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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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June 2017

Monday, June 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – June Sculpture Camp, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road

Sculpture Camp
Dates: June 12-15 from 10am-12pm
2 age group levels: all abilities welcome, no experience needed

Little Sculptors: entering 2nd grade – 5th grade
Big Sculptors: entering 6th grade – 12th grade

Description:
Ever wanted to know more about the Sculptors of Josephine Sculpture Park? Want to delve into the thoughts of some of today’s most famous Artists. Join the Adventure at the Josephine Sculpture Park!

Each day the we will explore the life of a sculptor and examine their work and materials
Tour of the Park with stories of the Artists of Josephine Sculpture Park
We will develop our own sculpture from these ideas and create our own plan to build
You can work independently or together
You can continue a sculpture for the whole week or work on a different one every day!
You will use all of the math, science and reading knowledge from school to create independently!
Leave with knowledge of materials, building skills, conserving the environment, working with failures, creating from your own ideas, and how to have Fun.

The Sculptors You will be Learning About:

Minnie Adkins – Kentucky Folk Sculptor – Creating Animals to Tell Stories

Chakaia Booker – Recycled Sculpture from New York (Will be at JSP and the Fall Festival!)-Use Found Materials to Communicate Ideas

Richard Serra – Minimilist Sculptor from California – Create a Maquette Playground or Monument

Class fee: $100 includes personalized instruction, tools, materials and supplies.

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 or send us a FB message.

Instructor: Jody Jaques


Monday, June 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Explorations in Painting, at Capital Day School, 120 Deepwood Dr

Explorations in Painting
June 12-16
1pm-4pm

Let’s make a mess!
A quick trip through the Major Periods of Painting in Art History from the Middle Ages to Modern while creating works of art in Watercolors, Acrylics & Oil Pastels. A few drawing tips thrown in along the way too!
Taught by Jody Jaques

Here is the link or go to www.jaquesartstudio.com and look under workshops http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6e002e_f923c3a2db9e497dae1704381753db53.doc?dn=CDS+2017+Summer+Enrichment+Camp+Registration+Form+%281%29.doc

 

Tuesday, June 13, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Shuling Fister, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Shuling Fister

Shuling Fister is a Chinese dance choreographer and performer. She will perform at the Grand with a group of her students. She received her dance training in China and performs primarily Chinese classical and folk dances.

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Wednesday, June 14, 5:30 – 7:30 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


Thursday, June 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Painting in the Garden, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

This family workshop will be led by artist, Jody Jaques, who will help you create a watercolor inspired by the Liberty Hall Garden. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $20 for 1 child; $35 for child and adult who wants to paint; $10 each for additional family members. Registration fee includes all supplies and a colorful snack. Registration is required by calling (502) 227-2560.


Thursday, June 15, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Summer Reading Kick-Off Pool Party, at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd, Frankfort

We’re going to start the Summer Reading Program off with a splash! Register for Summer Reading at https://pspl.beanstack.com/, and then go to the Library to pick up your ticket to the party!

This event is free. Everyone must have a ticket from the Library, and all children must have an adult accompanying them.


Friday, June 16, 11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Frankfort Chamber Golf Outing, at Juniper Hill Golf Course, Juniper Hills Park

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber for a great day on the Course. Foursomes $260/Individual players $65. Includes lunch, goody bags, beverage tix and lots of fun. Call the Chamber for more information 502.223.8261


Friday, June 16, 6:00 pm – 12:00 am – SoundScape!, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road

Explore the park… after dark! June 16 from 6pm-midnight
An evening of sculpture, sparks and spirits to support JSP! This is a FREE event for the whole family featuring live music, activities, food & drinks and a donation station!

This event is sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union and West Sixth Brewing.

MUSIC STAGE

Phyllis Free and John Gage (Swamp Mama & the Folk Daddy!) 6-7:30
Native Invaders 8-9:45
Sorry Atari 10-11:45

FOOD, BEER, ICE CREAM & SMORES

West Sixth Brewing Beer Truck
Kentucky’s Best Burgoo also serving hot dogs and veggie options
Taylor Belle’s Ice Cream
JSP Smore’s

ACTIVITIES

Illuminated sculptures
Bonfire and S’mores Bar
Silly Sculpture Makin’ Station for kids and adults
Night Sky Tour

SPONSORS
Kentucky Employees Credit Union
West Sixth Brewing


Friday, June 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Pappy for Your Pappy, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. $100 per person.

