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Capital Living Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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October 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Caring for our Veterans Lunch, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E. 2nd St., Frankfort

Caring for our Veterans is a fundraiser to benefit the residents of:

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, Ky
Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center, Hazard, Ky
Western Kentucky Veteran’s Center, Hanson, Ky

— Lunch Includes —

Chili • Sandwiches • Dessert & Beverage

Cost is $7 at the door

Carry out available

All proceeds go to assisting our Kentucky veteran residents of:

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center – Wilmore
Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center – Hazard
Western Kentucky Veteran’s Center – Hanson

Call Sallie Lanham (502) 695-4472 for more information

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Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – PYOP – Christmas Ornament fundraiser, at Capital City Christian Church, 15 Locust Dr, Frankfort

Paint your own ornament!! Help the freshmen / sophomore ladies from Capital City Christian Church raise money for Christmas for kids in Franklin County. $15 per ornament, they are the big round ones and includes firing. They will be ready to pick up in November, before Christmas.

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Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 – 11:00 am – Research Tips for Homeschoolers, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Learn all about the Kentucky Virtual Library, a comprehensive web site supporting learning and research for all ages. This is the world at your finger tips!

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Wednesday, October 26, 3:15 – 4:30 pm – Paint a Gourd, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Paint a scary face or whatever you like on a gourd. All school age children are welcome but wear old clothes!

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Wednesday, October 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pmTrunk Or Treat, at Applebee’s, 1307 US Highway 127 South, Frankfort

Everyone is welcome to this event! Kids can trunk or Treat through the parking lot – clubs and organizations will be setup in individual parking spaces passing out candy. Outside patio will turn into games and crafts central! Wear your costume and come on out! Kids eat dinner (kids menu) for $.99 all day on Wednesdays!

Clubs and organizations can begin setting up @ 4pm

To sign up and reserve a parking spot please call 502-875-6117 (Nathan) or email ab103@rmhfranchise.com

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Thursday, October 27, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Women Leading Kentucky Roundtable Lunch, at the Kentucky State University Research & Demonstration Farm, 151 Mills Lane, Frankfort

  • To reach the farm: from Frankfort travel south on U.S. 127 to Mills Lane. There is a light at the intersection and sign for the farm. Turn left onto Mills Lane and head east for 1.5 miles. Farm is on the right.

Read the full Article HERE

 

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Thursday, October 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – eBay, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Sell your stuff online for extra cash or start your Christmas shopping early with eBay! Learn to set up an eBay account, sell & buy items, and make payments using PayPal.

No registration is required. Sower Board Room

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Thursday, October 27, 3:15 – 4:30 pm – Fake Blood and Potion Bottles, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Follow recipes to make creepy bat’s blood and poisons to fill cool bottles. Not for the faint of heart! For grades 4-12.

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Thursday, October 27, 4:00 – 7:00 pmRay Peden Book Launch Party: Prime Cut (Book 2), at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Book 2 finally hitting the streets later this week. Please join author Ray Peden, Gene Burch (cover art), and Mike Barnes (cover image) to celebrate… Thursday, Oct. 27 at Capital Cellars. Wine and cheese and signatures, all free. Friends and friends of friends welcome.

Rachael said she would have some “spooky wines” for sale, something to take the edge off at home while you’re burning through another Patrick Grainger thriller.

Parking on street or in the History Center parking lot.

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Thursday, October 27, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Book Signing: Ron Rhody, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

The Paul Sawyier Public Library is proud to host the official launch of Frankfort native Ron Rhody’s book, Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw. Set in the Roaring Twenties in Kentucky’s capital city, the story spins around John Fallis, a handsome, charismatic grocer, gambler, bootlegger, and political boss, and the two boys who fell into his orbit. Rhody will be on hand to read from and discuss his new historical fiction release, with a book signing to follow. Also featured will be Jim Wallace, well known oral historian of Frankfort’s Crawfish Bottom. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Poor Richard’s Books.

Rhody was born and raised in Frankfort and attended both Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky. He worked as a reporter, a sportswriter, a broadcast newsman, and covered the Kentucky legislature before moving on to a career as a corporate public relations executive in New York and San Francisco, and later as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on communications and public relations issues. He is the author of The Theo Trilogy which includes Theo’s Story, Theo & The Mouthful of Ashes, and When Theo Came Home. Rhody currently resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife, Patsy.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Thursday, October 27, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Halloween Party, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Celebrate Halloween with spooky stories told by John Harrod, crafts, and fun! Come in your costume for a SPOOKtacular good time! Refreshments served too.

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Thursday, October 27, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Evening Book Club, at Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

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Thursday, October 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pmPSPL At the Movies: All the President’s Men, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

In the Watergate Building, lights go on and four burglars are caught in the act. That night triggered revelations that drive a U.S. President from office. Washington reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein grabbed the story and stayed with it through doubts, denials, and discouragement. Based on the Woodward/Bernstein book by the same name, All the President’s Men is their story. Join us to discuss this 1976 classic starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman.

