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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, March 10th, 2018

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

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Saturday, March 10, 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 – 11:00 am – Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 miler, 5k, in Versailles, Kentucky

Join us for a half marathon, 10 miler or 5k! Use code: RUNNINGWIFE at checkout to save 10%


Join us on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 8:30am for the inaugural Lucky Leprechaun Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K in historic Versailles, Kentucky.
Our race shenanigans will start and finish at beautiful Falling Springs Recreation Center in Versailles and features a scenic course on country roads passing through the heart of horse country. The race will benefit The Foster Care Council of Kentucky and The Woodford Humane Society.
This RaceRise produced event is your PERFECT PREP RACE for Run The Bluegrass, Derby Half/Full, Flying Pig or Horse Capital.

Thursday, March 8th from 4-7pm at Johns Run Walk Shop (317 Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502)
Friday, March 9th from 4-7pm at Falling Springs Recreation Center (275 Beasley Road, Versailles, KY 40383)
Saturday, March 10th (RACEDAY) 7-8:30am at Falling Springs Recreation Center * Raceday packet pickup is mainly for out of town/out of state runners. If you are local to Central Kentucky you are encouraged to pickup on Thursday or Friday if at all possible. You may pickup for friends/family members.

Scenic country course (All on paved roads/pathways)
Commemorative race T-shirts (Guaranteed if you are registered by 2/26/18)
Finishers medals (All 3 race distances receive a medal)
DJ James Hummel & Freestyle Entertainment
Complimentary post race mini massages by Massage 4 Wellness
Sword, water and gels served at 9 hydration/cheer stations
Post race celebration and awards ceremony
Overall & Age Group Awards & Best Dressed Leprechaun Contest

There will be a 15 minute/mile pace limit for the Half Marathon and a 19 minute/mile pace limit for the 10 Miler. Walkers are welcomed for the 5K. ForWord Running will provide pacers for the Half Marathon (1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 finish times) & 10 Miler (1:20, 1:40, 2:00 finish times).
HALF MARATHON PRICING $45 (10/1-11/15), $55 (11/16-12/31), $60 (1/1/18-1/31/18), $65 (2/1/18-2/28/18), $70 (3/1/18-3/9/18)
10 MILER PRICING $40 (10/1-11/15), $45 (11/16-12/31), $50 (1/1/18-1/31/18), $55 (2/1/18-2/28/18), $60 (3/1/18-3/9/18)
5K PRICING $30 (10/1-12/31), $35 (12/31/17-2/28/18), $40 (3/1/18-3/9/18)

REFERRAL REWARDS Refer 5 friends to register using your individualized referral code and receive a $15 refund on your Lucky Leprechaun registration.
VIRTUAL RUNNERS/WALKERS Can’t make it to the race in person but want to support the Foster Care Council of Kentucky? Consider registering as a virtual runner/walker and doing your own 3.1,10 or 13.1 mile run or walk in your own town. Register by March 1st and we’ll ship you your shirt, race bib and a finishers medal. The registration fee of $50 includes shipping.

HOTEL PARTNER – SHERATON FOUR POINTS LEXINGTON For our out of town runners we’ve partnered with the Four Points Sheraton North Lexington (Newtown Pike & I-64/75) for a $99 courtesy room block for the Lucky Leprechaun. This hotel has been remodeled recently and is convenient to the Interstate and a 15-20 minute drive to our race site. Call 859-259-1311 or REGISTER ONLINE. If you register by phone just mention “Lucky Leprechaun” to get your special rate. HOTEL WEBSITE

The medals for the Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K will all have separate colored and notated ribbons to distinguish the 3 distances.

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater. Hosted by the Light Clinic, More info: www.thelightclinic.org or call 330-4233.

9:00 – 11:00 am – Beginners 5 Week Pottery Wheel Class, at Elements Clay studio and stuff llc, 1210 Bonds Mill Rd, Lawrenceburg

Beginners wheel throwing class meets from 9am-11am on Saturday mornings starting on FEB. 24TH-MARCH 24TH This class covers the basic foundations to throwing bowls, mugs and plates on the pottery wheel. You will learn how to trim, add handles and glaze your pieces. Seating is limited to 4. Unfortunately every once in a while class is canceled due to low enrollment. You will receive a full refund if that occurs. Age 14 on up Class fee $175 per person.

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.

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Healthy Horse Seminar, at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Shelby County Extension Office is hosting Easley Equine Dentistry and Johnson Veterinary Healthy Horse Seminar on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

This seminar is designed to help horse enthusiasts learn more about equine health and management. Topics include: immunology, parasites, mare/foal care, dentistry and first aid.

This seminar is open to the general public and is being offered free of charge. A sponsored lunch will be provided, so reservations are required. RSVP to 633-0112 or easleydvm@aol.com by March 5.

9:30 am – 5:00 pm – Spring Open House, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Be among the first to see our 2018 Spring Collection & join us in celebrating the start of a new growing season! Ever wondered about how our plants are grown? Take a behind-the-scenes tour with our head grower @ 1 or 3 pm. This is your chance to peek ‘behind the greenhouse glass’ & learn about our growing process first-hand, from start to beautiful finish. While you’re here, sample our Bread & Spread Bar: try a taste of Sage Garden Cafe’s house-made oatmeal walnut & sourdough breads topped with a selection of specialty spreads.

10:00 – 11:00 am – Saturday Morning Vinyasa, at My Old Kentucky OM Yoga Center, 214 W 2nd St

Join Shari Thompson for a Saturday morning Vinyasa style yoga class. A great and invigorating way to start your Saturday.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Experimental Painting, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 West Main

Experimental Painting Party
Cost: $40
Where: White Cat Studio in historic downtown Frankfort, KY
Ages 8 to Adult

Ever wanted to see what would happen if you swirled your favorite colors on a canvas? You are going to be introduced to some modern experimental non objective techniques in this class watering down acrylics and adding transparent mediums to see what color creations you come up with. We will be working on paper and a small canvas.

