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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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

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Friday, December 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.

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.

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.

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

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