This free event will be held in the Sower Board Room. Please register online before stopping by the Check Out Desk to pick up your copy of the film. For more information, contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665×107 or mark@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/psplallthepresidentsmen

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Thursday, October 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – SFNA Candidates Forum 2016, at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby St, Frankfort

This Thursday evening will see the second Candidates Forum hosted by the South Frankfort Neighborhood Association.

Everyone from across the city and local community is welcome to attend. We are partnering not only with the high school but also with the Tanglewood and Montrose Park neighborhoods to bring City Commission candidates in front of the broadest possible audience.

We need your participation and assistance in promoting this event. Tell your friends and family; share our event and indicate your attendance on Facebook… and so on.

The forum will again be moderated by Al Cross with topics submitted in advance to SFNA; questions will not be taken from the floor. This is a chance for the candidates to reflect on the issues and speak to the voters. All are welcome, we hope you can join us.

Hosted by SFNA, FHS, TNAi and Montrose Park neighborhood.

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Thursday, October 27, 7:00 – 8:30 pm – Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum.

A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit to relate the artifacts’ creepy tales.

Adults: $7. Children: $4. Children 5 and under: Free

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Thursday, October 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Our Beloved Ghost Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Join us for one of our Halloween-season tours and learn how the Browns dealt with death in their lifetime. You’ll also learn about the Gray Lady and the origins of her story. Seasonal beverage and cookies included with price of admission!For more information call (502) 227-2560

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Thursday, October 27, 7:30 – 9:30 pm Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Walking Tour, at Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

While it may be commonly known as the Singing Bridge today, Frankfort residents and capital visitors in 1894 may have referred to the bridge crossing the Kentucky River to St. Clair as the hanging bridge.Adults brave enough to learn of the city’s unsanitized and sordid past such as this tale can be both entertained and educated starting at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in October for the Capital City Museum’s Murder and Mayhem Tour.Well-known Frankfort historian, actor and radio personality Russ Hatter dons a late 1800s police costume and takes groups of as many as 40 adults on walking tours through downtown Frankfort.Taking attendees to nearly two dozen locations stained by a dark past of mob rule, shootouts and murder from the late 1800s into the early 1900s, Hatter reveals the history not told in school textbooks of the capital city’s violent and unruly past.

The Murder and Mayhem tours are every Thursday in October beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Capital City Museum located at 325 Ann St.

Tours are for adults 18 and over given the graphic, gruesome and terrifying details. Tickets are $10, and reservations are required.

For more information call 502-696- 0607 or email russh1214@gmail.com.

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Friday, October 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – National Chocolate Event Day, at the Rebecca Ruth Candy, 116 East Second Street, Frankfort

Think back to your childhood when you saw Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Didn’t you wish you were Charlie and could eat all the chocolate you wanted to? Now, you can! “Charlie’s (Booe) Chocolate Factory”, Rebecca Ruth Candy, will be offering 30 lucky participants an opportunity to eat all the chocolate you can with an ALL YOU CAN EAT CHOCOLATE BUFFET on Friday, October 28th, to raise money for the Access Soup Kitchen.

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Black Cat Chase 5K, at the Old Capitol Lawn, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement, from both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

You don’t want to miss this exciting evening race! This is the largest road race in Frankfort and has been described as the best 5K in our area. You don’t have to be a diligent runner to come out and enjoy the dancing black cat, costumes, refreshments, music, and a fun course around the State Capitol and Downtown Frankfort. There are first timers, walkers, casual runners, experienced athletes, kids, and people of all ages and abilities. Get in the Halloween spirit, have fun with family and friends, and support the Frankfort Y in this festive, night run.

Race Course: The race starts near the Old Capitol on Broadway by Lewis Street (face Wilkinson). Turn left on Wilkinson, left on Main, right across the Capital Avenue bridge, up Capital Avenue, around the Capitol (between the Capitol and Annex), back down Capital Avenue, across the bridge, left on Main, right on Wilkinson, and right on Broadway to the finish. Parking will not be available on Broadway that evening. Lewis Street closes at 3:30 p.m., and Broadway closes at 5:30 p.m. Streets along the route close at 6:45 pm and will reopen once the last walker crosses the finish line.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top 5 overall male and female participants, the top 3 participants in each age group, and the top 3 teams (minimum 5 runners per team). Group costume and other fun awards will also be distributed. Special awards will be given to the school participants including top school, team with the most participants, and school spirit.

T-Shirts: All participants will receive a long sleeved Black Cat Chase shirt. You can upgrade to a long sleeved performance tech shirt for $10 more. Shirts will be heather gray.

Register online HERE

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum.

A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit to relate the artifacts’ creepy tales.

Adults: $7. Children: $4. Children 5 and under: Free

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Halloween Haunted Train!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

As Autumn has returned, so have our Halloween Trains! Enjoy an after dark ride on our line, enjoying our Family Friendly, Spooky Scenes! The train will be decorated, with several decorated scenes down the track.

The Museum opens at 7 pm, while the train departs the station at 8 pm. The ride takes about 90 minutes.

