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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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April 2017

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, 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, 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.


Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Paint and Pour, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Whether you love to paint or just want to come out and have some fun with a group of your friends, our Paint and Pours are always a good time.

After you partake in a little liquid inspiration our resident artist Rhonda will walk you through creating your very own work of art on canvas that you can take home with you at the end of the night.

Cost $35 which includes a sample of 5 different Verona Vineyards wines, cheese, fruit, and cracker plate, and all of your art supplies for the evening.

Make reservations by contacting Studio Rho Entertaining at 859-444-0301

Or by clicking on the link below

www.payit2.com/event/90841


Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – A Celebration of Poetry, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

In recognition of April as National Poetry Month, the Paul Sawyier Public Library and Broadstone Books are proud to present “A Celebration of Poetry” on Wednesday evening, April 5. Beginning at 6:30pm, this event will feature readings from Lexington poets Jeremy Paden and Thomas Zemsky, to be joined by Frankfort authors (and Broadstone editors) Sheila Bucy Potter and Larry W. Moore reading from their new collections.

A signing will follow, with titles available for purchase from Broadstone Books. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Cheese and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Try a wide variety of Kentucky Proud Cheeses selected specifically to complement the Award Winning Wines of Verona Vineyards.

Stop by anytime between 6:00 and 8:30 and pay just $7.00 for a flight of wine and allow our in house cheese expert make recommendations for your pairings.

Additional wine and cheese available ala carte.


Saturday, April 8, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Nature Talks: Breathtaking Butterflies, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Conn, # 676

Learn how to attract, feed & keep butterflies in your garden. Butterfly expert Blair Leano-Helvey of Idlewild Butterfly Farm, will be on-site to offer tips & advice to help you attract these colorful pollinators. Cost is $10

Get tickets HERE


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, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Dig. Drop. Done: Dahlia Daze & Lily Craze, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Conn, # 676

Our bulb expert from the Netherlands will be on-site at 1:30 pm to take the mystery out of growing bulbs. Color up your summer landscape by planting bulbs this spring. Buy your lilies & dahlias in bulk, straight from the Netherlands.


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, 5:30 – 7:30 pmeBay, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

This class is designed to help the beginner learn to set up an EBay account, sell & buy items, and make payments using PayPal. Attendees will find it helpful to have computer experience.

No registration is required. Sower Board Room

 


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, 6:00 – 8:00 pmPaint Your Own Masterpiece, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Embrace your inner artist as you follow guided, step-by-step instructions to recreate your very own masterpiece. All skill levels are welcome!

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/paintyourownmasterpiece


Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pmCentral Kentucky Concert Band, at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main


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


Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – April Showers Bring Paper Flowers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

April showers bring Paper Flowers

Make your very own paper flower in variety of colors. Who doesn’t love a flower that will never wilt. Paper petals in bright colors will add a splash of color to any decor.

$25 includes materials, instruction, & a glass of Verona vineyards wine. Contact Studio Rho Entertaining to reserve your materials, 859.444.0301

Or click on the link below to register online:
www.payit2.com/event/91429


Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pmBarrel Heads and Brushes, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery4686 Versailles Road

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery would like to invite you to their VERY FIRST Barrel Heads & Brushes Night!!
Let’s get together for some drinking and painting!!

When: Wednesday, 4/19/17
Time: 6:30-8:30p

Cost:
$50 per person for Non Custom
$55 per person for Custom Sign
$70 per person for Non Custom Barrel Head
$75 per person for Custom Sign
*NOTE: Your registration will include a glass of wine

Registration Includes: A 16 by 16 inch Wood Sign OR 21 inch Barrel Head, pre-stained sign along with all of the paint, paintbrushes, and other supplies need to create your VERY OWN WOOD SIGN!


Friday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

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

Cost: $7.00

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

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.


Friday, April 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Pro.Active for Life 5K, Downtown Frankfort


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, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Verona Vineyards Rocks – Rock Painting and Vineyard Hike, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Find a rock, paint a rock, hide a rock.

Enjoy a glass of wine, paint your rock, and hike the vineyard and surrounding trails. At the end of the day take your rock and place it somewhere near or far for others to discover and enjoy. Rain or shine event, if it rain we will move the fun indoors. Call Studio Rho Entertaining to reserve your spot 859.444.0301

Cost: $20 which includes a glass of wine and your art supplies and your rock.

You can register online by clicking on the following link:

www.payit2.com/event/91547


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, 1:30 – 4:30 pm – April Sips & Strokes, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery4686 Versailles Road

Typically the second Sunday of the month, John Logan provides step by step instruction on how to paint some fabulous images. Even better, you drink wine while painting!

$40.00 per painting which includes canvas, paint, paint brushes and instruction so your painting is a masterpiece!


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


Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 pmKSU Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Gala, at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street


Wednesday, April 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine Glass Painting, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Everyone needs their own special wine glass to enjoy their favorite Verona Vineyards wine.

Join Verona Vineyard’s artist Rhonda as she walks you through creating two hand decorated wine

Date: 4/26/17
Time: 6:00-8:00
Cost: $20
Contact Rhonda at Studio Rho Entertaining at 859-444-0301 to reserve your spot.

Cost includes a glass of Verona Vineyards wine, two wine glasses and all of your art supplies.


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.


Friday, May 5, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am – CASA Derby Eve Gala, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street

Lloyd’s of London presents the CASA Derby Eve Gala
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Frankfort Country Club – 101 Duntreath St., Frankfort, KY.
6pm – 7pm – Cocktail Hour featuring special tasting selections
7pm – 12am – Classic Kentucky hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, cash bar

The Swing Street Band, a popular six-piece band will be the evening’s entertainment

Join us in supporting CASA of the Bluegrass. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a private, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that provides advocacy services for abused, neglected and abandoned children under the protection of the Family Court. The CASA Derby Eve Gala is a major fundraiser for CASA of the Bluegrass which serves Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, and Mercer Counties. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause while enjoying the hospitality of our Commonwealth.


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
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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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