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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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

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Thursday, September 28, 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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Marketat River View Park. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – A Passion for Service, at the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 Capital Avenue, 2nd Floor


Why do so many companies put more emphasis on attracting new customers than keeping the ones they already have?

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, we are presenting one of the top workshops in the nation for our members: A Passion for Service ®

Here are the shocking facts:

FACT: A study of over 500 retailers and restaurants revealed that service is lacking in most businesses. 97% of companies studied failed mostly on lack of courtesy, skimpy product knowledge, not listening, no respect or negative attitudes.

FACT: Courting new business can cost up to five times more than strengthening relationships with current clients.

FACT: 96% of unhappy customers never complain about discourtesy, but 91% of them will not buy again from a business that offended them.

FACT: Customers can now instantly blast their anger through Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and it can go viral in your community!!

If you want to reduce lost sales and create lifetime loyal customers,

When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Where: Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY
Time: 8:00AM-11:00AM and (repeat session) 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Two identical sessions are offered so you can send half your staff AM and half PM!

Registration Fee: (Members by 9/21) $109.00 per person or $99.00 each, 5 or more

(After 9/21) $129.00 each or $119.00 each, 5 or more
(Non-Member) $199.00 per person

To Register: Call (502) 223-8261 or Fax (502)223-5942
or email: chamber@frankfortky.info
For more information visit: www.apassionforservice.com

Get your tickets HERE

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

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – Kentucky River Ramble, at River View Park docks, 404 Wilkinson Blvd.

10:00 am – Boats at Riverview Park open for viewing, at Riverview Park Boat Dock

Miss Blue Tour (Approximately 20 minute boat tour, seats 6, FREE, call 502.352.2028)

11:30 am – Miss Blue Tour (Approximately 20 minute boat tour, seats 6, FREE, call 502.352.2028)

1:00 pm – Miss Blue Tour (Approximately 20 minute boat tour, seats 6, FREE, call 502.352.2028)

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 – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Ms. Susan to enjoy great books & fun activities. For preschoolers and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Kids eat FREE with 2 adult meal purchases. Live music featuring Chris Fallis, 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.

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Afternoon Tea, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Decorate a hat to wear while discovering the pleasures of a tea party. All ages, children and adults welcome.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

6:00 – 9:00 pm – SFNA Quarterly meeting, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Frankfort KY224 Steele St

Potluck social from 6 to 7, meeting from 7pm

Presentations from:

Tanglewood Neighborhood
Chief of Police
City Manager

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Evening Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Discussing The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow. Next month’s read will be The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Pickup your copy of Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow to be discussed at our next book club in September! Snacks included!

6:30 pm – Trivia Night, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

Trivia begins @ 6:30pm with prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Play by yourself or with your friends!
$4.99 fresh squeezed margaritas during game play.

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

House DJ music, Ladies Night, and $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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Thursday Highlights brought to you by:

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism