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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, March 17th, 2017

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

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Friday, March 17, 2017

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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

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.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

Multi Practitioner Day, Getting at a problem from different angles and with multiple modalities in one session allows the body to open and unwind in the most amazing way at The Light Clinic. Info: http://www.lightclinic.org

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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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: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:00 am – 9:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Lunch/Dinner, at The Meeting House Café, 519 Ann St. Corn Beef, Potatoes, Cabbage, Carrots, Turnips with home-made Irish Soda Bread all for $13.95. Also enjoy Irish Beers, desserts and hot irish coffees. 226-3226.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Families with kids of all ages: Join us for a St. Patrick’s day story, activities and crafts. Registration is not required; just stop on in!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Luck o’ the Irish Party, at the The Homeplace at Midway, 101 Sexton Way, Midway

Join us for our annual St.Patrick’s Day celebration! Enjoy delicious Irish fare and win some great prizes!

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Daddy Duo, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

6:00 – 9:00 pm – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Live Irish folk music and traditional Irish food

Capital Cellars

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Sip & Savor Friday Nights: Mike Archer, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Every Friday night, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery brings in local talent to rock the sound stage! Musicians play from 6:30-8:30. We offer food from the grill such as; grilled chicken breast, hamburgers, hotdogs. Sometimes we will offer specials such as; BBQ Pulled pork, pork tenderloin, ribeye sandwich, chili and other soups.
We have amazing wine and cold beer for your enjoyment.


6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy the rich, decadent combination of Verona Vineyards award winning wines paired with a variety of gourmet chocolates at the recommendation of Chocolatier Dawn Woods.

Cost: $7.00

Includes a tasting of four Verona vineyards wines and samples of chocolate to go with each.

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Good Shepherd Run For The Gold 3K, downtown Frankfort

The Run for the Gold is a 3K Fun Run/Walk in downtown Frankfort held annually on St. Patrick’s Day. The funds raised from this event support the Visual and Performing Arts Program at Good Shepherd School. Registration forms are available at www.gssfrankfort.org or you can register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/GoodShepherdRunfortheGold3K.

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 or click HERE to check availability.

Any flavor margarita, $4.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

8:00 pm – Saint Patrick’s Day Party for Paws, at the The Brick Alley, 325 St Clair Street

Looking for a great way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Well, get your green on and join us at the Brick Alley on the Saint Clair Mall on March 17 for Party for Paws!

This is always such a fun event! A number of local musicians will be donating their time to entertain you. Lineup includes Dudley Roberts, The Strip District, The Hellbent Hearts, The Greenhouse Effect, and The Slams. The $5 cover you pay at the door will go to support the Franklin County Humane Society.

9:00 pm – CB Project, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S

Chris Palmer-Guitar/Vocals
Andy Palmer-Lead Guitar/Vocals
Brian Sudduth-Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Walker-Bass Guitar/Vocals
Kevin Bowman-Drums

Country and Southern Rock

$5 cover

21 and older

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