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Wednesday, August 16, 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.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 3:30 pm, Community Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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 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

Admission

(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

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Milestones & Meltdowns, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Parent Group for anyone with a child from birth to age 3. Facilitating the group will be Christina Libby of Commonwealth Doula. While your little one is welcome to join, this group is for you, the parent.

12:00 – 2:00 pm – FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MEASURING THE UNIVERSE WITH TWIGS & ECLIPSES, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Just days before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse bathes part of Kentucky in darkness, join us to hear Transylvania University professor Jamie Day explain how the ancient Greeks used eclipses to measure the size of the solar system.

Day blends history and science in his physics classes and as curator of the Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum.

Lunch included.

KHS Members: $25. Other patrons: $30.

Reservations required by Aug. 11. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Open seating. Cancellations after noon, Aug. 19, will not be refunded.

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.

3:00 – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour, Fiesta nachos, $7.49, 20 oz domestic beer, $2.99, lime margarita, $2.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

4:30 pm – Pint Night* When you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

Lagunitas: “12th of Never Ale”
The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Tropically hoppy. Light, yet full-bodied. Bright and citrusy. The 12th of Never Ale is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice. Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic and bitter. It’s all we know.

These 12oz AND 19.2oz mini-kegs (AKA cans) are an exciting new option for us, and we are stoopid stoked at the opportunity for y’all to take us to all those new, neophobic locations…

ABV
5.5
O.G.
1.050

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Whisky Wednesdays, at Capital Cellars. 227 W Broadway. Buy one get one half off pours of bourbon. www.capitalcellars.com or 502.352.2600

5:00 – 6:15 pm – The Light Clinic Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, on Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Bike Night, Grill open 5:00 – 9:00 pm …. Open Mic Night 9:00 pm – 12:00 am, $3 Craft beers and Imports, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music featuring Dan Atkins, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

Come down to the Coffeetree this Wednesday and enjoy some good tunes on Broadway!

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Sunset Yoga in the Vines, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Breathe…………Stretch……….Relax……….and drink some wine as the sun sets over the vineyard.

Join us for Sunset Yoga in the vines.

Cost: $15 This includes your class participation and a glass of wine to enjoy on the patio.

The Verona Vineyards kitchen will also be open serving lighter fair if you need a bite to eat before or after class.

No reservations necessary.


Thursday, August 17, 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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Marketat River View Park. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

 

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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

 

Kids eat FREE with 2 adult meal purchases. Live music featuring Chris Fallis at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

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.

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Third Thursday Hangout, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Are you a middle schooler looking for a place to hang out with your friends? Snacks, games and a space is yours at the library. For grades 5-8 only.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Cocktails & Conversation!, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

Come join us at Mi Fiesta(the little monkey)on St. Clair Mall for a fun evening of cocktails and Rodan & Fields! There will be cocktails of course!! We will also have samples and products for sale! We are super excited to bring our products for everyone to see! Please click GOING so we have plenty of samples!

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Grilling With Caleb, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Caleb continues to unravel grilling mysteries. This month he reveals the mysteries of seafood on the grill.

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Girlfriends’ Night Out, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Grab your best girlfriends and head out after work to Verona Vineyards to start your weekend early.

Find a seat on the patio and have a glass of wine or two as you watch the sunset, unwind and catch up with your friends.

Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open serving some lighter fair including cheese boards.

Enjoy special happy hour prices on all bottle purchases.

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Kentucky 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.

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

7:30 – 10:00 pm – The 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

House DJ music, Ladies Night, and $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.


Friday, August 18, 2017

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

10:00 – 10:30 am – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone’s fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 – 11:30 am – Yoga, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in yoga class. Classes include breathing exercises, poses and relaxation. We will follow a Yoga workout DVD.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

Drink Specials and Buffalo Chicken Fajitas, $11.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Free Lunchtime Concert featuring Wil Renshaw Trio with Laura Ellen Penn and Rob Barnes, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 E Main St

Bring your lunch and enjoy the music!

 

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Kentucky 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/

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 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Jeffrey Ziehm, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Bent Penny Band, 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: Bent Penny Band
Food Trucks: TBD

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

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky 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/

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Grits and Soul, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Open Mic with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

This is your opportunity to take the stage and play that song you have been working on in front of a live audience. Sing, pick, play originals, or cover tunes, whatever you’d like. Singer/Songwriter Ross Donaldson will be providing encouragement and playing a few of his own original songs.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Aficionado and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come select your favorite award winning Verona Vineyards wine or craft beer and have Straus Tobacconist Jim Clark make a cigar recommendation to enhance the flavor.

Cost $20.00

Includes two drinks and your choice of one cigar.

Additional drinks and cigars available for purchase a la carte.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor Friday: LIVE MUSIC, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.

 

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926 or click HERE to check availability.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – United Bank Summer Concert Series featuring 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.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, at Waverly Farm, 6749 Frankfort Rd, Versailles

Please join Friends of Bluegrass Land Conservancy and Woodford Forward for a special outdoor screening of Wendell Berry’s film, Look & See, at the Henton Family’s Waverly Farm at 6749 Frankfort Rd. in Versailles. The gates will open at 7 pm with the movie to begin at 8:30 pm. Local food prepared by Woodford Reserve Chef de Cuisine Nat Henton. Tickets are $60/person or $100/couple which includes food as well as a special Woodford Reserve cocktail. A full cash bar will also be available. All ages welcome – kids 12 and under get in free. We will have live bluegrass music before the movie begins.

There will be a limited number of chairs available so please bring blankets, camp chairs and any picnic supplies you’d like to have.
This event will be advanced ticketing only and is limited to 250 people so please get your ticket early! The rain date for the event will be Friday, August 25.

