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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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September 2017

Monday, September 11, 6:30 – 7:30 pm KY Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Records (1912-1946), at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Presented by Walter Bowman, Archives Research Room Supervisor with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

This free event is sponsored by the Frankfort Civil War Roundtable, Capital City Museum, and PSPL. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

No registration required
Library Community Room

Monday, September 11, 6:30 – 8:30 pmChakaia Booker artist talk, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Join us for an inspiring evening of images and ideas presented by Chakaia Booker, followed by a question and answer session and a reception. This is a free event, open to the public and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in partnership with The Grand Theatre.

Chakaia Booker is a world renowned artist based in New York City. She has art in the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Akron Museum of Art, The Max Protetch and June Kelly galleries in New York, among others. She has participated in international group and solo exhibitions in such places as the Neuberger Museum of Art, Marlborough Gallery, the Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, and the P.S.I. Contemporary Art Center in Queens, as well as in the “Twentieth Century American Sculpture” exhibition held at the White House in 1996. Booker received the Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2002 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005. She was selected for the 2012-2014 New York Avenue Sculpture Project in D.C., which is the only public art space featuring changing installations of contemporary works by women artists. She most recently served on the board of Directors for the International Sculpture Center.

Chakaia will also be the guest artist at the JSP Fall Arts Festival on Sep. 10. Stop by to participate in her sculpture workshop and to see The Conversationalist installed!

The Grand Theatre is located in historic downtown Frankfort.


Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Family Workshop: Telling Kentucky’s Story, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Families will use items from KHS collections to explore the ways artifacts can help tell us stories of people and events. They also will experiment with narrative storytelling to relate events from Kentucky’s past, and craft a journal to record their own Kentucky stories.

Best for ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome!

$10 per family – one adult and up to two children. $5 for each additional participant.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Advanced Wilderness Survival, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

Join the Nature Reliance School and Canoe Kentucky for a Advanced Wilderness survival clinic. Only $15 per person! This hour and half class will cover a wide range of topics, from fire building, water purification and shelter building. (there will also be some cool gear to try out and some give away’s for a lucky few who attend. Please Contact Canoe Kentucky for more information!


Friday, September 15, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Exploring Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Does your Little Historian have the skills and bravery to explore with the likes of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark? Join us as we learn about and create maps, experiment with buoyancy and practice our animal tracking skills to prepare for our very own great adventure! Activities will help develop observation, listening, sensorimotor, fine motor, communication and problem solving 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.


Friday, September 15, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Friday, September 15, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – United Bank Summer Concert Series featuring Bent Penny Band, at the Old Capital Lawn, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

This is the last downtown summer concert of 2017 featuring Bent Penny Band, a multi-faceted band that focuses on music genres ranging from Eric Clapton and the Eagles to Elvis, Rock-a-Billy, and originals. 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.


Saturday, September 16, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm – Sweet Owen Day Fall Festival, in Owenton, Kentucky

Free Family Fun including inflatables with Kidz Zone, 5K, pancake breakfast, corn hole tournaments, Veterans Recognition ceremony, health fair, food and craft vendors, and live music all day long that includes: Highway 330 Band, The Bandits Band, The Epoch Band, Ricky Kinman Band, Ashley Renae, The Downtown County Band, and Diamondback! Mark you are attending for a Facebook reminder!


Saturday, September 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmAviation Day, at the Capital City Airport, 90 Airport Rd

Capital City Airport is hosting Aviation Day on
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE AIRPLANE RIDES!

EAA Young Eagles Airplane Rides (ages 8-19)
General Aviation and Military Static Displays
Vendor Market
Breakfast and Lunch (available for purchase)

Information Booths:
Eastern Kentucky University
Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Kentucky National Guard
Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education
Civil Air Patrol
State and Local Law Enforcement and Fire/Rescue Agencies
Others

Aviation fuel discounts during Aviation Day activities.

For more information please call: 502-564-3714 or visit http://www.cca.ky.gov/

Vendors:
If you are interested in vending please contact Robin Antenucci at: RAntenucci@visitfrankfort.com.


Saturday, September 16, 12:30 – 8:00 pmOn Track with Mack!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Get on Track!

We’re having a visiting steam engine again, for the FOURTH year in a row! We’ll host ‘Mack’, Jeddo Coal #85, for three weekends in September! This will be Mack’s debut appearance, as it has just recently been completely rebuilt.

Mack is an 0-4-0 saddle tank steam engine, built in 1928. It is the fourth traveling steam engine owned, rebuilt, and maintained, by John and Barney Gramling, a father and son outfit based in Indiana.

