Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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April 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Kayak Fishing 101, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Are you a fisherman? Do you want to catch more fish? Then you have to leave the bank of those streams and rivers, there are places those bass boats just will not go. Join CKY and The Dept. of Fish & Wildlife for a 3 part series on Kayak Fishing.

This popular series starts in the classroom, starting from the basics of fishing and kayak. Moving on to using those skills in a controlled setting on a small pond, with one on one instruction. Ending with a short float on the Elkhorn Creek with a local guide to show you some hidden hot spots for fish.

This is perfect for ALL levels and ages of boaters and fishers! Please call CKY at 502 227 4492 for more information, or to sign up for this FREE Class contact Easton Copley at Easton.copley@ky.gov


Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:00 pmGleanKY Orientation, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Ct, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Interested in volunteering with GleanKY? To accomplish our mission of preventing food waste and nourishing Kentuckians, we rely on the help of our dedicated volunteer base—people like you!

This orientation will take place at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, and will include information about:

– an introduction to our staff
– how our gleaning model works
– ways you can plug in
– how to sign up to volunteer

If you can’t make this month’s event or one in your county, don’t worry! You’re welcome to attend any of our trainings happening this year. To see the full schedule of training events, please visit our website at GleanKY.org – we’ll continuously update the schedule with more orientations as they are scheduled.

Let us know you’re planning to attend a training event by RSVPing here or by emailing ben@gleanky.org. Kids are welcome to attend!


Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 – 9:00 pm 2018 FDGA Tuesday Night Leagueat East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 17th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 17th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pmA Feast of Words, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Join Chef Tanya Whitehouse, Program Manager of the University of Kentucky Food Connection, as she discusses the experiences of tasting, eating, and cooking, particularly when transformed into words.

Please register at http://bit.ly/feastofwords.

This program is a part of One Book One Frankfort. For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Wednesday, April 18, 12:00 – 2:00 pmFood for Thought, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

“As Always, Norb: WWII Letters of Norbert A. Rawert, U.S. Army, and Family,” sheds light on the war’s impact on Kentuckians. Carol Rawert Trainer, the book’s author and Norbert’s daughter, will speak. Reservations required by April 13. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. $25 members; $30 others. Price includes lunch.


Wednesday, April 18, 6:00 – 7:30 pmKentucky Writers’ Day Readings, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

PSPL is proud to host an evening of readings by Kentucky writers as part of a state-wide celebration of Kentucky Writers’ Day in honor of the 113th anniversary of the birth of Robert Penn Warren and of the Commonwealth’s strong literary traditions. Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky, became the first U.S. Poet Laureate and was the winner of three Pulitzer prizes in fiction and poetry. Featured readers will include former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor and poets Leatha Kendrick and Jeff Worley.

The evening will begin with an open mic session at 6:00pm followed by the readings at 6:30pm.

No registration required. For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Thursday, April 19, 6:00 – 8:00 pmSpring School 2018 – Veggies 101, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Court

Want to learn how to start your own veggie garden? Come learn the basics from where to place, to how to plant them. We’ll cover everything you need to start your garden the first year.

THIS CLASS IS FREE – REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Register at bit.ly/2tTsuUg or by calling 502-695-9035.


Friday, April 20, 2:00 – 4:00 pmInvasive Species Removal, at Alumni Field (Kentucky State), 111 Athletic Dr, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

You’re in for a treat! Join the Green Society and Woods and Waters Land Trust for an invasive species removal on campus. Meet at the baseball stadium parking lot. Bring gloves if you have them!


Friday, April 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pmFriday Family Dance, at the Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!


Friday, April 20, 7:00 – 9:00 pmKSU Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop presents GALA, at Kentucky State University, at Bradford Hall Auditorium, 400 East Main Street

The Kentucky State University Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop will present its third-annual GALA under the direction of Dr. Caroline G Gibson.

Excerpts performed will include Don Giovanni, Carmen, Mikado, Nabucco, Faust and Phantom of the Opera. The GALA will take place in Little Bradford Theater Thursday, April 19 at 10 a.m. for school-aged children and the general public and Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The performance will also feature participation from the Brass Ensemble, Chamber Singers, the Frankfort School of Ballet and school-aged children.

The Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop is a course offered each semester of the academic year. It is open to both music and non-music majors. Students in the class practice good vocal habits, draw upon the musical foundation of aural skills and explore the body of literature that incorporates music of the theater. Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop exposes students to both opera and musical theatre genres.

For more information about the Kentucky State University Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop, please contact Dr. Caroline Gibson at (502) 597-6611 or caroline.gibson@kysu.edu.


Friday, April 20, 7:30 – 10:00 pmHalfway to Hazard, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Halfway to Hazard is no-holds barred, nothing held back, pedal to metal, all the way. It is music that is honest, open, gritty and rough around the edges by musicians who make no excuses for who they are or apologies for where they’re from. They’re Halfway to Hazard, and they’re taking the long way home.


Saturday, April 21, 8:00 am – 4:00 pmCCDW – Basic Pistol Course, at Kentucky Firearms Training, Hempridge Rd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

CCDW Class – April 21st (Saturday). Class is held in Frankfort. Cost is $75 plus a range fee of $10. Class starts at 8:00 and ends about 3:00. Please Call, text, or PM your email address to Gregg Stratton 502-209-9359 for more details. This Basic Pistol Course includes firearms safety, education, marksmanship, cleaning, among other areas. Class offers instruction to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Please share.


Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmDrop-In Craft: Menu Boards, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Tired of your family asking, “What’s for dinner?” Upcycle a picture frame to create your own weekly menu board!

No registration necessary. Drop in while supplies last.

This program is a part of One Book One Frankfort. For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, April 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Paint Your Own Cookie or Pet Treat Jar, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 W. Main St

Paint Your Own Cookie or Pet Treat Jar
Saturday, April 21 from 10-12
Cost $40

Come customize your own Jar! You can add wording pictures and color! At 9 ” tall and 9 1/2″ wide you can fit a lot of treats inside. You will paint your own glaze design and Jody Jaques will fire your piece in her kiln, so you can have your jar by the next Friday! It will be microwave and dishwasher safe.

Link here to pay and reserve your spot!

https://pocketofpennies.com/collections/workshops/products/glaze-your-own-cookie-or-pet-treat-jar-bisqueware


Saturday, April 21, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Kayak Fishing 101, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Are you a fisherman? Do you want to catch more fish? Then you have to leave the bank of those streams and rivers, there are places those bass boats just will not go. Join CKY and The Dept. of Fish & Wildlife for a 3 part series on Kayak Fishing.

