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Capital Living Event Highlights - Wednesday

Highlights for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

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

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – 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.


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

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

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


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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

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

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

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

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

Tour Prices

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

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


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

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

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

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

Capital Cellars Wine 6-26-14

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

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.


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).


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.


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

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

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

Bourbon on Main

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