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Capital Living Event Highlights - Thursday

Highlights for Thursday, December 21st, 2017

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

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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.

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).

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).

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

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).

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:

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.

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