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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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March 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Heirloom Seeds Workshop, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Learn to start tomato plants from seed, transplant seedlings, and save your own seed for next year. Attendees will be able to take home seed packets from many varieties of locally grown heirlooms as well as an organic heirloom tomato seedling!

This free workshop will be held in the Library Community Room. Please register online or at the Library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/heirloomseeds2017


Thursday – Saturday, March 23 – 25 – TFCA Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr, at the The Frankfort Christian Academy1349 Leestown Rd

Thursday, March 23, 7:00 pm

Friday, March 24, 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 25, 2:00 pm


Saturday, March 25, 10:00 am – 1:00 pmRunning Wild 4 Mile Trail Run, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsmans Lane

8th Annual Running Wild 4 Mile Trail Run
March 25, 2017

Registration begins at 9:00AM EST
Run starts at 10:00AM EST

The course is beautiful and suitable for all levels of experience. You will run through wooded areas as well as pass many of the animal exhibits at Salato. How many races let you run by deer, turkey, bear, and eagles just to name a few?

Awards will be presented to overall male and female finishers as welll as age group winners.

All proceeds from the Running Wild 4-mile Trail Run will benefit the Salato Wildlife Education Center.

The Running Wild 4-mile Trail Run will take place on Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Salato Wildlife Education Center.

Cost is $25.00
Receive a Long sleeve Running Wild T-shirt for free if you register prior to March 10th. Shirts will be available for sale at the event for $20.00 each for those who register after March 10th.

Register online HERE


Saturday, March 25, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Nature Talks: Beekeeping Know-How (Part 2), at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Conn, # 676

This workshop is for beginners & experts alike: learn the basics of raising bees & glean in-depth knowledge & advice from bee expert John Antenucci, of Lazy Dog Honey. John will lead the discussion & answer all of your beekeeping questions. He has been been raising bees for 25 years and has 150 active colonies. Reserve your spot for $10.

Register HERE

Photo Credit – Gene Hanson


Saturday, March 25, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Container Garden DIY, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Conn, # 676

Get the know on how to spruce up your containers for curbside appeal with this container design & potting workshop. $40 fee includes a container, soil & a starter assortment to create some spring magic, plus light lunch bites. We’ll care for your container in our greenhouses until it’s warm enough to thrive outdoors in your garden, or on your porch, or patio.

Register HERE


Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Family Lego Day, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Families with kids ages 4-10, join us for Lego fun for the entire family. We will have Lego games and activities, a Little Builder’s area, and plenty of Lego bricks! Come build and play! Please register so we know how many to expect. Registration link is here: http://bit.ly/2n6pmA2


Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – March Session, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – March 11 from 1-4pm
for Teens and Adults

Registration is REQUIRED by March 9!! Click on the “tickets” button on this page to register.

Immerse yourself in the natural world and express the wonders and delights you find there through photography. Don’t let gadgets get in your way! Learn to use your camera as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important.
You may want to register for all three workshops (March, April and May) so you can build on the work, ideas and skills you develop each month.

This workshop will provide:
– one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera effectively
– fun and inspirational nature connection activities
– exploration of the park with technical support nearby
– print making with plant materials

Workshop Fee
$50 which includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies, such as photo paper for making sunprints, etc. Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Supplies & Equipment

Participants may use their own digital camera or borrow a Canon Powershot A800 (digital point-and-shoot). If you use your own camera, please make sure to charge your battery, bring an extra battery, and have available memory on your card. If you have a user’s manual for your camera, please bring it.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors regardless of the weather. Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on JSP’s Facebook page and website.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator. She has led youth photography classes since 2011, and reminds everyone to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity.

Registration is REQUIRED by March 9!! Click on the “tickets” button on this page to register.

For more information, please email JSP through our contact page on our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact


Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Read Indie!, 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, many writers are now choosing this avenue for their work.

In recognition of this growing trend, the Library will host Read Indie!: A Self-Publishing Showcase on Saturday, March 25. Stop by the Library between 1:00pm and 4:00pm for this special book signing event that will feature local and regional self-published authors representing a variety of genres. Meet the authors, purchase some of their books, or even just chat about the world of self-publishing!

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

For a full listing of participating authors, visit www.pspl.org/readindie.


