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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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 – 5:00 pm – Financial Health Credit Review, at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your credit reviewed by our team of credit specialists to find out your true credit score and how you could be saving money, improving your credit and your financial best-self – all for FREE.Membership isn’t required. Take advantage of this free service we offer. Call to schedule your appointment today at 502-564-5597 or email creditreview@kecu.org

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

10:00 am – 7:00 pm GIANT Spring Book Sale, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Hosted by Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library

Friends of the Paul Sawyier Public Library
GIANT Spring Book Sale
Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, Feb 24
(note: there is NO Tuesday sale day, this time!)
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, Wednesday
(note: there is NO Tuesday sale day, this time!),
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,
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
(note: there is NO Tuesday sale day, this time!):

. . . . . Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friends Preview Day

. . . . . Thursday, February 22, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Friday, February 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, General Public

. . . . . Saturday, February 24, 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!

10:30 – 11:30 pm – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

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

10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Heirloom Seeds Workshop, at the Franklin County Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Court

Hosted by The Garden Club of Frankfort

Mail $12 registration fee by February 17 to: Marcia Walker, 201 Raintree Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601. Lunch is included with registration.

Kids eat free with two adult meal purchases (limit two kids per family), at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

2:00 – 3:00 pm – IPad and Tablet Tips and Tricks, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Please click on the following link to sign up for this free program online or call (859) 873-5191 to sign up by phone.


Tue. February 20 and Thu. February 22 from 2-3pm. 
(Adults) Do you have an iPad or an Android-based tablet? Wondering if there might be ways to put it to better use? Learn some tips and tricks for using your device more eḀectively and learn about some free apps that can make your life easier – or more fun! You will want to attend both days to get the most from the class. Class taught by Jane Bryant and John Crawford.

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Energy Snakes & Critters, at the Owen County Public Library, 370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Ms. Chelsea Young, Owen County 4-H agent, as she assists participants in constructing a creative animal to block under-the-door drafts.

Target ages 8 and up.

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Creative Café: Tissue Paper Banners (Teens), at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Thursdays from 4-5pm. (Ages 11-18) Want to get crafty, but don’t have the time or materials? Join us at the Library for this drop-in craft hour, where we’ll make something new every week! No sign up necessary.

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

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Say It With an Emoji, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Say all there is to say through emoji arts and crafts! Tweens in grades 3-5 can make and take art that says it all with one little picture! Registration is required and begins Monday, February 12.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Elk Creek Book Club – Savannah Breeze, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

The book club will be meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5-7 (or later)

We are reading Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews (which is the sequel to Savanah Blues that we read in Jen) and meeting on Feb 22nd to discuss that one!

Invite all your friends and lets get our book club back on track!

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

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, 663 Teton Trl, Frankfort, KY

Hosted by Bluegrass Care Navigators

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Barrel Lid Painting, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

Hosted by Owen Co Project Graduation

Using a stencil or wood-cut design you will create your own barrel lid & drink of choice from Bird Dog’s Coffee for $55, you must place an order of design PLUS pay $55 in order to reserve your spot. Only 30 lids available! You must reserve your space using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/XLWIfMZ0MxK7yL7n2

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Bistro Wine Nights, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Chef Tyler McNabb is creating a special three-course pop-up menu for $25 during Bistro Wine Nights, Feb. 22-24, at Holly Hill Inn. Discounts on wine, by glass or bottle, will be available.

Reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations or call (859) 846-4732.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Busy Builders, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Families) Kids and parents play with our Big Blue Blocks, Legos, manipulatives, straws and connectors, and more. Free, at the Main Library. No sign up necessary.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – BINGO, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E 2nd St

6:00  – 8:30 pm – SFNA Quarterly Meeting, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Frankfort KY, 224 Steele St

Hosted by South Frankfort Neighborhood Association (SFNA)

We will begin with a dessert potluck social hour from 6pm to 7pm and our meeting will start at 7pm.

All are welcome to attend.

6:10 – 7:10 pm – Yoga: Core & Stretch, at the The Fit Factory, 223 South Main St, Lawrenceburg

Please join me for this weekly class!

All-Levels Hatha Yoga Class includes:

-Various Pranayama Instruction(breathing techniques), Asanas (postures), and Meditation.

-Poses that are modified for students who are just beginning their Yoga Journey, and challenging poses are offered to those with more experience.

-Props such as Yoga Blocks, Yoga Straps, and Blankets that are available to support you when you need it.

-Insight into your body – How it moves, and how certain breathing techniques and poses can help activate the natural functions/processes in your body.

-Information on how Essential Oils can play a big part in supporting your Wellness.

-Last but most certainly not least, LOVE and SELF-CARE! If you do not have a self-care routine, I will give you tips on how to implement one into your life.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Evening Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

This month we will be discussing Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Project USS Strong DD467, at the Woodford County Ky Historical Society, 121 Rose Hill Ave, Versailles

The Woodford County Historical Society speaker for Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:30 pm is Tammi Johnson of Project USS STRONG DD 467. This event is free and open to the public.

Ms. Johnson will be discussing the project, life and death of her great-uncle William C. Hedrick, Jr. The Project began as research to honor her great-uncle Billy, an Ensign and Junior Communications officer aboard the destroyer USS Strong DD-467. Billy died in performance of his duties on July 5th of 1943 in the Solomon Islands. Her goal is to see the sacrifices of these men are not forgotten and to bring proper recognition to the ship and her crew.

She has spent decades researching the ship, her crew, and deep sea exploration. The results of which are a book written by author Stephen Harding, The Castaway’s War, detailing the history of the ship and the survival of Hugh Barr Miller, Jr. Also, there is the increasing probability of an expedition to the Solomon Islands to find the USS Strong along with shipwreck hunter David Mearns of Blue Water Recoveries, LTD. With 2018 being the 75th anniversary of the sinking of Strong, it’s important to never forget. 

Ms. Johnson’s blog:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectUssStrongDd467/

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.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Cooking Tips for Longevity (That Taste Great Too!), at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

Please sign up for this free program by calling (859) 846-4014 or registering on our web site: http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/6295

(Adults) Join local innkeeper C. Elise Buckley of The Storybook Inn as she demonstrates how food choices can make a positive impact in your diet. Elise will teach us what to look for on food labels to reap the benefits of less processed, cleaner food items and share a recipe that highlights “real” food. This program will be held at the Midway Branch Library.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Library Writers’ Group, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick-start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience are welcome. No sign up necessary.

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 musicLadies night, $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

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