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YMCA Christmas Ball

Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
The Christmas Ball is a holiday themed event for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families/friends/caretakers. The event is free of charge and includes a live band, dancing, food/drink, games, arts and crafts, door prizes, Santa meet and greet, event photos, crowning of a King and Queen of Christmas and more!
Visit for more information.

Brent Wallace, Frankfort YMCA, 502-227-9637,

Franklin County High School Band Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair

Franklin County High School, 1100 East Main Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
Please join us for the 31st annual Franklin County High School Band Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair. There will be more than 100 vendors filling the school and offering amazing homemade gifts and holiday decorations. There will also be a bake sale, concessions (serving hot breakfast and lunch), a silent auction & a raffle for a brand new TV. You might even catch a performance or two of our very talented band students throughout the day in various ensembles. If you are a vendor interested in a spot at our bazaar, please e-mail for an application. Hope to see you on December 5th between 9am & 4pm for a wonderful day of holiday shopping.
FCHS Band Boosters

Stephanie Oerther

LexPhil's Peanut Butter & Jelly Series: Music Builds Flight!

Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601
LexPhil’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Series: Music Takes Flight!
April 30, 2016
2:00 pm
Kentucky Historical Society

Join us this Saturday afternoon for an engaging half-hour concert, followed by time for play and discovery at the Instrument Petting Zoo! PB&J sandwiches, cookies, and juice also served.

2:00 pm concert and PB&J sandwiches/2:30 pm Instrument Petting Zoo

Tickets: $5, all ages


Box Office: (859) 233-4226

Independence Day Sidewalk Sale

Jul 3, 2015 - Jul 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass is the go-to stop for everyone to celebrate Independence Day in style. Sidewalk sales will be going on throughout the weekend and there’ll be entertainment for the whole family. The mall will open for regular hours on Independence Day from 10am – 9pm.

The sidewalk sales can be found throughout The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. The sidewalk sales will begin Friday, July 3 and end Monday, July 6.

Lucy George, 502-722-5558,

FCHS Youth Volleyball Camp

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 6th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 7th - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Frankfort County High School is having a Volleyball Camp for Boys & Girls ages 6-11, at Franklin County High. The camp will focus on basic fundamentals and aspects of the game. Each participant will receive a camp T-Shirt. Registration is $55 per Child.

Wesley Vance, 239-292-6119,

Junior Flyer Youth Volleyball Camp

Jun 6, 2015 - Jun 7, 2015 6th - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 7th - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Franklin County High School in Frankfort, KY

TIMES: SAT 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM / SUN 1:00 PM– 4:00PM


contact Wesley Vance by text or call at
239-292-6119 or email to

Pet Valu to Open First Kentucky Location in Frankfort

Apr 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Pet Valu, 7000 John Davis Drive, Suite 300, Frankfort, KY 40601
Pet Valu Pet Store is coming to Kentucky! Come celebrate Pet Valu’s first Kentucky location with a Grand Opening Celebration at the Frankfort store on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, face painting, raffle prizes and fun with the Pet Valu mascot. Life House for Animals Rescue will be onsite from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with dogs and cats available for adoption.

Leanna Bernhard, 410-660-9689,

Hospice of the Bluegrass Volunteer Training/Orientation

Apr 21, 2015 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Hospice offices at 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort
Hospice of the Bluegrass will host a Volunteer Training/Orientation on Tuesday, April 21, from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hospice offices at 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort. There are volunteer opportunities for everyone at Hospice of the Bluegrass. Many volunteers report meaningful benefits from their work such as being able to provide care and support to patients and families, as well as being able to support the organization through administrative work. For more information contact Shellie Brown at (502) 223-1744 or

Kim Livesay, CFRM
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Director, Annual Giving and Public Relations
(859) 296-6867 (Office)
(859) 230-1205 (Cell)

Capital Expo Festival

Jun 4, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015 4th - 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 5th & 6th - 10:00 AM - Midnight

Capital Plaza Complex, Wilkinson Boulevard, Frankfort KY 40601
Family oriented festival featuring an Arts & Crafts Show, Food, Carnival, Funnel Cake 5K, Shopping, Classic Car Show, continuous live entertainment, Children's Festival, Rumble on the River Fireworks display.

Kathy Campbell

Lessons in Carols

Dec 21, 2014 10:55 AM

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele Street, Frankfort KY
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church invites the community to "Lessons in Carols," by the sanctuary choir, under the direction of Aaron Cunningham and organist Roland Herzel, at 224 Steele St., Frankfort, on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 10:55 a.m. (EDT). The musical program celebrates the fourth Sunday of Advent with song and choral selections about the coming birth of Jesus. Following the pageant, a complementary lunch will be served to everyone in the church Fellowship Hall. For more info, check the Church web site at or find us on Facebook.

