, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, February 16th, 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!!!

twitter Facebook Like 2 linkedin_logo_11 YouTube Logo 2 Google Plus Logo 1 Instagram Logo pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067 Capital Living Events Calendar Logo for Facebook


Friday, February 16, 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 – 4:00 pm – CCDW Class – Frankfort, KY (Friday Class), at Kentucky Firearms Training, Hempridge Road

CCDW Class – February 16th (Friday). Class is held in Frankfort. Cost is $75 plus a range fee (max $10). Class starts at 8:00 and ends about 3:00. Please Call, text, or PM your email address to Gregg Stratton 502-209-9359 for more details. This Basic Pistol safety and education class offers instruction to all skill levels, beginner to advanced. Please share.

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.

9:30 – 10:30 am – Friday Coffee Club, at the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Adults) Join us every other week to meet interesting personalities and discuss intriguing topics. Refreshments provided. Free *Call 873-5191 to sign up.

February 2: Lenny Schulman, writer for Blood Horse magazine
February 16: Victor Hazard, former Dean of Student Affairs at UK
March 2: Ray Corns, judge and storyteller
March 16: Erin Chandler, author of June Bug Versus Hurricane
March 30: John Van Willigen, anthropologist

Inclement weather: If Woodford County Library schools are closed, Coffee Club will not meet.

10:00 – 11:00 am – Beginner Yoga for Seniors, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Certified yoga instructor Karen Smither will lead seniors in chair hatha yoga with modifications for an easy and light workout. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Please register at http://bit.ly/yogaforseniorsFeb16.
For more information, contact Diane at diane@pspl.org or 352-2665 x108.

Check out our other sessions! (register for each)
Friday, February 2 • 10:00am 

Friday, February 16 • 10:00am

Friday, March 2 • 10:00am

Friday, March 16 • 10:00am

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historian – Little Leaders, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

This week our Hall of Governors is getting a few more additions as your little leader explores what it takes to run the Commonwealth. This session will challenge your Little Historian to think about what a governor does and the role they play within their own communities. Activities will help develop listening, verbal communication and fine motor skills.

Instructor: Jennifer Disponette

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child. Members will receive $5 off the total registration cost.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

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

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Teen Poetry Workshop, at Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

Please follow the link to sign up online or call (859) 873-5191 to sign up by phone.


(Ages 11-18) Gear up for National Poetry Month in April by attending this fun workshop! Learn about different types of poetry and get help writing and perfecting your own poetry. Snacks and materials will be provided. Free.

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

4:30 – 7:00 pm – Lenten Fish Frys, at the Church of the Annunciation, 105 Main St, Shelbyville

Lenten Fish Frys are about to begin. We will be streaming ballgames, videos or movies during the Fish Frys.

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 – 6:30 pm – My Little Valentine – Daddy/Daughter Ball, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Bring your little Valentine to The Kentucky Castle for the My Valentine Daddy/ Daughter Ball. It will be a magical evening filled music, dancing, pictures, and real live Princesses. She will receive a personalized invitation to the ball in the mail. Upon arrival, she will be greeted by a prince and presented with a tiara. Make a memory she’ll never forget. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and sparkling grape juice (champagne for adults) served. Limited seating still available at the Castle Farm Restaurant, please inquire for reservations.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – Exhibition Reception for “Bird & Bela in B”, at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery, 100 Moore Drive

Please join us for a reception celebrating the late Melanie Sunbeam Smith’s “Bird & Bela in B” series of jazz-inspired works on paper. Original works, limited-edition prints, and an exhibition catalog are all available.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Jammin’ at Jeptha! feat Soul Kitchen, 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 Kitchen-Kentuckiana

Dinner Feature – $12
Menu: Chicken Alfredo served with garlic toast and Caesar salad.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Byrd Law Live, at Elk Creek Winery, 150 Highway 330, Owenton

Hey guys! SO, Byrd Law will be at Elk Creek Winery on Friday February 16th from 5:00-9:00 pm.
We’ll be playing new tunes from our upcoming record ‘The Flight,’ and some really cool standards.
Hope to see you guys there!
Elk Creek Winery

5:00 – 10:00 pm – Pint Night – Keep the Glass, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Join Braxton Brewing Company for a special Pint Night at Capital Cellars and when you buy a pint, you can keep the glass!

