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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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September 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 pmDance Kaleidoscope, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Dance Kaleidoscope brings to the Grand stage dancers who are trained in the rigorous modern dance technique of Martha Graham to perform to the music of Cole Porter, Bob Dylan and more.

Performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Tickets: $20 / $25 / $30

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Thursday, September 29, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – KSU Career Fair, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St, Frankfort

Over 50 employers will be available at Kentucky State University’s Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29 in the Carl M. Hill Student Center Ballroom. Participants will be able to talk with a wide range of companies including Kroger, Waffle House, Sherwin Williams and Coca-Cola.

Business attire only.

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Thursday, September 29, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Frankfort Chamber Business at Noon Luncheon with Leadership Frankfort Class of 2017, at Whitaker Bank, 130 W Main St, Frankfort

If you’d like more information about Leadership Frankfort, click HERE.

For an application, click HERE

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce as we meet the Leadership Frankfort of 2017. Our guest speaker will be announced closer to our event date.
Cost to attend is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, September 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSearching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records using FamilySearch.org. Discover your place in history by preserving your genealogy online. See what others have contributed and share your family story. Whether you have just started researching your family roots or have worked with family history for years we encourage you to join us as Mark Kinnaird discusses the different attributes of this free genealogy database.

No registration required. Library Community Room

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Friday, September 30, 4:30 – 6:30 pm – Garden Brothers Circus, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St.

GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS has everything you’d expect to see at a Circus. GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS celebrates 100 years entertaining families throughout North America and “we’ve pulled out all the stops!” Last chance to see Elephants live! ‘Motorcycle Madness’ has motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; Chinese Acrobats, the Human Slingshot, Racing Camels, crazy comedy with Circus Clowns, daring aerialists; cirque artists. Its 1½ hours of excitement and fun at GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS.

Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. The Free Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area. Free Kid Tickets are valid for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free unless you would like to sit in VIP; they will require a chair. ONE Free Kid’s Ticket is valid PER PAID ADULT. If you have a Free Kid’s Ticket, no other ticket purchase is necessary for your child. The Free Kid’s Ticket must be presented at the box office day of show in order for the child to get in for free. Free Kid’s Tickets can be upgraded to VIP at the door.

First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $9.95. The $9.95 adult first 100 deal can be used in conjunction with a Free Kid’s Ticket.

(Pricing and availability subject to change at discretion of Garden Bros Circus)

Seating is first-come first-serve in the level you purchase. Arrive early for the best seats. Doors open one hour prior to the show for the Kid’s Fun Zone.

Adult 1st 100 Deal – $9.95
For a limited time only! – $9.95 Adult tickets!! *While supplies last!

Child General Admission – $8.00

Adult General Admission – $22.00

VIP Child Ringside Seats – $16.00

VIP Adult Ringside Seats – $30.00

VIP Ringside Seating right next to all of the action!

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Friday, September 30, 7:30 pmThe Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Celebrating over 80 years The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra keeps the rich tradition of the big band sound alive.

Tickets: $45 / $40/ $30

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Friday, September 30, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Garden Brothers Circus, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St.

GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS has everything you’d expect to see at a Circus. GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS celebrates 100 years entertaining families throughout North America and “we’ve pulled out all the stops!” Last chance to see Elephants live! ‘Motorcycle Madness’ has motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; Chinese Acrobats, the Human Slingshot, Racing Camels, crazy comedy with Circus Clowns, daring aerialists; cirque artists. Its 1½ hours of excitement and fun at GARDEN BROTHERS CIRCUS.

Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. The Free Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area. Free Kid Tickets are valid for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free unless you would like to sit in VIP; they will require a chair. ONE Free Kid’s Ticket is valid PER PAID ADULT. If you have a Free Kid’s Ticket, no other ticket purchase is necessary for your child. The Free Kid’s Ticket must be presented at the box office day of show in order for the child to get in for free. Free Kid’s Tickets can be upgraded to VIP at the door.

First one hundred adult tickets sold online are only $9.95. The $9.95 adult first 100 deal can be used in conjunction with a Free Kid’s Ticket.

(Pricing and availability subject to change at discretion of Garden Bros Circus)

Seating is first-come first-serve in the level you purchase. Arrive early for the best seats. Doors open one hour prior to the show for the Kid’s Fun Zone.

Adult 1st 100 Deal – $9.95
For a limited time only! – $9.95 Adult tickets!! *While supplies last!

Child General Admission – $8.00

Adult General Admission – $22.00

VIP Child Ringside Seats – $16.00

VIP Adult Ringside Seats – $30.00

VIP Ringside Seating right next to all of the action!

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October 2016

Saturday- Sunday, October 1 – 2, 1:00 pm – 12:00 Noon Great American Campout, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park

Looking for a great way to getting into camping? Or just looking for something fun to do this fall? Check out CKY’s First Great American Camp Out! October 1st.

Skyland Trail Area of Cove Springs Park
Cedar Cove Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Saturday, 10/1, 1:00 PM – Sunday, 10/2, 12:00PM

Join us for a great start to your Fall Break and a great end to the camping season at the Great American Campout. Frankfort Parks and Recreation and Canoe Kentucky are proud to offer a family friendly opportunity that allows the whole family to enjoy the great outdoors. Numerous workshops and seminars throughout the day, along with games, activities, a hotdog cookout, bonfire, and more. Camping gear available for rent and for sale.

Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Nathan Depenbrock
502-227-4492
nathan@canoeky.com

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Saturday, October 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

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.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Saturday, October 1, 6:00 pm – 1:00 am – Kapital Fest, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St. Created by TriFection Entertainment to become an annual Hip-Hop and R&B Showcase of National and Regional talent. Party buses will be running from Lexington and back. For transportation click HERE. To purchase tickets/Info click HERE.

MIGOS — RiFF RAFF — Kent Jones — Cal Scruby — DJ Afterthought — Choo Jackson — Jack Harlow — J Cannon — Soufside Chico

Kapital Fest is a day to celebrate the advancements of today’s music culture in central Kentucky. Bringing together the tri-city population of Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati, and everywhere in between to unite in our capital city of Frankfort. Music lovers from around the state – come experience the hype of year number one at the Frankfort Convention Center!

Created by TriFection Entertainment to become an annual Hip-Hop and R&B showcase of National and Regional talent in our capital city of Frankfort, Kentucky. In the first installment of our annual event we have pulled in talent from across the United States to ensure a diverse lineup and performances to set the tone for years to come.

TICKETS: http://kapital.trif3ction.com/

***This is an ALL AGES EVENT***

Keep up to date with TriFection Entertainment
https://www.facebook.com/TriFectionEntertainment/
https://www.instagram.com/trifectionent/
https://twitter.com/TriFectionEnt
https://soundcloud.com/trifection-entertainment

Lineup:
Julian J Cannon Thomas
Soufside Chico
Jack Harlow
Choo Jackson
DJ Afterthought
Cal Scruby
Kent Jones
Riff Raff
Migos

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Saturday, October 1, 7:30 pmFrankfort Cemetery Ghost Walk, at the Frankfort Cemetery, 215 E Main Street, Frankfort

Join the Frankfort Cemetery for their first Ghost Walk to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Board the trolley at the train depot parking lot and ride up to the cemetery. Climb aboard a hayride through the cemetery to meet interesting people from Frankfort and let them tell you their story.

$10.00 per person/ Children under 10 years of age $5.00
Two scheduled times: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm.
(Seating is limited to 25 per tour)

Reservations and pre-payment required. Cash or check accepted.

Call the cemetery office at 502-227-2403 or email frankfortcemetery@gmail.com for more information and/or reservations. Deadline for reservations and payment is Sept. 29th.

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Saturday, October 1, 9:00 pmFrankfort Cemetery Ghost Walk, at the Frankfort Cemetery, 215 E Main Street, Frankfort

Join the Frankfort Cemetery for their first Ghost Walk to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Board the trolley at the train depot parking lot and ride up to the cemetery. Climb aboard a hayride through the cemetery to meet interesting people from Frankfort and let them tell you their story.

$10.00 per person/ Children under 10 years of age $5.00
Two scheduled times: 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm.
(Seating is limited to 25 per tour)

Reservations and pre-payment required. Cash or check accepted.

Call the cemetery office at 502-227-2403 or email frankfortcemetery@gmail.com for more information and/or reservations. Deadline for reservations and payment is Sept. 29th.

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Sunday, October 2, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Capitol View Mountain Bike Festival, at Capitol View Park, Frankfort

A new event coming to Capitol View Park in Frankfort, Kentucky. Skills Clinic and Racing for All Ages and Skill Levels

Registration for Skills Clinics and Races begins at 7:00am
Skills Clinics are free to kids 12 and under but a legal guardians must be present and sign a waiver.

All skills clinics are from 8am-10am
12 and Under- Beginner and Intermediate
12 and Up- Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Skills Clinics-$5 per rider/free with race registration

Race Times:
Rookie(2 yrs or less exp/no racing exp)- 10:30AM
Novice- 11:00AM
Shredders- 12:00PM

Register Online – https://www.bikereg.com/capitolview

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Monday, October 3, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Monday Makers Series – Wood Sculpture, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort

This series will meet 4 times: Monday nights Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 5:30pm-6:30 pm.

Come on out to drill, saw, glue, and sand to create your own sculpture out of wood. You will learn about other wood artists, experiment and learn about different types of wood, learn how to sand, cut with a handsaw, drill holes, and attach wood together with different techniques. Learn to tinker with wood and who knows maybe you will be building a Tree House in your backyard soon! Wood is donated by local woodworkers.

Fun for all skill levels, no experience needed.

Instructor: Jody Jaques

Price: $50 total (includes all 4 classes)
Supplies included and tools provided

All ages and ability levels welcome, suggested 8 and up

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Tuesday – Saturday, October 4 – 8 – Fall Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Fall Book Sale
October 4 – 8
Library Community Room
319 Wapping Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!

The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!

If you have never attended, plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!

New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance for just $5 for individuals,
$10 for families, and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day on Thursday and Friday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!
Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, October 4, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day
. . . . . Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public
. . . . . Thursday, October 6, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public
. . . . . Friday, October 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public
. . . . . Saturday, October 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day

Book Sale


Tuesday, October 4, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Searching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records usingFamilySearch.org. Discover your place in history by preserving your genealogy online. See what others have contributed and share your family story. Whether you have just started researching your family roots or have worked with family history for years we encourage you to join us as Mark Kinnaird discusses the different attributes of this free genealogy database.

No registration required. Sower Board Room

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Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Kentucky Fallen Firefighter Memorial, at Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Road

Fallen Firefighters from Kentucky will be honored for their service. A free meal for firefighters will be served immediately following the ceremony.

