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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, January 26th, 2018

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

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

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Friday, January 26, 2018

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.

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Financial Health Credit Review, at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your credit reviewed by our team of credit specialists to find out your true credit score and how you could be saving money, improving your credit and your financial best-self – all for FREE.Membership isn’t required. Take advantage of this free service we offer. Call to schedule your appointment today at 502-564-5597 or email creditreview@kecu.org

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 – 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 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 – 10:30 am – Walk Away the Pounds, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Get 30 minutes of walking in every Friday. Follow the DVD to keep in shape.

10:30 – 11:00 am – Yoga with Instructor, at the Owen County Public Library, 1370 Highway 22 E, Owenton

Join yoga instructor, Debby Angel, as she guides the yoga practice. Appropriate for all skill levels.

Improve your balance, endurance, strength, and flexibility at our weekly yoga sessions. Come follow various yoga DVDs that are appropriate for all skill levels.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a beach towel
or exercise mat. Everyone is welcome!

10:30 – 11:30 am – Fourth Friday Story Time, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

(Ages 0-5) Story time is a great opportunity to introduce babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to the library and work on important early literacy skills. Join us the fourth Friday of each month for books, games, music, and crafts. No sign up necessary. At the Midway Branch Library.

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

4:00 – 9:00 pm – Game Night, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

We are pulling out all our favorite games and activities for an Elk Creek Game Night~! Feel free to bring a deck of cards, your poker chips, or your favorite game as well…. here are a few examples of what we will have available:
Oregon Trail
The Crazy Cat Lady Game
Ticket to Ride
Coloring Books and pencils

Based on interest, we will organize some game day challenges with prizes for the Champions! Invite your friends or come alone and enjoy some wholesome fun with us!

5:00 – 8:00 pm – Paint Your Own Tree Workshopat White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St

Paint Your Own Tree Workshop
Location: The White Cat Studio in Downtown Frankfort
You can choose to come from

Thursday, January 25 6:15-8:15 (a small Painting Class may be happening too)
Friday, January 26 5-8 (Mug painting workshop will be happening at the same time)
Saturday, January 27 from 2-4 (Just Tree Painting!)
I will set you all up at your own table- Just let me know when you are coming.

Paint your own 18″ tree! Comes unpainted and with all lights!

Sign Up Here:


So Excited to finally get to do this workshop!!!!
*I bought two extra sets of blue light and red lights ($5 extra)- the trees come with multicolored lights. If I need to order more let me know!
*If I have more than 14 sign up- I will order more trees, but they take a week to arrive.

5:00 – 8:30 pm Paint Your Own Mug Workshopat White Cat Studio, 232 W. Main St

Come Design and Paint your own Mug! $25
Will be ready by the next week (in time for VDay)

Jacqui (White Cat Studio) & Jody (Jaques Art Studio) love to collaborate- so we have been developing some easy going- walk in workshops to help you personalize your work, use your creativity, chat with your friends, get the advice of professional artists and come hang out with us!

We have two bisqueware mugs to choose from – 10 oz travel mug, 16 oz mug or 12 oz. You will choose a time (just to spread you out- it’s walk in so very casz and flexible with time) choose your mug type, and pay to hold your spot. You can sign up early to make sure you will have a spot or wait till the night of and see if there are spots left. (We need to make sure we are prepared for you;)) Workshop sign up is at Jaques Art Studio’s Pocket of Pennies online shop.


5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ At Jeptha! feat Whiskey Tango, 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.

Musician: Whiskey Tango Louisville

Buffet – $12
Menu: Meatballs subs or Philly cheese steak sandwiches with deluxe salad n chips.

5:30 pm – TNS Auction, at TNS Auction LLC, 480 Lexington Rd, Ste. #8 Woodford Plaza, Versailles

TNS AUCTION is located 480 Lexington rd, ste 8. Right inside Woodford Plaza. We hold Auctions every Friday at 530pm. Doors open for preview at 3pm.

5:30 pm (preview starts at 3:00 pm) – Public AuctionWaverly 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.

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Improv at the Castle!, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Do you like to laugh? Come meet Rhonda! No, Rhonda isn’t a person but a team of Lexington based actors who offer a side-splitting Improv comedy experience. Based on suggestions from the audience the team creates laugh-out-loud scenes that you’ve never seen before and will never see again.

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Marvelous Magic with John Shore, at the Woodford County Library115 N Main St, Versailles

Fri. January 26 from 6-7pm. (Families) See amazing tricks of all kinds with cards, rings, disappearing animals, and more to thrill! Registration required. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

6:00 – 9:00 pm Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series: E.H. Taylor Dinner, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Join us for our Annual Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series. We will feature legends of the past paired with craftsmen of today. This one-of-a-kind dinner series features hard-to-find tastings of our award-winning spirits, and cuisine from three renowned chefs at some of America’s top restaurants.

1/26: E.H. Taylor Dinner featuring Chef Annie Pettry of Decca, Louisville.

6:00 p.m.: Optional Tour.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner/Event.

$75 per person. $210 per person for all three events. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8th. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – The Brew Crew Comedy Tour, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

The Brew Crew Comedy Tour makes a stop at Verona Vineyard on Friday 1/26/18

Dinner served from 5-8pm

Beer and Wine

FREE show!

Come see a night of comedy from comedians Adam Minnick, Kim E Sherwood and Ricky Glore

*comedians appearing are subject to change and availability. Each performance will contain three comedians.

6:00 – 10:00 pm – Trattoria Winter Dinner, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

The Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway, is launching a calendar of special food and wine events for 2018.

Trattoria celebrates the folk foods and wines of Tuscany with a simple three course menu for $25 per person.

Choose from entrees such as slow-roasted Stone Cross Farm pork shoulder with potato gnocchi or handmade ricotta ravioli with duck ragout. Enjoy discounted wine flights and special bottles from our cellar.

For more information or reservations go to hollyhillinn.com.

Holly Hill Inn Trattoria
Jan. 26-27
$25 does not include tax and gratuity

Tuscan cannellini bean soup with lacinato kale
Mozzarella en Carrozza
Fresh Mozzarella and anchovy sandwiched between Italian bread, pan fried in olive oil with a lemon caper sauce
Insalata de Bistro
Fennel, radicchio and radish panzanella Salad

Slow-cooked Stone Cross Farm Pork Shoulder
With potato gnocchi
Handmade Ricotta Ravioli
With duck ragout
Italian Sausages
Stone Cross Farm sausages braised in red wine with peperonata over polenta
Risotto Invernale
Kale, butternut squash, roasted garlic, rosemary, mushroom, Pecorino Toscano

Cantuccini con Vin Santo
Almond biscotti, dipped in Tuscan dessert wine
Crostata di Mele con Crema
Apple custard tart

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.

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.

7:30 – 9:00 pm – Improv at the Castle!, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Do you like to laugh? Come meet Rhonda! No, Rhonda isn’t a person but a team of Lexington based actors who offer a side-splitting Improv comedy experience. Based on suggestions from the audience the team creates laugh-out-loud scenes that you’ve never seen before and will never see again.

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

Live Music, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:00 – 12:00 am – Sunset Blonde LIVE!, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

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

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