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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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July 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


Monday, July 10, 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


Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 7:30 pmCreate 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


Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 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, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Frankfort/Franklin County Community 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


Tuesday, July 11, 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.


Tuesday, July 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Tuesdays at the Park: Tools of the Trade, at Lakeview Park, 112 Park Ave

Kids in preschool (ages 4+)-5th grade, put on your tool belt and join in the fun of building with carpentry tools with J.W. Blackburn, carpentry instructor at FCCTC Registration is not required.

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

Check out the Summer Reading magazine for more information on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Park!


Tuesday, July 11, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Build Better Sportsmanship Series: Tennis, at East Frankfort Park, 315 Hickory Drive

Learn all about the fast-paced sport of tennis, and improve your skills! This program is for teens in grades 6-12. Registration is not required.

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


Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Wednesdays at the Park: Water Fun Games, at Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Rd

Kids in preschool (ages 4+)-5th grade, Make a splash with us in this water-filled program. Participants should bring a towel. Registration is not required.

This program will be held at Juniper Hill Park. In case of inclement weather, check the Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Facebook page for information about program cancellations.

Check out the Summer Reading magazine for more information on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Park!


Wednesday, July 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Family Program: At Home on the Kentucky Frontier, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

$10* per family
Activities are best for ages 6-10, but all ages are welcome. *Members receive a $5 savings on each registration

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

What was life like for families who settled in early Kentucky? Using artifacts from KHS’ collection as inspiration, home school students and families will imagine that they are pioneers and explore essential items frontier families had to make for survival.


Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 – 7:30 pmSearching for Family History, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Search for your ancestors in millions of historical records using FamilySearch.org.

Discover your place in history by preserving your genealogy online. See what others have contributed and share your family story. Whether you have just started researching your family roots or have worked with family history for years we encourage you to join us as Mark Kinnaird discusses the different attributes of this free genealogy database.

Sower Board Room
No registration required


Thursday, July 13, 10:00 – 11:00 amJuggling Up a Ladder with Paul Kelly, at Westridge Elementary, 200 Oak Ridge Drive

Juggler Paul Kelly will astonish the audience with his amazing, gravity-defying feats!


Thursday, July 13, 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Build a Better Frankfort: Let’s Clean Up Downtown, at Franklin County Fiscal Court, 321 W Main St

Teens in grades 6-12, take and help clean up Frankfort! Work alongside the Division of Waste Management and the City of Frankfort’s Clean Team. Registration is not required.

This program will meet at the Franklin County Fiscal Court. In case of inclement weather, check the Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Facebook page for information about program cancellations.


Thursday, July 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Book Discussion: Loving Frank, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us to discuss Nancy Horan’s historical fiction novel that centers on Mamah Borthwick Cheney’s scandalous relationship with the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

This event is free to the public. Adults, please register online before stopping by the Check Out Desk to pick up your copy of the book. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/pspllovingfrank


Thursday, July 13, 6:30 – 7:30 pmJuggling Up a Ladder with Paul Kelly, at Westridge Elementary, 200 Oak Ridge Drive

Juggler Paul Kelly will astonish the audience with his amazing, gravity-defying feats!


Thursday, July 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – 2nd Annual Summer Series Pool Party, at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd

We are having our 2nd annual pool party series. Open to the public. please RSVP HERE to the event. Thanks and we hope to see you there.


Friday, July 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Build a Better Community: Pack the Pantry, at the Emergency Community Food Pantry Warehouse, 102 Lakeview Ct.

Stock the shelves of the Emergency Community Food Pantry of Franklin County. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is required and begins June 5.

This program will meet at 102 Lakeview Court.

Click here to register for Build a Better Community: Pack the Pantry


Friday, July 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Coming to Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Do you have what it would take to travel to Kentucky before there were roads, railroads and airplanes? Could you have made the trip with Daniel Boone?

$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.

Coming to Kentucky was no easy feat for the frontiers men and women, and your little explorer will be given the opportunity to see if they have what it takes to travel with the likes of Daniel Boone. Join KHS as we discover just how much a boat can hold, what types of plants early frontiersmen would have encountered, and how to use Kentucky native plants as both inspiration, like Paul Sawyier, and utensils! Students will work on developing their fine-motor and art skills, play with buoyancy and weight, and learn about the importance of native plants and gardening.


Friday, July 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

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!


