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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, October 27th, 2016

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

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

7:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market 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)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

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


(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

11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable Lunch, at the Kentucky State University Research & Demonstration Farm, 151 Mills Lane, Frankfort

  • To reach the farm: from Frankfort travel south on U.S. 127 to Mills Lane. There is a light at the intersection and sign for the farm. Turn left onto Mills Lane and head east for 1.5 miles. Farm is on the right.

Read the full Article HERE


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.


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

2:00 – 4:00 pm – eBay, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Sell your stuff online for extra cash or start your Christmas shopping early with eBay! Learn to set up an eBay account, sell & buy items, and make payments using PayPal.

No registration is required. Sower Board Room

eBay at the PSPL - 11-17-15

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Fake Blood and Potion Bottles, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Follow recipes to make creepy bat’s blood and poisons to fill cool bottles. Not for the faint of heart! For grades 4-12.


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.

Prodigy Winery Logo

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

Capital Cellars

4:00 – 7:30 pm – Ray Peden Book Launch Party: Prime Cut (Book 2), at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Book 2 finally hitting the streets later this week. Please join author Ray Peden, Gene Burch (cover art), and Mike Barnes (cover image) to celebrate… Thursday, Oct. 27 at Capital Cellars. Wine and cheese and signatures, all free. Friends and friends of friends welcome.

Rachael said she would have some “spooky wines” for sale, something to take the edge off at home while you’re burning through another Patrick Grainger thriller.

Parking on street or in the History Center parking lot.


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

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

PLUS….pumpkin carving contest open to everyone prizes galore, surprises


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Book Signing: Ron Rhody, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

The Paul Sawyier Public Library is proud to host the official launch of Frankfort native Ron Rhody’s book, Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw. Set in the Roaring Twenties in Kentucky’s capital city, the story spins around John Fallis, a handsome, charismatic grocer, gambler, bootlegger, and political boss, and the two boys who fell into his orbit. Rhody will be on hand to read from and discuss his new historical fiction release, with a book signing to follow. Also featured will be Jim Wallace, well known oral historian of Frankfort’s Crawfish Bottom. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Poor Richard’s Books.

Rhody was born and raised in Frankfort and attended both Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky. He worked as a reporter, a sportswriter, a broadcast newsman, and covered the Kentucky legislature before moving on to a career as a corporate public relations executive in New York and San Francisco, and later as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on communications and public relations issues. He is the author of The Theo Trilogy which includes Theo’s Story, Theo & The Mouthful of Ashes, and When Theo Came Home. Rhody currently resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife, Patsy.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


6:00 – 7:00 pm – Halloween Party, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Celebrate Halloween with spooky stories told by John Harrod, crafts, and fun! Come in your costume for a SPOOKtacular good time! Refreshments served too.


6:30 – 7:30 pm – Evening Book Club, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton


6:30 – 8:00 pm – PSPL At the Movies: All the President’s Men, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drive a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials, and discouragement. Based on the Woodward/Bernstein book by the same name, All the President’s Men is their story. Join us to discuss this 1976 classic starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

This free event will be held in the Sower Board Room. Please register online before stopping by the Check Out Desk to pick up your copy of the film. For more information, contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665×107 or mark@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/psplallthepresidentsmen

PSPL at the Movies - Eight Men Out - 7-13-16

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

7:00 – 8:30 pm – SFNA Candidates Forum 2016, at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby St, Frankfort

This Thursday evening will see the second Candidates Forum hosted by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association.

Everyone from across the city and local community is welcome to attend. We are partnering not only with the high school but also with the Tanglewood and Montrose Park neighborhoods to bring City Commission candidates in front of the broadest possible audience.

We need your participation and assistance in promoting this event. Tell your friends and family; share our event and indicate your attendance on Facebook… and so on.

The forum will again be moderated by Al Cross with topics submitted in advance to SFNA; questions will not be taken from the floor. This is a chance for the candidates to reflect on the issues and speak to the voters. All are welcome, we hope you can join us.

Hosted by SFNA, FHS, TNAi and Montrose Park neighborhood.


7:00 – 8:30 pm – Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum.

A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit to relate the artifacts’ creepy tales.

Adults: $7. Children: $4. Children 5 and under: Free


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


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

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.


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

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