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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, December 16th, 2016

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

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Friday, December 16, 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.

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

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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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 – Tim Hinde, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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6:00 – 8:00 pm – Santa at the Distillery, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly Old Saint Nick. December 9-10 and December 16-17, 6:00-8:00 pm at Buffalo Trace Distillery, Visitor Center. Complimentary.

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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 or click HERE to check availability.

7:00 pm – 7:00 am – Homeless Awareness Night 2016, hosted by First Christian Church, 316 Ann St, Frankfort

For the 4th year in a row our troop will be sleeping on the sidewalk to raise awareness for homeless adults and children. We will be collecting items and monetary donations to support both the Access Soup Kitchen (adults) and the Franklin Co. Resource Center (youth).

Immediate need items:

Franklin Co. Resource Center:

* FLEECE BLANKETS (type at Walmart for $2.50-$3) desperate need for these blankets
* Sweatshirts
* Hoodies
* Fleece Pullovers
* Gym shorts (desperately needed for their PE classes).
* Silky type sweatpants
* Socks
* Gloves
* Winter Hats
All sizes needed for elementary thru HS senior aged boys & girls.

Access Soup Kitchen:
(info forthcoming)

We appreciate ANY type of donation for this worthy cause.

Please call 502-545-2498 for more information.

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Live music featuring Road Side Alley, any flavored margarita, $3.99. Gift cards available!, 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

9:00 pm – FUZZBOXX, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S

Country & Southern Rock!
$5 cover
21 and older

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9:00 pm – 2:00 am – Rumpke Mountain Boys, $12 tickets at the door until sold out, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.


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