Saturday, March 25, 1:00 – 5:30 pm – Idomeneo, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Idomeneo

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

1PM (approximately 260 minutes)


Sunday, March 26, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – CVP Short Track Racing, at Capitol View Park, Glenn’s Creek Rd

Come experience fast paces action with Capitol View Park’s very first Short Track MTB Series!

Register for Round #1 of the series at https://www.bikereg.com/cvpstr


Sunday, March 26, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information

 


Monday, March 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Women and Bees with Dr. Tammy Horn, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Adults) Dr. Horn, Kentucky State Apiarist, will discuss the historical importance of women beekeepers as well as current and future trends such as the organic movement that makes beekeeping more feasible and less arduous for all people because of the influx of women beekeepers. This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. Call 873-5191 to sign up.


Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Dress for Success, at Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Rd

Dress for success this season. Old school paddlers, fisherman and newcomers to paddle sports. Join us at the new 301 west main street in Frankfort. We have tons of brand new gear from NRS and will be here to show it off.

As a bonus if you place a order for gear through us during the class you will recive a discount!


Tuesday, March 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – A Matter of Balance: Introduction, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Many older adults experience concerns about falling, and some can even restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an 8-week, award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This series emphasizes practical strategies, and participants will learn how to view falls as controllable and make changes to reduce fall risks at home.

Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings, March 28-May 16, in the Library Community Room. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Please register at http://bit.ly/amatterofbalance or call the Library at 352-2665.

A Matter of Balance is sponsored by the Frankfort Senior Activity Center and PSPL. For more information, contact Anne Robbins at 502-223-5794 or Jennye Grider at jennye.grider@ky.gov.


Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Searching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

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.

Sower Board Room
No registration required


Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Natural History of Franklin County: Dragonflies & Damselflies,

Dragonflies and damselflies have been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth. The long history of these beneficial insects has given them ample time to perfect the art of flying, and they have no equal among aerial insect predators. The immature stages or larvae live in ponds, lakes, and streams, and like the adults, they are voracious predators in the aquatic realm.

Ellis Laudermilk, invertebrate biologist for the Kentucky Heritage Program, will discuss Kentucky’s dragonflies and damselflies, including topics of species diversity, life history, ecology, and the behavior of these fascinating and colorful insects.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register online or at the Library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

“The Natural History of Franklin County” series is sponsored by the Woods and Waters Land Trust and PSPL.

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


April 2017

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – ReForest Frankfort, at the upper Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Save the Date and sharpen your shovels! Reforest Frankfort will be held at upper Cove Spring Park on Saturday, April 1! Planting will be from 9 am – noon with our special Arbor Day program at noon. Parking will be available at Peaks Mill Elementary, and shuttles will take you to registration. Plantings will be done at upper Cover Spring and lower Cove Spring. We hope to see you there. As always, we will have great music, lots of educational exhibits and a great opportunity to network and have fun with your community.

About ReForest Frankfort

ReForest Frankfort is sponsored by the City of Frankfort and a number of other local and State organizations. The event takes place in announced locations each year from 9am-2pm. See this page’s wall for specifics for this year and past year’s events.

The event is held on the first Saturday in April, which is designated Frankfort’s Arbor Day. Various locations are chosen each year.

The event highlights are the free tree give-away, information booths, local music, and other fun activities for kids and adults. The 5th Grade Poster Contest winners are announced; Soil Conservation’s Big Tree Contest Winners are presented. Doorprizes, free food, t-shirts and other handouts are always a treat for the attendees.

Volunteers are needed and appreciated! Show up with a shovel, gloves and dressed for the weather.


Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Star 103.7’s Easter Egg Roll, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Avenue

The 2017 Easter Egg Roll is brought to by: Midas of Frankfort and Capital Plaza Hotel

Admission:

The Easter Egg Roll promotes literacy in Franklin County. We are asking that you donate a new or gently used book for admission. We will donate these books to the Reach Out and Read program.

*The first 300 kids will receive a free goody bag!

*Be sure to check in at the Star tent to get your wrist band for the egg roll.

Activities:

*The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures from 10am-11am

*The Egg Roll will be split into age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. The winner of each Egg Roll heat will win a small prize! The Egg Rolls will start at 11am.

*The Capital Plaza Hotel will have a coloring contest. Winners will get a free buffet

*Frankfort Y.M.C.A. Crayon Club will have free popcorn

*Lifehouse for Animals will have face painting

*Thorn Hill Education Center the FLIP (Families Leaning through Interaction Program) will be blowing up balloons for the children.

