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Highlights for Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

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

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Wednesday, April 4, 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 – 10:00 am – Wednesday Morning Barre Class, at Small Batch Coaching & ForWord Running, 835 Louisville Rd

Come join us for a great strength and cardio workout with no impact! Strengthen your legs, arms and core using isometric exercises that will tighten and tone your body in a class that is fun and will make you work!

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Camp ArtyFact – Spring Break, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

2018 Spring Break Camps
Registration for Spring Break, April 2-6, is now open! Find class descriptions below.

Register here:

Camps cost $70 per student for KHS members and $75 per student for non-members. Become a member today! Payment is due the first day of camp. All classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.
Extended care is available mornings from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. for a weekly rate of $10 and afternoons from 4 p.m.-5:30 pm for a weekly rate of $10. Care is available during lunchtime from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly rate of $5 (if registered for a half-day of camp) and is free for students registered for full days.

Camp Artyfact: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gather your garden gloves, grab your watering can and unleash your inner green thumb! Participants will explore a variety of Kentucky’s modern and historic gardens to get inspired to design, construct and plant their own tasty beds in our Craille-Day demonstration garden. Gardening doesn’t just end with camp. Participants will plant seedlings to take home so they can continue gardening fun!
For students ages 5-8.
Instructor: Carol Bolton

Camp Artyfact: Wacky Watercolors
What does it take to become a watercolor master? Participants will examine paintings from some of Kentucky’s best watercolorists, including Frankfort’s own Paul Sawyier, and get inspired to create their own works of art. Participants will learn basic watercolor techniques and complete a variety of projects including still life, landscape, portrait and more! This camp includes a special-behind-the scenes tour of the Kentucky Historical Society’s art vault and outdoor excursions to capture the beauty of Frankfort’s buildings and landscapes.
Instructor: Bruce Barnett
For students ages 9-12.

Camp Artyfact: Find It! Design It! Build It!
Put on your hard hats and get ready to go on a building adventure! In this camp, participants design a building with friends based on their favorite architectural style seen in Kentucky. Then they create their buildings out of different art media, including clay. Along the way, participants will test their geography skills by examining old maps and will hit the streets of downtown for a fun-filled geocaching adventure. This camp also includes special visit to the Old State Capitol to explore its Greek-inspired architecture.
For students ages 5-8.
Instructors: Megan Sauter/Kali Sanders

Camp Artyfact: History Alive!
What would an artifact say if it could talk? This is your chance to find out! In this theatrical camp, participants select an artifact that speaks to them, discover the interesting people and stories behind it and create a monologue about their artifact with direction from the instructor. At week’s end, participants will share their theatrical creations with friends and family in a special presentation that pieces all of the artifacts together and brings history to life in a new way.
For students ages 9-12.
Instructor: Kathi Ellis

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 – 11:00 am – Baby Story Time, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Ages 9-23 mo.) Songs, rhymes, stories, and activities for babies along with a favorite grown up. No sign up necessary.

10:00 – 11:15 am – Drums Alive: For Seniors to Stay Active, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Ages 60+) Occupational therapist Anne Graff leads this fun program for anyone over 60 who wishes to keep sharp, retain balance and stay active. Participants must register for this program and attend each week as the sessions build on one another. Space is very limited. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

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

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Milestones & Meltdowns, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Parent Group for anyone with a child from birth to age 3. Facilitating the group will be Christina Libby of Commonwealth Doula. While your little one is welcome to join, this group is for you, the parent.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Superhero and Princess Lunch!, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Come dressed up as your favorite Princess or Superhero and hangout with real live Princesses and a Superhero. Get your pictures taken with them as well. There will also be face painting by Memory Lane!

The menu will include:
– House salad
– Chicken fingers
– Mac and cheese
– Cupcakes
– Lemonade/Iced tea

Get tickets HERE

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

1:30 pm – MLK Memorial March To Move, at the Kentucky State Capitol, 700 Capital Avenue

March To Move with us down Capital Avenue to The KY State Capitol on the 50th Anniversary of Dr. MLK’s death. We will Reflect on his legacy, Amplify the voices of those not being heard and Connect people with groups committed to voting in the best interest of The People.

3:00 – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour, Lime margarita and 20 oz. Domestic Beer $2.99, Chicken Fajita Dinner $8.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

4:30 pm – Braxton & Graeter’s Pint Night* When you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

5:00 – 6:15 pm – The Light Clinic Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, on Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Whisky Wednesdays, at Capital Cellars. 227 W Broadway. Buy one get one half off pours of bourbon. www.capitalcellars.com or 502.352.2600

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Yoga for Older Grown Ups, at Bridgeport Center for Wellness Education, 555 Bridgeport Road

This yoga class is for anyone. But it is designed for the older crowd. If you need a little more time to figure out what is going on… we do that here 🙂

If you are looking for a program to bring balance into your life, and restore yourself.. this is it. Loosen stiff joints and muscles. Lower BP and increase focus. Prevent falling and nausea with improved balance.

Price for the class is $10.00. If you have a mat bring it and water.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Wednesday Night Supper, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E 2nd St

Come enjoy dinner for $5 and a chance to win a free dinner the following week! Dinner is open to the community and is all ages.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Bourbon Production I • Bourbon University, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

[April Bourbon University] Bourbon Production I:
Traditional Production & The 6 Sources of Flavor

Bourbon, by law, cannot contain additives for color or flavor. So all of the beautiful complexity of Bourbon – hundreds of potential flavor notes – comes from just six sources of flavor:
1) Water
2) Grains
3) Fermentation
4) Distillation
5) Maturation

We’ll examine each source of flavor in isolation and taste our way through limestone water and traditional Bourbon grains, plus nose an active fermenting Bourbon mash. Then we’ll taste spirit pre- and post-barrel to detect the notes provided by the oak. Finally, we’ll compare Bourbons differentiated both by presentation (additional aging, batch vs single barrel) and also by differences across the six sources of flavor.

Pours will include:
• Buffalo Trace White Dog Mash Bill #1
• McAfee’s Benchmark Old No. 8
• Buffalo Trace
• Col. E. H. Taylor Jr. Single Barrel
• Four Roses Single Barrel
• Larceny

This class is the fourth in our year-long “Bourbon University” with a new theme offered each month.

➡ No need to attend them all – mix and match as you like!

$35 per person, class includes guided bourbon flight and light food. Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class.

Each Wednesday in April (4, 11, 18 and 25) 6:00pm – 7:30pm and the Third Sunday (15) 3:00pm – 4:30pm.

Get tickets HERE

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Wine-d Down Wednesday, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

Join us for your midweek, weekend each Wednesday! We will be having 1/2 priced bottles of wine and $17.95 buckets of beer for Happy Hour starting at 5:00 pm! Starting at 6:00 pm take a seat outside to enjoy tunes brought to us by Quantum Mechanics!

6:00 – 8:30 pm – Spring Wine & Wreaths, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Bring your friends to Verona Vineyards for a fun night making this personalized spring wreath!

Wreath details:

16″ round burlap wreath with white wooden letter of choice, pink and green burlap accent ribbon and bow (various accent colors available).

Registration includes the first glass of wine!

While you’re crafting, enjoy Verona Vineyards variety of lovely wines.

Spaces limited.

Craft and Import beers, $3, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair St. Info: 875-2559.

7:30 – 8:30 pm – Vinyasa Flow, at Fitness Firm, 1005 Parkview Ct, Lawrenceburg

Have you been looking for a way to improve physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus.

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

The drop in price for this class is $5.00. Please bring a mat if you have one. You do not have to be a member of the gym to attend. Love and light my friends.

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