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Friday, December 2, 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 – 3:00 pm – Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale, at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center, 299 Kings Daughters Drive

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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.

10:00 – 10:30 am – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone’s fitness DVD. This fat-burning fitness program is a gentle and effective form of exercise that helps you burn fat naturally for lasting results.

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

Participants of all fitness levels are welcome to join in yoga class. Classes include breathing exercises, poses and relaxation. We will follow a Yoga workout DVD.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

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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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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

Admission

(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

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Books@Noon Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Meet with friends to discuss your favorite books. We will be discussing Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand for our December book choice.

Book Club

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.

Accessibility

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 – Holiday History Train Display, 5:00-9:00 pm through December 31. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “o” gauge trains (100 or more car) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. Regular KHS admission applies.

Experience the magic of trains with the Holiday History Train Display. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “O” Gauge trains (100 or more cars) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. The display includes working crossing lights and carnival rides plus other accessories.

KHS is complementing the model train with never-before-displayed images from its collection.

Display will run Friday evenings and Saturdays – plus other special days – through Dec. 31. See history.ky.gov/events for full schedule.

Regular KHS admission applies:

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

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5:00 – 10:00 pm – Sculpture, Sparks & Spirits, at Josephine Sculpture Park3355 Lawrenceburg Rd (3/4 Mile South of Capital Bowl), Frankfort

Join us for a special night under the stars at JSP, Friday, Dec. 2 from 5pm-10pm. This is a family friendly FUNdraiser to support JSP in the GoodGiving Challenge and it is a FREE event!

Activities throughout the PARK:

Live music featuring Jeri Katherine and Nat from 6-8pm
DJ and Dancing in the ART BARN from 8-10pm
Night Sky Tour (with telescopes) led by Dan Price from 7-10pm
Illuminated Artworks
Crackling Bonfire
Kids’ Activities
Silly Sculpture Competition – prizes for kids and adults
Laptops for LIVE donations

Delectable Food & Drink in the ART BARN:

KY Coffeetree Cafe Specialty Cocktails & Hot Chocolate
KY’s Best Burgoo (veggie stew & dogs too) $2-5
Cash Bar ~ proceeds support JSP
Complimentary Sweets

Sponsors: Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, West Sixth Brewing

Your online donations Nov. 29 – Dec. 31 will help us win a $5000 endowment from the BlueGrass Community Foundation as part of the GoodGiving Challenge!! A link will be posted on Nov. 29!

Want to be a pART of this FUN event? We will need a few volunteers to help with the activities, sweets table, parking, set up, etc. Click the button below to learn more and join our volunteer team; they make this event SPARKLE!! click here for more: http://josephinesculpturepark.org/event/sculpture-sparks-spirits/

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Dusk until 11:00 pm nightly Holiday Lights at the Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly December 1–January 2 from dusk until 11:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Light Display

5:15 pm – Yoga Classes, for beginner/intermediate located on the third floor of the McClure Building, 306 W Main St. at the Frankfort Yoga Studio. Click HERE for a complete class schedule. 223-3276

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

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

Prodigy Winery Logo

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 or click HERE to check availability.

7:30 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

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Any flavored margarita $3.99, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

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

Bourbon on Main

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

10:00 pm – DJ BUTTNAKED 80’S & 90’S, at MyBar, 610 Ridgeview Dr, Frankfort

DJ BUTTNAKED will be here doing what he does best. We will have a mix of 80’s and 90’s. Must be 21+. ID REQUIRED, NO ID, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS. Cover charge at door for entry.

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Saturday, December 3, 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 – 8:30 am – First Saturday Walk About, at the Clear Creek Family Activity Center, 717 Burks Branch Road, Shelbyville

Mark your calendar and join us at the Clear Creek Park Family Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays—December 3, and January 7 for a walk to de-stress, strengthen your bones, and improve your overall health. All participants receive a FREE day pass to the Family Activity Center. We walk inside on cold, rainy or snowy days.