Come out to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, and ride behind Mack! We’ll have two trains, departing at 2 pm and 5 pm, on each day, September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, and 23 & 24. Ticket prices range between $20 and $29.

Please see our website for more information and advance tickets!

http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/steam-train-weekends/4589947559


Saturday, September 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Trails for Tails 5K, at Capitol View Park, Old Glenns Creek Rd

The race route will take participants past the future site of the new shelter building. Runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this fun, family friendly event. Register by August 16 and you will receive a T-shirt. We plan to have pizza, prizes, a professional massage therapist, an option to stretch out with professional yoga instructors, and more!

Participation total is $27.50 if paid by August 16, 2017.

For the safety of your pet, we recommend human participants only.

Sign up HERE


Saturday, September 16, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Saturday, September 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Rhythm & Roots Concert Series: Five Below Band, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Join us for the 2nd annual Rhythm & Roots Summer Vineyard Concert Series. These family friendly concerts take place on the Peach Family Farm set against the backdrop of Prodigy’s vineyards and Central Kentucky’s finest horse farms. We invite local, very talented musicians to perform on our outdoor stage. Enjoy a night of music and food with Prodigy’s award winning wine or beer with family and friends!

Concerts take place on Saturday’s from June-September.

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery will be providing the food on concert night. The menu will change for each concert but guests will have their choice of meat, two sides, salad, and a non-alcoholic drink ticket.

$25.00 per person ticket includes your food ticket, drink ticket and cover for the concert for those that purchase before the event. $30.00 at the gate.
$10.00 per person for cover for those who do not want a meal.

Wine Club members receive discounted admission and priority seating.

Reserved seating is available by calling the winery prior to the day of the concert.

This is a family friendly event, and attendees are welcome and encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, tents, etc, for comfortable concert viewing.

Events are rain or shine. There will be designated smoking areas.

Coolers and outside food or drink are not permitted.

Get tickets HERE


Sunday, September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pmE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) (Rated-PG)

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director:Steven Spielberg Writer:Melissa Mathison Stars:Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore and Peter Coyote

TCM Series at the Grand!

Tickets $8 or purchase a season pass (all 12 films) for $60!

(1982) (Rated-PG)


Monday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pmGenealogy 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


Monday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Sumptuous Southern Supper 2017, at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington Street

The Sumptuous Southern Supper is an annual event where we, the Franklin County Women and Family Shelter supporters, share a night of southern hospitality with our community. There will be great BBQ provided by our local Staxx restaurant and delicious dessert minis provided by B’s Bakery. We will also have a short presentation about the shelter, a silent auction of delicious desserts, Carolyn’s Jewelry Kreations for sale, and much more!


Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pmA Look at Lexington Railroads, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

View footage of the C&O, L&N, and F&N railroads (1940-1960) in and around Lexington as filmed by Marion Eldridge, former stationmaster of Lexington Union Station. Presented by Charles Bogart.

For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

No registration required. Library Community Room.


Wednesday, September 22, 12:00 – 2:00 pmFood for Thought: “The Historic Kentucky Kitchen”, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway Street

Author Deirdre A. Scaggs will talk about “The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook” in this Food for Thought program.

“The Historic Kentucky Kitchen” assembles more than 100 dishes from 19th and 20th-century Kentucky cooks. Deirdre A. Scaggs and Andrew W. McGraw collected recipes from handwritten books, diaries, scrapbook clippings and out-of-print cookbooks from the University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections to bring together a variety of classic dishes, complete with descriptions of each recipe’s origin and helpful tips for the modern chef. The authors tested each dish and provide recipe modifications and substitutions for rare and hard-to-find ingredients.

Scaggs is interim dean of libraries at the University of Kentucky.

KHS members: $25. Others: $30

Price includes lunch.

Menu:

Fall Salad with Raspberry Dressing
Chicken Pot Pie
Corn Pudding
Green Bean Casserole
Yellow Corn Muffin
Molasses Cake
Iced Tea/Coffee/Water

Reservations required by Sept. 15. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Thursday, September 21, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – History Happy Hour, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join Buffalo Trace and the Kentucky Historical Society for History Happy Hour. As the state celebrates National Bourbon Heritage Month and Kentucky’s 225th birthday, BT and KHS are opening their photograph collections for the public to view rarely seen images and share memories related to the photos. 5:30 – 7:30 in the Single Oak Room, Buffalo Trace Visitor Center. A tasting and light appetizers provided.