Lottery system in place; entries taken through online registration form made available at http://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events May 8-11. On May 12, drawing will occur and those selected will be notified. Seating limited to 130 people.

Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event.
One entry per household.


Friday, June 16, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Summer Reading Kick-Off Pool Party, at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd, Frankfort

We’re going to start the Summer Reading Program off with a splash! Register for Summer Reading at https://pspl.beanstack.com/, and then go to the Library to pick up your ticket to the party!

This event is free. Everyone must have a ticket from the Library, and all children must have an adult accompanying them.


Friday, June 16, 7:30 – 10:00 pmManchester by the Sea (2016), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Manchester by the Sea (2016) (Rated-R)

A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies.

Stars: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2016) (Rated-R)


Saturday, June 17 , 4:00 pm – 12:00 am – Relay For Life, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St

Relay For Life is a team fundraising event to support the American Cancer Society in their mission to free the world from cancer. At Relay For Life each team is encouraged to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don’t stop because they’re tired, and for one night, neither do we.

The event will include special ceremonies to recognize cancer survivors, caregivers and those lost to cancer. There will be games, fundraising, food and entertainment. The evening will include a moving luminary ceremony where bags, with names of honorees, are illuminated and a time of honor and remembrance is observed. The evening will conclude with the release of sky lanterns, also to honor and remember those fighting or lost to cancer.

Until the ACS accomplishes its mission, with our help, they will fund and conduct research, share expert information, support patients, and spread the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better. Come join us in the fight.


Monday – Friday, June 19 – 23, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Lexington Children’s Theatre Workshop, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

A selected script will be utilized, with the Lexington Children’s Theatre teachers and interns managing the program. Campers need to provide their own lunch and snacks. Price for workshop is $175. For more information call the Box Office Monday through Friday 10-3 at 502-352-7469.


Tuesday, June 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Mary Hamilton, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton travels throughout Kentucky and the nation telling stories and teaching others about the art of storytelling. Through her repertoire of stories mary entrances with fairy tales, chills with haunting tales, and much more!

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Thursday, June 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Build a Better Library, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of PSPL’s current construction project. Ask questions and learn about the expansion that will bring you a bigger (and better!) library.

Please register for this free event online or at the library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online: http://bit.ly/buildabetterlibrary1


Friday, June 23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Build a Better Library, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of PSPL’s current construction project. Ask questions and learn about the expansion that will bring you a bigger (and better!) library.

Please register for this free event online or at the library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online: http://bit.ly/buildabetterlibrary2


Friday, June 23, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Frontier, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the second downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Frontier a band from London, Kentucky that delights audiences with upbeat melodies and swelling three-part harmonies. The band includes Ethan Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, and songwriter), his brother Andrew Worley (rhythm and lead guitar, vocals, and songwriter), and their cousin Caleb Caudill (bass guitar and vocals). Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Saturday, June 24, 7:00 – 9:00 am – River Blast River Run 3K, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main Street

Come down and join us for the 3rd Annual Frankfort River Blast River Run 3K. Fun for the entire family to help bring family activities and attention to our developing interest in the Kentucky River.

Late registration and package pickup to start at 7 am. Race starts at 8 am.

More details to follow, but the course thus far will start at Ward Oates Amphitheater, go along the River Walk to the Glen Willis, and back.

Registration fees are as follows:

Children under 18 – $10 (early registration)
Adults – $20 (early registration)

ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE UNTIL June 22nd!
https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/RiverBlastRiverRun3K
.

PROCEEDS to benefit the future events being planned along the river to help bring family activities and attention to our developing interest in the Kentucky River.

Hosted by Destination Frankfort

Download your Registration Form HERE

 


Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall is a new event presented by the Kentucky Historical Society that will take place at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History on June 24, 2017, as part of our celebration of Kentucky’s 225th year of statehood. In addition to on-camera family mystery reveals, Kentucky Ancestors Town Hall will feature a day-long public expo of genealogy experts, organizations and products, as well as family research tips and even a live Q and A session with D. Joshua Taylor from PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Watch history.ky.gov for more details over the coming months.


Monday – Friday, June 26 – 30, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Summer Clay Camps 1, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway St

We have set the dates for the Kid’s Camps!

There’s nothing like clay to exercise a child’s imagination. They will learn to build things, problem solve, visualize and experiment. New projects. New experiences.

Session 1 June 26-30
Session 2 July 10 – 14
Session 3 July 24 – 28

All camps are Monday through Friday 9am-Noon
(A Mid-Morning snack will be provided.)