Be sure to wear your favorite costume!

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $12 for children.

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Friday, October 28, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am – 9th Annual Halloween Extravaganza, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Reserve your seat today: http://www.kentuckycoffeetree.com/live-music/9th-annual-halloween-extravaganza

Join us for a lively evening complete with rocking music, dancing, costumes, and – of course – lasers! The music of Bywater Trio and the Native Invaders will get you out of your seat and jamming in your ridiculously awesome costume.

Costume contest prizes will be awarded for:
Best Couple,
Most Original,
Best Overall Adult, and
Best Overall Youth!

Come on down for an epic night of family-friendly revelry, and join the ghostly fun!

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Saturday, October 29, 12:00 – 5:00 pm – Halloween Walk with the Animals, at Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Ln, Frankfort

Join us for the 19th annual Halloween Walk with the Animals!

This kid-safe Trick-or-Treat event will be taking place on Saturday Oct. 29th from 1-5 PM at the Salato Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.

Established in 1994, this event has become increasingly popular and last year drew over 2,500 visitors to the Salato Center – in just four hours! We expect even greater participation this year as we have added more attractions and activities to the event. Kids from Frankfort and surrounding counties dress up in their best Halloween attire to take a walk on the wild side! The kids will receive a treat bag to collect candy and a passport which they will take to each of the indoor and outdoor animal booths to receive a treat (or trick!), learn a little about and meet our animals. They will also enjoy a hay maze, face painting, photo booth and a fishing booth.

Come play with us!

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Saturday, October 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGenealogy Tea & Sympathy, at Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort

Join our Library staff for tea time and good old-fashioned conversation. 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!

Free, and we provide the tea. Please pre-register. Call the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or e-mail us at khsrefdesk@ky.gov

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Saturday, October 29, 4:00 – 8:00 pmHalloween on the Hilltop, at Kentucky State University Exum Center400 E Main St, Frankfort

“Halloween on the Hilltop” is designed to give the children of Frankfort a fun, safe way to spend Halloween. The cost is two (2) canned goods per person or a small donation. Our event, which will last from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in KSU’s Exum Gymnasium, will include many Halloween activities like: face painting, jump houses, Trick-or-Treat Alley, games, a costume contest, and much more.  Halloween on the Hilltop is an annual event and is a great way to get the KSU community involved with Frankfort. Should you have any questions or would like to donate to this years’ events, please feel free to contact Dr. Shannon Brogan, at (502)-597-6314

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Saturday, October 29, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Creepy Kentucky Nights at the Kentucky Historical Society, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort

The Kentucky Historical Society will celebrate Halloween by throwing a spotlight on the creepiest artifacts in the museum.

A plaster cast of Daniel Boone’s skull, clothes that survived the grave, cursed furniture and beads are just a few items that will be on display. Museum staff will be stationed throughout the exhibit to relate the artifacts’ creepy tales.

Adults: $7. Children: $4. Children 5 and under: Free

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Saturday, October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #2, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.

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Friday, October 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Halloween Haunted Train!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

As Autumn has returned, so have our Halloween Trains! Enjoy an after dark ride on our line, enjoying our Family Friendly, Spooky Scenes! The train will be decorated, with several decorated scenes down the track.

The Museum opens at 7 pm, while the train departs the station at 8 pm. The ride takes about 90 minutes.

Be sure to wear your favorite costume!

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $12 for children.

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Saturday, October 29, 7:30 – 10:30 pm – Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St, Frankfort

The Grand Theatre will present the new documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8.

Acclaimed director Ron Howard’s film reveals newly discovered footage of the legendary group’s touring career from 1963 through 1966. The documentary includes interviews with surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Also featured is the group’s entire show at Shea Stadium in 1965, an epic event that broke records for attendance at a rock concert.

The running time is 2 hours, 17 minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469.

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Monday, October 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Halloween Trick-or-Treat, at Rebecca Ruth Candy, 116 East Second Street, Frankfort

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Monday, October 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pmTrunk Or Treat, at Capital City Christian Church, 15 Locust Dr, Frankfort

Trunk or Treat is an annual community outreach event where Capital City provides a safe place for kids to do all their trick or treating! Starting at 6pm on October 31st and lasting until 8pm, parents can bring their kids to Capital City go trick or treating around the campus and grab a hot dog, a drink, some popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. They can get their faces painted, play carnival games and play in the inflatables too! The best part is that it’s all free!

Parking attendants will help direct you to the different entrances and there will be signs and event volunteers directing you to each different area of the event.

We hope you’ll come join us as we make Halloween a safe and fun holiday for our local community at Trunk or Treat!

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Monday, October 31, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Trick or Treat, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele Street, Frankfort

Come stop in on Halloween for some Halloween fun. We will have popcorn, cider, and treats for the kids.

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November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Traveling the World for Birds, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Terry Anderson and Kay Harker are avid local birders. Join them in the Library Community Room as they chronicle their travels to over 22 countries where they have seen over 2,000 species of birds!

