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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, August 26th, 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 26, 2017

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

8:00 – 11:00 am – Diamonds For Dachshunds Softball Tournament, at Capital View Park, Frankfort

SATURDAY, AUG 26, 2017

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

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

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky 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

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.

9:30 – 11:00 am – Breakfast 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.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

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

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

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

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

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

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

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

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

Visit their full website HERE

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

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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:30 am – 12:00 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.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop- Wall Hangings, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Saturday Walk In Workshop – $20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will use our cookie cutters and your imagination to punch and paint a wall hanging for your home. You can use animals, shapes, holiday or cutters you bring in from homw to create a one of a kind work of art.

Jody Jaques a local artist (Jaques Art Studio, Pocket of Pennies & Jaques Art Studio Jr. will be on hand directing and inspiring you to create.

For Material Prep it would be wonderful if you click above and let us know if you think you will be attending!!! Much Appreciated!

Ask any questions here or shoot them to Jody Jaques or Jaques Art Studio Jr!

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

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

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.

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: Still Water, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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

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.

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

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Grandpa 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.

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

Bourbon on Main

Fear Of Falling/Graveyard Romeos, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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