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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, July 7th, 2017

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

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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 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/

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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.


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