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Highlights for Saturday, November 12th, 2016

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

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Saturday, November 12, 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.

8:00 am – 12 noon – Franklin County Farmers Market, at the Farmers Market Pavilion, 404 Wilkinson Blvd

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KY Basic Concealed Carry Skills Training Course, at Kentucky Personal Defense Training, 251 Breighton Circle, Shelbyville

Kentucky State Police Approved One Day Basic Concealed Carry Skills Training Course

Course hours: Doors open at 7:45am. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THE CLASS MAY BEGIN ON TIME!!!!!! Course hours are 8:00am to approximately 6:00pm as required by Kentucky State Police.



Instructor: John Jenkins- Owner/Lead Instructor Kentucky Personal Defense Training
Instructor Phone #: 502-664-8695

The shooting qualification will be performed on a private range at the end of the course. The range is outdoors, so please dress appropriately!!!!!!

Please make sure that you have a PROPERLY FUNCTIONING HANDGUN. If you have not shot your handgun for an extended period of time, please make sure it is clean and functioning. You may take it to a gunsmith to have them service and ensure that it is working properly.

Course Topics:

– Safety Inside and Outside of the Home – Universal Gun Handling Safety
– Child Access Prevention
– Defensive Marksmanship
– Handgun and Ammunition Nomenclature & Selection
– Handgun Cleaning and Maintenance
– Conflict Avoidance, Situational Awareness and High Stress Thinking
– Combat Mindset- Psychology of a Violent Encounter
– Written Exam
– Live Fire Shooting Qualification

Upon successful completion of the course a certificate of training will be issued at the end of the class.


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 – Holiday Open House, at Wild Birds Unlimited of Frankfort, KY, 1100 US-127, Unit B3, Frankfort

Come join us for our first Holiday Open House! Start your holiday shopping early by stopping by to visit us. Tom Sproat from Biose will be joining us again with some of his rehabilitated owls and hawks. Come learn about local Birds of Prey while getting an up close and personal experience. Tom will be at the store from 12pm-4pm. We will also have free gift bags for the first 20 people in the store (1 per family). There will also be a free raffle and refreshments. This is a free family friendly event and all are welcome! We hope to see you then.

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9:30 am – 4:00 pm – Trims & Whims Christmas Craft Show, at Wright Elementary, 500 Rocket Ln, Shelbyville

36th annual Christmas craft show

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – VPC Christmas Mart, at Versailles Presbyterian Church, 130 N Main St, Versailles

Versailles Presbyterian Church will have their annual Christmas Mart on Saturday, November 12, in conjunction with the Versailles Merchant’s Association Downtown Christmas Open House. There will be more than 20 vendors – the perfect time to do some Christmas shopping and support local businesses. You can get more info here: https://www.facebook.com/VPCChristmasMart/


10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Alpaca Haven Farm & Gift/Fiber Shop OPEN, at Alpaca Haven Farm, 1 Earthaven Drive, Waddy, KY in Franklin County

Fiber lovers! Did you know there is an alpaca fiber shop in Franklin county?

The gift and fiber shop will be open on weekends starting Saturday, August 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, August 21 from 1 pm to 4 pm until Christmas.
New shipment of our Franklin County alpacas yarn, roving, and batting in stock. Luxurious alpaca gloves, hats, gloves, sweaters, scarves, socks, fur toys, roving, batting, yarn and more!

Farm tours by appointment. 502.682.0617 or dowdy@alpacahavenkentucky.com


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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 – 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 – 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

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

The Candlelight Tradition - November

Highlights for Candlelight Saturday & Date Night Include:

  • The 5th Annual Candlelight Cocktail Stroll, 5:00 – 10:00p.m. Spend a lovely evening downtown enjoying special Candlelight Cocktails & Appetizers.
  • Trolley, sponsored by Citizens Commerce National Bank, available to shuttle you throughout downtown. See the trolley stop map HERE


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)

  • Bourbon on Main: Hand crafted holiday cocktails and Chef specials.
  • Capital Cellars: Cocktail specials and 3 types of homemade bourbon cream, sampling at the bar.
  • Gibby’s: $4 glasses of wine and $6 Bruschetta appetizers.
  • La Fiesta Grande: Bourbon specials. Bulleit, Ancient Age, Búfalo Trace, Four Roses, Bookers, Makers Mark, Basil Hayden’s.
  • 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.

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

Franklin County Women & Family Shelter: 314 St. Clair St, 10:00 am-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: Homemade lasagna, garlic bread and house salad, $11.99. 10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight weekend will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.

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.

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.

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

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

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History: The Kentucky Historical Society presents Second Saturday Genealogy, Researching the Eastern 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. Enjoy special sales at the 1792 Store gift shop.

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10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Second Annual St. Leo Christmas Bazaar, at the St Leo Catholic Church, 295 Huntertown Rd, Versailles

Come do your holiday shopping at our second annual Christmas Bazaar! Choose from more than 30 of one of a kind artisans, small businesses, and delicious edible treats. Breakfast and lunch concessions available. Door prizes drawn hourly!


10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Second Saturday Genealogy: Researching the Band of the Cherokee Indians, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway Street

Anita Finger-Smith, principal genealogist for Cherokee Genealogy Services, will explore the history and records available for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Her sessions are: “Indian Land into the Market Place: Cherokee Land Cessions, 1721 – 1835” and “Passage Through Time: Cherokee Records, Manuscripts and Ethnographic Material.”

