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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, June 30th, 2017

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

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Friday, June 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 new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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

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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 – 11:30 am – Yoga, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in yoga class. Classes include breathing exercises, poses and relaxation. We will follow a Yoga workout DVD.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

Any flavored margarita or Sangria Margarita $3.99, and Live music at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: 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.


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