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Looking for something to do this Weekend in Frankfort?  Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holidays in Frankfort.  Shop in Downtown Frankfort or any other local retailer on Small Business Saturday.  Check out what’s going on here at Capital Living…Be sure to check out the new Capital Living Events Calendar on the Facebook Fan Page!!!  Click HERE to see events easily through Facebook.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Community Thanksgiving Dinner, First Christian Church, Looking for a place to have Thanksgiving Dinner?  We’d love to  have you as our guest!  First Christian Church will hold its 4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, November 27, from 5 to 7 PM.  We are located at 316 Ann Street, (502) 223-2346.  Come Join Us!  Free to all!  Email: firstchristian@fewpb.net,  Website: https://www.facebook.com/1stChristianFrankfort

7:30 pm – Couch to 5K running group, Downtown Frankfort.  Contact Linda for more info at forword@fewpb.net.

Onward Pilgrims, Burnt Ends, and Captain WingnutThe Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

90’s DJ Party with Double and Hatchett at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Karaoke with Tucker at The Dragon Pub, 103 W. Main St.  Info:  875-9300

Friday, November 29, 2013

9:00 am – 5:00 pm –  New Leash on Life Thrift StoreShop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – The works of Diane Tesler, featuring new oils & gouache painting at Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St. Tuesday- Saturday, Info: 223-2649

Pilates, 11:45 a.m.-12:25p.m. Yamuna Body Rolling, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Please pre-register for body rolling with Marcie Wingfield Shanks at marcieshanks@gmail.com) at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

12:00 – 2:00 pm – “Sax Lunch Special” presenting music by SAMMY COULTER.  Hear Sammy sing and play sax, view original oil painting by Rhonda Gauthier at the Rhonda Gauthier Fine Art Gallery, Bring your lunch and a friend! Visit the Gallery for Christmas gifts of archival prints and/or Original oil paintings. 115 Bridge St. Info: 320-3856.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Prodigy Vineyards & Winery, Live Music for “Sip & Savor” Fridays, (502) 352-9400.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Chris Fallis, Steve Gullett  and Slugger at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday LogoSmall Business Saturday is set for today! The streets downtown are lined with small, locally owned businesses! Re-acquaint yourself with our beautiful downtown discover new treasures or stop by and visit familiar favorites. Be sure to show downtown merchants your support today and throughout the year! 

8:30 am – Couch to 5K running group, Downtown Frankfort.  Contact Linda for more info at forword@fewpb.net

9:00 am – 3:00 pm –  New Leash on Life Thrift StoreShop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229

9:30 – 11:00 am – Breakfast with a Book, The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, Paul Sawyier Public Library, This book discussion group is for people who enjoy reading a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30a.m. in the Community Room for a continental breakfast and book discussion. Other Information: If you have questions or wish to join this group, please call Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665, extension 107 or e-mail mark@pspl.org. Contact: Mark Kinnaird  Contact Number: 352-2665×107

KHS Tea and Geneology

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea and Sympathy, Need a break from all of the shopping and holiday trimmings?  Join us for some tea and genealogy talk!  As the holidays connect us to friends and family, stop by the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in downtown Frankfort as we discuss family memories, research and general genealogy challenges. Our Library staff will host a FREE tea from 2-4 p.m. on the second floor. (Registration is required) 

Want to learn about strategies for engaging your family in memory sharing this holiday season? Have an ancestor who is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the genealogical 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! All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences! 

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free and tea is provided at the event. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at khsrefdesk@ky.gov.

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Robbie Cox at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

10:30 am – “Sunday Funday Rides” hosted by Folkbike Recyclery and WalkBike Frankfort, meeting at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Sunday mornings. There are two bicycle rides offered: one is a low  impact, family friendly, 5 mile cruiser ride around downtown, and the  other is a 10 mile novice, slow paced,  road bike ride. Helmets are  required, water bottles are strongly recommended, and the cost is FREE,  with social time afterwards at the Coffeetree Cafe. Kids are welcome on  the family rides with a responsible adult. Info: 330-8018

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Kentucky Coffeetree CafeThe Ridgewood Boys, 235 W Broadway St, Ridgewood Boys every Sunday

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Plaza Grill and Deli, Now Open For Breakfast! 6:00-11:00 a.m. and serving lunch, 11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located inside the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson. Tina Emerick and the entire culinary team welcome you to see the new restaurant and try the great new menu! Info: www.capitalplazaky.com. 10%OFF for Government Employees, Active and Retired Military and Seniors 65+!

Plaza Deli and Grill Coupon

Lighting of the State Capital Christmas Tree, by the Governor and First Lady, 6:30 p.m. at the Capital Building. Hot chocolate, cookies and performances.

7:00 pm – Embattled Capital: The Civil War in Frankfort presented by James Prichard, Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.. FREE public presentation  sponsored by the Frankfort Civil War Roundtable,  Capital City Museum, and PSPL. For more information, please contact  Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

8:00 – 11:30 pm – The Brick AlleyKaraoke/DJ hosted by Tony and Meagan, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

10:00 am – Margaret Wise Brown Story Time, FREE event for children ages 2-5,  the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St. Info: 227-2560.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Fire and Ice: Featuring new ceramics by Laura Ross and paintings and monotypes of the Inside Passage of Alaska by Ellen Glasgow. at Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St. On display December 3- December 31st, Tuesday- Saturday, Info: 223-2649

Running group.  Departing from Downtown.  Contact Linda for more info at forword@fewpb.net.

