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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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

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Thursday, October 19, 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

9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Celebrating AcademicsDavid H. Bradford Hall at Kentucky State University, Theatre Room 122A

Sessions are free and open to the public

Lunch in Cafe for Attendees

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 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.

12:00 – 1:00 pm – October Woodford County Chamber Members Luncheon, at The Homeplace at Midway, 101 Sexton Way, Midway

Hosted by the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Homeschool Program, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Discover quality books and authors for grades K-8. Join in the activities and social time.

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 – Third Thursday Hang Out, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Middle schoolers hang out and enjoy snacks, games and friends. For grades 5-8 only.

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

5:00 – 7:00 pm – “A Taste of Frankfort” KSU Welcome Reception, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Featuring The Bill May Band

Free and open to the public.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Paint Rocks with us!, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

Kitty Cammack will provide rocks, paint and supplies and Bird Dogs will serve delicious drinks, all for $5 a person. You will get several rocks each. Special drink for the evening Apple Cider Mimosas 🥂 or any drink, frappe, latte etc. of your choice. Kids are welcome 😊

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Teacher Appreciation Day, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Find a seat on the patio or in the tasting room and have a glass of wine or two as you unwind from your hectic week. No one deserves a break more than teachers.

Singer/Songwriter Mark Aulick will be playing from 6:00-8:00 as well.

Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open serving some lighter fair including cheese boards.

Enjoy special happy hour prices on all bottle purchases.

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 – 7:00 pm – Monster Lab, at the Woodford County Library,
400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Families) Join us for silly, spooky, slimy science experiments. We’ll make candy potions, apple volcanoes, and much more! Free. Call 846-4014 to sign up.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Cooking with Caleb, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Caleb for a mini Oktoberfest. He will share German recipes to delight your palette.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Uncorked and Glazed Over-A wine and pottery event, at  Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, 975 Frankfort Rd, Lawrenceburg

Whoooooo doesn’t love to have a Freakishly good time???. Join Elements Clay Studio and Rising Sons Winery for our Halloween themed night of Pottery Painting & wine. Event takes place on THURSDAY OCT 19TH 6pm at Rising Sons Winery (975 Frankfort rd, Lawrenceburg KY) Doors open at 5:50. Get your girl and guy friends together and come get creative with us. Tickets are $40pp. Included in ticket price is one awesome piece of pottery, materials and firing to complete your project. Also included is a glass of wine and light appetizers.

Tickets must be purchased online prior to the event. Space is limited so hurry and get yours. Elements will have a variety of Halloween themed pieces for you to choose from. You can choose to do one of our designs or bring a design of your own and we will help you get your piece completed. Don’t worry NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED….Your pottery will be “BOOOO”TIFUL. fyi-There will be non-Halloween pieces offered at this event also. Registering online not for you? No problem …just give us a call 502-357-0093


6:00 – 9:00 pm – Team Spirit Wreath Class, at Gogh Crazy, 800 Main Street suite 15, Shelbyville

SPACE IS LIMITED. ONLY 10 seats. $45 Let us know your favorite local, college, or pro team colors and mascot when you sign up for the class. UK Blue Wildcats, UL Red Cardinals, Titan Blue, Rockets Gold, Green Bay Green, Cubs Red and Blue…It’s up to you. We will paint a disk to hang from the center and use mesh and ribbons to create the wreath. Show your team spirit!

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Kentucky Book Group: Hillbilly Elegy, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.

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

6:30 pm – Discussion on Money in Politics: Perspectives on the Left and the Right, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway,  presented by Together Frankfort and the New Kentucky Project. Panel discussion with reception to follow. Free event at the Kentucky History Center. 6:30 pm. More information HERE.

Together Frankfort and the New Kentucky Project Invite Kentuckians to “Money in Politics,” Kentucky History Center, October 19, 6:30 pm.

Together Frankfort and the New Kentucky Project invite all citizens concerned about the future of our nation’s democracy to “Money In Politics: Our Republic In Crisis,” 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort. Engaging panelists will discuss corporate influence on American democracy with perspectives on the left & the right. Speakers will include:
• Adam Edelen, former state auditor and co-founder of the New Kentucky Project;
• Krystal Ball, author, founder of the People’s House Project, and former co-host of MSNBC news/talk show The Cycle;
• Dr. Donald A. Gross, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Kentucky who, for over twenty years, focused his research on campaign finance reform; and
• Martin Cothran, the Family Foundation.