This free event is sponsored by PSPL and the Frankfort Audubon Society, whose purpose is to connect people with nature through birding education and the conservation of wildlife habitat. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – 2016 First Christian Church Annual Bazaar & Chili Luncheon, at First Christian Church Frankfort, 316 Ann Street, Frankfort

Who: Everyone is invited!
What: Annual Bazaar and Chili Luncheon
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10am-3pm Annual Bazaar (free admission)
11am-1:30pm Chili Luncheon ($6 per person)
Where: First Christian Church (2nd floor)
Why: The proceeds from last year’s event went to support:
-The Women’s Shelter and Family Abuse Services
-Love Gifts to each of our College Students
-FCC Property Committee
-Women’s Retreat Scholarships
-Phillip Fall Library
-Youth Mission Trip Sponsors
….and more!

***NEW this year, we will offer vendor booths for your holiday shopping needs!

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Friday, November 4, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmKids Day at the Kentucky Book Fair, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero, Frankfort

The 2016 KBF Kids Day includes tracks for school groups to follow plus all sessions will take place inside the Frankfort Convention Center on Friday, November 4, 2016. Registration for this free event opened August 1st and reached capacity before the end of August for the groups in grades 3-8. There is an exciting line-up of presentations offered to the more than 500 students attending this free event. Students will meet more than 45 authors and participate in presentations by several of them. All Children and Young Adult authors will also be available on Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the 35th Annual Kentucky Book Fair to meet the general public and sign books.

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Friday, November 4, 12:30 – 2:00 pm – Literary Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero, Frankfort

Join us for a special literary luncheon and book talk with Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of the Lowcountry Summer series. We’ll enjoy a Lowcountry lunch, featuring a pimento cheese platter, shrimp & grits, and bread pudding with bourbon sauce. A vegetarian option is also available. After lunch, head to the main floor of the Kentucky Book Fair for an exclusive shopping opportunity before the big day on Saturday. Your $30 ticket includes lunch and a copy of Mary Alice Monroe’s newest book, A Lowcountry Christmas, out October 25th from Gallery Books.

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Friday, November 4, 7:30 – 10:30 pm – Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, at the Grand Theatre, 308 Saint Clair St, Frankfort

The Grand Theatre will present the new documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Friday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $8.

Acclaimed director Ron Howard’s film reveals newly discovered footage of the legendary group’s touring career from 1963 through 1966. The documentary includes interviews with surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Also featured is the group’s entire show at Shea Stadium in 1965, an epic event that broke records for attendance at a rock concert.

The running time is 2 hours, 17 minutes. Tickets may be purchased at the door, at the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469.

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Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am – 4:30 pmKentucky Book Fair, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero, Frankfort

A FREE< family friendly event, the Kentucky Book Fair is Commonwealth’s premier literary event and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It is sponsored by the The State Journal, Frankfort’s daily newspaper, and co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the University Press of Kentucky.

Each year approximately 150 authors attend the Book Fair to autograph copies of their latest book, generally published within the 12 months preceding the November Book Fair date. Between 4,000 and 5,000 patrons attend and gross sales annually top $120,000.

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Download your Kentucky Book Fair Catalogue HERE


Saturday, November 5, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Monday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Wellness by the Book: Common Foot and Ankle Conditions, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Podiatrist Dr. Benjamin Schneider will present a free educational seminar about common foot and ankle conditions, including: heel pain, stress fractures, bunions, hammer toe, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, diabetic foot care, and more. The presentation will also provide information about the different treatment options available, both surgical and non-surgical.

This free health seminar will take place in the Library Community Room. Please register online or at the Library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/wbtbfootandankle

The “Wellness by the Book” series is sponsored by PSPL and the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

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Thursday, November 10, 7:30 – 9:00 am Frankfort Chamber Coffee & Commerce: 2016 Tax Planning Tips, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce and Jim Clouse, CPA with Charles T. Mitchell Co., PLLC as we learn 2016 Tax Planning Tips.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday – Sunday, November 10 – 13, 2016The 36th Annual Candlelight Tradition, Downtown Frankfort

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the unofficial start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations.  From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old.  Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Commonwealth Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of The 36th Annual Candlelight Tradition and we are very thankful for their wonderful support and involvement.  You can learn more about them by visiting www.ccuky.org.  And please make sure to thank them for helping us continue this wonderful holiday tradition in Downtown Frankfort!

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Thursday, November 10, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – The 36th Annual Candlelight Tradition Candlelight Kickoff Night, Downtown Frankfort

Candlelight Tradition Facebook Page

  • Visit Santa, the R.J. Corman “Polar Express” Train Experience (Boarding Pass required, FREE passes available Friday, October 21, 10:00 am HERE) and enjoy a  popcorn bar at CCU, 5:00- 8:00 p.m. (417 High Street)
  • KSU Marching Band, 5:00 pm down Broadway
  • Horse Carriage Rides, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Leaving from Ann Street
  • Candlelight Stage performances, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Candlelight Welcome & Tree-Lighting, 7p.m.
  • Trolley available to shuttle you throughout downtown. Look for the Candlelight Trolley Stop signs.

