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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, February 9th, 2018

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

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Friday, February 9, 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 – 11:00 am – Valentine’s Day Party at Morning Pointe, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the residents at Morning Pointe.

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, 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!

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

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Lego Challenge: Castles, at Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

Follow this link to register for this free program online:

(Families) Accept the Lego challenge and build the greatest castle your imagination will allow! At the Midway Branch. Free. *Please call 846-4014 to sign up or register on our web site.

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

5:00 – 6:00 pm – Happy Hour Yoga at MOKO, at My Old Kentucky Om, 214 W 2nd St

“My Old Kentucky Om” Yoga Studio is set to officially open in March. During renovations, a few classes will be offered, to keep the Frankfort yoga community’s momentum going.

Join Shari Thompson RYT, for her increasingly popular “Happy Hour” yoga class.

This Vinyasa style class is fun, lighthearted and sure to get your blood pumping. An excellent way to start your weekend!

$10 drop-in or buy a 12 class package for $100

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Soul Circus, 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: Soul Circus

Buffet – $12
Menu: Jambalaya with chicken, shrimp, andouile sausage, okra and other vegetables. Served with sweet cornbread and corn on the cob.

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Kids Painting / Parents Night Out!, at White Cat Studio Frankfort, 232 W. Main St.

Kids 5+

We’ll be painting cows OR ladybugs and having pizza!

Parents this is your chance to grab a quiet kid free dinner 🙂

5:30 – 10:00 pm – Aphrodisiacs Dinner, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Holly Hill Inn will serve its annual Aphrodisiacs menu by Ouita Michel and chef de cuisine Tyler McNabb, beginning Feb. 9.

Dinner guests have the option of a three-course ($45) or a seven-course prix fixe menu ($75), served Feb. 9-10 and Feb. 16-17. On Feb. 14, the seven-course menu is available.

Special wine flights and pairings available. Reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m. Call (859) 846-4732 or go to hollyhillinn.com.

In addition, guests may order special Valentine’s bouquets to be presented on arrival for Feb. 9, 10 and 14. Floral designer Elizabeth Hemphill, of Rose & Thistle, is creating special bouquets featuring Italian ranunculus and anemones, Japanese sweet peas, Dutch amaryllis and tulips, garden roses, orchids, and more, in a gold and glass vase. Bouquets are $95. Order by phone at (859) 846-4732.

Aphrodisiacs Dinner Entrees

Hot and Bothered Prime Loin of Beef
Creekstone Prime Beef rubbed with North African spices, seared and basted in aromatic golden butter, carved over harissa braised collard greens and sticky rice, doused with rich bordelaise and topped with crispy onions

Silky, Sexy Black Cod Seduction
Gently simmered with coconut milk, lemongrass, lime leaf, cardamom and vanilla bean, poured over sticky rice with baby carrots, finished with passion fruit sauce and a salad of fresh mango, scallion and fresh chilis

Gondola of Love
Deep fried eggplant “boat” overflowing with aromatic rice, piperade, roasted garlic, and Sheltowee mushroom ragout, with lemon-rosemary tomato confit, drizzled with tahini and pomegranate molasses

Scallops Amandine
Coated in sliced almonds and seared in brown butter, served over creamy cauliflower puree with haricots verts, pan jus, shaved black truffle and gremolata

6:00 – 8:00 pm – Sweetheart’s Painting Class, at Little City Market, 314 St Clair St

This is a painting class taught by the wonderful Linda Kirk Taylor! It is $45 for you and your sweetheart and includes TWO canvases! You paint each will paint one half of the painting! This is a memory that lasts forever and will look beautiful in your home!

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Bottle Etching Event, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can personalize your wine bottle or glass! Create the perfect gift, a marriage proposal, baby announcement, greeting, or poem~!

Christopher Grunch is coming to the winery to offer engraving of bottles and glasses Feb 9th from 6-9pm. Buy 3 bottles of wine and get free etching up to 30 characters! Pre-purchase your bottles or glasses today.

Chris is a professional engraver of calligraphy who can personalize names, dates and short messages on bottles and glasses while you wait! You can view some of his work here:

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Chocolate and Wine Pairing, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Enjoy the rich, decadent combination of Verona Vineyards award winning wines paired with a variety of gourmet chocolates at the recommendation of Chocolatier Dawn Woods.

Cost: $7.00

Includes a tasting of four Verona vineyards wines and samples of chocolate to go with each.

Additional drinks and chocolates are available a la carte.

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.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live Music with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Come enjoy a great night listening to singer/songwriter Ross Donaldson.

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.

