ at Liberty Hall - 8-4-16

 


Friday, August 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm New Mex Hex – ceramic tile painting & botanical printmaking, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Dates: Aug. 3 & 5 from 10 am – 4 pm (plan to be present both days)

Cost: This is a FREE workshop, supported by KY Foundation for Women
*Please bring your own lunch and dress to explore the park grounds. Bring sunblock and bug spray if you need them. Water is provided.

Description: No experience needed, all materials will be included. Feel free to bring your own sketchbook if you have one, or we will give you one. Appropriate for all ages and abilities, perfect for the whole family!

The NEW MEX HEX workshop uses the botanicals and habitat of honey bees of the Bluegrass Region to draw inspiration for an ephemeral and permanent installation at the Josephine Sculpture Park. Participants will learn about the creative process and work of the visiting artists and will engage in a sketch walk, a ceramic tile painting session and a botanical print-making workshop.

Each participant will illustrate at least two hexagon tiles and create two botanical prints. The tiles will be kiln-fired between sessions. One of the tiles and one of the prints will be used for permanent and ephemeral installations at the park, and others may be taken home.

Participants may expect to be inspired and learn about their regional landscape via short lectures, conversation, focused observation and the creative process of making.

Instructors:

Faith Gelvin is a multi-media artist and educator living and working in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Faith’s sculpture reflects a strong connection to her New Mexican roots with influences from European, Hispanic and Native American cultures. Faith is inspired by the qualities and processes of the materials she uses (particularly ceramic, metal and wood) in crafting the story of her experiences.

Katya Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Landscape Architecture Department at The University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Katya’s research focuses on the ephemeral landscape and the use of photography and film to hone landscape literacy. Her work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.

Both instructors grew up in the small, agricultural village of Dixon, New Mexico surrounded by wild and cultivated nature with artist and inventor parents.

“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.”
Albert Einstein

New Mex Hex at Josephine Scuplture Park JSP - Aug3-5-2016


Friday, August 5, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Research Rave, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join the Kentucky Historical Society’s Martin F. Schmidt Research Library for a fun-filled evening of family history research and consultations. As an added bonus to the extended research hours, people who need a little extra help with their research can sign up for one-on-one consultation with local professionals. Walk-in. Admission $5.

Research Rave at the Kentucky Historical Society KHS - 8-5-16


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


Saturday, August 6, 6:00 – 9:00 am – Nature Photography Workshop for Adults – Beginner Level, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

This workshop consists of 3 sessions:

July 23: 10 am – 1 pm
Aug. 6: 6 am  – 9 am
Aug. 20: 7 pm – 10 pm

*Please note these sessions meet at different times of day to explore a variety of light conditions including dawn, mid-day and dusk.

This is a beginner level workshop for ages 16 and up.

Jump-start your inspiration by immersing yourself in nature with your camera and an objective. Learn to look more closely at the wonders of the natural world and gain technical skills in expressing the delights you find. Light and shadows, patterns in nature, and exploration of colors will be the topics of these three workshops.
Camera basics and one-on-one troubleshooting will be included each time. Each class is scheduled to explore available light at different times of day. This beginner level workshop assumes you have not explored any settings on a camera beyond automatic, and will introduce you to shutter speed, aperture, and other variables you can control.

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors (sun protection, rain gear, etc.).

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye. She reminds adults to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity and wonder.

This workshop is free and is supported by The Kentucky Foundation for Women. Donations are graciously accepted.

Nature Photography Workshop for Adults - Beginner Level at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July 23-Aug6-Aug20


Saturday, August 6 2016 Capital City SMASH – Crossfit Unbridled Competition, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort

Join us for the 1st Annual “Capital City SMASH” Crossfit throwdown, Saturday August 6. Two person teams (M/M and F/F). $100 per team. All teams will compete in 4 workouts (3 scheduled plus a floater). The top 4 teams will compete in a 5th Championship workout competing for the top 3 podium spots.

There will not be a separate scaled division but the movements in the workouts will be basic Crossfit movements (lifting, pull ups, etc). Advanced movements may show up in the Championship WOD.

We have an extremely unique venue at the Capital Health and Wellness Building, which we share with HealthEase Nutrition (offering meal replacement shakes which will be on sale) and Elitefit Sport and Relaxation Massages (open day of comp). Other businesses include Serenity Yoga and Pilates as well as Natural Beauty Esthetics. We are located on the beautify Kentucky River, with miles of paved running path just out the back door 😉 and Frankfort’s River View Park is just 400 yards away.