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Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm BTG presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Dr, Frankfort

Come watch Alice venture down the rabbit hole as Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

October 6 & 7 at 7pm
October 8 at 11am

Tickets
$15 general admission
$12 Seniors and students
Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling
502-223-PLAY

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Thursday, October 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Our Beloved Ghost Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Join us for one of our Halloween-season tours and learn how the Browns dealt with death in their lifetime. You’ll also learn about the Gray Lady and the origins of her story. Seasonal beverage and cookies included with price of admission!

For more information call (502) 227-2560

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Thursday, October 6, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour, at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

While it may be commonly known as the Singing Bridge today, Frankfort residents and capital visitors in 1894 may have referred to the bridge crossing the Kentucky River to St. Clair as the hanging bridge.

Adults brave enough to learn of the city’s unsanitized and sordid past such as this tale can be both entertained and educated starting at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October for the Capital City Museum’s Murder and Mayhem Tour.

Well-known Frankfort historian, actor and radio personality Russ Hatter dons a late 1800s police costume and takes groups of as many as 40 adults on walking tours through downtown Frankfort.

Taking attendees to nearly two dozen locations stained by a dark past of mob rule, shootouts and murder from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Hatter reveals the history not told in school textbooks of the capital city’s violent and unruly past.

The Murder and Mayhem tours are every Thursday in October beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Museum located at 325 Ann St.

Tours are for adults 18 and over given the graphic, gruesome and terrifying details. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required.

For more information call 502-696- 0607 or email russh1214@gmail.com.

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Thursday, October 6, 8:00 – 11:00 pm Brocephus Amphitheater Concert, at Elk Creek Winery & Vineyards, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

October 6th Brocephus Concert in the Elk Creek Amphitheater

Gates open at 10 am VIP Meet and Greet at 8 pm concert starts at 8:30

VIP Seats on the Patio $30 advance $35 at the door

21 and over $10 advance $15 at the door

13 and under $5 advance $10 at the door

14-20 years $15 advance $20at the door

Get tickets HERE

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Friday, October 7, 2:00 pm – Sunday, October 9, 5:00 pm – Weekend Paddle and Survival Trip, at Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort

Come spend the weekend with NRS and CKY as we teach the basics of paddle camping and wilderness survival skills. Registration is now open, this is a amazing chance to hone your outdoor skills or to learn some new ones.

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Friday, October 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm BTG presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Dr, Frankfort

Come watch Alice venture down the rabbit hole as Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

October 6 & 7 at 7pm
October 8 at 11am

Tickets
$15 general admission
$12 Seniors and students
Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling
502-223-PLAY

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Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm – Taj Mahal Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand welcomes acoustic blues legend Taj Mahal and his trio.

Tickets: $75 / $65/ $55

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Saturday, October 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm BTG presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Dr, Frankfort

Come watch Alice venture down the rabbit hole as Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

October 6 & 7 at 7pm
October 8 at 11am

Tickets
$15 general admission
$12 Seniors and students
Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling
502-223-PLAY

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Saturday, October 8, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm – Met Opera presents: Tristan und Isolde, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Tristan und Isolde opens the Met season in a new production by Mariusz Treliński (the director responsible for the 2014–15 season’s double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle), and will be well served by a cast of outstanding Wagnerians: Nina Stemme as Isolde, Stuart Skelton as Tristan, Ekaterina Gubanova as Brangäne, and René Pape as King Marke, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting, in one of his rare appearances at the Met.

The three acts of the opera are originally set, respectively, aboard ship on the Irish Sea, in Cornwall (southwestern Britain), and in Brittany (northwestern France). The many versions of this story all pay homage to the Celtic ambience and probable origin of the tale. Wagner’s preservation of this context emphasizes several key themes associated with ancient Celtic culture: mysticism, knowledge of the magic arts, an evolved warrior code, and a distinctly non-Christian vision of the possibilities of the afterlife.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student / 12 PM (approximately 315 minutes)

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Saturday, October 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Workshop with Rudy Medlock, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Rudy Medlock a Potter in Wilmore Kentucky who has been producing Ceramics, Stained Glass And Stone Sculpture for over 40 years will be demonstrating his techniques including goblets, large bowls, and application of golden glazes. Among his many hobbies he currently owns The Potter’s House and a Refurbished Log Cabin Bed and Breakfast near Shaker Village. You can check out his other work and a KET video of his studio here. http://rudymedlock.blogspot.com/

The cost will be $30 to watch or $60 to participate. Sign up at Broadway Clay
Direct questions here or to Jody at JaquesArtStudiollc@gmail.com

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Sunday, October 9, 10:00 am – Buffalo Trace Distillery Brunch – The Bourbon Social 2016, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort

What better way to close out the perfect weekend, than at on of Kentucky’s most historic distilleries?! The only thing better would be if it included a Bourbon Brunch…. duh!

Join us at Buffalo Trace Distillery for Bourbon cocktails, wine, a yummy Kentucky brunch + a distillery tour and tasting.

Seating is limited – advance tickets are required. You must be 21 years old to consume alcohol, but all ages are invited to join the brunch and tour.

Parking is available on site – visit the website for more details.

The 2016 Bourbon Social Series is presented by Cork & Barrel

powered by Kentucky ProudBaumann Paper CompanyLovers Leap Vineyards & Winery

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October 9 – 15, 2016Kentucky State University Homecoming Week

Mark Your Calendars NOW!!!

