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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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

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Thursday, May 11, 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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Marketat River View Park. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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

Join Miss Susan each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children. Registration required.

NOTE: If Owen County Schools are closed for any reason, Storytime will NOT be held.

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Lunch & Learn: Financial & Investment Markets, at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital Avenue, 2nd Floor

Come join our YP group as we learn what we should do with all of our Derby winnings: Invest, of course! Attendees are invited to bring their brown bag lunch as we learn and network.

The Lunch and Learn Series is a free monthly workshop conducted by local business experts, Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce board members, and associates of Chamber partners. This month we will hear from John Hibbard, Edward Jones, about what’s happening in the markets right now. This discussion will be helpful for for business owners and managers to entry-level employees.

The Lunch and Learn is free to attend for YPs, but donations for future YP events would be greatly appreciated. We hope to see you there!

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Homeschool Program: Fossil Mania, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Fossil Mania! Discover all about fossils in our area, learn about Big Bone Lick and make your own fossil parfait to eat.

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Homeschool Program: Parent Roundtable Discussion, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Homeschool parents meet to exchange ideas and lesson plans. Open to all homeschool parents.

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 – Reading Rebels Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

The end-of-the-year celebration with ice cream sundaes for any member who attended this school year. For grades 5-12.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

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4:30 – 5:30 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

We are talking all things Pokemon! Tweens and teens in grades 3-12, come join us and share your love for Pokemon. We will have Pokemon crafts and share Pokemon Go tips and tricks. Feel free to bring your cards as well. Registration is required and begins Monday, May 1.

register @ www.pspl.org

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce May Business After Hours, at Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Open House showcasing some of the changes we’ve made to this staple of Downtown Frankfort. Come enjoy a tour of the property and some tastings! Look forward to you being there!

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Evernote 101, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Evernote is an online tool for individuals and teams to capture, organize, and share ideas in any form and for every aspect of life. The app is available across platforms on desktop, mobile, or on the web, meaning your ideas are always with you, always accessible, and always in sync.

Want to learn more? Join us on Thursday, May 11, at 6:30pm for Evernote 101. Jonathan Gaby, online communications professional and Evernote Certified Consultant, will teach you about this versatile online tool. Stay organized, share ideas, and keep track of your information!

To register, please go to http://bit.ly/psplEvernote101.

7:00 pm – Hands Healing HeArts: Celebrating Recovery at The Grand Theatre.

  • World premiere of a stunning new documentary film by Joanna Hay
  • Theater performances written from the  words of the participants of drug court by Karen Kimmel Hatter and performed by community members;
  • A music video of Jeri Katherine Howell and Nat Colten performing the song written in collaboration with the participants of drug court
  • A sculpture created from a dozen life-sized, 3-D self portraits coordinated by Jennifer Jones Zingg and Doris Thurber, with a Sound Art component by Joanna Hay
  • Narrative Stage with drug court participants telling their stories and inviting audience members to participate in a Q&A.

Doors at 6:30 – Program at 7:00pm  www.thegrandtheatre.org

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

Live Music by Chris Fallis and Kids eat free, one kid when you buy an adult meal, 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

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

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