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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, April 14th, 2018

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

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Saturday, April14, 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 am – 5:00 pm – Cultivating Accessible Opportunities for Veterans in Agriculture, at Kentucky State University Research Farm, 1525 Mills Lane

Hosted by NCAT Northeast and Growing Warriors

A Beginning Farmer Training Program

The Kentucky AgrAbility Project is proud to partner with the National Center for Appropriate Technologies to present this unique farm foundations training program. Join us and our expert presents as we cover a wide range of topics from farm planning, water quality, proper tool usage, and practical demonstrations of adaptive technologies and how they fit into a farm enterprise. This workshop is Veteran focused but open to all. Registration is limited to 50 participants so register early. A limited number of travel scholarships are available for Veterans, for more information please email Mikelewis@uky.edu

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE

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 – 1:00 pm – 14th Annual Civil War Park Day, at Fort Hill at Leslie Morris Park, 400 Clifton Ave

The Fort Boone battle site in the Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill will host it’s 14 annual Civil War park clean up day. The event is sponsored by the Civil War Preservation Trust, Frankfort Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites, Frankfort Public Works and the Frankfort Civil War Round Table. Call the Capital City Museum 502696-0607 if you want to participate. Bring hand tools and gloves.

All who participate will get a T-shirt complements of the History Channel

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Reforest Frankfort 2018, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Frankfort’s annual Reforestation event. Please be prepared to dig in the dirt and bring your own shovel. Enjoy visiting with vendors, live music, tree planting and take home a tree of your own for free!

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 – Tree Health: How to Diagnose Sick and Healthy Trees, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln

Hosted by The Habitat Workshop

Learn how to rapidly assessing tree health in your landscapes and woodlands from a professional forest ecologist and horticulturalist.

Does something look wrong with the trees in your yard or woodlands?
Did you or a neighbor have a tree “suddenly” die?
Did your trees have fewer leaves than normal last year?
Did a tree or several branches fail in an ordinary storm?

We often think we know what a healthy tree looks like, and we’re pretty confident what a dead tree looks like. However, most people don’t notice the in-between stages. Signs are often there that tell us the real story. Don’t wait till your trees and woodlands are almost dead before you act. Register HERE. FREE.


10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Girl with Flower Crown, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 W. Main St

Girl with Flower Crown Painting Class 16*20
Saturday, April 14 from 10-12
All Ages

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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Spring Fling 2018, at the Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court Street, Lawrenceburg

Frame Clinic and Art Alley proudly present the 3rd Annual Spring Fling Art Festival to showcase our local artists that we represent. Many of the artists will be demonstrating the making of their creations, be it wood, stained glass, etc. There will also be cooking demonstrations and tastings all day from Salt Rox on the grill. Salt Rox is based in Woodford County. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Anderson County Arts Council. All artists that we represent are members of our Art Council. This will be a family friendly event! For info, call (502) 353-4238 and check our Facebook page for the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/frameclinicky/

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Bring in the Spring, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Celebrate springtime with stories, games, and crafts. We will plant some seeds and watch our gardens grow.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Pandamonia: Storytime And Keepsake, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

Bring your little ones to hear a story and paint their very own ornaments to go with the story. $20 registration includes story time, book and an ornament.(available for pick-up with fired ornament). Extra ornaments available for $5. each. Can’t wait to see you there!

Saturday April 14th 11:00 to 12.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – 3rd Annual Bark For Life, at Upper Cove Springs Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd, Frankfort

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our canine caregivers. These dogs demonstrate unconditional love, joy, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors’ abilities or appearances.

To register, click HERE

Please print your tickets to bring with you the day of the event.

11:00 am – 2018 Kentucky Proud Elite Breeders Sale, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Ave, Frankfort

On April 14th, 2018 The Kentucky Proud Elite Breeders Sale will offer quality Kentucky Proud market goats and show lambs.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Flow Adventure Race, Capitol View Park, Corner of St Hwy 676 and Glenn’s Creek Rd

This IS The Flow: a truly beginner-friendly Adventure Race to introduce you to the best sport in the world!

Get ready to bike, paddle, trek your way around Frankfort’s Capitol View Park in a FOUR hour Adventure. NO prior navigation/orienteering experience is needed for this one and ANY bike will suffice. We’ll also be partnering with a local canoe/kayak livery for anyone that doesn’t have their own boat.

What is Adventure Racing?

An Adventure Race (AR) is simply a race in which participants use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs) utilizing specified modes of travel (biking, trekking, paddling). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you’d like – this makes AR all about strategy! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about getting into this sport.

Race Facts

WHAT: A beginner adventure race
LENGTH: 4 Hour Cut-off time
DISCIPLINES: BIKING (road or optional trail) | TREKKING (trail & road) | PADDLING (creek/no rapids)(typically use Benson Creek for the paddle part of the race)
DISTANCES (approximate):

  • Minimum miles to be an official finisher: BIKE 3 | TREK 1 | PADDLE 3
  • Total miles to clear the entire course: BIKE: 10 | TREK 4 | PADDLE 3

WHERE: Capitol View Park (and surrounding area). Frankfort, KY. START/FINISH will be at Capitol View Park.
WHEN: April 14
WHO: – Divisions are simple:

  • 2-4 Person Family: Choose this division if you’re racing with someone under 16 years old. You don’t actually have to be related to race in this division. (Teams with teens may also choose to race in the “2-4 Person Team” division if they wish.)
  • 2-4 Person Team: Choose this division if everyone on your team is over 16 years old.
  • Solo: Choose this one if you’re brave enough to go it alone. Unavailable for racers under 16 years old.