This popular series starts in the classroom, starting from the basics of fishing and kayak. Moving on to using those skills in a controlled setting on a small pond, with one on one instruction. Ending with a short float on the Elkhorn Creek with a local guide to show you some hidden hot spots for fish.

This is perfect for ALL levels and ages of boaters and fishers! Please call CKY at 502 227 4492 for more information, or to sign up for this FREE Class contact Easton Copley at Easton.copley@ky.gov

Saturday, April 21, 6:00 – 9:30 pm – Bourbon & Browns, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St

Kick off Derby season with Liberty Hall and our 2018 honorary chair Mrs. John P. Stewart! Back by popular demand is the Distillers Showcase where guests can create their own bourbon flight while visiting with master distillers and sample their creations. Enjoy scrumptious foods prepared with Kentucky and bourbon in mind and tap your toes to Frankfort’s own Cousin Jones.

The Live Auction features a getaway to Grand Cayman Island, while the Silent Auction features many exciting and unique experiences.

Proceeds fund the continued preservation of Liberty Hall Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark. Admission to the event is $100 per person and a portion of the ticket will be tax deductible. Attire is business casual. Purchase tix on line or call for details 502-227-2560.


Saturday, April 21, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner & Silent Auction, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath S

Hosted by Franklin County KY Humane Society

The Franklin County Humane Society will be hosting the 6th Annual Celebrity Waiters’ Dinner and Silent Auction on April 21, 2018, at the Frankfort Country Club in Frankfort, KY. Festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour including appetizers and entertainment. The silent auction will also begin at 6:00 p.m., and we have a wonderful array of baskets to offer for your bidding pleasure. To donate, contact Betsy Kennedy at cwdauction@gmail.com.

Dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a star-studded list of celebrity waiters from Franklin County and beyond. Waiters participating in this year’s event will be posted as they are confirmed. Seats will go fast so reserve your seat early at http://www.fchsanimals.org

Early Buy Seats – Save $10 before April 1
Table for 8 – $400
Table for 10 – $500


Sunday, April 22, 1:00 – 5:00 pmFrankfort Youth Ballet Master Hip Hop Class, at Frankfort Youth Ballet, 327 Logan Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The Frankfort Youth Ballet is pleased to announce a Hip Hop Master Class , Sunday, April 22, 2018, at the Frankfort School of Ballet located at 340 St. Clair Street, Frankfort, KY. Join Alex Hernandez of the Lexington Dance Factory while he teaches and inspires you !

Cost is $10.00 person. Please RSVP to Karen at
Karen@distinct-impressions.net.

Ages 5 to 11- 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m.
Ages 12 to 18- 2:30-4:00p.m.
Adult- 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

A special thanks to the Frankfort School of Ballet for their donation of the space for the event.

Space is limited! If pre-registering , please arrive no later than 12:30p.m. All times are Eastern Daylight.

The Frankfort Youth Ballet is a non-profit organization created to support the arts in the Franklin County and central Kentucky communities. This event is open to all that wish to attend.

 


Sunday, April 22, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Monday, April 23, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


Tuesday, April 24, 1:00 – 3:00 pmSpring Tea, Styleshow and Market Fundraiser, at First United Methodist Church Frankfort, 211 Washington St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Join us for afternoon tea and delightful desserts!
We will enjoy our treats and each other’s company.
Helen Chadwick will narrate our Spring Style Show, if you have had the pleasure of seeing one of these, you know what fun it is!
There will be delicious foods, handmade crafts and gently used treasures to purchase.
Spring Tea tickets are $10 each.
All proceeds are used to improve the lives of women and children in our community, nation and world.
Babysitting at no cost to participants will be provided, please message or contact us, to reserve a spot and get the details.


Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 – 9:00 pm 2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Tuesday, April 24, 6:00 – 7:00 pmMason Jar Meals, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Need some creativity in meal preparation and presentation? Learn to prepare breakfast, lunch, or dinner in a jar! Perfect for those living in the fast lane or desiring a little fun. Presented by Tamera Thomas of the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service.

Please register at http://bit.ly/masonjarmealsPSPL

This program is a part of One Book One Frankfort. For more information, please contact Diane Dehoney at 502-352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Thursday, April 26, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, April 27, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm2018 Earth Day Celebration, at the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, 300 Sower Blvd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Come and celebrate Earth Day with the Energy and Environment Cabinet. Learn ways that we work to help the environment, how you can contribute and get some pretty cool loot.
10:30-3:00 April 27 at 300 Sower, Frankfort, KY.


Friday, April 27, 5:00 – 9:00 pm ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort

Our KECU downtown ArtWalks feature amazing original art from local / regional artists and artisans. Over 25 venues participate and mediums include painting, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy, photography, glasswork, metalwork, and more. Come enjoy a lovely, creative experience in Downtown Frankfort, meet and mingle with our talented artists, and enjoy a nice meal or drink at one of our downtown restaurants.


Friday, April 27, 6:00 – 8:30 pmFancy Flamingo Painting Class, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St., Frankfort, Kentucky

Fancy Flamingo Painting Class
Friday, April 27
6:00-8:30
Adults
$40

Get ready for summer with these bright pink flamingos! You’ll learn basic drawing and paint layering as you create a work of art that’s all your own!

Remember- acrylics dry quickly and I’m here to help!


Friday, April 27, 6:30 – 9:30 pmCapital Bowl’s Adult/Youth Summer League, at Capital Bowl, 80 Anderson Rd., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Capital Bowl’s Adult/Youth Summer League. General Information – Doubles: 1 Adult and 1 Youth – 3 games a week – $10.00 Per Person Per Week – The league will bowl for 15 weeks – The handicap for this league will be 90% of 210. All levels of bowlers are welcome to participate!! There will be an end of the season awards and banquet. Sign-up ahead of time or join us for our league meeting on April 20th @ 6:30 PM. If you have any questions or would like to sign-up please call (502) 875-3610, email us @ capitalbowlky@gmail.com, or stop in any time @ 80 Anderson Road Frankfort, KY 40601.


Friday, April 27, 7:30 – 10:00 pmAsleep at the Wheel, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Winners of 9 Grammy awards in their 20 album career, this Texas swing band though founded in West Virginia was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2002. $45/$40/$30 Sponsored by Richard Rosen & Anna Marie Pavlik


Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – 2:00 pmCAMG 2018 Plant Market, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Farm Bureau Pavilion), 118 Park Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601

The Capital Area Master Gardener 10th Annual Plant Market is Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9 am to 2 pm. You’ll find us at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in the Farm Bureau Pavilion at 118 Park Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky. We’ll have vegetables, herbs, perennials, natives, butterfly and pollinator plants, garden art, children’s activities, and a silent auction. Several vendors, both educational and retail will also be participating. As an extra special treat, the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association has agreed to sell grilled ribeye sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks from 11 am to 1 pm. Proceeds go toward community horticulture projects and a scholarship fund. Photo by Sue Van Patten.