Rev. Dr. David Wadsworth, (502) 227-7175

9th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball

Dec 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, KY
The Christmas Ball is a holiday event designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their family, friends and staff. Activities include live band, dancing, crafts, games, prizes, food, Santa, photos and more!

Brent Wallace
Frankfort YMCA

Glory to God! A Christmas Pageant

Dec 14, 2014 10:55 AM & 1:30 PM

South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, 224 Steele Street, Frankfort KY USA
South Frankfort Presbyterian Church invites everyone to enjoy "Glory to God," the Christmas pageant presented church youth, Sunday, December 14, 2014, 10:55 a.m. (EDT). Following the pageant, a complementary lunch will be served to everyone in the church Fellowship Hall. For info about the church, contact Rev. Dr. David Wadsworth, (502) 227-7175, e-mail, check the Church web site, or on Facebook.

Tim Mallard, cell phone (502) 219-0015

Versailles Montessori School's Gala

Frankfort Country Club, Frankfort, Ky
Four Roses Bourbon Tasting, Dinner, Silent/Live Auctions, $2,500 Raffle Drawing, Dancing

Tony Guagliardo, 859-873-1998, INFO@VERSAILLESMONTESSORI.ORG

The Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund presents Exile and Delbert McClinton

Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, KY
Concert Series to Benefit Construction of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial
Music fans and supporters of the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Fund are invited to attend a benefit concert series at the Frankfort Convention Center.

turkey day story

Staxx BBQ, Frankfort
Staxx BBQ in Frankfort will be busy smoking and frying turkeys (and hams) Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday night, turkeys will be put on the smoker to smoke all night. On Thanksgiving Day we will start frying turkeys at 2 or 3 a.m. so customers can pick up their turkeys from 8-10:30 that morning. Contact owner Dan Liebman at 502-320-9634 (cell).

Dan Liebman, 502-320-9634, cell

YMCA Christmas Ball

Frankfort Convention Center
The YMCA Christmas Ball is a holiday event for those with intellectual disabilities, their friends, family and chaperones. This is a free event, which has live music, dancing, event photos, games, prizes, crafts, snacks/drinks, Santa Claus and more! For more information, visit

Brent Wallace


State Office Building, 501 High Street, Frankfort, KY.
The Frankfort Lions have again joined in partnership with members of the Shelby County Lions as a “Lions Team” doing eye screenings at the State Health Fair on October 1st. The screenings will be in the auditorium on the first floor of the State Office Building, 501 High Street, Frankfort, KY.

The team of Lions’ members will be screening state workers from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is the third year that the Frankfort Lions Club has been invited to have a booth at the State Health Fair in the City of Frankfort. There have been more than 200 people who have had their eyes screened in the past two years.

Flo Warner, (502) 223-8514

Sunflower Soiree

Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601
Sunflower Soiree will feature local food and beverages along with music, a wonderful silent auction, and lots of fun! All proceeds benefit Sunflower Kids, a local family violence prevention agency.

Stephanie Hoffman at Sunflower Kids
Tel: 859-268-0487
web site:

Hospice of the Bluegrass Volunteer Training

Hospice office at 643 Teton Trail, Frankfort, Ky. 40601
Volunteer opportunities include providing respite to caregivers, transportation, companionship, office support, bereavement support and much more! Those who attend are under no obligation to become volunteers. Lunch will be provided to registered participants.

For more information and to register, contact Shellie Brown at (502) 223-1744 or

Bluegrass poultry association spring poultry show

Apr 6, 2013 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

lakeview park frankfort ky
SATURDAY APRIL6 come on out to Lakeview Park in Frankfort Ky and support the Bluegrass Poultry Association. We will be hosting our 2nd annual Spring show. We will also be having a swap day out back $5 for vendor set up free to the public Animal vendors will be on hand from indiana ohio tennessee illionios west virgina and the great state of kentucky. So come on out and enjoy our show,silent auction,food concession, swap meet and a good time with old friends and new ones.

marty short 859-274-3337

Kentuckians for Medicinal Marijuana Rally

Feb 6, 2013 1:00 P.M.

The Capitol Annex Building 700 Capitol Ave Loop, Frankfort, KY, 40601
Support the cause, the senators need to feel and hear your voice. Meet us at the Capital Hill Annex building and show your support for SB 11 (Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Bill). Chronically ill Kentucky citizens that have been debilitated by disease need your support. Please help our cause by coming out to the rally. You can also further support our cause by making an appointment to see your senator the same day. We can't do it without you, UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL!


