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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


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.

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Frankfort Volunteer Training, at Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, 663 Teton Trl

Full training for anyone interested in volunteering with our Bluegrass Hospice Care’s Frankfort Office, which serves Franklin, Anderson, Owen and Woodford counties. Advance registration is preferred.

https://give.bgcarenav.org/volunteer-training-registration

4:00 – 6:00 pm – 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Unique crafts and gifts, food, Country Boy tap takeover and Star 103.7 live drop for “The Fugitive” must be present to get the clue. So come out and sip and shop!!

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

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

Bring the entire family to make gingerbread houses. Drop by between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. allowing 45 minutes to make an awesome creation!

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Music by the Fireplace, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

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

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Yoga for those 50+, at Bridgeport Center for Wellness Education, 555 Bridgeport Road

Yoga that will rejuvenate the body and mind. All ability levels are welcome.

Relieve stress and soreness, get flexible, build more muscle, promote weight loss, calm the mind, prevent injuries, improve balance, increase mobility, and improve focus.

Price for the class is $10.00. If you have a mat bring it and water.

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Uncorked and Glazed Over-A wine and Pottery painting event, at Rising Sons Home Farm Winery, 975 Frankfort Rd, Lawrenceburg

Join Elements Clay Studio and Rising Sons Winery for a fun night of Pottery Painting and wine. Event takes place on DEC. 7TH 6pm at Rising Sons Winery (975 Frankfort rd, Lawrenceburg, KY) Get your guy and girlfriends together and come get creative with us. Elements brings several pottery pieces for you to choose from along with design ideas. Tickets are $40pp. Included in ticket price is one awesome piece of pottery, materials and firing to complete your project. Also included is a glass of wine and light appetizers Tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Space is limited so hurry and get yours. Need Help? Call Elements @ 502-357-0093

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Euchre Night, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Join us for Euchre Night. What could be better than a night of cards, award winning wine, cold beer, tasty snacks, and good friends.

No reason to bring a partner, because we will be swapping teammates each game.

We may even have some prizes for the winners of this friendly competition.

We will also have delicious Cheese Boards prepared by Chef Craig if you need a bite to eat.

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

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Music Together Free Demo, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Discover the joy of making Music Together with your family. Contact the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort to register for this FREE demo class and see for yourself how much fun a typical class really is! Come sing, dance, play, and jam with your child. Winter semester registration opens December 1st.

 

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

7:30 – 8:30 pm – Vinyasa Flow, at Fitness Firm, 1005 Parkview Ct, Lawrenceburg

For those looking to improve physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus. Heartwarming yoga to alleviate stress and restore health.

Yoga will help you – reduce your risk for injury, reduce stress, increase your concentration, loose weight, understand the mind and body connection, gain strength and stamina, improve balance and stability, improve posture, develop body awareness, and feel amazing.

The drop in price for this class is $5.00. Please bring a mat if you have one. You do not have to be a member of the gym to attend. Love and light my friends.

7:30 – 9:30 pm – Movie – Loving Vincent, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist’s final letter to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sure-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armond becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armond digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent’s troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future. $8

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

 


Friday, December 8, 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.

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.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Rockin’ Around the Museum, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Music is an important part of the holiday season. Your Little Historian will explore different instruments Kentucky families use during the holiday season and compare their musical traditions to those of people from other cultures. They also will create an instrument of their own. Activities will help develop listening skills, compare and contrasting skills, critical thinking skills, sensorimotor skills and fine motor skills.

Ideal for ages 3-5.

$10 for first student with an additional $5 per additional student; $5 per child for members.

Registration Required. Space is limited. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

 

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

12:00 – 1:00 pm – Christmas Tea, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson St

Start the holiday season with a relaxing luncheon tea catered by Fork, Knife and Spoon in the historic Orlando Brown House. The event begins with a cup of bourbon-laced egg nog inspired by a 200-year-old Frankfort recipe, followed by tea sandwiches, scones, seasonal desserts, and Liberty Hall’s black currant tea. A discount in the museum store and a chance to win a door prize complete the event. Orlando Brown House, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. $30 per person. Reservations required by calling (502) 227-2560 by December 6, 2017.

