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Highlights for Saturday, November 19th, 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 19, 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
Open to Children, ages 4-12, will have the opportunity to shop for friends and family members at the Children’s Holiday Store. No item will be over $5, and all are handcrafted. Items such as pillows, ornaments, handmade jewelry and candy jars are available for sale. Student volunteers from local high school clubs help the shoppers to select gifts and budget their money. Adults are not allowed in the shopping area which makes it easier for everyone involved. Santa and Mrs. Claus usually make an appearance.
9:00 am – Family Volunteer Day, at Green Hill Cemetery, corner of East Main Street and US Hwy 60 Versailles Road
Grab your family and join KSU family and staff at the Green Hill Cemetery for Family Volunteer Day. Family Volunteer Day celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. This will be a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbors, and even pick up a skill or two.
On Family Volunteer Day, KSU is joining The Walt Disney Company and generationOn, to engage families in acts of service. For more than 25 years, Family Volunteer Day has been held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season by giving and service.
Participants, who use social media, are being asked to tweet and photograph their progress at Green Hill Cemetery using the hashtag: #FamilyVolunteerDay and direct tweets to @generationOn and @CitizenDisney
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.
9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276
Kindergarten Readiness Program, sponsored by the Owen County Schools, preschool age children, not enrolled in an educational program, can prepare for kindergarten. Fun learning, weekly play experiences are held with the parent/caregiver and child in the home or designated located.
Come get a better night’s sleep AND support the Milan High School Band with their 2nd ANNUAL mattress fundraiser!
We carry quality name brands like Simmons Beautyrest and Restonic Mattress.
UP to 50% off retail prices. This is ONE DAY only, so we need your help to SPREAD THE WORD by inviting all of your family and friends! Profits go directly to the Band!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)
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
Build Your Own Snowman – $10
Paint Your Own Wine Glass – $25
Create an Initialed Man-Size Stein with a Studio Potter – $20
You will Build a 4″ pinch pot Snow Man and Paint with the help of the resident artists. (to be picked up Dec. 8th)
Paint Your Own Wine Glass or Votive
You will choose a glass size of your choice and a stem created by the resident potters. You will paint the glass with enamel and the stem with glaze. We will then fire and attache your glass to the stem. (To be picked up Dec. 8th)
Create an Initialed Man-Size Stein with a Resident Potter
You will watch and give direction to one of the Resident Potters on how to create your Man-Size Stein. We will let it dry and add a handle the next day.
Join Central Kentucky geek culture organization Get GeeKY and the Woodford County Library in Versailles for International Games Day! The library will set the scene with ample table space, snacks, and Starbucks coffee, so bring your friends to play with fellow game enthusiasts. If this event goes well, the library would like to start a monthly evening game get together!
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
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.
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.
$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.
KHS and Buffalo Trace Distillery will present third-generation Buffalo Trace employee Freddie Johnson to share his personal connections to the distillery and Frankfort as part of Downtown Frankfort, Inc.’s Bourbonanza events. You’ll see rare Buffalo Trace artifacts and be able to take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of KHS.
$4 includes Freddie’s presentation and all KHS exhibits, including our Holiday History Train display. $14 includes all of that PLUS the behind-the-scenes tour.
Bourbon-related products discounted all day (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) in our Stewart Home School 1792 Store.
4:00 – 7:00 pm – DOUBLE DOG DARE, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville
Double Dog Dare brings an exciting show….covers, country, pop, everything! Double Dog Dare is a Shelbyville home town favorite!
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!
CALL QUICK. Only 3 spots remain. Time for finishing those needlecraft projects and enjoying the company of fellow stitchers. Be sure to call The Nest to reserve your spot as seating is limited. Please bring a dish to share for an evening of stitching and snacking.
5:30 – 9:30 pm – Kyle Nachtigal, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/
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 email@example.com.
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!
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
Meet & Greet with Master Distillers
Distillers Association tent
Live Rare Bourbon Auction
Get Tickets HERE
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.
Bourbon Specials, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395
UK vs. Austin Peay football on the big screens, 4:30 pm. $10 buckets. Live music featuring No Boundaries, a new Blues Band, 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.
Krush joins with great hits and a night to remember Cover Charge for this evening
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