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8:00 – 10:30 am – SCHS Cheer Annual Breakfast In Whoville, at Galvin’s, 135 E Main St, Georgetown

Please join us at our Annual “Breakfast in Whoville”. Our cheerleaders will be dressed as Whoville residents and will be joined by the Grinch & Santa! Pancakes, orange juice & milk will be served. Also, we will host a silent auction that will include theme baskets featuring UK, My Old Kentucky Home, Christmas, and many more. It will be a fun time for everyone.

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8:00 am – 3:30 pm – 2016 Reindeer Rampage – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition, at CrossFit Unbridled, 770 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Reindeer Rampage” – A Crossfit Unbridled Competition. 2 person teams (M/M and F/F) with Rx and Scaled divisions. $100 per team.

Standards coming soon!

Register and get tickets HERE

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Dressage Clinic with Kristi Wysocki, at Valley View Farm of Midway, 4606 W Leestown Rd, Midway

This clinic will provide riders and auditors an opportunity to receive instruction from one of the top international FEI judges. All lessons are private sessions, up to 45 minutes each. Each rider can ride multiple horses, and can select to ride one or both days. With eight riding spots total, space is limited, and as soon as the clinic is full, entries for riders will be closed.

AUDITORS WELCOME!

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9:00 – 11:00 am – Breakfast with Elsa at the Christmas Parade, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

We will welcome our little friends to join us for a Breakfast Buffet with Elsa. Saturday December 3rd form 9am-11am Limited Seating Available for this special event. 1-859-948-9327 for Ticket information. We will have a special ticket link available just send a facebook message. Adults $ 10.95 Children $ 7.95

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9:00 am – Family Volunteer Day (RESCHEDULED from Nov. 19th), 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

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9:00 am – 4:00 pm – FCHS Band Bazaar, at the Franklin County High School, 1100 E Main St, Frankfort

Come join us for a day of shopping the wonderful crafts on display by our vendors. Enjoy concessions, shop our bake sale, and check out our silent auction baskets, too. Should be a great day!

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9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas Craft Fair, at the Christian Academy Of Lawrenceburg, 126 N Main St, Lawrenceburg

Each year on the first Saturday of December, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg hosts their annual craft fair. We have the largest craft fair in Anderson County with over 50 handmade craft vendors.

The craft fair will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg at 126 N. Main Street, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

There will be a wide variety of quality handmade crafts. We will also have hotdogs, chili, nachos and other food items available.

Booth rental is $50 for a 10 x 10 booth in the gym or a 20 x 5 booth in the lunchroom or hall. If you have any questions or would like an application for a booth, contact Kim Brown at: 502-598-1914 or email leanonjesus@yahoo.com.

Paid vendors can setup on Friday December 3rd, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday morning 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.

We hope to see you there!

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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 – Science in Play 2 Go Opening at Woodford County Library, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

We’re introducing a whole new way to Play!

Kids are natural scientists who learn as they explore their world. With the right “toys” and activities, children learn and develop important skills like creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.

December 3rd marks the opening of an installation that will reside at Woodford County Library through February 26, 2017. Visit the Woodford County Library anytime during open hours for free and fun hands-on activities that empower children and their caregivers to learn together.

Science in Play 2GO is developed and facilitated by Kentucky Science Center, and supported by KDLA, PNC, and Genentech.

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Girl Power-Christmas Angel Service Project, at the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele Street

Join the Girl Power Group on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-12pm. We will be shopping for Christmas gifts for the SFPC’s Jimmy Haviland Kings Center Angel Project. The Girl Power Group has 3 girls to buy Christmas presents for. Please bring $10 to go towards the presents. This wonderful opportunity will help other girls in need. Meet at SPFC at 10:00 am, we will all ride together.

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10:00 am – Annual Shelby County Christmas ParadeShelby Main Street, 316 Main Street, Shelbyville

Come see Snow Queen, Tower Princess and Mermaid Princess in the Christmas Parade!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Santa’s Castle, at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Rd, Owenton

Ages 3 years old thru 5th grade
are eligible to participate!