Friday, July 14, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, July 14, 7:30 – 10:00 pmGrease (1978), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Grease (1978) (Rated-PG-13)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(1978) (Rated-PG-13)


Saturday, July 15, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmSaturday Workshop: Spinning Wool, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Practice the pioneer pastime of carding and spinning wool. Take inspiration to create your own your own fiber art and weaving from our fiber collection.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 8+

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


Saturday, July 15, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Workshops: Build It If You Can, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Build boats, bridges, and towers!! See if your family can build the strongest and tallest structure! Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Off the Grid with the Boones, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 6-8

Could you survive in the wilderness like the pioneering families of early Kentucky?

Teacher: Megan Sauter

Students will work in teams to build a homestead inspired by tools and skills of the past, use modern sustainable gardening techniques and building crude and complex shelters for survival. Plan for students to get a little dirty and muddy. (This class was so much fun with our older students during Spring Break that we redesigned it for younger students.)

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


Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Chinn Maker’s Space, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 9-12

Step into “Chinn’s Cave” to design, problem solve, and make small and large play artillery inspired by the work of Kentucky’s most infamous maker, Col. George M. Chinn.

Teacher: Jody Jaques

Students will interview our exhibit and collections curators, Julie Kemper and Bill Bright to learn about the Col. Chinn exhibition they are designing, that will open at the Kentucky Military History Museum later this year. Includes a behind the scenes trip to our weapons vault, and daily trips to our temporary State Arsenal workspace.

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


Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Fairy Camp, at the Frankfort School of Ballet, 340 Saint Clair St

Ages 5-9
July 17-21, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
$125/week

Join FSB for a fun and exciting half-day program for young dancers! Participants will make fairy crafts, eat fairy snacks, and create a fairy dance performance to be shown to friends and family on the last day of camp. Wear ballet clothes or play clothes or fairy clothes! No prior dance experience required!
Sign up at www.frankfortballet.com or call (502)226-6443.

Returning students sign up through your Customer Portal at https://app.jackrabbitclass.com/portal/ppLogin.asp?id=508470


Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 9:00 am – 4:15 pmLexington Children’s Theatre Workshop, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Workshops will be 9 am to 4:15 pm everyday. Campers need to provide their own lunch and snacks. Price for workshop is $175. For more information call the Box Office Monday through Friday 10-3 at 502-352-7469.


Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Celebrating Kentucky State Parks, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

 Ages 6-8

The beautiful landscapes and state parks of Kentucky will be our inspiration for this weeklong camp.

Teacher: Jody Jaques

Students will create painted landscapes, graphic displays and learn about ways they can enjoy the tranquil natural beauty of our state parks. This camp includes a hike to Frankfort’s own Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill, and to Riverview Park for inspiration. Students will also find inspiration in the work of Kentucky artists who have been inspired by the parks and natural settings of our state.

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


Monday – Friday, July 17 – 21, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Down by the River, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 9-12

There are more miles of running water in Kentucky than any other state, except Alaska.

Teacher: Kelly Gunn

Students will explore and create stories, historical characters, music and art inspired by the streams, creeks, and rivers of our state. Together they will plan an end of the week river party to be celebrated at Frankfort’s own River View park, complete with safe water games, miniature boat races and more.

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


Monday, July 17, 4:30 – 5:30 pmHands-on Workshops for Tweens: Totally Tie-Dyed, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Tweens in grades 3-5, make something colorful: tie-dye t-shirts! Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Click here to register for Hands-on Workshops for Tweens: Totally Tie-Dyed


Monday, July 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pmCreate a Better World Art Series: Watercolor, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Teens in grades 6-12, discover new techniques in watercolor painting. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

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


Tuesday, July 18, 10:00 – 11:00 am – The Misty Mountain String Band, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair Street

MMSB draws influence from old-time music such as Americana, bluegrass and songs of working people. MMSB has universal appeal, combining high energy with charismatic storytelling and a warm, conversational attitude.


Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Tuesdays at the Park: Sprinklers in the Sun, at Capitol View Park, Corner of St Hwy 676 & Glenn’s Creek Road

Kids in preschool (ages 4+)-5th grade, escape from the heat as we run through the sprinklers. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Registration is not required.

This program will be held at Capitol View Park. In case of inclement weather, check the Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Facebook page for information about program cancellations.

Check out the Summer Reading magazine for more information on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Park!


Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Build Better Sportsmanship: Archery, at Cove Spring Archery Park, 100 Cove Spring Road

Draw your bow and take aim! Join us for an introduction to archery. This program is for teens in grades 6-12. Registration is not required.

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.


Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 – 8:00 pmA Walk Along Wapping, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join John Downs, Curator of Historic Sites for Frankfort’s Parks Department, as he leads a walking tour of Wapping Street’s architectural history.

Please register for this free event online or at the library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/awalkalongwapping


Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Backyard Bugs, Birds & Butterflies, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Make a nature journal, play backyard dominoes, take a wildlife walk in the garden with Hannah Helm, and pot a butterfly-friendly native plant to take home. 10 a.m. at Liberty Hall. For ages 5-8. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 for children. Fee includes supplies and a snack. Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560.

 


Wednesday, July 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Wednesdays at the Park: Creative Construction, at Juniper Hill Park, 800 Louisville Rd

Kids in preschool (ages 4+)-5th grade, be creative as you build a structure using cups, generate power using a balloon, and create other unique construction projects. Registration is not required.

This program will be held at Juniper Hill Park. In case of inclement weather, check the Paul Sawyier Public Library Youth Services Facebook page for information about program cancellations.

Check out the Summer Reading magazine for more information on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Park!


Wednesday, July 19, 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Food for Thought: PTSD and Civil War Veterans, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Lt. Robert Buffum, a Medal of Honor recipient, brought the Civil War home with him. Alcoholism, domestic violence and legal trouble led him to be jailed, hospitalized and to commit suicide.

Buffum knew the war caused what today we would call PTSD, but he never regretted his service. Dr. Patrick Lewis will use Buffum’s example to explore the psychological effects of the war on its veterans.

Admission: $25 for KHS members; $30 for other patrons
Reservations required by July 15. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408.


Thursday, July 20, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Animal Homes with Silly Safaris, at Second Street School, 506 W 2nd St

Meet some amazing animals, and learn about their homes with Amazon John!

This program will be held at Second Street School and will be presented at 10am and 6:30pm. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.


Thursday, July 20, 2:00 3:45 pmHeritageQuest: Finding Your Ancestors Online, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

This class will show the hobbyist genealogist about using this helpful database to uncover census records, genealogy books, local history articles, Revolutionary War records, and more.

No registration required.
Sower Board Room

 


Thursday, July 20, 4:00 – 5:00 pmBuild a Better Frankfort Series: Clean the Creek, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Teens in grades 6-12, enjoy a nature walk while keeping one of our beautiful creeks clean with Frankfort Parks and Recreation. Registration is not required.

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


Thursday, July 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Calling Me Home, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Thursday, July 20, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Animal Homes with Silly Safaris, at Second Street School, 506 W 2nd St

Meet some amazing animals, and learn about their homes with Amazon John!

This program will be held at Second Street School and will be presented at 10am and 6:30pm. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.


Friday, July 21, 10:00 – 11:00 amBuild a Better Community: Helping Hands, at the Franklin County Public Health Center, 851 East-West Connector

Help create special kits that will be delivered to new moms by the HANDS Program of the Franklin County Health Department. Families with children of all ages are welcome. Registration is required and begins June 5.

This program will meet at the Franklin County Public Health Center, 851 East-West Connector.

Click here to register for Build a Better Community: Helping Hands


Friday, July 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Kentucky Traditions, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Quilting, gardening, horse racing; whatever tradition it may be, your little historian will be challenged to think about the connections between the past and present.

$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.

Through examining some of the quilts in our collection,designing their very own jockey silks, and thinking about what they love most about where they live, your little one will learn all that makes Kentucky so special. Students will further their understanding of pattern making and recognition and begin developing their visual literacy skills.


Friday, July 21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

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!


Friday, July 21, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert w/ Kentucky Wild Horse and Stone Soup, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

Kentucky Wild Horse

Stone Soup (KY)

This is the fourth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Kentucky Wild Horse, a band that plays roots music from Kentucky traditions – old time, bluegrass, fiddle tunes, hillbilly swing, and original songs, and Stone Soup (KY), a band that plays a mix of classic rock and rockin’ blues from the 70’s to the 90’s. 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.


