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Woodford Notes: Equus Run Winery event Saturday; Midway College summer camps

April 17, 2013 

The Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles has installed signs to help visitors understand the origin and history of its outdoor displays and to allow visitors a self-guided tour of the museum's grounds.

Displays include historic railroad equipment such as the U.S. Army road switcher, which was built in 1953 and used at Fort Knox to move flatcars loaded with artillery and tanks. Also on display are limestone sills from the first railroad built in Kentucky in the 1830s. These sills were unearthed near Frankfort during a construction project and relocated to the museum.

The museum is located at 175 Beasley Road. The indoor museum is open from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from May 19 to Oct. 27. Train rides in antique passenger cars leave the station at 2 p.m. Saturdays in April and weekends May through October. Details and tickets are available at BluegrassRailroad.com.

Midway College camps focus on horses, girl power

Midway College will offer the following youth camps this summer:

■ Between the Ears Equine Camp allows participants to learn about a horse's perspective in horsemanship, riding and non-riding activities. The camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10-14 for ages 7-10; June 17-21 for ages 11-13; and June 24-28 for ages 14-16. Cost is $450 per session.

■ Girl Power! Camp will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3-7 for girls ages 7-9 and 10-12. This camp will focus on developing independence, building self-confidence and teaching girls to be leaders. The cost is $200.

For more information or to register, call (859) 846-5775 or visit Midway.edu/camps.

Equus Run to welcome milliner Saturday

Midway's Equus Run Vineyards will host an event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday featuring award-winning milliner Jenny Pfanenstiel of Formé Millinery of Chicago. Pfanenstiel will present her spring collection.

Equus is also partnering with local artists who are part of Artfully Fabulous. The artists will showcase jewelry, original paintings and other mixed media pieces during the event, which will feature music and the commemorative wines of the 139th Kentucky Derby.

For more information, visit Equusrunvineyards.com or call (859) 846-9463.

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