 

2:00 – 2:30 pm – Holiday Gift Card Raffle Drawing, at Special Olympics Kentucky, 105 Lakeview Ct

One of Special Olympics Kentucky’s most popular fundraisers is back just in time for the Holiday season! The SOKY Holiday Gift Card raffle returns to give you the opportunity to boost your Holiday buying power. This year you can win our biggest prize package to date, valued at $3,750. It includes gift cards from some of everyone’s favorite holiday shopping and dining locations, and more.

Tickets are once again just $10 each and can be purchased on-line now, at Special Olympics Kentucky events, or from Special Olympics or Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers. See all raffle rules.

We’ll draw the winning ticket at 2 pm on Friday, December 8 at the Special Olympics Kentucky state office in Frankfort, just in time for you to have the cards ahead of the holiday season.

If you would like to purchase or help sell tickets this year or if you need more information about the SOKY Holiday Gift Card Raffle, contact Malcolm Bailey at 502-695-8222 or mbailey@soky.org.

To purchase tickets, click HERE

 

3:00 – 6:00 pm – Midway Branch Library Holiday Open House, at the Woodford County Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Families) Drop in any time between 3 and 6pm and make a gingerbread house. Light refreshments will be served and children from Northside Elementary School will be here to perform a few musical numbers. No sign up necessary.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine-Tasting and Fundraising, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Come sample delicious wines selected by Capital Cellars’ Rachel Peake for this occasion – an opportunity to raise awareness of the Kings Center and kick off our Good Giving Challenge Annual Fundraiser! Come join us for fundraising and fun! We’ll have a tip jar or you can donate early athttps://www.bggives.org/kingscenter

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Visit Santa at The Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick on December 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th in the Visitor Center from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

 

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

Join Brian Franks and Chuck Brisbin at Elk Creek!
Great Music – Delicious Food- Wonderful Wine – Cold Drink

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

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

Every Friday Jeptha Creed Distillery will be jammin’ with great live music playing in the clubhouse, buffet available, and craft cocktails at the bar! Music will be from 6-9pm. Buffet will be available from 5-9pm. The bar will be open until 10pm.

Musician: Lewis Mathis Music

Buffet – $12
Chicken Bow Tie Pasta or Vegan Pasta w/ Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread

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

 

5:30 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 – 8:30 pm – Ashley Smith, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

Ashley is a hometown favorite. She’s become quite popular opening for Aaron Lewis, Olivia Henken, Joe Nichols and more. You can find her music on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Ashley will be releasing a Christmas special soon.

 

 

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Mike Archer, 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.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy the rich, decadent combination of Verona Vineyards award winning wines paired with a variety of gourmet chocolates at the recommendation of Chocolatier Dawn Woods.

Cost: $7.00

Includes a tasting of four Verona vineyards wines and samples of chocolate to go with each.

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.

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.

 

6:30 – 9:30 pm – The Most Wonderful Crime of the Year, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Silver bells are ringing at this seasonal stand up performance, but the jolly jokester gets upstaged by an event far worse than bad holiday comedy: a murder! With humbug hovering over the holiday, it is up to the unamused audience to unravel the mystery of whodunnit like last year’s tacky knitted holiday sweater. While murder is making the night not-so-merry-and-bright, you must gather information, bribe your guests for clues, and solve the crime before this comedy act becomes a tragedy!

Find your most festive holiday clothes to make this event a colorful spectacle as you seek to solve the crime! Ugly sweaters, garb gifted from the in-laws fit only for the back of the closet, and garish color clashes will be all the rage at this event.

Tickets are $50 and include a full course dinner.
RSVP by December 7, Must be 21 years of age

For more information follow the link below:
https://www.grimprov.com/themes/most-wonderful-crime-of-the-year.html

To order your ticket visit equusrunvineyards.com or call us @ 859-846-9463

7:00 pm Frankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

FRANKFORT CHRISTMAS PARADE
THEME: SAVING CHRISTMAS!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 @ 7PM

Inclement Weather date is Friday, December 15. Cancellations will be announced/texted/emailed/posted by Noon the day of.

