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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 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 receive a discount!

This event has been cancelled


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.


Tuesday, March 28, 6:00 – 7:00 pmCandymaking, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton


Wednesday, March 29, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – K State University Career Fair, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main Street

We will be visiting Kentucky State University on March 29th 11-3pm in the William Exum Gymnasium


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, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

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


Thursday, March 30, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – K State University Career Fair, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main Street

We will be visiting Kentucky State University on March 29th 11-3pm in the William Exum Gymnasium


Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Landscaping for the Home, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton


Friday, March 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Frankfort Arts Foundation Presents: Appalatin, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main Street

Tickets

$10 Adult $5 Student
KSU students attend free.
Tickets are available at Nature’s Way
Health Foods, Wild Birds Unlimited,
and at door.


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, 1:00 -3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Drop in to put your own twist on a masterpiece with special coloring pages and Querkles!

This free One Book One Frankfort event will be held in the Library Community Room. No registration is necessary, just drop in! For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, April 1, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Find The Fridge 8k Trail Run, at Capital View Park, Corner of Hwy 676 and Old Glenns Creek Road

Register online HERE

This race takes place on the trails at Capital View Park, located off of the east-west connector. Part of the trail is called “The Refrigerator” and we will loop you past the old fridge stuck in the river bank. The terrain can be rough but the trails are beautiful! Join us for a great run and you will fall in love with our trails in Frankfort!
The race will benefit the group WeWannaPlay of Franklin County. WeWannaPlay.org is on a mission to make sure every student athlete that wishes to participate in middle or high school varsity sports has that opportunity and is not held back by the escalating costs of fees, uniform costs, equipment costs, etc.

Find the fridge in the river bank along the trail for a surprise!

ENTRY FEES $20 early registration through March 15th, $25 March 16th through race day

RACE DAY Late registration and packet pick up starts at 4:00 pm.The registration will be at the park pavilion. The race will start at 5:00pm.

AWARDS Awards given to the top male and female as well as age group awards

This is normally a morning race but due to a few events the same morning, we decided to host a 5pm race start. If you are running a race in the morning you will be eligible for a Running Fool award. Please let us know if you are signed up for another race on April 1st.

This race benefits WeWannaPlay, Inc of Franklin County.

“WeWannaPlay, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.

An ever increasing trend is happening nationwide in youth sports. At each level of these sports, a disparity grows with a noticeable and proven decline of participation by those that are financially at a disadvantage. It is the mission of our group to help stop and change this decline by helping monetarily offset some of these costs at both the middle and high school level.

While we do this, we must develop and utilize aid distribution measures that remove ambiguity, stop politics, and limit or negate any knowledge of the recipients. We also pledge to be an open organization, ready for any scrutiny either by an outside organization or interested individuals. All meeting records and financial statements are readily available upon request.

Our highest pledge is to the students themselves that we as an organization will work tirelessly to make sports involvement equal to all who wish to participate.”


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


Sunday, April 2, 4:00 pm – Kentucky State University Concert Choir, at the Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, 311 Washington Street

The Kentucky State Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Keith McCutchen, will present Gabriel Faure’s Requiem this Sunday, 4 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church, 311 Washington Street, Frankfort Ky, 40601. The concert will also feature an organ recital by Kentucky State University Fine Arts faculty member John Martin. Martin will play French organ works by Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne and Alexandre Guillmant.

The concert is free and open to the public.


Monday, April 3, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Free 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: FREE in April to celebrate International Sculpture Day all month long!! No registration required this month, just drop in and make a donation in any amount!

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

Instructor: Jody Jaques


Monday, April 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Stolen: A Documentary, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

In 1990, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. To date, not a single work has been recovered. Join us for a viewing of this documentary that centers on the real life event Shapiro used as the background for her novel.

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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


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!


Tuesday, April 4, 6:00 – 7:00 pmBunny Earrings, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Make these adorable bunny earrings and be the hit of the Easter Egg Hunt! App supplies provided! Ages 12 and up. Call to register.


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


Saturday, April 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMindful Nature Photography Workshop – April Session, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – April
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, April 8, 2:00 – 4:00 pmFramed!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Upcycle an old picture frame to create your own rotating art gallery!

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/framed1


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


Monday, April 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pmFramed!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Upcycle an old picture frame to create your own rotating art gallery!

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/framed2


Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 – 7:30 pmThe Natural History of Franklin County: Furbearers, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Furbearers in our area include mink, muskrat, beaver, raccoon, opossum, two kinds of weasel and fox, river otter, bobcat, coyote, and striped skunk. Here’s your chance to learn more about these curious critters! Laura Palmer of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the habits, biology, and habitat of these furry animals.

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/NaturalHistoryFurbearers


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, 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 #2 of the series at https://www.bikereg.com/cvpstr


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, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Inspiration in Visual Art: Where Do Artists Get Their Ideas?, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join Dr. John S. Bator as he discusses how artists translate an observation or abstract idea into a tangible work of art.

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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


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.

Make your reservations HERE! Time is running out!!!


