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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, February 17th, 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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Saturday, February 17, 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 – 11:30 am – Great Backyard Bird Count, at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 1305 Germany Rd

Hosted by Life Adventure Center

Please dress warm and wear sturdy hiking shoes/boots for this outdoor activity!
Things to bring: binoculars, camera, bird ID book, refillable water bottle.

Please RSVP to Barb@lifeadventurecenter.org

8:00 am – 12:00 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

8:00 am – 6:00 pm – KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show, at Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd

KHJA Hunter Jumper Horse Show
Stall Reservations: Bruce Brown 859-489-4885
Show Starts 8:00 AM Saturday & Sunday
Showbills Available at www.lakesidearena.org under schedule as they become available from show secretary

For tickets and additional information, click HERE

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.

10:00 – 11:30 am – Pastries with our Princess, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Extremely Limited Availability – Bring your little princess for a visit to Princess Marie’s home, pastry breakfast, dancing in the castle’s Ballroom, a sing-along and story time in the Music Room and, of course, the opportunity to take her picture with our princess.


10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Pots, Sticks & Stones Garden Workshop, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Ct

Three gardening workshops open to the community. Make a hypertufa pot, learn how to garden in small spaces, and a tree identification class.

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 – 11:00 pm – 2018 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/






11:00 am – 12:00 pm Tillandsia Wreath DIY, at Wilson Nurseries, 3690 East West Connector – Route 676

Create your own indoor & on-trend tillandsia wreath during this DIY workshop. Tillandsia — also known as air plants — get most of their nutrients from the air, making them a low-maintenance, but beautiful, choice for indoor wreaths. Use moss & other natural elements on a grapevine base to craft your out-of-the-ordinary wreath. Workshop participants will receive a $25 gift card to purchase additional materials.

Get tickets HERE

11:00 – 12:30 pm – Photographing Freetowns Exhibit Special Event, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

As part of the official opening for “Photographing Freetowns: African American Kentucky through the Lens of Helen Balfour Morrison,” hear from Zion Hill resident Isaac Hughes, whose mother was among Morrison’s subjects, and help identify the people and places of Zion Hill, Sugar Hill, Midway, Lexington, Frankfort, Louisville and possibly elsewhere, that Morrison did not document.

The event will take place in Keeneland Gallery, site of the exhibit.

Pre-Registration is not required.

Admission: Free for KHS members, African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky members OR as part of the KHS’ general admission. For more information please call 502-564-1792.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Super Story Time: Science Rocks!, at the Woodford County Library, 15 N Main St, Versailles

At 11am and 12pm. (Families) The Kentucky Science Center presents five hands-on science activity stations in a fun, festival atmosphere. This event was rescheduled from Saturday, January 12. Call 873-5191 to sign up.


11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Sweetheart Brunch, at Holly Hill Inn, 426 N Winter St, Midway

Holly Hill Inn is offering a special prix fixe Sweetheart Brunch menu, along with the regular brunch menu, on Feb. 17-18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The menu will feature selections of Lobster Omelet, Petite Steak and Eggs, Bridegroom’s Spanish Onion Soup, Strawberries and Cream, and more!

The three-course Sweetheart Brunch is $30. For a reservation, call (859) 846-4732 or visit hollyhillinn.com.

Sweetheart Brunch Menu
Three courses, $30 prix fixe

First course
Bridegroom’s Spanish Onion Soup with Norwood crouton
Strawberries and Cream with homemade granola

Lobster Omelet
Served with Weisenberger Mill cheese grits and griddled asparagus

Petit Steak and Eggs
Cooked your way with crispy potatoes and griddled asparagus

True Love’s Full Breakfast
Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes with real Maple Syrup, crispy Stone Cross Farm bacon, and two eggs your way

Honey Mascarpone Cheesecake
Dark Chocolate Cake with Winter Fruit


12:00 – 1:30 pm – Storytime and Buffet Lunch with Princess Marie, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Extremely Limited Availability – Bring your little princess for a visit to Princess Marie’s home, kid-friendly buffet lunch, dancing in the castle’s Ballroom, a sing-along and story time in the Music Room and, of course, the opportunity to take her picture with our princess.



12:00 – 5:00 pm – Kisses & Calories, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Bring your sweetheart (and your sweet tooth!) and chase the chill away at our Kisses and Calories Valentine’s Open House on Saturday, February 10th from 12:00-5:00. A sinfully delicious sampling of decadent chocolate morsels paired with our newest wine releases.

Reservations are not required for this event!

1:00 – 4:00 pm – Board Game Day, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping St

Drop in for some tabletop fun! Play board games from our collection, or feel free to bring your own. Available games include Dominion, Smash Up, Evolution, Formula Motor Racing, and many more!

Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month!


