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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, July 14th, 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 14, 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 – 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

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!

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.

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.

Make your reservation today!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert featuring the Jeff Barnes Band, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!

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

Inspired by the great songsmiths of the past century, Kyle Nachtigal has thrown his favorites into a hot pan with some olive oil and a bit of his secret spice to serve up something uniquely his own. Trained at Belmont University in Nashville, Kyle can jump effortlessly between folk, rock, hip hop and jazz while his lyrics play on comedy, fear, and love for a truly dynamic performance.

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Soul Circus, 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: Soul Circus
Food Trucks: Fresh Out the Box and Laughing Leo’s

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

Live concert at Jeptha Creed Distillery! You don’t want to miss this awesome place and of course all the groove! Do it.. grease.

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: Whitney Acke, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Murder Mystery Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for a killer night out that has it all – food, wine, fun, and mystery.

Cost: $40.00 per person

Includes: Dinner and a glass of your choice of Verona Vineyards award winning wines.

Reservations are a must. Please contact Rhonda at Studio Rho Entertaining at (859) 444-0301 to reserve your spot and get your character background and script. Participation is limited to the first 30 who sign up, so register early.

Reservations can also be made online by clicking on the following link.


6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor : Kevin Cruise, 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.

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

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Bingo, at American Legion Frankfort Post 7, 164 Versailles Rd

BINGO at the American Legion Post 7
Early Birds start @ 6:00 PM and regular games start at 7:00 PM.

Live music featuring Eddie Barber, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


6:30 – 9:30 pm – Intervention, at La Fiesta Grande, 314 Versailles Road

Come out and Party with Intervention again, on the patio at the “Big Monkey” aka La Fiesta Grande this Friday, July 14th…the last time was a blast!

7:30 – 10:00 pm – Grease (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)

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