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Wednesday, December 20, 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.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm – United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, at Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort, 1220 Versailles Road

Help us help our community! Neil Huffman Chevrolet – Buick – GMC will be collecting winter gear for the United Way of Franklin County 12/11/17 through 1/5/18.

The United Way of Franklin County is currently in need of:
Coats for all ages and sizes of coats and winter accessories, such as, gloves, hats, toboggans, scarves, socks, and hoodies.

Our donation box is located in our showroom and donations can be made during our normal business hours.

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

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Milestones & Meltdowns, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Parent Group for anyone with a child from birth to age 3. Facilitating the group will be Christina Libby of Commonwealth Doula. While your little one is welcome to join, this group is for you, the parent.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Holly Hill Inn Holiday Luncheon, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Celebrate this festive season with a Holiday Luncheon at the beautifully decorated Holly Hill Inn! The restaurant, at 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving its seasonal lunch from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25).

The three-course Holiday Luncheon menu features a choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entreés include: pan-fried pork chop, herbed lemon salmon, oven-roasted quail, lump crab cakes or chestnut gnocchi. A selection of appetizers is also available. View the full menu athollyhillinn.com. The cost for the prix fixe lunch or brunch is $22.

Reservations available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Reserve your own dining room for group celebrations! Call Donna at (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations to reserve now!

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

4:30 pm – Pint Night at BOM* When you buy the featured pint, you get to keep the brewer’s pint glass *limited supplies at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. Info: 352-2720.

5:00 – 6:15 pm – The Light Clinic Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Amphitheater, on Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:15 pm, and Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Whisky Wednesdays, at Capital Cellars. 227 W Broadway. Buy one get one half off pours of bourbon. www.capitalcellars.com or 502.352.2600

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 – 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 – Wine-d Down Wednesday, at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Info HERE

Join us for your midweek, weekend each Wednesday! We will be having 1/2 priced bottles of wine and $17.95 buckets of beer for Happy Hour starting at 5:00 pm! Starting at 6:00 pm take a seat outside to enjoy tunes brought to us by Quantum Mechanics!

6:00 – 8:00 pm – “Coffee” Mug Painting, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

We all know that coffee keeps us going until it is time for wine, so join us as we create your own, custom made, wine “coffee” mug under the direction of our artist Rhonda. You can select to paint a monogram, phrase, pictures, anything you would like.

All of your supplies are included: paint brushes, paints, stencils, and coffee mug..

Enjoy a glass of award winning wine and a cheese & cracker plate included in your registration fee.

Cost $20

You can now register for that class online by clicking on the following link

www.payit2.com/event/97139

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

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm
Saturdays 10-11am

**FREE IN DECEMBER**
*WITH A DONATION TO THE FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY

Yoga Fit is the practice of linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. The focus will be on alignment, breath and listening to our bodies. Each class will be a unique experience and can be as gentle or advanced as the individual decides based on what their body is feeling at the time.

 

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

Have you been looking for a way improve physical strength, flexibility, and mental focus. Maybe get rid of some stress while you are art it?

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.

Craft and Import beers, $2.75, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair St. Info: 875-2559.


Thursday, December 21, 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.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm – United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, at Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort, 1220 Versailles Road

Help us help our community! Neil Huffman Chevrolet – Buick – GMC will be collecting winter gear for the United Way of Franklin County 12/11/17 through 1/5/18.

The United Way of Franklin County is currently in need of:
Coats for all ages and sizes of coats and winter accessories, such as, gloves, hats, toboggans, scarves, socks, and hoodies.

Our donation box is located in our showroom and donations can be made during our normal business hours.

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.

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

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Holly Hill Inn Holiday Luncheon, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Celebrate this festive season with a Holiday Luncheon at the beautifully decorated Holly Hill Inn! The restaurant, at 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving its seasonal lunch from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25).

The three-course Holiday Luncheon menu features a choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entreés include: pan-fried pork chop, herbed lemon salmon, oven-roasted quail, lump crab cakes or chestnut gnocchi. A selection of appetizers is also available. View the full menu athollyhillinn.com. The cost for the prix fixe lunch or brunch is $22.

Reservations available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Reserve your own dining room for group celebrations! Call Donna at (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations to reserve now!

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

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

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

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Dude’s Night Holiday Shopping EventDowntown Main Street Lawrenceburg, Ky

Gentleman, do you still have last minute shopping to do for the holidays? All the shops and restaurants downtown have you covered this Thursday night. All the businesses will be open. To join in on the fun Trail Suites Inn will help you by literally putting a bow on it with free gift wrapping of any items you purchase from one of our downtown businesses during the event. While you wait we have many places for you to put your feet up, take a break and enjoy some holiday refreshments.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

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 – Busy Builders, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Families) Kids and parents play with our Legos, manipulatives, straws and connectors, and more. No sign up necessary.

