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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, May 25th, 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 25, 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.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Fallen Officer Memorial Service, at the KSP Academy, pin
380 Coffee Tree Rd

KSP will host the annual Fallen Officer Memorial Service on May 25, 2017 at the KSP Academy in Frankfort, Kentucky. The service honors the 30 fallen KSP troopers and officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Brown Bites Lecture, at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St

“Ladies in the Landscape” will reveal research on the Liberty Hall gardens conducted by Bridget Ash, M.A. candidate in historic preservation. Bridget will explore the garden’s history with you and conduct a walking tour of the garden. A box lunch inspired by Brown family journals is included in the registration fee of $20. For information, call (502) 227-2560.

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 – 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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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Spirits and Chocolates, at the Glen Willis, 900 Wilkinson Blvd

Celebrate the local Heroes who support the Red Cross. Bourbon and Wine Tastings; Silent Auction of gift baskets from local distilleries; Hors d’oeurves by Terri’s Catering. $25/person. RSVP by May 23rd at 502-223-1795 or email paula.rutledge@redcross.org.

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

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Intro to Bourbon, at Addie’s and The Woodford Inn, 140 Park St, Versailles

It’s bourbon time! Come drink, talk and learn about bourbon at Addie’s with Tim Knittel, professional bourbon educator and certified Executive Bourbon Steward.

The presentation will include a guided tasting of “new make” spirit and three style of bourbon: big batch, small batch and single barrel.

5:30pm – Reception with special bourbon cocktails, featured pours and hors d’oeuvres
6:00pm – “Intro to Bourbon” talk and guided tasting
6:45pm – Q&A opportunity

A special bourbon-inspired dinner will be available after the tasting.

$10 per person. Seating is limited. Call 859-873-5600 to reserve your ticket!

FREE transportation for Lexington guests provided by Horse and Barrel Tours! (Limited seating available)

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.

6:00 pm – Don’t Go Broke in the Nursing Home, a free estate planning workshop by Kari Williams of Frankfort Elder Law, PLLC, at 213 St. Clair Street. Reservations are required at 502.219.7371.

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.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Adaptive Re-Use of Historical Buildings, at Woodford Ky History, 121 Rose Hill Ave, Versailles

Bradley Fister will discuss potential adaptive re-use of old buildings around the Versailles Courthouse Square.

At the Historical Society Thursday, May 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Brad is a UK graduate with a BA degree in interior design and is a candidate for certification in historic preservation.

Come join us at the historical library at 121 Rose Hill here in Versailles. Free and Open to the Public.

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

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

House DJ music, Ladies Night, and $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

7:30 pm – 12:00 am – Moose’s Karaoke Party, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

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

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