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Bowl For Kid’s Sake Event on May 16, 2015
Join the Leadership Frankfort Class of 2015 in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 2PM – 5PM at Capital Bowl
Ice Cream/Popsicle Day this Friday, May 15 at CCU
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Thursday night was cool and rainy. Not an ideal night for the kickoff night for Frankfort’s Candlelight Tradition, now in it’s 34th year. But the families were out in droves at Commonwealth Credit Union, the title sponsor of this year’s event.
What was the big draw? Well Santa, for starters. Then RJ Corman brought out their dinner train for families to come aboard and hear a book reading, their own “Polar Express”. There was also popcorn and candy and activities for the kids, such as letters to Santa.
There was also plenty going on at the Kentucky History Center as Frankfort’s own Capital City Chorale and the Lexington Singers sang seasonal favorites. The Lionel train display is always a huge draw for the kid in all of us. There were also activities for the kiddos as well as free admission through the museum itself.
The Capital City Museum had it going on as they celebrated 10 years being Frankfort’s own “history center”. They have become the premier local museum in the state. Other communities wishing to celebrate their own history, aspire to be what is in our own backyard. With rotating exhibits, a rich library of local history and generous donations from Frankfort natives, the CCM has become something special for our community. The museum even gives a salute to Frankfort’s famous and infamous sons and daughters, including some guy by the name of Johnny Depp!
As the shops, galleries and eateries stayed open later for Candlelight, those who ventured around town were treated to the sights and sounds of the upcoming holiday season. As carolers from Western Hills Chorus made their way from merchant to merchant, spectators were invited to shop the unique items each has to offer. The highlight of the opening night is always the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Old Capitol Lawn. Those brave enough to deal with the cold, wet conditions, were able to help Mayor Bill May count down to flipping the switch.
Candlelight Tradition was started 34 years ago as the unofficial start of the holiday season in downtown Frankfort. It was meant to bring people into town to begin their holiday shopping experience. It has morphed into something else entirely. It has become about families and the community of Frankfort. The horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown are nice and a rare treat. But remember that this community would not be able to thrive without those people who own businesses that choose to open a storefront downtown. Shopping local keeps those dollars in the community, and keeping businesses from shuttering windows. As the remainder of Candlelight winds down, take a close look at those store fronts. Take into consideration how much time was taken to decorate them for your viewing pleasure. And stop to think, “what would downtown Frankfort look like at this time of year if the windows were dark?” Just keep in mind to shop local during your Candlelight experience.
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Friday, July 25th Highlights of Frankfort Events
Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Summer Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!
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Friday, July 25, 2014
8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Collection, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington St., Info: 223-1795
9:00 am – 5:00 pm – New Leash on Life Thrift Store, Shop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229
11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Ward Oates Lunchtime Concert Series featuring Jeff Barnes Band, Ward Oates Amphitheater. Join Star 103.7 as they host an Ice Cream Social at this event! They will have vanilla Blue Bell Ice Cream, with all sorts of tasty toppings for the first 200 people! Enjoy your cold treat, while listening to live music from the Jeff Barnes Band. They will have Star 103.7 bumper stickers for you! If they spot their bumper sticker on your car this summer, you could win one of our 103 Days Of Summer prizes!
Ward Oates Amphitheater is located at the end of West Main Street, next to Liberty Hall and behind the Kentucky Bar Association, on the lawn of the amphitheater at Riverview Park.
Walk over or park in the Farmers Market.
Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am -12:25 pm
3:00 – 7:00 pm – Grand Opening at Vibrant Life, the public is invited to celebrate Vibrant Life’s Grand Opening. The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce, followed by free mini classes for adults and for children, free mini healing sessions for individuals, and free refreshments. There will also be free gifts for the first 200 customers, lots of door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and free child care. All merchandise, classes, and services that are purchased during the event will be 10% off. For more information, please visit http://www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com or call (502) 352-2452. Located at 338 St. Clair Street in historic downtown Frankfort.
3:00 – 7:00 pm – Happy Hour! all week! at La Fiesta Grande (The Little Monkey), 334 St. Clair St. Info: 352-2359.
4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. Info: 352-2600… Try LUNCH at Capital Cellars, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily. Serving sandwiches, salads and homemade soups!
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Music on the Patio! at Rick’s White Light Diner, 114 Bridge St. Spend your summer enjoying dinner, drinks, music and art!
5:30 – 9:30 pm – Amphitheater CONCERT: Lauren Mink, Whether you like Lady Gaga & Katy Perry or Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert, you will be entertained with a lively performance by Mink. While mainly country, she will rock out a Bonnie Raitt and Bon Jovi tune and put her country stamp on it. No matter what genre of music you are into, Lauren knows how to satisfy her audience. Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY, http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/
6:00 pm – 2:30 am – Twin Hills Drive-in Theatre, 1785 Louisville Road, Harrodsburg, KY, Planes: Fire & Rescue, starring Dane Cook, Ed Harris, and Julie Bowen; and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, starring Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, and Andy Serkis.
An Old Fashioned Drive-In Theatre experience located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Family owned and operated. Providing affordable fun for everyone!
Admission: $5.00 for adult
$2.50 for children (3-11)
Children ages 2 & under are free!
*These admission prices include both movies!
-Lawn chairs allowed.
-Outside Coolers and food allowed for $5
-Tune your radio station to 106.1 FM
6:30 – 8:30 pm – “Sip & Savor” Fridays, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, winning wines and the glass is included for free. Featured Artist: Andy Palmer FREE Live Music at the Tasting Room.
6:30 – 10:00 pm – Kentucky River Music and BBQ Fest, Kentucky River Campground, 1489 Steele Branch Rd, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
- 6:30 Dave Clark – Acoustic guitar Classic Rock
- 8:00 Mandy Reichert – Country / Rock
Call Kentucky River Campground for reservations. Must have a camp site to attend 502-227-2465.
7:00 – 10:00 pm – Saint Clair Live! Live Music on the Bricks of Saint Clair Street. Featuring Twist of Fate. Sponsored by Serafini’s, La Fiesta Grande (The Little Monkey) and the Brick Alley.
7:30 pm – The Lego Movie is coming to the big screen on the Old Capitol Lawn in Downtown Frankfort! Activities such as Inflatables, Popsicles, & Popcorn will begin at 7:30 pm!
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
Live Music tonight at The Dragon Pub, 103 W Main St., Info: 875-9300
Freddy and the Cruegers at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.