Saturday, April 22, 1:00 – 5:00 pm – Eugene Onegin, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

Pyotr Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

1PM (approximately 240 minutes)


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.


Saturday, April 22, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 5th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner and Silent Auction, at the The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street

The Franklin County Humane Society will be hosting the 5th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner and Silent Auction on April 22, 2017 at the Frankfort Country Club in Frankfort, KY. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour including appetizers and entertainment. The silent auction will also being at 6:00 p.m., and we have a wonderful array of baskets to offer for your bidding pleasure. Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a star-studded list of celebrity waiters from Franklin County and beyond. Waiters participating in this year’s event will be posted as they are confirmed. Seats will go fast so reserve your seat early! Invitations were mailed early in March. If you haven’t received one please see the invitation posted below and also email fchsdinner@gmail.com to make sure you get on the list for next year.

If you would like to donate auction items please contact Betsy Kennedy at cwdauction@gmail.com.


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!


Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Book Discussion: The Art Forger, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us to discuss this year’s One Book One Frankfort selection.

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Sower Board Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/OBOFbookdiscussion1


Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – The Natural History of Franklin County: Aquatic Invertebrates, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Aquatic invertebrates, small organisms living in our Bluegrass streams, are directly connected to what happens on the land. The changes that occur in the stream invertebrates are reflective of our human activities. Ryan Evans of the Kentucky Division of Water will discuss what types of aquatic invertebrates can be found in our area and some of the things that influence them. He will give a broad understanding of why clean water is important and what we can do to help contribute to healthy watersheds.

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/NaturalHistoryAquaticInvertebrates


Thursday, April 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Book Discussion: The Art Forger, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us to discuss this year’s One Book One Frankfort selection.

This free One Book One Frankfort event will take place in the Sower Board Room. Please register at the Library, online, or by contacting Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/OBOFbookdiscussion2


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, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Beast Of The Bluegrass X Rps Kentucky State Championship, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

This is a RPS sanctioned powerlifting meet.

We are lucky to have got with Davey McCann and be apart of Beast Of The Bluegrass X to be hosting a Kentucky State Championship meet. There will be Strongman, Powerlifting, Crossfit, and MAS Tournament all under the same ROOF!!

Meet Directors: Mark Miller (606) 386-3624
Kelli Allen (859) 893-9385 or
email fourbrosgym4@yahoo.com

$95 Full Power
$90 Push / Pull
$85 Bench and Deadlift Only
$30 Crossover

Go to ⬇️⬇️⬇️ to register!
http://meets.revolutionpowerlifting.com/2017/04/29/4627/


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 6, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Governor’s Derby Day Celebration, Downtown Frankfort

Join Gov. and Mrs. Matt Bevin for Downtown Derby Celebration May 6, 2017.

Gov. and Mrs. Matt Bevin cordially invite all Kentuckians and their guests to join them at the Governor’s Downtown Derby Celebration on May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1 pm. in downtown Frankfort.

“Glenna and I are honored to welcome everyone to the 2017 Derby Celebration,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “This year’s ‘Run for the Roses’ will be the highlight of a fun-filled weekend in the Commonwealth. We are thrilled to kick-off the ‘Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’ here in the Capital City.”

The 2017 Derby Celebration will showcase Frankfort with new and traditional festivities for which the Governor’s Derby Celebration is known—offering plenty of color, excitement, entertainment, children’s activities, and food to suit all tastes.

The YMCA Derby Dash on Broadway and the stick horse races on the Old State Capitol lawn have become annual events which children love to race in. The 5th annual Pedal for the Posies adult tricycle race will also take place. Several downtown restaurants will be open and offering special Derby morning fare.

A free concert featuring bands from across the Commonwealth will headline the entertainment on the Jim Beam Brands Stage directly in front of the Old State Capitol. And the crowd-pleasing tradition of having Kentucky artists exhibiting and selling their work will continue this year.

The event is free and open to everyone. Parking is available

Summary of Downtown Celebration events:

• YMCA Derby Dash (Ages 2-12) – race started by Gov. and Mrs. Bevin
• Pedal for the Posies (adult tricycle race)
• Old Capitol Lawn
o Stick Horse Races and Derby hat making
o Salato Center live animal exhibit
o Kentucky Art’s Council vendors
• KY Fire Commission Trailer featuring children’s activities
• KY State Police Drug Mobile
• KOHS Distracted Driving Simulator
• KY Horse Park Draft Horse photo opportunity
• Pony rides and inflatables in First Christian Parking lot
• Frankfort Mustang Club on St. Clair St.
• Cattleman’s Association food vendor
• Downtown restaurants and shops open
• Farmer’s Market open
• Old Capitol open for tour


Friday, May 12, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Homeschool Battle of the Books, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Homeschool Battle of the Books encourages kids between 4th and 12th grade to read from a list of books. Then, they are divided into teams for a tournament-style competition! Grade divisions are as follows: 4th-6th; 7th-9th; 10th-12th. For more information, please visit the Youth Services desk! Registration is required! Register HERE


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
.

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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