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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, September 22nd, 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 22, 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.

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.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat JD Shelburne, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Join us for our headlining act for Jammin’ at Jeptha 2017! Come rock the night away with J.D. and his band! Great music, great drinks, and most of all great company!

Meet and Greet with Autograph signing to follow the concert.

Tickets are $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Doors open at 5:00pm with the concert starting at 6:00pm.

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.

5:00 – 10:00 pm – Anderson County Burgoo Festival, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

The Anderson County Burgoo Festival is an outdoor event that showcases a variety of vendors , music, family activities & the great taste of BURGOO! Come enjoy a weekend of fun for the entire family!

5:00 p.m. ………….. Shop at our local merchants and the festival vendors.
5:00 …………………. Free Art Painting for Children (Art Gallery parking lot)
5:00 – 7:00 …….. Fishing Tournament Draws [Children 10-15 yrs. old] (Extension Bldg. Basement)
7:00 – 10:00 …….. “Donny Dynamite & the Dynamos” sponsored by United Bank & Capital Trust Co. Summer Concert
Series (Lawrenceburg Green)
8:00 …………………. Ghost Walk with Jeff Waldridge (leave from a designated booth to be announced)

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 – Dudley Roberts, 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 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.

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Bowling, at Capital Bowl, 80 Anderson Rd

You get 2 games with shoe rental for $12, paid to bowling alley when you arrive. Please contact Latisa Spradlin via email or text to let her know that your child, at least in 9th grade, will be attending. Parents are welcome but don’t have to stay, just be there by 7:00 to pick them up. Since this is the first event of the season please bring your Policy and Procedure form, which will be emailed to the CACH group soon.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: The Retro Vibes, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy the rich, decadent combination of Verona Vineyards award winning wines paired with a variety of gourmet chocolates at the recommendation of Chocolatier Dawn Woods.

Cost: $7.00

Includes a tasting of four Verona vineyards wines and samples of chocolate to go with each.

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

6:00 pm – Burgoo Festival Fishing Tournament, at the Anderson County Burgoo Festival

Join us for the First Annual Burgoo Fishing Tournament. The fishing tournament will take place at the Anderson County Parks & Recreation Center, September 22-24, 2017. Participants must be 10-15 years of age during the tournament. There is a $10 Entry fee for all participants. ( Please see fishing rules and waiver for more information)

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 – 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 – 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

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Country Line Dancing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, grab a glass of wine, pull on your boots and let’s boogie. Join us for a night of country line dancing and award winning wine. No cover!

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

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

A message from Michaelis Events:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bourbon and Blackjack event has to be postponed.

We are currently looking into a future date sometime in November to reschedule the event. We apologize for any inconvenience, and all those who have purchased tickets through Eventbrite are receiving a full refund that will show up in your account within 5-7 business days. We apologize for any inconvenience and are disappointed in having to reschedule, but are looking forward to bringing this event back in November!

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

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

Hot Brown at The Brick Alley!. Beer Garden and Grill open, 6:00-10:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


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