Saturday, July 22, 9:30 – 11:00 am – Breakfast with a Book: The Great Gatsby, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, July 22, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmSaturday Workshop: Maker Space: Inertia, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Take a look at our collection of cars then design and build your own car with recyclable materials. Test its speed and distance with different forms of power.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 5+

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


Saturday, July 22, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshops: Build a Better Yard Habitat, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Create a more diverse environment for birds, bees, and other pollinators with the Woods and Water Land Trust. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 5.

Click here to register for Family Workshops: Build a Better Yard Habitat


Monday – Friday, July 24 – 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Summer Clay Camps 3, 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 24 – 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Gather Around the Table, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 6-8

There is no better place to enjoy the rich stories and flavors of Kentucky, than gathered around the table.

Teacher: Jaimie Humbert

Students will research, plan, and prepare a family style meal of rich foods and tales to tell, and celebrate the end of the summer with a meal together sharing fascinating stories of Kentucky lore and legend. Each student will learn about and be prepared to share a story of their favorite Kentucky character through the medium of their choice.

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


Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Project History Runway: Handmade Vintage or Hand-Me-Downs, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 9-12

In this year’s installment, students will explore handmade fashions and the importance of hand-me-downs or “vintage” fashions.

Teacher: Sara Brown

Design and display your own fashions inspired by the clothing and accessories in the vast collections of the Kentucky Historical Society. Almost no sewing is required as students use a variety of materials to design modern fashions and present their fashions to an audience of family, friends and museum guests during a fantastic fashion show presented at 4 pm. on the last day.

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


Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Happy Birthday Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 6-8

We will end as it began, by planning and presenting an awesome birthday party celebrating Kentucky’s 225th birthday.

Teacher: Sara Brown

We will end as it began, by planning and presenting an awesome birthday party celebrating Kentucky’s 225th birthday. Our littlest campers will help us end the summer with a bang! Students will create a commonwealth of decorations, plan Kentucky themed games, make crafty gifts, and decorate cupcakes for the party that they will throw on the last day of camp for the summer.

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


Monday – Friday, July 24 – 28, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact: Escape from the Kentucky Military History Museum, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ages 9-12

Can you escape? Students will work in teams to create and solve historically charged challenges created by the other team.

Teacher: Jaimie Humbert

If you love puzzles, brainteasers, and mysteries, this is the class for you! Students will spend lots of time designing challenges in our Kentucky Military History Museum located in the former State Arsenal. Secret codes of the Civil War, mysterious objects from our collections and interesting historical characters from Kentucky history will inspire the challenges.

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


Tuesday, July 25, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Madcap Puppets, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Madcap Puppets

Jumpin Over the Moon – a puppet musical! The creepy party guests (the audience) have already arrived when two vaudeville actors, Sigmund and Edie, enter a mysterious old house to perform at a birthday party.

About Madcap Puppets

Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, we are nationally recognized for engaging and original children’s theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs that include performances, workshops and residencies.

Tickets $5 or purchase a season pass (all 6 live events) for $20!


Wednesday, July 26, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Family Program: Frontier Fun and Games, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Pioneer children had no video games, television, movies, theme parks… so what did they do for fun?!

$10 per family (Members receive a $5 savings on each registration)
Activities are best for ages 6-10, but all ages are welcome.

Space is limited. Please register at least three days before this event by calling 502-564-1792 or email KHSyouth@ky.gov.

Using items from KHS’ collections as inspiration, homeschool students and families will explore the creative ways frontier kids entertained themselves. In the pioneer spirit, they will use recycled materials to create simple toys and games.


Thursday, July 27, 10:00 – 11:00 amThe Big Show with Cincinnati Circus, at Hearn Elementary, 300 Copperleaf Blvd

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a One Ring Circus featuring stilt walkers, magicians, acrobats, and more!

This program will be held at Hearn Elementary and will be presented at 10am and 6:30pm. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.


Thursday, July 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pmThe Big Show with Cincinnati Circus, at Hearn Elementary, 300 Copperleaf Blvd

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a One Ring Circus featuring stilt walkers, magicians, acrobats, and more!

This program will be held at Hearn Elementary and will be presented at 10am and 6:30pm. All ages are welcome and registration is not required.


Friday, July 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little HIstorians: Kentucky 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.


Friday, July 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Gray Lady Family Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

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!


Friday, July 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, July 28, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – The Market July, 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 Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Friday, July 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Old Capitol Community Concert featuring Jonell Mosser, Frankfort Pearson, and Frankfort Mayor Bill May, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Part 1 of 2 of the

Jammin’ in July Weekend

in Frankfort, KY!!!