American Red Cross: Open House with free refreshments and public restrooms (including handicapped accessible) 5:00-8:00 pm.

B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats as well as Paninis for dinner. 5:00-8:00 pm.

Broadway Clay: Throw Your Own (TYO) $5, 5:00-8:00 pm. Paint your own ornament, $5 anytime. Clearance sale all weekend.

The Candlelight Stage: In front of the Old State Capitol Building

  • 6:00 pm WHHS Band
  • 6:30 pm Frankfort Christian Academy
  • 7:00 pm Tree Lighting and Welcome
  • 7:30 pm 100th Army Bandy Brass Quartet

Capital City Community Band: 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church.

Capital City Museum: Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fish-ing reel was perfected and first produced. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. The Capital City Museum is opening an exhibition of a selection of these jewels from a variety of local makers, both from private collections and their own. www.capitalcitymuseum.com

Capital Gallery: Featuring original fine art by Kentucky artists. Estate works by James Robert Foose, Greg Seigel, Wallace Kelly, Vito Girone will be exhibited along with new work by Diane Tesler, Jude Clark, Bill Macintire and Ellen Glasgow, plus ceramics from Laura Ross and small weavings by Dobree Adams. Capital Gallery also has a full range of Larkspur Press books and broadsides. Capital Gallery is proud to be one of the original founders of Candlelight.

Church of the Ascension: CHILI SUPPER, 4:00-8:00 pm. Eat, rest and warm up in the parish hall. This popular annual fundraiser for the Ascension’s Men’s Club offers hearty chili to please everyone – hot or mild, meaty or vegetarian – along with hot dogs, drinks and homemade desserts.

Commonwealth Credit Union: Open House with Santa, 5:00-8:00 pm Popcorn Bar and  the RJ Corman Polar Express Train Experience (Boarding Pass required, FREE passes available Friday, October 21, 10:00 am HERE ) Roger Barkley Jr. providing sounds of the season.

Family Tree Consigment: Enjoy a bowl of chili, hors d’oeuvres, apple cider, hot cocoa and dessert. Shop an enjoy the wide selection of Christmas decor. Enter to win a wooden farmhouse Christmas sign. Stop by for great shopping and good company. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

First Federal Savings Bank: Open House. Handing out their famous calendars for 2017 and serving hot chocolate and cookies.

First Presbyterian Church: Offering baked goods and a meal as a fundraiser for local charities, 5:00-8:00 pm. While enjoying the food, participants will enjoy various vocal, dance and instrumental entertainment. Weekday Community Preschool Open House, 5:00-7:00 pm

  • 5:00 pm Vessels of Virtuosity
  • 5:30 pm Grace Notes of Graefenburg
  • 6:00 pm Frankfort School of Ballet
  • 6:30 pm Tates Creek Trio
  • 7:00 pm Kentucky River Strings
  • 7:30 pm Frankfort Children Singers

Sponsored by the Women’s Association.

First United Methodist Church: Adult hand bell choir, 6:45 pm, and the Capital City Community Band, 7:00 pm.

The Grand Theatre: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7:30 pm

Kentucky Harvest House: Pictures with Frosty at 329 St. Clair. 5:00-9:00 pm.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

The Light Clinic: Open House, 6:00-8:00 pm. Rare tea tasting and tea and teaware sale, all 25% off.

M.A. Selbert Jewelry Store: Offering the widest arrangement of Christmas gifts from teachers to loved ones. Discounts on selected jewelry and Christmas merchandise, giveaways, and bourbon balls (while supplies last)! Bring the children by to see Sassy, the living Christmas Tree.

The Milam House: Celebrating their 11th Anniversary! Showcasing the best of Christmas and beautiful floral arrangements by head designer Ben Lee. Refreshments served.

Old Governor’s Mansion: Open for tours! (First floor only) 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy a little bit of Kentucky history and a lot of Christmas beauty!

Paul Sawyier Public Library: Birthday party from 5:00-7:30 pm. The Friends of the Library will be celebrating the opening of the Lilian Lindsey during Candlelight TEN years ago. In the Bookstore, the Friends will have a silent auction and a special sale on all items except he Book Lover Calendars. Enjoy Music for the Season – and more!- with Don and Sylvia Coffey and refreshments in the Community Room. Drawings every 30 minutes for ten dollar bookstore certificates.

Poor Richard’s Books: Featuring Jennifer Sierra whose children’s book is Merry Christmas Ya’ll! This colorful title also illustrated by Sierra is filled with references to places throughout Kentucky with a sweet reference to needing coal from eastern Kentucky for a certain little rascal.

Roger Barkley Jr: Mercy Road Recording Artist will be at the Commonwealth Credit Union from 5:00-8:00 pm. Bringing you sounds of the season. (Brought to you by Leestown Gospel Church, Triple Crown Cowboy Church, Redemption Road Cowboy Church, Measure of Hope Ministries)

Simply Garden: Serving refreshments, Candlelight special offered for Candlelight weekend only.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History: The Kentucky Historical Society kicks off the holiday season with music by the Lexington Singers and Capital City Chorale. Kids activities and the opening of the Holiday Train Display. FREE admission. 5:00-9:00 pm.

