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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, September 8th, 2017

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

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Friday, September 8, 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!

Live Music with Robby CoxDrink Specials and Buffalo Chicken Fajitas, $11.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

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.

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 – 8:00 pm – Kentucky 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


Here is the agenda for the Ky Senior Games Fun Day at the Capital City Activity Center (previously known as the Frankfort County Senior Activity Center, out near the hospital)

Billiards Tournament   9:00 AM       

Chair Volleyball    1:00 PM  (at Prevention Park YMCA 77 C.Michael Davenport Blvd))

Meal served 4 PM-7 PM.  You will get your meal ticket at registration when you get to the Center.

5K Power Walk     4:00 PM

Opening Ceremonies  4:45

Cornhole               5:00 PM

Shuffleboard         5:00 PM     Singles & Doubles       

Bocce                    6:00 PM    117 Chapman Drive  

We will have a number of vendors and other activities from 3:00 – 8:00 PM.   All this is included in your entry fee.   If you see any events you haven’t signed up for that you would like to participate in,  please email and we will add you in.  The more the merrier.

4:00 pm – Festival of the Horse, Georgetown, Kentucky

Celebrate the role of the horse in the heart of the Bluegrass!

The 37th annual Festival of the Horse will be held September 8-10, 2017 in Historic Downtown Georgetown. This popular event features live music, arts & crafts exhibits, food booths, multiple parades, carnival rides and other family-friendly activities!

Visit www.festivalofthehorse.org for additional festival information.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, 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: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Food Trucks: Laughing Leo’s and Sweet and Savory Food Truck

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

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 – 8:30 pm – Fall Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, and 10

Dancer Fee

Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Send Payment to: CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
minimum deposit of $20 required for registration. Balance due once dance starts. Registration deadline – Aug 30.

*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.

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

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Whitney Acke, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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.

7:30 – 10:00 pm – Freda 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)

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

Slugger and DJ House music. Beer Garden and Grill open, 6:00-10:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


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