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Highlights for Saturday, August 27th, 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 27, 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 – Kentucky Senior Games – TENNIS (Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles), at Ben Moore Courts, 1254 KY-420/Old Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, KY

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.

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 – 1:15 pm – Pay It Forward Frankfort KSU Kick-Off, at Kentucky State University,

More than 250 Kentucky State University freshmen, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in service activities in the Frankfort community from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, August 27. The special event kicks off the citywide Pay It Forward Frankfort.

KSU volunteers will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the lobby of Bradford Hall to choose one of six service sites. The sites and activities include painting playground equipment at one of two locations for the Housing Authority of Frankfort; staining the deck, rails and porch and power wash two neighborhood Habitat for Humanity homes; cleaning windows, landscape and power washing properties at the Franklin County Women’s Shelter or they could choose to paint more than 40 acrylic scenes on canvas to decorate selected campus venues.

Painting supplies, stain, and landscaping materials for several of the service projects are sponsored by the Housing Authority of Frankfort, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County and the Facilities Department at Kentucky State University.

The community is encouraged to join KSU on Saturday and plan their own unsolicited acts of kindness for Pay it Forward Frankfort. Participants should document their service with photos and videos with #payitfwdfrankfort2016 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Pay It Forward Frankfort ends Dec. 4.

Volunteers may reach Irma Johnson at 502-545-3423 (mobile) or 502-597-5845 (office) or email Irma.Johnson@kysu.edu Or, call Shannon Brogan at 502-597-6314 or email Shannon.Brogan@kysu.edu. Businesses and participants are asked to pick a day and return the interest forms to Johnson and Brogan.

PayItFwdFrankfort Interest form

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Gathering of Authors, at the Woman’s Club of Frankfort, 200 Washington St

The Paul Sawyier Public Library will host the Gathering of Authors on Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In its ninth year, the Gathering is a celebration of Kentucky’s rich literary tradition. This event features gifted writers who play an integral role in our service to readers throughout Frankfort and the Commonwealth.

We are proud to welcome authors from across the Bluegrass to sell and sign their works as well as talk with you, the reader! The Gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Stop by and chat with our participants, and be sure to pick up their newest releases! This year’s participants include:

Emily Bingham
Don Dampier
Steve Demaree
Ron Elliott
Bill Goodman
Joel Katte
Shannon McRoberts
Lynwood Montell
Bill Noel
Ray Peden
James Prichard
Kim Michele Richardson
Charles Roe
John Snell
Keith Stewart
Joe Survant
Richard Taylor
Stephen M. Vest
Ben Woodard
Thomas Zemsky

Broadstone Books
Trajectory Literary Journal

This event is free and open to the public. There is something for everyone at the Gathering! So come out and join us, and see what some of Kentucky’s best literary talents have to offer.

For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at (502)352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

Ninth Annual Gathering of Authors at the Women's Club of Frankfort - 8-27-16

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

10:30 – 11:30 am – Planting for Pollinators, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsmans Lane, Frankfort

Join our staff for an education program about Kentucky’s pollinators, including butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats. Participants will learn about pollinators, the plants that they prefer or require, as well as ways in which they can attract these amazing and important animals to their very own yards. Photo is courtesy of Jeremy Smith.

Planting for Pollinators at Salato Wildlife Education Center - 8-27-16

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

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Pokemon GO WAlk a Shelter Dog & Play, at the Franklin COunty Humane Society, 1041 Kentucky Avenue


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 – Mike Archer, the Professor of Rock-n-Roll, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

5:30 – 9:00 pm – Last Swing of Summer Foodie Event, at Equus Run Vineyards, 280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Come out to Equus Run Vineyards and enjoy your last days of freedom with The Tim Talbert Project, corn hole, and try your hand on our putting green. Ticket price includes a very Hawaiian buffet dinner by Thyme Cafe and Catering. Tickets are $35.00 each and includes music and buffet styles dinner. Bring your chairs and (tables if your like), picnic blanket and enjoy an evening at Equus Run Vineyard.

Dinner includes:
Cilantro Line Grilled Airline Chicken
Grilled Fresh Summer Veggies
Herb Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Jimama Orange Salad with a Chili Lime Vinaigrette
Rolls w/butter

Wine and beer are extra.

5:30 – Doors Open for Wine Tastings
6:00 – Music and Dinner Begins
8:00 – Dinner ends
9:00 – Music ends

More information is located on our website! Get tickets HERE

Last Swing of Summer Foodie Event at Equus Run Vineyards - 8-27-16

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:00 – 9:00 pm Summer Concert Series: Off The Clock, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd, Frankfort

Join us for the 1st annual Rhythm & Roots Summer Vineyard Concert Series. These family friendly concerts take place on the Peach Family Farm set against the backdrop of Prodigy’s Vineyards. We invite local, very talented musicians to perform and local food vendors to prepare delicious food. Enjoy a night of music and food with award winning wine or beer with family and friends!

Concerts take place the second and fourth Saturday of the month, July – September. Dates are July 16, July 30, August 13, August 27, September 10 and September 27.

