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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, November 9th, 2017

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

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

NOVEMBER 9 – 12, 2017 – The Candlelight Tradition – 2017, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

Commonwealth Credit Union

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37th Annual The Candlelight Tradition

Downtown Frankfort

November 9-12, 2017

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association‘s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Thursday, November 9th
• 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden(Broadway St.)
• 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Historic fishing reel exhibit – Capital City Museum(Ann St.)
• 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House(Washington St.)
• 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro of Frankfort (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay(Broadway St.)
• 4:00 – 8:00 pm – “Winter Wonderland” with Santa & the R.J. Corman “Polar Express” – Commonwealth Credit Union (High St.)
• 4:30 – 8:00 pm – Chili Supper – Church of The Ascension-Episcopal(Washington St.)
• 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Kentucky State University Drumline (CCU on High St. to front of Old Capital on Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Dinner & entertainment – First Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, KY (W. Main St.)                                                                               • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Hot chocolate and cookies – First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky, 216 W Main St,
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Open House – Red Cross (Washington St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Winetasting and special music – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Elements Gymnastics Fundraiser – outside Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Marshmallow roasting – Canoe Kentucky (corner of W. Main St. and St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Burgoo by Russ Kennedy and bourbon barrel aged coffee – Kentucky Knows (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Open House – M.A. Selberts Jewelry Store (St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Open House and Boot Sale – Pages Shoe Repair(Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – “Collections” show – Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art(Lewis St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Pictures with Frosty – Kentucky Harvest House, INC (St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky(Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Holiday History Train display and kids activities – Kentucky History Center – Free
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Historic fishing reel exhibit – Capital City Museum (Ann St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine tastings – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Trolley Rides (free) – W. Main St. & Broadway St.
• 6:00 pm – Capital City Chorale and the First United Methodist Church Frankfort Adult Handbells – The Lancaster at St. Clair (St. Clair St. & Wapping St.)
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Horse carriage rides (pick up at corner of Broadway St. and Ann St., on side of First Christian Church)
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Open House – Free Grace Bible Church (Bridge St.)
• 6:30 – 8:30 pm – “Merry Christmas, Y’all” book signing – Poor Richard’s Books (Broadway St.)
• 7:00 pm – Welcome & tree lighting (Old State Capitol lawn)
• Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Friday, November 10th
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Historic fishing reel exhibit – Capital City Museum (Ann St.)
• 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
• 10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
• 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay(Broadway St.)
• 4:30 – 8:00 pm – Chili Supper – Church of The Ascension-Episcopal(Washington St.)
• 5:00 – sellout – Bean Soup Supper – First Christian Church Frankfort (Ann St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Visit with Santa – First Christian Church Frankfort – (Ann St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Marshmallow roasting – Canoe KY (corner of W. Main St. and St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Burgoo by Russ Kennedy and bourbon barrel aged coffee – Kentucky Knows (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky(Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Open House – M.A. Selberts Jewelry Store (St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Pictures with Frosty – Kentucky Harvest House, INC (St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 – Holiday History Train display – Kentucky History Center – adults $8, kids $6 (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine tastings – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Trolley Rides (free) – Main St. & Broadway St.
• 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Nativity/Petting Zoo – First Baptist Church at the Singing Bridge (St. Clair St.)
• 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live music on outside stage – The Lancaster at St. Clair (St. Clair St. & Wapping St.)
• 5:30 pm – sellout – Global Hot Dog Bar & wine tasting – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Open House & Tea Tasting – The Light Clinic, Inc. ~ Classical Chinese Medicine (McClure Building, 6th Floor)
• 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Guided Meditation with Carrie Seay – The Light Clinic (McClure Building, 6th Floor)
• 7:00 – 8 :30 pm – “On Homesickness: A Plea” book signing – Poor Richard’s Books (Broadway St.)
• 7:30 pm – Will Renshaw & The PBR Trio – $10 – Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY (St. Clair St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – “Collections” show – Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art(Lewis St.)
• Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Saturday, November 11th 
• 5:30 am – 3:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
• 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmers Market (Main Entrance/Boat Dock part of River View Park)
• 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Kid’s Day at the Farmer’s Market (Main Entrance/Boat Dock part of River View Park)
• 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
• 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
• 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday History Train display – Kentucky History Center – adults $8, kids $6 (Broadway St.)
• 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay (Broadway St.)
• 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
• 2:00 pm – Polar Express Pajama Party with Santa – Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY – $3 (St. Clair St.)
• 2:00 pm – Wreath design workshop – Simply Garden – $20, must pre-register (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 8:00 pm – 3 special drinks & appetizers for Cocktail Stroll with holiday music – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky (Broadway St.)
• 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Marshmallow roasting – Canoe KY (corner of W. Main St. and St. Clair St.)
• Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores
• 5:00 – 10:00 pm – Cocktail Stroll (15+ downtown restaurants/shops)

Sunday, November 12th
• 12:00 – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro of Frankfort (W. Main St.)
• 12:00 – 10:00 pm – Soft Opening – Little City Market (St. Clair St.)
• 2:00 pm – Casablanca – The Grand Theatre – $8 (St. Clair St.)
• 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Steampunk Tweed (bicycle) Ride (front of Old State Capitol)
• 3:00 pm – Capital City Community Band – First United Methodist Church Frankfort (Washington St.)
• Until 5:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

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.

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Franklin County Farmer’s Marketat River View Park. www.franklincountyfarmersmarket.org

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

9:45 am – 1:00 pm – Senior Living Progressive Tour, at the Franklin County Senior Activity Center, 202 Medical Heights Dr

November 9, 9:45 a.m.
Time of tour: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: Free

You and your loved one are invited to explore the fine amenities and services available in senior living in the Frankfort area. Also, you’ll learn the differences between independent living, assisted living and personal care to help you make the best decision for your unique care needs.

Tour will begin and end at the Franklin County Senior Activity Center, located at 202 Medical Heights Dr., in Frankfort.

Tour Stops:
Franklin County Senior Activity Center
Frankfort Elder Law
Hometown Manor Assisted Living
Ashwood Senior Independent Living
Morning Pointe of Frankfort Personal Care

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served at each stop.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 6, to Elder Law Attorney at (502) 219-7371.

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 – Storytime, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join Ms. Susan to enjoy great books & fun activities. For preschoolers and their caregivers. All are welcome.

Kids eat FREE with 2 adult meal purchases. Live music featuring Chris Fallis, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

12:00 pm – Little City Market Soft Opening, at Little City Market, 314 St Clair St

The Little City Market will have their soft opening! Come check out some of our home decor items and many other local vendors!!

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 – 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 www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Poke Club,  at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Grades 3-12! Join us for Poke Club! Play, battle, and create with us as we celebrate everything Pokemon. Feel free to bring your own cards and devices if you would like to trade or battle. Registration is required. Register @ www.pspl.org

4:30 – 10:00 pm – “Tap Take Over & Glassware Giveaway” Featuring: IPA, Cocoa Porter, Amber, Pennyrile Pale Ale, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

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

 

 

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

Trivia begins @ 6:30pm with prizes awarded to first and second place teams. Play by yourself or with your friends!
$4.99 fresh squeezed margaritas during game play.

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

House DJ music, Ladies Night, and $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.


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