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Highlights for Saturday, August 20th, 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 20, 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.

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

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 – Kentucky Senior Games Archery, at Cove Spring Archery Park (Upper Cove Spring),

Get ready for the 2016 Kentucky Senior Games. Qualify for 2017 NSGA which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, June 2-15.

New this year, we have added a 40-49 Masters age division. This division is just for the Kentucky Senior Games. There is no qualifying for this division for the nationals as the National Senior Games are for ages 50+ only.

Also we have an adaptive sports division for each competition as well as special emphasis for entries for our disabled veterans. Non-ambulatory veterans are eligible for free entry in to the Kentucky Senior Games through a joint program between the National Senior Games and the Veterans’ Administration.. Email Fmiklavcic@aol.com for information on this program.

Entry deadlines August 18 for August events, September 2 for September events.

All men and women 50 years of age and over are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Senior Games. We also accept out of state participants.

The Kentucky Senior Games is the only qualifying site in the state of Kentucky for the National Senior Games.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop OPEN, at Alpaca Haven Farm, 1 Earthaven Drive, Waddy, KY in Franklin County

Fiber lovers! Did you know there is an alpaca fiber shop in Franklin county?

The gift and fiber shop will be open on weekends starting Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm until Christmas.
New shipment of our Franklin County alpacas yarn, roving, and batting in stock. Luxurious alpaca gloves, hats, gloves, sweaters, scarves, socks, fur toys, roving, batting, yarn and more!

Farm tours by appointment. 502.682.0617 or dowdy@alpacahavenkentucky.com


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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


(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

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Saturday Workshop with Payne Street Pottery’s Tonya Johnson, at  Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway Street

For the novice and expert, Tonya will demonstrate how to teach throwing on the wheel, make lids with ease, and pull & attach a handle that doesn’t crack, while answering your questions. Teaching pottery for over 20 years and starting her own successful pottery studio, Payne Street in Louisville, uniquely qualifies Tonya to come and teach a multi-level class. We are excited to bring the knowledgeable and hospitable personality of Tonya Johnson to Broadway Clay. She looks forward to meeting us and touring our studio.

Cost of Workshop $40
Cost of 2 hour Studio Time after Workshop $20

Pay here or Sign up in Shop to hold your spot.

Saturday Workshop with Payne Street Pottery's Tonya Johnson at Broadway Clay - 8-20-16

11:00 am – 1:00 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

12:30 – 7:00 pm – Steam Train Weekend!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, Versailles

Steam in the Bluegrass! – Get tickets HERE

2:00 pm – Train Departs

5:00 pm – Train Departs

We’ll enjoy our third year of having a visiting steam engine, and this year it’ll be Sadie! Sadie is actually the Lehigh Valley Coal Company #126. She’s owned and operated by the Flagg Coal Company.

Sadie will be with us at BGRM for TWO WEEKENDS! Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll have two trains, at 2 pm, and 5 pm. Each trip will be pulled by Sadie, and will have a Photo Runby. You’ll want both your still cameras, and your video cameras for this one!

Tickets are already able to be purchased, so go ahead and reserve your seats! Open Window Coach tickets are $24 for Adults, and $20 for Children. First Class tickets are $29 for Adults, and $25 for Children.

Each trip will take approximately 90 minutes. The train has no restrooms, though the station does. The Museum and Gift Shop will open at 12:30, and should be open until after the second train ride.

Please see our website for more information, and advance tickets: www.bluegrassrailroad.com


Sadie the Steam Engine at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum

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 Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – McGuire Brothers, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

The McGuire Brothers band is a classic rock band covering the best classic rock songs from the 60’s & 70’s lead by Dewey & Louis McGuire. Band members Dewey McGuire, Louis McGuire, Bobby Redding and Terry Renfrow. A favorite in the Frankfort and Shelbyville area and performed on June 10th at the Frankfort Summer Concert Series.

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

7:00 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

Theater on the River at WOA Ward Oates Amphitheater 2 - 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

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.


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.).


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

7:30 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

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 The Mojo Tones, 7:00 – 10:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Lexington’s finest roots rock raconteurs return to the capitol city for savory and satisfying sonic selections, aged to perfection with a sweet psychedelic finish. It’s flavor you can hear!

Join the gang for a special Saturday performance. Weather permitting – the rock will be rolling on the river!

Bourbon on Main

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