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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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August 2017

Monday, August 14, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Batman and Harley Quinn, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

From an original story by animation icon Bruce Timm, comes an all-new DC Universe animated movie. Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (a.k.a. The Floronic Man) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet – and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman and Nightwing are forced to enlist Harley Quinn to catch Poison Ivy, Harley’s BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman’s patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bumpy road trip. The result is a thrill ride of action, adventure and comedy no Batman fan has seen before.

Batman and Harley Quinn features a stellar voice cast led by Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) reprising his role as the Dark Knight, alongside Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) making her debut as the irrepressible Harley Quinn. Loren Lester, the voice of Robin in Batman: The Animated Series, returns as Nightwing.

This exclusive premiere event includes a sneak peek at a Harley Quinn featurette.


Tuesday, August 15, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Wednesday, August 16, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Thursday, August 16, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


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.


Thursday, August 17, 7:30 – 10:00 pmThe Robert Cray Band, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

The Robert Cray Band returns to the Grand on Thursday, August 17.

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums.

Tickets: $65 / $55 / $40


Friday, August 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pmKentucky Senior Games Bowling, at Capital Bowl, 80 Anderson Rd

Singles followed by Doubles followed by Mixed Doubles
Register here https://kentucky.nsga.com/registration/552/


Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pmKentucky Senior Games 5K Road Race, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd.

Registration begins at 5:00pm
Register online at https://kentucky.nsga.com/registration/552/


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, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Bluegrass Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic, at Capitol View Park, Old Glenns Creek Rd

Mark your calendars! The third Bluegrass Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic will take place on August 19th!

We have a team of certified coaches and ride leaders coming to KY to teach classes for brand newbies, beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediates. Woot! Come learn new skills or brush up on ones you might need to tinker with.

Edit! Registration was open and filled up quickly! And now it’s closed. There’s a waitlist, holler at us if you want on it. Thanks!

We’re stoked to be pumped and pumped to be stoked!


Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pmKentucky Senior Games Archery, at Cove Springs Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

To register on-line https://kentucky.nsga.com/registration/552/


Saturday, August 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Gathering of Authors, at the Women’s Club of Frankfort200 Washington Street

The Paul Sawyier Public Library will host the 10th annual Gathering of Authors on Saturday, August 19th from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The Gathering is a celebration of Kentucky’s rich literary tradition. This event features gifted writers who play an integral role in our service to readers throughout Frankfort and the Commonwealth.

We are proud to welcome authors from across the Bluegrass to sell and sign their works as well as talk with you, the reader! The Gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet some of your favorite authors in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Stop by and chat with our participants, and be sure to pick up their newest releases! This year’s participants include:

Gene Burch
Don Dampier
Steve Demaree
Ron Elliott
Normandi Ellis
Ann Gabhart
Russ Hatter
Abigail Keam
Shannon McRoberts
Lynwood Montell
Larry Moore
Bill Noel
Jeremy Paden
Ray Peden
Sheila Bucy Potter
Kurt Robinson
Charles Roe
Kyle Romines
Frederick Smock
Richard Taylor
Steve Vest

Broadstone Books
Trajectory Literary Journal

This event is free and open to the public. There is something for everyone at the Gathering! So come out and join us, and see what some of Kentucky’s best literary talents have to offer.

For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at (502) 352-2665 x108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

 


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.

 


Saturday, August 19, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Donny Brook, 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


Monday, August 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – NASA Livestream: Solar Eclipse, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

On this day, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States for the first time since 1918. Over the course of 100 minutes, 14 states will experience more than 2 minutes of darkness in the middle of the day. Drop in and join us during NASA’s full live coverage of this rare event with observations from sites all over the country including airplanes, ground telescopes, and even high altitude balloons. You won’t want to miss it!

Exact times of the live streaming TBA.

This event is free to the public, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Tuesday, August 22, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Genealogy Conversations, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Come talk about what you’re currently working on, your successes, and your brick walls. It will be a give-and-take conversation — you might be able to help someone, and they might be able to help you. These Conversations will be led by Mark Kinnaird, who also teaches classes on the library’s genealogy databases. While Conversations will not be a class, we hope that participants will learn from each other through discussions.

