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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, June 9th, 2017

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

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Friday, June 9, 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 – 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!

Any flavored margarita or Sangria Margarita $3.99, and Live music at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Native Kentuckians, at the  Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Before there were craft supply stores, people used materials they found in nature.

Join KHS as we investigate the very first Kentuckians and how they used the resources of the Bluegrass. Your little time traveler will explore our gallery and get a taste of life as a Native American by creating jewelry and instruments made only of materials they find. Participants will discover the importance of natural resources, develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, and learn to identify and create patterns.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student; parents receive free admission. (*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration)

Age: 2-5; 2-3 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited. Please register by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Sherry Sebastian Duo at the Free Lunchtime Concert, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!

 

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.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Wood N Wire, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

A trio of diverse characters playing your favorite music in an acoustic format; from rock, country, and folk to original.

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 – 7:00 pm – Mr. Cowpie and Farmyard Friends, at Huntertown Elementary, 120 Woodburn Hall Dr, Versailles

Fri. June 9 from 6-7pm at Huntertown Elementary. (Families) Mr. Cowpie is a rock ‘n roll sing-a-long cow who knows lots of goofy songs and knock-knock jokes. Meet his friends, including chickens, a desert tortoise, and more! No sign up required.

 

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Lewis Mathis, 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: Lewis Mathis
Food Trucks: Pollo Food Truck, Laughing Leo’s, and The Cookie Cabin

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

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Guy Lee, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

 

7:00 – 8:00 pm – John Harrod & Kentucky Wild Horse Concert, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Enjoy an evening on the lawn listening to old-time & Bluegrass music by this talented bunch of musicians. Bring your chair and tap your toes to some good old music.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Country Line Dancing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, grab a glass of wine, pull on your boots and let’s boogie. Join us for a night of country line dancing and award winning wine. No cover!

 

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.

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

Bourbon on Main

Jeff Watson, SLUGGER, and DJ music plus Beer Bar and Grill open 7-10p, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


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