We’ll be featuring a ton of great beer for you to try including:

Greaters Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout,
Revamp IPA, Spotlight White IPA, Storm Golden Cream Ale and Moving to the Country Peach Pale Ale

We can’t wait for you to join us and #liftonetolife! Cheers!

Friday – Saturday, February 16 – 172018 National Paddling Film Festival, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Get Tickets
Festival tickets are $25 at the door. Cash or check only. Children under 12, free. Advanced tickets on sale now!

Silent Auction
Bid on many donated paddling and non-paddling items. The bidding gets frantic near the close of the auction, Saturday.

Preview the auction items.

Visit the Sponsor Booths
Visit different sponsor booths. American Whitewater, Canoe Kentucky/Jackson Kayaks, J&H, NRS, and Alpacka Rafts had setups in 2015.

Chili Cook Off
Chili cook off on Saturday. Meat, Veggie, and Most Unusual categories, plus Chili King/Queen crowning.

Other than that, we will be having a food vendors selling food each night.

Friday, February 16, 5:00 – 11:00 pm

5:00 PM – Doors Open/Beer Starts Flowing/Films Start
8:00 PM – Guest Speaker
9:00 PM – Films Continue

Saturday, February 17, 12:00 – 11:00 pm

10:00 AM- 2:00 PM Bourbon Tour on the Hour
12:00 noon – Not-NPFF Race check-in at Elkhorn / AW Acres
1:00 PM – Not-NPFF Race start
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Bourbon Tasting
5:00 PM – Films Start
8:00 PM – Chili Cookoff Served
9:00 PM – Director remarks, Raffles, Film Winners Announced
9:00 PM – Wrap-up Silent Auction bidding
9:20 PM – 11:00 PM Pick-up Silent Auction items
9:45 PM – Guest Host
11:00 PM – End of 2016 NPFF

Submit your films and images for 2018 National Paddling Film Festival at http://npff.org/

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 – 7:00 pm – V~Day Partner Yoga!, at Bridgeport Center for Wellness Education, 555 Bridgeport Road

If you are tired of the same old Vday date “dinner & a movie”🎬🍝 and you want to add more excitement and connect on a deeper level with your partner then come have date night @ my studio! 🕉 There will still be ambient lighting, candles, enticing smells, and after help yourself to some made from scratch hot chocolate and strawberries🍓🍫

💟In this class we will focus on establishing trust 🤝 by incorporating balancing poses, poses where you will rely on the other person and core strength for stability, and poses that will bring you closer to your partner💑. This class is not just for couples You can bring your best friend 👩‍❤️‍👩 your mom, anyone you want to create a deeper bond with in your life👨‍❤️‍👨. Yoga is about connecting with your inner being so why not find a connection with someone you are very close with. It’s $20 per couple! All you need is a partner and an open mind! ❤ ALSO PLEASE RSVP! CLICK THAT “going” BUTTON OR MESSAGE ME SO I CAN LOCK YOU IN. I ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 5 COUPLES! That’s 10 people so please let me know soon!

6:00 – 8:30 pm – An Evening with Holly Spears and John Towles, at Bird Dogs Coffee, 101 W Seminary St, Owenton

Save the Date for you and YOUR date. Join Holly Spears and John Towles for an intimate evening from 6pm – 8:30pm. Your $25 ticket includes a Meal, Drink, Dessert, Concert and Reserved Seating. Call 502-309-9777 to Reserve your Seats today! Seating is Limited.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Murder at the Bunny Tail Mansion, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Plan your Valentine’s Day Weekend with Equus Run Vineyards in Kentucky as they present “Murder at the Bunny Tail Mansion!” This is an interactive murder mystery dinner show with lots of laughs, mystery, and sexy surprises. Tickets are $50 and are by Reservation Only! Call 859.846.9463. Performance by Murder and Merriment.