Gift Limit: Cost:
7 gifts per child $5.00 per child

Lots of handmade gifts by Owen County Extension Homemakers.
Owen County 4-H will be sponsoring refreshments with Santa!

Santa’s Castle Sponsored by:
Owen Co. Extension Homemakers

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10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Holiday Centerpiece Workshop, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St, Frankfort

Join floral artists Ashley Averell and Marcey Broderson to create
your own seasonal decorations with greens from the Liberty Hall garden, fruit, and other natural materials. $25 fee includes materials and refreshments. Pre-registration is REQUIRED by calling (502) 227-2560.

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10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Picture Your Pets with Santa, at the Feeders Supply, 1303 US Highway 127 S

Bring your pets to meet Santa for pictures on either Dec 3 10:00-4:00 or Dec 4 from 11:00-4:00. The family can join in too. Photo packages start at $12, Metal & Porcelain Ornaments $21-$24. These will be truly special holiday gift items and all proceeds benefit the Franklin Co Humane Society. Thank you Feeder’s Supply.

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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

www.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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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

Admission

(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 – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, NOW running through December 31. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “o” gauge trains (100 or more car) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. Regular KHS admission applies.

Experience the magic of trains with the Holiday History Train Display. This privately owned Lionel operating layout features three “O” Gauge trains (100 or more cars) running simultaneously. The trains simulate steam engine smoke and have working horns. The display includes working crossing lights and carnival rides plus other accessories.

KHS is complementing the model train with never-before-displayed images from its collection.

Display will run Friday evenings and Saturdays – plus other special days – through Dec. 31. See history.ky.gov/events for full schedule.

Regular KHS admission applies:

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

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11:00 am – Lawrenceburg Christmas Parade, Lawrenceburg

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas” Military Theme Parade
December 3, 2016
11:00 am

• PARADE LINE UP & ROUTE: The parade will be staged in the American Legion Park/fairgrounds area. It will travel down Broadway; north on Main Street through downtown and finish at the entrance at Mustang Way (Anderson Middle School).

• JUDGING: Judging of the parade entries takes place at 10:30 so we need to be sure that everyone is there and in line, and looking presentable no later than 10:15. Also, the City says only the vehicles actually in the parade will be allowed to enter the park. All others will need to park in the West Park shopping center or at the high school across the street and walk to the fairgrounds.

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12:00 – 2:00 pm – Story Time with Mrs. Claus, at Tastefully Kentucky, 126 South Main Street, Lawrenceburg

Bring your little ones for an afternoon with Mrs. Claus as she spend time reading stories at Tastefully Kentucky. Children will be served FREE spiced cider and mini muffins. And for the adults, there will be lots of foods to taste and hot teas to try. Come enjoy all the fun beginning right after the parade till 2 pm. Come spend a few minutes or stay longer. We would love to have you visit. Bring your camera for lots of photos…

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12:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

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12:00 – 4:00 pm – Crafternoon Craft Fair, at Sixth and Main Coffeehouse, 547 Main St, Shelbyville

The following local crafters will be present and selling their unique crafts:

Tammy Fowler Foster
Sara Miles- Jewell — Imagine Candles
Amy Scrogham –- Gifts By Amy Quilted and Sewn Goods
Dawn Stafford — ACozyPlace Crocheted Goods
Rebekah Caldwell — Custom Painted Canvas Shoes

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1:00 – 3:00 pm – Library Holiday Open House and Science in Play 2Go Opening, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(All welcome) See Santa, have cookies, listen to live music, and visit the new Science in Play 2Go exhibit that opens today!

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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.

Accessibility

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 – 4:00 pm – Tiaras & Toys, at the Shelby County Kentucky Farm Bureau InsuranceShelbyville

Belles of the Bluegrass presents Tiaras and Toys, a pageant and Christmas toy drive all in one! A great way to raise self esteem and have fun while helping those in the community. This is a natural pageant for young ladies 16 and under and is perfect for beginners or experienced young ladies.

Makeup, attire and hair is expected to look natural and sweet.

