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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, May 5th, 2017

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

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Friday, May 5, 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 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

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.

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.

9:00 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 – 10:30 am – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone’s fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results.

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 – 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 – Yoga, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in yoga class. Classes include breathing exercises, poses and relaxation. We will follow a Yoga workout DVD.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Books@Noon Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Meet with friends to discuss your favorite books. We will be discussing “In the Unlikely Event” by Judy Blume for our May book choice.

Any flavored margarita, $3.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

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.

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Teen Adventure Group, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

First Friday of the month when school is in session. Students in grades 5-12 meet to suggest and plan programs.

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Stir Krazy, Jeptha Creed Distillery, and the Oaks!, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

This brand new distillery is beautiful! And it is right off Interstate 64 at Exit 32 in Shelbyville. This is a rain or shine event. We’ll play the patio if the weather cooperates, and indoors if not. Food, drink, music, dance, horses! Could it get any better?

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Open Mic with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

This is your opportunity to take the stage and play that song you have been working on in front of a live audience. Sing, pick, play originals, or cover tunes, whatever you’d like. Singer/Songwriter Ross Donaldson will be providing encouragement and playing a few of his own original songs.

Great Wine, Live Music, Cold Beer and Good Friends. Join us at Verona Vineyards

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Cigar and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come select your favorite award winning Verona Vineyards wine or craft beer and have Straus Tobacconist Jim Clark make a cigar recommendation to enhance the flavor.

Cost $20.00

Includes two drinks and your choice of one cigar.

Additional drinks and cigars available for purchase a la carte.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Sip and Savor Friday Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Wonky Tonk, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Jasmine Lorraine “Wonky Tonk” Poole grew up in the hard scrabble portion of the American heartland. Kentucky, to be precise. Her world of loss and longing is familiar terrain for lovers of country, bluegrass and folk music but, just as Kentucky can be viewed as a bridge between north and south, Wonk’s music blends elements of Indie/Alternative rock with old school country. It’s hard to separate the wonk from the tonk. Nor should you try.

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.

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 or click HERE to check availability.

7:30 pm – Yin Yoga Workshop w/ Jeri Hines, at Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for full FYS class schedule. 227-3276.

8:00 – 11:00 pm – Kentucky Wild Horse, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway St

Kentucky Wild Horse (John Harrod, Tona Barkley, Don Rogers, Brett Ratliff, Jesse Wells, and Barbara Rosner) will be playing hard-driving old time, bluegrass,and hillbilly swing on Derby Eve in celebration of Kentucky’s mountains, rivers, old people, pretty horses, and fast women.

Live Music by Ray Byrd and any flavored margarita, $4.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Derby Eve Party with DJ Jesse Penn, plus beer special, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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