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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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December 2017

Monday, December 18, 5:30 – 6:30 pmGenealogy Conversations, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Come talk about what you’re currently working on, your successes, and your brick walls. It will be a give-and-take conversation — you might be able to help someone, and they might be able to help you. These Conversations will be led by Mark Kinnaird, who also teaches classes on the library’s genealogy databases. While Conversations will not be a class, we hope that participants will learn from each other through discussions.

For more information, please contact Mark at 502-352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org. And please share with friends who are interested in genealogy!

No registration


Monday, December 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pmMystery Book Group: Silent Nights, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Silent Nights by Martin Edwards

The Mystery Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please join us for entertaining reading and an hour of discussion. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Monday, December 18, 7:30 – 10:30 pm – Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair Street

Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas at the Grand Theatre.

Jim Brickman delivers the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics, and original songs on his 21st holiday tour. Holiday music brings yuletide memories to life as Brickman helps you escape from the holiday hustle-bustle and keeps your days merry and bright.

Bring your family, friends or that special someone and make Jim Brickman your new holiday tradition. Celebrate the faith, love and togetherness that we value most this time of year and share in the celebration of A Joyful Christmas.


Thursday – Friday, December 21 – 22 – No School Day Camps, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Extended day: Morning Drop-off Program
Time: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Ages: 6-12.
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
$5 a participant. Please register.

GIZMOS, GADGETS, & GUMPTION – KENTUCKY INVENTORS
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Ages: 6 to 8
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
What does it take to become a successful inventor? Over two days, we’ll find out by examining the lives and work of some Kentuckians whose ideas changed the world! Objects and images from KHS collections will serve as inspiration for participants to create their own inventions. We’ll end the class with our own “Southern Exposition,” displaying participants’ work.
$30 per student/ $25 for members (covers both days).

HISTORY DETECTIVES
Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
Ages: 9 to 12
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
Solve a museum history mystery! A trickster has stolen a priceless artifact from the museum and it is up to you to use your detective skills to recover the artifact and figure out “whodunit.” Use the art of graphology to detect a suspect. Crack authentic Civil War and Kentucky pioneer codes left by the trickster. Solve the clues at the scene of the crime. Help save Kentucky history!
$30 per student/ $25 for members (covers both days).

LUNCH PROGRAM
Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
$5 (or free if you register for both a morning and afternoon class).

MAKING MUSIC WITH KENTUCKY ROOTS
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 6 to 8
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
Let’s make music! Learn about the roots music of Kentucky by listening to bluegrass and music of Appalachia. Make your own musical instruments, like a canjo, to take home. Prepare and play in a class concert with your new sounds.
$30 per student/ $25 for members (covers both days).

SOLDIERS, SWEETHEARTS & STATESMEN – CIVIL WAR LIFE IN KENTUCKY
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ages: 9 to 12
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
In 1861, Kentuckians found themselves “stuck in the middle” as North and South went to war. Using artifacts and documents from KHS collections, we’ll explore the challenges Kentuckians experienced during the Civil War. Participants will build new skills as we debate tough questions, devise a defense strategy for Frankfort and practice home front crafts necessary for survival.
$30 per student/ $25 for members (covers both days).

Extended Day: Late Pick-up Program
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12.
Date: Dec. 21 & 22
$5 a participant. Please register.

Registration required for all classes because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.
Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the FRONT DESK of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Friday, December 22, 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


Saturday, December 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

The Holiday History Train, a privately owned, 21-foot x 65-foot, O-gauge layout featuring three main lines, fills the 4,000-square-foot Keeneland Gallery. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars on the layout at one time. The display includes steam engines that smoke and whistle, working crossing lights, carnival rides and other accessories. A smaller display features Thomas the Tank Engine and pre-1941 Lionel trains. KHS complements the train display with images from its collections.

Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regular KHS admission applies.

More information HERE


Saturday, December 23, 12:00 – 3:00 pm – A Wizarding Christmas LUNCH, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

DESCRIPTION

A wizarding theme family Christmas dinner! An Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, with magical elements, food and music. Come spend the evening with us for this One-of-a-Kind Event! Cash Bar Available.

The Catering Company of Louisville will be serving a wizard Inspired dinner! There will be vegetarian options available upon request.

It will be an interactive wizarding inspired event, with multiple interactive experiences including a wand making station! You will feel like you stepped right into the movie!

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, December 23, 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


Saturday, December 23, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pmIt’s a Wonderful Life, at Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.

Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich (screenplay), Albert Hackett (screenplay)
Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Tickets: $5


Wednesday, December 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

The Holiday History Train, a privately owned, 21-foot x 65-foot, O-gauge layout featuring three main lines, fills the 4,000-square-foot Keeneland Gallery. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars on the layout at one time. The display includes steam engines that smoke and whistle, working crossing lights, carnival rides and other accessories. A smaller display features Thomas the Tank Engine and pre-1941 Lionel trains. KHS complements the train display with images from its collections.

Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regular KHS admission applies.

More information HERE


Wednesday, December 27, 7:00 pm – 10:00 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


Thursday, December 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

The Holiday History Train, a privately owned, 21-foot x 65-foot, O-gauge layout featuring three main lines, fills the 4,000-square-foot Keeneland Gallery. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars on the layout at one time. The display includes steam engines that smoke and whistle, working crossing lights, carnival rides and other accessories. A smaller display features Thomas the Tank Engine and pre-1941 Lionel trains. KHS complements the train display with images from its collections.

Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regular KHS admission applies.

More information HERE


Thursday, December 28, 7:00 pm – 10:00 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


Friday, December 29, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

The Holiday History Train, a privately owned, 21-foot x 65-foot, O-gauge layout featuring three main lines, fills the 4,000-square-foot Keeneland Gallery. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars on the layout at one time. The display includes steam engines that smoke and whistle, working crossing lights, carnival rides and other accessories. A smaller display features Thomas the Tank Engine and pre-1941 Lionel trains. KHS complements the train display with images from its collections.

Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regular KHS admission applies.

More information HERE


Saturday, December 30, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Holiday History Train Display, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

The Holiday History Train, a privately owned, 21-foot x 65-foot, O-gauge layout featuring three main lines, fills the 4,000-square-foot Keeneland Gallery. Trains run simultaneously, with up to 100 cars on the layout at one time. The display includes steam engines that smoke and whistle, working crossing lights, carnival rides and other accessories. A smaller display features Thomas the Tank Engine and pre-1941 Lionel trains. KHS complements the train display with images from its collections.

Schedule
Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 17, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Regular KHS admission applies.

More information HERE


Saturday, December 30, 12:00 – 3:00 pm – A Wizarding Christmas LUNCH, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

DESCRIPTION

A wizarding theme family Christmas dinner! An Adult and Kid Friendly Dinner, with magical elements, food and music. Come spend the evening with us for this One-of-a-Kind Event! Cash Bar Available.

The Catering Company of Louisville will be serving a wizard Inspired dinner! There will be vegetarian options available upon request.

It will be an interactive wizarding inspired event, with multiple interactive experiences including a wand making station! You will feel like you stepped right into the movie!

Get tickets HERE


Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Saturday, December 30, 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


Sunday, December 31, 6:00 pm – 1:00 am – 2018 New Year’s Eve Party, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd

Package #1 “Run of the House”
$219 per couple
*Deluxe Room for Two
*Prime Rib Dinner Buffet for Two
*Admittance into Caucus Room with DJ Junie Redden for Two
*Admittance into Ballroom Party with The USUAL SUSPECTS BAND for Two
*Party Favors for Two
*Light Hors d’ ouevres in each party
*Cash Bar in each party
*Champagne Toast at Midnight in each party for Two
*Balloon Drop in each party
*New Years Day Breakfast for Two

Package #2 “Puttin’ on the Ritz”
$139 per couple / $75 per person
*with THE USUAL SUSPECTS BAND
*Caucus Room with DJ Junie Redden
*Includes all above with no room overnight

Package #3 “I’m Here to Dance”
$109 per couple / $60 per person
*with THE USUAL SUSPECTS BAND
*Caucus Room with DJ Junie Redden
Package #4 “Auld Lang Syne” Prime Buffet Dinner Buffet
$60 per couple / $35 per person

Per Couple = Two People
Per Person = One Person

The biggest party of the year! Tickets are going fast! Contact our sales office ASAP to reserve your spot for one of our amazing NYE packages 502-227-5100! Come ready to have ball!!!


Sunday, December 31, 8:00 pm – 1:00 amA Wizarding New Years: Winter Ball (21 & Older Experience), at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Come join us for this magical New Year’s celebration at The Lancaster at St. Claire! Enjoy themed hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a magical atmosphere while we await the countdown for the new year. Festivities include, a live band, cocktail styled foods, open bar, character interactions, and more!

This is one night event, and tickets will go fast!


January 2018

Thursday, January 4, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Film Discussion Group: Black Orpheus, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Black Orpheus directed by Marcel Camus

A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

The Film Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Each member receives a copy of that month’s film to watch at home. At our meeting, we will then discuss things we liked, things we didn’t like, and everything in between. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665 x109 or ernie@pspl.org.


Saturday, January 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.

 


Saturday, January 6, 2:00 – 4:00 pmGenealogy Workshop: Getting Started with Genealogy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Make 2018 the year you begin your genealogy journey! Connecting to our ancestors is an amazing experience. While the research can feel daunting, our expert staff will get you started on a firm foundation.