Only taking 20 contestants so send in deposits early to lock in your spot.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Conference Room
1201 Mt Eden Rd Ste 201
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Pageant begins 2:00 PM
Registration 1:00-1:30 PM

Everyone MUST be registered by 1:30 p.m. and ready to go at 2 PM SHARP. Late entries MAY be included, however, points will be deducted.

Contestants will compete in beauty wear and Christmas/winter themewear.

REMEMBER, THIS IS A NATURAL PAGEANT SO PLEASE KEEP ATTIRE TASTEFUL.
Pageant is $65 PLUS a toy for donation
Door entry fee is 1 toy or $7.
$10 deposit is required to guarantee a spot as we are only taking 25 entries. Deposits can be sent via paypal to BellesoftheBluegrass@yahoo.com.

Optional jackpots in Christmas/winter themewear and photogenic. Entry fee is $10. Winner splits the money from total entry pot and earns a crown! (example: 10 entries=$50)

Division sides for prettiest hair, prettiest eyes and best personality.
Crowns for overall most photogenic, overall most beautiful, top personality, director’s pick and viewer’s choice. Awarding 2 mini supremes and 2 grand supremes!

Also will crown the Philanthropy Queen for the contestant with the largest toy/money donation.

Age Groups:
Under 1
1-2
3-4
5-7
8-10
11-13
14-16

Supreme breakdowns: 4 and under and 5 and up.

If interested please comment below, send me a message via Facebook or send an email to BellesofTheBluegrass@yahoo.com

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2:00 – 9:00 pm – Home For The Holidays, Downtown Georgetown, Georgetown, KY

We invite you to Downtown Georgetown on December 3rd for our Home For The Holidays event from 2-5pm and Christmas Parade at 6pm! Bring the whole family to this merry and bright occasion!

Activities include:
-Inflatable bounce house
-Petting zoo
-Ornament decorating
-Letters to Santa (at museum)
-Holiday storytelling (at museum)
-Stocking stuffers (at arts & cultural center)
& much much more!

*The Christmas Parade will begin at 6pm and pictures with Santa will take place at the museum immediately after*

We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Talon Winery Logo

Dudley is a local favorite bringing your favorite acoustics to life!

Dusk until 11:00 pm nightly Holiday Lights at the Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery. Nightly December 1–January 2 from dusk until 11:00 p.m.

Buffalo Trace Light Display

5:30 – 7:00 pm – 68th Annual Frankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort

Frankfort Jaycees invite the community to be a part of the 68th Annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade! We are looking forward to ringing in the holiday season with the people of
Frankfort and Franklin County.

The parade will be held on Saturday, December 3rd. Step-off for the parade will be at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s Christmas parade theme is The Magic of Christmas. The past few years, our community has enjoyed a variety of creative, inspirational and fun floats and we know that will continue this year and keeping with this theme. Awards will be presented for the best floats in the parade and the entries with the most Christmas spirit.

The staging area will again be in the parking area of the Old State Office building at the intersections of Clinton, High and Mero Streets. The route will be the same as last year – going out of the lot at the turn-about at High and Mero, onto Mero, left on Ann, right on Broadway, left on Washington, left on Main and back down High.

Parade participants must carefully read, complete and sign an Official Entry Form and Parade Rules and submit it along with the appropriate entry fee as detailed below to:

Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade
P.O. Box 1025
Frankfort, KY, 40602

All entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 18, 2016. After this date, please include an additional $25 late fee. Non-government vehicles remit an additional $10.00 per 2 extra motorized vehicles (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATV’s & golf carts). The entry fees are as follows:

Churches and Non-Profit Organizations…………………………..$30 (2 vehicles)
Businesses and For-Profit Organizations ………………………..$50 (2 vehicles)
Entries Added on Parade Day ……………. $100 (money in-hand only)

For questions, contact FrankfortChristmasParade@gmail.com
or Molly Tracey, president, at (502) 330-6567.

Let’s Celebrate Christmas with the 68th Annual Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade!! Prices and rules have slightly changed. Please email us for details. Deadline to Submit entries is November 18th.

