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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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

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Thursday, November 10, 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.

7:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market Pavilion, River View Park Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

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

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

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Beginner’s Yoga, 10:00 – 11:00 am, Tai Chi, 12:05 – 1:00 pm, Meditation, 5:00 – 5:30 pm, All Levels Flow Yoga, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, Tai Chi, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio, McClure Building, 3rd Floor, 306 W Main St. Info: 227-3276 or www.frankfortyoga.com

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Healthy Holiday Cooking & Eating with focus on diabetes education, at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension, 1117 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

As part of November’s National Diabetes Awareness Month there will be a special program at the Shelby County Extension office. Participants will learn about healthy lifestyle habits to prevent and/or manage diabetes. The program will include cooking demonstrations, food sampling, door prizes and free recipes to take home. Participants will have the opportunity to ask local professionals any questions they may have about diabetes.


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

10:30 – 11:30 am – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Miss Susan each Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy picture books, crafts and fun. Caregivers are an essential part of the experience for the children. Registration required.

NOTE: If Owen County Schools are closed for any reason, Storytime will NOT be held.


Kids Eat FREE! with the purchase of two adult meals, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

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

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Buy one get one half price on wine by the glass from 4-6 pm.

Prodigy Winery Logo

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

5:00 – 7:30 pm – 10th Anniversary Celebration!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us at the library during the Downtown Candlelight Tradition on Thursday, November 10, from 5pm-7:30pm to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “new” Paul Sawyier Public Library!

(okay . . . so, the real anniversary day is November 6!
But, what could be better than celebrating it
with the rest of downtown on the 10th?)

For more details, click this link (Acrobat/PDF file):


Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway, Happy Hour, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Open Jam Session, 7:00 – 10:00 pm,  1/2 price bottles of wine or beer bucket of 6 select beers for $17.95. Info HERE

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe 3

5:00 – 9:00 pm – The Candlelight Tradition Kickoff Night, Downtown Frankfort

The Candlelight Tradition - November

Highlights for the Kickoff Night Include:

  • Visit Santa, the R.J. Corman “Polar Express” Train Experience (Boarding pass required, Sold Out!) 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, sponsored by The State Journal and Franklin County Farm Bureau, 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, sponsored by Citizens Commerce National Bank, available to shuttle you throughout downtown. See the trolley stop map HERE


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

Canoe Kentucky: Offering free s’mores. Everything in the shop will be discounted and open registration for 2017 Summer Camp Series. Gids Grow KY setup outside.

Capital Cellars: Complimentary wine tasting and food sampling. Applewood smoked pork loin with homemade bourbon glaze and smoked baby beefsteak caprese from 5:00-8:00 pm. $8 and $5 dinner specials, open until 11:00 pm.

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

Capital City Museum: Frankfort Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass exhibit opening. Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing 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, Sold Out!) Roger Barkley Jr. providing sounds of the season.

Completely Kentucky: Featuring Kentucky Proud food tastings, special artist exhibits, gift certificate drawings, kids activities and donation drawings during the cocktail stroll. Something for everyone and gift wrap is always free! www.completelykentucky.com

Family Tree Consignment: Enjoy a bowl of chili, hors d’oeuvres, apple cider, hot cocoa and dessert. Shop and 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: Capital City Community Band, 7:00 pm.

Franklin County Women & Family Shelter: 314 St. Clair St, 5:00-9:00 pm.  Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. Raising awareness for 2016 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, featuring photography by Kristen Branham, KSU Studio Art Senior.

Gibby’s: Serving baked spaghetti, meatballs & cheese with garlic bread and tossed salad for $10.49. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Franklin County Humane Society will be giving away hot chocolate and chances to win gift cards. 10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight weekend will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.

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

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

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Grand Theatre - 11-10-16

Johnson Bearse, LLP: Visit the historic Morehead House, built in 1810. Open house from 5:00-8:00 pm. Serving hot cider, coffee and cookies.

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.

Kids Grow Kentucky: Setup outside Canoe KY.

La Fiesta Grande: Sangria-margarita or any flavor margarita $3.99 *tortilla soup $5.75 Try our New Dishes: Tacos barbacoa, Mole poblano, 3’milk cake

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 specials offered for Candlelight weekend only.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky HistoryCandlelight Tradition. The Kentucky Historical Society kicks off the holiday season with music by the Lexington Singers and Capital City Chorale, 7:30 pm. Kids activities and the opening of the Holiday Train Display. FREE admission. 5:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy special sales and extended gift shop hours at the 1792 Store.

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

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Dinner with a Doctor – Stroke Care, at The Lantern At Morning Pointe

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of stroke, prevention and treatment options, and have the opportunity for questions and answers.

Presented by neurologist – Dr. Danny Rose.

Join us for a free catered dinner provided by The Lantern at Morning Pointe.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your space, please contact Consult-A-Nurse® at (502) 226-1655.

Optional tours of The Lantern will be available following the event.

Learn more at http://frankfortregional.com/patients-visitors/dinner-with-a-doctor.dot


5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public Auction, Waverly House Auction, 140 Hahn Drive (corner of US 127 and US 420), semi load of merchandise from big box retailers.  Save up 90% off of retail! Plus, some items from a nice estate!!!  Preview begins at 3 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

6:30 pm – Trivia, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

7:00 – 8:30 pm – Holiday Trimmings, at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Rd, Owenton

Looking for new ideas in holiday decorations, gifts and foods? Plan to attend the Holiday Trimmings Workshop.

We will sample holiday foods and give away door prizes.

Please call the Extension Office by Monday, November 7th at 502-484-5703 to pre-register.

Fee: $5.00


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

DJ Music Night, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

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