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Highlights for Saturday, October 8th, 2016

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

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Saturday, October 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, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Fall Book Sale Bag and Box Day, 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

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 am – 1:00 pm – Second Saturday Genealogy: Digital Archiving,  at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway. IT professional and family genealogist Mark S. Middleton will discuss why and how genealogists should archive their materials digitally. FREE event. Info: history.ky.gov/events

IT professional and family genealogist Mark S. Middleton will present on why and how genealogists should archive their materials digitally. Sessions are at 10:30 a.m. and Noon. There is a 30-minute break in between. Brown-bag lunches are welcomed.

Admission is free and walk-ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage you to pre-register. Register by calling the KHS Martin F. Schmidt Research Library reference desk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460, or by emailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


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

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


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)

MET OPERA presents Tristan und Isolde at The Grand Theatre - 10-8-16

12:30 – 4:30 pm – Fall Foliage and Pumpkin Patch Train, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Road, Versailles

Get tickets HERE

Enjoy beautiful Woodford County as Fall rolls in! Cooler temperatures will bring in colorful leaves on and around our line.

The Museum and Gift Shop will open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2 pm. At the far end of our track, the train will stop, and passengers will have the opportunity to disembark, approach the Young’s High Bridge (near the community of Tyrone), and overlook the majestic Kentucky River Gorge.

After the passengers re-board the train, it will climb back up the hill, stopping again at the Abbott Platform for Life Adventure Center ! The LAC has been growing a Pumpkin Patch, and our passengers will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite! Please bring cash for the pumpkins!

After everyone re-boards a second time, we’ll return to the station. Even with the stop for LAC, the entire trip shouldn’t be much more than 2 hours.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.


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


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 – 6:00 pm – Share the Love Fall Festival, at the Salvation Army, 517 Greenup Ave. Rain or Shine! Face painting, bouncy houses, games and more. FREE event. Info: Cheryl at 227-2638

4:00 – 7:00 pm – KYLE NACHTIGAL, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Inspired by the songsmiths of the past century, Kyle Nachtigal has thrown his favorites into a hot pan with some olive oil and a bit of secret spice to serve up something uniquely his own. Trained at Belmont University in Nashville, Kyle can jump effortlessly between folk, rock, hip hop and jazz.

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

32 ounce domestic beer, $4.25 at at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

UK vs. Vandy on the big screens, 4:00 pm, $10 buckets. Live music featuring Lancelott, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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

Bourbon on Main

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