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Highlights for Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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

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Thursday, April 5, 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 – 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)

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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 – 11:00 am – Earth, Moon, and Sun Show in the Inflatable Planetarium, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Thursday, April 5 at 10am and 11am. (Ages 5-12) Get free tickets to watch the show inside an inflatable dome. Watch Coyote taking a trip through outer space. Space is limited to 30 people at each session. *Call (859) 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

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

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Earth, Moon, and Sun Show in the Inflatable Planetarium, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Thursday, April 5 at 10am and 11am. (Ages 5-12) Get free tickets to watch the show inside an inflatable dome. Watch Coyote taking a trip through outer space. Space is limited to 30 people at each session. *Call (859) 873-5191 to sign up.

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

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Creative Café: Mini Doughnuts, 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.

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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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 St

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at http://www.pspl.org under the calendar tab. Registration will open two Mondays before the event.

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

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 – 7:30 pm – Yarn Ballers Craft Circle, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Free. No sign up necessary.

(Adults) Do you have a passion for knitting, crochet or needlepoint? Crazy for embroidery, rug hooking or quilting? Are you a mad tatter? Then this group is for you! For newbies, our monthly meeting is a great way to build skills and get inspiration in a more personal way than watching online videos or reading craft blogs. For expert level, it’s empowering to see someone benefit from sharing the skills that you have to offer, or for learning something new! Bring your latest project and join the camaraderie! Refreshments provided.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – BINGO, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E 2nd St

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Hot Yoga, at Bridgeport Center for Wellness Education, 555 Bridgeport Road

letting go is what yoga is all about! So stepping to the top of the mat and becoming completely vulnerable to your surroundings is such a powerful feeling. The heat is what draws out all the negative energy and toxins so by the end of a class you will feel like a brand new person. Who doesn’t want to feel brand new each time you step out of class?

Join me tonight as we go on a heated journey of self awareness and detoxification. Please RSVP by sending me a message and please don’t forget to SHARE.


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 – 8:30 pm – Euchre Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for Euchre Night the first and third Thursday of every month. What could be better than a night of cards, award winning wine, cold beer, tasty snacks, and good friends.

No reason to bring a partner, because we will be swapping teammates each game.

We may even have some prizes for the winners of this friendly competition.

The Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open serving a variety of lighter menu items if you need a snack.

7:00 – 8:00 pm – Thursday Evening Barre Class, at Small Batch Coaching & ForWord Running, 835 Louisville Rd

Finish off your day with a workout that will strengthen and tone your body without jarring impact to your joints. We use low weight free weights and your own body weight along with cues borrowed from ballet to have you standing taller, stronger and more toned than you have ever been. Come see what it’s all about!

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

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

7:30 – 9:30 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

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