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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, June 24th, 2017

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

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Saturday, June 24, 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 – 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)


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

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

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Yard Sale Fundraiser, at the Shelby County Extension Homemakers, 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

The Fun Loving Fillies Homemaker Club will be hosting a yard sale June 24 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Shelby County Extension Office front lawn. You can rent a space for $20 to sell your unwanted treasures.

All proceeds will benefit Operation Catsnip trap, neuter and release program. To rent space, please contact Robin Kenyon at (502) 727-2703. Please come out and support this worthy cause!

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

10:00 am – 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

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Bluegrass Eggfest, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Join us for our unique version of an eggfest in Frankfort. Sample dozens of savory & sweet grilled starters, meats, seafood, veggies & desserts cooked up by egg enthusiasts on the Big Green Egg. Food samplings will be coming off the eggs regularly with an ever-changing array of tasty grilled eats. Our grilling eggsperts will teach & treat you along with featured BBQ champion & guest griller, Jeff Raymond. Come hungry & pace yourself!

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 – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:00 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.

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

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

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Kristen Kuiper, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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

Not your typical Bluegrass duet, Mickey McAdams and Jordan Bennett, as a musical operation are not easily classified.

Cull Hollow was never interested in subscribing to the norms of bluegrass music. Emerging from diverse musical backgrounds, both members of the Kentucky-based duo forged the coalition with determined spirits and a desire to break down any and all barriers that separated them from creating their ideal brand of acoustic music.

Check out some of their great music on their website at https://www.cullhollow.com/

As always, Great Wine, Free Music, Cold Beer, and Good Friends.

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

Any flavor Margarita, Sangria Margarita, or Domestic Beer $3.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

7:00 – 11:30 pm – Lawrenceburg Live! Featuring Stillwater & Driven, Lawrenceburg, KY

$5 Admission
Stillwater 7-9 & Driven 9:30-11:30

The arena is covered so this show will happen, rain or shine! Invite your friends, enjoy the live music from these great bands and enjoy a more mature setting.

***Alcohol sales this night only.

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

Bourbon on Main

DJ Jesse Penn at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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