Thursday, September 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Listen to Me, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard

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.


Friday, September 22, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 9:30 pm – Mary Chapin Carpenter, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Mary Chapin Carpenter is coming to Equus Run Vineyards on September 22! Come join us for an evening filled with good music, good friends and good food!

Tickets: $65 per person

4:30pm – Doors Open
4:30pm-6:30pm – Wine Tastings
5:30pm-7:30pm – Buffet Opens
7:00p – Concert begins

Get tickets HERE


Friday, September 22, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Saturday & Sunday, September 23 – 24All A Soccer Tournament, at Capitol View Park, Corner of St Hwy 676 and Glenn’s Creek Rd


Saturday, September 23, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm – 2017 Capital City SMASH, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Capital City SMASH” Crossfit throwdown, Saturday September 23rd.

Two person teams (M/M or F/F)
and NEW THIS YEAR – MASTERS!!!! (both members ages added together must equal 80+ as of Sept 23rd – M/M or F/F).

$100 per team (** $90 EARLY BIRD till August 25th **) . All teams will compete in 4 workouts (3 scheduled plus a floater). The top 3 teams will compete in a 5th Championship workout.

Minimum Work Requirements
Weights could get heavier in a ladder or one-rep max type wod
Unless explicitly stated, Masters and Open divisions should be prepared for the following:

All divisions:
Burpees
Rowing
Bike
Running
Pullups
Double Unders
Ring dips
Toes to Bar
Flip tires, push/pull sleds, sandbag carry, etc
Wallball 20/14 at 10’/9’
KB Swing (53/35)
KB Snatches (53/35)

Box jumps 24/20” – Masters can do step ups
Deadlift 225/155# – 185/115# (Masters)
Front/Back Squat 155/105# – 115/85# (Masters)
Push Press 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Clean and Jerk 185/115# – 135/95# (Masters)
Snatch (any variation) 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
OHS 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)
Thruster 135/95# – 95/65# (Masters)

HS Walks, HSPUs, Pistols, Rope Climb, C2Bs, MUs and other advanced movements may be in the Championship WOD. Masters may see C2Bs in the Championship WOD.

We are located on the beautify Kentucky River, with miles of paved running path just out the back door 😉 and Frankfort’s River View Park is just 400 yards away. 90+ dedicated parking spaces, large bathrooms, showers and plenty of space for teams to hang out between wods.

More info or register HERE


Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop- Pinch Pot Monsters, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Walk In Workshop – Pinch Pot Monsters
$20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will pinch a pot and create and paint your own pet monster who could have many different uses depending on size and form. This little guy will be ready in two weeks to hang out with you for Halloween!

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!


Saturday, September 23, 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Theatre on the River, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Hatter.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

Kentucky Governors at a Glance written and directed by Sami Allison.

Performances are September 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23.

Come see The Two Villages at 5:30 pm. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

At 7:00 pm watch the second annual performance of KY: Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church.

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Saturday, September 23, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bourbon and Black Jack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Love Bourbon and cards? Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and casino type games. Casino games include poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue. This amazing experience is only a 2 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

For more information and tickets, click HERE


Tuesday, September 26, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Wednesday, September 27, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Thursday, September 28, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm – Rockin’ Thunder History Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

High adventure meets history when you board Rockin’ Thunder’s new 20-passenger jet boat for a Kentucky River History and Nature Tour. Enjoy expert narration by exceptional guides conducting memorable and entertaining tours of the family’s opulent late 18th century city house and rustic 19th Century country estate.

First, meet at Liberty Hall, the 1796 home of Kentucky’s first US Senator, John Brown. You’ll learn about early Kentucky life and the Brown family’s connection to the river. A light breakfast includes our exclusive Liberty Hall Tea and local Bourbon Barrel Coffee from Kentucky Knows and breakfast breads.

After a short van ride to the Kentucky River View Park, you’ll board the jet boat and leave Frankfort behind. Your Captains, Paul and Jane will delight you with river stories and lore, as well as pointing out important landmarks. Along the way you will lock through two dams built in 1838 and perhaps spot Bald Eagles and more Kentucky wildlife.

Your down-river trip ends at Blue Wing, the Brown family’s 1850 peach plantation and summer retreat near Gratz, now lovingly restored by Doug and Kathleen Martin. While there you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music. Good food, great scenery, history and fun!