 

6:30 – 9:30 pm – Wine & Canvas Winter Wonderland, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

*photo shown will be the painting for Thursday night*

$35 per seat

Follow Link below to register:
https://www.wineandcanvas.com/wine-and-canvas-calendar-lexington-ky.html

18+ for Wine and Canvas events.

No BYOB or outside food is permitted.

To use a Gift Certificate or Promotional Code. You must only select 1 seat and enter 1 code. If you have multiple codes you must register for each additional seat separately. If credit card information is requested; your credit card will be charged and a $3 fee will be applied for each seat refunded. Please contact us with any registration issues prior to entering credit card information

Please arrive by 6:15pm. The Instruction for the painting will begin at 6:30pm

Wine and Canvas has a 48-hour cancellation policy; with 48 hours notice we will reschedule or refund your registration. Please review the FAQ’s page for additional information.

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 – Yoga Introduction, at Jazzercise Shelbyville Fitness Studio, 222 E Main St, Suite B, Shelbyville

Have you been looking for a really good way to take care of yourself? Maybe get rid of some that stress while you are at..

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

Drop in price for this class is $15.00. A discounted class package is also available, $60.00 for 5 classes (1 free lesson). Classes are Tue and Thu at 7:30p. Both classes are beginner friendly and I have everything you will need for class.

Ladies night, $3 wells, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.


Friday, December 22, 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 – 8:00 pm – United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, at Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort, 1220 Versailles Road

Help us help our community! Neil Huffman Chevrolet – Buick – GMC will be collecting winter gear for the United Way of Franklin County 12/11/17 through 1/5/18.

The United Way of Franklin County is currently in need of:
Coats for all ages and sizes of coats and winter accessories, such as, gloves, hats, toboggans, scarves, socks, and hoodies.

Our donation box is located in our showroom and donations can be made during our normal business hours.

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.

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 – 2:00 pm – The Holly Hill Inn Holiday Luncheon, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Celebrate this festive season with a Holiday Luncheon at the beautifully decorated Holly Hill Inn! The restaurant, at 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving its seasonal lunch from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25).

The three-course Holiday Luncheon menu features a choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entreés include: pan-fried pork chop, herbed lemon salmon, oven-roasted quail, lump crab cakes or chestnut gnocchi. A selection of appetizers is also available. View the full menu at hollyhillinn.com. The cost for the prix fixe lunch or brunch is $22.

Reservations available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Reserve your own dining room for group celebrations! Call Donna at (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations to reserve now!

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

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

 

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Book Signing by Author Erin Chandler “June Bug versus Hurricane”, at Solaris Art Gallery 786, 135 Lexington St, Versailles

Join us for a book signing with author Erin Chandler and her new book “June Bug versus Hurricane” at Solaris Art Gallery, 135 Lexington St., Versailles, Ky December 22 nd, 5:00 to 7pm

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – A 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 – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ At Jeptha feat Usual Suspects, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Every Friday Jeptha Creed Distillery will be jammin’ with great live music playing 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.

Band: Usual Suspects Band – Kentucky

Buffet – $12
Grilled Chicken or Pasta Primavera with Broccoli Casserole and Roasted Potatoes

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Holly Spears with John Towles, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

Holly Spears will be accompanied by John Towles on electric guitar at Elk Creek Winery from 5-9pm. Performing a mix of covers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now along with some Holly Spears originals as you sit and enjoy the atmosphere and tasty wine. Bring a date or the whole family!

 

 

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.

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 – 8:30 pm – “Sip & Savor” Friday, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Rd

Wine-down the week at Prodigy Vineyards & Winery with “Sip & Savor” Friday! Enjoy FREE, live music 6:30–8:30 pm featuring local artists! We have a food menu with delicious selections from our grill and deli to compliment your wine tasting experience. Seating is available at the onyx bar and tables. Browse our gift boutique for unique fashion and wine accessories.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music by Sami Riggs, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Find a seat by the fireplace and have a glass of wine or two and unwind and catch up with your friends as you listen to singer/songwriter Sami Riggs.

Verona Vineyards Kitchen will be open serving some a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts that pair beautifully with our award winning wines.

 

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 – 8:30 pm – Winter Solstice Candlelight Meditation, this gathering is a guided meditation and ceremony marking the change in seasons, and is a great ceremonial time to release any darkness in ourselves. It is also a wonderful time to welcome back the light and positive change to be brought by the next year. The Light Clinic, 7:00-8:30 pm, $10. Call 330-4233 or email info@thelightclinic.org to register.

