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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, April 1st, 2017

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

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Saturday, April 1, 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.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – FCC Spring Rummage Sale, at First Christian Church, 316 Ann Street

The Disciple Womens Ministry of First Christian Church Frankfort is hosting its first ever Spring Rummage Sale! Join us on Friday, March 31st (8:00am to 6:00pm) and Saturday, April 1st (8:00am to 12:00pm) and let us help you find what will be your most cherished treasure!

The proceeds of our sale will be used for our outreach and food ministries. Everyone is invited to come and shop!

Admission is free and we will have tons of items to choose from including children’s toys and clothing, kitchen items, household furnishings, sporting goods, antiques, and more! *No adult clothing will be available during this sale.

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Ampitheater, 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Grey Area Retiree Program, at the Kentucky Guard Retirees, 100 Minuteman Pkwy

The Kentucky Army National Guard’s Community Outreach Program will conduct a Grey Area Retiree Program on Saturday, April 1st, at 9:00am at the Boone National Guard Center, Wellman Armory, in Frankfort.
What is a Grey Area Retiree? Retired Guardsmen or Reservists who have completed 20 years but are not old enough to collect retired pay are considered “Grey Area”
The intent of the Grey Area Retiree Program is to provide assistance briefings, updates, and follow-on serivces. If you are married, it is highly encouraged you bring your spouse.
There will be presentations regarding Veteran’s Service Organizations, Military Funeral and Honors, Survivor Outreach Services, Education Services, and Family Programs to name a few.

For more information, contact LTC Lance Grebe at 502-607-1093 or e-mail: david.l.grebe.mil@mail.mil

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.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Qigong Intensive, at The Light Clinic, 306 West Main St., Suite 609. Led by Joseph Fiala, L.Ac. For More info or to Register, Contact joseph@thelightclinic.org or call 502-330-4233

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.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

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


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.


*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

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 – 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

10:00 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

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

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.

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.

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

2:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt, at Juniper Hill Municipal Park, 800 Louisville Rd

We will have food, prizes and games! Come on out and have a wonderful time of fellowship!

Hosted by Victory Chapel Church- Frankfort

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Grounds walking tour & Bourbon tasting, at Glenns Creek Distilling, 3501 McCracken Pike, Frankfort

Walking tour of the historic Old Crow Distillery property and bourbon tasting.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Dom Wier, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

Originally from the banks of the Mississippi River, Dom Wier is an American roots country rock styled songwriter based in Nashville, TN. After cutting his teeth playing guitar and/or singing in different bands in the St. Louis, MO scene, Dom moved to Nashville to immerse himself in music and songwriting. He soon started performing as a solo artist.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Mark Aulick, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Live music with Mark Aulick at Verona Vineyards.

Join us for a fun night of Wine, Music, Food and Friends.

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.”

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

32 ounce lime margarita $8.99 and Buffalo Chicken tacos, $6.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

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.

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

Bourbon on Main

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).

9:00 pm – Travis Wayne, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S

Ok everybody this is gonna be one BIG night!!! Travis took a break and now back better than ever!! We hope to see most everybody’s faces we’ve met over the past year and a half on this night!!!

$5 cover

21 and older

Live music featuring Meanstreak and Fear of Falling, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – WHEY Jennings and the UnWanted Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

WHEY JENNINGS & The UnWanted will be performing at BOURBON Street on Main 204 South Main in Historic Downtown Lawrenceburg, KY Join us for the show 9-1am with Whey is grandson to Country Music Legend Waylon Jennings. He will have CD’s and merchandise available.

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