Cost is $150 per student.

For more information email info@broadwayclay.net or
call the shop at 502-320-7250.


Tuesday, June 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kentucky Shakespeare presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

KENTUCKY SHAKESPEARE

Presents:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – “The course of true love never did run smooth” in Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, magical mischief, and best laid plans gone awry! Designed for K-8.

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Friday, June 30, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJaws (1975), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Jaws (1975) (Rated-PG)

A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt down the monster.

Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(1975) (Rated-PG)


July 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 16th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery.
Cash prizes for top 3 men and women.
Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 25. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online starting Apr. 1st.

No pets allowed, aside from service animals.


Tuesday, July 4, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Old-fashioned Fourth of July, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Celebrate Independence Day with watermelon and lemonade, historical lawn games, patriotic scavenger hunts, and live music. Co-sponsored by Froggy 104.9. 2:00-4:00 p.m. on the LHHS grounds.


Friday, July 7, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick’s fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be. 11 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee includes a ghostly souvenir. Groups of 10 call for an appointment (502) 227-2560. Dates for tours are: July 7, 14, 21 and 28.


Friday, July 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring MAD Women, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the third downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring MAD Women, an all female rocking band with Barbara Allender on lead guitar, Cindy Rae on bass guitar, Kim McCrady on drums, and Amy Jo Madden as lead singer. Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Summer Clay Camps 2, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway St

We have set the dates for the Kid’s Camps!

There’s nothing like clay to exercise a child’s imagination. They will learn to build things, problem solve, visualize and experiment. New projects. New experiences.

Session 1 June 26-30
Session 2 July 10 – 14
Session 3 July 24 – 28

All camps are Monday through Friday 9am-Noon
(A Mid-Morning snack will be provided.)

Cost is $150 per student.

For more information email info@broadwayclay.net or
call the shop at 502-320-7250.


Tuesday, July 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Zoe Speaks, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Zoe Speaks consists of Mitch Barret & Carla Gover, who draw on their deep roots in the region to put their own spin on everything from traditional ballads to finely-crafted, award-winning originals. They accompany themselves on guitar, claw hammer banjo, upright bass, and sometimes dulcimers and clogging feet.

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Friday, July 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick’s fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be. 11 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee includes a ghostly souvenir. Groups of 10 call for an appointment (502) 227-2560. Dates for tours are: July 7, 14, 21 and 28.


Friday, July 14, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, July 14, 7:30 – 10:00 pmGrease (1978), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Grease (1978) (Rated-PG-13)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(1978) (Rated-PG-13)


Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Backyard Bugs, Birds & Butterflies, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Make a nature journal, play backyard dominoes, take a wildlife walk in the garden with Hannah Helm, and pot a butterfly-friendly native plant to take home. 10 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 5-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 for children. Fee includes supplies and a snack. Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560.


Friday, July 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick’s fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be. 11 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee includes a ghostly souvenir. Groups of 10 call for an appointment (502) 227-2560. Dates for tours are: July 7, 14, 21 and 28.


Friday, July 21, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert w/ Kentucky Wild Horse and Stone Soup, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

Kentucky Wild Horse

Stone Soup (KY)

This is the fourth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Kentucky Wild Horse, a band that plays roots music from Kentucky traditions – old time, bluegrass, fiddle tunes, hillbilly swing, and original songs, and Stone Soup (KY), a band that plays a mix of classic rock and rockin’ blues from the 70’s to the 90’s. Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Monday – Friday, July 24 – 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Summer Clay Camps 3, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway St

We have set the dates for the Kid’s Camps!

There’s nothing like clay to exercise a child’s imagination. They will learn to build things, problem solve, visualize and experiment. New projects. New experiences.

Session 1 June 26-30
Session 2 July 10 – 14
Session 3 July 24 – 28

All camps are Monday through Friday 9am-Noon
(A Mid-Morning snack will be provided.)

Cost is $150 per student.

For more information email info@broadwayclay.net or
call the shop at 502-320-7250.

 


Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Zoe Speaks, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Madcap Puppets

Jumpin Over the Moon – a puppet musical! The creepy party guests (the audience) have already arrived when two vaudeville actors, Sigmund and Edie, enter a mysterious old house to perform at a birthday party.

About Madcap Puppets

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are nationally recognized for engaging and original children’s theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs that include performances, workshops and residencies.

