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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, October 14th, 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 14, 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

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Harvest Day, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for our red grape harvest 🍇We’ll start the day with coffee and pastries, harvest a bit and then enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Chef Craig. Harvest dinner will be served at the end of the day. Bring your friends…the more help we have the quicker we finish so we can eat, drink, and be merry!!!🍷🍜🍝

9:00 – 10:00 am – Fall Morning Yoga and Hike, at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Rd

An Autumn morning Yoga practice and walk thru the woods, at Cove Spring park.

Join Rhett Fulkerson RYT, as he leads an all levels class at Cove Spring Park. Practice to the sound of falling water and then take an optional hike through the woods.

Don’t worry about needing or bringing a mat, this gentle practice will be all standing postures. Class will be approximately 30 minutes long and the optional hike will be around the Holly Loop Trail.

As always, these outdoor classes are free with donations graciously accepted.

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees”-Henry David Thoreau

Hosted by Frankfort Yoga Collective

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Day at the Franklin County Farmer’s Market, at River View Park Pavilion. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

Join us for Kids’ Day at the Market! There will be lots of activities for children of all ages and each kid gets $2 to spend on fruits and veggies at the Market.

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.

Lionel’s Bowls for Feral Friends

For the fourth year, the Franklin County, Kentucky – TNR (a program of the Franklin County Humane Society) will offer Lionel’s Bowls to support the work of the TNR (trap-neuter-return) program. In less than five years, TNR has spayed/neutered and vaccinated almost 2,000 feral and stray cats. The funds raised by the sale of Lionel’s Bowls makes this work possible. Each bowl is individually hand-crafted by Sara Elliott, potter and co-owner of Broadway Clay. A limited supply will be available October 13-14.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Community Cat Colorfest, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Children in grades K-5 are invited to come to the Library and color a picture that tells the story of TNR cats. Coloring sheets and crayons will be available. Students can leave their pictures to be displayed the remainder of the month by the Franklin Co Humane Society‘s TNR Program.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Learn about TNR–why and how, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Come learn how Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) works and how you can help prevent homeless cats and kittens in our community. Videos and trapping demonstrations will be provided by volunteers.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – GIANT Fall Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Fall Book Sale
Oct 10-14
Library Community Room
319 Wapping St, Frankfort, KY 40601

No book or media will be priced over $1!
(no book lover can resist such a bargain!!!)

The first day of the sale, Tuesday,
is limited to Friends members,
including new friends who buy a membership at the door!
The “Friends only” night is a very popular event!
If you have never attended,
plan on stopping by to see what all the excitement is about!
New annual memberships and renewals will be available
at the Community Room entrance
for just $5 for individuals, $10 for families,
and $3.00 for seniors and students!

The sale will be open to the general public all day,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!

Paperback books are 25 cents,
large paperbacks are 50 cents,
and hardback books are $1.00!

Saturday is bag/box day for everyone!
Everything you can fit in a bag is just $2,
and everything you can fit in a box is just $5!!!
There is no limit on the number of bags and boxes!!!
It doesn’t get any better than that,
unless, of course, the book you wanted was sold before Saturday!

Sale days and hours:

. . . . . Tuesday, October 10, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Thursday, October 12, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, October 13, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, General Public, Bag and Box Day

So, mark your calendar!!!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the sale!

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 – Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree, at Eckert’s Boyd Orchard, 396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles

Ride the wagons out to the pumpkin patch to search for your great pumpkin. Our pumpkins range from a couple of pounds to more than 150 pounds, so we are sure to have the perfect jack-o-lantern for you! Wagon rides, music, pony rides, cider donuts and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone! Also enjoy children’s activities & a petting farm. Fee charged for some activities.

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!


