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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, December 8th, 2017

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

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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

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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:

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

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



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


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 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.


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.



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.

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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