For more information, contact Alumni Relations, (502) 597-6511. Or email: jerquil.campbell@kysu.edu or prrelations@kysu.edu

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KSU Homecoming Schedule

KSU Homecoming Packages

KSU Alumni Registration


Monday, October 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – 5th Annual Pours for Paws & Pup Crawl, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort

5:00 – 7:00 pm Wine Tasting at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.

Guest Pourers: Karen & Russ Hatter.

6:00 – Close – Food & Drink Specials at Bourbon on Main deck, 103 W Main. Bring your pup friends.

Proceeds will benefit the new shelter for the Franklin Co Humane Society.

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Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Bourbon Bottles Paint on Canvas, at Full Circle Studio & Rembrants Art Academy, 309 Shelby St, Frankfort

Join us for a fun evening at the studio, Wednesday night, October 12th, from 6:30-8:30.

We will be painting a bourbon inspired canvas!

Cost is $25 per person.

Please register online using the calendar below, or call 502-682-9648.

Class limit 12

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Thursday, October 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm Telling Amy’s Story: A Domestic Violence Awareness Screening, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Telling Amy’s Story follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. The victim’s parents, co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened in the weeks, months, and years leading up to the death of Amy Magee on November 8, 2001.

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and KCADV’s participation in the Purple Purse Challenge

Refreshments provided. Discussion to follow screening.

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Thursday, October 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour, at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

While it may be commonly known as the Singing Bridge today, Frankfort residents and capital visitors in 1894 may have referred to the bridge crossing the Kentucky River to St. Clair as the hanging bridge.

Adults brave enough to learn of the city’s unsanitized and sordid past such as this tale can be both entertained and educated starting at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October for the Capital City Museum’s Murder and Mayhem Tour.

Well-known Frankfort historian, actor and radio personality Russ Hatter dons a late 1800s police costume and takes groups of as many as 40 adults on walking tours through downtown Frankfort.

Taking attendees to nearly two dozen locations stained by a dark past of mob rule, shootouts and murder from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Hatter reveals the history not told in school textbooks of the capital city’s violent and unruly past.

The Murder and Mayhem tours are every Thursday in October beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Museum located at 325 Ann St.

Tours are for adults 18 and over given the graphic, gruesome and terrifying details. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required.

For more information call 502-696- 0607 or email russh1214@gmail.com.

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Friday, October 14, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm – Preservation Trailblazers, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

2016 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the National Historic Preservation Act – and we are going to celebrate! Along with our co-presenter the KY Heritage Council, Liberty Hall Historic Site will host a day-long event Friday, Oct. 14 in Frankfort honoring Preservation Trailblazers and exploring Kentucky’s historic preservation legacy. Save the date and watch for more info coming soon!

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Preservation Trailblazers Schedule
Friday, October 14, 2016
Downtown Frankfort

Registration

8-9 a.m. – Liberty Hall Historic Site/Orlando Brown House
Including continental breakfast

Concurrent Sessions

9-10:15 a.m.
Liberty Hall Historic Site:
Kentucky Women in Historic House Preservation
Women were the chief architects of the historic preservation movement across the United States. Kentucky women were particularly active, including Franklin County native Eleanor O’Rear, who was a member of the Kentucky Heritage Council, a board member of the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and the Kentucky Historical Society, chairman of the Bodley-Bullock House Restoration Committee, and champion of Liberty Hall. Patrick Snadon will examine her contributions to the field of preservation, at the national and state level. Jonathan Coleman will discuss the role of Beulah Nunn at the Mary Todd Lincoln House and her efforts to preserve mansions such as White Hall. Becky Shipp will explore the impact of the National Society of Colonial Dames in Kentucky on the preservation of Liberty Hall and the efforts of individual women who preserved the homes located in downtown Frankfort’s Corner in Celebrities.”

Speakers:

Dr. Patrick Snadon, Associate Professor, School or Architecture and Interior Design, University of Cincinnati

Jonathan Coleman, Curator and Assistant Director, Mary Todd Lincoln House
Becky Shipp, Tour Administrator, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Julienne Foster, Executive Director, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Old State Capitol:

The Archaeological and Cultural Resource Legacy of Preserving Red River Gorge
Red River Gorge is a unique natural area known for its towering stone arches, unusual rock formations and sandstone cliffs. It is a designated National Geological Area, National Natural Landmark and National Archaeological District, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Rockshelters throughout
the five-county region offer a prehistoric archaeological record documenting 12,000 years of settlement in Kentucky and the lifeways of its earliest inhabitants. Learn how a proposed dam galvanized a movement for the preservation of this region, how early research has evolved and expanded what we know about the earliest inhabitants and shaped archaeological and cultural resource management in future decades, and what the future holds for the preservation and management of this region.

Speakers:

Donna Hopkins, Former Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

Dr. David Pollack, Director, Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Dwight R. Cropper, Site Protection and Cultural Resource Management Consultant

Wayna Adams, Daniel Boone National Forest Archaeologist

10:30-11:45 a.m.
Liberty Hall Historic Site:

Tourism and Economic Development through the Preservation of Rural Historic Resources Rural communities across Kentucky have experienced the disappearance of historic buildings. This session will explore how preservation and restoration of rural historic buildings creates opportunities for cultural tourism and economic development. The speakers will discuss transformative ventures in Stanford and Gratz, Kentucky.