2:00 – 3:30 pm – Tea with Princess Marie, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Bring your little princess for a visit to Princess Marie’s home, tea fit for royalty, dancing in the castle’s Ballroom, a sing-along and story time in the Music Room and, of course, the opportunity to take her picture with our princess.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy – Panel Session: Researching African American Roots in Kentucky, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Learn about resources and Kentucky-specific strategies for locating your African American ancestors in this panel session co-sponsored by KHS and the African American Genealogy Group of Kentucky.

The session will take place in Keeneland Gallery, site of the “Kentucky Freetowns” photo exhibit. Please plan to arrive a little early to view the images. Many subjects are unidentified, and we could use your expertise identifying Freetown residents of Central Kentucky.

Pre-Registration is not required.

Admission: Free for KHS members, AAGGKY members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. For more information please call 502-564-1792, ext. 4460 or by e-mailing khsrefdesk@ky.gov.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Dynamic Doers: Popsicle Stick Canvas Craft for Teens, at the Woodford County Public Library Midway Branch, 400 Northside Dr, Midway

Please sign up for this free program by calling (859) 846-4014 or registering on our web site: http://www.woodfordcountylibrary.com/event/6278

(Ages 11-18) Teens, drop in anytime between 2 and 4pm and create a painting using popsicle sticks as the canvas.This event will be held at the Midway Branch Library

Click here for a fun tutorial from Craft-of-Giving:


3:00 – 4:30 pm – Minecraft Jr., at the Woodford County Library, 15 N Main St, Versailles

Registration is required. Please call (859) 873-5191 to sign up.

(Ages 6-11) Kids create and play together in our own virtual Minecraft world. Participants must have their own Minecraft PC account. Please bring your own computer if possible. Limited to 10 participants. Free.

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Shelbyville Music, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Browning Country Ham Food Truck, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Browning’s Country Ham & More will be setup at Brianza Gardens and Winery serving dinner from 4:00 to 7:00. Come out to enjoy live music, wine and the great scenic views.


5:00 – 9:00 pm – Blues and Jazz with Laura and Keith, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

Frankfort songbird Laura Ellen Penn joins Barrel House pianist Keith Hubbard for some passionate post- Valentine’s Day tonk, blues and jazz.


5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music from Holly M. Spears, at Brianza Gardens and Winery, 14611 Salem Creek Rd, Verona

Nashville Recording Artist, Holly Spears, will be joining us from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Holly’s single, “Farm Girl” is out on Country Radio. She has several songs in movies, commercials and music videos. She’s also acted in the movie, “Nail 32.” Holly plays a mix of covers from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and now from the Pop, Rock, Country and Original Genres.




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 – Last Call Trivia Night, at Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville

Come one come all to Last Call Trivia! Where a bar tab is never trivial. A new feature starting Saturdays in January located in our clubhouse. $30, $20, and $10 gift cards will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Lastly, the bars open for delicious cocktails!

6:00 – 9:00 pm – Live music with Keith Rodgers, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Keith Rodgers will be playing from 6:00-9:00.

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.



6:00 – 10:00 pm – Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Weekend Love Affair, at G. Gerrads, 76 C Michael Davenport

We are having a sweetheart dance featuring live music performed by Prototype and our house DJ on the 1s & 2s! Treat that special someone to an amazing night full of love, laughter and dancing! There will be a special surprise!!

General Tickets are $35 single/$60 Couple

Tickets may be purchased by calling 502-437-4331, thru paypal, or Eventbright.
VIP members must contact us directly at 502-437-4331 for members pricing.

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.

7:00 – 10:00 pm – Murder At the Market Dinner, at Little City Market, 314 St Clair St

We will be featuring a murder mystery with a dinner preceding. The menu is published within the event. You MUST prepay (the price is $20 per person and includes dinner and the experience) and RSVP with your entree choice (we feature vegetarian/vegan options for those who require) This event is intellectually-geared and not very child friendly. The murder mystery is written out by the fantastic William Thrasher.

7:00 pm – 1:00 am 2018 Kentucky River Bash, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.

Join the party to help ease the winter blues. $10 to get in, live music starting at 9 pm. The Capital Plaza Hotel has rooms for $69 that evening. All proceeds go back into the community for functions and activity’s on the river!

This year’s Kentucky River Bash will once again feature Wes Soard. Don’t miss this exciting artist!!! More details to follow.

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

7:30 – 9:30 pm – Daddy/Daughter Princess Dance, at CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

Bring your princess to The Kentucky Castle for a magical evening of music, dancing, pictures and real live Princesses. Create a night all about you and about her. Make a memory she’ll never forget. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served. Limited seating still available at the Castle Farm Restaurant, please inquire for reservations.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.Bourbon on Main

UK vs. Alabama on big screens, 2:00pm, $10 buckets, live music with Eddie Barber and Off the Wagon, 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

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

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