*Franklin County Humane Society will have adoptable pets and a coloring station

*Big Time Bounce will have inflatables

*Passport Radio will be running the egg dyeing station

*Woodford County Humane Society will have pet education


Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bunny Hop – Craft and Vendor Event, at the American Legion Frankfort Post 7, 164 Versailles Rd

The Bunny Hop is a fundraiser, all table fees go to the programs of the American Legion. Tables are $25 ($10 for each additional table). One vendor per company. A list of vendors will be updated on this event page regularly. If you are interested in being a vendor contact Angela Robertson or Misty Turner Rasche


Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Spring GALA – KY Small Business/Arts/Crafts/Collectibles, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Come join us as we welcome Spring and enjoy the beauty of Artisan Handcrafted Products, Jewelry, Handmade Quilts, and many many more handmade products – featuring KY Proud Certified Manufacturers and Products! Make local – Buy Local.


Saturday, April 1, 8:00 – 11:30 pm – Night Sky Tour, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

You don’t want to miss this! Explore the night sky with guidance from Dan Price. There’s no need to register, just come on out. Handouts will be provided to help you identify all the magic you’ll see through the large telescopes provided. You may also bring your own. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. You may come and come anytime between 8:00 – 11:30 pm.

Dress appropriately!

Suggested $10 donation per group (solo, family or group).


Sunday, April 2, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky and sponsored by Frankfort Parks and Recreation

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information


Sunday, April 2, 2:00 – 4:30 pm – North by Northwest (1959), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

North by Northwest (1959) (NR)

A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

Not Rated


Monday, April 3, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Monday Makers Series – Making Sculpture Work, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Meet at JSP on Monday nights (4 each month) to explore hands-on art making! Each month features a new theme ranging from color, materials, sculptors, styles, content and more! These intro level workshops are great for ages 8 to adult & require no previous experience. Explore JSP and your creativity every Monday night!

APRIL SERIES: Making Sculpture Work – Elemental Style

Dates: April Series meets Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5:30-6:30pm

Age group: ages 8 through adult, all levels welcome

Description: Ever wondered what makes a sculpture work? Want to know some of the secret artist techniques passed down through the ages? How can you make awesome sculptures from paper, wood & found objects? It’s Elementary my Dear Student. It might have some Principles too. Come and learn about the Elements and Principles of Art through sculpture and make outstanding 3D works of art with a few tricks of the trade.

Class fee: $50 for 4 classes and includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies.

Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Instructor: Jody Jaques


Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Explore Nature Series : Wilderness Survival and Book signing, at Canoe Kentucky (Downtown), 301 W Main St

CKY is happy to announce that Survival Expert and Author Craig Caudill will be leading one of our first Explore Nature series events this Spring. Mark your calendars for April 4th at our Downtown Location. 5:30pm

After the clinic Craig will have a book signing of his new book, Extreme Wilderness Survival which will be available for purchase from CKY.

Please let us know if you plan to attend, click “going to event” so we make sure to have enough books on hand!


Saturday, April 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

An egg-citing event for children and parents! Search for thousands of treat-filled eggs plus enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. All activities are free and begin at 1:00 p.m.

Hunt times:
Ages 0-2 – 1:15
Ages 3-4 – 1:35
Ages 5-8 – 1:55
Ages 9-12 – 2:15.

No pets allowed, aside from service animals.

Be sure to use our Easter Egg Hunt Snapchat filter and #buffalotracedistillery


Sunday, April 9, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky and sponsored by Frankfort Parks and Recreation

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information


Thursday, April 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix is a comedy dog show that delights young and old alike.

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix have appeared on
Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus and on David Letterman!

Johnny Peers and the Muttville Comix is a slapstick comedy act like no other. Johnny leads over a dozen dogs through challenging and hilarious tricks as Johnny plays the straight man role in this wonderful show.

Tickets: $15 / $10 / $10


Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm – 2nd Annual Bark for Life Franklin County, at upper Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Bark for Life is a partnership between American Cancer Society and the Franklin County Humane Society to raise awareness of cancer in pets as well as pets caring for humans with cancer. Pre-register to pay only $20 for first pet and $5 per additional pet. Day of event registration will be $25 and $10 per additional pet. This event will be held at the walking trail of Cove Springs next to Peaks Mill Elementary.


