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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, April 8th, 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 8, 2017

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 – 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 – 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 – Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, at Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, 717 Burks Branch Rd, Shelbyville

Hello everyone! Coming up on Saturday, April 8th, back by popular demand is our 2nd Annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt! We had a great turnout in 2016 and we hope to see everyone back for 2017’s version! If you missed 2016, we’d love to have you this year! It’s a fun and unique twist to the original easter egg hunt! For full event information and to register, see link! Online registration available!


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

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

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – 1 Year Anniversary Celebration, at Wild Birds Unlimited, 1100 US-127, Unit B3

It is our 1st year anniversary! We want to thank you for helping us get here, so, stop by the store and help us celebrate. We will have refreshments, some giveaways and a free drawing for some amazing prizes. If you are a DSC member, make sure to come in because we will be doing a double points event. Not a DSC member, stop by and we can sign you up. So, join us for a day of fun and celebration.

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

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

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

1:00 – 4:00 pm Mindful 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.


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

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.

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.

2:00 – 4:00 pm Framed!, 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

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 – Wonky Tonk, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Talon Winery Logo

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

Taylor Henry will be playing Verona Vineyards on 4/8/17 from 5:00-8:00.

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

32 ounce lime margarita $8.99, 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

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Sticktight Live, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

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