Saturday, April 28,  at 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – STEAM Festival, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Capital Day School presents Modern Day Davinci’s STEAM Festival – open to the public, $5 per car.

STEM + Art = STEAM

Explore booths combining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics together with ART! Hands-on activity booths by Capital Day School students and other community organizations including JSP, Lexington Philharmonic and Newton’s Attic.

STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.

The objectives of the STEAM movement are to:

transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM
encourage integration of Art + Design in K–12 education
influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation
Fun for all ages!

Open to the public, $5 per car.


Saturday, April 28,  at 10:00 am – 4:00 pmTFCA Spring Bazaar, at The Frankfort Christian Academy, 1349 Leestown Rd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Booths with handmade goods, crafts, woodwork, vinyl products, apparel, decor and more.
Food trucks will be present.


Saturday, April 28,  at 10:30 – 11:30 am – Nature Talks: Bees in the Gardenat Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Learn how to attract, feed & raise honeybees during this interactive workshop. Sample the sweet stuff & get an up-close look at honeybee hive tools of the trade. Bee expert John Antennuci, of Lazy Dog Honey, will lead the discussion. John has been raising bees for more than 25 years & has 150 active colonies. Reserve your spot for $10.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:00 pmKids Classes – Historic Gardening, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn how the Native Americans domesticated plants to be the first farmers in Kentucky. Get your hands dirty by planting native crops in the Kentucky Historical Society’s

educational garden. Make a terrarium of your own to take home.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 5-12.

$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 class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Using GEDMatch for Additional Analysis, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

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.


Saturday, April 28, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Cendrillon, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

“Glorious,” raved the New York Times when Joyce DiDonato sang the title role of Cendrillon at the Royal Opera in 2011. “Her performance was thoroughly enchanting.” Now, for the first time ever, Massenet’s sumptuous take on the Cinderella story comes to the Met, with DiDonato starring in the title role. She is paired with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of Prince Charming, Kathleen Kim as the Fairy Godmother, and Stephanie Blythe as the imperious Madame de la Haltière. Bertrand de Billy conducts Laurent Pelly’s imaginative storybook production.

Production a gift of The Sybil B. Harrington Endowment Fund

Additional funding from Elizabeth M. and Jean-Marie R. Eveillard

Cendrillon is produced in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona; Thèatre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels; and Opèra de Lille. This production was first performed at the Santa Fe Opera.

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 47 mins


Saturday, April 28, 1:30 – 2:30 pmSave the Rain: Rain Barrel Workshop, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Build your own rain barrel to capture this precious resource for watering your flowers, your garden and even your lawn. You’ll leave with a completed rain barrel and all of the information you need to install and maintain it. We’re partnering with Bluegrass Greensource to provide the instruction and the barrels. The rain barrels are a terra-cotta color & will hold up to 47.5 gallons of water. This workshop is suitable for families & is limited to the first 20 registrants.


Sunday, April 29, 1:45 – 3:00 pm – Explore Nature Series: Wildflower Walks, at Upper Cove Spring Archery Park, Cedar Cove Rd

Join Frankfort Parks and Rec for a great afternoon hike around the upper levels of Cove Spring Park. We will learn all about local plants and wildflowers. Meet up at the Archery pavilion. FREE! Please note the walk will start at 2:00


Sunday, April 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm – America, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Hosted by The Lexington Brass Band

Come and celebrate AMERICA with the Lexington Brass Band (and a few special guests) as we take our concert series “on the road” to The Grand Theater in Frankfort, KY!


Monday, April 30, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


May 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Thursday, May 3, 6:30 – 7:30 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication 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.


Friday, May 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmOaks Day Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition: bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon


Friday, May 4, 11:00 am – 12:00 pmLittle Historian – Racing ’Round the Commonwealth, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

And they’re off! Join us as this week as we put your Little Historians’ hat-making and horse-racing skills to the test in time for the Kentucky Derby. Activities will help develop fine motor, observation, listening and verbal communication 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.


Friday, May 4, 6:00 – 4:00 pmRetro Camper Bank or Cookie Jar Glaze Your Own Bisque, at Jaques Art Studio, 232 W. Main St., Frankfort, Kentucky

Glaze Your Own Retro Camper Piggy Bank or Jar
Friday, May 4 from 6-8
Cost: $30 or two for $50
limited quantities

Glaze your own Retro Campers- It’s the season for camping. Use our studio glazes to design your dream camper to use as a jar or piggy bank.

Pay here to reserve your retro camper
https://pocketofpennies.com/collections/workshops/products/retro-camper-workshop


Saturday, May 5, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am – 1:00 pmGovernor’s Derby Day Celebration, Downtown Frankfort

Details to come…


Monday, May 7, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


Tuesday, May 8, 10:00 am – 12:00 pmFamily Workshop – Newfangled Notions! Big Changes for Kentucky in the Early 20th Century, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Using artifacts from the KHS collection, students will explore the technological and social changes that Kentuckians experienced in the early days of the 20th century. We’ll experiment with “old time” radio, show our support for Kentucky’s “suffragettes” and learn how Gov. Edwin P. Morrow worked to push the Commonwealth forward.

Instructor: Carol Bolton

$10 per family – parent and up to two children. $5 for each additional child participating. 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.


Tuesday, May 8, 6:00 – 9:00 pm2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Thursday, May 10, 4:30 – 5:00 pm – Poke Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Kids grades 3-12! Play, battle, trade and create with us as we celebrate all things Pokemon. Register at www.pspl.org under the calendar tab.


Thursday, May 10, 5:00 – 9:00 pmCommunity Supporting Seniors Fish Fry Fundraiser, at the Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The event will be held at the KSU Exum Center.

Thursday, May 10, 7:30 – 10:00 pmSam Bush, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

From a kid growing up on a Bowling Green farm to a Nashville legend, the father of New Grass masterfully plays mandolin, guitar and more. $55/$45/$30


Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – How to Create Attractive and Functional Natural Areas, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Learn how to create and improve native plant and animal habitat that both people and wildlife can appreciate. A healthy natural area doesn’t have to be messy. In fact, healthy, older habitats have a great deal of organization to them.

This workshop will teach you:

Basic principles of design and plant and animal behavior that work together.
Examples of Kentucky native plants and how they function in different situations.
How to incorporate these design principles and plants into your landscape or natural areas project.

Join Jody Thompson (professional ecologist and horticulturalist) to learn a better way to create and improve native habitat.


Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Tea Party, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St., Frankfort, Kentucky

May 12, I’m planning on three 2 hour Mother’s Day tea party sessions. Each pair will be decorating their own small tea set and enjoying all the treats of a tea party!!

$105/pair (mother/daughter, mother/son (you may think it’s silly but my boy would totally do this with me!) $25 each extra (after the pair)

10-12pm 12 pairs

1-3pm 12 pairs

4-6pm 12 pairs


Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Kids Classes – Mother’s Day Traditions: Crafting Flowers, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about the history of Mother’s Day that became an official holiday in 1914. Collaborate with friends to write to express appreciation. Paper to plaster flowers, we will create enough unique arrangements for a bouquet.

Instructor: Megan Sauter

For ages 7-12.

$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 class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Sunday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSunset Boulevard (1950), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Sunset Boulevard (1950)

A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star’s script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship.

Winner of three Academy Awards®, director Billy Wilder’s powerful orchestration of the bizarre tale is a true cinematic classic. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Tickets: $8


Monday, May 14, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Friday, May 18, 7:00 – 9:00 pm2018 Concert: No Tools Loaned, at Kentucky State University, 400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Frankfort Arts Foundation presents No Tools Loaned, live in concert!
May 18, 2018 7pm Carl Smith Auditorium, Kentucky State University.

No Tools Loaned is revered as one of Kentucky’s finest, home grown performers. Due to the boom with Bourbon, and the popular Bourbon Trail, NTL has become regular favorites at corporate events throughout the bluegrass region, sharing the spot light with Thoroughbreds, Bourbon Distilleries and Bluegrass Music!

No Tools Loaned features Jack Burch on Bass, Matt Phelps on Guitar, Mike Sudduth on Mandolin, and Scotty Campbell on Banjo.


Friday, May 18, 7:30 – 10:00 pmColter Wall, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Colter Wall is a young Saskatchewan born songwriter and performing musician. Steeped in Old Timey material and traditional Americana, Wall’s sound is comprised of resonate and raw baritone vocals, Folk and Bluegrass style guitar and banjo picking, steady kick-drum stomping, and visually provoking, story telling lyrics. Wall draws influence from legends of the past such as Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, and The Band, as well as more modern Americana pioneers including Shovels and Rope, Jack White, Ray Lamontagne, and Shakey Graves.

Colter Wall’s band includes Frankfort’s own Jason Simpson, who plays bass guitar!

Rolling Stone named Wall to it’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: November 2016”

Check out
COLTER WALL
TICKETS: $20 / $25 / $30


Saturday, May 19, 8:00 am – 5:00 pmUSDGC Doubles Qualifiers, at the East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Registration ends April 28, 2018

Doubles BYOP qualifying tournament will be held on May 19, 2018.

Players meeting will be held at 8:45
Round 1 begins at 9:00
Round 2 starts 1 hour after the last card from round 1 is turned in.

CTP offered during both rounds.

2 rounds of 24 holes

Registration link:
http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/event-detail.cfm/tourn_id/5289


Saturday, May 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pmFlamenco Louisville, at Kentucky State University (Carl Smith Auditorium), 400 E Main St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Come experience the heart-stopping, dynamic performance of FLAMENCO LOUISVILLE!! 7pm Saturday May 19 on the lovely campus of Kentucky State University.
**Family Friendly**

  


Monday, May 21, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – KSP Fallen Officer Memorial Service, at the Kentucky State Police, 380 Coffee Tree Rd

The Kentucky State Police will honor fallen troopers and officers in a ceremony on May 21, 2018 at the KSP Training Academy. The event is open to the public.

Please RSVP to kaylah.roberts@ky.gov


Monday, May 21, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


Tuesday, May 22, 6:00 – 9:00 pm2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


Thursday, May 24, 1:00 – 4:00 pmSpring School 2018 – Rain Barrel Workshop, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Court

Looking for a way to get good, clean, free water for your plants? Come build your own rain barrel with us. Franklin County Soil Conservation District is helping sponsor this class.

CLASS FEE IS $20 PER PERSON. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Register at bit.ly/2tTsuUg or by calling 502-695-9035.


Thursday, May 24, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, May 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pmFamous Artist Painting Workshops – the Frankfort Concert Series, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St., Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort Concert Series Famous Artist Workshops
5-7
Cost: $20 or two for $35

We are excited to offer the Famous Artist Series of Painting Workshops that will happen during each evening of the Frankfort Concert Series.


May 25 Van Gogh
June 15 Monet
June 29 Degas
July 13 Andy Warhol
July 27 Klimt
August 10 Van Gogh- Sunflower
August 24 Hokusai -the Wave


Friday, May 25, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, May 25, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, May 26, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Horsey Hundred 2018, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street

The amphitheater will be a cyclist rest stop on the bike trek.


Saturday, May 26, 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


Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at Match Positions, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

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.


Sunday, May 27, 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


Tuesday, May 29, 6:00 – 9:00 pm2018 FDGA Tuesday Night League, at East Frankfort Park DGC, Hickory Dr., Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

The 2018, F.D.G.A. Tuesday Night, Handicapped, Singles League will begin on April 24th at 5:30. Come out to East Frankfort Park and set your handicap. $15 covers your membership for the entire year and you’ll also get a sweet Dri-Fit Shirt and Bag Tag. In the 1st round, awards will be based on raw score. Don’t be late… tee off at 6:00! Bring a friend.

(SPECIAL REQUEST: We are having a DISC DRIVE to collect a large number of used discs for donation to the Shelbyville PE program. Around 250 students per year will be learning disc golf basics through their curriculum. Please bring in any discs that you can spare on the 24th. Especially any putters, mids and slower speed drivers that would be good for a beginner’s arm speed. Those old Par2 discs, Winter series discs, Trilogy Challenge discs, your flippiest, beat in discs would be ideal. Please make a comment in this event and let us know how many you can bring. *Please use a marker to blot out any identifying names and numbers).

Payout: We offer Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, Prodigy, and other brands of discs as payout for various places depending on how many people we have participate in the league night.

Handicaps will be 80% of your over or under score, based on par being 55.

Check www.frankfortdga.com for scores and results.


June 2018

Friday, June 1, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm –  Multi-Wing SAR EVAL, at Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol, 101 Old Soldiers Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

USAF SAREVAL with Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Wings participating jointly. Mark your calendars now!!! Stay tuned for additional details.

Friday, June 1, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm –  Jazz Disciples free lunchtime concert, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Bring lunch, bring a chair or blanket, listen to some great music!

 


Saturday, June 2, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, June 2, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm –  Multi-Wing SAR EVAL, at Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol, 101 Old Soldiers Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

USAF SAREVAL with Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Wings participating jointly. Mark your calendars now!!! Stay tuned for additional details.