This special tour is a fundraising partnership with Rockin’ Thunder and Blue Wing Landing. Tickets for this charity fundraiser are $250 with $100 of that fully tax deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site. For information on tax deductions, please call (502) 227-2560.

Get tickets HERE

Check out the video below


Friday, September 29, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kentucky Veterans Hall Of Fame United We Stand Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

The Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame invites you to join us for our United We Stand Golf Scramble! Located at the beautiful Juniper Hills Golf Course, 800 Louisville Rd, Frankfort, KY. Registration and breakfast opens at 7am and teeing off at 8am. Come participate in our hole prizes, silent auction, and more. Price includes breakfast, lunch and all green and cart fees.

Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have fought for our country and went above and beyond in serving their community. Funds raised are greatly appreciated and will assist in covering these cost.

Sponsor opportunities available. Please contact cwilliams@eventsunlimitedllc.com for more information.

Register HERE


Friday, September 29, 1:30 – 6:30 pm – 2017- WeWannaPlay Black Cat Golf Scramble, at the Juniper Hill Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road

Come join us as we celebrate our 21ST Annual Black Cat and help raise monies for “WEWANNAPLAY”. Reserve a spot for your team as soon as possible and no later than Monday, SEPTEMBER 18, if possible. Individual handicaps or average individual scores will be needed.

Lunch Served 12-1:30 PM
*Shotgun Start 1:30 PM

4 Person Team – Best Ball
$50 per player – includes green fee, cart, food, and drink
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Net – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
Overall “Team” 1st Place Low Gross – Individual “Black Cat” Jackets
14 – Individual Prize Holes


Friday, September 29, 6:00 – 10 :00 pm – The Market SeptemberSt. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Saturday, September 30, 8:00 – 11:00 am Kentucky History Half Marathon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  Plus, we offer fun events for the entire family, so pack up your running shoes and the kids, too, and head for beautiful Frankfort, Ky, to take on the greatest half in history!

Learn more here.


Saturday, September 30, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Soul on Ice, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver

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.


Saturday, September 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


October 2017

Friday, October 6, 7:30 – 10:00 pmOne Night in Memphis, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This theatrical tribute features Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins when all four were fledgling performers ready to explode. $45/$35/$30 Sponsored by Bill & Marie Cull

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, October 7, 12:30 – 4:00 pm – Pumpkin Patch Train Ride, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Purchase Tickets at Bluegrass Railroad Museum and catch the train!

http://www.bgrm.org/ Special pumpkin patch train ride from Bluegrass Railroad Museum with a stop made at Abbott Station- Life Adventure Center. Visit the pumpkin patch, drink complimentary cocoa & roast a marshmallow around the campfire. Donations accepted to help support Life Adventure Center programs for underserved kids & Veterans.


Friday, October 13, 7:30 – 10:00 pmQueen Machine, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

This Danish touring tribute show Queen Machine brings the explosive Freddy Mercury and Queen to the stage with all their hits from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “We are the Champions” and more. $45/$40/$30


Friday – Saturday, October 13 – 14 – Bourbonanza 2017, at the Kentucky Historical Society (Friday) & Downtown Frankfort (Saturday)

Friday Oct. 13th – Spirits Soiree (ticketed event, purchase tickets below)

The Spirits Soiree will be held at the Kentucky Historical Society from 7pm-10pm. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be featured along with live music by Stirfry Musette, catered hors d’oeuvres and samplings of “Kentucky Proud” products. The highlight of the evening is a live auction of rare bourbons. Revelers can continue celebrating at various after parties around downtown. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. The event is limited to 500 people.

Get event tickets HERE

Saturday Oct. 14th – Spirits Stroll (kid friendly, free admission, festival like atmosphere)

The Spirits Stroll will be held from 11am – 7pm in the heart of downtown Frankfort, on St. Clair Street between Main and Broadway. Local merchants, restaurants and bars will feature specials and spirits-themed merchandise and events. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be serving libations along with bourbon related demonstrations. There will be food, live music, shopping and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Bourbonanza is a non-profit fundraiser for DFI that works in conjunction with The Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism Commission to promote Frankfort and it’s unique link to the spirits industry in Kentucky.


Saturday, October 14, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Storytime and Keepsake, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Join us as we read, a great story about a Mom’s love for her little owl. Keep the book and paint your own clay owl keepsake.$20.00. Additional owls , both Mommy and baby sized will be available for $5.00 each. Pre-register by Sept 16th to take your book home the day of the event. Registrations after sept 16, book will be available with the fired baked keepsakes, approximately 2-3 weeks after event.To pre-pay register with pay pal at paypal.me/bisbister or message Beverly Isbister.


