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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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

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Saturday, May 6, 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 Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

Kids’ Day of the 2017 season this Saturday, May 13 from 8am to noon at the Market.  The kids will get to visit with and learn about chickens and eggs, make seed art and other Mothers’ Day gifts, and visit with farmers.  Each kid will also get $2 of kids’ token to shop for fruits and veggies at the market.  We have kids’ days on the second Saturday of each month from May through December. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:00 – 10:00 am – Pancake Breakfast to Help The Elks Build a Better Playground, at Elkhorn Elementary School, 928 E Main St

Help the Elks Build a Better Playground by purchasing your $8 ticket! This is an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast! Tickets may be requested by e-mailing elkhornelementarypto@gmail.com or facebook message! Can’t wait to see you for breakfast on May 13th!

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Ampitheater, www.thelightclinic.org

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – World Vision Global 6K for Water, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Avenue

Join us, as we host the first World Vision Global 6K For Water in the capital city of Frankfort, KY! You’ll be joining thousands of other people across the globe that are running and walking in order to provide clean drinking water to the millions who simply don’t have access. You’re not just making a small impact. Your $50 registration fee brings a LIFETIME of clean drinking water to a child in the developing world.

Want to know more? Check out our race page and PRE-Register now at F1Naz.com/6k

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – KWA and CKY Spring Clean Up, hosted by Canoe Kentucky, 7323 Peaks Mill Rd

We are partnering again with the fine folks of Canoe Kentucky this spring for our Elkhorn Creek Spring Cleanup!

Participants will have the opportunity to float & clean up their choice of two sections of beautiful Elkhorn Creek. We will meet at Canoe Kentucky’s Peaks Mill Shop at 9:00am ET. One group will board a shuttle for the Knights Bridge put-in and float 6 miles back to Canoe Kentucky. The second group will leave from the Canoe Kentucky shop and clean up the 6 miles downstream to US 127. We will have multiple land based public creek access sites available as well for anyone who would rather stay dry.

This event is free, and open to anyone who would like to take part. If you can paddle a canoe we’d love to see you there! Registered participants will receive a free canoe rental for the day, shuttle service to and from their chosen float, and a provided lunch from Staxx BBQ.

Rental canoe space is limited to the first 40 participants, so secure your boat today! We can provide additional shuttle services for those who wish to bring your own boat.


  • A pair of sturdy gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • A Canoe (if available)
  • Clothing you don’t mind getting dirty
  • Water Bottle

2017 Elkhorn Creek Cleanup Registration

Are you interested in volunteering for our May13th Elkhorn Creek Cleanup? Then register today!

Thank you for your support as we work to clean the Elkhorn Creek


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 – 1:00 pm – Spring Plant Sale, at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St

Add a special touch to your home garden with flowers, ferns, and herbs from the LHHS garden. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Orlando Brown House patio.

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.

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 – 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

12:30 – 4:00 pm – Spring Weekend Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Enjoy the Spring Scenery of our line!

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for advance tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/springtime-saturday-specials/4573858574

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)

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Searching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records using FamilySearch.org. Discover your place in history by preserving your genealogy online. See what others have contributed and share your family story. Whether you have just started researching your family roots or have worked with family history for years we encourage you to join us as Mark Kinnaird discusses the different attributes of this free genealogy database.

Sower Board Room
No registration required

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.


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.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Davey O, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Davey O crafts intimate, folk and country based music. Providing a strong voice with songs which immerse his audiences in the stories of everyday life, hardship, history, and love

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Free Live Music with Dave May, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy a fun night of wine, music, beer and friends with free live music by Dave May at Verona Vineyards

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Erin Coburn, 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.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – Stone Soup, at Miguel’s Restaurant, 1530 Versailles Rd

Stone Soup is warming up Miguels patio! Hope the weather cooperates! Come out and enjoy some fine Mexican quisine and the best Margarita in town! 😉

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Bourbon & Roses Karaoke with Moose, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Moose is on the loose for the Rocking Derby Karaoke Party
8pm – 1am

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