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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 – 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!


Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 – 7:00 pm – GIANT Summer Book Sale (Friends Preview Day ONLY), at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Summer Book Sale
June 20-24
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day


Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Painting in the Garden, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

This is a RAIN DATE RESCHEDULE from the June 15th Workshop

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.


Tuesday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Kayak Fishing 101, at Salato Wildlife Education Center1 Sportsman’s Ln

The second of a 3 part series. We will be on the lower pond at the Salato wildlife center starting at 6pm. CKY will have staff on hand to teach some important kayak skills needed to catch the most fish! As well KY Fish and Wildlife will be there to help hone fishing skills. Then we will combine those skills on the water!


Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – GIANT Summer Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Summer Book Sale
June 20-24
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day


Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Family Program: Frontier Games, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Pioneer children had no video games, television, movies, theme parks… so what did they do for fun?!

$10 per family (Members receive a $5 savings on each registration)

Activities are best for ages 6-10, but all ages are welcome.
Space is limited. Please register at least three days before this event by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

Using items from KHS’ collections as inspiration, homeschool students and families will explore the creative ways frontier kids entertained themselves. In the pioneer spirit, they will use recycled materials to create simple toys and games.


Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – GIANT Summer Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Summer Book Sale
June 20-24
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day


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


Thursday, June 22, 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Build a Better Frankfort Series: We Care Kits, at the Frankfort Police Department, 300 W 2nd Street

Teens grades 6-12 let’s give back to our community together. Help assemble “We Care Kits” for the Frankfort Police Department. Registration is not required.


Thursday, June 22, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – 2nd Annual Summer Series Pool Party, at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd

We are having our 2nd annual pool party series. Open to the public. please RSVP HERE to the event. Thanks and we hope to see you there.


Friday, June 23, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm – 33rd Annual Kentucky Archives Institute, at the Kentucky State Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Rd

The 33rd annual Kentucky Archives Institute is scheduled for June 23rd, 2017 at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort. The Institute, sponsored by the Friends of Kentucky Public Archives, Inc. and the Kentucky State Archives, provides information for scholars, general researchers, and genealogists interested in archival research.

Featured speakers at this year’s event include Dr. Richard Taylor, Historian; Kandie Adkinson, Secretary of State’s Land Office; and Walter Bowman and David Kirkpatrick, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

Registration information can be found at the link below:
http://kdla.ky.gov/

…/Docum…/2017%20Archives%20Institute.docx

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Patterson at 502.564.8321 or jennifer.patterson@ky.gov


Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – GIANT Summer Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Summer Book Sale
June 20-24
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day


Friday, June 23, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Kentucky Traditions, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Quilting, gardening, horse racing; whatever tradition it may be, your little historian will be challenged to think about the connections between the past and present.

$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 at least three days before this event by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

Through examining some of the quilts in our collection,designing their very own jockey silks, and thinking about what they love most about where they live, your little one will learn all that makes Kentucky so special. Students will further their understanding of pattern making and recognition and begin developing their visual literacy skills.


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 23, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – GIANT Summer Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Summer Book Sale
June 20-24
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, June 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, June 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, June 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, June 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day


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!


Thursday, June 29, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Build a Better World: History and Science of Flight, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The show is going to focus on the Engineering of Flight. I will talk about some basic principles of engineering and go through a brainstorming exercise to get the minds working. I will introduce the Montgolfier brothers and their contributions to lighter than air flight and we will make a lighter than air balloon. Next we will explore the advances that the Wright brothers made in powered flight and examine propeller powered flight. The last part will talk about rocket science and the advances that are currently being made to drastically reduce the cost of space flight. The physics behind flight will be explained so that all can understand and apply to other applications.


Thursday, June 29, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – The Laramie Project, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Members of the Frankfort Performing Arts Ensemble will perform selections from The Laramie Project. Written by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project, this play chronicles the reaction to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21 year-old, gay, University of Wyoming student. Denounced as a hate crime, this event brought attention to the lack of hate crime legislation in many states.

For more information on this LGBT Pride Month event, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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


Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – The Market June, St. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at the FIRST “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


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

Saturday, July 1, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


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

Liberty Hall will open its doors to the community on Tuesday, July 4th to welcome the public to its annual free community event, An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Special guest Abigail Quammen, Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen, will be on hand to lead a sing-a-long and other activities will include children’s games with prizes, old-fashioned lawn games, intended for all age levels. A scavenger hunt inside Liberty Hall will entertain the kids and be a way to get to know one of Frankfort’s most iconic historic sites.

Free watermelon and lemonade will be on hand, and you can have your photo taken with Mr. Froggy from 104.9 FM. Beat the heat with a “run through the sprinklers” as Liberty Hall once again will turn on its large irrigation system on the lawn of the Orlando Brown House.

Returning this year is the Patriotic Pedal Parade. The community is encouraged to decorate their bicycles, wagons, children’s strollers, and any other non-motorized vehicle and enter them in the contest for a chance to win special prizes. The parade will be at 2:30 p.m., so be sure to get to the staging area in front of Liberty Hall by 2:15 p.m.

Bring a blanket and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the grounds of Liberty Hall, a National Historic Landmark, and former home of Senator John Brown.

Admission to the event is free, and is sponsored by CapCity Communications and Froggy 104.9 FM. For more information, call Liberty Hall at (502) 227-2560, visit www.libertyhall.org


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, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Frankfort/Franklin County Community Career and Job Fair, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street

The Kentucky Capital Development Corporation (KCDC) is collaborating with community and statewide partners to host the Frankfort/Franklin County Community Career and Job Fair,Tuesday, July 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street.

If your business or organization is interested in participating, please go to the link below to access the information and registration forms.

For more information or to submit your application for booth space, contact Terri Bradshaw terribradshaw@kycapitaldevelopment.com or Laura Warren at kcdc@kycapitaldevelopment.com , 109 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601 502-226-5611 phone or 502-226-1732 fax.

Link to downloadable forms  http://www.kycapitaldevelopment.com/News.aspx


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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