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Highlights for Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
We are excited about a two tournament weekend! The Bluegrass Yakmasters tournament on Saturday will be a blast for all Kentucky anglers, and those who are in town for the River Bassin Tournament. Eligible waters for this date include: All forks of Elkhorn Creek, Floyds Fork, Pools 3 & 4 of the Kentucky River, Willisburg Lake, Beaver Lake & Corinth Lake.
We will have a captains meeting on Friday night, and after the results are in, we will be hosting a dinner for all anglers, so fish hard and bring your good times to us!
More info HERE
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, 404 Wilkinson Blvd
8:00 am – Kentucky Senior Games
8:00 am – Badminton – Kentucky State University Exum Center
Swimming – Kentucky State University Pool
7:30 – Registration & Warm Up
8:00 am – Rolling schedule starting at 8:00AM
–100 yd butterfly
–50 yd breaststroke
–100 yd backstroke
–400 yd IM
–100 yd breatstroke
–200 yd backstroke
–100 yd IM
–50 yd freestyle
–200 yd butterfly
— 50 yd backstroke
–200 yd IM
–50 yd butterfly
–100 yd freestyle
–200 yd breaststroke
–500 yd freestyle
8:30 am – Racquetball – Kentucky State University Courts (Singles/ Doubles/Mixed Doubles)
Pickleball – Kentucky State University Exum Center
9:30 am – Pickleball Women’s Doubles & Men’s Doubles
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.
Download your schedule HERE
10:00 am – 3:30 pm – Portrait Workshop with Diane Tesler, on the first-floor room of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St.
Saturday, September 10 – Monday, September 12, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Spend three intensive days learning the basics of portraiture with Diane. Begin each morning with a live model, learning how to map out facial features and build the planes of the face, followed by working on a project of your own choosing. Charcoal, pastel or oil. Classes will be held in the large first-floor room of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. $135. Info: Karen Carey at 502-535-0134 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)
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
10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Second Saturday Genealogy: Why X & mtDNA?, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway
10:30 a.m.: Is mtDNA Just Empty DNA?
What Mitochondrial DNA Testing Is Good For – Learn about the nature of mitochondrial DNA and how mtDNA testing might help your research in spite of its limitations.
Noon: Which Spots Does “X’” Mark, Anyway? Understanding X-DNA Testing
Because X-DNA isn’t a stand-alone test, it’s an overlooked research tool, even confused with mtDNA. And those cryptic inheritance charts! Let’s figure it all out.
Speaker Debra Renard is a full-time genealogical researcher, lecturer and founder of “Eureka! Genealogy.” She active in local and state genealogical organizations and is a member of the John Marshall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A 30-minute lunch break will take place between sessions (supply your own lunch).
Registration for these free workshops is strongly encouraged. However, walk-ins are welcome. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 3rd historical walking tour featuring Frankfort Historian Russ Hatter will be held on Saturday, September 10th beginning at 11:00 am.
Featured in the tour will be people interred in Section B including members of the following families:
Kavanaugh’s, Sutterlin’s, Farmer’s, Rodman’s, Hawkins’, Ayres, Landon Thomas, Emily Thomas Tubman, Margurite and Frank Shauntee, Parrent, William Spencer Cryer, Emma Guy Cromwell, Admiral Chapman Coleman Todd, Harry Innes Todd, and Mary Trayn Runyan.
Reservations are required. $10.00 fee per person. Contact our office at 502-227-2403 for reservations. Or you can email email@example.com.
A monthly coloring group for adults!
Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation. Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.
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.
$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.
Click HERE for special Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House
Pool Tournament Saturday September 10 2016. My Bar 610 Ridgeview Dr. Pre-registration $20.00 until September 3rd with a secure spot. $25.00 Registration Fee from September 4th thru September 10th. Live Acoustic Entertainment, Kitchen will be open cooking up some food for all your hungry stomachs. For more information call My Bar at 502-352-2854 or Sandy 502-395-3118. There will be limited spots available so hurry up and Pre-Register. There will be a 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Overall Winner.
4:00 – 7:00 pm – JASON HUGG, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville
Jason is a Talon favorite bringing acoustic pop and rock to a new level!
Our 8th annual Land Extravaganza will be at the Bradley family’s Indian Ridge Farm, home of the champion racehorses Brass Hat and Groupie Doll and now Wood and Waters Land Trust – at least for one night in September!
The Land Extravaganza offers a tour of the horse farm, dinner alongside one of the creeks on the farm, a live auction, and music.
This fundraiser supports:
Conservation of beautiful natural areas and green spaces in the Kentucky River watershed.
Stewardsip of 400 acres of conserved land to date.
Outreach programs in the community.
If you have questions, please contact us. 502-229-1436 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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5:30 – 9:30 pm – 3 Piece Revival, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Summer Concert Series: Lisa Allen & Stillwater with Napa Prime, 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.
September 10th brings Lisa Allen and Stillwater to Prodigy Vineyards for the first Saturday of September! Stillwater is a Southern Rock, Classic Rock and Country cover band. They bring honesty in their music and energy that will make you move! They are influenced by Exile, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Skynard, Merle Haggard, Waylon, Stevie Ray and Percy Sledge.
Featured Food truck for September 10th 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
Reserve your spot at the hottest 80s party around. The Time After Time: Reliving the 80s Party featuring Radio 80 will slide into Versailles on Saturday, September 10. The Woodford Inn is the scene for this totally cool event. Tickets are $75/person. You can also get a room for that night with two tickets for $300.
Want to own a piece of racing royalty! A custom-framed halter from 2015 horse of the year American Pharoah is one of several fantastic items in the Reliving the 80s party ONLINE AUCTION. Bidding is open NOW. Check it out and spread the word! http://www.biddingforgood.com/frankfortauction.
There will also be six chances to win CASH for only $50/chance. Drawing will be Saturday, September 10. Don’t be left out. Buy now and buy often. Raffle tickets available at http://www.hospicebg.org/reliving-the-80s. Click on the register now link and order today. Remember every dollar raised helps seriously ill patients and families in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.
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7:00 pm – Frankfort Dancing with the Stars, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero street
Frankfort Dancing With The Stars will feature local celebrities and professional dancers from Capital City Dance Studio. The event will benefit locally sponsored organizations Hope For Tomorrow and Sweet Blessings. A judges award will be presented at the event and a “People’s Choice” award will be given to the star who generates the most votes prior to, and the evening of, the event. Pick the star(s) you wish to vote for and select the amount of money you wish to donate from the drop-down menu under the star’s name. For every dollar donated, the star will receive one vote! Voting closes at midnight on September 9th.
This Year’s Stars Will Be:
32 ounce domestic beer, $4.25 at at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395
Open at 2:00 pm. Live music featuring Concept, 6:00 pm at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.
DJ Jesse Penn at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.
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