We will cover the basics such as:

  • Research strategies
    • Online resources
    • Offline resources (libraries/archives)
    • Family interviews/artifacts
    • Family tree software
    • Using fundamental records (census, vital statistics, marriage, probate)
    • Organization/storage and sharing with family
    • Further educational resources to guide you on your way!

Admission: $8 for KHS members OR $10 + $8 general admission for others. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408. For more information: ksrefdesk@ky.gov


Thursday, January 11, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Planner Party!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The new year is upon us, and that probably means you have a brand new planner! Join us for a planner party to chat with fellow planning enthusiasts, share organizational ideas, and get creative. We’ll have some basic supplies on hand like colored pens, stickers, and washi tape. Just BYOP… bring your own planner!

Please register so that we can ensure enough seats and supplies:http://bit.ly/psplPlannerParty


Friday, January 12, 7:30 – 10:00 pmTapestry – A Tribute to Carol King, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Tapestry pays tribute to the music of America’s most celebrated and iconic singer/songwriter, Carole King. $35/$25/$20


Saturday, January 13, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

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.


Sunday, January 14, 1:15 – 4:30 pm – 8th Annual WeWannaPlay Dodgeball Bash, at Western Hills High School, 100 Doctors Drive

All Proceeds will help support financially disadvantaged student athletes through the wewannaplay.org organization at Frankfort, Franklin County and Western Hills High Schools

GUARANTEED 3 GAMES
ROUND-ROBIN PLAY TO START

SUNDAY JANUARY 14, 2018
WESTERN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GYM
MUSIC & SOUND EFFECTS Provided

EARLY SIGN-IN BEGIN @ 1:15 PM – GAMES BEGIN @ 2:00PM
FREE ADMISSION – DONATIONS ACCEPTED

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR TEAM NAME & CAPTAIN TO:
jhoward306@gmail.com OR Melissa.Payne77@yahoo.com


Sunday, January 14, 5:00 – 8:00 pmFFCMA Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The Frankfort/Franklin County Ministerial Association celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. More information coming soon.


Monday, January 15, 10:00 am – 5:00 pmMartin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

The Kentucky Historical Society is marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special Monday hours and activities for all ages designed to celebrate King’s legacy, explore African American contributions to Kentucky history, encourage community service and promote peace.

KHS will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15.

Local organizations will be on hand to introduce visitors to ways they can get involved in service.

Ongoing activities will include make-and-take crafts, and entertainment featuring local music groups. Younger visitors can enjoy themed scavenger hunts through “A Kentucky Journey” and story time readings that highlight the accomplishments of African American and their impact on Kentucky’s history.

KHS will provide two tours of the Old State Capitol, and the Martin F. Schmidt Research Library will be open for researchers.

Regular admission applies.


Friday, January 19, 7:30 – 10:00 pmHalfway to Hazard, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Halfway to Hazard is no-holds barred, nothing held back, pedal to metal, all the way. It is music that is honest, open, gritty and rough around the edges by musicians who make no excuses for who they are or apologies for where they’re from. They’re Halfway to Hazard, and they’re taking the long way home.


Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – Snowbird Series – January, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

Website has information. kyhorseshows.com

http://kyhorseshows.com/images/2018-snowbird-series-jan-feb.pdf


Monday, January 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pmMystery Book Group, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Mystery Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please join us for entertaining reading and an hour of discussion. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, January 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – Tosca, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva (pictured above in La Traviata) and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of Tosca’s revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts.

Production a gift of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr; The Paiko Foundation; and Dr. Elena Prokupets, in memory of her late husband, Rudy Prokupets

Major funding from Rolex

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 53 mins

Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900. Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead roles. But these same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness, and a career-defining title role.


Sunday, January 28, 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Bridal Bliss Frankfort Classic, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping Street

We are very excited to announce the Bridal Bliss Frankfort Classic will once again be at the The Lancaster at St. Clair on Sunday January 28, 2018! Pre-register for this FREE Bridal Show by visiting www.bridalblissclassic.com!

Visit with more than 100 Wedding Professionals from the Lexington-area. Lots of Cake, Catering, Photographers, DJ’s, Venues, Dresses, Tuxes and much more! Pre-register to keep up with all the details!


Monday, January 29, 5:30 – 6:30 pmGenealogy Conversations, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Come talk about what you’re currently working on, your successes, and your brick walls. It will be a give-and-take conversation — you might be able to help someone, and they might be able to help you. These Conversations will be led by Mark Kinnaird, who also teaches classes on the library’s genealogy databases. While Conversations will not be a class, we hope that participants will learn from each other through discussions.