Taught by Jody Jaques a White Cat Studio Artist Colleague

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Basket Weaving Class, at Gogh Crazy, 800 Main Street suite 15, Shelbyville

See Details and Register at at Ticket URL below. Limited seating, only 6 per class. We will bring in chairs with backs for this one. So you can settle in and get comfortable.

Experience the joy of basket making yourself! Whether you are a first-time basket maker or a basket-making lover, you are invited to an upcoming class!

Attending a basket class is a great way to enjoy a night out with the girls, make a special mother/daughter memory, invest in a teacher or co-worker or discover a new hobby! Browse the list of upcoming classes below or contact me to set up a class for a time and date that works for you!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kids Fest, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St

Hosted by Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council

Admission is FREE!!!! Activities for Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers; Learning Opportunities; Inflatables; Music; Popcorn; Performances
Sponsored by the Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stream Cleanup and Invasive Removal, at the Christian Academy Of Lawrenceburg, 126 N Main St, Lawrenceburg

Come join us help the Anderson County Public Library and the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg clean up the stream that runs between them. We will be cleaning up underbrush, removing invasive species (primarily honeysuckle), and picking up trash that has collected there over the years. Eventually we want to plant additional native species to attract and support our pollinator wildlife.

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 – 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

10:30 – 11:30 am – Hanging Basket DIY, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Design & plant a gorgeous hanging basket lined with moss, especially for your garden. We’ll care for your basket in our greenhouses until it’s warm enough to thrive outdoors in your garden, or on your porch or patio. $40 fee per basket includes moss, soil & plants you choose.

Get tickets HERE

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Classes – Painting the Past, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Handle artifacts from our teaching collection to stage your own still life scene. Put a spin on Kentucky marble games by painting with them as well as playing! Students will learn basic techniques and create two projects to take home.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 7-13

$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 class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Water Marbling, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Tween and teens in grade 3-12, use the power of water and paint to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Registration is required. Register at http://www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Super Story Time: Food and Games, at the Woodford County Library, 15 N Main St, Versailles

(Families) Enjoy fun kids’ board and card games and a giant submarine sandwich. Free. Call 873-5191 or click the link below to sign up.

1:00 – 5:00 pm – Met Opera – Semiramide, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Production a gift of the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center, established by the founders of The Reader ’s Digest Association, Inc.

Revival a gift of Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler

Estimated Run Time
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1:30 – 2:30 pm – The Great Value of Good Food, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676, Frankfort

Mac Stone, of Elmwood Stock Farm, presents an eye-opening exploration of how your food choices affect you, your community, and the biological world. Mac is a proponent of eating organic, a member of USDA’s National Organic Standards Board, and helped develop the Kentucky Proud program while with Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture. Mac runs a Certified Organic CSA Farm Share program with his family on their Central KY farm. $5 fee includes the presentation, a culinary herb of your choice from Wilsons & $5 off any CSA package.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Bingo, at the VFW Post 4075, 104 E. 2nd St, two hours of Bingo games for $10 plus additional games and prizes throughout. Open to anyone 18 and older. Win up to $500 a game and our hall is smoke-free! 2:00pm. VFW Post 4075, 104 E. 2nd St. For more information call 227-2483.

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Kids Read to Dogs, at Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Please sign up for this free program by calling (859) 873-5191 or registering on our web site: http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/6275

(Ages 5-11) Children gain confidence by reading to friendly therapy dogs.

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Brianza Wine Series: How to Taste, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Join Chief Winemaker Tony Parnigoni for our Brianza Wine Series. This week you will learn the fine art of wine tasting. Look, smell and most important…taste! The event includes tasting and instruction by Tony and appetizers to keep you going.

Stay after the class for live music by Sami Riggs 5:30 – 7:30.

$15 ($12 for Wine Club Members)

Please RSVP by emailing info@brianzagardensandwinery.com or by texting/call 859-445-9369

Keep a look out for our other upcoming Brianza Wine Series Classes: Wine Styles, How the Glass Affects the Taste, How the Region Affects the Wine, How Food Affects the Taste

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Dom Wier at Talon Winery, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Holly Spears with John Towles, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Come enjoy a beautiful atmosphere, tasty wines and live music with Holly Spears on vocals and acoustic guitar accompanied by John Towles on electric guitar. You can pick songs from their song list and even win prizes throughout the evening! Hope you can join us for a lovely evening at Elk Creek Winery!

5:00 – 10:00 pm – Tower Demo Party, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The tower is coming down! Join us the evening before for a celebration compete with drink specials, door prizes and our first ever Jenga tournament! Compete against your friends and neighbors for ultimate bragging rights and stock up on libations to watch the destruction on Sunday.

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music from Sami Riggs, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Sami Riggs plays 5:30 to 7:30

Wine Tasting 11 to 8

Pack a picnic or purchase local made cheese, summer sausage, pretzels or chocolate in the tasting room.

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 – Last Call Trivia Night, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Come one come all to Last Call Trivia! Where a bar tab is never trivial. A new feature starting Saturdays in January located in our clubhouse. $30, $20, and $10 gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Lastly, the bars open for delicious cocktails!

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

Enjoy a fun night of wine, music, beer and friends with free live music by Dave May at Verona Vineyards.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

6:30 – 7:15 pm – Puppy Start Right, at LIFE House for Animals, 14 Fido Ct, Frankfort

Train your puppy from the start before they pick up bad habits. Get the socialization your pup needs, Go to www.paulaspawsitivedogtraining.com for more info and sign up

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!

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.

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

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

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