The moderator for the evening’s discussion will be Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of The Kentucky Gazette and assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University.

Together Frankfort is a non-partisan, volunteer group seeking to increase civic engagement; New Kentucky Project, co-founded by former state auditor Adam Edelen and Ky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, seeks to move Kentucky forward through identifying and promoting new ideas and new leaders.

A reception will follow the discussion. There is no charge for the event.

For more information, contact Mary Lynn Collins of Together Frankfort.,Marylynn41@hotmail.com; 502-319-5509; or Erik Jarboe of New Kentucky Project, erik@newkentuckyproject.com, 502-545-3098.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Our Beloved Ghost Tours, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street


Liberty Hall is famous for its Gray Lady and other ghosts said to haunt the house and grounds and this year marks the 200th anniversary of the Gray Lady of Liberty Hall. In keeping with the season, the Our Beloved Ghost Tour will be offered on October 5, 10, 19 and 26. The tour will explore the origins of the Liberty Hall ghost stories and provide visitors a glimpse into 19th-century attitudes about death, mourning, and spiritualism. Stories shared on this unique tour will highlight how the families who lived in Liberty Hall dealt with deaths caused by disease, suicide, and even murder. This tour is not recommended for children. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $12, and includes a complimentary seasonal beverage and cookies. Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560.

7:00 – 9:00 – Joseph & Friends-LIVE MUSIC, at Harvest Coffee & Cafe, 524 Main St, Shelbyville

Joseph Vance & friends will be performing live for customers here at Harvest from 7-9

Joseph : Shelbyville music lovers and music makers …this is community-wide call to musical-arms!

Beginning Thursday October 19th, our downtown Harvest Cafe will provide the scene where I will host the first event in a community music program, wherein the goal is to develop a network of musicians – performing, composing/songwriting, bedroom pickers and bathroom singers.

In 20 years of ups and downs in various areas of music and musical education, one constant has held true: people LOVE to make music together!! And it is difficult/weird/inconvenient to even know where to begin…

So why not form a group/society/network of we musicians, where we not only network with and among one another, but develop a network of gig-able locations, rehearsal spaces, gear to buy/sell/trade, local events (like our Theatre, schools, churches, etc) which need musicians?

We NEED music in this community – and more of it, and we need musicians!! We need songwriters, composers, artists, poets, literary magicians, fantastical thinkers, and day-dreamers!! We need YOU!!!

Why sit at home on a Thursday night when you can be out living your dream, or simply enjoying an evening with other like-minded persons. Harvest Cafe is a great location with indoor and outdoor seating, food, beverages, and a great atmosphere.

More to come.
I will be sharing and posting regularly from here on, and a page and community group will come. This is not about myself, nor you – it is about WE as a musical community!! This is about sharing the artistic richness we have in abundance in Shelbyville, Kentucky WITH one another, instead of hiding in our bedrooms and garages!!!

Reach out to me here on Facebook to find out how you can become involved!!

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Mark Trammell Quartet & The Noblemen, at Sand Spring Baptist Church Gospel Concerts, 1616 Harrodsburg Rd, Lawrenceburg

For over forty years Mark Trammell has been blessed to sing Gospel Music. Many long time followers of Gospel Music consider him to be one the greatest baritone singers of all time. He has won multiple awards as a singer and producer, and has been a member of four of Gospel Music’s most acclaimed groups – The Kingsmen, The Cathedrals, Greater Vision and Gold City. See the Mark Trammell Quartet live in concert with local favorites, The Noblemen, October 19, 2017 at Sand Spring Baptist Church, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Our concerts are always free to attend, but donations are appreciated to support the ministries of our guests. For more information contact the church office at 502-839-3415.

7:30 pm – Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Tour, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street.  The tour will depart from the Capital City Museum. Admission is $10 per person, age 18 and up. Advance reservations: 696-0607 or email: russh@mis.net.

7:30 – 9:30 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.

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

8:00 pm – 2:00 am – K-State Night w/ Dj SMURF aka Anthony Beckley, at VFW Post 9235, 571 E Main St

THE OFFICIAL K-STATE NIGHT EVENT: Dj Smurf on the 1’s and 2’s all night long. Drink specials for college students with valid ID.

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