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Highlights for Friday, August 18th, 2017
Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!
Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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
Featuring 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.
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.
Registration begins at 5:00pm
Register online at https://kentucky.nsga.com/registration/552/
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.
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.
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
208 W. Campbell Street
Frankfort Country Club
101 Duntreat Street
Get tickets HERE
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.
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