More info or tickets HERE

2016 Capital City SMASH - Crossfit Unbridled Competition at Capital City Wellness - 8-6-16


Saturday, August 6, 2:00 pm Theater on the River: Tom Sawyer, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

For the third consecutive summer, there will be Theatre on the River in Ward Oates Amphitheater, at the end of Main Street behind Liberty Hall. All proceeds benefit the Capital City Museum. Admission is $5 per person.

This year there will be two shows offered. Mark Twain’s classic Tom Sawyer, adapted by Laura Eason, is directed by Karen Hatter and features a cast of twelve. Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was written and is being directed by Sami Allison, who directed Two Loves and a River last year, and showcases four actors.

In Tom Sawyer the audience will enjoy all the expected characters – Tom, Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher and, of course, the evil Injun Joe, among others. The boys are up to their usual tomfoolery, and Tom continues to use his ingenuity to get out of his fence-painting duty! Incorporated in this production is live music performed by sisters Margaret and Amelia Wilkerson, as well as movement during scene transitions, featuring Sawyier Shaw.

The cast of Tom Sawyer features D.J. Barnett, Russell Hatter, Lincoln Mattox, John McDonald, Maddi Mutchler, Tami Patrick, Zachary Paul, Bill Payne, Leah Rome, Nathan Rome, Halle Simons, and Aiesha Skinner. Technical support team consists of Nancy Atcher, Caitlyn Biggs, Lane Lewis, Bekah Mutchler and Andrew Tippett.

Production dates for Tom Sawyer are August 6, 7, 14, 28 at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, the 20th, at 7:00 p.m.

Audience is cautioned that there is no shade, and the matinee times will be hot. Please bring, in addition to a chair, an umbrella or a canopy. Concessions will be available one hour before each curtain, as well as during intermission. Should it rain, the performance will be relocated to Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby Street.

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater - Aug2016


Saturday, August 6 – Froggy Field Party 8, presented by Froggy 104.9 & 101.7 at Kentucky Renaissance Fairsite, 955 Elm Street, Eminence

Kentucky Loud and Proud it’s the Froggy Field Party 8 with Sundy Best, Josh Goodlett, Larry Williams and a Tribute to Haggard and Jones with Don Edlin & Jamie Tingle.

Froggy Field Party 8 in Eminence - 8-6-16


Saturday, August 6, 5:30 pm – Wild & Scenic Film Festival, hosted by the Kentucky Conservation Committee at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Come to an evening of exciting films full of wild adventures, canoe trips, cycling, hiking, natural wonders and more. More than two hours of incredible short films, plus special speakers, giveaways and more, as a benefit for the Kentucky Conservation Committee. If you love outdoor adventures and stunning landscapes, this is for you!

In addition, the Kentucky Conservation Foundation will be holding a silent auction to support environmental education projects. KCF is the fiscal sponsor for KCC’s environmental education work, so come and explore the auction!

Tickets for the entire evening of amazing films, givaways and more is only a $20.00 donation (students $15).
More event details at kyconservation.org

The silent auction will be open at 6:30 and films will begin at 7:00.

Bring a Friend! If you are a KCC member, accompanied by a guest who is new to KCC, you will both receive an extra chance to win raffle prizes.

Prizes and giveaways include items from Keene Footwear, Kleen Kanteen, Patagonia, Sierra Nevada, Earthjustice, Cliff Bar and more! Thanks to local sponsors Canoe Kentucky, Wild Birds Unlimited Frankfort, Sierra Club Cumberland Chapter (in kind) and more.

For a full list of films to be shown and descriptions, go to this link: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/events/kentucky-conservation-committee/

Kentucky Conservation Committee Logo


Saturday, August 6, 7:00 pm Theater on the River: Kentucky Governors – An Abbreviated History, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

For the third consecutive summer, there will be Theatre on the River in Ward Oates Amphitheater, at the end of Main Street behind Liberty Hall. All proceeds benefit the Capital City Museum. Admission is $5 per person.

This year there will be two shows offered. Mark Twain’s classic Tom Sawyer, adapted by Laura Eason, is directed by Karen Hatter and features a cast of twelve. Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was written and is being directed by Sami Allison, who directed Two Loves and a River last year, and showcases four actors.

Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was conceived and written by Sami Allison, and it will introduce the audience to all of Kentucky’s governors – Isaac Shelby to Matt Bevin. The show provides a taste of history, some laughs and will leave you intrigued. And this is all accomplished by four talented women: Katy Doyle, Anna Girard Fletcher, Shaina Khan, and Annabelle Renshaw. Technical support is provided to Allison by Ross Duncliffe and Kayla McGaughey.

Production dates for Kentucky Governors are August 5, 12, 13, 26 at 7:00 p.m., with a matinee at 2:00 on the 21st.

Audience is cautioned that there is no shade, and the matinee times will be hot. Please bring, in addition to a chair, an umbrella or a canopy. Concessions will be available one hour before each curtain, as well as during intermission. Should it rain, the performance will be relocated to Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby Street.

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater - Aug2016


Sunday, August 7, 2:00 pm Theater on the River: Tom Sawyer, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

For the third consecutive summer, there will be Theatre on the River in Ward Oates Amphitheater, at the end of Main Street behind Liberty Hall. All proceeds benefit the Capital City Museum. Admission is $5 per person.

This year there will be two shows offered. Mark Twain’s classic Tom Sawyer, adapted by Laura Eason, is directed by Karen Hatter and features a cast of twelve. Kentucky Governors: An Abbreviated History was written and is being directed by Sami Allison, who directed Two Loves and a River last year, and showcases four actors.

In Tom Sawyer the audience will enjoy all the expected characters – Tom, Huckleberry Finn, Joe Harper, Aunt Polly, Becky Thatcher and, of course, the evil Injun Joe, among others. The boys are up to their usual tomfoolery, and Tom continues to use his ingenuity to get out of his fence-painting duty! Incorporated in this production is live music performed by sisters Margaret and Amelia Wilkerson, as well as movement during scene transitions, featuring Sawyier Shaw.

The cast of Tom Sawyer features D.J. Barnett, Russell Hatter, Lincoln Mattox, John McDonald, Maddi Mutchler, Tami Patrick, Zachary Paul, Bill Payne, Leah Rome, Nathan Rome, Halle Simons, and Aiesha Skinner. Technical support team consists of Nancy Atcher, Caitlyn Biggs, Lane Lewis, Bekah Mutchler and Andrew Tippett.

Production dates for Tom Sawyer are August 6, 7, 14, 28 at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, the 20th, at 7:00 p.m.

Audience is cautioned that there is no shade, and the matinee times will be hot. Please bring, in addition to a chair, an umbrella or a canopy. Concessions will be available one hour before each curtain, as well as during intermission. Should it rain, the performance will be relocated to Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby Street.

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater - Aug2016


Monday, August 8, 8:00 – 11:00 am – First Grade Jump Start, at Peaks Mill Elementary, 100 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort

First Grade Jump Start
Monday, August 8th
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore your classroom
Experience your new school
Get to know your teacher
Drop off your school supplies

You don’t have to register just come at 8:00 am!

Transportation is NOT provided.

You are asked to sign your student in as you drop them off and out as you pick them up.

We are excited about this school year and want to ease those first day jitters. Hope to see you there.

First Grade Jump Start at Peaks Mill Elementary - 8-8-16


Monday, August 8, 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Monday Makers Series, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

This series will meet 4 times: Monday nights Aug. 8-29 from 5 pm – 6 pm.

Learn how to work with reusable Gelli Plates. You will draw, press, blotch, splatter, paint and roll onto these soft plates to create amazing textures, images and prints. We will be using drawing skills, imagination and inspiration from the nature and sculptures available at the park. Fun for all skill levels, no experience needed.

Instructor: Jody Jaques
Price: $50 total (includes all 4 classes)
Supplies Included
All Ages and Ability Levels suggested 5 and up

Register or find more information HERE

Monday Makers Series at Josephine Sculpture Park JSP - Aug2016


Monday, August 8, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Facebook: Beyond the Basics, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

This is an advanced Facebook class for those who have set up an account and are familiar with the basics but would like information about other more intricate usage. Review privacy settings, create Facebook groups and friends lists, stop game requests, block or unfollow posts, and more!

This class is free to the public and will be held in the Library Computer Lab. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Facebook-Beyond the Basics - JulAug2016


Monday, August 8, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Summer Pool Party, hosted by RB Brown State Farm Insurance at the Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort

Free Pool Party! Bring your friends and family! Everyone is welcome.