Karaoke, 8:30-11:30 p.m. at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Trivia, with Jeopardy contestant, Jamey Wigglesworth, Win cash!  Free to play! 7:30 p.m.Trivia tournament begins with $475 in total prize money to be given away at The Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St. Info: 875-9300.

UPCOMING EVENTS

First Aid/CPR Course, Wednesday, December 4, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington St. Students must be pre-registered by December 1.  $90/person (Students can receive a 20% off discount on all classes through December 31 by referring to coupon code HOLIDAY 2013). Register at www.redcross.org/take-a-class
Appalachian Christmas Traditions and Stories, Wednesday, December 4, 12 noon at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W Broadway. An entertaining luncheon with writer, storyteller and performer Ann Shelby. Reservations required by December 3. $25/person. Info/reservations: 564-1792 ext. 4414.

“Our Beloved Ghost”Tours of Liberty Hall,, 202 Wilkinson St, Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 13. A tour by candlelight of Frankfort’s most famous “haunted” house. Guests will learn about Liberty Hall’s “beloved ghost,” The Gray Lady,  and explore her origins and legacy. The origins of other “haunting” stories from the 217 year-old mansion will also fill the night. The newly-opened “Gray Lady’s” bedroom will be included in the tour. $10/person, limited to 20 participants for each tour.  Guests must be 12 years or older to participate. Info: Visit Liberty Hall Historic Site on Facebook or call 502-227-2560.

Lighting of Buffalo Trace Distillery, Thursday, December 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir. Join the Candlelight Tour at 6:00 p.m. Santa arrives at 7:00 p.m. All activities are free. Info: www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events

What Really Happened at Pearl Harbor? Since that “day of infamy” in 1941, no less than nine  investigations have attempted to get at the facts determining how the  Japanese managed to  surprise the American Navy. One  fact is that Husband E. Kimmel was in command of the  Pacific Fleet on that December morning and subsequently took the brunt  of the blame. Join Kentucky author Ronald Elliott, Thursday, December 5. 6:30 p.m. at The Paul Sawyier Publc Library, 319 Wapping St., as he chronicles Admiral Kimmel’s rise through the ranks, presents some of the lesser-known aspects  of the attack, and highlights Kimmel’s side of the story. Info: 352-2665

Bluegrass Theater Guilde’s Miracle on 34th Street, the play, Thursday, – Sunday, December 5-8 at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street. Tickets: $15 and $12. Performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Info: 352-7469…There are 16 usher spots open (4 per production) if you are interested, contact Ronnie Dunn ASAP at ronniedunn@fewpb.net or 875-5348.

IDEALS has two workshops coming up in December. On December 6th-7th,  Mastering the Mysteries of Love will teach skills to help strengthen the  couple bond and deepen trust and communication. On December 14th,  Mastering the Mysteries of Play will teach parents of children ages 3-11  skills to help their children grow in emotional intelligence and  decrease behavioral problems. Visit http://idealscounseling.org/workshops/ for more information and registration. Also, see our new blog post on helping children through transitions like divorce at http://idealscounseling.org/blog/.

Opening Reception for Fire and Ice, Friday, December 6, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis Street. Info: 223-2649.

Elephants for Charity Workshop, 10:00 a.m.-12 noon at The Woolery, 315 St. Clair St. Saturday, December 7. In  2012 Joplin, MO was struck by a devastating tornado. Cee Cee knit  elephants and used the toys to bring a bit of joy to the children there. Cee  Cee and her mother BeLinda will show you how to knit the elephants that  started it all. Will be accepting donations of any type of toys for Kids Need to Read.Reserve your spot at 352-9800. $10  (Please bring 50 to 100 yards of any weight yarn and a  pair of knitting needles 2 sizes smaller than recommended for your yarn  weight.)

Kynect Open Enrollment, Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Kynect navigators from Bluegrass Community Action will be on hand to help patrons enroll at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St. Free of charge, no appointment necessary. Info: 352-2665.

65th Annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, December 7th at 10:30a.m. For more information, visit www.FrankfortKYJaycees.com … Be sure to stop by the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History after the parade for Saturday with Santa.

Miraculum A musical journey through the greatest story, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at The First Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. FREE event, open to all. Info: 227-7430.

Capital City Rumble, Twelve high school teams, (7) from KY competing against schools from OH and VA. Game times 12:00 noon, 1:45 p.m., 3:00, 5:15, 7:00 and 8:45.  Adults $10, Students and Seniors $5. Saturday, December 14, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St. Info: 564-5335.

The Nutcracker, presented by the Frankfort School of Ballet, Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. AND 6:30 p.m. at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair. $10/general admission, $15/preferred seating. (Tickets can be purchased at The Grand Theatre Box Office, December 2 – 13, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) Info: 226-6443.

KELTRICITY with the Chattering Magpies presents “Yule Ya’ll” Sunday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at the Frankfort Women’s Club, 200 Washington St. $15 adult/$8 children 12 & under (at the door only, limited seating). Traditional and little heard carols, ancient dance tunes from the British Isles and elsewhere, The Chattering Magpies add their mixture of harp, whistle and dulcimer music. Info: 696-6410.