Date/ Present Shopping Night for Parents of Children with special Needs

Dec 1, 2012 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

New Harvest A/G Frankfort, KY
The night will consist of a snack, craft, and other fun activities for children with special needs and their siblings. (Ages 3-12)
This event is free and any donations will go to the Children’s Ministry at New Harvest.
If any of your children has a severe allergy, we ask that you call us so that we can plan accordingly.
Additional info or questions call (502)682-3856

Jennifer Payton, (502)682-3856,

YMCA Christmas Ball

Dec 8, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
The 7th Annual YMCA Christmas Ball is a free holiday dance for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Central Kentucky area! The event includes live music, large dance floor, light refreshments, games, prizes, crafts, complimentary event photo, Santa Claus and more!

Brent Wallace

Tailgate Trick or Treat

Oct 28, 2012 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Quest Community Church , 2250 Lawrenceburg Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Tailgate Trick or Treat is a free, family-friendly event. There will be trick or treating, hayrides, a scavenger hunt, a bonfire, and lots and lots of candy! There will be free hot chocolate and supper for a small fee.

Leslie Linwick

Pink Drivers for a Cure

Oct 13, 2012 1:00 P.M.

Juniper Hills Golf Course, 800 Louisville Road, Frankfort
Golf Tournament, Silent Auction & Pasta Dinner benefiting Ellen Smith Gotshall in treatment for Stage III breast cancer

Jami Wampler Scannell
9349 Dockside Way
West Chester, OH 45069

The Frat House Custom Greek Gifts and Apparel Fashion Show

Kentucky State University Ballroom
This is the Debut Fashion Show for The Frat House Custom Greek Gifts and Apparel, Sponsored by the KSU Communications Club . We will be showing off our fall collection and accepting orders. Please come out and celebrate as we launch this business. 400 E. Main St. Frankfort, KY 40601. The Cost is $2 for students (with student ID) and $5 General Admission. For more information Contact Dr. Shannon Brogan (502)597-6053 or Constance Brown (502)209-9548. Refreshments will be served!!!!

Constance Brown (502)209-9548

Art in the Gardens

Liberty Hall, Frankfort KY
Local artist to participate in new Frankfort arts festival
FRANKFORT, KY. (July 15, 2012) – Debbie Graviss of Graviss Studios has been selected to be an exhibitor in the first “Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall”, a fine arts fair, on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2, in downtown Frankfort.
Nearly 50 of the region’s finest artists and artisans have been invited to take part in the fair, which will be staged in the lush gardens of Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. Admission is $3 daily.
Throughout the two-day event, visitors will browse booths that offer items as diverse as ornate glass objects, playful handcrafted dolls, and intricate scrimshaw designs. Art in the Gardens will be the ideal place to purchase a colorful silk scarf, a cutting board crafted from native woods, or a pot decorated with designs imprinted by delicate horse hair.
Also on tap will be live music, children’s art, open houses at Liberty Hall and the adjacent Orlando Brown House, food vendors, and downtown Frankfort events. More information may be found at the festival Web site,

The first Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall, featuring exhibits by nearly 50 outstanding artists and artisans, as well as children’s art activities, live music, and house tours, will be held Sept. 1-2 at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Admission is $3 daily. For more information, visit or call Liberty Hall at 502-227-2560.

Marie Pullen

Commonwealth Canine Search and Recovery Benefit Motorcycle Ride

Jun 8, 2012 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.

Meet at Old Capital building at 200 W Broadway Frankfort
K-9 Benefit ride for Commonwealth Search and Recovery Team All money raised will be used by the team for training, equipment and insurance.
Entry Fee: $10 per bike, $15 per bike with passenger
Meet at Old Capital building at 200 W Broadway Frankfort and ends at Civic Center Frankfort will be hosting the Expo Festival, if you want to bring the family or other guest who do not ride there will be plenty of entertainment. The Expo Festival feature plenty of vendors, music, fair rides and fireworks after dark.
Registration: 12:00 - 2:00 pm Kick stands up: 2:05 pm
All riders who register before 1:00 pm will be entered for the 1 o'clock raffle drawing, more items will be raffled off after the ride.

If you would like to sponsor our event please contact me.

Learn more about our team here:

Jeff Bardroff 502-330-9042

Living in History Home & Garden Tour

101 Duntreath, Frankfort, KY 40601
Living In History Home & Garden Tour, presented by Garden Club of Frankfort & Frankfort Tourist Commission. June 9, Frankfort, KY; Tour: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; $15 - Advance tickets and information at Frankfort Tourist Commission 502-875-8687. Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $15 (reservations recommended). Boutique shopping: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All proceeds benefit local beautification projects.

