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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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

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Thursday, December 8, 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 – 4:00 pm – Santa Claus for Paws, at Versailles Kroger Marketplace, 212 Kroger Way, Versailles

Take a Wish List and pick up a little something extra for a homeless pet while you shop! You can help make their holidays a little brighter.

For three days, volunteers will be collecting donations of much-needed supplies for the pets of the Woodford Humane Society, from treats and toys to cleaning supplies.

Special Thanks:
– Kevin Griffith and Amber Jett, Santa Claus for Paws founders
PODS Lexington, KY for donating a POD container to store the donations during the drive
– Kroger
– Petco


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 – 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


(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

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Homeschool Program, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

This is the second of a series of monthly hands on programs for home schoolers. Have fun learning how to make Christmas ornaments of the past using cinnmon, pinecones and buttons.


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

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Reading Rebels Book Club, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Come share book recommendations and enjoy pizza with your friends, old and new. For readers entering grade 5 and up!


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

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

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 – 7:00 pm – Music by the Fireplace – Piano, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Community members of all ages are welcomed to sign up to play Christmas music on the piano for 10 minutes or to just drop in to sit by the fireplace and listen.

While here, kids can drop in to build their very own gingerbread house to take home. Allow 45 minutes to make.

The Owen County High School art students will also have various art pieces on display and for purchase.


5:00 – 7:00 pm – High School Art Exhibit, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Stop by the library to enjoy holiday music by the fire and check out the art on display from the Owen County High school art students. Come out and support our students.


5:00 – 7:00 pm – Gingerbread Houses, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Bring the whole family in to make your own gingerbread house. Allow 45 minutes to make a really good one! Show us your artistic skills! While here, enjoy holiday music by the fireplace as well as art on display from the high school art students.



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.


6:00 – 9:00 pm – KY Cattlemen’s Assoc. Annual Meeting and Dinner, at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Service, 265 Ellis Rd, Owenton

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 502-484-5703


6:30 – 7:30 pm – OCPL Holiday Hangout, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Come for some fun Holiday Hangout time with the library. The Painted Lady will be on hand for free face painting courtesy of OCPL!
*flyer to come!


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

Bourbon on Main

7:00 pm – “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Presented by the FHS Drama Club, at Frankfort High School’s Karen Kimmel Hatter Theatre, 328 Shelby St. Performances continue on Friday and Saturday, 7:00 pm as well as Sunday, 3:00 pm. No advance tickets will be sold. Admission: $8/general admission, $4/students and senior citizens.


7:00 – 8:00 pm – Destress Yoga, at the Midway Multicultural & International Affairs, Library 102, 512 E Stephens St, Midway

Yoga: what better way to destress? Enjoy a peaceful yoga hour-long practice for beginners taught by our very own Professor Cassandra Smith, a certified yoga instructor. Wear comfy clothes you can move in. Bring a mat if you have one, but we will have extras if you do not. See you there! Namaste!


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 – 9:00 pm – Dance It Out!,  at the Midway Multicultural & International Affairs, Library 102, 512 E Stephens St, Midway

Got stress? Dance it out! Jose Coronado and Nate Patterson will be spinning some hits in the Nest from 9:00pm-11:00pm. Come on out and get down!




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

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The Kentucky Historical Society

“Made By History”