This concert is sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union


Friday, July 28, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Lion (2016), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Lion (2016) (Rated-PG-13)

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Stars: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2016) (Rated-PG-13)


Saturday, July 29, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmSaturday Workshop: Quill & Ink, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

What is your role as a good citizen at home, in the classroom and the community? Write a letter with a feather quill and ink. Create your own feather pen to take home.

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 8+

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


Saturday, July 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Saturday, July 29, 3:00 – 10:00 pm – 12th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival, at Millville Community Center, Millville, KY

12th ANNUAL
KENTUCKY HEARTWOOD
MUSIC FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:00 to 10:00 pm
Rain or Shine

Join Kentucky Heartwood for a one-of-a-kind festival featuring a youth music contest, art exhibitors, children’s activities, a chalk drawing competition, hands-on workshops, a folk dance, and entertainment by original bands Nicholas Penn and Heath & Molly.

We can’t wait to see you at this amazing gathering of people!

Registration fee for the music competition is $10.00 per act.

Admission fee for all others is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under are free. All workshops are free with registration.

Directions: From Lexington: take US 60 to Versailles. Turn right on US 60 Bypass toward Frankfort. Go 4 miles; turn left on 1685S. After 1 mile bear right on 2331W; after ½ mile turn right onto 1659N; Millville Community Center is 3 miles ahead on left. 

From Frankfort take US 60 towards Versailles. Just past the I-64 Interchange turn right on 1681W; after 2 ½ miles go left on 1659 S. Millville Com. Center is 1 ½ m ahead on right.

Google Maps will not show the Millville Community Center in the correct place. If you want to use Google Maps to help you out, use the address 6715 McCracken Pike and it “should” get you there. 

Youth music contest registration is live on our website, with more info coming soon: http://www.kyheartwood.org/music-fest.html

 

 


Saturday, July 29, 6:00 – 11:00 pm – Riverside Concert featuring Twist of Fate & Stillwater, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 East Main Street

Part 2 of 2 of the

Jammin’ in July Weekend

in Frankfort, KY!!!

This concert is sponsored by Buffalo Trace Distillery and hosted by Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism

Vendors Available:

West Sixth Brewery

Taylor Belle’s Ice Cream

Burgers & Dogs


Sunday, July 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pmFast Times at Ridgemont High (1982), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (Rated-R)

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Stars Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Judge Reinhold.

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1982) (Rated-R)


August 2017

Thursday, August 3, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – 2nd Annual Summer Series Pool Party, at Juniper Hill Aquatic Center, 800 Louisville Rd

We are having our 2nd annual pool party series. Open to the public. please RSVP HERE to the event. Thanks and we hope to see you there.


Friday, August 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Stir Krazy, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the fifth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Stir Krazy, a premier dance and party band providing high energy entertainment and quality musicianship. 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.


Friday, August 11, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, August 11, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJackie (2016), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Jackie (2016) (Rated-R)

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.

Stars: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2016) (Rated-R)


Sunday, August 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pmBonnie and Clyde (1967), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.

50th Anniversary. Stars:Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1967)


Thursday, August 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: My Father, Daniel Boone, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

My Father, Daniel Boone edited by Neal O. Hammon

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, August 18, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Lions of Mercury, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the sixth downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Lions of Mercury, an awesome rock band playing 70’s funk, rock, and jam music on a mission to change the world with sweet grooves. 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.


Saturday, August 19, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmSaturday Workshop: Solar Saturday, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

$10* for the first student, $5 for every additional student
*Members receive a $5 savings on each registration
Ages: 5+

Don’t get caught in the dark! Get prepared for the upcoming solar eclipse. Learn how eclipses work and make a pinhole viewer to take home. Explore Thomas Barlow’s orrery, our 1800s model of the solar system, and learn how this wondrous machine works by becoming a planet in a human-powered orrery.


Friday, August 25, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – The Market August, 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 Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Friday, August 25, 7:30 – 10:00 pmA Man Called Ove (2015), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

A Man Called Ove (2015) (Rated-PG-13)

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg

Tickets $6 or purchase a film series pass (8 films) for $35!!!

(2015) (Rated-PG-13)


Saturday, August 26, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Killing Jesus, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, August 26, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Capital City Blues & River Festival, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St


September 2017

Friday, September 1, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!


