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Highlights for Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $5.00
Youth (5 to 18) $3.00
Children Under 4 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $35 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Birding Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Exhibit Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

Featuring the exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

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

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

10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Pre-race Brunch and Tour, at the CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Join us for a tour and brunch! Tour begins at 10:30am and brunch will be at 11:00 am.

Brunch will be a plated 3 course service:
Fresh Fruit and Berries
Choice of:
Eggs Sardou – Poached egg, Spinach Cream, Artichoke Heart, Country Ham English Muffin
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Lemon Bar with Raspberry Granita

Cash bar available

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

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

2:00 – 4:00 pm – HeritageQuest: Finding Your Ancestors Online, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

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

No registration required.
Sower Board Room

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Let’s Make Seed Bombs, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Chelsea Young, 4-H agent, as she explains and demonstrates the fun way of planting seeds.

A seed bomb is a little ball made up of a combination of compost, clay and seeds. Everyone will make at least one seed bomb to take home.


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

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

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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600


5:00 – 7:00 pm – Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Thursday April 19th 5-7PM we are featuring our Business After Hours. Tastings, drink specials, and appetizers will be available. See you there!


Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Artists Creators and Originators Project

Hosted by Woodford County Bluegrass Community Action Partnership

Submissions are now being accepted for Community Art in the Gardens of Woodford County. Organic sculptures, Kinetic Compositions – Recycled Organic Materials Preferred. Free flowing, freeform creations sought.

You may be interested to know that the small city of Versailles is actually the Capitol of the Bluegrass, surrounded by the majority of major thoroughbred farms in the entire world. Such storied establishments as Taylor Made, home of California Chrome, Winstar, Coolmore America, home of Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh, and Three Chimney’s, home of the World’s Richest Racehorse Gunrunner. Woodford Co. is a short drive from Keeneland Race Course.” – Kelly Lariscy & Kerry Corcoran

Call Kelly Lariscy at 859-873-8182 or email at kelly.lariscy@bgcap.org



6:00 – 7:00 pm – Busy Builders, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Families) Kids and parents play with our Big Blue Blocks, Legos, manipulatives, straws and connectors, and more. Free, at the Main Library. No sign up necessary.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Cooking Class – DIY Spice Blends, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

What all goes into making a delicious spice blend? Join us as we look at the technical details behind that make it work.

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm Spring 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.


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

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Bourbon Palate Training & Dinner, at Addie’s at the Woodford Inn, 140 Park St, Versailles

By popular demand! Learn to detect the nuanced flavors of bourbon like a professional taster. By performing proper nosing and tasting techniques, combined with culinary palate training and food pairings, you’ll quickly be able to isolate the complex flavors within your favorite bourbons. Your go-to bourbons will never taste the same again!

Small Plate Dinner – each of the five bourbons will be paired with a small plate item strongly flavored to the bourbon’s matching food item.

• Knob Creek – Toasted Nuts – Biscuit cake iced with toasted nut puree. Drizzled with brown butter, dusted with a salted caramel and garnished with toasted nuts.

• Four Roses Small Batch – dried cranberries – Cranberry brie en croute on top of a thin slab of bacon with crisp greens tossed in cranberry-dijon vinaigrette. 

• Russell’s Reserve – candied ginger – Candied ginger stir fry and tempura chicken on top of sushi rice and slivers of green onion. 

• Woodford Reserve – fresh orange – Marinated shrimp, orange relish, chunks of grilled orange drizzled with chive infused oil. 

• Elijah Craig Small Batch – dark chocolate – Dark chocolate mousse with nutmeg, mint and smoked sea salt. 

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$50 per person plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited.

Suggested attire is business casual. If you haven’t been to Addie’s before, there’s plenty of parking!

Call 859-873-5600 if you have questions or what to order tickets or make your reservation with the eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bourbon-palate-training-dinner-addies-at-the-woodford-inn-tickets-44174702725


6:00 pm – Cut Out Door Hangers, at Gogh Crazy, 800 Main Street suite 15, Shelbyville

Prices vary by project starting $30. Bows added for $5


6:00 – 9:00 – Uncorked and Glazed Over, at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, 975 Frankfort Rd, Lawrenceburg

Hosted by Rising Sons Home Farm Winery and Elements Clay studio and stuff llc

Join us for a fun night of Pottery and Wine. No experience necessary. Preregistration is required.

Get tickets HERE

6:15 – 8:15 pm – Watercolor Landscape Class, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main Street

Watercolor Landscape Workshop
Location: The White Cat Studio in Downtown Frankfort
When:Thursday, April 19 from 6:15-8:15
Cost $40
Who: ages 9 and up

You will learn how to break up a landscape into simple shapes and lines. Have a crash course in watercolor techniques. Then add layers of translucent colors and create your own masterpiece.

You are welcome to bring 3 or 4 of your favorite landscape photos! or I will have magazine pics available too.

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Taught by: Jody Jaques of Jaques Art Studio and resident artist at The White Cat Studio. She has 20 years experience as an Art Educator and Studio Artist. Be ready to take art skills with you and start to create your own work at home.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Author Reception and Book Signing, at Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us as we spend the evening with John David Anderson, author of Posted! Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your own books for autographs as no books will be sold that evening. No registration required.

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

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

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


6:30 – 7:30 pm – Library Writers’ Group, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

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

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Midway Living History: Weisenberger Mill, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Adults) We will continue our conversation about Midway’s History with a focus on Weisenberger Mill. Hear from Phil Weisenberger, a 6th generation operator and co-owner of the Mill. Call 846-4014 or follow the link below to sign up. Event held at the Midway Branch Library.


6:30 pm – Trivia Night, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

Trivia begins @ 6:30pm with prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Play by yourself or with your friends!
$4.99 fresh squeezed margaritas during game play.

6:30 – 8:00 pm – Euchre Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

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

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

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

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


7:00 – 8:30 pm – Bullet Journaling Workshop with Lexington Design Co., at The Amsden, 151 South Main, Versailles

Bring the fun and come ready to create and get organized! Join Jacqueline and learn cute layouts and ideas for your journal. A dot matrix notebook and pens are included in your registration cost and will be provided upon check in, as well as wine and treats. It’s a relaxed class that provides you with the inspiration and the supplies to start your journaling adventure.

$60 per person | Purchase tickets here: https://www.lexingtondesignco.com/events/bullet-journaling-fun

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

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

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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