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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, October 6th, 2017

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

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Saturday, October 6, 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 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 1st Annual Rebecca Ruth Vendor Fair, behind Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory, 116 E 2nd St, Frankfort (on Battle Alley)

Shop, eat, and enjoy! Come out and support local businesses. We will have vendors, a food truck, and a bounce house for the kids. There will also be a drawing. Every Rebecca Ruth Candy Shop receipt will be entered to win $50 cash. You do not have to be present to win. Let’s make this 1st Annual Vendor Fair amazing!

Confirmed Vendors:

Senegence/Lipsense- Tammy Haney Crowder
Lularoe- Candice Fogle Black
Abundant Joy Jewelry- Alysin Montgomery
Delicate Designs by Donna- Donna Gribbins
Usborne Books- Gabrielle Gordon
NuSkin- Lisa Weathers Martin
Custom Creations 3- Kim Sage-Sowder
Handmade Crafts- Orvilla Haydon
Refind- Leslie Saunders
Plunder Design- Pam Rice
Pink Zebra- Sharon Blanton-Pendleton
Younique- Cheryl Douthitt
Underground Foods- Jessica Casey
Riley Bugs Boutique- Bethany Hurt
Scentsy- Katie Holt
Brew-Tiful Coffee- Penny Smith
The String Boutique- Maya Lynae
Mary Kay- Cheryl McKeown Adams
Little Cat Feet Photography & Desings- Lisa E Friedly
Pearls by Catherine- Kathy Cummins
Jamberry- Kimberly Fogle Lanham
Andrea’s Artistry Shop- Andrea Hornbeck
Young Living- Leanna Kassovic
Pampered Chef- Tiffany McKinney
A Friends Designs Vintage- Christen Whitehead
Imagine Candles- Sara Miles-Jewell
Midway Embroidery- Amy Bowman
Poppy Clips- Cindy and Kevin Rice
Paparazzi- Sandy Hellard
Krazy Jumpers- Alex Gayhart

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.

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

10:00 am – 3:30 pm –  Fall Family Harvest, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Dive headfirst into the sights, sounds & tastes of autumn during this family-friendly festival. Experience it first-hand:

Photo ops & selfie spots in our pumpkin patch

Local apples & cider from Mulberry Orchards, of Shelbyvile

Petting zoo by Foggy Bottom Farm with llamas, donkeys, silky chickens, baby doll sheep, angora rabbits, turkeys & pygmy goats

Fall garlic tasting

Pumpkin painting for all ages

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 – 6:00 pm – Buffalo Daze, Stamping Ground, Kentucky

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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!

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Class: Goofy Graveyard, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

What types of creatures called Kentucky home long before we did? Join KHS as we uncover fossils of Kentucky’s original inhabitants, such as the mighty Mastodon, and discover just how much Kentucky wildlife has changed. Participants will act as paleontologists to uncover creatures from Kentucky’s past and create a prehistoric creature of their own.

For ages 5-10

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child

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

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – KCDHH 35th Anniversary, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

You are invited to KCDHH 35th Anniversary celebration at Salato Wildlife Center in Frankfort, Ky on Saturday October 7th.

Come join us in fun and games!

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

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.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Met Opera – Norma, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

“Ponselle, Milanov, Sutherland, Callas … after last night, Radvanovsky can add her name to the list,” declared the Huffington Post when Sondra Radvanovsky made her Met role debut as Norma in 2013. The 2017–18 season opens with a new production of Bellini’s masterpiece, starring Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her archrival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts. Sir David McVicar’s evocative production sets the action deep in a Druid forest where nature and ancient ritual rule.

Production a gift of Veronica Atkins

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 4 mins.

Premiere: Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1831. This opera is an extraordinary fusion of sublime melody, vocal challenge, and dramatic power. It examines an ageless and archetypal situation: a powerful woman compromises her ideals for love, only to find herself betrayed by her lover. But equally gripping is her relationship with the younger woman who is the new object of her former lover’s attention and in whom Norma sees both a rival and a second self. The title role demands dramatic vocal power combined with the agility and technique of a coloratura singer. It is a daunting challenge that few can rise to: those who have are part of operatic lore.

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 – Chess Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

New & experienced players (grades 2-12) are invited to learn to play chess and challenge each other. Use our boards and pieces, or bring your own. Registration is required: http://pspl.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=10559

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Frankfort Solar Tour, as part of the National Solar Tour. Participants provide their own transportation and can visit either or both sites on the Tour (Juniper Hills Park Pro Shop and Cedar Ring Greens). 2:00-5:00 pm. Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Click HERE for more information.

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

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live music with Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Lauren Mink & Dale Adams, Inside the Winery, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – Live music with Here for the Party Band, at Miguel’s Restaurant, 1530 Versailles Rd

LIVE Music with Here For The Party Band …7 to 11 pm this coming Saturday!!

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

Bourbon on Main

Kentucky vs. Missouri Game Party! DJ Music!, Pizza available, $11 buckets and DJ music after the game, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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