Summer Pool Party hosted by RB Brown Insurance at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center - 8-8-16


Tuesday, August 9, 4:45 – 6:30 pm – Back To School Bash, at Bridgeport Elementary School, 10 Doctors Drive, Frankfort

Join us for our annual back to school bash! Find out who your teacher will be, and visit your class to learn more about your school year.

Doors will open at 4:45. Teachers will be presenting in their rooms from 5:00-5:30. Everyone will then move to the cafeteria to hear a short announcement from Mrs. Lail and PTA, then teachers will do another presentation from 6:00-6:30. Both presentations will be identicial to allow you to visit multiple classrooms.

Students are welcome to go ahead and bring their school supplies to leave in the classroom as well!

Back To School Bash at Bridgeport Elementary School - 8-9-16


Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Back To School Bash, at Elkhorn Elementary School, 928 E Main St, Frankfort

Meet Teachers, Drop of School Supplies & enjoy a FREE Pizza Dinner!

Back To School Bash at Elkhorn Elementary School - 8-9-16


Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 – 7:00 pmExplore Nature Series: Kayak Fishing 101 week 1, at Salato Wildlife Center Ponds, 1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort

Kayak Fishing 101 Series by Canoe Kentucky - Aug 2016


Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Nature Photography Club (for youth ages 11-17), at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders.

Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds.

Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level.

Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

For ages 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore.

Registration

This Photo Club workshop is FREE, but registration for each meeting is required.
The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 – August 31, 6:00-8:00 pm (6 classes).

Attendance to at least 4 classes is required for inclusion in the JSP Fall Arts Festival Exhibit (Sep. 11).

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Printing will be an additional expense, estimated at $10-$30 per high-quality, mounted, enlargement.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation For Women.

For more information or to register, click HERE

Nature Photography Club for youth ages 11-17 at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July27-Aug31 for 6 Classes


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


Tuesday, August 16, 5:30 – 7:00 pmExplore Nature Series: Kayak Fishing 101 week 2, at Salato Wildlife Center Ponds, 1 Sportsman Lane, Frankfort

Kayak Fishing 101 Series by Canoe Kentucky - Aug 2016


Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Nature Photography Club (for youth ages 11-17), at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders.

Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds.

Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level.

Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

For ages 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore.

Registration

This Photo Club workshop is FREE, but registration for each meeting is required.
The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 – August 31, 6:00-8:00 pm (6 classes).

Attendance to at least 4 classes is required for inclusion in the JSP Fall Arts Festival Exhibit (Sep. 11).

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Printing will be an additional expense, estimated at $10-$30 per high-quality, mounted, enlargement.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation For Women.

For more information or to register, click HERE

Nature Photography Club for youth ages 11-17 at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July27-Aug31 for 6 Classes


Friday, August 19, 6:00 pm (registration at 5:00 pm)Kentucky Senior Games 5K Road Race, at the Downtown YMCA,


Thursday, August 18, 7:30 pm Harry Caudill “A Man of Courage, Constant to the End”, a film by Jerry Deaton, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair, Frankfort

Harry Caudill, A Man of Courage chronicles the life of author and social activist Harry M. Caudill of Whitesburg, Ky. In 1963, Caudill wrote, Night Comes to the Cumberlands, a book that would shine light on the desperate situation of impoverished eastern Kentuckians and help President Lyndon Johnson implement his War on Poverty program. Caudill’s work lead to the elimination of unfair mining practices, the regulation of strip mining activities, the preservation of the Lilly Cornett Woods and Bad Branch Falls, the initiation of the Coal Severance Tax and the creation of the Appalachian Regional Commission among other things. Caudill was the voice of poor, disenfranchised eastern Kentuckians for more than three decades and has been recognized as one of Kentucky’s top six authors and one of the fifty most influential Kentuckians of all time.

Not rated, 60 minutes

Tickets:$8 on sale August 1.

Harry Caudill - A Man of Courage Constant to the End at The Grand Theater - 8-18-16


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


Friday, August 19, 7:00 pmMurder Mystery Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Music, Food, Dancing, Raffles, Silent Auction and a Mystery to Solve…a benefit for Kids Grow Kentucky

Murder Mystery Masquerade Ball Fundraiser at the Kentucky Historical Society KHS - 8-19-16


Saturday, August 20, 10:00 am – Kentucky Senior Games Archery, at Cove Spring Archery Park (Upper Cove Spring),


Saturday, August 20, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Nature Photography Workshop for Adults – Beginner Level, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

This workshop consists of 3 sessions:

July 23: 10 am – 1 pm
Aug. 6: 6 am  – 9 am
Aug. 20: 7 pm – 10 pm

*Please note these sessions meet at different times of day to explore a variety of light conditions including dawn, mid-day and dusk.

