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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, April 21st, 2018

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

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

8:00 – 11:00 am – 15th Annual Heart & Sole Triathlon, at Falling Springs / Versailles -Woodford Parks & Rec, 275 Beasley Rd, Versailles

The Heart & Sole Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event for ages 15 and up and racers of all skill levels, including first timers.

The race includes a 400 yard swim in the Falling Springs Center’s 82 degree indoor pool, a 15 mile bike through the heart of Bluegrass horse farms and historic downtown Versailles and a 5K run on the Cross Country Course at Woodford County Park, one of the most beautiful and challenging cross country courses in the state. (The run portion of the race is almost entirely on grass.)

Registration is now open at the Versailles-Woodford County Parks & Recreation Department. Offices are located at Falling Springs Center (275 Beasley Drive, Versailles, KY 40383).

The EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31. Register by this date and you’ll save $10.

You can register online at https://form.jotform.com/80166214317147 or visitwww.vwcparksrec.com to get more information, including a race brochure/registration form.

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – CCDW – Basic Pistol Course, at Kentucky Firearms Training

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.

 

 

 

8:30 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater. Hosted by the Light Clinic, More info: www.thelightclinic.org or call 330-4233.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Drop-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.

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

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

The Bourbon Distilling Industry in Frankfort

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

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

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

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

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

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

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Birding Brochure HERE

Download your Trail and Exhibit Brochure HERE

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

 

11:00 am – 11:45 – Frankfort Distilled Weekend: Free Bourbon History Walking Tour, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street

Join us for everything #Bourbon during our first ever #FrankfortDistilled Weekend on Friday, April 20, 2018 & Saturday, April 21, 2018. Activities surrounding the #FrankfortDistilled Weekend include FREE trolley & walking tours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY, the opening of a new #FrankfortDistilled #History exhibit on Friday at the Capital City Museum, and the prestigious Bourbon & Browns held at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on Saturday.

Join us Friday, April 20 for FREE #WalkingTours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY at 4:00 pm, and again on Saturday, April 21, at 11:00 am OR 2:00 pm. This informative stroll through Downtown Frankfort’s Bourbon History will be given by Russ Kennedy.

The Bourbon Walking Tour is LIMITED to 15 people and reservations MUST be made by calling 502.875.8687.

The FULL list of events is listed below:

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

 

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Board Game Day, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Drop in for some tabletop fun! Play board games from our collection, or feel free to bring your own. Available games include Dominion, Smash Up, Evolution, Formula Motor Racing, and many more!

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month!

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.

Accessibility

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 pm – 2:45 – Frankfort Distilled Weekend: Free Bourbon History Walking Tour, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street

Join us for everything #Bourbon during our first ever #FrankfortDistilled Weekend on Friday, April 20, 2018 & Saturday, April 21, 2018. Activities surrounding the #FrankfortDistilled Weekend include FREE trolley & walking tours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY, the opening of a new #FrankfortDistilled #History exhibit on Friday at the Capital City Museum, and the prestigious Bourbon & Browns held at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on Saturday.

Join us Friday, April 20 for FREE #WalkingTours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY at 4:00 pm, and again on Saturday, April 21, at 11:00 am OR 2:00 pm. This informative stroll through Downtown Frankfort’s Bourbon History will be given by Russ Kennedy.

The Bourbon Walking Tour is LIMITED to 15 people and reservations MUST be made by calling 502.875.8687.

The FULL list of events is listed below:

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Bingo, at the VFW Post 4075, 104 E. 2nd St, two hours of Bingo games for $10 plus additional games and prizes throughout. Open to anyone 18 and older. Win up to $500 a game and our hall is smoke-free! 2:00pm. VFW Post 4075, 104 E. 2nd St. For more information call 227-2483.

3:00 – 3:45 pm – Frankfort Distilled Weekend: Free Bourbon History Trolley, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street

Join us for everything #Bourbon during our first ever #FrankfortDistilled Weekend on Friday, April 20, 2018 & Saturday, April 21, 2018. Activities surrounding the #FrankfortDistilled Weekend include FREE trolley & walking tours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY, the opening of a new #FrankfortDistilled #History exhibit on Friday at the Capital City Museum, and the prestigious Bourbon & Browns held at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on Saturday.