Sunday, October 15, 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Paddle-Palooza 2017, at River View Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

Paddle-Palooza is a FREE, fun, and family oriented event along the banks for the beautiful Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Paddlepalooza was one of the most successful padding events ever on the Kentucky River when it was offered over a decade ago!

Wind down your paddling season with a group float on the beautiful Kentucky River. Two group trips will be offered this day; one heading to Buffalo Trace Distillery through Lock and Dam Number 4. And the other tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort.

We will have two guided tours throughout the day.

Beginning at 12 PM, we will have our first group putting in at the River View Park Boat Dock, paddling down river to Lock and Dam Number 4, locking though, taking out at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Boat Ramp, shuttled to the distillery for a tour of the grounds, then back to the river to lock back through and finish back at the beginning. 

Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will have a tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort. Also learn a bit about the water quality, history of the river and the town, and more. Both trips will conclude by 4:00 PM.

At 4:00, the fun is not over! Heath & Molly, a very well know Kentucky Roots band from Rumsey Kentucky will be providing some awesome live music. They even have a few songs about our own local Elkhorn Creek!

Food trucks will be available all day selling bar-b-que, burgers, drinks and more. But feel free to bring the lawn chairs, some snacks and drinks and enjoy a day on the water with friends. Might be the last time this year!

Rental canoes and kayaks will be made available. Advanced reservations for rentals are required. Make rental reservations by going to our website and making them, or by contacting CKY at either: 

info@canoeky.com
502 227 4492
888 CANOE KY

Bring your own boat FREE OF CHARGE, or Canoe Kentucky will have rental available by reservation only.

Thanks to Canoe KentuckyFrankfort Parks and Recreation, and the City of Frankfort for this fun community event.


Sunday, October 15, 7:30 – 10:00 pmJack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

America’s most revered wild animal expert brings his signature cheetah and a cadre of wild animals to the Grand to educate us on going Into the Wild. $55/$45/$35

Get tickets HERE


Monday – Sunday, October 16 – 22Kentucky State University Homecoming Week 2017, hosted by Kentucky State University400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky

Thorobreds, brace yourself for an experience like no other – Homecoming 2017! Events kick off Monday, Oct. 16.

Here’s what’s happening: http://kysu.edu/2017/08/09/kentucky-state-university-announces-homecoming-2017/


Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 – 10:00 pmThe Princess Bride (1987) Rated PG, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Classic Film Series. While home sick in bed, a young boy’s grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. $8

Get tickets HERE


Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmWynonna & The Big Noise, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St

Wynonna’s “Roots & Revival Tour” comes to the Grand. The tour explores the past, present and future of her extensive 33-year career, which is firmly planted in Country music. $75/$70/$55 Sponsored by Bill & Kay Kirkland

Get tickets HERE


Thursday, October 19, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

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.


Friday, October 20, 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Thorobred Run DAY Party, at Berry Hill Mansion, 700 Louisville Rd

Thorobred Run Day Party serves as a means to provide social and financial contributions to enhance and support the undergraduate student & alumni experience.


Saturday, October 21, 9:00 pm – 2:00 am – “The K List Event” #TheReturn2017, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway Street

Fundraiser/Social – A portion of your ticket is tax deductible (Benjamin F. Shobe Scholarship Endowment)
Cash Bar / Cigar Lounge / Hors d’oeuvres / Live DJ / Mature
VIP Tables Available! – Limited Quantities
The Kentucky Historical Society
100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601 (Downtown)
Must be 30 years of age or older to enter.
*All proceeds go toward student scholarships


Friday, October 27, 6:00 – 10 :00 pmThe Market OctoberSt. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, October 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pmBlack Cat Chase 5K, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement for both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!

Sign up HERE


Saturday, October 28, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Walk In Workshop – Trees in the Style of Linda Bristow, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Walk In Workshop – Trees in the Style of Linda Bristow
$20

All Ages Welcome to this Mini Workshop where you will use texture and color to build a Tree out of Slabs. In two weeks your tree will be ready to remind you of spring, a walk in the woods, or a holiday memory.

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!


Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #2, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Sunday, October 29, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

DESCRIPTION:

Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE


November 2017

Saturday, November 4, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: A Pearl in the Storm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

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.


Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: The Sport of Kings, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

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.


December 2017

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Payne Hollow, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Payne Hollow by Harlan Hubbard

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.


Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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