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Highlights for Thursday, April 12th, 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 12, 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 – 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 am – 12:00 pm HeritageQuest: Finding Your Ancestors Online, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

This class will show the hobbyist genealogist about using this helpful database to uncover census records, genealogy books, local history articles, Revolutionary War records, and more.

No registration required.
Sower Board Room

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

10:30 – 11:30 pm – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Ms. Susan to enjoy great books, fun activities and crafts. For preschoolers and their caregivers. All are welcome.

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

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

3:00 pm – Greek Wine Tasting, at Wine & Wood, 217 Gratz St, Midway

Join us as we sample a variety of Greek wines from Monemvasia Winery. The event is from 6-8pm and is free to attend!

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

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 – 6:30 pm – Spring Fling, at Morning Pointe of Frankfort, 68 C. Michael Davenport Boulevard

You are invited to our
Spring Fling
Resident Spring Fling Showcase
Wednesday, April 12, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Bring your family and friends and join us for a come and go event as we welcome spring. We will be voting on our favorite birdhouses and flower arrangements made by our Morning Pointe and Lantern residents. Enjoy live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres during our campus-wide, come-and-go event.

Morning Pointe of Frankfort
68 C Michael Davenport Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 226-5888

The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Frankfort
66 C Michael Davenport Blvd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 226-7118

4:30 – 7:30 pm – STEAM Club: The Science of Color, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 1-5! Learn the science behind color through interactive experiments and creations. Registration is required. Register at http://www.pspl.org under the calendar tab. Registration will be 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 – Ceramics Painting, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Nancy Driend will share greenware with us and show us the most effective way to paint and spray them.

Space is limited, please register by calling 502-484-3450. For adults and children 12 and up accompanied by an adult.

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Homeschooling Children with Special Needs, at the Best Western Parkside Inn, 80 Chenault Rd

Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
An Individualized Educational Plan
In this session, Faith will present the benefits of home education for children with special needs. Faith will also share tips and ideas for how to manage and incorporate EM therapy into your home school routine. There will also be a Q and A time.

6:00- 8:00 pm – Yoga at the Winery, at Wildside Winery, 5500 Troy Pike, Versailles

Yoga at the Winery is sticking around for 2018!
Please Note: We’ve made a few changes to the time and dates.

Join us from 6-8PM on the second Thursday of each month (January – April) for a $10 yoga class that includes a delicious drink from the amazing Wildside Winery.

Grab a glass of wine, a cold beer or try a custom wine tasting at this local Versailles winery with yoga from the incredible instructors at Homegrown Yoga.

Please bring your own yoga mat!
Pay at the door.

Event is on rain or shine!
{We have a spot indoors for cold weather days.}

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Little Historians: Painting like Audubon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway Street

Take a walk in the woods with us as we explore all the wonders Kentucky has to offer. This week we were putting your Little Historians art skills to the test as we explore Kentucky wildlife and learn to paint like John James Audubon. Activities will help develop fine motor, sensorimotor, listening and observational skills.
Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$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.

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 – 7:30 pm – Library Writers’ Group, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick-start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience are welcome. No sign up necessary.

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 – 8:00 pm – Trivia Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for Trivia Night the second Thursday of every month and compete for fun, and maybe some prizes.

It’s easy. Form a team or join one already together, come up with a clever team name, and try to answer as many of our trivia questions as you can. Hint:: a few glasses of wine usually get the answers flowing.

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

No Cover Charge



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.

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