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Capital Living Event Highlights - Wednesday

Highlights for Wednesday, August 17th, 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 17, 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 – 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

Any flavored margarita, $3.99, Lunch specials every day, $7.00 including a drink at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hump Day Lunch, at Nitro of Frankfort, 220 W Main. Enjoy a FREE light lunch and a relaxed atmosphere with friends….eat, shop and talk. 226-2400.

11:00 – 11:30 am – Black Bear Enrichment, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsmans Lane, Frankfort

Enrichments are a way to ensure the health and satisfaction of our exhibit animals by offering them stimulating activities and situations that encourage their natural behaviors. Join us for an enrichment at the black bear exhibit at 11 am.

Black Bear Enrichment at Salato Wildlife Education Center - 8-17-16

12:00 – 2:00 pm – Food for Thought – In the Black: A Coal Miner’s Firsthand Account of Working Underground, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Former coal miner Gary Bentley will talk about the world he experienced on the job in an oral history interview with Allison Tracy, Kentucky Historical Society oral history administrator. Lunch included in cost.

KHS Members: $25. Other Patrons: $30. Reservations required by Aug. 12.
Contact Nina Elmore at 502-564-1792, ext. 4558 or nina.elmore@ky.gov to make reservations. Cancellations after noon, Aug. 17, will not be refunded.

Food for Thought - In the Black - A Coal Miner's Firsthand Account of Working Underground at the KHS Kentucky Historical Society - 8-17-16

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

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Homeschool Open House, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Families that homeschool, come learn about all the resources available at PSPL. Families with children of all ages are welcome and registration is not required.

Schedule of Events:
Library tours at 2:30pm, 3:00pm & 3:30pm

2:15 pm—Interlibrary Loan
2:45 pm—Digital Services
3:15 pm—Battle of the Books

Snack and crafts will be available in the Youth Services Program Room throughout the Open House.

Homeschool Open House at the Paul Sawyier Public Library PSPL - 8-17-16

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine-d Down Wednesday, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

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*, Fat Tire Collabeeration with Rhinegeist “Fat Pale Ale”, 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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