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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, March 9th, 2018

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

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Friday, March 9, 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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

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.

9:00 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)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

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 – 10:30 am – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Get 30 minutes of walking in every Friday. Follow the DVD to keep in shape.

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 – 11:00 am – Yoga, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join yoga instructor, Debby Angel, as she guides the yoga practice. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Improve your balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility at our weekly yoga sessions. Come follow various yoga DVDs that are appropriate for all skill levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

11:00 am – 12:00 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.

Live music, drink specials and buffalo chicken fajitas, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Minecraft Time, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Ages 12-18) Bring your own computer or use one of ours to play in our custom-built Minecraft world at the Library! Build something incredible, battle in our arena, or just spend time exploring the world your fellow Minecrafters have built! Participants must have their own Minecraft PC account. Free. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine-Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

4:30 – 7:00 pm – Lenten Fish Frys, at the Church of the Annunciation, 105 Main St, Shelbyville

Lenten Fish Frys are about to begin. We will be streaming ballgames, videos or movies during the Fish Frys.

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour Yoga, at My Old Kentucky OM Yoga Center, 214 W 2nd St

“My Old Kentucky Om” Yoga Studio is set to officially open in March. During renovations, a few classes will be offered, to keep the Frankfort yoga community’s momentum going.

Join Shari Thompson RYT, for her increasingly popular “Happy Hour” yoga class.

This Vinyasa style class is fun, lighthearted and sure to get your blood pumping. An excellent way to start your weekend!

$10 drop-in or buy a 12 class package for $100

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Every Friday Jeptha Creed Distillery will be jammin’ with great live music playing in the clubhouse, buffet available, and craft cocktails at the bar! Music will be from 6-9pm. Buffet will be available from 5-9pm. The bar will be open until 10pm.

Musician: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
Dinner Menu: Four Moore’s

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Irish Pub Night, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Join Holly Hill Inn for a celebration of all things Irish all month long!

This Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, chef Tyler McNabb will offer an a la carte menu full of tasty dishes inspired by Irish pubs and home cooks alike. The Irish food continues March 9-10, then a gourmet dinner menu is planned for the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day.

And don’t forget brunch! Full Irish Breakfast will be served Saturdays and Sundays in March, from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Enjoy scones, smoked salmon, freshly-baked brown soda bread and more.

Menu details coming soon!

To reserve a seat for dinner or brunch, call (859) 846-4732 or email Donna at donna@hollyhillinn.com.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Clay Beverly, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

Come out and enjoy great music with Clay and Hunter! You’re gonna love it!

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Painted dragonfly class!, at the Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court Street, Lawrenceburg

Join us for a fun sip and paint evening with instructor Nancy Thompson, who’s a pro at helping students tap into their own creativity and talent! For this class, participants will create a colorful and whimsical painted dragonfly canvas. Cost is $45 and includes all materials. Call (502) 353-4238 to reserve your spot!

6:00 – 9:00 pm – 50s, 60s & Motown by DJ Junie Redden, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

DJ Junie Redden is BACK at the winery for a Sock Hop Party on March 9th from 6-9pm! Dress to impress and prepare for a great time!

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Movie Madness, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(All welcome) Enjoy popcorn and a free showing of a fun family-friendly movie (PG). Follow a young robotics prodigy, his robot, and their band of high-tech friends. Feel free to bring snacks or a take out dinner to enjoy with the movie. Please call for movie title. Call 873-5191 or follow this link to sign up and for movie title. http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/6338

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music with Taylor Henry, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer Songwriter Taylor Henry will be playing Verona Vineyards from 6:00-9:00

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts designed to complement our award winning wines. The kitchen will be open from 5:00-8:30.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy the rich, decadent combination of Verona Vineyards award winning wines paired with a variety of gourmet chocolates at the recommendation of Chocolatier Dawn Woods.

Cost: $8.00

Includes a tasting of four Verona vineyards wines and samples of chocolate to go with each.

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.


6:00 – 10:00 pm – Grand Opening Block Party, at the Amsden Bourbon Bar, 106 Court Street, Versailles

Come celebrate our grand opening! We are going to close down the block, set up a tent, bring in a live band, set up drink stations, food trucks and more!

This event is rain or shine and there are no tickets required to attend.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – “Sip & Savor” Friday, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.

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 or click HERE to check availability.

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!

7:00 – 9:30 pm – Titan Theatre Presents Catch Me If You Can, at Martha Layne Collins High School, 801 Discovery Blvd, Shelbyville

Please join us as the cast and crew of Titan Theatre take flight for Catch Me If You Can, a musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught!

Show Dates and Times:
Friday, March 9th – 7:00PM
Saturday, March 10th – 7:00PM
Friday, March 16th – 7:00PM
Saturday, March 17th – 2:00PM

Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for students and children. Tickets will be sold at the door.

7:30 – 10:00 pm – Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and its 14 dancers and musicians masterfully present and preserve the universal spirit of flamenco with their faithful rendition of this dance form from Seville, Spain. $35/$30/$25 Sponsor Anonymous

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

UK game on big screens (3:00 pm), $11 buckets and DJ Hooty Hoo (9:30 pm – close), at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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