Saturday, April 15, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm – STEAM Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Capital Day School presents Modern Day Davinci’s STEAM Festival – open to the public, $5 per car.

STEM + Art = STEAM

Explore booths combining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics together with ART! Hands-on activity booths by Capital Day School students and other community organizations including JSP, Lexington Philharmonic and Newton’s Attic.

STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:

transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
encourage integration of Art + Design in K–12 education
influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
Fun for all ages!

Open to the public, $5 per car.


Sunday, April 16, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky and sponsored by Frankfort Parks and Recreation

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information


Monday, April 17, 7:30 – 10:00 pmOur KY River” & “Beargrass: The Creek in our Backyard, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

Two films presented by Appalshop with Q&A after each film.

“Our Kentucky River” – The river that connects Kentuckians from the mountains to the bluegrass is explored. This 250-mile journey provides a unique look at the historical significance of the watershed and the current problems it faces, while highlighting the many roles that the river continues to play in the lives of Kentuckians.

“Beargrass: The Creek in our Backyard” – The storied history of Louisville’s Beargrass Creek, a little-known creek that has survived numerous environmental challenges over the centuries, is explored.

Tickets $8 and go on sale March 27 in the Grand Theatre ticket office, 312 W. Main St., 502.352.7469


Tuesday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Canoe Camping 101, at Canoe Kentucky (Downtown), 301 W Main St

Join CKY for a demo of a few pieces of camping gear as well as a awesome Q&A on canoe and Kayak camping. Learn about proper packing, trip planning, food storage and cooking as well as some hands on activities to help learn these skills first hand.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky at their Downtown Frankfort location at 301 West Main Street


Saturday, April 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pmWhat’s It Worth?, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

Liberty Hall Historic Site will host its first-ever “What’s it Worth” Evaluation Day on the grounds of Liberty Hall. Participants will receive verbal information and appraisal values from one of Skinner’s expert appraisers on up to three items, in return for a modest donation payable to Liberty Hall. A donation of $10 per object ($25 for three) can be paid at the door and participants may bring up to three objects to be evaluated by Skinner.

Specialists will include Kerry Shrives (General Appraisal), Christopher Fox (Americana and Historic Militaria), Kaitlin Shinnick (Fine Jewelry), and Joseph Hyman (Rare Spirits). Objects within the specialty areas include: decorative arts, historic militaria, rare books, folk art, American ceramics, furniture, artist-designed jewelry, estate jewelry, gemstones, American bourbons and other spirits.

Participants are limited to only items that can be carried, although high quality photographs of larger items (counted as 1 item) are acceptable. More information on the experts and guidelines on how to take a good evaluation photo will be posted soon. All proceeds benefit the preservation of Liberty Hall.


Saturday, April 22, 6:00 – 10:00 pmBourbon & Browns, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

**TICKETS ON SALE SOON**
5th Annual charity fundraiser to support the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site. This year’s event is all new with unique bourbon samplings, a VIP bourbon mixer, live bluegrass music and traditional Kentucky foods. All proceeds benefit Liberty Hall. Tickets on sale soon via the website. Silent and live auctions include hard-to-get bourbons and a trip to Italy! Tickets are $85 per person and include a sampling ticket allowing guests to build their own bourbon flight among different unique bourbons.


Sunday, April 23, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky and sponsored by Frankfort Parks and Recreation

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information


Sunday, April 23, 2:00 – 4:30 pmThe Graduate (1967), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

The Graduate (1967)

50th Anniversary (1967) A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!


Friday, April 28, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – The Paul Thorn Band, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

The Paul Thorn Band features a singer-songwriter whose influences embraces blues, Americana, gospel and rock.

Tickets: $45 / $35 / $25


Saturday, April 29, 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Peter & the Wolf PB&J Concert, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Lexington Philharmonic’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Concerts are the perfect first-concert experience for your little listeners! Join LexPhil in the JSP ARTBARN for an engaging half-hour concert, followed by time for play and discovery at the Instrument Petting Zoo and, of course, PB&J sandwiches!

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance.


Sunday, April 30, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  – Explore Nature Series : Wildflower Walks, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Come Join Us for a afternoon hike, learning about local wild flowers while we hike at the trails at cove spring park. We will meet at the upper area near the sky trail.