ROUTE:

The parade will step off onto High Street to Capital Avenue and end at the capitol building. Parade floats/vehicles will go around Capital Ave Circle, and disband at E State St, where police will direct away from Capital Ave. No traffic will be allowed back on to Capital Ave after disbanded.

LINEUP:

Lineup is first come, first serve at 5p.m. in the Department of Revenue parking lot. Marching band and walking units will line up in the CCU parking lot. Look for attendants who will assist you.

PRIZE:

1st ($1,000), 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250)
Judging will take place at review stand. If for-profit, prize money will be awarded to the charity of your choice.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US:

frankfortparade@gmail.com
(502)875-1130

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 – 9:00 pm – Country Line Dancing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, grab a glass of wine, pull on your boots and let’s boogie. Join us for a night of country line dancing and award winning wine. No cover!

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.

 

 

 

7:30 – 9:30 pm Movie – Loving Vincent, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A year after the death of the artist, Vincent van Gogh, Postman Roulin gets his slacker son, Armand, to hand deliver the artist’s final letter to his now late brother, Theo, to some worthy recipient after multiple failed postal delivery attempts. Although disdainful of this seemingly pointless chore, Armand travels to Auvers-sure-Oise where a purported close companion to Vincent, Dr. Gachet, lives. Having to wait until the doctor returns from business, Armand meets many of the people of that village who not only knew Vincent, but were apparently also models and inspirations for his art. In doing so, Armond becomes increasingly fascinated in the psyche and fate of Van Gogh as numerous suspicious details fail to add up. However, as Armond digs further, he comes to realize that Vincent’s troubled life is as much a matter of interpretation as his paintings and there are no easy answers for a man whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future. $8

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

9:00 pm- 1:00 am – Live music with Vanguard & 5150, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

 


Saturday, December 9, 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 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater. Hosted by the Light Clinic, More info: www.thelightclinic.org or call 330-4233.

 

 

 

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.

 

9:30 – 11:00 am Breakfast with a Book: Payne Hollow, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Payne Hollow by Harlan Hubbard

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.

 

 

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

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

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: $8 | Youth (6-18): $6 | Veterans: $6
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

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10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Self Defense for Runners, at Small Batch Cyclery, 835 Louisville Rd

This will be a basic Krav Maga class geared towards runners and what you need to know to keep yourself safe and if the unthinkable happens, techniques to defend yourself and get away from an attacker. This session is for men and women and is limited to 10 participants. The cost will be $35 and it is first come, first serve! Please e-mail forwordrunning@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

10:30 am – 12:30 pm – Stained glass ornament class, at Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court Street, Lawrenceburg

Awesome stained glass artist Lee Roher will guide participants in this fun and relaxing ‘sip and stained glass’ class to create a one-of-a-kind ornament to keep or give as a gift for the holidays. Class cost is $45 – reserve your spots now at (502) 353-4238. PLEASE NOTE: Spaces have sold out for this 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. class, but another class has been added 12/9 at 3 p.m.

 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Santa Trains!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum!

Six trains will be available this year! On Saturday the 9th and the 16th, we’ll have trains at 11 am and 2 pm. On Sundays, the 11th and 18th, we’ll have only the 2 pm train.

Once the train pulls out of the station for a two hour train ride, Santa visits with every child. Our Conductors and Car Hosts will help you pass the time while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf. Enjoy singing carols, watching the winter countryside or just relaxing with your family. At the end of the ride, there are candy canes for everyone before Santa gives his final farewell.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer restrooms onboard the train.

You may purchase tickets online. The larger your party is, please arrive earlier, such as 10:15 for the morning trains, or 1:15 for the afternoon trains. It will be easier to seat you together if you board early.

Santa Trains will not feature a stop at our Kentucky River Overlook. We won’t be viewing the river.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Pet Photos with Santa, at Pet Valu-Frankfort, Parkside Shopping Center

Join us at Pet Valu Frankfort (Parkside Shopping Center) on Saturday, December 9, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for Photos with Santa!

