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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, October 27th, 2017

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

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Friday, October 27, 2017

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.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center, 1 Sportsman’s Lane

Daily Admission:

Adult – $5.00

Youth (5 to 18) – $3.00

Children 4 and under – Free

Scheduled school groups and chaperones –  $3.00 (age 5 and older)

Visit their full website HERE

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.

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 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: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
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 – 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!

This month, Debby Angel will be joining us as our guest instructor.

Live music with Chris Fallis, drink specials and buffalo chicken fajitas, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

1:30 – 3:30 pm – Community Rapid Response, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Get help finding a job, learn about unemployment insurance, training programs, resume help, etc. Contact Heather Mullins at 859-292-2618 or heather.mullins@ky.gov

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Tour, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, 502.227.2560

Guided tours start at Liberty Hall at 1:30 pm (Monday – Saturday). Tour begins at Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St. Admission: $6 for adults; $3 for youth (15-18); Free for children 5 and under. Free for Friends of Liberty Hall.

Kentucky Made: Decorative Arts from the Liberty Hall Collection – Ongoing

sugar chestFeaturing some of the finest examples of Kentucky-made pieces from the Liberty Hall collection, this exhibit explores the social and cultural landscape of 19th-century Kentucky through the work of silversmiths, weavers, furniture makers, and . Some of the artists represented include: Asa Blanchard, Matthew Harris Jouett, Oliver Frazer, and Paul Sawyier. Located on the 2nd Floor of Liberty Hall, the exhibit is only viewed through a guided tour.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – Frankfort Youth Ballet Halloween Boo Bash, at Whites Anna Law Office, 327 Logan St

Halloween Boo Bash hosted by Frankfort Youth Ballet

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Josh Logan, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Every Friday Jeptha Creed Distillery will be jammin’ with great live music playing on the patio, local food trucks available, and craft cocktails at the bar! Music will be from 6-9pm. Food trucks will be available from 5-9pm. The bar will be open until 10pm.

Musician: Josh Logan
Food Trucks: Four Moore’s and Sweet and Savory Food Truck

*Musicians will be performing on the patio. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Buckmeadow Farm Fest, at Buckmeadow Farms, 1323 Ninevah Rd, Lawrenceburg

Buckmeadow Farm Fest offers a variety of wholesome, fall fun for the entire family. The farm is located in Lawrenceburg, only about 10 minutes from downtown! Bring the whole family out to enjoy the Corn Maze and Kiddie Corn Maze, Hayride to the pumpkin patch (A u-pick pumpkin is included with Admission), Petting Zoo, Cotton Pit, Straw Mountain with Slides, Corn Pit, Kid’s Ninja Warrior Course, Trike Track, Mini Straw Maze and Corn Hole. Extras include the Corn Cannon, Concessions and Fall Decorations. Follow us each week for Special Activities to be added such as Pony Rides, Face Painting and Pumpkin Painting! Hope to see everyone out!

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.

5:30 – 8:30 pm – Fall Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, and 10

Dancer Fee

Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Send Payment to: CCHDM
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
minimum deposit of $20 required for registration. Balance due once dance starts. Registration deadline – Aug 30.

*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.

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

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Howl-O-Wine Pawty Fundraiser, at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, 975 Frankfort Rd, Lawrenceburg

Hosted by LIFE House for Animals

Bring your dog to this Paws-a-tively wonderful night of tricks for treats! Wine; Staxx BBQ; silent auction, door prizes and live music by Gabe McNeil. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Pet and People Costumes. All Costumed dogs receive a treat! Smile for Howl-O-Wine pictures in our pet photo booth! Dogs of any age are welcome; however, humans must be 21 or older.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Guy Lee, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

6:00 – 10 :00 pm – The Market OctoberSt. Clair Street, Downtown Frankfort

The Market is a pop-up, open air makers-market located along historic St. Clair Street in Frankfort, KY. Presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge, The Market is held the last Friday (except holidays) of each month from June through November from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. While primarily serving as a platform for Frankfort community businesses, local artists, and nonprofits, The Market attempts to highlight the many talented and creative people in our community in a new and unique event format.

To make The Market possible, St. Clair Street from Main to Broadway will be temporarily closed to traffic. The Street will be lined with vendor booths, and the streetscape transformed. Vendors are asked to join us and sell their creations with preference given to local businesses. Additionally, a biergarten will be set up for patrons to enjoy on the street. Music from local and regional bands will complete each event.

While a fundraiser for the Odd Fellows Capital Lodge of Frankfort, the Makers Market is intended as a forum for community development. One tenant of Odd Fellowship is to “elevate the character of mankind” and we hope The Market helps build a stronger and more vibrant community. Please contact us for more information about The Market as we work to develop each event. Each event is free and open to the public. We hope o see you at the next Market.

Join us for a fun filled evening complete with crafts, food, and beer, the last Friday of each month June – November. We hope to see you for the next Market, June 30, 6-10pm.

Download The Market Info HERE

Want to be a vendor at “The Market” in Downtown Frankfort?

Download The Market Application HERE

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Wine and Canvas at Equus Run Vineyards, at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

It’s a painting party at Equus Run Vineyards!

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Sip & Savor Friday, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Open Mic with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

This is your opportunity to take the stage and play that song you have been working on in front of a live audience. Sing, pick, play originals, or cover tunes, whatever you’d like. Singer/Songwriter Ross Donaldson will be providing encouragement and playing a few of his own original songs.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen designed specifically to go with our award winning wines.

Great Wine, Cold Beer, Delicious Food, and Good Friends.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Kid’s Candy Laboratory – A Halloween Event, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street


Science mixed with candy, is there a more fun combination!?! This amazing Halloween event is not only yummy but also interactive. Kids participate in themed interactive stations and get to make their own candy to take home. Stations include: Dino-World, Build Your Own Ice Cream Bar, Girl Power, Retro (70s and 80s), I Dare You (spicy, gross, sour, slime etc.), Eat My Bubbles, and TV Mania! Additional spaces include a kids friendly Signature Beverage Bar (signature drinks are an additional fee, lemonade and water will be provided for no additional charge), and Dance mania station!

Get tickets HERE

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Disturbia At The Distillery: Evening #1, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

It’s a night of dinner, drams and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During your dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out “who did it!” In between acts, enjoy a tasting with our award-winning products.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. Costumes encouraged. $65 per person.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 5th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Black Cat Chase 5K, at the Old State Capitol, 300 West Broadway

The Black Cat Chase 5K Fun Run/Walk is one of the regions most popular and entertaining races. This traditional race is filled with fun and excitement for both the race participants and spectators! With the Halloween themed festivities, such as costumes, Halloween music and more; this is a great event for the entire family.

Whether you choose to participate by yourself, with a friend or spouse, school or work group, or with the whole family, the Black Cat Chase 5K will be sure to deliver high quality entertainment for everyone involved!

Sign up 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 or click HERE to check availability.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Live Music Every Friday!, at Harvest Coffee & Cafe, 524 Main St, Shelbyville

LIVE MUSIC weekly from LOCAL artists!

7:30 pm – 12:00 am – The Haunted Trail, at the Owen County Fair Grounds

The Haunted Trail – Second Wave – benefitting Owen County Project Graduation

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

Halloween Party and live music with Yellow Dye #5, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

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