Hosted by Canoe Kentucky and sponsored by Frankfort Parks and Recreation

Please feel free to Email Chris@canoeky.com

Or Call 502 330 3633 for any information


May 2017

Monday, May 1, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Monday Makers Series – Bugs, Slugs & Natural Found Objects, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Meet at JSP on Monday nights (4 each month) to explore hands-on art making! Each month features a new theme ranging from color, materials, sculptors, styles, content and more! These intro level workshops are great for ages 8 to adult & require no previous experience. Explore JSP and your creativity every Monday night!

MAY SERIES: Bugs, Slugs & Natural Found Objects

Dates: May Series meets May 1, 8, 15, 22 from 5:30-6:30pm

Age group: ages 8 through adult, all levels welcome

Description: We will be exploring the park for any moving creature and investigating new bugs in colorful Field Guides examining them closely for hidden bug details. Then we will scour the park for found objects and use wire, feathers and wiggly eyes to create our own imaginary creatures inspired by our research.

Class fee: $50 for 4 classes and includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies.

Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Instructor: Jody Jaques


Thursday, May 4, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Blues Traveler, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

GRAMMY award-winning band Blues Traveler continue to chart new musical directions! The band’s music covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul, and Southern rock. They are known for extensive use of segues in their live performances, and were considered a key part of the re-emerging jam band scene of the 1990s, spearheading the H.O.R.D.E. touring music festival.

TICKETS: $65/$50/$40


Friday, May 5, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Oaks Day Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition–bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon.


Saturday, May 13, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Ladies Day in Lawrenceburg, at the Anderson County Senior Center, 160 Township Sq, Lawrenceburg

The perfect opportunity to get your friends together for a FUN day of shopping. dining, entertainment and so much more. Participating Merchants in Lawrenceburg will be offering sales, specials and refreshments for you to enjoy while checking out this great little “Small Town America”. The Event will begin at the Senior Center where you will pick up your Shopping Passport and Map, then end at the Rising Sons Winery where you will turn in your Shopping Passport and be eligible for Door Prizes.


Saturday, May 13, 12:30 – 5:30 pm – Der Rosenkavalier, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier

The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Sebastian Weigle conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

Tickets $23 Adult / $18 Student

12:30PM (approximately 290 minutes)


Saturday, May 13, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – May Session, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – May
for Teens and Adults

Immerse yourself in the natural world and express the wonders and delights you find there through photography. Don’t let gadgets get in your way! Learn to use your camera as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important.

You may want to register for all three workshops (March, April and May) so you can build on the work, ideas and skills you develop each month.
This workshop will provide:

one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera effectively
fun and inspirational nature connection activities
exploration of the park with technical support nearby
print making with plant materials

Workshop Fee

$50 which includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies, such as photo paper for making sunprints, etc. Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Supplies & Equipment

Participants may use their own digital camera or borrow a Canon Powershot A800 (digital point-and-shoot). If you use your own camera, please make sure to charge your battery, bring an extra battery, and have available memory on your card. If you have a user’s manual for your camera, please bring it.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors regardless of the weather. Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on JSP’s Facebook page and website.

Instructor

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator. She has led youth photography classes since 2011, and reminds everyone to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity.

For more information, please email JSP through our contact page on our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact


Saturday, May 27, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Flow 4 Hour Adventure Race, Frankfort

Get ready to bike, paddle, trek and navigate your way around Frankfort’s Capitol View Park in a FOUR hour Adventure. NO prior navigation/orienteering experience is needed for this one and ANY bike will suffice. We’ll also be partnering with a local canoe/kayak livery for anyone that doesn’t have their own boat.

Get more information HERE

June 2017

7:00 – 9:00 am – River Blast River Run 3K, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main Street

Come down and join us for the 3rd Annual Frankfort River Blast River Run 3K. Fun for the entire family to help bring family activities and attention to our developing interest in the Kentucky River.

Late registration and package pickup to start at 7 am. Race starts at 8 am.

More details to follow, but the course thus far will start at Ward Oates Amphitheater, go along the River Walk to the Glen Willis, and back.

Registration fees are as follows:

Children under 18 – $10 (early registration)
Adults – $20 (early registration)

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE UNTIL June 22nd!
https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/RiverBlastRiverRun3K
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PROCEEDS to benefit the future events being planned along the river to help bring family activities and attention to our developing interest in the Kentucky River.

Hosted by Destination Frankfort

Download your Registration Form HERE


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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