Wondering what’s going on in Frankfort this weekend?
Saturday, December 1, 2012 –
9:00 – 11:00 am – The Frankfort Younger Women’s Club and Digital Expressions Photography invite you to bring the kiddos to Collins Lane Elementary for breakfast with Santa and photos too! Games, cake walk, crafts for only $5 per person, or $3 per person with a non-perishable food donation. Benefits the Franklin County Women’s Shelter.
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Celebrate Christmas and visit a Frankfort treasure as well and head on down to the Old Governor’s Mansion. For $20, you can tour Christmas at the Old Governor’s Mansion where all proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation, Inc, benefitting the Old Governor’s Mansion. Tours are offered through December 9, 2012, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. The Old Governor’s Mansion is located at 420 High Street. For more information, call (502) 564-5500.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Franklin County Humane Society Pet Adoption Event at Petco. Come adopt your next best friend. Pets are people too!
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Stop by the Dollar General Store to DONATE Pet Food and Supplies to benefit the Franklin County Humane Society.
1:00 – 3:00 pm – At the Paul Sawyier Library, you can join the CK Pro Team and other local river and stream anglers, to discuss the sport we all love or are learning to love. This four part series will cover all the aspects of kayak fishing, from beginner and basic terms, to casting techniques, to rigging your kayak, and more. These seminars are perfec for those interested in the sport or just getting into it, as well as those seasoned paddlers that have more to share. Spend time with like minded folks and help us build the local fishing and paddling community. It only means good things for all of us when we work together with a common bond. These sessions will be held at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort, the indoor pool at the Frankort YMCA, or at Canoe Kentucky. Please check FB to determine exact time and place. The seminars will be held once a month beginning in December. Contact Canoe Kentucky, at 502 227 4492 , or on FB, contact the CK pro team, Tommy Puckett, TJ Strong, Allen Faith or Adam Miles, for more information.
4:00 pm – Come on down to Completely Kentucky, for Josephine Summer Stage Auditions for 2013 Production As You Like It Comes to Josephine Sculpture Park Next Summer! Frankfort. Frankfort/Lexington-area actors will audition at 237 West Broadway, Frankfort, in the upstairs room at Completely Kentucky at 4:00p.m. Both sets of auditions will be conducted on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Josephine SummerStage seeks actors for a variety of roles in Shakespeare’s As You Like It; some roles may be double cast. Actors should bring a headshot and resume, prepare a Shakespearean monologue to perform, and be prepared to read from As You Like It. The production is June 7-16, with rehearsals beginning the final week of April. The majority of rehearsals are held in Louisville. All actors will receive an honorarium and some travel expenses. The 2013 production of As You Like It is sponsored by The Kentucky Employees Credit Union, returning as the Josephine Summerstage production sponsor for their second year. This is the third summer of Shakespearean productions at Josephine Sculpture Park; the 2011 inaugural production was Macbeth, featuring “The Crucible” sculpture by Douglass Schatz, and last summer’s production was The Tempest and featured “The Clarity Vehicle” sculpture by Mollie Rabiner. For more details about auditions and likely rehearsal schedule email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit JSP at www.josephinesculpturepark.org, and visit us on Facebook for frequent updates.
5:30 pm – Can’t get enough of the Christmas Spirit? For our neighbors just down the road in Anderson County, join our local crew from Froggy 104.9 as they roll in the Lawrenceburg Parade of Lights. The parade will step off @ 5:30 p.m. and travel down Broadway; north on Main Street through downtown and finish at the entrance at Mustang Way.
On Sunday, December 2, 2012 –
1:00 – 3:00 pm – Join the Ridgewood Boys at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe for some bluegrass and gospel. For more info, check out their Facebook Fan Page at https://www.facebook.com/the.ridgewood.boys?ref=ts&fref=ts.
1:00 – 5:00 pm – Celebrate Christmas and visit a Frankfort treasure as well and head on down to the Old Governor’s Mansion. For $20, you can tour Christmas at the Old Governor’s Mansion where all proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation, Inc, benefitting the Old Governor’s Mansion. Tours are offered through December 9, 2012, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. The Old Governor’s Mansion is located at 420 High Street. For more information, call (502) 564-5500.
On a fairly mild evening by November standards, Buffalo Trace Distillery kicked on their annual lighting display. The 14th annual “Lighting of the Trace” featured the KSU Choir, a Candlelight Tour at 6pm of the distillery, Santa’s arrival at 7pm on the distillery firetruck. Children got to visit with Santa at the clubhouse, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. All Activities were free and open to the public. Santa will make repeat appearances at the distillery on Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th from 6 pm to 8 pm each night and Friday and Saturday, December 14th and 15th from 6pm – 8pm. The lights will be on and the distillery open to the public for driving tours through January 1, starting at dusk and ending at 11 p.m. nightly.
A Masquerade Jewelry Sale will be held at the Frankfort Regional Center Medical Pavilion on the 3rd Floor Conference Room from Wednesday, November 28th through Friday, November 30th to benefit the United Way of Franklin County. Be sure to stop by to do your Christmas shopping and help your neighbors in need by helping out the United Way of Franklin County on Wednesday, November 28th from 8pm-10pm, Thursday, November 29th from 7am-7pm and Friday, November 30th from 7am-3pm. Great deals to be had for ONLY $5!!!
|Join the Franklin County Red Cross on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm to celebrate the men and women who make our holidays safer.
Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. We support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world.
The cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans, provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.
Join us on Tuesday and show your support for the our men and women in uniform and their families.
Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2012) — The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will host a “Food for Thought” luncheon program, “Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress” with author Brad Asher, at noon Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort.
Capital Living is gearing up to print it’s first paper issue in nearly a year. You can expect to start seeing the December 2012 issue of Capital Living around town the first week of December! As we get ready to add a printed version of Capital Living to keep you informed, remember to keep up to date on events in and around Frankfort and Franklin County by checking out our website often, following us on Twitter@KYCapitalLiving, hitting “LIKE” on our Facebook Fan Page, by signing up for the free e-edition and emails from Capital Living at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com. If you are interested in advertising online or through our monthly publication, contact April at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.
Ashwood Place Retirement Community really knows how to treat their residents. They held their annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner for the residents and their guests on Sunday, November 18th with two separate seating times. Guests were treated to an experience fit for a 5 Star restaurant, with table seating prearranged and food service personnel catering to their every need. Ashwood Place entertained about 100 guests along with the regular residents. Several generations at one table are what Thanksgiving is all about!