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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, September 15th, 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 15, 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 MusicDrink Specials and Buffalo Chicken Fajitas, $11.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

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.

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 – 6:00 pm – Family Freedom Day, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E 2nd St

We will observe the POW/MIA Missing Man through a ceremony at 5pm followed by presentations of all our programs at the Post. There will be something for everyone. Bring your children for a safety presentation. We will serve popcorn and bottled water.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Soul Kitchen, 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: Soul Kitchen-Kentuckiana
Food Trucks: Four Moore’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 – Michael Kruse, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:30 – 6:15 pm – Theatre on the River: The Two Villages, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The First of TWO plays in ONE evening! See one show for $6. Or BOTH shows for $10!!

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

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier.

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

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

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

A Historical Comedy that gives you a brief history of all of Kentucky’s Governors.

Tickets are $6 for one show, and both for $10.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Ryan Brewer, 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.

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Family Movie Night, at Collins Lane Elementary, 1 Cougar Lane

Join us for a “Hair raising good time” at our Fall Movie Night! Come early for a dance party on the lower lot, a troll hair station and fun with our CLE family! Pizza, drinks and more will be available for purchase. As always you can snag some CLE merchandise while you’re there! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets. Dance party on the lower lot at 6:30pm, movie to begin around 7:45pm. We hope to see you there!

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Theatre on the River: Kentucky Governors at a Glance, at First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, 416 W Main St

The Second of TWO plays in ONE evening! See one show for $6. Or BOTH shows for $10!!

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

A Historical Comedy that gives you a brief history of all of Kentucky’s Governors.

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

At 5:30 watch The Two Villages written by Richard Cavendish, and directed by Karen Kimmel Hatter at Ward Oates Amphitheater.

A play about the renowned Frankfort artist, Paul Sawyier. Then walk over to First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY, have 2 slices of Buddy’s Pizza and a drink for $5.

Tickets are $6 for one show, and both for $10.

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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 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.

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

Live 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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