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Thursday, July 6, 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 – 59th Annual Farm-City Field Day, Hosted by Franklin County Cooperative Extension5932 Mt Zion Rd, Frankfort

Franklin County Farm-City Field Day
Thursday, July 6, 2017
at the Steve Thornton Family Farm
The farm is located at 5932 Mt. Zion Road in Frankfort

Educational tours will begin at 9:00 a.m. and include:

* Vegetable Diseases * Hay Storage and Feeding
* Vulture Management * Forage Production
* Much More!

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

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

Join your pirate friends and sail the high seas. Search for buried treasure, walk the plank and make a pirate hat to wear on your travels.

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 – 5:00 pm – Build a Better Frankfort: Go Fetch!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Teens grades 6-12! Join us to make puppy popsicles and dog toys for the Frankfort Humane Society!

Each week we will be giving back to Frankfort and serving our community. We will serve for an hour each Thursday throughout summer reading. This is a chance for each of you to make a difference in your community. Bring your friends and have an impact on the world.

Meet @ 319 Wapping St. Frankfort KY 40601 at 4pm

If you need any service hours, I would be happy to sign for you when attending these programs.

For more info about what programs we are offering this summer check out website: www.pspl.org

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

5:30 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 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Girlfriends’ Night Out, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Grab your best girlfriends and head out after work to Verona Vineyards to start your weekend early.

Find a seat on the patio and have a glass of wine or two as you watch the sunset and unwind and catch up with your friends.

Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open serving some lighter fair including cheese boards and Chef Craig’s house mad chicken salad.

Enjoy special happy hour prices on all bottle purchases.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Family Lego Night, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Families with kids of all ages, join us for Lego fun for the entire family. Come build and play! Registration is not required.

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Film Discussion Group: Chimes at Midnight, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Chimes at Midnight directed by Orson Welles

The Film Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of every month. Each group member receives a copy of that month’s film to watch at home. At our meeting, we will then discuss things we liked, things we didn’t like, and everything in between. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665 x109 or ernie@pspl.org.

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

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, July 7, 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 – 11:00 am – Build a Better Community: Cove Spring Clean-Up, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Take a walk through the creek at Cove Spring Park, and help clean up debris and trash. Please wear shoes that can get wet. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is required and begins June 5.

This program will meet at Cove Spring Park. In case of inclement weather, check the Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Facebook page for information about program cancellations.

Click here to register for Build a Better Community: Cove Spring Clean-Up

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 – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Looking for some summer fun with the kids? Make a reservation for our Gray Lady Family Ghost Tours every Friday in July!

Tours start at 11 a.m. on the steps of Liberty Hall.

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.

Suitable for ages 7-10, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5. Call(502) 227-2560 for reservations.

The first tour is this Friday, so make your reservation today!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Native Kentuckians, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Before there were craft supply stores, people used materials they found in nature.

$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 by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

Join KHS as we investigate the very first Kentuckians and how they used the resources of the Bluegrass. Your little time traveler will have the chance to explore our gallery and get a taste of life as a Native American by creating jewelry and instruments made only of materials they find. Students will discover the importance of natural resources, develop problem solving and critical thinking skills, and learn to identify and create patterns.

 

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 – Nate Jones, 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 High Five, 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: High Five
Food Trucks: Napa Prime

*Musicians will be performing on the patio. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.

6:00 – 8:30 pm – Jeff Barnes Band, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Parrot Head Party, Patio Party by the Fountain

Party Time on the covered patio by the Fountains !

Blues,Rock,New Country,and tons of original music of all types. Great food and drink specials. Bring everyone to this family friendly event!

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: The Retro Vibes, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Aficionado and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come select your favorite award winning Verona Vineyards wine or craft beer and have Straus Tobacconist Jim Clark make a cigar recommendation to enhance the flavor.

Cost $20.00

Includes two drinks and your choice of one cigar.

Additional drinks and cigars available for purchase a la carte.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

7:00 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.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – United 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.

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

 

Live music featuring the Wes Soard Band. Beer Bar, 7:00-10:00 pm. Grill Open, 6:00-10:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

 


Saturday, July 8, 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 – 4:00 pm – CCDW Class, at Anderson Christian Church, 1631 Bypass South, Lawrenceburg

This is the required class to obtain your Kentucky CCDW license. It is taught by a state certified instructor who must follow all the KRS laws. You will learn such things as the KRS that govern the CCDW, use of force, proper storage and safety while at home or carrying. At the conclusion of the class you will be required to pass a written open book test, completed a live fire portion, and learn about cleaning firearms. This is a basic gun safety course and will last roughly 7 hours. You need to bring a weapon, 50 rounds of ammo, ear and eye protection, and a pen to class. Limited seating available so sign up early.

Anyone putting a deposit down to hold their place will receive a $5 gift certificate to Fully Loaded‘s Gun Shop good on a purchase of $50 or more.

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

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Salt Dough Maps of KY, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about Kentucky’s geography by making a physical map with handmade play dough. Build up the Appalachian Mountains, paint the regions, carve the rivers and label the state’s capital, Frankfort.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 4-7 Younger are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult

Space is limited. Please register by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Workshops: Build Better Snacks, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Cook up some fun making healthy snacks with the Franklin County Health Department. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Click here to register for Family Workshops: Build Better Snacks

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:

 

1:30 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: Erisa Kopp, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – July Session, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – July

for Teens and Adults

Immerse yourself in the natural world and express the wonders and delights you find there through photography. Don’t let gadgets get in your way! Learn to use your camera as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important.

You may want to register for more than one (offered monthly) so you can build on the work, ideas and skills you develop each month.