Weekday Community Preschool: Open House, 5:00-7:00 pm. (Housed inside the First Presbyterian Church at 418 W Main St.)

Road Closures:

The St. Clair Mall and Broadway between Washington and Lewis Street will be closed to vehicular traffic during Thursday night of Candlelight. St.

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Thursday, November 10, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Frankfort Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass exhibit opening, at the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St, Frankfort

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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Thursday, November 10, 7:30 pm The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was one of the pioneers in country-rock, having scored hits with songs such as “Mr. Bojangles” and a groundbreaking album, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

Tickets: $60 / $50/ $40

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Friday, November 11, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – The Candlelight Tradition Family Friendly Fun Night, Downtown Frankfort

Candlelight Tradition Facebook Page

Family Friendly Fun Night –

  • Santa, local children performances at The Lancaster, 6:30-8:00p.m.  (310 Wapping St.)
  • Horse Carriage Rides, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Leaving from Ann Street

American Red Cross: Open for blood collections, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Kick off the holiday season by saving a life!

B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats as well as Paninis for dinner. 5:00-8:00 pm.

Broadway Clay: Paint your own ornament: $5. Slab Christmas Tree: $20. Vintage Christmas Tree: $40. Stop by anytime to complete these projects! Clearance sale all weekend.

Capital Gallery: Featuring original fine art by Kentucky artists. Estate works by James Robert Foose, Greg Seigel, Wallace Kelly, Vito Girone will be exhibited along with new work by Diane Tesler, Jude Clark, Bill Macintire and Ellen Glasgow, plus ceramics from Laura Ross and small weavings by Dobree Adams. Capital Gallery also has a full range of Larkspur Press books and broadsides. Capital Gallery is proud to be one of the original founders of Candlelight.

Church of the Ascension: CHILI SUPPER, 4:00-8:00 pm. Eat, rest and warm up in the parish hall. This popular annual fundraiser for the Ascension’s Men’s Club offers hearty chili to please everyone – hot or mild, meaty or vegetarian – along with hot dogs, drinks and homemade desserts. Info: www.ascensionfrankfort.org

First Baptist Church: at 201 St. Clair. Petting zoo, Live Nativity and fundraiser for Heifer International. 5:30-8:00 pm.

First Christian Church: Bean Soup Supper, 5:00-7:00 pm with any donations going to the United Way. Silent Auction items to benefit Relay for Life.

Kentucky Harvest House: Pictures with Frosty at 329 St. Clair. 5:00-9:00 pm.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

The Lancaster: Santa and local children performances.

  • Capital Day School choir.
  • Frankfort Christian Academy choir.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet performance

The Light Clinic: Open House, 6:00-8:00 pm. Rare tea tasting and tea and teaware sale, all 25% off.

M.A. Selbert Jewelry Store: Offering the widest arrangement of Christmas gifts from teachers to loved ones. Discounts on selected jewelry and Christmas merchandise, giveaways and bourbon balls (while supplies last)! Bring the children to see Sassy, the living Christmas Tree.

The Milam House: Celebrating their 11th Anniversary! Showcasing the best of Christmas and beautiful floral arrangements by head designer Ben Lee.

Old Governor’s Mansion: Open for tours! (First floor only) 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy a little bit of Kentucky history and a lot of Christmas beauty!

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History:  The Kentucky Historical Society presents, the Holiday Train Display. 5:00-9:00 pm. Regular admission applies.

Simply Garden: Serving refreshments, Candlelight special offered for Candlelight weekend only.

Road Closures:

The St. Clair Mall will be closed to vehicular traffic during Friday night of Candlelight.

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Saturday, November 12, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm – The Candlelight Tradition Date Night, Downtown Frankfort

Candlelight Tradition Facebook Page

Date Night –

  • The 5th Annual Candlelight Cocktail Stroll, 5:00-10:00p.m. Spend a lovely evening downtown enjoying special Candlelight Cocktails & Appetizers.
B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats. 5:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Broadway Clay: Throw your own (TYO), $5 from 11:00 am -5:00 pm. Paint your own ornament, $5, anytime today. Clearance sale all weekend.

Candlelight Stroll Participants Include:
 (Check back for more participants closer to date)
  • The Lancaster: Featuring live music by the Handcar Prophets, 5:00-6:30 pm and The Killer Lips from 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Serafini: Serving appetizer specials and special cocktails.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

Paul Sawyier Public Library: Sale and silent auction at the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History: The Kentucky Historical Society presents Second Saturday Genealogy, Researching the Easter Band of Cherokee Indians. 10:30 am-1:00 pm. Registration strongly encouraged at 564-1792 ext 4460, but walk ins are welcome. Holiday History Train Display, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Regular admission applies.