Linda Hill


May 19, 2012 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.

Frankfort Convention Center
On Saturday, May 19, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road will celebrate the 100th anniversary of providing learning and growing opportunities for girls. Join us for this historic 100th Anniversary Celebration event at the Frankfort Convention Center from 1:00 – 5:00 pm and help us celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Girl Scouts vision began on March 12, 1912 by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low. Low brought 18 girls together with the belief that every girl should be given the skills to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road continues to instill these skills in girls 100 years later and works with more than 17,000 Girl Scouts each year.

Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA explains, “Our 100th anniversary is our moment in time to bring the nation together to make a difference in the lives of girls. Girls represent an incredible resource for our country and Girl Scouts has always provided them a platform for success, and during our centennial we want everyone—men and women alike—to join us in making sure that every girl achieves her full leadership potential.”

The Girl Scouts of Kentucky’ Wilderness Road celebration will include a stunning 50 girl flag ceremony, 100th Anniversary Sing Along, Historical Uniform Fashion Show and a number of other activities cherishing 100 years of tradition. All participants will have the chance to have troop or group pictures taken under the 100th Anniversary Balloon Arch. The anniversary celebration also gives any troops bridging up to the next level the opportunity to have a bridging ceremony at the event.

This once in a lifetime event will give girls the chance to meet Girl Scouts from all over the state of Kentucky. All participants attending will receive a special 100th Anniversary Celebration patch. Make sure not to miss out on this historical event by registering by May 17 for $8 per person. Tickets at the door will be $10 per person.

This event is that the highlight of a spectacular year honoring the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary. Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers in 66 counties in central, eastern and northern Kentucky and one county in Ohio. The Wilderness Road Council serves girls from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and is dedicated to bringing a must have experience to every community. By creating and providing opportunities in health, education, leadership and adventure, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world and Kentucky a better place.

For further information contact:
Susan Douglas
Fund Development Manager, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, 859-293-2621 x233,
Susan Miller
Program Director, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road, 859-293-2621 x224,

Susan Douglas
Fund Development Manager
Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Council
2277 Executive Drive, Lexington, KY 40505
859-293-2621 ext. 233; 800-475-2621

AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.) Dining Out for Life 2012

Nov 28, 2012 7:00 A.M.-11:00 P.M.

Restaurants throughout Lexington and surrounding counties. For a list of participating restaurants, go to:
Dining Out for Life is an international event. On November 28th, part of the proceeds from each official Dining Out for Life restaurant will benefit AVOL (AIDS Volunteers, Inc.). Just by dining out, you can make a big difference in the lives of Kentucky families living with HIV/AIDS. Plus, you can register to win some spectacular prizes. AVOL provides nearly a million dollars a year in essential services to men, women, and families infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in 72 counties in central and eastern Kentucky. These services help families keep their homes, have enough to eat, and get to medical appointments. You will have an opportunity during your meal to make an additional donation to AVOL above and beyond the contribution of the restaurant. AVOL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Kentucky Wine & Vine Bus Tour

May 18, 2012 8:30 A.M.

Visit Kentucky's premiere wine destinations by bus. This year's stops include: Elk Creek
Vineyards in Owenton, Capital Cellars in Frankfort, and Prodigy Vineyards and Winery in
Versailles. A delicious lunch will be served at Elk Creek. Along the way learn about the
winemaking process, see the gift shops, and of course enjoy the tastings. The all-day tour departs
from Nicholasville at 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 18 at Kentucky Bank, 920 Main St. Tickets: $65 per person.

Tickets at or call (859) 881-3820.

Special Assembly Day of Jehovah's Witnesses

Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, KY
The assembly program is designed to help us to work in harmony with one of the three primary entreaties in the model prayer, namely, "let your will take place."

Harvey Johnson

Derby Day Artist Market ~ Carnival of the Arts

Cornerstone Art & Events Gallery, 100 E. Broadway, Frankfort, Ky
The Derby Day Artist Market ~ Carnival of the Arts is a great event to be at for Derby Day! This event includes a fine art exhibit inside the gallery and a wide variety of arts and crafts outside surrounding the gallery. Music by Heath Eric & Molly G, food, lots & lots of arts and crafts exhibitors. Fun times! Free event. Come on down to Cornerstone Art & Events Gallery in Frankfort, KY on Derby Day!

Bianca Wall