Speakers:

Kathleen and Doug Martin, Blue Wing Landing, Gratz

Paul Nicholson, River Boat Captain, Rocking Thunder Jet Board Rides of Madison, Indiana

Garlan Vanhook, Architect representing Jess and Angela Correll, Stanford

Old State Capitol:

Section 106 of the NHPA: How One Paragraph Changed the Course of Kentucky’s Future
Kentucky would look very different without the National Historic Preservation Act and the work of the Kentucky Heritage Council over five decades, due to one of the most important passages in this legislation. Section 106 requires federal agencies to take into account the effects that federally funded projects may have on historic and archaeological sites, and to consult with the state historic preservation office and other interested parties – including the public – on ways these projects might avoid, minimize or mitigate any potential adverse effects. Case studies will explore a variety of projects and how Section 106 has been one of the strongest tools for preservation advocates to become involved and have a voice in project planning.

Speakers:

Leslie Barras, Attorney and Consultant, and author of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: Back to Basics, a report prepared for the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Craig Potts, KHC Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer

Noon-1:30 p.m. – Keynote Lunch, Liberty Hall Historic Site

David L. Morgan, Kentucky State Historic Preservation Officer 1994-2006

Concurrent Sessions

1:45-3 p.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site:

Archaeology and Historic Sites

Since the 1970s archaeological investigations have helped to inform the interpretation of historic sites across Kentucky. This session will provide an overview of historic archaeology and illustrate its contributions to research, interpretation, and education projects in the museums of the Bluegrass State.
Case studies in Versailles, Louisville, and Frankfort will be featured.

Speakers:

Kim McBride, Co-Director, Kentucky Archaeological Survey

Nick Laracuente, Archaeology Review Coordinator, Kentucky Heritage Council

Patti Linn, Site Manager, Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Vicky Middleswarth, Education Coordinator, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Old State Capitol: The Evolution and Revitalization of Kentucky’s Main Streets

The Kentucky Main Street Program is the oldest statewide Main Street revitalization program in the nation, established by the Kentucky Heritage Council in 1979 after the Commonwealth was rejected to take part in a pilot project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. KHC also administers the
Certified Local Government (CLG) Program in Kentucky, a federal-state-local partnership that promotes historic preservation planning and protection of prehistoric and historic resources at the local level. Take a road trip through history and learn about the economic factors that led to the need for focused downtown historic preservation and revitalization efforts, the impact the CLG program has brought to bear, and how both of these initiatives continue to positively impact many communities today.

Speakers:

Tom Moriarity, A founder of Kentucky Main Street and the National Trust Main Street Program

Kathy LaPlante, Senior National Main Street Center Program Officer

David Morgan, retired KHC executive director and state historic preservation officer

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Liberty Hall Historic Site:

Walking Tour: Senator John Brown’s Neighborhood

When John Brown built Liberty Hall the city of Frankfort boasted about 600 residents. This walk through downtown Frankfort highlights early Kentucky structures, including the Vest-Lindsey House, whose preservation is credited to Ida Lee Willis, Kentucky’s first state historic preservation officer, and buildings
that have benefited from the National Historic Preservation Act. The route will include Liberty Hall’s renovated laundry and smokehouse and refreshments at the Vest-Lindsey House.

Tour Coordinator: Becky Shipp, Tour Administrator, Liberty Hall Historic Site

Old State Capitol:
“The National Register of Historic Places: Telling Kentucky’s Stories”
Kentucky has been at the forefront of listing diverse sites in the National Register, the nation’s official list of historic and archaeological sites deemed worthy of preservation, from the earliest days following passage of the NHPA, to the national celebration of the 50,000th listing in Paris, KY, in 1988, continuing
through today. Laying the groundwork has been the Kentucky Historic Sites Survey and Inventory, which has documented historic places across the state since the first published volume in 1971 and which recently surpassed 100,000 entries. Hear about some of the most unique listings, stories from the road
and how these programs have evolved over the decades in terms of the places we consider “historic.”

Speakers:

Chuck Parrish, first KHC staffer and retired historian with the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Walter Langsam, architectural historian

Dr. Daniel Vivian, director of the Public History Department, University of Louisville, and former historian with the National Register of Historic Places

5:30 p.m. – Preservation Trailblazers – The Grand Theatre

Closing Celebration immediately following at Liberty Hall Historic Site. Live music, food and spirits!

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Download your schedule HERE


Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16Days of Knights V, at the Upper Cove Springs Park,

On October 14-16, 2016, The Days of Knights will return to its original location at Cove Spring Archery Park off Owenton Road in Frankfort, Kentucky. There is no charge to either participants or spectators. The event is sponsored by the City of Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites and the Frankfort/Franklin County Tourist and Convention Commission. Pre-registration is mandatory for participants. Historical accuracy is stressed in all living history portrayals, which may range in date from circa 1000AD to circa 1600A.

For Questions about the event contact us at info@thedaysofknights.com.

Find more information online HERE.

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Friday, October 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Peaks Mill Elementary Fall Festival,
Peaks Mill Elementary, 100 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort

Come join us for our annual fall festival with a night filled with fun, food and games! Tickets will be sold at the door!

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Saturday, October 15, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Peaks Mill Day, at the Old Peaks Mill School grounds, Peaks Mill

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Peaks Mill Day.
BBQ and sides will be served from 11 till we run out.
We will have activities for all ages. Car/Tractor Cruise in, cake walk, games, raffle tickets, pumpkin painting and more fun and fellowship for everyone.

