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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, November 11th, 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 11, 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 – 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

11:00 am – 2016 KPhA Legislative Conference, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Continuing Education* Topics include:
– Addressing Substance Abuse: Perceptions of Kentucky Pharmacists Regarding Gabapentin as a Drug of Abuse
– Rapid Diagnostic Testing for Influenza and Prescribing of Antiviral Therapies via Protocol in Pharmacy Practice
– TB Prevention and Control in Kentucky
– Tobacco Cessation via Protocol
– Addressing Substance Abuse: Pharmacists Role in Harm Reduction from Opioids (naloxone, needle exchange, MAT
*Accreditation Pending


Capital Plaza Hotel is the host hotel for the 2016 KPhA Legislative Conference.
To make your reservations, call 502-227-5100 or reserve online at www.capitalplazaky.com using group code 1792.

Get tickets HERE

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

12:00 – 3:00 pm – Candlelight Slab Christmas Tree, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway Street

Come in anytime Friday to create your own Slab Christmas Tree for $20.
We will also be offering Paint you Own Ornament all day Friday too.

*Ornaments will take a week to finish
*Trees will take up to 3 weeks to fire and Glaze


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 – 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 – 9:00 pm – The Candlelight Tradition Family Friendly Fun Night, Downtown Frankfort

The Candlelight Tradition - November

Highlights for Family Friendly Fun Night Include:

  • Santa, local children performances at The Lancaster, 5:30-8:00p.m.  (310 Wapping St.)
  • Horse Carriage Rides, sponsored by The State Journal and Franklin County Farm Bureau, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Leaving from Ann Street
  • Trolley, sponsored by Citizens Commerce National Bank, available to shuttle you throughout downtown. See the trolley stop map HERE


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 Cellars: Complimentary wine tasting, 5:00-8:00 pm and dinner specials. Kenny’s cheese sampling.

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

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

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 AscensionCHILI 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.


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 12 ounce slow roasted prime rib dinner with choice of two sides and garlic bread, $23.99. 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.

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 at 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. Live music by Chris Fallis.

The Lancaster: Santa and local children performances.

  • Capital Day School choir.
  • Frankfort Christian Academy choir.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet performance, 6:30-8:00 pm


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!

Poor Richard’s Books: Doug Dearinger will be present to sign his 2017 calendar of Elkhorn Creek. This calendar features stunning photographs of Doug’s favorite places along the creek, as well as the beauty of wildlife and plants that thrive throughout the seasons. Anyone who grew up along the creek or wishes they had will enjoy viewing every month in 2017.

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

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History:  The Kentucky Historical Society presents, the Holiday Train Display. 5:00-9:00 pm. Regular admission applies. Enjoy special sales and extended hours at the 1792 Store gift shop.

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Wildberry Urban: Vatter Building Open House,  6:00-9:00 pm with food, drinks and music. Come see what’s been going on at the historic Vatter Building (Old T-Boat Marine) and tour the downstairs commercial space and upstairs apartments!

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Steve Maynard and Jeff Blackburn, 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.

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

Bourbon on Main

Live music, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Live music featuring Chris Fallis, 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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