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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, November 10th, 2017

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

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Friday, November 10, 2017

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

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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!

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.)                  • 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Santa will be visiting – New Leash on Life Thrift Store (415 W Broadway)
• 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 – 8:00 pm – Pop Up Shop with Torch Firing Demo – Completely Kentucky(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.)                                                                                                                • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Franklin Co Humane Society handing out hot chocolate with marshmallows and Rudolph will be there to greet you – Gibby’s (Broadway)
• 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.

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, drink specials and buffalo chicken fajitas, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

 

 

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.

 

 

4:30 – 10:00 pm – “Meet the West Sixth Farm Farmer, Birch” Featuring: “Sixfold V: Raspberry Sour with Kentucky Raspberries, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Donnie Wright, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Usual Suspects, 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: Usual Suspects
Buffet: $12 per person
Menu: Taco Bar – Steak, Chicken, or Vegetarian options. Salsa, Black Olives, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Onions, and Cheese included as toppings.

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

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Fall Bazaar, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Enjoy food, music and art! Cost $ 8.00 ($9.00 at the door). Price includes chili or vegetable soup, pimento cheese sandwich, drink and a slice of pie from the Smith House. Buy your tickets in advance at the library or from a member of the Friends of the Library.

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.

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.

 

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 – PBR and Cousin Jones, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The group is called PBR, Laura Penn, Rob Barnes, Will Renshaw. PBR plays vocal and instrumental jazz and pop from all eras.

Cousin Jones consists of Dan Atkins, Chris Fallis, Sam McWilliams and Rob Barnes.

The musicians playing this evening will be paying their compensation forward to a program administered by David Goins at The Methodist Church named The Wesley Music Academy that assists community children with the expense of music lessons as well as provision of musical instruments for them!

Tickets are $10

 

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

Live music with LoM with special guest Chris Fallis, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Make your way downtown this Friday to start off the weekend right with the groovy jams of Lions of Mercury. Our good friend, the talented Chris Fallis will open up the night. Enjoy some refreshing cocktails and show us your dance moves. Bring it on!


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