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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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November 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 10:00 amPreschool Story Time: The Color Kittens, at the Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson Street

Liberty Hall Historic Site will present Preschool Story Time at the Orlando Brown House on Tuesday, November 1st, at 10 AM. Meet “The Color Kittens”, find colors in the parlor, move to the color rhymes, and play an old-fashioned color game. “The Color Kittens” is a Little Golden Book book written by Margaret Wise Brown in 1949, Children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups 10 or more call to schedule (502)227-2560.

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Tuesday, November 1, 10:30 – 11:30 am – Babytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Miss Susan for stories, rhymes and songs. For babies 0-18 months and parents or caregivers. Registration required by calling the library at 502.484.3450.

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Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Girls’ Night In: Dinner & A Movie, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 480 Duckers Rd, Midway

Ladies, join us Nov. 1 at 5:30pm in the Youth Suite for dinner and a movie. Fun, faith and friendship are emphasized with this Growth Group. Just chip in $5 and sit back and enjoy the show. Please RSVP to Mary@forksbaptist.org.

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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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Thursday, November 3, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – Kentucky Voices 2016, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway, Frankfort

Kentucky Voices: An evening of Kentucky Authors and Artists will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016 beginning at 7pm at the historic Old State Capitol in Frankfort.

The event is a benefit for the Kentucky Conservation Committee. Doors open at 6:30 pm and will feature a reception with light refreshments before the event. Our thanks to Boone Creek Creamery for supplying us with their artisan Kentucky Proud Cheeses for the reception.

This annual event is a celebration of local authors, and this year will be featuring the Authors of Larkspur Press
http://larkspurpress.com/
• Poet and Larkspur Publisher Gray Zeitz
• Author Erik Reece (“Animals at Full Moon,” “Lost Mountain,” “Utopia Drive”)
• Author Leslie Shane (“Rumors of Light,” “Point of Rock”)
• Poet Pat Williams Owen (“Crossing Sky Bridge”)
• Poet Trina Peiffer
• Poet Frank X. Walker

Admission is a suggested donation of $20
(or Free with new or renewed KCC membership of $40)
For more information, call 502-209-9659
or register at the eventbrite link above, or online at www.kyconservation.org

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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, 3:30 – 5:30 pm – Opening for Senator John Brown Library & Archives, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson Street

Visit the completed library and KBF Reading Room, view treasures from the collection, and enjoy afternoon tea inspired by cookbooks from the collection. 3:30-5:00 p.m. at Liberty Hall. Free.

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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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Saturday, November 5, 5:00 – 10:00 pm – 13th Annual Bow Wow Meow Fundraiser, at The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath Street

The annual Bow Wow Meow fundraiser to benefit LIFE House for Animals – this year it’s on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7-10 pm.

Doors open at 5pm for those not attending to place bids.

Actual auction and food begins at 7pm

 


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, November 18, 5:00 – 9:00 pmArtWalk featuring Frankfort: The Land Between, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand Gallery welcomes the Mountain Workshop’s photojournalism documentary of FRANKFORT: THE LAND BETWEEN. This exhibition features forty photographs selected from the work of the journalism students who visited Frankfort during October 2015 and recorded the people, places, activities, and yes, even our animals, that make our community unique.

The book based on this work and including many other photographs and interviews will be available for sale during the November ArtWalk on November 18th.

For more information about this project and the Mountain Workshops, visit http://www.mountainworkshops.org/

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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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