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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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

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Thursday, September 8, 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 Pavilion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

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)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. 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 – 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

11:00 am – Author Kevin Powell Speaks at KSU, at Kentucky State University Bradford Hall, 400 East Main Street

Acclaimed author, hip-hop scholar and political activist Kevin Powell will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 8, in the Bradford Hall Auditorium, 400 East Main Street, as part of Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Convocation Lecture Series.

Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. Powell is a native of Jersey City and a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He is the author of 12 books, including his newest title, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood. It is a critically acclaimed and brutally honest memoir about his life, including his youth.

In 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur, the late rapper and controversial American icon. His writings have also appeared in CNN.com,Esquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, ESPN.com and Vibe Magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.

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Kids Eat FREE! with the purchase of two adult meals, 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.

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

4:00 pm – Kentucky Senior Games: HorseshoesMillville Community Center

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Day, at the Salvation Army, 517 Greenup Avenue. 227-2638

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

6:00 – 8:00 pm – The Official Kentucky Liar’s Contest, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join the Paul Sawyier Public Library for an evening of fibs, fabrications, and flat-out fiction! On Thursday evening, September 8th we are proud to present The Official Kentucky Liar’s Contest in celebration of Kentucky Storytelling Month. Anyone can tell a tall tale, and we invite you to bring your best to compete for marvelous prizes, bragging rights, and the title of “Kentucky’s Best Liar.”

Who? All ages may enter.
Youth Division – 17 and under
Adult Division – 18 and up

How? Enter by putting your name in our “Liar’s Hat” beginning at 5:30pm. Contestants will be drawn at 6:00pm, and up to 10 “liars” may tell. The “lies” should be short stories 3-5 minutes in length. No notes or reading aloud are permitted. You must tell your “lie”! You should be the main character of your tale, and subject matter should be family friendly. And remember… the more exaggerated the better!

What can I win? Prizes will be awarded by decision of our judges’ panel. Contestants will be judged on technique, story development, originality, and effectiveness. Judges’ decisions are final.

Youth Division – $50 Wal-Mart gift card
Adult Division – $50 Kroger gift card
Crowd Favorite – $25 Kroger gift card (So be sure to bring your friends along to cheer you on!)

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Liar’s Contest, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Tammy Semones at tammy@pspl.org.

The Official Kentucky Liar's Contest at the Paul Sawyier Public Library PSPL - 9-8-16

6:30 pm – Trivia, margaritas $5 during the game, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

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

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.


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