For more information, please contact Mark at 502-352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org. And please share with friends who are interested in genealogy!

No registration
Sower Board Room


Friday, August 25, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – KECU ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort

 

Look for the orange banners for participating venues.

Visit these shops and artist studios downtown for the best in local art and craft every day.

  •  Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway • 502.320.7250 • broadwayclay.com This ceramics studio, classroom and gallery features the work of local and area potters and painters. Functional and decorative pottery is available for purchase.
  •  Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art – 314 Lewis • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from KY and across the country.
  •  Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway • 502.223.5240 •  completelykentucky.com Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping  available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • Duncan Design -317 East 3rd Street • 502.229.7199 •
  •  DeSpain Studio and Gallery – 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St • 502.682.9648 • www.createfullcircle.com This working studio features gourd mosaics of Jennifer Zingg, gourd sculptures of Travis Kelley, and others. Art classes are offered for all ages.
  •  Graymarket Design– 333 St. Clair St. • 415.385.6070 www.graymarketdesign.com Hand blocked printed textiles.
  •  Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing – 200 W 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
  • Kentucky Knows – 337 W Broadway • 859.621.5261 •  kentuckyknows.com Kentucky’s first real bourbon barrel aged coffee. Handcrafed gifts suitable for the home from reclaimed Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.
  •  M.A. Selbert – 330 St Clair St • 502.227.2780 • selberts.com Locally owned full service jewelry and gift store that includes locally made jewelry.
  • McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main – please call for hours/availability
    •  Alchemy Salon – Room 711 • 502.352.2791 • Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
    • Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 • 502.682.9446 • Visit this working art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    • Facial Enhancements – Room 705 • 502.545.0105
    • Gene Burch Studio – Room 603 • Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond
    • McWilliams Art Studio – Room 714 • 502.545.0198 • American Impressionism Painting.
    •  Studio 710 – Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com
  •  Nitro – 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry.
  •   Old Capital Antiques – 231 W Broadway •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available
  •  Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway • 502-223-8010 • poorrichardsbooksky.com A “real” bookstore that specializes in Kentucky and regional authors.
  •  Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum – 116 E 2nd St • 502-223-7475 • rebeccaruth.com Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
  •   Rodger’s Studio – 224 W Main • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
  •  Simply Garden – 100 E Broadway • 502.545.8104 • https://www.facebook.com/Simplygardenky?fref=ts Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available. Open until 7:00 pm.
  • The Milam House – 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair • 502.418.2074 • threeelementsdesigns.com This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
  • Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair • 502.352.2452 • www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.
  • Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington  • 502.227.7430  • Featuring rotating exhibits of local artists.
  • White Cat Studio – 232 West Main Street, Unit 1 • 502.545.6728 •This working studio offers paintings and classes by Jacqueline Keough. Local handmade items and Chloe and Isabel jewelry.

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Bluegrass Realty and Investment -305 Wilkinson St. •  502.352.2650 •  www.buybluegrass.com 
  • Capital City Museum – 325 Ann St • 502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet – 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • frankfortballet.com Featuring works of local and emerging artists. Exhibits change periodically.
  • Franklin County Judicial Center – 222 St Clair • 502.564.2278 • Displaying historic photographs courtesy of the Capital City Museum and Ky Historical Society, and modern photographs by Gene Burch.
  • Hill House – 214 W Second Featuring one-of-a-kind works and collectibles from local and regional artists
  • Kentucky Historical Society – 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • history.ky.gov Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
  • Liberty Hall Historic Site – 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • libertyhall.org National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
  •  Paul Sawyier Public Library – 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • www.pspl.org On exhibit are stained glass windows, batiks, Paul Sawyier paintings, prints, and work of local/regional artists.
  •  The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.

