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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, June 10th, 2017

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

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Saturday, June 10, 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.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bluegrass Cycling Club new members ride, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

The amphitheater is the starting point and registration for the day’s event.


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

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Kid’s Safety Day, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, 299 Kings Daughters Dr

Kid’s Safety Day, held annually in memory of Charlie Semones, is dedicated to increasing awareness of child safety issues. The event is free and features important safety education, free bicycle helmets and drawings for free bikes. Kids are encouraged to bring their bikes and ride our “Charlie’s Challenge” safety course.

The event highlights the following:

Bike Safety
Fire Safety
Gun Safety
Pool Safety
Water/Boat Safety
Vehicle Dangers
Child Abuse
Safety Seat Checks


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 – 12:00 pm – Save the Rain: Rain Barrel Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Build your own rain barrel to capture this precious resource for watering your flowers, your garden, & even your lawn. You’ll leave with a completed rain barrel and all of the information you need to maintain it. We’re partnering with Bluegrass Greensource to provide the instruction and the barrels. This workshop is suitable for families. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants.

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 – Annual Home and Garden Tour

“Living in History”

Home & Garden Tour

Eight homes and two additional residential gardens will be open to visitors.

Get your tickets:

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Office – 100 Capital Avenue

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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




10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Saturday Workshop: Native American Pinch Pots, at the  Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about Kentucky’s first people through “A Kentucky Journey” and a hands-on activity.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 5+

Space is limited. Please register at least three days before this event by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

Native Americans are the first people in Kentucky to use clay as a natural resource. See their way of life within our exhibit and touch Native American artifacts. Learn the traditional techniques of coiling and pinching to make clay pots.

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

Enjoy a ride through the rolling Kentucky countryside! Learn about railroading and local history! View tiny trains as they transverse tiny twisting tracks!

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 tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466



1:00 – 5:00 pm – Verona Vines and Wines Tour, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Did you know that there are four vineyards/wineries all located in Verona, Kentucky?

On Saturday June the 10th, from 1:00-5:00 you can tour the vineyards and wine making facilities, sample wine in the tasting rooms, grab a bite to eat, explore other local farm to table vendors’ booths and listen to live music.

Each couple will receive a free “Verona Vines and Wines Tour” wine glass at each vineyard. Stop at all four to complete your set.

Participating wineries and vineyards will include:
Brianza Gardens and Winery
Schoolyard Winery
Verona Landing Vineyard and
Verona Vineyards


1:00 pm – Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon, at Still Waters Campground, 249 Strohmeier Rd

Hey Kentucky, we had a blast tubing with y’all last summer on the scenic Elkhorn Creek during Kentucky for Kentucky’s first annual Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon. And we can’t wait to do it again! We’ve set the date—June 10— to meet up at Still Waters Campground near Frankfort for a day of fun on the water. The campground is perfectly situated along a horseshoe bend in the creek, allowing for lap after lap of awesome tubing action along a beautiful, mellow section of the Elkhorn.

We’ll tube from 1 p.m. until dark, and also have food and drink available for purchase at the campground (bring your own adult beverages)—along with some kick-ass new Kentucky for Kentucky gear we’ve created exclusively for the event.

No tube? No problem! Choose the water access + tube option when you register to reserve your very own kick-ass Kentucky for Kentucky tube (yours to keep!) or choose the water-access only option and bring your own! You can also add on a Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon tee shirt and/or limited edition poster designed by our friends at Cricket Press.

Simply choose from the options below to register for the event, sign the waiver at the end, and you’re all set! Don’t forget to bring any essentials you might need for the Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon—a personal flotation device, sunscreen, towel, sunnies, drinking water, camping gear if you’re staying the night—and be prepared to have the time of your life! This recap of last year’s event should whet your appetite.

Come for the day. Stay for the night. Bring the whole family. It’s going to be epic!

Remember, you must pre-register by purchasing one of the packages at TubeKentucky.com.

Don’t miss out!

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 – Wine and Soul, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

Join us at Talon Winery Shelbyville for a breezy evening of soul and wine.

Saturday June 10
400 Gordon Lane; Shelbyville, KY

Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. With a recent musical feature on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-caution-to-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra’s vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called “Work in Progress.”


5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Johnny Delagrange, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer Songwriter Johnny Delagrange will be playing Verona Vineyards from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.


5:00 – 8:00 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – June
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 more than one (offered monthly) 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 sun prints, 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

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

Any flavor Margarita, Sangria Margarita, or Domestic Beer $3.99 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.



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

Bourbon on Main

DJ Lavon Musk at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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