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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

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

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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/

Elk Creek Vineyards 2

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


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