 


Saturday, June 2, 6:00 – 7:15 pmBourbon Academy, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This is a terrific way to learn about bourbon regions, styles, distilling, and the distilling industry, and for all levels of bourbon knowledge. With bourbon there is a lot to learn, so we keep the topics and content true, new, and exciting. This is a class to take with a family member or friend. We will be tasting products of every sort at every class, and we will show you how to expectorate (spit out) and taste the products in an insightful way. Many of the classes will involve a guest speaker, a visit by a knowledgeable representative of the industry. Twenty (20) spots available. Participants must be 21 years old. This is a casual and no stress class. Please, do not wear perfume or heavily scented skin products.


Saturday, June 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pmSalato Sampler, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

This special event will feature bourbon sampling from many area distilleries, the best of Kentucky’s fine wines, Kentucky brewed beers, great Kentucky Proud food, door prizes, a silent auction, live auction, online auction, photo booth, live music, and an opportunity to tour the exhibits at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, after hours.

 


Sunday, June 3, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm –  Multi-Wing SAR EVAL, at Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol, 101 Old Soldiers Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

USAF SAREVAL with Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Wings participating jointly. Mark your calendars now!!! Stay tuned for additional details.

 


Sunday, June 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Producers (1967), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Producers (1967)

Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop.

Once the King of The Great White Way, Max Bialystock is reduced to romancing old ladies to finance his next flop show until a nervous accountant surmises that more money could be made from a flop than a hit. This 50th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Mel Brooks
Writers: Mel Brooks
Stars: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood

Tickets: $8


Friday, June 8, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amPBR free lunchtime concert, at Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Laura Ellen Penn, Rob Barnes, Will Renshaw return as PBR.

 


Saturday, June 9, 6:00 pm – 12:00 amSoundScape Music Fest, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

Explore the park… after dark! June 9, 2018 from 6pm-midnight
An evening of sculpture, sparks and spirits to support JSP! This is a free event for the whole family featuring live music, activities, food & drinks and a donation station! This event is sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union and West Sixth Brewing.

Free event, $5 parking

More info here: https://josephinesculpturepark.org/events-programs/soundscape/

Music Stage

Jeri Katherine Howell and Nat Colten 6-7:30

Appalatin 8-9:45

Sorry Atari 10-11:45

Food, Beer, Ice Cream & S’mores

West Sixth Brewing Beer Truck

Amazing Gracie’s Food Truck also serving kid-friendly and veggie options

Taylor Belle’s Ice Cream

Forged Coffee Company serving cold brew coffee

JSP Smore’s Bar

Activities

Illuminated sculptures

Bonfire and S’mores Bar

Silly Sculpture Makin’ Station for kids and adults

Night Sky Tour with Dan Price

Sponsors

Kentucky Employees Credit UnionWest Sixth Brewing at Josephine Sculpture Park


Saturday, June 11, 9:00am – Friday, June 15, 12:00 pm – Pixie Camp, at the Frankfort School of Ballet, 340 Saint Clair St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Join us for FSB’s Pixie Camp for 4- 8 year olds, mornings June 11th-15th! $125
This is a sweet program designed for little campers looking for fun this summer! Join us for fairy and pixie themed crafts, snacks, movement games, and more! Family and friends are invited to a special fairy picnic and performance during our last day of camp. This is a special half-day camp to nurture your own little fairy’s imagination, pride, and delight.
We hope you can join us! Sign up at www.frankfortballet.com/sign-up or call (502) 226-6443

 


Friday, May 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pmFamous Artist Painting Workshops – the Frankfort Concert Series, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St., Frankfort, Kentucky

Frankfort Concert Series Famous Artist Workshops
5-7
Cost: $20 or two for $35

We are excited to offer the Famous Artist Series of Painting Workshops that will happen during each evening of the Frankfort Concert Series.


May 25 Van Gogh
June 15 Monet
June 29 Degas
July 13 Andy Warhol
July 27 Klimt
August 10 Van Gogh- Sunflower
August 24 Hokusai -the Wave

 


Friday, June 15, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Pappy For Your Pappy, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening. Due to limited quantities, Van Winkle bourbons will not be available for purchase. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. $100 per person. Lottery system in place; entries will be taken through an online registration form made available here May 7-10. On May 11, drawing will occur and those selected will be notified. Seating is limited to 130 people. Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event. One entry per household.


Friday, June 15, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, June 16, 9:00 am – Sunday, June 17, 8:00 pmSuper Summer Weekend Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Details at: kyhorseshows.com


Thursday, June 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pmLexington Children’s Theatre Workshop, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

REGISTER NOW FOR LEXINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE WORKSHOPS AT THE GRAND!
This summer we will again host two workshops/camps for children ages 8-14. Cost is $175 per camp. Dates: June 18-22 & July 23-27.
Call our ticket office 502.352.7469 to register your child.
Deposit of $100 is due at registration.

1. Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Workshops begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. so please plan to arrive no earlier than 8:45 with pick up no later than 4:30. HOWEVER, campers should arrive early on the Monday of the first day of camp to fill out information sheets with the LCT instructors.

2. Lunch/Snacks: Campers need to provide their own lunches and snacks.

3. Workshop/Camp Details:
a. Program: Each camp is theatre performance workshop. A selected script will be utilized, with the Lexington Children’s Theatre teachers and interns managing the program. On Friday of each camp week (June 22 and July 27) the children will perform on the Grand stage at 5pm. A FREE event for family and friends!

b. Cost: The cost of each camp will again be $175.00 per camper. A nonrefundable $100.00 registration fee will be due at time of registration. Registration will close when all camp slots are filled. For the June camp the balance ($75) of the registration will be due by June 1. For the July camp the balance ($75) of the registration will be due by July 6. Payment: check (payable to the Grand Theatre), credit card or cash at the Grand Theatre ticket office (312 West Main Street, Telephone: 502-352-7469) between the hours of 10am and 3pm, Monday – Friday.

c. Minimum/Maximum Participants: The minimum number of participants in order to conduct each camp will be 16 campers. The maximum number of participants allowed is 25. If we do not have the minimum number of participants for a camp, the Grand Theatre reserves the right to cancel the workshop/camp and return the registration deposit.

d. Participant Age: Ages 8-14.