We are needing cakes donated for the Cake walk. If you wish to donate a cake just bring it the day of the event.

Volunteers will be needed the day of the event. We welcome all to help. Please let us know and we can get you a scheduled work time.

We will have t-shirts once again this year. We will post more about them once we know all the details.

Food will be served starting at 11:00 am until it’s gone.

There will be games, pumpkin painting and cake walks

DJ Rick Johnson will be there from 11:00 til 2:00 with 50s and 60s hits.

Ageless Country will play from 2:00 til 4:00

There will be a cruise in from 11:00 til 2:00 or when we get tired.

There will be antique tractors also.

There will also be a 50/50 pot for everyone.

Any questions contact Charlie Sewell at (502)545-0696.

Peaks Mill Day - Peaks Mill School Photo


Saturday, October 15, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Elkhorn Elementary Fall Festival, at Elkhorn Elementary School, 928 East Main St., Frankfort

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Sunday, October 16, 1:00 – 6:00 pm – Paddle-Palooza, at River View Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort

Back by popular demand!!!

This event was one of the most successful padding events ever when it was offered ten years ago. Wind down your paddling season with a group float on the beautiful Kentucky River. Two group trips will be offered this day; one heading up top Benson Creek for some quiet scenery, and one down stream to lock through Lock and Dam #4.

Bring your own boat FREE OF CHARGE, or Canoe Kentucky will have rental available by reservation only.

Thanks to Canoe Kentucky, Frankfort Parks and Recreation, and the City of Frankfort for this fun community event.

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Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 – 9:00 am Frankfort Chamber Coffee & Commerce: Disaster Preparedness for Business, at the City of Frankfort – Office of Emergency Management,

Did you know that 25% of all business owners never reopen their doors after a natural disaster strikes? Did you know that Kentucky ranks in the top 10 for natural disasters, including tornadoes, floods, mudslides, ice storms, and droughts? Then there are human-caused disasters, such as cybersecurity attacks, active shooter incidents, chemical spills, train derailments, devastating fires and more.
Are you ready?

Michael Ashcraft, Senior Area Manager with the SBA Kentucky District Office, will show you how to develop a 10-step disaster preparation and recovery plan for your business, nonprofit or even your home in just one hour. Learn how to:

– Protect people, first and foremost
– Protect critical property and information
– Resume key operations ASAP and minimize downtime
– Preserve your reputation and meet your obligations

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, October 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Searching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records using FamilySearch.org. Discover your place in history by preserving your genealogy online. See what others have contributed and share your family story. Whether you have just started researching your family roots or have worked with family history for years we encourage you to join us as Mark Kinnaird discusses the different attributes of this free genealogy database.

No registration required. Sower Board Room

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Thursday, October 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pmFrankfort Chamber Business after Hours with The Woolery, at The Woolery (new location), 859 East Main Street

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce as we welcome The Woolery to their new location. Open to Chamber members. Bring your business cards for networking.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, October 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Our Beloved Ghost Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Join us for one of our Halloween-season tours and learn how the Browns dealt with death in their lifetime. You’ll also learn about the Gray Lady and the origins of her story. Seasonal beverage and cookies included with price of admission!For more information call (502) 227-2560

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Thursday, October 20, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour, at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

While it may be commonly known as the Singing Bridge today, Frankfort residents and capital visitors in 1894 may have referred to the bridge crossing the Kentucky River to St. Clair as the hanging bridge.Adults brave enough to learn of the city’s unsanitized and sordid past such as this tale can be both entertained and educated starting at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October for the Capital City Museum’s Murder and Mayhem Tour.Well-known Frankfort historian, actor and radio personality Russ Hatter dons a late 1800s police costume and takes groups of as many as 40 adults on walking tours through downtown Frankfort.Taking attendees to nearly two dozen locations stained by a dark past of mob rule, shootouts and murder from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Hatter reveals the history not told in school textbooks of the capital city’s violent and unruly past.

The Murder and Mayhem tours are every Thursday in October beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Museum located at 325 Ann St.

Tours are for adults 18 and over given the graphic, gruesome and terrifying details. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required.

For more information call 502-696- 0607 or email russh1214@gmail.com.

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Friday – Saturday, October 21 – 22 – Fall Bazaar: Indoor Yard Sale, Baked Goods, Lunch, More!, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St, Frankfort

South Frankfort Presbyterian invites the community to explore our huge indoor yard sale, to shop the baked goods, and to buy raffle tickets for amazing items at the Presbyterian Women’s Fall Bazaar, Friday – Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2016 from 9 AM until 3 PM, Church Fellowship Hall, 224 Steele Street, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Delicious lunch treats can be purchased both days, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the bazaar.

The Presbyterian Women’s Annual Fall Bazaar features household items, furniture, glassware, decorative pieces, books, jewelry, children’s items, toys, and treasures too numerous to mention. This annual event features something for everyone, from antique discoveries to everyday needs, all at the most rock-bottom prices.

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church (SFPC) Presbyterian Women is an organization providing all women opportunities for Christian growth through fellowship, study and service. All women are invited; church membership is not a requirement.

For more information about the Fall Bazaar or SFPC Presbyterian Women, contact Janice Collins, phone 502-229-9951, e-mail supremes03@aol.com. For more information about the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, phone (502) 227-7175, visit http://sfpcky.org/ or on Facebook. To learn more about the work of the Presbyterian Women, visit http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/pw/.