11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Storytime and Keepsake, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Join us as we read, a great story about a Mom’s love for her little owl. Keep the book and paint your own clay owl keepsake.$20.00. Additional owls , both Mommy and baby sized will be available for $5.00 each. Pre-register by Sept 16th to take your book home the day of the event. Registrations after sept 16, book will be available with the fired baked keepsakes, approximately 2-3 weeks after event.To pre-pay register with pay pal at paypal.me/bisbister or message Beverly Isbister.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Hot Yoga, at Bridgeport Center for Wellness Education, 555 Bridgeport Road

Start your weekend with a detox. Hot yoga will send you into a whole new outlook on fitness. Try it and see for yourself.

11:00 am – 3:30 pm – Capital Pride, in the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

Celebrate the 1st KY Capital Pride Festival in Frankfort!

Hosted by: Frankfort FairnessPFLAG Frankfort KYKentucky Fried Sisters, & Fairness Campaign

Sponsored by Together FrankfortWalmart Frankfort – Leonardwood Rd,Commonwealth Credit Union, & Gae Broadwater

FREE Admission

The inaugural Capital Pride will feature drag performances on the Old Capitol Lawn, vendors, DJs, and family-friendly activities, including a bounce house and Drag Queen Story-time.

Performers: Cadillac Seville (emcee), Georgia Peach, Uma Jewels, Sofawnda Peters, Natalia Horowitz, Artemisia De la Miel, Aurora William Sonoma, Baby St Jane, Cody St James, Shayne the Magi, DJ Jace, and DJ Brady.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Nitro’s Big Tea Party, at Nitro of Frankfort, 220 W Main St

Saturday Shopping at it’s finest. Join us at Nitro for food, friends, and shopping. Lots of new Fall apparel in-store. Vera Bradley, Simply Southern, Spartina, Brighton, Erin London, Lottie Dotties, and much more + an entire room of UK apparel

– Cucumber Canapes
– Finger Sandwiches
– Scones
+ Sweet and Unsweet Iced Tea 🙂

To celebrate UK being 5-1, get a free UK Circle Tassel Necklace with an in-store purchase.

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Bourbonanza 2017 Bourbon Stroll, Downtown Frankfort

Bourbonanza Spirits Stroll (kid friendly, free admission, festival like atmosphere)

Bourbonanza will continue with the SPIRITS STROLL on Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm in the heart of downtown on St. Clair between West Main and Broadway. Local distilleries, wineries and breweries will be serving libations. There will be food, live music and bourbon- themed demonstrations.  Local downtown businesses will provide bourbon and spirit-themed events and merchandise.  Two free VIP tours at Buffalo Trace will board the trolley at 11:00 and 2:00.

Vendors: Buffalo Trace DistilleryBarrel House DistilleryRabbit Hole DistillingGlenns Creek DistillingMB Rowland DistilleryWest Sixth BrewingCountry Boy BrewingElk Creek VineyardsLovers Leap Vineyards and WineryProdigy Vineyards and Winery

Food options: Pollo BandidoCapital CellarsKY Coffeetree Cafe*, Rick’s White Light Diner*, B’s Bakery*, Gibby’sBourbon on MainMai SaigonMi Fiesta (*breakfast options)

Tastings (Bourbon, Beer & Wine) (21+ over)

Tastings with local distilleries (tickets $5 at door)

Beer and wine for purchase (21+ over)

Demonstrations + Conversations

Hand rolled cigars by KY Gentlemen

2-4 pm / Barrel staving demonstrations (sponsored by Jim Beam)

2-4 pm / Poor Richard’s Books – Bourbon Book Authors Susan Reigler and Michael Veach will be available between 2-4 pm on Saturday. Bourbon authority, Veach, explains in Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage how bourbon went from “low-brow to top shelf.” Reigler, Executive Bourbon Steward and President of The Bourbon Women Association, has created Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Travel Guide.  Beautifully illustrated this is a tale of bourbon legends as well as history.  She has also authored several “Bourbon Cocktail” recipe books.