  • NEW for 2018: The registration fee for anyone under 16 years old is only $3.61
  • NEW for 2018: We’re lowering the fee if you sign up early. AND these fees are your actual costs. No processing, insurance, or anything else added on. Early Registration: Now – March 11th : $60
    Regular Registration: March 12th – March 28th : $70
    Late Registration: March 29th – April 9th : $75


Additional Info



Race Check-In —  9:00 am – 10:00 am Shelter Location
Race Start —  11:00 am. (Maps distributed at 10:30 am)
Race Cutoff — 3:00 pm
After Party — 3:15 pm

1:00 – 2:15 pm – YOGA Basics: An Introduction to Yoga, at My Old Kentucky OM Yoga Center, 214 W 2nd St

Join us for Yoga Basics, an introduction to Yoga workshop. This will be a brief but in depth look at the ancient practice of Yoga. Our FREE workshop is ideal for students new to Yoga or anyone looking for an overview of Yoga philosophy and fundamentals.

We will give a synopsis of the 8 limbs of Yoga and the chakra system, followed by some meditation/breathing techniques and an alignment breakdown of a few traditional Yoga postures. This will be an excellent foundation for the beginning Yoga student.

Donations will be accepted with all proceeds going to The LIFE House and The Frankfort Human Society. .

This is not a Yoga practice but please come dressed and prepared to move.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Edible Book Festival, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Turn your favorite book into edible art! All ages are welcome to participate by concocting their own culinary interpretation of a book, character, literary pun, or plot. Come view these tasty creations, and vote for a favorite! Want to enter your own? Get all the details at www.pspl.org/ediblebookfestival.

Guidelines: Entries must be made entirely of edible materials and related to a book in either shape or subject matter. (Need some inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! https://www.pinterest.com/pspl/edible-book-festival-inspiration/)

Prizes: Winners will be announced at 2:30pm. Prizes will be awarded for Best Youth Entry, Best Adult Entry, and People’s Choice (to be voted on by attendees).

For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org. This event is part of One Book One Frankfort.

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

James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Beczała in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Revival a gift of Rolex

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 38 mins

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 – Dynamic Doers: Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Ages 11-18) Teens, drop in anytime between 2 and 4pm to make glow-in-the-dark bouncy balls. Call 846-4014 or follow the link below to sign up. Event held at the Midway Branch Library.


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.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Bees and Honeycomb Painting Class, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 W. Main St

Bees and Honeycomb Painting Class
Saturday, April 14 from 4-7

Come celebrate spring by painting bees and honeycomb. This design will be drawn out on your canvas and you will paint along with me creating your own selection of bright colors.

Taught by me -Jacqui -painter of 20 years (shhhh) and owner of the White Cat Studio

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

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music from Holly M. Spears, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Nashville Recording Artist, Holly Spears, will be joining us from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Holly’s single, “Farm Girl” is out on Country Radio. She has several songs in movies, commercials and music videos. She’s also acted in the movie, “Nail 32.” Holly plays a mix of covers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now from the Pop, Rock, Country and Original Genres.

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Finish Line Party, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

After a long day at the races come enjoy some appetizers and drinks on the rooftop of the Castle and be treated to a spectacular sunset. Very limited space.

*In case of rain, event will be moved to onsite tent.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Jordan Wilson, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Please join me for a terrific night at Elk Creek Winery! Indulge in the vast wine selection, take in the location’s natural beauty, partake in amazing food menu, and jam out with myself on guitar!!

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 Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Keith Rodgers will be playing from 6:00-9:00.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

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 – 9:00 pm The Wiz, at Kentucky State University, at Bradford Hall Auditorium, 400 East Main Street

Call 502.597.5117 for tickets $7.00 in advance. $10.00 at the door.

7:30 – 11:30 pm – Ky Spring Smash, at the Owen County 4-H Fair & Horse Show, 355 Ellis Rd, Owenton

April 14th at 7:30PM
ALL PRIZE MONEY Guaranteed!!
Sponsored by Owen County Fair Board/ Top Dog

Big Car Bone Stock $50 Entry fee
1ST: $2,000+ trophy
2ND: $1000+ trophy
3RD: $500+ trophy
$200 Maddog trophy

Mini Car Arena Cross Race Class $30 Entry fee
(With Jumps)
1ST: $400+ trophy
2ND: $200+ trophy

We will also have a Mini Van/Mini Truck Arena Cross Heat (Min of 4 entries)

Mini Car Circle Track race $30 entry fee
100% PAYBACK Plus $100 for the Adult Class.
Youth Class $30 Entry 100% Payback + Trophies!

Any questions contact: John Peck at 859-393-8693

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

Bourbon on Main

Live Music featuring Stone Soup, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Frankfort’s own Stone Soup returns to the The Brick Alley Saturday April 14! We start at 8:30 pm! Our rocking blues and classic rock will get your party started! Bring a friend and come check us out!

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