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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, August 5th, 2017

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

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Saturday, August 5, 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 – FDGA USDGC Doubles Qualifying Event, at East Frankfort Park DGC

Format: BYOP (Bring Your Own Partner) Captain’s Choice (best shot) doubles.

Each player will receive a premium custom stamped Innova disc.

Entry fee includes $5.00 Ace Pool and CTP.

Only 1 Amateur team may qualify per event.

All skill levels are encouraged to participate.

This is an Amateur ONLY tournament. We have 96 spots (or 48 teams of two).

More info HERE

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 – 12:30 pm – Edible Flowers Workshop & Luncheon, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Let’s take a tasty & up-close look at the culinary side of some of our favorite flowers. This workshop includes a specialty boxed luncheon featuring edible flowers from our Sage Garden Cafe.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Back to School Shopping and Registration Day, at the Frankfort School of Balletwww.frankfortballet.com

Join FSB for our annual Back to School Event!

Stop by the studio this Saturday to meet our faculty and staff, tour our studios, and more! Register your dancer for fall classes, and visit our Boogie Boutique to get all of your shoes and leotards.
Refreshments available to all!

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Brown Bites Lecture: On Point and Softly Focused, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Join Estill Curtis Pennington, author of the forthcoming book, Matthew Harris Jouett (1788-1827); his life and work, to hear about ante-bellum Kentucky portrait artists, their search for compelling sitters, the homes in which they worked, and the fascinating results of their encounters. Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, 12 pm, $20 per person (includes catered lunch). Reservations required by August 1. 502-227-2560.

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.

2:30 – 3:30 pm – Succulent Wreath DIY, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Make your own lush & living succulent centerpiece/wreath during this DIY workshop. Stay on trend with this 16″ indoor/outdoor wreath, filled with succulents of your choice. Fee includes moss-covered wreath, succulents & expert instruction.

Get tickets HERE

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Andrew Tufano, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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

Our music is like the weather in Kentucky. They say if you don’t like it…wait five minutes and it will change. It’s Kentucky kinda music all the way, and the nice thing about Kentucky, like much of The South, is the same gal who likes Hip-Hop might also like Johnny Cash and Bob Marley. So, drawing upon some WIDE influences, we write a lot of songs, but we also play more interpretive covers now than we ever have.

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 – 9:30 pm – Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors- BAJA, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors brings their “jazzy” tunes to the Equus Run Vineyards Amphitheater on Saturday, August 5th at 7pm. Invite your family and friends to enjoy jazz under the August skies at Equus Run Vineyards. Cool Jazz and cool wine will make the evening a success. Bring your chairs, a picnic or make it easy and purchase food from our on-site food vendor.

The Bluegrass Area Jazz Ambassadors are a popular performing ensemble affiliated with the Bluegrass Area Jazz Association, a nonprofit organization committed to the promotion of jazz education and the performance of jazz in the Bluegrass area. The group is comprised of musicians from the community, both professional and amateur, as well as students from UK Jazz Studies.

Tickets are $17.50 per person until August 4th. Day of Concert $20.00/per person. Information can be found on our website at http://www.equusrunvineyards.com/

Gates open at 4:00pm
Wine Tastings in the Garden Area from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Food Vendor open from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Music begins at 7:00pm

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Whiskey Tango, 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.

Get tickets HERE

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

Bourbon on Main

Dudley and Steve Gullette, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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