Dining & Refreshment Options

  • B’s Bakery -241 W Main • 502.699.2222 • Fresh from scratch delicious donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, quiche, brownies, cookies, paninis, salads and more.
  •  Bourbon on Main – 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • www.bourbononmain.com Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale. Paintings by Bob McWilliams.
  •   Brothers Little Mart – 317 St Clair • 502.699.2317 • Quick and delicious deli style lunch box meals and Nathan’s famous all beef hotdogs. Featuring KSU artist. Grilled burgers and chicken.
  • Brick Alley – 325 St Clair • 502.875.2559 • Stop by the Brick for drinks and to enjoy the works of local artists during Art Walks.
  •   Buddy’s Pizza – 212 Broadway • 502.352.2920 • Handcrafted pizza, salad and sandwiches. Changing exhibits of local artists and student work are available for purchase. Check out the “Buddy” wall of local canine buddies.
  •  Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway • 502.352.2600 • Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines, bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
  •   Cascades Lounge at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd • Cascades offers a wide variety of wine and spirits.
  •   Gibby’s – 204 Broadway • 502.223.4429 • eatatgibbys.com Serving fresh local food with an Italian theme. Live music on back patio and special events during Art Walk.
  •  Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009• kentuckycoffeetree.com Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.
  •  Mi Fiesta – 334 St Clair • 502.352.2395 • Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).
  •  Mai-Siagon – 328 St Clair • 502.352.2420 • Authentic Vietnamese family owned restaurant and grocery store.
  •  Pollo Bandido – 235 W Main St. • 502-699-2255 • Barbecue with a Mexican flair.
  • Rick’s White Light Cafe – 114 Bridge St. • 502.696.9104 • whitelightdiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery has a kitschy decor with funky art covering the walls.
  • Serafini – 243 Broadway • 502.875.5599 • serafinifrankfort.com Fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner exhibiting the works of noted Kentucky folk artists.
  • Subway – 238 W Main • 502.227.3275 • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, made to order, salads and subs.

 


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, 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Jazzin’ It Up Cocktail Party, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St

The sounds of Motown, Swing and more will get your feet moving and grooving as the Jazzin’ It Up cocktail party hits the Frankfort Country Club. The kids will be back in school and this party ,featuring Joey and the Cruisers, is the perfect excuse to enjoy a nice summer evening while supporting the mission of Bluegrass Hospice Care (a program of Bluegrass Care Navigators). You’ll have the chance to bid on some great auction items and buy a chance for the split-the-pot raffle. You can also support our mission by becoming a sponsor of the event. Already nearly 15 companies have signed up to support this important work. Be our next partner!


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 – Sunday, August 26 – 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pmKentucky Senior Games Tennis, at the Panther Athletic Complex, 800 Old Lawrenceburg Rd

Saturday, 8/26 Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles at 9:00am
Sunday, 8/27 Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, followed by Mixed Doubles at 9:00am


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, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Saturday Workshop: History Rocks!, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn how to screen print with a silkscreen and how to transfer pictures with carbon paper. This will make painting your favorite thing about Kentucky onto rocks so much easier. Participate in a rock hunt and rock hiding, and take home the ones you paint!

For ages 5-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


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

Capital City Blues and River Festival
Presented By United Bank
Benefitting Family Abuse Services, Inc.

Get your tickets HERE

The date is set and the talent is secured!!!!!! The 2017 Capital City Blues and River Festival Presented by United Bank will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Ward Oates Amphitheater in Frankfort, KY from 6:00pm – 10:00pm.

The Capital City Blues & River Festival committee is pleased and EXCITED to announce that Robbie Bartlett AND Tee Dee Young are back as the headliner for this year’s Festival!

BBQ and fixin’s provided by Wendell Thomas of Fall City Smokers and burgers and brats provided by the Frankfort Police Department will be available for purchase at the festival along with assorted soft drinks and water. 

100% of their sales go directly to Family Abuse Services, Inc. For your enjoyment there will also be a silent auction, door prizes and a table decorating contest!

A Little About Family Abuse Services, Inc. (FASI) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of family violence. As part of its mission, FASI operates SOLACE, the community’s only housing for domestic violence and elder abuse victims and operates as a clearinghouse for victims to receive critical information and assistance. FASI also strives to build awareness of child abuse, partner abuse and elder abuse issues. Last year, FASI assisted 190 individuals (men, women, and children) by providing over 3,555 safe nights of housing, developing future safety plans or providing referrals to other community support services. In 2016, FASI transitioned SOLACE to a newer and larger facility which has given FASI the ability to serve more victims of family abuse.


