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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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

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Thursday, June 15, 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 – I Am a Musician, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

try out a variety of instruments and join the marching band. Make your own instrument to entertain your family.

 

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.

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Harptoons: Drawing Cartoon Heroes & Villains, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Draw along with professional artist Steve Harpster as he demonstrates step-by-step how to create your comic book superheroes! Grab your mask and your cape and learn to draw superheroes and villains.

 

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

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 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.

Live Music and Kids eat free, one kid when you buy an adult meal, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Grilling with Caleb, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

This month Caleb covers meat grilling, with particular attention to dry rubs, optimal temperature and tips for best results. This is the first of our 3 summer grilling series!

 

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.

 

 

6:30 – 7:00 pm – Critter Ridder, at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Sneak Preview: Critter ridder class on June 15 At Extension we get lots of questions about how to protect the garden and landscape from four-legged varmints: squirrels, moles, rabbits, groundhogs, raccoon, deer, etc. If you’ve had problems with any of the above (or expect to someday), come hear UK Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Matt Springer talk about how to protect your garden from marauders. The class is on Thursday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. The class will be free, but we expect a crowd, so sign up early by calling 633-4593 or email walt.reichert@uky.

All gardening classes will be held at the Extension office, 1117 Frankfort Road unless otherwise noted.

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

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.

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


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