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Friday, July 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Time-travel to the summer of 1817 to delve into Margaretta Varick’s fatal visit to Liberty Hall and learn how the legend of the Gray Lady came to be. 11 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 7-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5 fee includes a ghostly souvenir. Groups of 10 call for an appointment (502) 227-2560. Dates for tours are: July 7, 14, 21 and 28.


Friday, July 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, July 28, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Lion (2016), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Lion (2016) (Rated-PG-13)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2016) (Rated-PG-13)


Saturday, July 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Sunday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pmFast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (Rated-R)

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold.

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1982) (Rated-R)


August 2017

Friday, August 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Stir Krazy, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the fifth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Stir Krazy, a premier dance and party band providing high energy entertainment and quality musicianship. Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


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

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, August 11, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJackie (2016), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Jackie (2016) (Rated-R)

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2016) (Rated-R)


Sunday, August 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pmBonnie and Clyde (1967), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

50th Anniversary. Stars:Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1967)


Friday, August 18, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Lions of Mercury, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the sixth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Lions of Mercury, an awesome rock band playing 70’s funk, rock, and jam music on a mission to change the world with sweet grooves. Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Saturday, August 26, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Capital City Blues & River Festival, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St


Friday, August 25, 7:30 – 10:00 pmA Man Called Ove (2015), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

A Man Called Ove (2015) (Rated-PG-13)

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2015) (Rated-PG-13)


September 2017

Friday, September 1, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, September 1, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Bent Penny Band, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

 

This is the last downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Bent Penny Band, a multi-faceted band that focuses on music genres ranging from Eric Clapton and the Eagles to Elvis, Rock-a-Billy, and originals. Sponsors for the series include United Bank; Jim Beam Brands; Frankfort Convention Center; Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites; Frankfort Plant Board; Frankfort State-Journal; Cap City Communications; and the Kentucky Historical Society.


Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience & watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

Details will be added for the 2017 event in the spring, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities, artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!
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Details from FAF 2016
FREE ART Activities:

– Community project (be pART of the ART at JSP by adding your creativity to our community bench project to be exhibited at JSP!)
— Instrument Petting ZOO, hosted by the Lexington Philharmonic. Make some sweet music exploring a variety of musical instruments from each family at this booth.
– JSP Photo Exhibit by artists who have participated in youth photo club or nature photography workshops this summer taught by Karen Lanier- inside the JSP barn
– Printmaking (Anna Marie Pavlik will guide you through the creation of your own relief print, inspired by nature)
– Book binding (Joanne Price of Starpointe Studio will guide you through the creation of your own book using reclaimed materials)
– Tie dye (Doris Thurber will guide you through tie dyeing – FREE if you bring your own cotton item, or Tshirts are available for $10)Tie dye at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park
– Sticker making fun (create and wear your own stickers)
– Sculpture scavenger hunt (explore JSP in search of sculptures using a full color guide – FREE & WIN art prizes!)
– Camp ARTY Fact activity area presented by the KY Historical Society from 2-4pm
– Learn theater basics at the Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth.
– Get hands on with science and art at the Living Arts and Science Center booth and make some Rocket Sculptures!
– Additional art and craft activities for all ages!
– Anita Bolen will be conducting a wool spinning demonstration throughout the day, stop by and check it out!

Additional FREE FUN:

– Meet the animals at the Salato Wildlife Center booth
– Learn to identify KY native trees and invasive species on a nature walk, led by Frankfort City Arborist, Lorri Grueber
– LIVE MUSIC on the KECU music stage all day long!
– Learn about some great community organizations including The Franklin County Humane Society and the Franklin Co. Arts Council
– Explore JSP on a self guided tour
– Bubble FUN from 3-5pm
– Community Drum Circle at the Turtle Island Drum sculpture at 4pm (bring your own drum or play with one of ours)

glassblowing: Margi Walters blows her own glass ornament under the direction of Louisville glass artist Robert Cheever. You can blow your own ornament at the Fall Arts Festival!


Sunday, September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pmE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (Rated-PG)

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director:Steven Spielberg Writer:Melissa Mathison Stars:Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1982) (Rated-PG)


Sunday, September17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Trails for Tails 5K, at Capital View Park

The race route will take participants past the future site of the new shelter building. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this fun, family friendly event. Register by August 16 and you will receive a T-shirt. We plan to have pizza, prizes, a professional massage therapist, an option to stretch out with professional yoga instructors, and more!

Participation total is $27.50 if paid by August 16, 2017.

For the safety of your pet, we recommend human participants only.

Register online HERE


Saturday, September 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


October 2017

November 2017

December 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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