Saturday, August 26, 7:00 – 9:00 pmGrandpa Jones, at the Church of The Ascension-Episcopal, 311 Washington St

David Hurt has picked the guitar and banjo on many front porches around Kentucky; now he’s appearing as Grandpa Jones on Saturday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m., in the parish hall of the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington Street in downtown Frankfort.

This Kentucky Chautauqua performance, supported by the Kentucky Humanities Council, is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the Fishes and Loaves Community Food Pantry in the Appalachian community of Prestonsburg (Floyd County), Ky.

Admission is free; your generous donations are requested. The need is great in this area. Come join the fun and help support a great cause! For more information, see www.ascensionfrankfort.org or call 502-223-0557. 

As a performer, Hurt has acted at Stage One in Louisville, as well as many Lexington theaters. Besides his performances as Grandpa Jones, Hurt has been a farmer for most of his life and currently resides in Frankfort, Ky. 

Hurt recently received a grant from the Kentucky Historical Society to study Kentucky’s old banjo styles. The project took him to Knott County, where he studied with local musician George Gibson. Hurt said, “Claw-hammer style was how Grandpa played, but everybody used to have their own style, and there were lots of ways to play – the old-time style, as opposed to how (Earl) Scruggs played.” Hurt said Gibson is part of the old-time music circles and calls himself “the last ’possum up the tree.” “We’ve lost a lot of diversity in how we play, just like a lot of things in life,” he said. 

A singer, banjo picker, songwriter and, later in life, a television star, “Grandpa Jones” was constantly on the move during a musical career of more than 60 years. Hurt’s performance focuses on the life of Louis Marshall Jones (1913-1998), before he appeared on the 1970s comedy show “Hee Haw” and before he performed with the Grand Ole Opry. As he performs, Hurt said he tries to focus on Jones’ life as a touring musician in the 1920s and 1930s, playing on WBZ Radio in Boston and performing on the “Lum and Abner” radio show, which was Jones’ first professional job. From there, Jones set out on a lifetime of touring. As Hurt creates his “Grandpa” performances, he reveals many stories. 

Hurt said he uses many of Jones’ jokes and performs about 10 songs throughout the performance. Typical of the era, Jones had to leave Kentucky to find work, and Hurt weaves the story of Jones’ wanderings. Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1978. He never retired. After a performance marking his 26th anniversary at the Grand Ole Opry, he suffered a stroke and died on February 19, 1998.


Sunday, August 27, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm12 Hours of Capitol View Park MTB Race, at Capitol View Park, Old Glenns Creek Rd

What has over 100 riders, more than 500 laps, 5,000 trail miles, thorns, a large deer population, free burgers, prizes, swag, and lots of fun; the 9th annual 12 hours of Capitol View Park MTB Event.

Race as a 4, 3, or 2 person team or challenge the course by yourself (solo) for the full 12 hours! The choice is yours. (Teams of 3 will register under the “4 person” category, but race with only 3.)

$40 per person this year. Fee includes event T-shirt, swag bag, lunch, drinks and a big hug from the race director (or the cook).
Additional race T-shirts are only $10 and can be ordered via Bikereg.com.
Please email for additional event T-shirt orders or questions.
There will be 2 rubber chicken prizes!!!

Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/12-hours-of-capitol-view-mtb-race

Event Phone Number: (859) 967-8359

Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/12hoursofcapitolviewmtbrace/


Tuesday, August 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm HeritageQuest: 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, August 31, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – World Vital Records, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The class is designed to show the beginner or serious genealogist how to use this database to access records including birth and death, marriage, census, and immigration lists.

Sower Board Room
No registration is required


Thursday, August 31, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Barks & Brews, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Barks & Brews After Hours is back this year. Come celebrate the last days of summer with us! Bring your pooch and a picnic (no food will be served) and join us on the Orlando Brown House lawn. We’ll have local brews and tunes for your enjoyment!


September 2017

Friday, September 1, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Kentucky Inventors, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

This week we are adding your Little Historian’s name to the long list of Kentucky inventors! Like Thomas Barlow and his Orrey or Solomon Van Meter with his backpack parachute, this session will challenge your little inventor to create his or her own inventions. Activities will help develop listening, fine motor, observation and verbal communication skills.

Ideal for ages 3-5.