$5 for parking. Wine Club members receive free parking and priority seating. Reserved seating is available by calling the winery prior to the day of the concert. This is a family friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc, for comfortable concert viewing.

Events are rain or shine. Dogs are welcome on a leash. There will be designated smoking areas.

Coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

“Off The Clock” is a classic rock band featuring tunes from the ’60’s and ’70’s, to today. Artist include: The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Elton John, The Eagles, Steppenwolf, The Temptations, CSN(Y) and so….. many more. “Rock and Roll” to a solid back beat or kick back and sing along with your favorite lyric and vocal harmony, “Off The Clock” is ready to “Walk in Memphis” or go “California Dreamin” with you at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery!

Featured Food truck for August 27th is Napa Prime from Versailles, Kentucky. Nap Prime is a locally owned and located in the heart of the Bourbon Trail. Their menu consists of chef inspired burgers and fresh seafood. They were just named “101 Best Places” to eat in KY by author Gary P West & Acclaim Press! Check out their menu at www.napaburgerbar.com

Rhythem and Roots Summer Concert Series at Prodigy Winery - Summer 2016

6:00 – 10:00 pm – Capital City Blues & River Festival, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, End of West Main Street behind the Kentucky Bar Association

Capital City Blues and River Festival

Presented By Farmers Bank

Benefiting Family Abuse Services, Inc.

The date is set and the talent is secured!!!!!! The 2016 Capital City Blues and River Festival Presented by Farmers Bank will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Ward Oates Amphitheater in Frankfort, KY from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

The Capital City Blues & River Festival committee is pleased and EXCITED to announce that Robbie Bartlett is BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND as the headliner for this year’s Festival! AND… even more EXCITING news; the festival will be opened with “a blues legend in his own time,” Tee Dee Young!!!!

Robbie Bartlett has been performing in Louisville area nightclubs since 1982. With her talent and strong sense of musical direction, it is electric and engaging. Her warm smoky alto voice is heard regularly at popular clubs. She started singing at age four and developed a strong foundation in R&B and jazz. Styles include “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, “Good Morning Heartache” by Billie Holiday, “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman, and “At Last.” by Etta James. When the Louisville Palace was renovated, Robbie was called to perform at Stagedoor Johnnie’s, the adjoining nightclub. When the Palace booked Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow, The Righteous Brothers and many others, Robbie and her band opened there shows. David Crosby and Graham Nash specifically asked for her to perform before and after their concert. B.B.King sent word back through his daughter (Shirley King) after hearing me sing with her and her band, ” Who is that? I like her voice”. Check her out at http://www.robbiebartlett.com/

Tee Dee Young has definitely got the blues and he loves “firing down on that guitar”. While playing his own unique style of the Blues, his dynamic stage presence, exciting harmony and energy will put you in the mood for dancing! He is a native of Lexington Kentucky and has been performing and playing for audiences for years. He got his start playing the guitar sitting by the railroad tracks and at the early age of thirteen he was exposed to the life of blues learning the basics mentored by an elderly gentlemen, the late Mr. Harrison Coleman. He would pick up singing from his late father gospel singer Leonard Young and he would later be influenced by his late brother George Young who would constantly reminded him to never change his style in which he plays the blues. What makes Tee Dee Young unique is the style in which he plays the Blues. Young’s playing and singing are authentic to the genre but oblivious to current industry trends. His guitar is a weapon, wielded with total authority, assailing the listener with his sheer virtuosity!! He writes and performs his own music, while still being able to maintain his originality covering music written by other artist and his love for pleasing his audience, while he’s “firing down on that guitar!” Check him out at http://www.teedeeyoung.com/

BBQ and fixin’s provided by Wendell Thomas of Fall City Smokers AND burgers & brats from the Frankfort Police Department will be available for purchase at the festival along with assorted soft drinks and water. 100% of their sales go directly to Family Abuse Services, Inc. For your enjoyment there will also be a live desserts auction with lots of wonderful goodies to choose from, a silent auction, door prizes and a table decorating contest!!! We highly encourage you to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a night of GREAT music, food, and loads of fun!!!!!!

A Little About Family Abuse Services, Inc. (FASI) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence. As part of its mission, FASI operates SOLACE, the community’s only housing for domestic violence and elder abuse victims and operates as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance. FASI also strives to build awareness of child abuse, partner abuse and elder abuse issues. Last year, FASI assisted 187 individuals (men, women, and children) by providing over 1,821 safe nights of housing, developing future safety plans or providing referrals to other community support services. These services were provided all while going through a transition to a newer and larger facility in which SOLACE was not in full operation for approximately 3 months!


Children under 12 get in free. You can bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages to the event but we do encourage you to take the night off from cooking and enjoy the BBQ, fixin’s, burgers and brats available for purchase! NO canopy tents please. The concert will go on rain or shine…no rain out date.

Capital City Blues & River Festival at Ward Oates Amphitheater WOA - 8-27-16

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.

Live music featuring The Slams, Them GD Bangs, and Hot Prowlers, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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

Bourbon on Main

9:00 pm – YesterYear, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

$5 cover. 21 and older


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