Join us Friday, April 20 for FREE #TrolleyTours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY at 3:00 pm OR 4:00 pm. And again on Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 pm OR 4:00 pm. This informative ride through Frankfort’s Bourbon History will be given by Don Stosberg.

Seating is LIMITED and reservations MUST be made by calling 502.875.8687.

The FULL list of events is listed below:

4:00 – 4:45 pm – Frankfort Distilled Weekend: Free Bourbon History Trolley, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street

Join us for everything #Bourbon during our first ever #FrankfortDistilled Weekend on Friday, April 20, 2018 & Saturday, April 21, 2018. Activities surrounding the #FrankfortDistilled Weekend include FREE trolley & walking tours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY, the opening of a new #FrankfortDistilled #History exhibit on Friday at the Capital City Museum, and the prestigious Bourbon & Browns held at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on Saturday.

Join us Friday, April 20 for FREE #TrolleyTours highlighting #BourbonHistory in #FrankfortKY at 3:00 pm OR 4:00 pm. And again on Saturday, April 21, at 3:00 pm OR 4:00 pm. This informative ride through Frankfort’s Bourbon History will be given by Don Stosberg.

Seating is LIMITED and reservations MUST be made by calling 502.875.8687.

The FULL list of events is listed below:

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

 

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

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music from Jeff Blackburn, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Live Music by Jeff Blackburn 5:30 to 7:30

Jeff Blackburn, known as “Buck”, started his musical career in the ’60’s in the Bay Area with a duo, Blackburn and Snow and since then has been deeply immersed in the Santa Cruz music scene, also forming close associations with prominent performers such as Neil Young (The Ducks), Lacy J Dalton, Emmylou Harris, and Moby Grape. During that time He wrote and and co-wrote “Wide-Eyed and Willin” (Lacy J Dolton) and other well-known titles. His musical style has been described as Americana, incorporating folk, rock, country and blues. His lyrics are poetic, clever and soulful. His strong, rich voice is honest and heartfelt. Buck has gone on to produce 2 CDs of his own material. He now performs either solo or with his bands, “Buck N’ The Odds” and “Buck and Friends”. This show will be a trio, with JoJo Fox and Lenny Ruckel backing Buck.

http://www.myspace.com/jeffblackburn/music

 

 

 

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music with Danny Frazier, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Danny Frazier will be performing at Verona Vineyards on Saturday 4/21/18 from 6:00-9:00

Come out and join us for a night of live music, award winning wine, cold beer, and good friends.

The Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open from 5:00-8:30 serving a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts.

 

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.

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

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

7:30 – 9:30 pm – Love, Loss, and What I Wore, at the Shelby County Community Theatre, 801 Main St, Shelbyville

Shelby County Community Theatre Presents

Upstairs at 801
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by Rick Reinle

April 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15 & 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets $15 Adults, $12 Seniors (62+) and $10 Students
Order online at shelbytheatre.org or call 502-633-0242

Sponsored by Jane S. Martin, Larry and Mary Jo Netherton,
Pegasus Packaging and Turner Insurance Agency

A play about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, and why we only wear black.

This show contains mature situations and language.

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

Bourbon on Main

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

8:30 – 11:30 pm – Night Sky Tour, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl)

You don’t want to miss this! April MOON Madness includes multimedia presentations in the Art Barn that trace the history of our exploration of the Moon. Then, explore the night sky with expert guidance from Dan Price, NASA Solar System Ambassador, outside through our large telescopes. You may even capture a photo of the moon through a telescope on your smart phone! JSP joined the NASA Museum Alliance!

JSP is now part of the NASA Museum Alliance!

There’s no need to register, just come on out. Want to learn nore about your own telescope, bring it out! All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. You may come and go anytime between 8:30pm-11:30pm.

Suggested $10 donation per group or couple.


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