$10 for first student with an additional $5 per additional student; $5 per child for members.

Registration Required. Space is limited.


Friday, September 1, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert featuring Bonnie Reeves and Ronnie Martin, 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.


Saturday, September 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Saturday Workshop: Making Jewelry, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Make jewelry inspired by history! Investigate different kinds of jewelry Kentuckians wore in the past and make your own creations to take home. Participants will design bead bracelets from old recycled materials and Native American-inspired necklaces made out of clay and other natural materials.

For ages 6-12.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, September 2, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, September 2, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am – Capital Tour 2017 – Frankfort, KY, Frankfort, KY

Start point to be announced soon – we will do a quick WOD to rack up some reps for a Charity Challenge, then ruck approx 20 miles to the statehouse. Carry 20 lbs or 20 kgs, your choice. Make sure you have a reflective belt on your ruck, and a headlamp or flashlight. We will move as a group, at a 16-18min per mile pace, and take breaks as necessary. There will be a seven hour time cap. Upon reaching the capitol, we will hear a brief presentation highlighting the life of a virtuous American whose work impacted the State. You’ll get a cool patch for completing the event. Merchandise from the Tour sponsors will be on hand, and of course T-shirts. Expect to have a good time, and see some great organizations representing such as F3, Team RWB, and FiA. Some Tour stops will have representatives from Operation enduring Warrior present to share their story.

Rx Ruck = Complete 20 mile ruck in the allotted 7 hr time with Danny. 

Scaled Ruck = Meet Danny at the 15 mile point at 2230 (10:30pm) and finish the last 5 miles with the team. Details on the 15 mile rally point will be distributed when the route is published.

Other Requirements:

– $30 per participant (half will be donated to OEW)
– 20 lbs per ruck (or 20kgs for the big boys and big girls)
– Ruck must have reflective belt or lights attached, for vehicle safety
– Each event will start at exactly 1700hrs (5pm) for Rx and 2230 (10:30pm) for Scaled
– Time cap of 7 hours to complete with patch ceremony at the end
– 50% of the proceeds from the event go to Operation Enduring Warrior (check out their awesome work below)

About Operation Enduring Warrior: 

OEW offers wounded veterans the opportunity to challenge themselves through various physically challenging events. OEW is made up of OEW Team Athletes, Community Ambassadors and Veteran supporters who join alongside our Adaptive Athletes in these challenging events. To find out more click here: http://enduringwarrior.org/about/

 

Friday, September 8, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Digging Into History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Grab their trowels and gloves because this week we will task your Little Historian with uncovering, piecing together and discovering the use for long-lost artifacts! From fragments of Native American pottery to pieces of wooden furniture from the late 19th century and early 20th centuries, your little archaeologist will unearth items crucial to Kentucky history. Activities will help develop fine motor, listening, verbal communication and sensorimotor skills.

Ideal for ages 3-5.

$10 for first student with an additional $5 per additional student; $5 per child for members.

Registration Required. Space is limited. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Friday, September 8, 3:00 – 8:00 pmKentucky Senior Games Fun Day, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr

3:00 pm – 5K Power Walk

5:00 pm – Cornhole

5:30 pm – BOCCE

6:00 pm – Shuffle Board


Friday, September 8, 7:30 – 10:00 pmFreda Payne, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Though famous for her mega-hit “Band of Gold”, Freda Payne’s sultry, dynamic jazz rendition of Ella Fitzgerald will amaze. $45/$35/$30 Sponsored by Capitol Ovarian Cancer Organization, Inc. (COCO)


Saturday, September 9, 8:00 – 11:00 am – 2017 Frankfort HeartChase, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

JOIN IN THE CHALLENGE & GET YOUR GAME ON!

HeartChase is an engaging fundraising game that provides the chance to help our community and the AHA chase away heart disease for good. Teams of 2-5 people
will compete in mission-based challenges. Each challenge is FUN and also promotes healthy lifestyle choices. Games will test your knowledge and skills related to physical fitness, nutrition, or hands only CPR.

The team with the most points at the end of the clock wins!
But HeartChase doesn’t start (or end) there…


Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Saturday Workshop: Telling Kentucky’s History, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Families will use items from KHS collections to explore the ways artifacts can help tell us stories of people and events. They also will experiment with narrative storytelling to relate events from Kentucky’s past, and craft a journal to record their own Kentucky stories.

