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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, November 4th, 2016

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, November 4, 2016

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – NW Regional Meeting – “United We Stand Divided We Fall”, at Kentucky State University, 400 East Main Street

The Northwest Region of the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education hosts their regional meeting, in partnership with the Central Kentucky Diversity Consortium “MOSAIIC Afternoon”.

This event will feature various breakout workshops designed to share knowledge, learn new methods and strategies designed to take back to your respective institution, and network with others in the higher education arena.

Keynote luncheon speaker is the renowned Dr. Dorothy Yancy, former Johnson C. Smith University President, presenting “United We Stand, Divided We Fall: The Survival of HBCUs”

Event will take place Friday November 4, 2016 beginning at 8:30am with continental breakfast on the campus of Kentucky State University.

Faculty, Staff and Students welcome

Registration is $35 for adults. Students and current KABHE members are FREE.


9:00 am – 4:30 pm – Kids 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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9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. 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.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. 227-3276

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.


1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

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.


4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Capital Cellars

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Nate Jones, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926.

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.


Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music featuring Thunderstruck, Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Live music, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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