For more information, please call 502-695-3100!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Holiday Market at the Farmer’s Market, at River View Park, 404 Wilkinson Blvd. Farmers and guest vendors will be under the Market Pavilion at River View Park with holiday greenery, locally made gifts, produce, baked goods, meats and more. More information HERE.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Build A Santa, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway

If you missed Our Build A Santa Candle holder activity last week, we are going to offer it one more time. We had so much fun, we thought we’d do it again this Saturday.
It takes about an hour a half to make and paint a Santa . You can come in any time between 11 and 3. If you have a group of 5 or more give us a call and we’ll schedule you and make sure we have the space for everyone.

The cost is $20 per Santa. Feel free to call if you have any questions. 502-695-7713

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Truck Painting All Day Parties, at White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St

Exciting things happening at White Cat Studio!

For those who are loving the truck painting:

December 9 I’ll be offering three painting classes: 11-2pm, 3-6pm, 6-9pm $40/ person
10 seats in each class

Let us know when you plan to come! And always invite your friends!

 

12:00 – 3:00 pm – Open Studio Paint Party, at Marjorie Duncan Doneghy Willis, 317 E. Third St

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Ultimate Wine Tasting, at Elk Creek Vineyards, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

Saturday, December 9th 2017 @ 2pm – 4pm

Join the Wine-Maker/Owner in the Wine Cellar and enjoy tasting the complete Elk Creek catalog of wines paired with cheese and crackers followed by a winery tour at 4pm.

Visit our website to reserve your spot today:
http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/winery-events

2:00 – 5:00 pm – Prancing for Piper Fun Run/Walk 5K, at River View Walk

Help provide service training for Piper.

Emma Rutledge has been diagnosed with EDS (Ehlers-Disease Syndrome), as well as 2 other debilitating diseases. EDS affects her muscles, connective tissues and joints. Emma has been receiving care from the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and is now visiting the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital on a routine basis to help her as she lives with the complications caused by these rare diseases. A service dog has been recommended by her physicians to help her in this process; however, the cost of having her dog trained is extremely expensive. Help us provide her with this much needed care by supporting the Prancing for Piper 5k.

Event includes: Free pictures with Santa & the Nutcracker Ballet, WHHS Dance Team Performance, Free Food & Drinks, trophies for every age category.

Can’t attend the event? No problem, you can still help by purchasing an awesome Prancing for Piper long sleeve tee!! All 100% of the proceeds go to training Piper to help Emma live a better life. Shirts will be available prior to the event @ WHHS for pickup. We love you & thank you for your support!!

This event wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors!! Thank you Whitaker Bank & Penn Station

3:00 – 5:00 pm – Stained glass ornament class, at Frame Clinic and Art Alley, 100 W. Court Street, Lawrenceburg

Awesome stained glass artist Lee Roher will guide participants in this fun and relaxing ‘sip and stained glass’ class to create a one-of-a-kind ornament to keep or give as a gift for the holidays. Class cost is $45 – reserve your spots now at (502) 353-4238. PLEASE NOTE: Spaces have sold out for this 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. class, but another class has been added 12/9 at 3 p.m.

3:00 – 6:00 pm – Kid’s Wreath Making Class, at Little City Market, 314 St Clair St

This class will be taught by 10-year-old entrepreneur Kendra! She makes delightful wreaths and can teach you or your child to make your own! $5/per person and supplies will be provided! Hot glue guns may be used so we prefer children be accompanied by adults for this event!

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Dom Wier, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

5:00 pm – 7:30 pmA Wizarding Christmas Extravaganza, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

A “Wizarding Christmas Extravaganza” occurs in December on 12/15 – 12/17 and 12/22-12/23 and 12/29 – 12/31. Purchase tickets now.

This event is for families and fans who enjoy fantasizing about wizards, magic, and enchantment. A “Sorting” ceremony, a wand making station, a potion station, our trolley cart, wizard interaction, and an enchanting dinner, are all part of this magical holiday treat.

