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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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

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Thursday, March 8, 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.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $5.00
Youth (5 to 18) $3.00
Children Under 4 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $35 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Birding Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Exhibit Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

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 – 5:00 pm – Local Youth Art Show, at Wakefield-Scearce Galleries, 525 Washington St, Shelbyville

March is National Youth Art Month which is a nationwide celebration of achievement in the arts by students K-12. We will be showcasing the creative talents of Shelby and Henry County youth during March. All are invited to visit and view the student’s art during business hours (10 am to 5 pm).

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.

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

1:00 – 2:15 pm – Brains and Balance, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, and 22 at the Midway Branch Library.

(Adults) Balance body and brain with physical and cognitive exercises. Taught by Ann Graff. For full benefit, all four classes are recommended.

*Call 846-4014 to sign up for this free program.

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Eco-bot Robot, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join 4-H agent Chelsea Young to build and test an autonomous robot, called an Eco-Bot, to clean up a simulated environmental spill.

Hands-on fun for guys and gals age 9 and up!

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Creative Café: DIY Bouncy Balls for Teens, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(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.

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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 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.

5:00 – 6:00 pm – School Safety, at Franklin County High School (Frankfort, Kentucky), 1100 E Main St

Staff, Students, Parents-
Please join us for an Open Discussion on School Safety with Former Chief of Police Jeff Abrams and Current Chief of Police Travis Ellis.

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

5:30 – 6:30 pm – Thursday Evening Intermediate Yoga, at My Old Kentucky OM Yoga Center, 214 W 2nd St

We heard your requests for a higher level yoga practice. So join us and let’s level up together.

Shari Thompson will be leading this intermediate and above yoga practice. Inversions, deep stretching and increased intensity are what this class is about. If you are looking to advance your practice, this is a good place to start.

Previous yoga experience recommended.

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Barrel Lid Painting, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

You must fill out the form completely and pay $55 by cash or check at People’s Bank in Owenton at least 1 week in advance of party to reserve your spot. Party is limited to 30 people, first 30 to pay in full will reserve a lid for that party. $55 will include barrel lid, paint, stencil and 3D wood engraved design, and a drink of choice from Bird Dogs Coffee.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Woodford Women of Action, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Please click the link below or call (859) 873-5191 to sign up for this free event.

(Adults) This panel discussion will feature Woodford County women who have spearheaded grassroots efforts to improve our county. Learn what others have done – and how you can also give back to your community!

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

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Traveling the World for Birds, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Terry Anderson and Kay Harker are avid local birders. Join them as they chronicle their travels to over 25 countries where they have seen over 2,500 species of birds!

No registration necessary. This free event is sponsored by PSPL and the Frankfort Audubon Society, whose purpose is to connect people with nature through birding education and the conservation of wildlife habitat. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Little Historian – Exploring Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Do you think you have the skills and bravery to explore with the likes of Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark? Join KHS as we learn about and create maps and practice our animal tracking skills to prepare for our very own great adventure! Activities will help develop developing observation, listening, sensorimotor, fine motor, communication and problem solving skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Dispense

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

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

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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 – 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

7:00 – 9:30 pm – Crimes of the Heart, at First Presbyterian Church, 416 West Main Street

Hosted by Bluegrass Theatre Guild

Crimes of the Heart” is that most delicate of undertakings: a comedy about serious matters. It exists somewhere between parody and melodrama, between the tragic and the goofy. –Roger Ebert

The three MaGrath sisters are brought together for a reunion on the occasion of Babe shooting her husband. They gossip and confide about infidelities and adulteries, scandals and betrayals.

This show has adult themes that may not be suitable for children.

Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart will be performed at First Presbyterian Church March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.

Lenny: Shellee Hayden
Chick: Allison Wells
Doc: Austin Davis
Meg: Erin Mentzer
Babe: Olivia McKown
Barnette: Nick Lafferty

Directed by: Sami Allison
Produced by: Katy Doyle
Costume Design by: Karen Hatter and Lane Lewis
Stage Manager Cassie Burke

The play will be performed by a spectacular cast. During the show, enjoy desserts and coffee from Ouita Michel’s Midway School Bakery!

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

7:30 – 8:30 pm – Yoga Introduction, at Jazzercise Shelbyville Fitness Studio, 222 E Main St, Suite B, Shelbyville

Are you looking to make a healthy change. A way to strengthen the body and mind while providing stress relief?

My class will help you – reduce your risk for injury, reduce stress, increase your concentration, understand the mind and body connection, gain strength and stamina, improve balance and stability, improve posture, develop body awareness, and feel amazing.

Drop in price for this class is $15.00. A discounted class package is also available, $60.00 for 5 classes (1 free lesson). Classes are Tue and Thu at 7:30p. Both classes are beginner friendly and I have everything you will need for class.

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