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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, May 12th, 2017

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

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

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Friday, May 12, 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 – 9:00 pm – Week 1: Flex-Start Friday Fling, at East Frankfort Park, 315 Hickory Drive

A Weekly, Pre-Tourny Practice Round played at the East Frankfort Park Disc Golf Course in Frankfort, KY.

Virtually compete in this flex start, self scored, strict practice round for upcoming tournaments. Play your legit 24 hole round and then message us here with your shared uDisc scorecard or other screenshot. Tallies will be taken and winners announced and honored for FaceBook bragging rights & street cred.👍🏼 (nickname requests honored for anonymity)

Bad score? Be a man and own it. Scoring is honor based. Play legit. Be legit.

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 – 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 – 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

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!

Friday’s Mothers Day Special Any flavored margarita or Sangria Margarita $3.99, and Live music by Mike Archer, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

1:00 – 2:30 pm – US Rep. John Yarmuth: Dark Money, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Together Frankfort invites the community to hear U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth discuss dark money, a term to describe campaign funds hidden from public scrutiny. Politically active nonprofits have become a major force in federal elections over the last three cycles, through the use of billions in undisclosed funds.

The term “dark money” is often applied to this category of political spender because these groups do NOT have to disclose the sources of their funding.

These organizations can receive unlimited corporate, individual, or union contributions that they do not have to make public, and though their political activity is supposed to be limited, the IRS – which has jurisdiction over these groups – by and large has done little to enforce those limits.

Partly as a result, spending by organizations that do not disclose their donors has increased from less than $5.2 million in 2006 to well over $300 million in the 2012 presidential cycle and more than $174 million in the 2014 midterms.

Rep. Yarmuth has spoken and acted on his concerns about this growing trend, which increased exponentially after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on “Citizens United. In 2014, he sponsored, along with Rep. John Sarbanes (Democrat, Maryland) the Government By the People Act to get big money out of politics.

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.

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:00 – 9:00 pm – ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort

 Participating venues are marked with an orange ArtWalk pennant below.

  •   Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway • 502.320.7250 • broadwayclay.com This ceramics studio, classroom and gallery features the work of local and area potters and painters. Functional and decorative pottery is available for purchase.
  • Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art – 314 Lewis • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from KY and across the country.
  • Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway • 502.223.5240 •  completelykentucky.com Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping  available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • Duncan Design -317 East 3rd Street • 502.229.7199 •
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery – 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St • 502.682.9648 • www.createfullcircle.com This working studio features gourd mosaics of Jennifer Zingg, gourd sculptures of Travis Kelley, and others. Art classes are offered for all ages.
  • Graymarket Design– 333 St. Clair St. • 415.385.6070 www.graymarketdesign.com Hand blocked printed textiles.
  • Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing – 200 W 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
  • Kentucky Knows – 337 W Broadway • 859.621.5261 •  kentuckyknows.com Kentucky’s first real bourbon barrel aged coffee. Handcrafed gifts suitable for the home from reclaimed Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.
  • M.A. Selbert – 330 St Clair St • 502.227.2780 • selberts.com Locally owned full service jewelry and gift store that includes locally made jewelry.
  • McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main – please call for hours/availability
    • Alchemy Salon – Room 711 • 502.352.2791 • Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
    • Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 • 502.682.9446 • Visit this working art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    •  Facial Enhancements – Room 705 • 502.545.0105
    • Gene Burch Studio – Room 603 • Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond
    • McWilliams Art Studio – Room 714 • 502.545.0198 • American Impressionism Painting.
    • Studio 710 – Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com
  • Nitro – 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry.
  •   Old Capital Antiques – 231 W Broadway •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available
  •  Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway • 502-223-8010 • poorrichardsbooksky.com Poor Richard’s Books will display student art from Capital Day School. The students study art history as well as process with Alice Edwardsen, who teaches all grades K-8. Everyone is invited to enjoy and appreciate the “fruits” of their experience. Some of their art has been reproduced as note cards and will be available for purchase.
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum – 116 E 2nd St • 502-223-7475 • rebeccaruth.com Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
  •   Rodger’s Studio – 224 W Main • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
  • Simply Garden – 100 E Broadway • 502.545.8104 • https://www.facebook.com/Simplygardenky?fref=ts Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available. Open until 7:00 pm.
  • The Milam House – 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair • 502.418.2074 • threeelementsdesigns.com This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
  • Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair • 502.352.2452 • www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.
  • Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington  • 502.227.7430  • Featuring rotating exhibits of local artists.
  • White Cat Studio – 232 West Main Street, Unit 1 • 502.545.6728 •This working studio offers paintings and classes by Jacqueline Keough. Local handmade items and Chloe and Isabel jewelry.