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bluegrass Land Conservancy and Woodford Forward.

Get tickets HERE

7:00 – 11:00 pm – A Night in Margaritaville, at the Frankfort Country Club,

Tickets $50 through August 16
$60 after August 16

Available at

Simon House
208 W. Campbell Street
(502) 223-2138

Frankfort Country Club
101 Duntreat Street
(502) 695-1400

Get tickets HERE

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

Live music featuring Eddie Barber and Off the Wagon. Beer Bar and Grill Open, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


Saturday, August 19, 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.

7:00 am – 10:15 am – KY History Half Training Run #3, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Meet us in front of the Kentucky Historical Society! Training runs will be led by pace captain, Linda Word of ForWord Running and will include dynamic warm-ups. Meet pacers, veteran History Half runners, and other running enthusiasts! Water and light snacks will be provided.

You can run all or just a portion of the course. All paces are welcome!

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

 

 

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!

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, www.thelightclinic.org

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 – 2:00 pm – Kentucky Senior Games Archery, at Cove Springs Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

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

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.

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 – 12:00 pm – Saturday 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.

32 ounce lime margarita, $8.99. Homemade Sangria, $3.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

12:30 – 4:00 pm – Ronald McDonald Ride!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Who has red hair, red shoes, and a big red smile? Ronald McDonald, of course! Ronald will ride the train with us on August 19th, bringing smiles to all!

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.

Please see our website for tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466

 

 

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.

 

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Cherry River String Band, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

 

 

 

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Taylor Henry, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Drawing from the pure art of songwriting, Taylor Henry has managed to remain a true craftsman to the trade; it is easy to see the influences of the raw pop sounds of the 60’s mixed with his early love of progressive rock.

 

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.

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

Bourbon on Main

DJ Jesse Penn, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Sunday, August 20, 2017

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:

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Basketball 3-on-3, at the Frankfort High Gym, Ewing St

Register online https://kentucky.nsga.com/registration/552/

1:00 – 9:00 pm – Sunday Bloody Fun Day, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Relax on your Sunday, grab breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with new extended hours, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Take the edge off with the Specialty Bloody Mary Bar. Info HERE

2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

 

2:00 – 6:00 pm – Alma Gitana, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Alma Gitana is a world music group. The group’s core sound is deeply rooted in the flamenco sounds of the Andalucia region of Southern Spain.Each member brings to the table his or her own musical background and experience. The result is a truly unique hybrid of musical genres that spans the spectrum from Arabic to South American music.

Spend your Sunday with us and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the patio. Wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday afternoons! Music is from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Bring your party people, a picnic, lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy!

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Sunset On The Lake Acrylic Painting Class, at Michaels, 7000 John Davis Dr

This is an “instructor’s choice” class suitable for beginning art students. The cost is $25 plus supplies which include acrylic paints (med. Yellow, blue, purple, umber/brown, and white) two paint brushes (3/4″ and no.6) and a 12 × 9 canvas. (If you need help in finding supplies, I am happy to assist you.)
Treat yourself to 2 hours exploring your artsy side. Be creativity and enjoy and afternoon of painting. In the end, you will have a beautiful painting to take home.

 


Monday, August 21, 2017

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 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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Lime margarita, $2.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Yoga Basics, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga, 6:40 – 7:40 pm.  306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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.

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.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Cornfield Fence Pencil Drawing Class, at Michaels, 7000 John Davis Dr

In this 2 hour class students will learn to use perspective in drawing. By the end of the class each person will have completed a drawing of the same subject in their own style. The cost is $25 plus supplies (drawing pencils, eraser, sketch pad, shading stick. If you have these supplies, just bring them.) Please sign up at least 24 hours in advance at Michaels.com or at the register in the store. Come relax and explore your creative side.

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Make Dog Biscuits, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Fun for all ages! Mix up delicious treats for your canine family, then take them home to bake. Recipes available.

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Paws to Read, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

To reserve your spot to read with a certified therapy dog, call
502-484-3450.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Minecraft Monday, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Every Monday, the cafe has a dinner special, designed by Chef Annie, for the entire family. Minecrafters of all ages connect to the Coffeetree server and play together! Info HERE

minecraft-monday-at-kentucky-coffeetree-cafe

 

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke Night, at Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Tuesday, August 22, 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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Sun Rise Yoga, 7:00-7:40 am, Chair Yoga, 10:00-11:00 am, Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm. Gentle Yoga Flow, 3:30 pm, Community Yoga, 5:30 – 6:45 pm. Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

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

9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Genealogy 1 on 1, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Call the library to schedule a one-on-one appointment with our genealogy specialist.

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

Admission

(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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Core Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Tai Chi, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Children’s Yoga, 5:00 – 5:50 pm, Gentle Basics Lionflow Yoga, 5:15 – 5:50 pm, Flow One Intermediate Lionflow/Vinyasa Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  306 W Main St., Third Floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

 

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.

 

3:00 – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour, Fiesta nachos, $7.49, 20 oz domestic beer, $2.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Sunset On The Lake Acrylic Painting Class, at Michaels, 7000 John Davis Dr

This is an “instructor’s choice” class suitable for beginning art students. The cost is $25 plus supplies which include acrylic paints (med. Yellow, blue, purple, umber/brown, and white) two paint brushes (3/4″ and no.6) and a 12 × 9 canvas. (If you need help in finding supplies, I am happy to assist you.)
Treat yourself to 2 hours exploring your artsy side. Be creativity and enjoy and afternoon of painting. In the end, you will have a beautiful painting to take home.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

Prodigy Winery Logo

 

 

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

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Choosing the Best, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Parents and Teens meet separately in these sessions that tackle the tough issues teens face. We help families successfully navigate through the issues in healthy, affirming ways. Snacks provided.

7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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