The event is held at The Lancaster at St. Clair in Frankfort, KY.  – CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


 

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Small Habit returns to Elk Creek, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Small Habit is back bringing our unique brand of music and fun! Dance and sing along to your favorite hits, acoustic style

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Taylor Henry, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Taylor Henry will be performing on Saturday, December 9th from 5:00-8:00

Chef Craig will be serving a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared specifically to go with our award winning wines

 

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jaques Art Studio & Jr. Pop Up, at White Cat Studio, St. Clair

The Jaques Art Studio kids will have their Pop Up Shop set up to sell their Magical Creations. (Before and after the Parade)

Wands- Fairy Dust Necklaces- Elf Ear Cuffs – Plushies and More
All for $5

They are saving money for their trip to New York City.

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Visit Santa at The Distillery, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nick on December 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th in the Visitor Center from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – 12th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Dr

The Frankfort YMCA is proud to be hosting its 12th annual YMCA Christmas Ball.  The Ball is an outstanding event that is designated for individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs.  This creates opportunities for positive interactions through a quality event.  At the YMCA, we strive to provide fun and exciting programs and events for our community.  Providing an event such as this is only the tip of the iceberg of what our YMCA offers.  Each year this event gets bigger and better than the year before.  Last year brought in a new record of nearly 800 people in attendance.  This year, we are setting our sights even higher at 900 participants!

What to expect?
Music and Dancing
Arts and Crafts
King and Queen Award
Games and Prizes
Photos with Santa
Snacks and Beverages
Optional meal*
And More!

*Johnny Carino’s will be catering the event at no cost; however, a $3 donation is suggested, but not required!

Admission is FREE event thanks to all our sponsors; however, we gladly accept any donations!

Email Brent Wallace or call at 502-875-9276 x.102 for more information, or to sponsor, donate, volunteer or participate!

Get tickets HERE

6:00 – 11:30 pm – DJ Dance Party to support JSP, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway St

Join us for a spectacular night of dancing at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe featuring DJ Hi-Definition

Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6-11:30pm.

This is a family friendly FUNdraiser to support JSP in the GoodGiving Challenge!!

Donations accepted at the door.

Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe will donate 10% of all food and drink sales to JSP!

Completely Kentucky will be OPEN LATE, just for you and will donate 10% of all sales after 6pm to JSP too!

EAT, DRINK, SHOP, DANCE, DONATE & BE MERRY!!

Featuring:
DJ Hi-Definition spinning some old school hip hop beats (7-11pm)

Laser Light Show & Dancin’

Specialty Cocktails

Kids’ Activities in the Old Capitol Meeting Room (upper level of Completely Kentucky)

Laptops for on site donations

Bring a friend, wear your dancin’ shoes!

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.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.Bourbon on Main

 

Live music with Brothers from Another Mother, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

8:30 pm – 1:30 am – Hicktown Romeo, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Come on out for our next show at Bourbon Street on Main! Guaranteed to be a good time!


Sunday, December 10, 2017

 

11:00 am – 8:00 pm – Pollo Bandido, 225 W Main Street. Have you tried our newest downtown venue open on Sundays? Pollo Bandido is open on Sundays from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm….and they deliver! More info HERE

12:30 – 4:00 pm – Santa Trains!, at the Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd, Versailles

When snowflakes start to fly in Kentucky, Santa and Mrs. Claus bring Holiday Cheer to the Bluegrass Railroad Museum!

Six trains will be available this year! On Saturday the 9th and the 16th, we’ll have trains at 11 am and 2 pm. On Sundays, the 11th and 18th, we’ll have only the 2 pm train.

Once the train pulls out of the station for a two hour train ride, Santa visits with every child. Our Conductors and Car Hosts will help you pass the time while waiting for your turn with the jolly old elf. Enjoy singing carols, watching the winter countryside or just relaxing with your family. At the end of the ride, there are candy canes for everyone before Santa gives his final farewell.

Unfortunately, we don’t offer restrooms onboard the train.