Friday, September 1, 7:00 – 10:00 pmUnited Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Bent Penny Band, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

 

This is the last downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Bent Penny Band, a multi-faceted band that focuses on music genres ranging from Eric Clapton and the Eagles to Elvis, Rock-a-Billy, and originals. 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.


Sunday, September 10, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience & watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

Details will be added for the 2017 event in the spring, please sign up for the newsletter and special event information to get email updates on Fall Arts Festival FREE activities, artist led workshops, KECU music stage, food vendors and more!
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Details from FAF 2016
FREE ART Activities:

– Community project (be pART of the ART at JSP by adding your creativity to our community bench project to be exhibited at JSP!)
— Instrument Petting ZOO, hosted by the Lexington Philharmonic. Make some sweet music exploring a variety of musical instruments from each family at this booth.
– JSP Photo Exhibit by artists who have participated in youth photo club or nature photography workshops this summer taught by Karen Lanier- inside the JSP barn
– Printmaking (Anna Marie Pavlik will guide you through the creation of your own relief print, inspired by nature)
– Book binding (Joanne Price of Starpointe Studio will guide you through the creation of your own book using reclaimed materials)
– Tie dye (Doris Thurber will guide you through tie dyeing – FREE if you bring your own cotton item, or Tshirts are available for $10)Tie dye at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park
– Sticker making fun (create and wear your own stickers)
– Sculpture scavenger hunt (explore JSP in search of sculptures using a full color guide – FREE & WIN art prizes!)
– Camp ARTY Fact activity area presented by the KY Historical Society from 2-4pm
– Learn theater basics at the Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth.
– Get hands on with science and art at the Living Arts and Science Center booth and make some Rocket Sculptures!
– Additional art and craft activities for all ages!
– Anita Bolen will be conducting a wool spinning demonstration throughout the day, stop by and check it out!

Additional FREE FUN:

– Meet the animals at the Salato Wildlife Center booth
– Learn to identify KY native trees and invasive species on a nature walk, led by Frankfort City Arborist, Lorri Grueber
– LIVE MUSIC on the KECU music stage all day long!
– Learn about some great community organizations including The Franklin County Humane Society and the Franklin Co. Arts Council
– Explore JSP on a self guided tour
– Bubble FUN from 3-5pm
– Community Drum Circle at the Turtle Island Drum sculpture at 4pm (bring your own drum or play with one of ours)

glassblowing: Margi Walters blows her own glass ornament under the direction of Louisville glass artist Robert Cheever. You can blow your own ornament at the Fall Arts Festival!


Sunday, September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pmE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (Rated-PG)

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director:Steven Spielberg Writer:Melissa Mathison Stars:Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1982) (Rated-PG)


Sunday, September 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Trails for Tails 5K, at Capital View Park

The race route will take participants past the future site of the new shelter building. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this fun, family friendly event. Register by August 16 and you will receive a T-shirt. We plan to have pizza, prizes, a professional massage therapist, an option to stretch out with professional yoga instructors, and more!

Participation total is $27.50 if paid by August 16, 2017.

For the safety of your pet, we recommend human participants only.

Register online HERE


Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Listen to Me, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Friday, September 29, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kentucky Veterans Hall Of Fame United We Stand Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame invites you to join us for our United We Stand Golf Scramble! Located at the beautiful Juniper Hills Golf Course, 800 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, KY. Registration and breakfast opens at 7am and teeing off at 8am. Come participate in our hole prizes, silent auction, and more. Price includes breakfast, lunch and all green and cart fees.

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have fought for our country and went above and beyond in serving their community. Funds raised are greatly appreciated and will assist in covering these cost.

Sponsor opportunities available. Please contact cwilliams@eventsunlimitedllc.com for more information.

Register HERE


Saturday, September 30, 8:00 – 11:00 am Kentucky History Half Marathon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  Plus, we offer fun events for the entire family, so pack up your running shoes and the kids, too, and head for beautiful Frankfort, Ky, to take on the greatest half in history!

Learn more here.


Saturday, September 30, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Soul on Ice, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, September 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


October 2017

Thursday, October 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


November 2017

Saturday, November 4, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: A Pearl in the Storm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: The Sport of Kings, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


December 2017

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Payne Hollow, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Payne Hollow by Harlan Hubbard

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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