Simply Garden: Candlelight special offered for Candlelight weekend only. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

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Saturday, November 12, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Cookbook Swap, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Freshen up your holiday table and your bookshelves at the same time! Bring unwanted cookbooks to the Cookbook Swap, and take home new-to-you cookbooks that others have brought. You must bring at least one item to swap in order to join. No registration is necessary. Just drop in anytime during the swap to make your trades!

Want to bring in your cookbook early? Starting Monday, October 17, stop by the Library with your item(s) to trade, and we will give you a special ticket that you can use for your swap during the event.

This event is free to the public. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Sunday, November 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Candlelight Tradition Pajamas and Tweed Day, Downtown Frankfort

Pajamas and Tweed–

  • Breakfast with Santa at The Lancaster, 9:00-10:30 am
  • Children’s Polar Express Pajama Party, 1:30 pm. The Grand Theatre.  Admission $3.  Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas to the viewing just like the children in the film.
  • Annual Tweedpunk Ride, 2:30p.m.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

The Lancaster: 9:00-10:30 am. Breakfast with Santa, enjoy a Pancake & Waffle Bar, Coffee and Hot Chocolate while visiting with Santa. Ticket info HERE.

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Tuesday, November 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Self-Published: Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Self-publishing is not what it used to be. New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, self-publishing has become a valid option for many writers. In fact, it has never been easier to publish your work, as long as you go into the process prepared. Join us, wherever you are on your writing journey, and learn how to successfully navigate the world of self-publishing.

Submitting Your Work to a Literary Journal
Presented by Chris Helvey, Editor and Publisher of Trajectory Journal

Publication in a literary journal can be a great next step for a self-published writer. Explore the different types, including online journals, and learn how/where to submit your work. As a journal editor, Helvey will share insider information including “5 Keys to Success” as well as “5 Sure Ways to Get Rejected”.

This free session will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is required. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or Mark Kinnaird at mark@pspl.org.

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Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Decorating for the Holidays, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

Ben Lee of The Milam House Florist will offer decorating tips and ideas to see you through the entire holiday season! Lee is certified by the American Institute of Floral Designers and as a Kentucky Master Florist. He was also named the 2001 Kentucky Designer of the Year and the 2001 Southern Retail Florist of the Year.

This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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Thursday, November 17, 8:00 am – 3:00 pmReality Store 2016, at Kentucky State University

Reality Store is an active, hands-on, real-life simulation, which gives young people the opportunity to explore career opportunities and make lifestyle, and budget choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis.

Scenario:

Participants assume that they are 25 years old and have completed basic educational requirements for their specific occupation. Students then draw a family; some students may not have any children, while others may have up to 4 children.

Participants are given the opportunity to draw an occupation based on their grade point average. They are then given the equivalent salary and proceed through the “Reality Store”.

Sponsored by Kentucky Employees Credit Union and Co-Sponsored by Franklin County Public Schools and Frankfort Independent Schools; Reality Store has been a staple in the Frankfort and Franklin County community for over 20 years.

Volunteers are need for each booth. Call the Chamber office at 502-223-8261 for more information.

Read past articles and see photos about the Frankfort Chamber’s Reality Store:

November 2012

November 2013

November 2014

November 2015

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Thursday, November 17, 7:30 pm Underwater Bubble Show, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Audiences of all ages marvel at the spectacle of The Underwater Bubble Show, a multi-media stage presentation featuring mime, puppetry, dance and, of course, giant soap bubbles.

Tickets: $30 / $25/ $20

Funded in part by a grant from South Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council

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Friday – Saturday, November 18 – 19, 2016 – The Movement Youth Convention, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero, Frankfort

We will be taking an overnight trip to Frankfort for the 2016 “The Movement” Youth Convention! Plans for now are to meet at the church and leave together at 4PM so we have time to register and possibly check in to our hotel. We are hoping to provide transportation also. Cost is $50/person, but we are fundraising to see how much of that we can cover.

Youth Convention is an amazing time for youth and leaders all over Kentucky to worship together. This year we have the 922 Band from Erlanger, Christ’s Chapel to lead us in worship. Reggie Dabbs will be our guest speaker on Friday night and Saturday. Heath Adamson will be speaking on Saturday morning at our Speed the Light service. You do not want to miss this amazing event!

Service Schedule is (tentatively):
Friday Registration @ 6PM, Service starts 8PM
Saturday Registration @ 8:15AM, Services @9AM & 4PM

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Friday, November 18, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Murder Mystery Dinner Party, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Equus Run presents Murder Mystery Dinner theater November 18th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm located in our event barn. Pre-sale Tickets are $45.00 per person and includes your show ticket and meal by Thyme Cafe’

To order your pre-sale tickets please call the vineyard (859)846-9463

Tickets will go very fast for this showing so don’t wait order now!

Come to the quintessential whodunnit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be! Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next! Dress your best in evening wear and suits—this is a refined party, after all.