You may purchase tickets online. The larger your party is, please arrive earlier, such as 10:15 for the morning trains, or 1:15 for the afternoon trains. It will be easier to seat you together if you board early.

Santa Trains will not feature a stop at our Kentucky River Overlook. We won’t be viewing the river.

 

1:00 – 9:00 pm – Sunday Bloody Fun Day, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Relax on your Sunday, grab breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner with new extended hours, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm. Take the edge off with the Specialty Bloody Mary Bar. Info HERE

2:00 pm (preview starts at 12:00 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 12 pm.  Check out photos of their items on Facebook HERE.  Info: (859)743-2472 or on their website HERE.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Classic Film Series. A couple’s attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. $8

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, at the Law Offices of Anna White, 327 Logan Street

Join the Frankfort Youth Ballet for a Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Sunday, December 10, 2017. We promise a fun and delightful time! Christmas story time, ornament decoration, coloring, food, photos and meet the Nutcracker dancers! Admission is $5.00 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door.

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

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Children’s Choir Christmas Program, at Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 480 Duckers Rd, Midway

Join us as our Children’s Choirs present their Christmas Program.


Monday, December 11, 2017

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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Lime margarita, $2.99 at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

3:00 – 6:00 pm – Medicaid Info Session, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Information on Medicaid benefits and incentive programs for 2018. Medicaid Plan representatives will be on site to answer your questions. Open enrollment for KY Medicaid is 10/16/17 – 12/15/17. Dinner will be served.

 

 

 

 

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

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Minecraft Monday, at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Every Monday, the cafe has a dinner special, designed by Chef Annie, for the entire family. Minecrafters of all ages connect to the Coffeetree server and play together! Info HERE

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Monday Yoga At The Bike Shop, at Small Batch Cyclery, 835 Louisville Rd

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Midway Book Club, at Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Adults) The book club will meet to discuss The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. All are welcome. No sign up necessary.

 

 

 

Happy Hour all night and Monday Night Football on big screens, $10 buckets, at Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


Tuesday, December 12, 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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Workshop: Kentucky in the Revolutionary War, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Families will experience what life was like for Revolutionary War soldiers as they muster into the militia and train for action on the “Old Northwest” frontier. They will discover the Kentuckians who defended against British attack, fought the last major battle of the Revolution and advocated for statehood in the new nation.

Best for ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome!

$10 per family – one adult and up to two children. $5 for each additional participant.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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

Admission

(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

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Time Traveler: Sing a long Christmas Carols, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Celebrate the Christmas holidays with caroling and music by the Kentucky Dulcimer Gatherin’! Warm up your singing voice and join us. The more, the merrier! This event will take place at the Owen County Senior Center.

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Bridge, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Calling all bridge players and those who want to learn the game. Come join this informal group of bridge enthusiasts every second Tuesday of the month. No experience necessary.

3:00 – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour, Fiesta nachos, $7.49, 20 oz domestic beer, $2.99, at Mi Fiesta, 334 St. Clair St.

4:00 – 6:00 pm – W.I.N.O.S (Women In Need Of Sanity) Ladies Night, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

Ladies can get their favorite glass of wine at half the price. Includes Wine Frappé (Slush) when on tap.

Prodigy Winery Logo

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

6:00 – 7:00 pm –  Handmade Christmas Ornament, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join us in turning a plain Styrofoam ball into a dazzling ornament for your tree by using pompoms, pins and a bit of ribbon. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to reserve your seat at 502-484-3450.

 

6:30 – 7:30 pm Cincinnati Bell Connector, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Paul Grether, Director of Rail Services for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, will discuss the Cincinnati Bell Connector. A modern streetcar system, the Bell Connector operates on a 3.6-mile loop connecting Cincinnati’s riverfront at The Banks, Downtown, and Over-the-Rhine.

No registration is necessary for this free event.

7:00 pm – Trivia hosted by Jamey Wiglesworth, at Buddy’s Pizza, 212 W Broadway. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place! Happy Hour everyday 4:00-7:00 p.m. with $1 off all craft draft beer. Info: 352-2920.

9:00 pm – 12:00 am – Karaoke, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559


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