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Friday, October 21, 5:30 – 7:00 pm  – Girl Power: Ties that Bind Us, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele St, Frankfort

Girls grades 5th and up are invited! Topic will be ‘Ties that bind us.’ Group will meet monthly throughout the year and will focus on devotion, friendship, empowering girls, and service. Guest speakers and artists will make appearances.

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Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio featuring Keith Cotton & Jack Petruzzelli

Singer-songwriter Joan Osborne, a native Kentuckian, will grace the Grand stage for a concert showcasing her wide-ranging musical influences that range from folk to soul.

Tickets: $35 / $30/ $20

Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio at the Grand Theatre - 10-21-16


Saturday, October 22, 1:00 – 4:30 pm – Met Opera presents: Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Three charismatic singers, Simon Keenlyside, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Mariusz Kwiecien, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Isabel Leonard, Angela Meade, Matthew Polenzani, Marina Rebeka, Erwin Schrott, Ramón Vargas, and RolandoVillazón. Fabio Luisi and Plácido Domingo conduct.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student 1PM (approximately 225 minutes)

MET OPERA presents Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - 10-22-16


Saturday, October 22, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Ghosts in the Garden, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Presented by PNC Bank, this annual event features free trick-or-treating on Treat Street provided by CapCity Communications and Froggy 104.9. Costumed characters representing the ghosts of Liberty Hall will be there to entertain you, while you gather treats from the decorated candy stations. Come see The Gray Lady inside Liberty Hall and learn her story. 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Admission to the grounds is free, but a $1 donation is requested to enter Liberty Hall.

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Saturday, October 22, 4:00 – 7:00 pmCollins Lane Elementary Fall Festival, at Collins Lane Elementary, 1 Cougar Ln, Frankfort

This is our annual Fall Festival Fundraiser hosted by Collins Lane Elementary PTO and open to the public. Games, prizes, cakewalks, food, silent auctions & raffles, a live DJ, and the Scare Bus mobile haunt attraction! Fun for everyone. Free entry for parents and children under 2. General admission is $6. No additional charge for Scare Bus! Bring Cash or checks please!

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Sunday, October 23, 8:00 am – Kentucky Bike & Bourbon Tour, at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, 614 Shelby St, Frankfort

A five day bike tour exploring the Bourbon Trail of Kentucky. Ride awesome roads, admire famous horses, drink some Bourbon, hang out with friends, make new friends. Get tickets and more information HERE.

Custom bike tour departures available for groups of 6 or more.

Tour Highlights

– Keeneland Horse Track
– Woodford Reserve Distillery
– Wild Turkey Distillery
– Buffalo Trace Distillery
– Willet Distillery
– Tour Historic Lexington
– Lodging Options
– Storybook Inn
– Shaker Village
– The Bourbon Manor
– The Gratz Inn

Day 1: Home of Thoroughbred racing, begin your day at the Keeneland Horse Track, riding through lush, green horse country. Your first taste of whiskey will be at the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

Day 2: Take a tour of the Wild Turkey Distillery, riding through verdant countryside to Shaker Village, and a night spent among the rich cultural Shaker traditions.

Day 3: Travel to the heart of Kentucky and the true home of Kentucky bourbon in Bardstown. Visit the Willett family distillery, which just produced its 10,000th barrel of whiskey in 2014!

Day 4: Take Kentucky’s beautiful backroads through the towns of Bloomfield, Chaplin and Glensboro, all while meandering beside the Salt River. Visit Rebecca Ruth Chocolates and the famous Buffalo Trace Distillery.

Day 5: Explore historic Lexington on your final day of riding, including the Hunt-Morgan House and Mary Todd Lincoln’s house.

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Thursday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Our Beloved Ghost Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Join us for one of our Halloween-season tours and learn how the Browns dealt with death in their lifetime. You’ll also learn about the Gray Lady and the origins of her story. Seasonal beverage and cookies included with price of admission!For more information call (502) 227-2560

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Thursday, October 27, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour, at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

While it may be commonly known as the Singing Bridge today, Frankfort residents and capital visitors in 1894 may have referred to the bridge crossing the Kentucky River to St. Clair as the hanging bridge.Adults brave enough to learn of the city’s unsanitized and sordid past such as this tale can be both entertained and educated starting at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October for the Capital City Museum’s Murder and Mayhem Tour.Well-known Frankfort historian, actor and radio personality Russ Hatter dons a late 1800s police costume and takes groups of as many as 40 adults on walking tours through downtown Frankfort.Taking attendees to nearly two dozen locations stained by a dark past of mob rule, shootouts and murder from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Hatter reveals the history not told in school textbooks of the capital city’s violent and unruly past.

The Murder and Mayhem tours are every Thursday in October beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Museum located at 325 Ann St.

Tours are for adults 18 and over given the graphic, gruesome and terrifying details. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required.

For more information call 502-696- 0607 or email russh1214@gmail.com.

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Black Cat Chase 5K, at the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

You don’t want to miss this exciting evening race! This is the largest road race in Frankfort and has been described as the best 5K in our area. You don’t have to be a diligent runner to come out and enjoy the dancing black cat, costumes, refreshments, music, and a fun course around the State Capitol and Downtown Frankfort. There are first timers, walkers, casual runners, experienced athletes, kids, and people of all ages and abilities. Get in the Halloween spirit, have fun with family and friends, and support the Frankfort Y in this festive, night run.

