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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, March 31st, 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 31, 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 – 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 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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Easter Egg Roll 2018, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Ave, Frankfort

Free fun for the whole family!

*The first 300 kids will receive a free goody bag thanks to the Capital Plaza Hotel

*We will also be collecting new and/or gently used children’s books to donate to Reach Out and Read.

*The Easter Bunny will be taking pictures from 10am-11am

*The Egg Roll will be split into age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12. The winner of each Egg Roll heat will win a small prize! The Egg Rolls will start at 11am.

*Frankfort Y.M.C.A. Crayon Club will have free popcorn.

*Lifehouse for Animals will have face painting.

*Thorn Hill Education Center the FLIP (Families Leaning through Interaction Program) will be blowing up balloons for the children.

*Franklin County Humane Society will have adoptable pets and a coloring station.

*Passport Radio will be running the egg dyeing station

*Woodford County Humane Society will have a scavenger hunt.

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 am – 12:00 pm – Clay Pot Paint & Plant, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Easter fun for kids. Paint a pot & fill it with a flower! $5 fee includes paint, clay pot, flower & snacks! A part of our kids garden series.

10:30 am – 1:30 pm – Women’s Entrepreneurial Workshop, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Ct

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service will host a brunch for women who are interested in starting a business, a new start up or is currently in business. In addition to the brunch, networking, and educational opportunities, local women entrepreneurs and contributors to the economy of Franklin County will be recognized. The program will include an inspiring portrayal of Kentucky’s Nancy Green entitled: Being Aunt Jemima, the Pancake Queen by Debra Faulk (Kentucky Chautauqua/Kentucky Humanities).

11:00 am – 8:00 pm – BGSG Step Competition, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St

Hosted by Bluegrass State Games

Register for the First Ever Bluegrass State Games Step Competition!

Entry Fee: $50/team before March 1; $75/team after March 1
Contact: Morris Howard; 502-333-5041; ahoward00@yahoo.com

Middle School
High School

Kentucky State University – Exum Gym
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Register today at:

Download your team entry form HERE

1:00 – 4:30 pm Met Opera – Così fan tutte, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 31 mins

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.

2:00 pm – PGA Jr League Meeting at The Frankfort Country Club, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street


Our next Junior Golf meeting will be Sat. March 31, at 2:00. We did a great job at the last meeting working on rules. We will continue this and a putting contest!

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 – 5:00 pm – Brianza Wine Series: Wine Styles, 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 about wine styles. What makes a dry or sweet wine? What makes the wine a port or dessert wine? These questions answered and more!

The event includes tasting and instruction by Tony and appetizers to keep you going.

Stay after the class for live music from The Touchables 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: How the Glass Affects the Taste, How the Region Affects the Wine, How Food Affects the Taste.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – LIVE MUSIC at Talon Winery, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville


5:00 – 9:00 pm – Vatter Building OPEN HOUSE, at the Historic Vatter Building, 109-111 E. Main Street, Frankfort

Come see what Wildberry Urban has been up the for the last 3 years! The first and second floors of the Vatter Building will be open to the public including all three of the upstairs luxury apartments and all the gorgeous back decks overlooking the river.

You can also still schedule a private tour with Joe at (502) 229-4779

See you Saturday!

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kerry and Tony, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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

Tasting room open for wine tasting 11 to 8.
Band plays from 5:30 to 7:30
Beer, Soda, Cheeses, Summer Sausage and other goodies are available for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own snacks.

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 Jerome Calia, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Jerome Calia will be playing from 6:00-9:00.

The Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open from 5:00-8:30 serving a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Come enjoy our Award Winning Wines, cold craft beer, good food, and great friends.

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 – 10:00 pm – Dinky Gowen: Master of Illusion, at the Anderson County High School, 750 West Broadway Street, Lawrenceburg

Dinky Gowen, Master of Illusion, and his team of magicians and entertainers will perform at the Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, KY on March 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. This is a show you won’t want to miss!

This magic show will benefit the Anderson D.A.R.E. program.

Online tickets are $8. Children 5 years and younger are FREE. Tickets at the door will cost $10 for adults.

Buy your tickets today before they’re sold out! Tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

All online transactions are subject to a one-time processing fee.

7:30 – 11:30 pm – Night Sky Tour March MOON Madness, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

You don’t want to miss this! March MOON Madness includes multimedia presentations in the Art Barn that trace the history of our exploration of the Moon. Then, explore the night sky with guidance from Dan Price outside. You may even capture a photo of the moon through a telescope on your smart phone! JSP joined the NASA Museum Alliance!

JSP is now part of the NASA Museum Alliance!

There’s no need to register, just come on out. Expert guidance by Dan Price, NASA Solar System Ambassador, will be provided to help you identify all the magic you’ll see through the large telescopes provided. You may also bring your own. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. You may come and go anytime between 7:30pm-11:30pm.

Suggested $10 donation per group or couple.

More dates to be scheduled throughout the year.

8:00 – 10:00 pm – Woodford Theatre presents Noises Off, at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr, Versailles

by Michael Frayn
No performance on Easter Sunday. Alternate performance on Thursday, March 29.
March 23-25 | March 29-31 | April 5-8
$22 Adults | $15 Students
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm |
NEW! Thursday performances before the last weekend only 7:30 pm

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

“As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever.” – The New York Magazine

Dotty Otley – Melissa Rae Wilkeson
Lloyd Dallas – Johnathan Watson
Selsdon Mowbray – Peter Guy
Garry Lejeune – Forrest Loeffler
Brooke Ashton – Kristen Taylor
Frederick Fellowes – Marcus Roland
Tim Allgood – Cameron Taylor
Poppy Norton-Taylor – Tara Buckley
Belinda Blair – Caitlyn Waltermire

Get tickets HERE

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

Music at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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