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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, September 30th, 2017

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

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Saturday, September 30 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.

8:00 – 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.

8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – One Day CCDW Class, at Kentucky Firearms Training, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Gregg Stratton and Tom Roach will conduct a one day CCDW class in Frankfort, KY on Saturday, September 30th beginning at 8:00 A.M. Class is $75 plus a range fee (max $10).

Please Call or text your email address to 502-209-9359 or 502-321-8819, and we’ll send more details. This class offers instruction to all skill levels, beginner to advanced.

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 – 6:00 pm – 2017 2×4 Challenge, at Benson Creek Custom Lumber, 655 Bridgeport Rd

Show us what you can make from a single 2×4! Entries must be received by 6 PM on September 30.

9:30 – 11:00 am – Breakfast 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.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

10:00 – 11:30 am – Harvest Wreath Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Create your own everlasting, harvest wreath during this DIY workshop. Combine found, foraged, fresh & dried flowers + natural elements to craft your own unique autumn wreath. $75 fee includes designer instruction, wreath materials & vine base. You’ll leave with a bountiful door decor for your autumn doorstep.

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 – 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 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

10:00 am – DUSK – Buckmeadow Farm Festival, at Buckmeadow Farms, 1323 Ninevah Rd, Lawrenceburg

Buckmeadow Farm Fest Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze opens up this Saturday to the public for all kinds of fall family fun! Come take a hay ride to pick a pumpkin, race down the slides, shoot our corn cannon, let the kids play in the cotton pit or test their skills on the ninja warrior course! So much to do! Hope to see you there!

32 ounce lime margarita, $8.99. Homemade Sangria, $3.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.


12:30 – 4:00 pm – Scenic Train Ride!, at Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

Enjoy a ride through the rolling Kentucky countryside! Learn about railroading and local history! View tiny trains as they transverse tiny twisting tracks!

The Museum and Gift Shop open at 12:30, while the train will depart at 2. The ride is approximately 90 minutes, and includes a mid-ride stop, with the opportunity for passengers to disembark, walk up to the edge of the Young’s High Bridge, and overlook the Kentucky River Palisades.

There are restrooms at the station, but not on the train.

Please see our website for tickets and more information: http://bluegrassrailroad.com/#/tyrone-bridge/4514911466

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.

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Blessing of Animals, at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepherd Way

St. Francis Blessing of the Animals. All are welcome. Sat. Sept. 30 outdoors on our Shepherd Way campus in Frankfort at 2pm. Animals of all sizes and kinds are welcome but must be leashed/contained in some way. Free.

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 

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Amy Estrada, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

5:00 – 11:00 pm – Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St

2017 Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony gala event takes place on September 30th, 2017. The Frankfort Convention Center will be hosting this glorious event. Reservations required.

Hosted by Kentucky Veteran’s Hall of Fame

6:30 – 11:00 pm – Frankfort Elks Fall Bash, at Frankfort Elks Lodge #530, 309 Lewis St

Please join the Frankfort Elks for their Fall Bash and Membership Drive featuring the band, Sorry ATARI. Members are encouraged to bring guests (and a dish to share) to show folks how we do fun and fellowship at the lodge. Food will be available starting at 6:30 PM, and the band starts at 8:00 PM. We hope to see you there!!

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.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

Live Music with Stone Soup 8:00-11:00 pm, House DJ from 11:00 pm until close, UK vs. Eastern Michigan on big screens, $10 buckets, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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