7:00 – 11:00 pm – Parents Night Out, at Flying Angels Cheer and Tumble, LLC, 1545 Midland Trail, Shelbyville

For boys and girls 3 years and up. (Must be fully potty trained). We will have pizza, snacks, dancing, crafts, and lots of fun games.

Cost is $15.00 prepaid by December 21, 2017 or $20.00 at the door

 

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

9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Annual “Kids at Christmas” Benefit featuring Dudley Roberts, Dually Noted, and Lost Dog, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

 


Saturday, December 23, 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.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, at Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort, 1220 Versailles Road

Help us help our community! Neil Huffman Chevrolet – Buick – GMC will be collecting winter gear for the United Way of Franklin County 12/11/17 through 1/5/18.

The United Way of Franklin County is currently in need of:
Coats for all ages and sizes of coats and winter accessories, such as, gloves, hats, toboggans, scarves, socks, and hoodies.

Our donation box is located in our showroom and donations can be made during our normal business hours.

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Holly Hill Inn Holiday Luncheon, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Celebrate this festive season with a Holiday Luncheon at the beautifully decorated Holly Hill Inn! The restaurant, at 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving its seasonal lunch from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25).

The three-course Holiday Luncheon menu features a choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entreés include: pan-fried pork chop, herbed lemon salmon, oven-roasted quail, lump crab cakes or chestnut gnocchi. A selection of appetizers is also available. View the full menu at hollyhillinn.com. The cost for the prix fixe lunch or brunch is $22.

Reservations available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Reserve your own dining room for group celebrations! Call Donna at (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations to reserve now!

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!

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

 

 

 

 

 

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music: Mike Archer, 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 – Johnny Delagrange Live, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live music with Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Keith Rodgers will be playing from 5:00-8:00.

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.

 

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music from Susan Ferguson, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Enjoy live music from Susan Ferguson in the Brianza Reception Hall. Bring your own food or enjoy the local made snacks at Brianza!

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

 

 

 

 

 

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 – 9:30 pm – It’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

 

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

Live music with Terrified Riders, Oliver’s Offer, and Darrin Hacquard, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559

 


Sunday, December 24, 2017

 

 

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Christmas Eve at Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Relax on your Sunday. Grab breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Christmas Eve hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm. Info HERE.

 

 

 

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

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

11:00 pm – Christmas Candlelight Service at the First Presbyterian Church, 416 W Main St

 


Monday, December 25, 2017

 

 

 

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Home for the Holidays, at Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.,
711 Frankfort Rd, Shelbyville

Picture-perfect holiday cheer will be available all season, but on Thursday, December 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm the Shelbyville Campus will welcome the community to a special holiday celebration. Enjoy an evening of lights, decorations, costumed carolers, carriage rides, entertainment and special treats. As a final tribute to our 150th Anniversary, Masonic Homes of Kentucky will celebrate the Christmas season in classic style. Saturday, November 25 through the end of December, Masonic Homes’ Louisville and Shelbyville Campuses will welcome guests to enjoy sparkling Christmas lights and overflowing decorations.

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

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, December 26, 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.

9:00 am – 8:00 pm – United Way of Franklin County Coat Drive, at Neil Huffman Chevrolet-Buick-GMC of Frankfort, 1220 Versailles Road

Help us help our community! Neil Huffman Chevrolet – Buick – GMC will be collecting winter gear for the United Way of Franklin County 12/11/17 through 1/5/18.

The United Way of Franklin County is currently in need of:
Coats for all ages and sizes of coats and winter accessories, such as, gloves, hats, toboggans, scarves, socks, and hoodies.

Our donation box is located in our showroom and donations can be made during our normal business hours.

9:30 am – 12:00 pm – Genealogy 1 on 1, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Have you wanted to start researching your family but don’t know where to start? Or maybe your stuck? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our genealogy experts.

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

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Midway Preschool Story Hour, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities. No sign up necessary.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Holly Hill Inn Holiday Luncheon, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Celebrate this festive season with a Holiday Luncheon at the beautifully decorated Holly Hill Inn! The restaurant, at 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is serving its seasonal lunch from Nov. 29 through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25).

The three-course Holiday Luncheon menu features a choice of soup or salad, entree and dessert. Entreés include: pan-fried pork chop, herbed lemon salmon, oven-roasted quail, lump crab cakes or chestnut gnocchi. A selection of appetizers is also available. View the full menu at hollyhillinn.com. The cost for the prix fixe lunch or brunch is $22.

Reservations available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Reserve your own dining room for group celebrations! Call Donna at (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com/reservations to reserve now!

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

 

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Tuesday Evening Book Club, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Adults) Join us for a discussion of Christmas Stories edited by Diana Secker Tesdell. Pick up your copy of the book at the Library. Meeting location TBA. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

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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