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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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

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Saturday, August 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

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