4. Register soon: Camps can fill quickly, so register early to insure your child’s reservation! Visit or call the Ticket Office (312 West Main Street, 502-352-7469) Monday-Friday, 10am to 3pm to register your child for a workshop/camp. Again, you will need to make the $100 deposit by cash, check, debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) and supply the following information:
a. Name of Camper
b. Age of Camper
c. Guardian and/or Parent Name
d. Guardian and/or Parent Email contact info
e. Daytime Telephone Number (cell number preferred)

5. More Information about the Lexington Children’s Theatre: Visit: www.lctonstage.org/

 


Thursday, June 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pmSpring School 2018 – Floral Design, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Court

With all the beautiful flowers blooming around you, come learn how to make amazing arrangements for your house. Kim Hicks, co-owner of Simply Garden, will be teaching the basics of crafting floral arrangements

CLASS FEE IS $10 PER PERSON. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

Register at bit.ly/2tTsuUg or by calling 502-695-9035.


Friday, June 19, 9:00 am – 4:00 pmLexington Children’s Theatre Workshop, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

REGISTER NOW FOR LEXINGTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE WORKSHOPS AT THE GRAND!
This summer we will again host two workshops/camps for children ages 8-14. Cost is $175 per camp. Dates: June 18-22 & July 23-27.
Call our ticket office 502.352.7469 to register your child.
Deposit of $100 is due at registration.

1. Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Workshops begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. so please plan to arrive no earlier than 8:45 with pick up no later than 4:30. HOWEVER, campers should arrive early on the Monday of the first day of camp to fill out information sheets with the LCT instructors.

2. Lunch/Snacks: Campers need to provide their own lunches and snacks.

3. Workshop/Camp Details:
a. Program: Each camp is theatre performance workshop. A selected script will be utilized, with the Lexington Children’s Theatre teachers and interns managing the program. On Friday of each camp week (June 22 and July 27) the children will perform on the Grand stage at 5pm. A FREE event for family and friends!

b. Cost: The cost of each camp will again be $175.00 per camper. A nonrefundable $100.00 registration fee will be due at time of registration. Registration will close when all camp slots are filled. For the June camp the balance ($75) of the registration will be due by June 1. For the July camp the balance ($75) of the registration will be due by July 6. Payment: check (payable to the Grand Theatre), credit card or cash at the Grand Theatre ticket office (312 West Main Street, Telephone: 502-352-7469) between the hours of 10am and 3pm, Monday – Friday.

c. Minimum/Maximum Participants: The minimum number of participants in order to conduct each camp will be 16 campers. The maximum number of participants allowed is 25. If we do not have the minimum number of participants for a camp, the Grand Theatre reserves the right to cancel the workshop/camp and return the registration deposit.

d. Participant Age: Ages 8-14.

4. Register soon: Camps can fill quickly, so register early to insure your child’s reservation! Visit or call the Ticket Office (312 West Main Street, 502-352-7469) Monday-Friday, 10am to 3pm to register your child for a workshop/camp. Again, you will need to make the $100 deposit by cash, check, debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) and supply the following information:
a. Name of Camper
b. Age of Camper
c. Guardian and/or Parent Name
d. Guardian and/or Parent Email contact info
e. Daytime Telephone Number (cell number preferred)

5. More Information about the Lexington Children’s Theatre: Visit: www.lctonstage.org/

 


Saturday, June 23, 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


Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm D.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Making Contact with Cousin Matches, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

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.


Sunday, June 24, 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


Thursday, June 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Thursday, June 28, 7:30 – 10:00 pmRhiannon Giddens, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder of the GRAMMY award-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, in which she also plays banjo and fiddle. She began gaining recognition as a solo artist when she stole the show at the T Bone Burnett-produced Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013. The elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit that brought the audience to its feet that night is also abundantly evident on Giddens’ critically acclaimed solo debut, the Grammy nominated album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, which masterfully blends American musical genres like gospel, jazz, blues, and country, showcasing her extraordinary emotional range and dazzling vocal prowess.

Giddens’ follow-up album Freedom Highway was released in February, 2017. It includes 9 original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, “Birmingham Sunday” and Staple Singers’ well-known “Freedom Highway,” from which the album takes its name.

She also has more recently appeared on the CMT Hit Series “Nashville” as Hannah Lee “Hallie” Jordan.

Tickets: $35/$45/$55


Friday, June 29, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, June 29, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, June 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

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!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


July 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 – 11:00 am – The Great Buffalo Chase 5K, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s the race with a view. Walk or run our 17th annual 5K Race that winds through the scenic grounds of the historic Distillery. Cash prizes for top 3 men and women. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. $20 prior to June 23. $25 day of race. Limited to first 1,000 registrants. Register online starting April 2. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


Saturday, July 7, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Friday, July 13, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Friday, July 13, 7:00 – 11:00 pm – A Night in Margaritaville, at the The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street

Hosted by Simon House of Kentucky

Join in a night of fun, food, music, and dancing. There will be tremendous items in our silent auction. It is all to support a great cause — The Simon House that serves homeless families with children!


Saturday, July 14, 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


Saturday, July 14, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – FrankfortCon, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Join us at The FrankfortCon. It’s a collectors mecca convention located in beautiful Capital City of Frankfort, Kentucky. The FrankfortCon strives to be Kentucky’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As long-time fans of comic books, toys, pop-culture, wrestling, gaming, cosplay, animation, sci-fi and fantasy, the promoter wanted to bring that style event to Kentucky.

The show will have over 150 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, gaming, video games, movies, records, wrestling, , television, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel plus much more. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Confirmed Featured Guests & Attractions include:

• Fabian Nicieza – Creator of Deadpool
• Mark Bagley – Creator of Carnage, Famous Spider-Man Artist
• Bob Camp – Creator/Artist of The Famous TV Cartoon Series: Ren & Stimpy
• James O’Barr – The Creator of the Famous CROW
• Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Tito Santana – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Bushwhacker Luke – WWE Wrestling SuperStar – Hall of Famer
• Starsky & Hutch – 1976 Gran Torino Car – TV Series
• The General Car from Dukes of Hazzard
• K.I.T.T – Famous Car from the Knight Rider TV Series
• Back to the Future Car – The Delorean on Display at the Comic-Con
• Batman 1990 Movie – The BatMobile on Display at the Comic-Con
• See the Bandit Car from Smokey The Bandit – 1978 Trans-Am

Tickets on sale now – General Admission is only $20.00 – All Kids Under 12 are FREE with accompanied Adult. VIP Tickets are $50.00 and Platinum Tickets are $100.00. We have a Huge Cosplay Contest for all Attendees with amazing Prices! You can purchase online or at the Door.

The Frankfort Comic-Con will take place on Saturday July 14, 2018 from 10am to 6pm at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601.

For more information, click HERE

Get tickets HERE


Sunday, July 15, 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


Sunday, July 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pmBig (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Big (1988)

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult.