Best for ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome!

$10 per family – one adult and up to two children. $5 for each additional participant.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday – Sunday, September 9 – 10, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Cryptid Con, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

A weekend-long adventure for all you crypto-enthusiasts! Meet television personalities. Learn from seasoned researchers. Shop from unique vendors. Network with others in search of elusive creatures. Two full days of mysterious mayhem!


Saturday, September 9, 5:30 – 10:00 pm – Woods and Waters Land Trust Extravaganza 2017!, at Inside Out Design, LLC, 100 Old Georgetown Rd

Join Inside Out Design and Woods & Waters Land trust as we celebrate our 10 year anniversaries! We will have a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Woods & Waters Land Trust, office and garden tours, cocktail hour featuring West Sixth Brewing, Buffalo Trace and Capital Cellars. Enjoy music by Zoe Speaks and Twist of Fate. Dinner by Amazing Gracie’s followed by dancing, a bonfire, giveaways and more!


Saturday, September 9, 7:00 – 10:00 pmFrankfort Dancing with the Stars, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St

Frankfort Dancing with the Stars event benefits Sweet Blessings and Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home.

www.sweetblessingscakes.org and www.hope4tomorrow.net

Frankfort DWTS Celebrity Dancers for 2017 are: Carlos A Ceballos, Isaac Dotson, Jack Kennedy, E.J. Fields, Garrett Brock, Shannon McGaughey, Sonny Mooney, John Booe, Paul Harnice and David Ingle.


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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FREE ART Activities:

Meet guest artist Chakaia Booker: public reception and unveiling of her sculpture The Conversationalist which will be on exhibit at JSP

Participate in the creation of a community art project led by Chakaia Booker

Learn how to throw clay on the pottery wheel at the Broadway Clay tent

Instrument Petting ZOO, hosted by the Lexington Philharmonic. Make some sweet music exploring a variety of musical instruments from each family at this booth

LexPhil at Josephine Sculpture Park

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 BUTTERFLY book

Tie dye: Doris Thurber will guide you through tie dyeing – FREE if you bring your own cotton item, or T shirts are available for $10

Stone carving demonstrations by Jason Kelty: learn the basics and try your hand at carving

Learn guitar basics at the SDML Academy of Guitar booth

Sticker making fun: create and wear your own stickers

Sculpture scavenger hunt: explore JSP in search of sculptures using a full color guide

Camp ARTY Fact activity area presented by the KY Historical Society

Make your own Frankfort, KY ROCKS at the Bluegrass Theatre Guild booth

Make your mark on the JSP Chalk Talk board by Scott Ross

Anita Bolen will be conducting a wool spinning demonstration throughout the day, stop by and check it out!

Additional art and craft activities for all ages!

Additional FREE FUN:

Bubbles at Josephine Sculpture Park

Bubble FUN from 3-5pm

Community Drum Circle on the stage at noon (bring a drum or play ours)

Meet the animals at theSalato Wildlife Center booth

LIVE MUSIC on the KECUmusic stage all day long!

Explore JSP on a self guided tour

Learn about some great community organizations including The Franklin County Humane Society, the Franklin Co. Arts Council and KY Natural Lands Trust

KECU Music Stage:

KECU music stage at Josephine Sculpture Park

11-12 PBR Trio

12-1pm Community Drum Circle led by Joan Brannon (bring your drum or play with some of ours!)

1-2pm Honey & Houston

2-3pm River City Drum Corp

3-4pm SDML Academy of Guitar

4-5pm Heath & Molly

5-6pm John Harrod and the Fiddle Jammers

Additional advanced workshops and fun:

hot air balloon at Fall Arts Festival at Josephine Sculpture Park

Hot Metal Pour: Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum will help you create your own cast aluminum relief sculpture – NEW shapes this year!! $30

Glass blowing: Cupid’s Quest will lead you through the creation of your own glass ornament $35

Ceramic tile painting: $5

Blacksmithing: Cupid’s Quest will teach you to hammer your own decorative hook on the blacksmith’s anvil $25

Hot Air Balloon rides from 4-6pm ($10 per person)

Professional face-painting all day ($5 & $10: supports JSP Kids Make Art workshops)

Great Food & Beer:

Crank and Boom at Josephine Sculpture Park

– Crank and Boom ice-cream

– Forged Coffee Co.