For more information, please contact Mark at 502-352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org. And please share with friends who are interested in genealogy!

No registration


February 2018

Friday, February 2, 7:30 – 10:30 pmDelbert McClinton, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Multi-Grammy award winner Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition. McClinton is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world.


Saturday, February 10, 10:00 amSnowbird Series – February, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

Website has information. kyhorseshows.com

http://kyhorseshows.com/images/2018-snowbird-series-jan-feb.pdf


Saturday, February 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – L’Elisir d’Amore, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.

Production a gift of The Monteforte Foundation, in honor of Wim Kooyker

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 39 mins

World premiere: Teatro Cannobiana, Milan, 1832. Met premiere: January 23, 1904. L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.


Saturday, February 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Intro to DNA Testing: Exploring the Various Companies and Sharing our Experiences with Testing Options, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, February 24, 1:00 – 4:00 pmMet Opera – La Bohème, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production, with a series of exciting casts. Angel Blue, Anita Hartig, and Sonya Yoncheva (left) share the role of the fragile Mimì, with Dmytro Popov, Russell Thomas, and Michael Fabiano alternating as the poet Rodolfo. Alexander Soddy and Marco Armiliato share conducting duties.

Production a gift of Mrs. Donald D. Harrington

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 55 mins

World premiere: Teatro Regio, Turin, 1896. Met company premiere: Los Angeles (on tour), November 9, 1900. La Bohème, the passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. It has a marvelous ability to make a powerful first impression and to reveal unsuspected treasures after dozens of hearings. At first glance, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss; on closer inspection, it reveals the deep emotional significance hidden in the trivial things—a bonnet, an old overcoat, a chance meeting with a neighbor—that make up our everyday lives.or this ride.


March 2018

Friday, March 9, 7:30 – 10:00 pmFlamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Carlota Santana Flamenco Vivo and its 14 dancers and musicians masterfully present and preserve the universal spirit of flamenco with their faithful rendition of this dance form from Seville, Spain. $35/$30/$25 Sponsor Anonymous


Saturday, March 10, 1:00 – 5:00 pmMet Opera – Semiramide, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium. The all-star bel canto cast features Angela Meade in the title role of the murderous Queen of Babylon, who squares off in breathtaking duets with Arsace, a trouser role sung by Elizabeth DeShong. Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green complete the stellar cast.

Production a gift of the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Fund for Lincoln Center, established by the founders of The Reader ’s Digest Association, Inc.

Revival a gift of Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler

Estimated Run Time
4 hrs 0 mins


Friday, March 23, 7:30 – 10:00 pmNational Players Presents The Great Gatsby, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The National Players presents F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of Jay Gatsby and his world of decadence, madness and tragedy. $30/$25/$20


Saturday, March 24, 10:30 am – 12:30 pmD.I.G. (DNA Interest Group) – Looking at the Results: Autosomal and Ethnicity Reports, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

When the paper trail ends, where do you go? DNA testing as a genealogical tool is a hot topic that we are exploring each month, one aspect at a time, through July.

Bring along your questions and experiences to share with the group. All research levels welcome – whether you have tested or not – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Seating is limited – so please register before the event!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Saturday, March 31, 1:00 – 4:30 pmMet Opera – Così fan tutte, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque, funhouse environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island—complete with bearded ladies, fire eaters, and a Ferris wheel. Manipulating the action are the Don Alfonso of Christopher Maltman and the Despina of Tony Award–winner Kelli O’Hara, with Amanda Majeski, Serena Malfi, Ben Bliss, and Adam Plachetka as the pairs of young lovers who test each other’s faithfulness. David Robertson conducts.

Production a gift of Mr. William R. Miller, in memory of Irene D. Miller, and the Trust of Joseph Padula

Additional funding from The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund

Estimated Run Time
3 hrs 31 mins

Premiere: Vienna, Court Theater, 1790. The third and final collaboration between Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte is a fascinating paradox: a frothy comedy of manners with an intensely dark take on human nature; an old story (it has antecedents in Boccaccio, Shakespeare, and Cervantes, among others) with a startlingly modern tone; and a beautiful score depicting questionable behavior. Così fan tutte was only moderately successful at its premiere and remained just outside the standard repertoire for more than a century. Così still poses unique challenges, and correspondingly unique rewards, for the public today. Every possible impression of love—from the loftiest to the basest—is explored in this extraordinary opera.


Saturday, March 31, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who understands and knows what it’s like to have an ancestor who eludes you, questions about the right source to use next, what genealogy terms like “proof standard” mean or how to involve the next generation in family history.

Join us for a group discussion every fifth Saturday of the month and bring your questions or challenges. Even if we can’t offer a solution, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Admission: Free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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