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

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6:00 – 8:00 pm – A Night in Bethlehem, at Shelbyville First Baptist Church, 1516 Midland Trl, Shelbyville

Shelbyville First Baptist Church will host “A Night in Bethlehem,” a free drive-through experience of the Christmas Story from the comfort of your car. With a cast of over 100 and live animals, this will be a great blessing to all. Free cookies and Hot cocoa.

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7:00 pm – Ugly Sweater Christmas Party, at Slainte Public House, 320 E Main Street, Georgetown

Join us December 3rd for our first Christmas party at SPH! We’ll be in our best holiday outfits celebrating the beginning of this wonderful season with good beer and even better people. Oh and there will be prizes!!!!

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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 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

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

Open at 12 noon for UK vs. UCLA basketball game on the big screens, $10 buckets! Live music featuring the Eddie Barber Band, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

GhosTown featuring Eddie Barber

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

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9:00 pm – Five Below Band, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S

Southern Rock & Classic Rock covers such as The Allman Brothers, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin, The Police & ZZ Top.

$3.00 Fireball shots.

$5 cover. 21 and older.

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9:00 pm – Line Dancing, at MyBar, 610 Ridgeview Drive

DJ BUTTNAKED will be here, with some Line Dancing. If you want to join in and have a great night of dancing or learning, this is the place to be. If you know the dances come join us, if not come learn them. Must be 21+. ID REQUIRED, NO ID, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

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9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Holiday Bash Barron Hawkins and After hours Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

We will be rockin around the Christmas tree the month of December.
Join us this Saturday for one of our favorites and Lawrenceburg’s own very talented. Barron Hawkins and After Hours Band playing December 3rd Saturday night from 9pm til 1 am $ 5 Cover

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

1:00 – 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 Saturdays and Sundays, through 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

www.alpacahavenkentucky.com

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1:00 – 5:00 pm – Prodigy Winery, Farm Open, off Versailles Rd, Frankfort

Prodigy Vineyards and Winery is located in the heart of the Bluegrass
on the Peach Family Farm. Centrally located in Woodford County, KY
where great thoroughbred race horses are foaled, and raised.

Kentucky is rich in limestone and loam soils that are unique components
for the grapes that are grown and the wines that we produce.
Our Vineyard is 10 years old and our family is working hard to
create a memorable and enjoyable wine.

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1:00 – 6:30 pm – Christmas in Owenton, Owenton, KY

A day of Christmas cheer. Visitor businesses, enjoy art / craft show in Courthouse. Parade, Santa Claus at 4 pm, Community Christmas celebration at 5 pm & lighting of Luminaries & Town Square.

1:00 – 5:00 PM
Open House at
Participating Merchants

Local Artisans located Courthouse

2:00 PM
Lining up of floats at Southern States Parking Lot

2:15 PM
Judging of Floats

2:30 PM
Other groups in parade Start lining up at Southern States

3:00 PM
Leave Southern States

3:30 PM
Christmas Parade (Owen Co.
Rotary Club & Owen Co.
Extension Homemakers)

4:00 PM
Santa Claus at Courthouse (Owen Co. Lion’s Club)

5:00 PM
Community Christmas Celebration (Owen Co. Ministerial Association) & Love Lights Tree (Relay For Life)

6:00 PM
Lighting of Luminaries & Town Square

Sponsored by:
Owen Co. Chamber of
Commerce & Local
Businesses & Organizations

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1:00 – 9:00 pm – Sunday Bloody Fun Day, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Relax on your Sunday, grab breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with new extended hours, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Take the edge off with the Specialty Bloody Mary Bar. Info HERE

2:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild – One-Act plays, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present an evening of one-act plays celebrating Christmas, “The Gift of the Magi” and The Silent Bells.”