– KY’s Best Burgoo(with burgers and dogs too!)

– Mi Fiesta

– Mr. Gyro’s Greek

– Staxx BBQ

West Sixth at Josephine Sculpture Park

– West Sixth Brewing

The Festival is GOING GREEN… Help us ditch plastic water bottles for good by bringing your own refillable bottles to the Fall Arts Festival! “Water Monster” refill stations will be provided by the Frankfort Plant Board. We’ll provide compostable cups as well, or you can support JSP by purchasing a refillable water bottle at the event. With your support of this project, together we will reduce the amount of plastic in our landfills and oceans significantly. THANK YOU!!

Artists:

If you are interested in participating, either as a performing artist or group, or as a visual artist who would like to conduct a workshop or demonstration, please click here: contact us for an application before June 1, 2017.

Sponsors:

This event is sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, click the link above.

Matching funds made possible by LG&E and KU in partnership with Fund for the Arts.

Want to be a sponsor? Please contact us to learn how!

Fall Arts Festival is supported by National Endowment for the Arts

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionKY Arts Council supports JSPArtsMatch supports Josephine Sculpture Park

More information will be posted as specific events are scheduled for the day.


Friday, September 15, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Exploring Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Does your Little Historian have the skills and bravery to explore with the likes of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark? Join us as we learn about and create maps, experiment with buoyancy and practice our animal tracking skills to prepare for our very own great adventure! Activities will help develop observation, listening, sensorimotor, fine motor, communication and problem solving skills.

Ideal for ages 3-5.

$10 for first student with an additional $5 per additional student; $5 per child for members.

Registration Required. Space is limited. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmAviation Day, at the Capital City Airport, 90 Airport Rd

Capital City Airport is hosting Aviation Day on
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE AIRPLANE RIDES!

EAA Young Eagles Airplane Rides (ages 8-19)
General Aviation and Military Static Displays
Vendor Market
Breakfast and Lunch (available for purchase)

Information Booths:
Eastern Kentucky University
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Kentucky National Guard
Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education
Civil Air Patrol
State and Local Law Enforcement and Fire/Rescue Agencies
Others

Aviation fuel discounts during Aviation Day activities.

For more information please call: 502-564-3714 or visit http://www.cca.ky.gov/

Vendors:
If you are interested in vending please contact Robin Antenucci at: RAntenucci@visitfrankfort.com.


Saturday, September 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Trails for Tails 5K, at Capitol View Park, Old Glenns Creek Rd

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.

Sign up HERE


Saturday, September 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Five Below Band, 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


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)


Monday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sumptuous Southern Supper 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street

The Sumptuous Southern Supper is an annual event where we, the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter supporters, share a night of southern hospitality with our community. There will be great BBQ provided by our local Staxx restaurant and delicious dessert minis provided by B’s Bakery. We will also have a short presentation about the shelter, a silent auction of delicious desserts, Carolyn’s Jewelry Kreations for sale, and much more!


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 22, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Saturday, September 23, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – 2017 Capital City SMASH, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Capital City SMASH” Crossfit throwdown, Saturday September 23rd.

Two person teams (M/M or F/F)
and NEW THIS YEAR – MASTERS!!!! (both members ages added together must equal 80+ as of Sept 23rd – M/M or F/F).

$100 per team (** $90 EARLY BIRD till August 25th **) . All teams will compete in 4 workouts (3 scheduled plus a floater). The top 3 teams will compete in a 5th Championship workout.