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Bluegrass Realty and Investment -305 Wilkinson St. •  502.352.2650 •  www.buybluegrass.com 
  • Capital City Museum – 325 Ann St • 502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet – 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • frankfortballet.com Featuring works of local and emerging artists. Exhibits change periodically.
  • Franklin County Judicial Center – 222 St Clair • 502.564.2278 • Displaying historic photographs courtesy of the Capital City Museum and Ky Historical Society, and modern photographs by Gene Burch.
  • Hill House – 214 W Second Featuring one-of-a-kind works and collectibles from local and regional artists
  • Kentucky Historical Society – 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • history.ky.gov Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
  • Liberty Hall Historic Site – 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • libertyhall.org National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
  •  Paul Sawyier Public Library – 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • www.pspl.org On exhibit are stained glass windows, batiks, Paul Sawyier paintings, prints, and work of local/regional artists.
  •   The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.

Dining & Refreshment Options

  • B’s Bakery -241 W Main • 502.699.2222 • Fresh from scratch delicious donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, quiche, brownies, cookies, paninis, salads and more.
  • Bourbon on Main – 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • www.bourbononmain.com Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale. Paintings by Bob McWilliams.
  •   Brothers Little Mart – 317 St Clair • 502.699.2317 • Quick and delicious deli style lunch box meals and Nathan’s famous all beef hotdogs. Featuring KSU artist. Grilled burgers and chicken.
  • Brick Alley – 325 St Clair • 502.875.2559 • Stop by the Brick for drinks and to enjoy the works of local artists during Art Walks.
  •   Buddy’s Pizza – 212 Broadway • 502.352.2920 • Handcrafted pizza, salad and sandwiches. Changing exhibits of local artists and student work are available for purchase. Check out the “Buddy” wall of local canine buddies.
  • Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway • 502.352.2600 • Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines, bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
  •   Cascades Lounge at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd • Cascades offers a wide variety of wine and spirits.
  •   Gibby’s – 204 Broadway • 502.223.4429 • eatatgibbys.com Serving fresh local food with an Italian theme. Live music on back patio and special events during Art Walk.
  • Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009• kentuckycoffeetree.com Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.
  •   La Fiesta Grande – 334 St Clair • 502.352.2395 • Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).
  •   Mai-Siagon – 328 St Clair • 502.352.2420 • Authentic Vietnamese family owned restaurant and grocery store.
  • Pollo Bandido – 235 W Main St. • 502-699-2255 • Barbecue with a Mexican flair.
  • Rick’s White Light – 114 Bridge St • 502.696.9104 • whitelightdiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery has a kitschy decor with funky art covering the walls
  •   Serafini – 243 Broadway • 502.875.5599 • serafinifrankfort.com Fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner exhibiting the works of noted Kentucky folk artists.
  •   Subway – 238 W Main • 502.227.3275 • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, made to order, salads and subs.

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 – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Soul Circus, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Every Friday Jeptha Creed Distillery will be jammin’ with great live music playing on the patio, local food trucks available, and craft cocktails at the bar! Music will be from 6-9pm. Food trucks will be available from 5-9pm. The bar will be open until 10pm.

Musician: Soul Circus
Food Trucks: The Celtic Pig

*Musicians will be preforming on the patio. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Sip and Savor Friday Night: Brandon Gaines, 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: Morgan Alexander, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Country music singer songwriter, musician, and entertainer. In 2009 traveled to Nashville, TN to seek opportunities to pursue his passion for music. His music career has taken off, as Morgan shares his talent and passion with the world to fall in love with too. The release of his EP “The Story Maker” lets fans indulge the sounds from his vocal training and upbringing in the jazz/blues genre, to his recent stories told on country radio stations.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – FCHS Quarterback Club FUNdraising Event, at the Franklin County High School (Frankfort, Kentucky), 1100 E Main St

Franklin County High School (Frankfort, Kentucky) Quarterback Club would like to invite you to their Barrel Heads & Brushes FUNdraising Night!! $10 from each registration will go back to their organization!! This is a public event so feel free to come out and support your local High School Football Team!!