Race Course: The race starts near the Old Capitol on Broadway by Lewis Street (face Wilkinson). Turn left on Wilkinson, left on Main, right across the Capital Avenue bridge, up Capital Avenue, around the Capitol (between the Capitol and Annex), back down Capital Avenue, across the bridge, left on Main, right on Wilkinson, and right on Broadway to the finish. Parking will not be available on Broadway that evening. Lewis Street closes at 3:30 p.m., and Broadway closes at 5:30 p.m. Streets along the route close at 6:45 pm and will reopen once the last walker crosses the finish line.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 5 overall male and female participants, the top 3 participants in each age group, and the top 3 teams (minimum 5 runners per team). Group costume and other fun awards will also be distributed. Special awards will be given to the school participants including top school, team with the most participants, and school spirit.

T-Shirts: All participants will receive a long sleeved Black Cat Chase shirt. You can upgrade to a long sleeved performance tech shirt for $10 more. Shirts will be heather gray.

Register online HERE

Black Cat Chase 5K at the Old State Capitol Lawn - 10-28-16


Saturday, October 29, 12:00 – 5:00 pm – Halloween Walk with the Animals, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln, Frankfort

Join us for the 19th annual Halloween Walk with the Animals!

This kid-safe Trick-or-Treat event will be taking place on Saturday Oct. 29th from 1-5 PM at the Salato Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Established in 1994, this event has become increasingly popular and last year drew over 2,500 visitors to the Salato Center – in just four hours! We expect even greater participation this year as we have added more attractions and activities to the event. Kids from Frankfort and surrounding counties dress up in their best Halloween attire to take a walk on the wild side! The kids will receive a treat bag to collect candy and a passport which they will take to each of the indoor and outdoor animal booths to receive a treat (or trick!), learn a little about and meet our animals. They will also enjoy a hay maze, face painting, photo booth and a fishing booth.

Come play with us!

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November 2016

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 – 9:00 am Frankfort Chamber Coffee & Commerce: 2016 Tax Planning Tips, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Jim Clouse, CPA with Charles T. Mitchell Co., PLLC as we learn 2016 Tax Planning Tips.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the pioneers in country-rock, having scored hits with songs such as “Mr. Bojangles” and a groundbreaking album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

Tickets: $60 / $50/ $40

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Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal
Presented by Chris Helvey, Editor and Publisher of Trajectory Journal

Publication in a literary journal can be a great next step for a self-published writer. Explore the different types, including online journals, and learn how/where to submit your work. As a journal editor, Helvey will share insider information including “5 Keys to Success” as well as “5 Sure Ways to Get Rejected”.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

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Thursday, November 17, 8:00 am – 3:00 pmReality Store 2016, Location TBA

Reality Store is an active, hands-on, real-life simulation, which gives young people the opportunity to explore career opportunities and make lifestyle, and budget choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis.

Scenario:

Participants assume that they are 25 years old and have completed basic educational requirements for their specific occupation. Students then draw a family; some students may not have any children, while others may have up to 4 children.

Participants are given the opportunity to draw an occupation based on their grade point average. They are then given the equivalent salary and proceed through the “Reality Store”.

Sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union and Co-Sponsored by Franklin County Public Schools and Frankfort Independent Schools; Reality Store has been a staple in the Frankfort and Franklin County community for over 20 years.

Volunteers are need for each booth. Call the Chamber office at 502-223-8261 for more information.

Read past articles and see photos about the Frankfort Chamber’s Reality Store:

November 2012

November 2013

November 2014

November 2015

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm Underwater Bubble Show, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Audiences of all ages marvel at the spectacle of The Underwater Bubble Show, a multi-media stage presentation featuring mime, puppetry, dance and, of course, giant soap bubbles.

Tickets: $30 / $25/ $20

Funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council

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December 2016

Thursday, December 1-4, 7:30 pm Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

Bluegrass Theatre Guild - One-Act plays at the Grand Theatre - Dec1-4


Saturday, December 3, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – 2016 Reindeer Rampage – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Reindeer Rampage” – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition. 2 person teams (M/M and F/F) with Rx and Scaled divisions. $100 per team.

Standards coming soon!

Register and get tickets HERE

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Tuesday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Frankfort Chamber Business at Noon Luncheon with the Internal Revenue Service, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber as we hear from Alison Broady IRS Stakeholder Liaison, Communications & Stakeholder Outreach SB/SE Mid-South Area for the Internal Revenue Service. Alison will share her insights on new regulations and answer your business questions.

Cost the attend is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Saturday, December 10, 4:00 – 6:00 pm – A Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A Harry Potter Theme Family Christmas Dinner! Complete with the full Hogwarts Christmas Experience, an Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, and music. Come spend the evening with us for this One-of-a-Kind Event!

For tickets or more information, click HERE

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Sunday, December 11, 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Met Opera presents: Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Met Opera presents: Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student 1:30PM (approximately 180 minutes)

Met Opera present Kaija Saariaho's L’Amour de Loin at the Grand Theatre - 12-11-16


Saturday, December 31, 9:00 pm – Sunday, January 1, 1:00 am – The Lancaster at St. Clair’s New Years Eve Bash, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A 21 & Over Only Event! General Admission includes 2 drink tickets, Light Hors d’ Oeuvres, and access to a cash bar! The Ball Drop will be broadcast at midnight! VIP Tickets with Champagne Service Available!

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Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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