Distillery Tours

11:00 am – Exclusive VIP TOUR at Buffalo Trace – transportation by Frankfort’s Trolley (Pick up at West Main and St Clair at 10:45 am – by Subway)

2:30 pm – Exclusive VIP TOUR at Buffalo Trace – transportation by Frankfort’s Trolley (Pick up at West Main and St Clair at 2:10 pm – by Subway)

Live Music on St Clair

11am-12pm / Webb Twins

12:30pm-1:15pm / The May Brothers

1:45pm-3:45 / 23 String Band

4:15pm-6:15pm / PBR Trio

For a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets, visit: bourbonanza.com

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

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Production a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Kravis

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 9 mins.

Premiere: Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden, Vienna, 1791. Die Zauberflöte—a sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism—was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a Singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score. The composer and the librettist were both Freemasons—the fraternal order whose membership is held together by shared moral and metaphysical ideals—and Masonic imagery is used throughout the work. The story, however, is as universal as any fairy tale.

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 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Cherry River String Band, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

4:30 – 7:30 pm – Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – October, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd

Mindful Nature Photography Workshop – October

for Teens and Adults

Immerse yourself in the natural world and express the wonders and delights you find there through photography. Don’t let gadgets get in your way! Learn to use your camera as a meditative tool for eliminating distractions and focusing on what is important.

You may want to register for more than one (offered throughout the year) so you can build on the work, ideas and skills you develop during each workshop.

This workshop will provide:

one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera effectively
fun and inspirational nature connection activities
exploration of the park with technical support nearby
print making with plant materials

Workshop Fee

$50 which includes personalized instruction and any additional materials or supplies, such as photo paper for making sunprints, etc. Space is limited, so please register in advance to save your spot!

Scholarships are available for participants in need of financial assistance. For more information about a scholarship application, please email JSP through our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

Supplies & Equipment

Participants may use their own digital camera or borrow a Canon Powershot A800 (digital point-and-shoot). If you use your own camera, please make sure to charge your battery, bring an extra battery, and have available memory on your card. If you have a user’s manual for your camera, please bring it.

Bring snacks and water, and dress for walking in grassy areas. Check the weather forecast and be prepared to be photographing outdoors regardless of the weather. Cancellation due to severe weather will be posted on JSP’s Facebook page and website.


Karen Lanier is a naturalist, photographer, author, and environmental educator. She has led youth photography classes since 2011, and reminds everyone to playfully explore the outdoors with child-like curiosity.

For more information, please email JSP through our contact page on our website here: josephinesculpturepark.org/contact

5:00 – 9:00 pm – ‘Spirits of Frankfort’ Ghost Tour, Dinner & Bourbon Tasting, at the Old State Capitol


Click HERE for tickets

Join the Kentucky Historical Society, Liberty Hall and Buffalo Trace for an evening of spooky stories and scary-good bourbon! The evening begins at the Old State Capitol with creepy tales from Kentucky’s history. We will head to Liberty Hall next, for a signature cocktail and the legend of the Gray Lady. Then it is on to Buffalo Trace (transportation provided) to enjoy a buffet dinner, bourbon tasting and ghost tour of the property. At the end of the evening, we will take guests back to the Old State Capitol.

Space is limited. Reservations and prepayment are required. Call KHS at 502-564-1792, ext. 4408.

$50 per person. All proceeds benefit Liberty Hall and the Kentucky Historical Society.**

All guests must be 21+ years of age.

*Cancellation policy: Cancellations after 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, will not be refunded.

**Tour guests should plan to arrive early enough to park downtown and make their way to the Old State Capitol before 5 p.m. Our tour will begin promptly at 5.

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

6:00 – 9:30 pm – Bourbonanza – Buffalo Trace tasting and bourbon film, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The Grand will conduct a tasting of Buffalo Trace renowned whiskeys and show its documentary “Quest for the Perfect Bourbon: Voices of Buffalo Trace Distillery.” This event is part of Frankfort’s Bourbonanza and will also include a free showing of another bourbon industry film “Kentucky Bourbon Tales: Distilling the Family Business.” There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker of both films, Frankfort’s own Joanna Hay.