This is a beginner level workshop for ages 16 and up.

Jump-start your inspiration by immersing yourself in nature with your camera and an objective. Learn to look more closely at the wonders of the natural world and gain technical skills in expressing the delights you find. Light and shadows, patterns in nature, and exploration of colors will be the topics of these three workshops.
Camera basics and one-on-one troubleshooting will be included each time. Each class is scheduled to explore available light at different times of day. This beginner level workshop assumes you have not explored any settings on a camera beyond automatic, and will introduce you to shutter speed, aperture, and other variables you can control.

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors (sun protection, rain gear, etc.).

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye. She reminds adults to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity and wonder.

This workshop is free and is supported by The Kentucky Foundation for Women. Donations are graciously accepted.

Nature Photography Workshop for Adults - Beginner Level at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July 23-Aug6-Aug20


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


Sunday, August 21, 1:00 pm – Kentucky Senior Games Basketball 3 on 3, at Frankfort High Gymnasium, Ewing Street


Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 – 7:00 pmExplore Nature Series: Kayak Fishing 101, at Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Road, Frankfort

Kayak Fishing 101 Series by Canoe Kentucky - Aug 2016


Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Nature Photography Club (for youth ages 11-17), at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders.

Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds.

Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level.

Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

For ages 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore.

Registration

This Photo Club workshop is FREE, but registration for each meeting is required.
The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 – August 31, 6:00-8:00 pm (6 classes).

Attendance to at least 4 classes is required for inclusion in the JSP Fall Arts Festival Exhibit (Sep. 11).

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Printing will be an additional expense, estimated at $10-$30 per high-quality, mounted, enlargement.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation For Women.

For more information or to register, click HERE

Nature Photography Club for youth ages 11-17 at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July27-Aug31 for 6 Classes


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

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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


Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Nature Photography Club (for youth ages 11-17), at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Play with light, explore the outdoors, and learn photography techniques to capture nature’s wonders.

Each workshop will explore an aspect of nature photography and allow time to practice on the JSP grounds.

Assignments between workshops and thoughtful critiques will push your skills to the next level.

Finally, you’ll select your best work to be printed for a group show at the Fall Arts Festival!

For ages 11-17, beginner and intermediate level. No photography experience is required, just an interest and a curiosity to explore.

Registration

This Photo Club workshop is FREE, but registration for each meeting is required.
The Photo Club will meet every Wednesday from July 27 – August 31, 6:00-8:00 pm (6 classes).

Attendance to at least 4 classes is required for inclusion in the JSP Fall Arts Festival Exhibit (Sep. 11).

Supplies

Participants may use their own digital camera or reserve one. A digital SLR, point-and-shoot or other device that allows adjustment of exposure settings is required. Contact Karen at klanierphoto@gmail.com to reserve a Canon Powershot A800 digital point-and-shoot.

Printing will be an additional expense, estimated at $10-$30 per high-quality, mounted, enlargement.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator who earned a unique degree in Environmental Documentation, the fusion of conservation studies and documentary storytelling. She has led youth photography classes and workshops since 2011, and prefers to see the world through a child’s eye.

This workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky Foundation For Women.

For more information or to register, click HERE

Nature Photography Club for youth ages 11-17 at JSP Josephine Sculpture Park - July27-Aug31 for 6 Classes


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

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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

Frankfort Dancing With The Stars will feature local celebrities and professional dancers from Capital City Dance Studio. The event will benefit locally sponsored organizations Hope For Tomorrow and Sweet Blessings. A judges award will be presented at the event and a “People’s Choice” award will be given to the star who generates the most votes prior to, and the evening of, the event. Pick the star(s) you wish to vote for and select the amount of money you wish to donate from the drop-down menu under the star’s name. For every dollar donated, the star will receive one vote! Voting closes at midnight on September 9th.

Sponsored by

Friend of Sweet Blessings · Farmer’s Bank · Whitaker Bank

This Year’s Stars Will Be:

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To vote for your favorite, click HERE.

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

Download your Concert Series Schedule HERE


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

Download your flyer HERE

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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, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Max T Barnes Songwriter Seminar, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Click HERE for tickets

This seminar features “Pitch to a publisher”!!

