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Wednesday, June 28, 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.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 3:30 pm, Community Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Master Gardener Class, at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Master Gardener Class #9

Contact Walt Reichert at (502) 633-4593 or walt.reichert@uky.edu for more information.

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 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 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

Admission

(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 am – 12:00 pm – Summer Reading: Bricks for Kids, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Put on your hardhat and head on over to the construction site! LEGO Bricks are used to teach hands-on lessons that are fun and imaginative! Turn in your summer Reading Logs and claim your prize.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Milestones & Meltdowns, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Parent Group for anyone with a child from birth to age 3. Facilitating the group will be Christina Libby of Commonwealth Doula. While your little one is welcome to join, this group is for you, the parent.

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 am – 3:30 pm – Summer Reading: Bricks for Kids, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Put on your hardhat and head on over to the construction site! LEGO Bricks are used to teach hands-on lessons that are fun and imaginative! Turn in your summer Reading Logs and claim your prize.

4:30 pm – Pint Night* When you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine and Whisky Wednesdays, at Capital Cellars. 227 W Broadway. No restaurant fee all day on bottles of wine sold, curated bourbon flights from 5 pm – 8 pm for $15, and buy one get one 1/2 off from 5-8 pm. www.capitalcellars.com or 502.352.2600

5:00 – 6:15 pm – The Light Clinic Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, on Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine-d Down Wednesday, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine Glass Painting, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Everyone needs their own special wine glass to enjoy their favorite Verona Vineyards wine.

Join Verona Vineyard’s artist Rhonda as she walks you through creating two hand decorated wine

Date: 6/28/17
Time: 6:00-8:00
Cost: $20
Contact Rhonda at Studio Rho Entertaining at 859-444-0301 to reserve your spot.

Or register online at www.payit2.com/event/94105

Cost includes a glass of Verona Vineyards wine, two wine glasses and all of your art supplies.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Bike Night, Grill open 5:00 – 9:00 pm …. Open Mic Night 9:00 pm – 12:00 am, $3 Craft beers and Imports, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.


Thursday, June 29, 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 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

10:00 – 11:00 am – Whiz Bang Science Show, at Bridgeport Elementary School, 10 Doctors Drive

Prepare to be amazed by science in action with Dr. Dave! All ages. No registration required.

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.

10:30 – 11:30 am – I Am an Astronaut, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Become an astronaut and explore space. Take a walk on the moon and share a pocketful of glow-in-the-dark stars with family and friends.

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 – Drama Workshop, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Get acting tips from professional actors who are visiting for the special program. For all school age children.

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.

Prodigy Winery Logo

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

5:00 – 8:00 pm – A Bourbon Trip, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, 308 Saint Clair Street

A visual display featuring Kentucky’s Bourbon Distilleries. 5-8 pm is a free reception featuring 3×4 ft gallery canvases of brush/palette knife oil paintings by local artist, David Reed. Celebrate art and Kentucky’s bourbon heritage!

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 – Adult Ballet Classes, at the Frankfort School of Ballet, Free class, beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Thursdays through July 27, Register HERE

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Photography Junior Lessons, at Gogh Crazy, 800 Main Street suite 15, Shelbyville

Photographer lessons for elementary and middle School kids. $100 for 4 lessons. All your little Photographer needs is a tablet or cellphone with a built in camera. We will go over photography basics and editing with free apps. There will be a make up day if needed since it is summer and vacations may conflict. Please message to save your little photog a spot.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Estate Planning Workshop; Don’t Go Broke in the Nursing Home, with Kari Williams, the attorney, at Frankfort Elder Law PLLC, Drinks and light snacks provided. It will cover FAQs and common misconceptions regarding wills and trusts, asset protection, nursing home issues, medicaid, etc. Reservations required; please call 502-219-7371.

6:00 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Whiz Bang Science Show, at Bridgeport Elementary School, 10 Doctors Drive

Prepare to be amazed by science in action with Dr. Dave! All ages. No registration required.

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

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

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


Friday, June 30, 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 – 1:30 pm – Meet Me at the Market, at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Rd, Owenton

Ages 9-18 as of January 1st, 2017, are invited to meet at the Farmer’s Market, purchase fresh produce, then ride to the extension office to prepare recipes with the produce. Cost is $2. Space is limited. Youth must register by calling 502-484-5703.

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 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: KY Leaders, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Do you have what it takes to lead the Commonwealth? Your little leader will enjoy story time with a current Kentucky leader, create their own presidential hat like President Lincoln, and celebrate the addition of their own portraits into the Hall of Governors. Students will further develop their fine-motor skills, practice facial recognition skills, and learn the importance and role of the government.

$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.

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 – Keith Hubbard, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Usual Suspects, 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: Usual Suspects Band – Kentucky
Food Trucks: Laughing Leo’s and Four Moore’s

*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: Bary Frazee, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Open Mic with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

This is your opportunity to take the stage and play that song you have been working on in front of a live audience. Sing, pick, play originals, or cover tunes, whatever you’d like. Singer/Songwriter Ross Donaldson will be providing encouragement and playing a few of his own original songs.