When: Friday, 5/12/17

Time: 6:30-8:30p (in the High School Cafeteria)


16 x 16″ Sign: $55 for Non Custom/$60 for Custom
21″ Barrel Head: $75 for Non Custom/$80 for Custom
Registration Includes: A 21″ Barrel Head, pre-stained sign along with all of the paint, paintbrushes, and other supplies need to create your VERY OWN SIGN
Register: http://www.hoosierpaintgirl.com/events/fchs-quarterback-club-fundraiser-painting-party-51217/

We are able to accept 75 people to start off with so make sure you register ASAP in order to participate!!

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to have a private party, please send us a private message today!!

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Trivia Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Gather a group of your smartest friends and enter a team in Verona Vineyards Trivia Night.

Prizes for the best and brightest, and a guaranteed good time for everybody.

No cover charge and no reservations required.

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.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – JD Shelburne LIVE in Concert, at Lawrenceburg Green, Township Square/145 West Woodford St., Lawrenceburg

Four Roses Bourbon presents Nashville Recording Artist JD Shelburne LIVE in Lawrenceburg, KY at the Lawrenceburg on the Green! This will be a free show for all ages! Bring your lawn chairs.

Show Schedule!
Opening Act: Hannah Blaylock 7 – 7:45p
Headliner: JD Shelburne 8-10pm

Meet and Greet after concert

Merchandise Available!

Also giving away a free signed guitar to one lucky fan!

Mark your calendars!

We want to thank our Top Platinum Sponsor Four Roses Bourbon for sponsoring Nashville LIVE on the Green featuring Recording Artist JD Shelburne!

Here are our additional platinum, gold, silver, bronze sponsors:

Thanks to ALL of our sponsors for making this show possible on May 12th!!!

*****VIP Platinum sponsors*** ($2500 and up)
Four Roses Bourbon – “MAIN SPONSOR”

McDonalds of Lawrenceburg, Frankfort & Versailles
Brian Ritchie – Ritchie Peach Funeral Home of Lawrenceburg
The Anderson News (Donation of Advertising only)
Wild Turkey Distillery – (Donation of use of facility for private event)

*****Gold Sponsor***** ($1,500.00 to 2,500.00)

*****Silver Sponsor****** ($500-1,500)
District Judge JR RoBards
Century Bank of Lawrenceburg
Town & Country Bank of Lawrenceburg
Sweet Mash
John Rennels Exit Reality
Bryan Taylor
Judge Donna Dutton
Marie Hellard Family Court Judge
Don Peach Insurance
Bud and Dianne Andrews
Tiffany Osbourne & Beall Recovery Centers, PLLC
Progressive Photography – (Donation of Photography Day of Show)
City of Lawrenceburg/ United Bank of Lawrenceburg (Donation in KIND)

*****Bronze Sponsor***** (Less than $500)
County Clerk Jason Denny
Brad Jacobs Pappy’s Porch BBQ
Representative James Tipton
C & M Auto Parts INC.
County Attorney Bobbie Jo Lewis
Joseph Milam

Thanks to each of you for making this show possible!

7:30 pm – PTO Spring Movie Night, at Collins Lane Elementary, 1 Cougar Ln

Come out to Collins Lane Elementary for the annual PTO Spring Movie Night and a “hair raising good time!” FREE ADMISSION! Dance party in the parking lot* and movie seating begins at 7:30pm. Movie will begin around 8:45pm. Troll hair, concessions and glow sticks for sale. We’ll have burgers, pizza, popsicles, Gatorade and water. Grab your lawn chair or blanket and join us for dinner and a night of family fun!

*If construction has begun, we will be located in the lower lot.

We’re still need of empty plastic soft drink and/or water bottles. If you’d like to donate, message me on here or email me at VNoble110108@gmail.com Thanks!!

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

Friday’s Mothers Day Special Any flavored margarita or Sangria Margarita $3.99, and Live music by Mike Archer, 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

DJ Jesse Penn, plus beer specials, 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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