Admission is free. Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, call the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 ext. 4460 or e-mail khsrefdesk@ky.gov

Co-presented with the Kentucky Genealogical Society.


11:00 am – 3:00 pm – 30th Annual Christmas Open House, presented by the Versailles Merchants Association

Join us during our 30th Annual Christmas Open House! Photo with Santa will be available Saturday 11am – 3pm. Free Carriage Rides will be available Sunday 1pm – 4pm.


1:00 – 4:00 pm – Cookbook Swap, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St.

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.


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

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Christmas Paint Party, at the Solaris Art Gallery 786, 135 Lexington St, Versailles

Solaris Art Gallery and Duncan Designs will host this paint party during “A Christmas to Remember” downtown Versailles. Featuring “an Orniment” to take home with any name on it. With step by step help, light refreshments and more. $25. each. For sign-ups phone Theresa 859-536-2385 or Marjorie 502-229-7999 for more info and leave a msg.


4:00 – 7:00 pm – CHARLEY WOODS, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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A Nashville native, recording artist Charley Woods is making a lasting impact on the music mecca she calls home. With her instantly identifiable voice and her stylistic blend of contemporary folk and Americana, she is in a league all her own. She has performed and collaborated with many talented and influential figures in today’s country music including Brad Paisley, Chris Young, David Nail, Wil Nance, Mark Nesler, and many more. She is currently performing, recording and writing the music that she aspires to share with the world.

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Celebration of LightsShelbyville

Tree lighting at 6:30 pm


5:00 – 9:00 pm – Celebrate For A Cause – Live Music!, at the The Brick Room – Downtown Shelbyville, KY, 533 Main St, Shelbyville

Live Music by the Usual Suspects Band!
Torrey Smith Realty is hosting a FREE Charity Event at Celebration of Lights known as “Celebrate For A Cause”.

This charity event is an opportune time to bring awareness to the various “causes” in our great community and to show appreciation to the clients of Torrey Smith Realty Co., LLC with trusting them with their real estate needs.

Event Highlights:
Live Music presented by “The Usual Suspects”
Silent Auction
Charity/Cause Booths for Awareness
Free Event (donations are accepted though)
Lounge Seating and Chill Atmosphere (resting place from Celebration of Lights Chaos)

Money raised from this event will help fund the following “Causes” in our community suggested by members of the “What’s Happening in Shelbyville, KY” Public Facebook Page:

A Van for Tammy
Stormhaven Youth Ranch
Forecastle Foundation Protecting the World’s Natural Awesome
Tysons Chance
A Place to Sleep
Serenity Center
Spina Bifida Assoc. Of KY
Huntington’s Disease
Glam Crew
Percentage match
Band programs in Shelby County
March of Dimes Team
Bobby Webb- money for his stay in Cleveland during transplant
Emma Durham Foundation
Project Graduation
A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center
Victory Baptist Church
The Backpack Project
Clean Bottoms
Care Create Cure
Woodstock Animal Foundation
Shelbyville fire and rescue Crusade for children
GP house of Louisville
National Kidney Foundation
Recreational Trails Program Grants for “Clear Creek Greenway”
Have a Heart
Open Door of Hope
Dorman Preschool Center
Operation Care
Lymphoma cancer awareness supporting local Shelbyville resident Norman Brown
Shelbyville/ Christian’s Crusaders
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana

Don’t See Your Cause Listed. Visit http://www.smithclick.com/community-blog/celebrate-for-a-cause to suggest a Cause/Charity.


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

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6:00 – 9:30 pm – Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection Dinner with Chris Morris, at Woodford Reserve Bourbon Distillery, 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles

Celebrate the release of this year’s Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection release with Master Distiller Chris Morris at the Woodford Reserve Distillery. Enjoy a welcome cocktail alongside a cheese and shaved ham tasting, before taking a guided tour of our historic Distillery. Then sit down to a four-course dinner prepared by Chefs Ouita Michel and Nat Henton.

Price is $125 per person. Reservations can be made by visiting http://bit.ly/2e47spH.



Seared Scallops au Masters
Finished with tarragon, crème fraiche and fume, caramelized baby carrots, Cipollini onions, baby beets, crispy shallots and micro lemon basil

Cedar Ring Organic Kale Salad
Roasted Happy Jack’s butternut squash, Ayer’s Orchard apple chips, Mattingly’s Kentucky Blue, sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds, sorghum vinaigrette.

Grilled Tenderloin of Venison
Distiller’s Select, juniper infused Demi glacé, tipsy raisins, craisins and cherries, Woodford grain bill parmesan risotto, haricots verts, orange sage butter.

Weisenberger Mill Corn Bread, Midway Sally Lunn Bread, Sorghum Butter


Master’s Collection flaming Creme Brûlée

Chocolate dipped hazelnut shortbread and strawberries

Each course will be paired with a Woodford Reserve Craft Cocktail or your choice of Sonoma Cutrer Russian River Ranch Chardonnay or Pinot Noir


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.

7:00 – 8:00 pm – ETTA MAY LIVE, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

ETTA MAY returns for a Dinner Show in beautiful downtown Lawrenceburg, KY at Bourbon Street on Main Saturday NOVEMBER 12 at 7 pm Doors for Seating at 5:45 pm.
Dinner Buffet and Show $ 45 seating at 5:45
Show Only Tickets $ 25 seating at 6:20
ALL Seating is open Seating

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS by calling 1-859-948-9327
Tickets must be paid at reservation time


Bourbon Specials, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

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

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

Bourbon on Main

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