Minimum Work Requirements
Weights could get heavier in a ladder or one-rep max type wod
Unless explicitly stated, Masters and Open divisions should be prepared for the following:

All divisions:
Burpees
Rowing
Bike
Running
Pullups
Double Unders
Ring dips
Toes to Bar
Flip tires, push/pull sleds, sandbag carry, etc
Wallball 20/14 at 10’/9’
KB Swing (53/35)
KB Snatches (53/35)

Box jumps 24/20” – Masters can do step ups
Deadlift 225/155# – 185/115# (Masters)
Front/Back Squat 155/105# – 115/85# (Masters)
Push Press 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Clean and Jerk 185/115# – 135/95# (Masters)
Snatch (any variation) 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
OHS 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Thruster 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)

HS Walks, HSPUs, Pistols, Rope Climb, C2Bs, MUs and other advanced movements may be in the Championship WOD. Masters may see C2Bs in the Championship WOD.

We are located on the beautify Kentucky River, with miles of paved running path just out the back door 😉 and Frankfort’s River View Park is just 400 yards away. 90+ dedicated parking spaces, large bathrooms, showers and plenty of space for teams to hang out between wods.

More info or register HERE


Saturday, September 23, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Tuesday, September 26, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Wednesday, September 27, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Thursday, September 28, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


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


Friday, September 29, 1:30 – 6:30 pm – 2017- WeWannaPlay Black Cat Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

Come join us as we celebrate our 21ST Annual Black Cat and help raise monies for “WEWANNAPLAY”. Reserve a spot for your team as soon as possible and no later than Monday, SEPTEMBER 18, if possible. Individual handicaps or average individual scores will be needed.

Lunch Served 12-1:30 PM
*Shotgun Start 1:30 PM

4 Person Team – Best Ball
$50 per player – includes green fee, cart, food, and drink
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Net – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Gross – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
14 – Individual Prize Holes


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

Friday, October 6, 7:30 – 10:00 pmOne Night in Memphis, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This theatrical tribute features Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins when all four were fledgling performers ready to explode. $45/$35/$30 Sponsored by Bill & Marie Cull

Get tickets HERE


Friday, October 13, 7:30 – 10:00 pmQueen Machine, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This Danish touring tribute show Queen Machine brings the explosive Freddy Mercury and Queen to the stage with all their hits from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “We are the Champions” and more. $45/$40/$30


Friday – Saturday, October 13 – 14 – Bourbonanza 2017, at the Kentucky Historical Society (Friday) & Downtown Frankfort (Saturday)

Friday Oct. 13th – Spirits Soiree (ticketed event, purchase tickets below)

The Spirits Soiree will be held at the Kentucky Historical Society from 7pm-10pm. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be featured along with live music by Stirfry Musette, catered hors d’oeuvres and samplings of “Kentucky Proud” products. The highlight of the evening is a live auction of rare bourbons. Revelers can continue celebrating at various after parties around downtown. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. The event is limited to 500 people.

Get event tickets HERE

Saturday Oct. 14th – Spirits Stroll (kid friendly, free admission, festival like atmosphere)

The Spirits Stroll will be held from 11am – 7pm in the heart of downtown Frankfort, on St. Clair Street between Main and Broadway. Local merchants, restaurants and bars will feature specials and spirits-themed merchandise and events. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be serving libations along with bourbon related demonstrations. There will be food, live music, shopping and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Bourbonanza is a non-profit fundraiser for DFI that works in conjunction with The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission to promote Frankfort and it’s unique link to the spirits industry in Kentucky.


Sunday, October 15, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

America’s most revered wild animal expert brings his signature cheetah and a cadre of wild animals to the Grand to educate us on going Into the Wild. $55/$45/$35

Get tickets HERE


Monday – Sunday, October 16 – 22Kentucky State University Homecoming Week 2017, hosted by Kentucky State University400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky

Thorobreds, brace yourself for an experience like no other – Homecoming 2017! Events kick off Monday, Oct. 16.

Here’s what’s happening: http://kysu.edu/2017/08/09/kentucky-state-university-announces-homecoming-2017/


Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 – 10:00 pmThe Princess Bride (1987) Rated PG, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Classic Film Series. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. $8

Get tickets HERE


Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmWynonna & The Big Noise, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Wynonna’s “Roots & Revival Tour” comes to the Grand. The tour explores the past, present and future of her extensive 33-year career, which is firmly planted in Country music. $75/$70/$55 Sponsored by Bill & Kay Kirkland

Get tickets HERE


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.


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pmBlack Cat Chase 5K, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement for both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!

Sign up HERE


Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #2, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


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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