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Saturday, November 19, 1:00 – 4:00 pm – ComicCon For A Cause!, at The Point Community Church, 2247 US Highway 127 South, Frankfort

Come in costume and meet your favorite comic book and movie characters! Plenty of opportunities for photos, character meet and greets and other fun stuff! All children 12 and under receive a free treat bag, and snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Only 350 tickets to this one of a kind event will be sold! We’ve made some changes to make it even easier (and more fun!) to help Steve and Stacy while Steve is hospitalized and waits for a new heart. Please consider purchasing tickets for this one of a kind event! #teamstevetravis

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/comicon-for-a-cause-tickets-28317143338

Tickets are $11.54 after processing fees. Ages 2-18 require a ticket, and will receive ONE FREE ADULT TICKET with each child ticket purchased. Additional tickets are required for Adults not attending with a paid child . You will be able to show your e-ticket at the door, or print out a paper version. Unless all 350 tickets do not sell before 11/17 we will NOT be offering tickets at the door for this event. Should that change we will post an update on the event page.

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Saturday, November 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Meet Master Distiller Brent Elliot, Four Roses, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Come meet and greet Brent Elliot, Master Distiller of Four Roses Distillery! We will taste some of Four Roses products, and we’ll be drawing for a bottle signed by Mr. Elliot himself! You won’t want to miss this!

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Saturday, November 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – 2016 Miss Capital City Pageant, at Frankfort High School, 328 Shelby St, Frankfort

The Miss Capital City pageant is an official Miss America Organization Local Preliminary. Come watch contestants compete for the crown and be entertained by our talented out going title holders. Tickets are only $10 for adults! Miss Kentucky 2013 is our emcee and it’s going to be a fun show! All profits go to the Miss Capital City Scholarship Fund!

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Saturday, November 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Bourbonanza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

Come be part of the First Annual Bourbonanza! 21 and Over only please. Come take part in the following:

Tastings : bourbon, beer, wine, coffee, & candy
Live Music – Bill May & Friends
Hor d’oeuvres
Meet & Greet with Master Distillers
Distillers Association tent
Live Rare Bourbon Auction

Get Tickets HERE

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Monday, November 21, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Book Signing: Ron Elliott, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St, Frankfort

The Paul Sawyier Public Library is proud to host Kentucky author, Ron Elliott, as he reads from and discusses his new historical fiction release, Assassination at the State House: The Murder of Kentucky “Governor” William Goebel. In this book, Elliott examines the vitriolic 1899 political campaign, the ensuing assassination of Goebel, and the resulting political and civil turmoil of one of the darkest corners in Kentucky’s history. A book signing will follow with numbered special edition copies available for purchase. These limited editions will only be available at this event!

Ron Elliott, a native of Lincoln County, is a graduate of Stanford High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Kentucky. His background includes working on the historic Apollo missions and a stint on Kentucky’s community college system faculty. Having a relative involved in the assassination of Kentucky’s would-be governor, William Goebel, piqued his interest in history and launched a writing career. A much-in-demand member of the Kentucky Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, Elliott is the author of several books, including Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, Through the Eyes of Lincoln, From Hilltop to Mountaintop: The Life and Legacy of One Iwo Jima Flag Raiser, American El Dorado: The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872, and Sinister Influences: Kentucky’s Fabulous Five and the Point-Shaving Scandal of 1951. He and his wife, Carol, currently live in Nelson County.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of PSPL. It will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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December 2016

Thursday, December 1-4, 7:30 pm Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

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Saturday, December 3, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm – 2016 Reindeer Rampage – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Reindeer Rampage” – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition. 2 person teams (M/M and F/F) with Rx and Scaled divisions. $100 per team.

Standards coming soon!

Register and get tickets HERE

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Tuesday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Frankfort Chamber Business at Noon Luncheon with the Internal Revenue Service, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber as we hear from Alison Broady IRS Stakeholder Liaison, Communications & Stakeholder Outreach SB/SE Mid-South Area for the Internal Revenue Service. Alison will share her insights on new regulations and answer your business questions.

Cost the attend is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone


Saturday, December 10, 4:00 – 6:00 pm – A Hogwarts Christmas Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A Harry Potter Theme Family Christmas Dinner! Complete with the full Hogwarts Christmas Experience, an Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, and music. Come spend the evening with us for this One-of-a-Kind Event!

For tickets or more information, click HERE

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Sunday, December 11, 1:30 – 3:30 pm – Met Opera presents: Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

Met Opera presents: Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin

Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera was described by the New York Times as “transfixing…a lushly beautiful score.” Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, it will now finally have its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage, featuring glimmering ribbons of LED lights that extend across the length of the stage and over the orchestra pit. Eric Owens is the knight on a quest of love and Susanna Phillips is his lover on the other side of the sea. Conductor Susanna Mälkki makes her Met debut.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student 1:30PM (approximately 180 minutes)

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Saturday, December 31, 9:00 pm – Sunday, January 1, 1:00 am – The Lancaster at St. Clair’s New Years Eve Bash, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

A 21 & Over Only Event! General Admission includes 2 drink tickets, Light Hors d’ Oeuvres, and access to a cash bar! The Ball Drop will be broadcast at midnight! VIP Tickets with Champagne Service Available!

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Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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