6:00 – 11:00 pm – Parents Night Out, at Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks and Recreation, 717 Burks Branch Rd, Shelbyville

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! If you are like many of us, you have kids at home and it is not always easy to get a night away to enjoy it with your significant other! Well the FAC is offering a great opportunity for you…A PARENTS NIGHT OUT! On Friday, February 9th from 6 PM to 11 PM, we have an event that includes full supervision by our trained staff, gym activities and games, swimming, basketball, floor hockey, family board games, ping pong, corn hole, Wii games and other fun family activities! And to top it off, we’ll provide a spaghetti dinner for your young ones!

If this sounds like fun we’d love to have you! Leave the kiddos with us while you enjoy a night out (or in) with your sweetheart! If you would like to stay at the FAC with your young ones, you are more than welcome to join us in the fun! It’s only $15.00 per person pre-registration for a night full of fun and spaghetti and garlic bread! For more information, please contact us!

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.

6:45 – 9:00 pm – Valentines Murder Mystery Dinner, at Wildside Winery, 5500 Troy Pike, Versailles

Valentines Murder Mystery Dinner at Wildside Winery –

Last chance to RSVP and celebrate Valentines day with a Murder! (mystery dinner play- that is):

Valentines Celebration Event Details

The Dinner Menu:
Start with a mixed green salad with feta cheese, candied walnuts, pomegranate and orange-maple vinaigrette or last year’s hit dressing,known as “Stella’s vinaigrette”.
The main course is either:
Chicken-a-la-King over popovers or
Beef Stroganoff on egg noodles.
Served with a farmhouse roll and roasted veggies with sweet and red potatoes.
Dessert is a Grand Marnier chocolate layer cake.
Includes two drink tickets for wine or beer (can be combined for bottles at $5 value).

For the Love of Murder!
After dinner, enjoy an exciting Valentines themed play by the Bluegrass Mystery Theater.

Date: Friday, February 9th. Dinner is served at 7 pm so please arrive by at least 6:45 pm.

Cost: $53 per person plus tax.
This event is by paid RSVP only and is limited to the first 50 people. Please call the winery (859-879-3982) during open hours 12-7 T-Sat and Sun 1-5 to pay and reserve your place at this fun event. Be sure and let us know which dinner option you prefer.
Dinner is served at 7 pm so please arrive by at least 6:45 pm.

Time is running out, however we still have spots left for you, but we need your RSVP by Wednesday afternoon, Feb 7th.

6:00 – 7:30 pm – Warmth in Winter Bourbon Dinner, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Kentucky’s winter may have us shivering but it’s an essential part of what makes our state’s signature libation so unique! When the temperature drops, the liquid is drawn out from deep within the barrel staves, bringing with it sweet caramel, aromatic vanilla and the signature smoke notes of bourbon.

Come warm up with us at The Kentucky Castle with a winter-weather feast featuring local meats, overwinter vegetables and preserves from the bounty of the fall harvest.

The evening will open with the traditional cold-fighting cocktail: a bourbon hot toddy.

Then our Bourbon Steward-in-Residence Tim Knittel will guide you through a tasting of barrel strength bourbons sure to warm you up!

Bourbon Selection will include:
• Booker’s by Jim Beam
• Rare Breed by Wild Turkey
• Bulleit Barrel Strength
… and more!

Then on to the winter feast, designed and prepared by The Kentucky Castle’s own Chef Jason Walls:
• Smoked blue cheese dip with almonds and focaccia bread
• Andouille en croûte with Creole mustard
• Smoked bourbon braised brisket with oxtail sauce
• Mashed purple Peruvian potatoes
• Haricot vert French beans with grilled green onion vinaigrette
Cherry crumble bars with fig gastrique and golden raisins

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 – 10:30 pm Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter’s murder when they fail to catch the culprit. $8 Ticket

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

Mardi Gras party! Live music with Yellow Dye #5, $4 Hurricanes and plenty of beads at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:00 – 10:00 pm – Woodford Theatre presents Enchanted April, at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr, Versailles

by Matthew Barber, adapted from Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel, THE ENCHANTED APRIL
February 2-4 | February 9-11 | February 15-18
$22 Adults | $15 Students
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm | Sundays at 2pm |
NEW! Thursday performances before the last weekend only 7:30 pm

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again – rediscovering themselves in ways that they – and we – could never have expected.

Want to see the show for free? Sign up to usher! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0544a5a728a1fd0-enchanted

Lotty – Lisa Thomas
Rose – Holly Brady
Mellersh – Carmen Geraci
Frederick – Tim Hull
Costanza – Patti Heying
Mrs. Graves – Gina Scott-Lynaugh
Caroline – Courtney Waltermire
Wilding – Ian Scott

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