Tickets: $15 / $12

A Grand Theatre-Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership

Bluegrass Theatre Guild - One-Act plays at the Grand Theatre - Dec1-4

2:00 pm – Frankfort Frosty 5K, at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Avenue

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The Frankfort Frosty 5K was created to raise funds for First United Methodist Church’s Ecumenical Honduras Medical/Dental Mission trip and the Mission Frankfort Clinic. Participants, runners and walkers alike, will have a blast running or walking this entertaining 3.1 miles at Lakeview Park. Come dressed in your favorite Frosty or festive holiday attire and be eligible for the Best Costume Award – both individual (adult & youth) and team awards will be given! You’ll also have a chance to share your wish list with Santa and snap a picture or two, listen to the holiday music throughout the course, sip some steamy hot chocolate, win custom age group awards and hear how your registration fees and donations help those near and far receive much needed medical and dental care.

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2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 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 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Kentucky State University Concert Choir, at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele Street

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South Frankfort Presbyterian Church (SFPC) & Kentucky State University (KSU) invite you to enjoy the nationally award winning KSU Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Keith McCutchen, 4 PM, Sun., Dec. 4, Church Sanctuary, 224 Steele St., Frankfort.

The concert, free to everyone, will be followed by a reception with refreshments, sponsored by the Presbyterian Women, in the Fellowship Hall.
Info: SFPC Worship Chair, Carol Banks, 502.695.1490 mobile, 502.227.0632 land line, e-mail: Parsonsca2000@gmail.com. KSU Choir info: Dr. McCutchen, 502.597.6597, e-mail keith.mccutchens@kysu.edu.

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4:30 – 6:00 pm – Youth Christmas Painting, at IPotter, Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, 112 N Main St, Versailles

The WCPCUSA youth group will be painting Christmas plates for our December 11th caroling event for Pisgah and VPC shut-ins. Come out and spend the afternoon with us and this fun project!

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Monday, December 5, 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.

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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Buffalo chicken fajita $9.99, lime margarita $2.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Yoga Basics, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Beginner/Intermediate Yoga, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Power Flow Vinyasa Yoga, 6:40 – 7:40 pm.  306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Bike Night, on St. Clair, Frankfort

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6:00 – 8:00 pm – Minecraft Monday, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Every Monday, the cafe has a dinner special, designed by Chef Annie, for the entire family. Minecrafters of all ages connect to the Coffeetree server and play together! Info HERE

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6:30 – 8:30 pm – Prevent Child Abuse and Internet Safety Class for Parents, at the Frankfort Police Department, 300 West Second Street

In today’s internet age, isn’t it important to protect your kids from internet predators? THIS is a great class and it is FREE! This class is facilitated by the Frankfort Police Department. Contact Marie Allen to register at mallen@frankfort.ky.gov. #ProtectYourKids #InternetSafety#KnowledgeIsPower #FreeClass

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Server Industry Night and Happy hour all night! Grill now open! 5:00 – 9:00 pm, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Tuesday, December 6, 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.

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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

Admission

(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

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Frankfort Chamber Business at Noon Luncheon with the Internal Revenue Service, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join the Frankfort Area Chamber as we hear from Alison Broady IRS Stakeholder Liaison, Communications & Stakeholder Outreach SB/SE Mid-South Area for the Internal Revenue Service. Alison will share her insights on new regulations and answer your business questions.

Cost the attend is $15 per person and reservations are required.

Aerial View of Frankfort from Drone

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Core Yoga, 12:10 – 12:50 pm, Tai Chi, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Children’s Yoga, 5:00 – 5:50 pm, Gentle Basics Lionflow Yoga, 5:15 – 5:50 pm, Flow One Intermediate Lionflow/Vinyasa Yoga, 6:00 – 7:15 pm.  306 W Main St., Third Floor. Info:  www.frankfortyoga.com

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.

Accessibility

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 – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

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6:30 – 7:30 pm – Weekly Light Stretching & Meditation with Mary Nickles, Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Light Clinic, 306 W Main St., Suite 609. Simple light stretching and group meditation. Beginners and advanced students welcome. Just show up. If you’ve never meditated before, come 10 minutes early and Mary will lead you in a simple meditation practice. 330-4233.

7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

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