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

Always a favorite at Verona Vineyards, Marty and Dean will be playing 6:00-9:00.

Chef Craig will also be serving a variety of tasty appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the Verona Vineyards Kitchen from 5:00-8:30.

Start your weekend off right with a night of live music, award winning wine, and cold beer.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – WINE & YOGA, at Fit-Time for Women, 102 Brighton Park Blvd

Join us for an hour of Yoga followed by fellowship and a glass of wine provided by Capital Cellars. Cost is $10. Space is limited – register at Fit-Time.

6:30 – 7:30 pm – Nancy Green – Being Aunt Jemima: A Kentucky Chautauquaat the Woodford County Library, 115 N Main St, Versailles

(Adults) Nancy Green became one of the first prosperous African American women in the U.S. Green was born enslaved in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in 1834. While in Kentucky she worked for the Walker family and moved with them to Chicago just after the Great Fire, in 1872. Eight years later, Nancy Green became “Aunt Jemima.” Businessman R.T. Davis had purchased a pre-mixed, self-rising recipe for pancakes and wanted an “Aunt Jemima,” a character from minstrel shows which were popular at the time, to be the face of his pancakes. “Aunt Jemima” would be a friendly, animated, African American cook who served a wealthy white family. Playing the role of “Aunt Jemima” gave Green financial independence few African Americans and few women experienced at the time. She used her wealth as a means to empower her community. She was particularly active in her church, leading missionary trips, investing in anti-poverty programs for African Americans, and advocating for equal rights. This program was funded in part by Kentucky Humanities. Please call 873-5191 to sign up.

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.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Friday Family Dance, at Thornhill Learning Center, 700 Leslie Ave

Would you like to learn to dance like your favorite characters from Victoria, Poldark, Firefly, Pride and Prejudice, or Emma?

Then join us on Friday nights for some family fun as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. Both the slightly more formal dances from the ballrooms of Poldark, Pride and Prejudice and Victoria as well as the more laid back dances at the village celebrations. All taught in a laid back, easy manner. No dance experience necessary and children are not only welcomed, but encouraged to attend. If you can walk, you can do these dances.

Pass the love of dance and movement on to future generations by joining us every Friday evening for a fun filled family night!
We look forward to dancing with you!

Place: Thorn Hill Learning Center Gymnatorium (700 Leslie Ave. Frankfort)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Dates: Feb 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, and 20
(April 13 will be an abbreviated dance night for our annual meeting and election starting at 7:45)

Dancer Fee
Entire Season: Per individual $25, Two people registered as partners $35 or Family Rate $45 for 3 or more members of the same family.
Single Dance: Individual $4, Couple $7, Family $10

Registration required by Feb 10. Send registration to:
624 Blade Ave
Frankfort KY 40601
*Payment will be refunded if minimum number of registrations are not received to secure venue.

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 – My Little Valentine – Daddy/Daughter Ball, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Bring your little Valentine to The Kentucky Castle for the My Valentine Daddy/ Daughter Ball. It will be a magical evening filled music, dancing, pictures, and real live Princesses. She will receive a personalized invitation to the ball in the mail. Upon arrival, she will be greeted by a prince and presented with a tiara. Make a memory she’ll never forget. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and sparkling grape juice (champagne for adults) served. Limited seating still available at the Castle Farm Restaurant, please inquire for reservations.

7:30 – 10:30 pm The Shape of Water (2017), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Rated R $8

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

Live music with 10,000 Watt Halo at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

After along hiatus Halo returns to The Brick for an exciting night of music with all our great Halo friends n family! We r very excited to b back doin what we love!

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

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

twitter Facebook Like 2 linkedin_logo_11 YouTube Logo 2 Google Plus Logo 1 Instagram Logo pinterest-logo-2-1074x1067


Friday Highlights brought to you by:

Frankfort/Franklin County Tourism