A 13-year-old boy, transformed into a 35-year-old man by a carnival wishing machine, becomes a successful executive by turning his juvenile intellect to toy design. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Penny Marshall
Writers: Gary Ross, Anne Spielberg
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia

Tickets: $8


Thursday, July 26, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, July 27, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


Friday, July 27, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, July 28, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Review and Experiences Roundup: Goals for Going Forward, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

(Watch for 2019 schedule)

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

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.


August 2018

Thursday – Sunday, August 2 – 5US 127 Yard Sale, Frankfort, Kentucky

Dubbed “The World’s Longest Yardsale”, it really is the longest yard sale in the world. It’s 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states (including straight through the heart of the Capital City); Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, MI in the north to Chattanooga, TN in the south. From Lookout Mountain, GA to Gadsden, AL the route switches to Lookout Mountain Parkway. Both are scenic drives allowing you to appreciate the beautiful countryside of these states all while enjoying the fun and excitement of The World’s Longest Yard Sale.


Saturday, August 4, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Sunday, August 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pmThe Big Lebowski (1998), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – The Big Lebowski (1998)

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

From the Academy Award®-winning Coen brothers, The Big Lebowski is a hilariously quirky comedy about bowling, a severed toe, White Russians and a guy named…The Dude. This 20th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore

Tickets: $8


Friday, August 10, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Thursday, August 24, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, August 24, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday, August 25, 9:00 am – 11:30 pmCapital City River & Blues Festival, at the Ward Oates Amphitheater, 520 West Main Street


Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – 12 Hours of Capitol View Park MTB Race, at Capitol View Park, Coffee Tree Rd at Old Glenns Creek Rd

A 12 hour endurance style mountain bike race in Frankfort at Capitol View Park. This event has been around since 2008.

Register online HERE


Sunday, August 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pmSouth Pacific (1958), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – South Pacific (1958)

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.

An American woman falls in love with a Frenchman while stationed as a navy nurse in the South Pacific during World War II. The 60th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Joshua Logan
Writers: Paul Osborn (screenplay), Richard Rodgers (adapted from the play “South Pacific”)
Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr

Tickets: $8


Friday, August 31, 6:00 – 10:00 pmThe Market Frankfort, Downtown Frankfort, St. Clair Street


September 2018

Saturday, September 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, September 1, 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


Sunday, September 2, 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


Friday, September 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pmDowntown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, at the Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

SAVE THE DATE!

Summer Concert Series


Saturday – Sunday, September 8 – 9 – Cryptid Con 2018, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Kentucky’s Largest Bigfoot Event is back! Join us for an exciting weekend dedicated to the strange and unusual. Hear first hand accounts of strange encounters from those who lived them. See evidence of legendary monsters. Learn from researchers who’ve spent a lifetime in the field. Shop from some of the most talented artists and unique vendors around. Network and have fun!


Sunday, September 9, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Fall Arts Festival 2018, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

This event is free. Parking is $5 per car, truck, van, or even a bus!!
Featuring guest artist, Peyton Scott Russell at Josephine Sculpture Park!

This is an experiential arts festival – our focus is providing you, your friends and family with opportunities to make art or experience and watch demonstrations of exciting new processes and techniques. All workshops are led by experienced artists. All ages and abilities are encouraged, absolutely no experience is needed to participate, just be ready to have FUN!

In conjunction with Fall Arts Festival, Peyton Scott Russell will present an artist talk at The Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort.

More information here: https://josephinesculpturepark.org/events-programs/fall-arts-festival/


Saturday – Sunday, September 22 – 23 – Kentucky All A Classic Soccer Tournament, at Capitol View Park, Coffee Tree Rd at Old Glenns Creek Rd


Saturday, September 22, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part I, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Now that you have information on your family history, how can you share it with others?

Get some answers in this two-part boot camp.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., KHS staff will take you through an intense lesson on writing your family narrative, in which you will learn about establishing focus, readability/story flow, supporting details and citations.

You’ll also learn about digitizing supplemental content, copyright and the various ways you can publish what you write.

When you leave, you will be equipped with the knowledge and abilities to start your publication journey.

On Nov. 3, participants can share what they’ve written since Sept. 22 in Part II of the workshop, and our experts will work with you on publishing a product to have ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Sunday, September 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pmRebel Without a Cause (1955), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

In one of moviedom’s most influential roles, James Dean is Jim, the new kid in town whose loneliness, frustration and anger mirrored those of postwar teens — and reverberates over 60 years later. This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Writers: Stewart Stern (screen play), Irving Shulman (adaptation)
Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo

Tickets: $8


Thursday, September 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Saturday, September 29, 8:00 – 12:00 pmKentucky History Half Marathon, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The 4th Annual KY History Half Marathon will be held in Frankfort, Kentucky on Saturday, September 29, 2018 www.KYHistoryHalf.com

What’s so special about the KY History Half?

The KY History Half is the Commonwealth’s only half marathon that celebrates Kentucky’s history.  To top things off, this charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational programming and services of the Kentucky Historical Society in its mission to educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

On race day, you will truly “run through history,” past fascinating historical sites and monuments including the imposing KY Military History Museum, the classically beautiful Old State Capitol and the simply beautiful Garrard-Crittenden house, to name just a few.  You will even have the chance to run past the grave sites of Daniel and Rebecca Boone during the “Mile of Remembrance.” Click here to learn more about the historic sites along this amazing course.


Saturday, September 29, 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


Saturday, September 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

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!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Sunday, September 30, 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


October 2018

Saturday, October 6, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, October 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Celebrate Family History Month by starting your genealogy journey!

Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience. While the research can feel daunting, our expert staff will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:

  • Research strategies
  • Online resources
  • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
  • Family interviews/artifacts
  • Family tree software
  • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
  • Organization/storage and sharing with family
  • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

This workshop is $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for non-members. Seating is limited – pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. More information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov


October  8 – 13, 2018 – Kentucky State University Homecoming Week 2018


Sunday, October 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pmMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back down.

The naïve Jeff Smith (James Stewart) is appointed as a U.S. Senator by a corrupt political party machine headed by the Governor, a publisher and Senator Paine (Claude Rains). This two-day event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Sidney Buchman (screen play), Lewis R. Foster (story)
Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains

Tickets: $8


Friday – Saturday, October 19 – 20 – Bourbonanza, Frankfort, Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY DISTILLED
True lovers of Kentucky know that the literal and figurative heart of this gracious southern state is the capital city of Frankfort, perfectly positioned on the shores of the Kentucky River between Louisville and Lexington. Frankfort embodies the essence of everything that makes Kentucky special from her natural charm and beauty to her world-renowned bourbon, all in one distinctly small and spirited package. You could say that Frankfort is Kentucky Distilled.