Max T will be taking the best songs back to Nashville to pitch to his pluggers!!

Jewel Coburn and Jason Morris of Eleven Eleven Music

This is an interactive interface with one of Nashville’s most successful Songwriters

This is not a “talk over your head” type event but a very relaxed and fun atmosphere with a lot of laughs!

“Best” song will win a free guitar vocal at Curb Records Studio that day!!

Bring your guitar or cd for a song critique. PLEASE bring printed lyric sheet

This Workshop/Masterclass covers

– Just a few things you are doing that are holding you back!

– Applied lyric writing.

– Melody structure.

– The biz of the music business.

– How to handle NO

– The relationship between art and commerce .

– How to sell your song / yourself as a musician – Singer – Songwriter.

– How to handle the slammed door.

– How to achieve your goal in the music business and so much more.

-There will be an open Q & A session.

Lunch is provided –  If you have special dietary needs you will need to plan ahead for yourself

Max T Barnes Songwriter Seminar at the Frankfort Convention Center - 9-24-16


September 24, 7:30 pmCapital City Opry, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Click HERE for tickets

Capital City Opry Logo

Click to visit website

Sit back and enjoy a “Real” country music show performed in Kentucky’s Capital City 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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Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pmDance Kaleidoscope, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Dance Kaleidoscope brings to the Grand stage dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham to perform to the music of Cole Porter, Bob Dylan and more.

Performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Tickets: $20 / $25 / $30

Dance Kaleidoscope at the Grand Theatre - 9-28-16


Friday, September 28, 7:30 pmThe Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Celebrating over 80 years The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra keeps the rich tradition of the big band sound alive.

Tickets: $45 / $40/ $30

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra at the Grand Theatre - 9-30-16


October 2016

Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm – Taj Mahal Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand welcomes acoustic blues legend Taj Mahal and his trio.

Tickets: $75 / $65/ $55

Taj Mahal Trio at the Grand THeatre - 10-7-16


October 9 – 15, 2016Kentucky State University Homecoming Week

Mark Your Calendars NOW!!!

Kentucky State University KSU Homecoming Week - Oct9-15-2016


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


Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio featuring Keith Cotton & Jack Petruzzelli

Singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, a native Kentuckian, will grace the Grand stage for a concert showcasing her wide-ranging musical influences that range from folk to soul.

Tickets: $35 / $30/ $20

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio at the Grand Theatre - 10-21-16


Saturday, October 29, 8:00 pm – Sunday, October 30, 1:00 am – The Lancaster at St. Clair’s Halloween Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

21+ Only Event. Tickets include 3 Free Drinks, Light Hors d’ Oeuvres, and Halloween Treats! Music and Dancing all night. VIP tickets available.

For tickets or more information, click HERE

The Lancaster at St. Clair's Halloween Extravaganza at the Lancaster at St Clair -


November 2016

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the pioneers in country-rock, having scored hits with songs such as “Mr. Bojangles” and a groundbreaking album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

Tickets: $60 / $50/ $40

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Grand Theatre - 11-10-16


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


Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm Underwater Bubble Show, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Audiences of all ages marvel at the spectacle of The Underwater Bubble Show, a multi-media stage presentation featuring mime, puppetry, dance and, of course, giant soap bubbles.

Tickets: $30 / $25/ $20

Funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council

Underwater Bubble Show at the Grand Theatre - 11-17-16


December 2016

Thursday, December 1-4, 7:30 pm Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

Bluegrass Theatre Guild - One-Act plays at the Grand Theatre - Dec1-4


Saturday, December 10, 4:00 – 6:00 pm – A Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A Harry Potter Theme Family Christmas Dinner! Complete with the full Hogwarts Christmas Experience, an Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, and music. Come spend the evening with us for this One-of-a-Kind Event!

For tickets or more information, click HERE

A Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza at The Lancaster at St Clair - 12-10-16


Saturday, December 31, 9:00 pm – Sunday, January 1, 1:00 am – The Lancaster at St. Clair’s New Years Eve Bash, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A 21 & Over Only Event! General Admission includes 2 drink tickets, Light Hors d’ Oeuvres, and access to a cash bar! The Ball Drop will be broadcast at midnight! VIP Tickets with Champagne Service Available!

New year's Eve Fireworks Bash at The Lancaster at St Clair - 12-31-16


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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