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Highlights for Saturday, August 6th, 2016

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

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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

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.

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

7:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market Pavillion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

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

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

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

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

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

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels YogaFrankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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

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

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

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

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

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

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

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

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

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

Admission

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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

11:30 am – 7:00 pm – Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 2 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 1 - 2016

Juniper Hill Family Aquatic Center 3 - 2016

12:30 – 3:30 pm – Scenic Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, Versailles

Enjoy a ride through the rolling Kentucky countryside! Learn about railroading and local history! View tiny trains as they transverse tiny twisting tracks!

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466

Bluegrass Railroad Museum Scenic Train Ride - Summer 2016

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

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

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

Tour Prices

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

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

Accessibility

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

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

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

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

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Lisa Raymond, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Lisa Raymond is a regional performer with an established musical presence across the Bluegrass entertaining a variety of wineries, orchards, galleries, independent dining establishments and events. Never mistaken as just a voice, her natural stage presence lends itself to enthusiastic foot-tappin’, knee-slappin’ audience participation, solidifying a special place among her fans.

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

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Lauren Mink, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

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

Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Kentucky Historical Society KHS - 8-6-16

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

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

Any flavored margarita or sangria margarita $3.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

DJ Dance Party!, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm, Live music featuring Max Grooves, 6:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main


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