As surely as Frankfort is making modern history, the city is also deeply rooted in Kentucky’s past. Legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone is buried in Frankfort. Historic architecture graces government buildings from the current Capitol to the old state Capitol, the Governor’s mansions, the region’s only Frank Lloyd Wright house and Liberty Hall, the home of John Brown, one of Kentucky’s founding fathers. Leslie Morris Park sitting atop Fort Hill offers a glimpse into Frankfort’s role during the Civil War and a myriad of museums provide insight into everything from Kentucky’s government to its military to the state police. Frankfort even has one of Kentucky’s few remaining original covered bridges.

FOOD. DRINK. ARTS. MUSIC.
Culturally, Frankfort offers a microcosm of Kentucky’s comfort food, candy, music, art and southern hospitality.

For example, Completely Kentucky features products, crafts and artwork from more than 650 of the best artisans in the state. Rebecca Ruth candy epitomizes “Kentucky Distilled” by mixing the iconic flavors of Kentucky into nationally renowned sweet treats – Mint Kentucky Colonel and the iconic Bourbon Balls. And public art, sculpture trails, gardens, art societies and numerous galleries speak to the city’s commitment to the arts.

BUT LET’S BE HONEST…
If we’re talking Kentucky . . . we’re talking bourbon.

Declared by Congress in 1964 to be America’s Native Spirit, bourbon by definition is made in the United States. But really, everyone knows that means Kentucky – 95% of the world’s bourbon is made in this state, where there are more barrels of bourbon than people. And Frankfort’s iconic Buffalo Trace Distillery is the leader among the legendary spirit makers of Kentucky, staying true to the traditions of the craft while embracing change that results in improvement. In addition to Buffalo Trace, Frankfort has 14 other Distilleries within 20 miles of its downtown. It also has 5 wineries and West Sixth’s new beer farm. Given this concentration of bourbon, beer, wine, other spirits and additional amenities, Frankfort truly is the heart of Kentucky’s spirits industry.


Saturday, October 20, 1:00 – 7:00 pm – Paddlepalooza 2018, at River View Park, Frankfort, Kentucky

Paddle-Palooza is a FREE, fun, and family oriented event along the banks for the beautiful Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Paddlepalooza was one of the most successful padding events ever on the Kentucky River when it was offered over a decade ago!

Wind down your paddling season with a group float on the beautiful Kentucky River. Two group trips will be offered this day; one heading to Buffalo Trace Distillery through Lock and Dam Number 4. And the other tour heading upstream to see the 6 bridges of Frankfort.

We will have two guided tours throughout the day.

Food trucks will be available all day selling bar-b-que, burgers, drinks and more. But feel free to bring the lawn chairs, some snacks and drinks and enjoy a day on the water with friends. Might be the last time this year!

Rental canoes and kayaks will be made available. Advanced reservations for rentals are required. Make rental reservations by going to our website and making them, or by contacting CKY at either:

info@canoeky.com
502 227 4492
888 CANOE KY

Bring your own boat FREE OF CHARGE, or Canoe Kentucky will have rental available by reservation only.

Thanks to Canoe Kentucky, Frankfort Parks and Recreation, and the City of Frankfort for this fun community event.


Saturday, October 20, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – DNA Interest Group Chat, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Ready to talk more about DNA? Now is the time to connect and review what D.I.G. covered in the first half of 2018! This informal discussion will include a review of previous material and experiences. Plus, we’ll announce an outline of the 2019 schedule (with book selection) as we continue digging into this genealogical tool.

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

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 e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Thursday, October 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 1), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


Friday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pmBlack Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk, Downtown Frankfort, Old State Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Whitaker Bank, is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family. Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!


Saturday, October 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Genealogy Workshop – Piecing Together History: Family Bible Records, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Bible records are great sources for genealogical information. Throughout this daylong session, you can see original Bible records from the KHS collections (we have one of the largest family Bible collections in the state), explore other holdings and help us research the families listed in them.

If you have a family Bible that contains family/genealogy information, please consider bringing it along to have digitized! We’ll share the scanned images with researchers through our Digital Collections Catalog.

(KHS collections include more than 200 original family Bible records in archival storage with some images online at kyhistory.com; an 11-volume set of photocopied records contributed by past library patrons; additional copies of family Bible records in our surname vertical files and within local published histories; transcribed Bible records in print editions of Kentucky Ancestors and The Register.)

This event is Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. No registration necessary. For more information: 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Saturday, October 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia at the Distillery (Night 2), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products. 6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event. Optional costume contest with prizes. $65 per person. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 4th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.


November 2018

Saturday, November 3, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, November 3, 2:00 – 4:30 pm – Genealogy Workshop: Family History Writing and Publishing Part II, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

You attended Part I of this workshop in September and have been writing feverishly since then. Maybe you’ve been writing your family history for a while and just want to know how to publish your work.

In this session, we will talk about what you’ve written over the past month, cover various publishing formats and work with you to produce a product ready for sharing with family in time for the holidays!

Part I Admission: $24 for KHS members OR $30 + $8 general admission for others.

Part II Admission: $16 for KHS members OR $20 + $8 general admission for others.

Package Admission for both Parts I & II: $35 for KHS members OR $55 for others.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: khsrefdesk@ky.gov


Thursday – Sunday, November 8 – 11 – The Candlelight Tradition, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!


Saturday, November 10, 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


Sunday, November 11, 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


Sunday, November 11, 2:00 – 4:00 pmDie Hard (1988), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – Die Hard (1988)

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

New York City Detective John McClane becomes the only hope for a small group of hostages, trapped in a Los Angeles high-rise office building when it is seized by terrorists on Christmas Eve. This 30th Anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: John McTiernan
Writers: Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay)
Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

Tickets: $8


Thursday, November 29, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Thursday, November 29, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Lighting Of The Traceat Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful, festive displays at the Distillery. Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir and a visit from Santa. Candlelight Tour at 5:30 p.m., Carols and Holiday Stories at 6:00 p.m., and Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. All activities are complimentary. No pets allowed, aside from service animals


December 2018

Saturday, December 1, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm –  First Saturday Indoor Bazaar, at the Capital City Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr


Saturday, December 1, 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


Sunday, December 2, 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


Thursday, December 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 1), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Friday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 2), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Friday, December 7 – Annual Frankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort, KY


Saturday, December 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa At The Distillery (Night 3), at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick. Complimentary.


Sunday, December 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pmWhite Christmas (1954), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Big Screen Classics – White Christmas (1954)

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Two song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business, join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. This event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Writers: Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Norman Panama (written for the screen by)
Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Tickets: $8


Thursday, December 27, 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Care Navigators, 663 Teton Trail

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Dinner will be provided. Advance registration is required.


Saturday, December 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

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.


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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