This workshop will provide:

* one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera effectively

* fun and inspirational nature connection activities

* exploration of the park with technical support nearby

* print making with plant materials

Workshop Fee

$50 which includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies, such as photo paper for making sunprints, etc. Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Supplies & Equipment

Participants may use their own digital camera or borrow a Canon Powershot A800 (digital point-and-shoot). If you use your own camera, please make sure to charge your battery, bring an extra battery, and have available memory on your card. If you have a user’s manual for your camera, please bring it.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors regardless of the weather. Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on JSP’s Facebook page and website.

Instructor 

Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator. She has led youth photography classes since 2011, and reminds everyone to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity.

For more information, please email JSP through our contact page on our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Live music with Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Keith Rodgers will be playing from 5:00-8:00.

Come enjoy our Award Winning Wines, cold craft beer, good food, and great friends.

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

Jeffrey Ziehm performs acoustic tunes from the 70’s 80’s to current pop, rock, country and original 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.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Harmonic Dilemma, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Join us for the 2nd annual Rhythm & Roots Summer Vineyard Concert Series. These family friendly concerts take place on the Peach Family Farm set against the backdrop of Prodigy’s vineyards and Central Kentucky’s finest horse farms. We invite local, very talented musicians to perform on our outdoor stage. Enjoy a night of music and food with Prodigy’s award winning wine or beer with family and friends!

Concerts take place on Saturday’s from June-September.

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery will be providing the food on concert night. The menu will change for each concert but guests will have their choice of meat, two sides, salad, and a non-alcoholic drink ticket.

$25.00 per person ticket includes your food ticket, drink ticket and cover for the concert for those that purchase before the event. $30.00 at the gate.
$10.00 per person for cover for those who do not want a meal.

Wine Club members receive discounted admission and priority seating.

Reserved seating is available by calling the winery prior to the day of the concert.

This is a family friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc, for comfortable concert viewing.

Events are rain or shine. There will be designated smoking areas.

Coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – HI-5, at Miguel’s Restaurant, 1530 Versailles Rd

Come ROCK with us! You are gonna LOVE IT!!! NO COVER!!! Hi-5’s members are Tim Riggs…Lead Vocal; Mike Weir…Bass, Lead and Back Vocals; Jeff Myers…Guitar and Back Vocals; Bill Torsell…Drums; David Lee Hinkle…Keyboards

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

Bourbon on Main

Stone Soup, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Stone Soup returns to the Brick Alley! Come party with us as we bring our rocking blues back to the brick!


Sunday, July 9, 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 – 4:00 pm – Live Music with MJ Stallings, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter MJ Stallings will be playing the patio (weather permitting) on Sunday, July 9th from 1:00-4:00.

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 – Jeff Barnes Band, 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 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm 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 10, 2017

Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Summer Kids Clay Camp 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.

Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: I Am Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join us as we continue to celebrate the 225th Anniversary of Kentucky becoming a state, as we look at the people that have made Kentucky what it is today.

Teacher: Jody Jaques

Students will work in teams to engage in the creation of artwork, stories, and videos that show how they are a part of Kentucky’s great story. The student’s work will join the work of older students, completed during the Spring Break camp session, and become a central element of our summer camp art display, “Generations” with elements of their artwork featured in our galleries.

Camp ArtyFact Rates | Scholarship & Financial Aid Information | Registration Form

Monday – Friday, July 10 – 14, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Designer Challenge: Children’s History Museum, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

July 10-14 | Ages 6-8

You are the boss, and it’s time to redesign our museum for a new audience; kids like you!

Teacher: Sara Brown

You are the boss, and it’s time to redesign our museum for a new audience; kids like you! Students will dig deep into this designer challenge by exploring the techniques and content displayed in our museum. They will then focus on creating a new model for a history museum, designed by and for kids. They will present their ideas to a team of “museum consultants” on the final day of camp.

Camp ArtyFact Rates | Scholarship & Financial Aid Information | Registration Form

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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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.com

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.

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Hands-on Workshops for Tweens: Build with 100, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Tweens in grades 3-5, what can you make with 100 different things? Grab your thinking caps for this fun building challenge. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Click here to register for Hands-on Workshops for Tweens: Build with 100

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Water! Water Everywhere! VBS, at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair, for children who have completed kindergarten – 5th grade. 5:00-8:00 pm through Thursday, July 13. Register at fbcfrankfort.info

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Kindergarten 1-2-3, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Help your child prepare for kindergarten. We have fun activities designed to practice colors, shapes, numbers, letters, and more! For more information and to register, call 502-484-3450.

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

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Bike Night, Grill open! 5:00 – 9:00 pm, Karaoke Night, 9:00 pm – 12 am, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Create a Better World Art Series: Calligraphy, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Teens in grades 6-12, explore beautiful hand-lettering techniques! Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Click here to register for Create a Better World Art Series: Calligraphy

6:30 – 8:00 pm – LEGO Night for Adults ONLY, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Remember when LEGOs weren’t just for stepping on? Re-live your childhood during an adults-only night of building and creativity with the Library’s LEGO collection!

Register online: http://bit.ly/legonight2
For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

This events is for adults. When the kids saw that the adults had a LEGO night, they asked for one, too! We will host Family Lego Night on Thursday, July 6, at 6:30 pm for everyone to come and play.

 


Tuesday, July 11, 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 Market, at River View Park Pavillion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

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 – 2:00 pm – Frankfort/Franklin County 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

 

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 – 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!

This is a school age program suitable for grades K-8.

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Core Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Tai Chi, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Children’s Yoga, 5:00 – 5:50 pm, Gentle Basics Lionflow Yoga, 5:15 – 5:50 pm, Flow One Intermediate Lionflow/Vinyasa Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  306 W Main St., Third Floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Bridge, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join this informal group of Bridge enthusiasts. Beginners welcome!

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 – 6:00 pm – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

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7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

 


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