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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, June 16th, 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 16, 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: Coming to Kentucky, at the  Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

$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).

Do you have what it would take to travel to Kentucky before there were roads, railroads and airplanes? Could you have made the trip with Daniel Boone? Your little explorer will discover just how much a boat can hold, what types of plants early frontiersmen would have encountered, and how to use Kentucky native plants as both inspiration, like Paul Sawyier, and utensils! Students will work on developing their fine-motor and art skills, play with buoyancy and weight, and learn about the importance of native plants and gardening.


11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Frankfort Chamber Golf Outing, at Juniper Hill Golf Course, Juniper Hills Park, 800 Louisville Road

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


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.

5:15 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

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

Elk Creek Vineyards 2


6:00 – 8:30 pm – Kings Center Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction, at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Avenue

The Kings Center and the Kings of Kindness present: A Barbecue fit for a King! Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. Caterer: Hill of Beans Catering. Tickets – $30 or 4 for $100. Proceeds benefit after school programming for South Frankfort youth. If you can’t attend consider making a donation to help continue the work for these youth. For more information call The Kings Center at 502-227-8010.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Stone Soup, 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: Stone Soup
Food Trucks: Pollo Food Truck

*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: Kari Lynch, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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.


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


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


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

Kentucky Employees Credit Union
West Sixth Brewing



6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor: Nate Jones, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.

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.

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.

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.

7:30 – 10:00 pm – Manchester 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)

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

Bourbon on Main

Eddie Barber with Off the Wagon plus Beer Bar and Grill open 7-10p, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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

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