The films were “Produced by the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History” at the University of Kentucky.

6:00 Doors Open

6:30 – 7:45 Tasting of Buffalo Trace Bourbons

7:30 – 8:00 “Quest for the Perfect Bourbon” film, featuring Elmer T. Lee
Q&A with Filmmaker Joanna Hay

8:15 – 9:15 “Kentucky Bourbon Tales” film, featuring Bill Samuels, Fred Noe, Jimmy Russell and more

A representative of Buffalo Trace will participate and discuss bourbons being tasted. The Grand will offer “neat pours” for an additional charge of $5 – $13 (depending on the brand) per 2 ounce serving of the following whiskeys, all produced by Buffalo Trace.

Tickets are $5. Get tickets HERE.

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Dance for the Forest!, at the Millville Community Center, 6715 McCracken Pike

Millville Community Center in scenic Millville, Kentucky
(directions below)

Saturday, October 14
Supper at 6:30; Dance at 7pm

$8 at the door

Old time contras, squares, and more, called by Wendy Howe with music by the world-famous Capital City Country Dance Orchestra!

We’ll be kicking up our heels in the spacious historic gymnasium of the Millville Community Center on Saturday, October 14. If you’d like to experience an old fashioned community dance, come join us! The dance will be called by Wendy Howe and live music will be provided by the world famous Capital City Country Dance Orchestra.

Supper features hot cider, homemade chili and cornbread with sides and dessert. Join us for a delicious meal in the country!

This event is a fundraiser for Kentucky Heartwood. www.kyheartwood.org

For more info call Chris Schimmoeller at 502-226-5751×1

Come have fun and dance for a fantastic cause!

From Lexington take US 60 to Versailles. Turn right on US 60 Bypass toward Frankfort. Go 4 miles; turn left on 1685S. After 1 mile bear right on 2331W; after ½ mile turn right onto 1659N; Millville Community Center is 3 miles ahead on left.

From Frankfort take US 60 towards Versailles. Just past the I-64 Interchange turn right on 1681W; after 2 ½ miles go left on 1659 S. Millville Com. Center is 1 ½ m ahead on right.

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 – 8:00 pm – Concert featuring Capital City Boys Quartet, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd

Re-scheduled from August 12. There will be no bake sale, but free refreshments after the concert. Please stay and fellowship with us!! The concert is to support the missions of St. Paul.

8:00 – 10:00 pm – Woodford Theatre presents Big Fish, at Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr, Versailles

Based on the novel by DANIEL WALLACE and the Columbia Motion Picture written by JOHN AUGUST
October 6-8 / 13-15 / 19-22
$22/Adult, $15/Student or Child

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Will – Forrest Loeffler
Young Will – Brody Mancuso
Edward – Patrick Lee Lucas
Young Edward – Daniel Dennert
Sandra – Fairynne Rogers
Josephine – Kristen Taylor
Jenny Hill – Cassidy Mullins
Witch – Amanda Kent
Karl – Joe Raber
Amos – Johnathan Watson

Dr. Bennett/Ensemble – Greg Wilson
Don Price/Ensemble – Carl Gabriel Trammel
Zacky Price/ Ensemble – John Thomas Priar
Mayor of Ashton/ Ensemble – Tony Del Grosso
Red Fang/ Ensemble – Cody Taylor
General/ Ensemble – Cameron Taylor
Mermaid – Bella Wolfe

Alabama Lambs/ Ensemble
Bella Wolfe
Emily Spencer
Ella Davis
Makenna Henehan

Witches/ Ensemble
Annie Harris
Gabriella Turpin
Lauren Holt
Rylie Sudduth
Bella Wolfe
Makenna Henehan

Additional Ensemble
Emery Grimm
Mallory Grimm
Matt Morse
Tyler Conn

Tickets available online at www.woodfordtheatre.com or by calling 859.873.0648 weekdays 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.

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

Bourbon on Main

Bourbonanza Weekend! with DJ Jesse Penn, 9:00 pm – Close, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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