Great Wine, Live Music, Cold Beer and Good Friends. Join us at Verona Vineyards

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

6:00 – 10:00 pm – Midsummer Nights in MidwayMidway, Kentucky

Presented by Grey Goose Restaurants and Graviss McDonald’s Restaurants

A Midway Renaissance Event | www.midwayrenaissance.com

3 Friday Evenings of Music, Food & Local Goods in Beautiful Downtown Midway, KY.

Festivities begin at 6PM
Live Music by the Twiggenbury’s starts at 7PM

* Local Restaurants selling food and beverages
* Local Shops & Street Vendors open late
* Local Non-profits selling food, soft drinks, water
* Kids Activities
* Tiny Tallman 6-8PM
* Bearded Brothers Photo Booth
*Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift as the evening Emcee

Sponsors: Midway Shell & Midway BP
Midway University, Sturgill Turner, Amberway Equine & Sporthorse Properties
Mezzo Italian Cafe and Provisions, The Homeplace at Midway, Kennydid Gallery, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Woodford County, Horse County Cottage
Kentucky Honey Farms, Weisenberger Mils, May & Co., Southern Equine Stables, Holly Hill Inn
The City of Midway

Summer Concert Series Dates:
June 30th- Twiggenbury’s
July 28th- Larry Cory and the Passport Band
August 25th- Stir Krazy

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor: Argo Lynn, 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.

Argo Lynn

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 – 10:00 pm – Jaws (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)

Live music featuring Lions of Mercury, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Get ready for a great night of music on the deck. Come on out and enjoy a delicious dinner and a tasty cocktail.

Special thanks to Bailey Preston for another killer poster design!

Kris Shera, Jonathan Keeler, Jonathon C Livers, Zack Preston, Jaret Ellis

Live music featuring Stillwater, Beer Bar and Grill open 7-10p, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


Saturday, July 1, 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.

 

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

 

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 – 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 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

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.

Click HERE for tickets and more information:

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

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.

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 – Shelbyville Music: Mike Archer, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music with Danny Frazier, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Danny Frazier will be performing at Verona Vineyards on Saturday, 7/1/17 from 5:00-9:00

Come out and join us for a night of live music, award winning wine, cold beer, and good friends.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Circle City Steel Drums, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrew Moore is a steel drum player who covers a wide spectrum of music, from the music of the traditional island songs, songs by Bob Marley, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffet; to jazz, holiday, and movie music.

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.

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


Sunday, July 2, 2017

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.

Click HERE for tickets and more information:

 

1:00 – 9:00 pm – Sunday Bloody Fun Day, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Relax on your Sunday, grab breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with new extended hours, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Take the edge off with the Specialty Bloody Mary Bar. Info HERE

 

2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 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 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

2:00 – 6:00 pm – Carrie Johnson and Taylor Hampton, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Our “Tunes in the Vines” series is back this year as we celebrate our 19th year. A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday afternoons! We have a wide variety of musicians to perform on our Event Barn stage from 2:00pm-4:30pm each Sunday for an afternoon of family friendly entertainment! We help support our many local musicians and hope that you will too! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets! Don’t forget the family and friends…We have the wine!

No reservations required!

 

 

 


Monday, July 3rd, 2017

 

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 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 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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10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Grief Support Group, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Bluegrass Care Navigators are hosting this support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Please contact Susan Johnson to register at sjohnson@bgcarenav.org or call 502-223-1744

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Yoga Basics, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga, 6:40 – 7:40 pm.  306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.comLunch Special, $7.49 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

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.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Minecraft Monday, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Every Monday, the cafe has a dinner special, designed by Chef Annie, for the entire family. Minecrafters of all ages connect to the Coffeetree server and play together! Info HERE

minecraft-monday-at-kentucky-coffeetree-cafe

Bike Night, Grill now open! 5:00 – 9:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

6:00 – 10:00 pm – 2017 Concert Series-Brocephus Live, in the Elk Creek Amphitheater at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

ELK CREEK VINEYARDS WILL BE RAWKIN’ ON JULY 3RD!!! MAKE SURE AND BE THERE. IT’S GOING DOWN!


Tuesday, July 4, 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.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 3:30 pm, Community Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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.

 

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

4:30 pm – Pint Night* When you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine and Whisky Wednesdays, at Capital Cellars. 227 W Broadway. No restaurant fee all day on bottles of wine sold, curated bourbon flights from 5 pm – 8 pm for $15, and buy one get one 1/2 off from 5-8 pm. www.capitalcellars.com or 502.352.2600

5:00 – 6:15 pm – The Light Clinic Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, on Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine-d Down Wednesday, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

8:00 pm – 2:00 am – July 4th Party, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

What’s more American than 2 original bands, one local (Triceratops Jackson) and one nationally touring from New Orleans (Mighty Brother), rocking out the Brick Alley, while simultaneously celebrating the birth of our nation, while the Brick provides a DJ and karaoke!?!! Join us this July 4th for a great evening of fun and debauchery!

Fireworks from Capital View Park beginning at 9:30 pm.


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