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NEWS After being forced to close five years ago, Boone Creek Outdoors has won approval by the Fayette Urban County Planning Commission to reopen. Before the business, located at 8291 Old Richmond Road, can officially open for business the zone change must also be approved by the Lexington Urban County Council. Lexington’s first Louie’s Wine Dive has opened in Chevy Chase. Located at 858 East High Street, it is occupying the former home of Macho Nacho. The restaurant’s
Carl Meyers, a longtime Lexington retailer who specialized in equestrian and upscale apparel, died Monday, Nov. 21. He was 64. Meyers most recently operated the Carl Meyers boutique at 111 Clay Avenue. Meyers and his family had a long history in the Lexington retail market. From 1938 to 1967, the Meyers store was on West Main Street but moved in 1967. The Meyers family later opened stores in Fayette and Lexington malls, but those ventures closed in the 80s. Meyers sold custom riding apparel from a shop he ran first on Walton Avenue and later on Romany Road. The World Trade Center Kentucky announced the fall 2016 graduates of its International Trade Certification Program. The three-day program was taught by experts from banking, tax, legal, customs compliance, market intelligence, freight forwarding, customs brokerage and government, to provide a foundation for effective and efficient international trade operations management for participants. The certification is accredited and nationally recognized by National Customs Brokers and Freight
Forwarder’s Association of America. The graduates include Mindy Acton, Papa John’s International; Phyllis Carmichael, Alltech Inc.; Andrew Cech, World Trade Center Kentucky; Anna Daker, World Trade Center Kentucky; Sam Foust, World Trade Center Kentucky; Linda J. Hawkins, Heart to Heart Publishing, Inc.; Caitlin Horsley, World Trade Center Kentucky; Matt Kremer, Kenmark Optical; Chad Ladd, Tungco; JJ de la Llera, Lectrodryer, LLC; Adam Miles, Link-Belt; Cereka Myrick, Justice AV Solutions; Victoria Pena, Motor Coach Industries; Jason Rainey, SBDC – EKU; Evan Sams, Big Ass Solutions; Jeff Smith, Phoenix Process Equipment Co.; James Sparks; JD Sparks, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company; Cindy Sturgill, World Trade Center Kentucky; Matt Yates, Louisville Forward; and Bruce Zou, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. EVENTS The new location of Tandoor Indian Bar and Fine Cuisine at 3146 Maple Leaf Drive will celebrate with a ribbon cutting in December. The new location features an expanded bar, along with new menu offerings.
Jeff Hoover Commerce Lexington Inc.’s next Public Policy Luncheon will feature Kentucky House of Representatives Speaker-Elect Jeff Hoover on Thursday, Dec. 15, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Lexington Downtown at 369 West Vine Street. The luncheon is open to Chamber members and non-members. For more information, call 859.254.4447.
New high school to honor Douglass
Artist rendering courtesy of Tate Hill Jacobs Architects The Fayette County Board of Education has signed off on naming Lexington’s sixth public high school after 19th-century abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass. The unanimous vote came during the board’s November action meeting. FCPS received nearly 700 suggestions from the public, including 92 unique names that were considered. School board policy requires that the name reflect the geographic significance of the area, or an individual who contributed in a significant way on a local, state, or national level. Alumni of the old Douglass School on Price Road in Lexington’s west end, which was segregated, were pleased with the naming committee’s selection, according to a statement from the board of education. During its 42-year history, Douglass School was known for holding students to
high academic standards, for its impressive library and active PTA, and for being among the first Fayette schools to offer free lunch. “We do have active alumni, and that’s what sold me,” said board chairwoman Melissa Bacon. Board member Doug Barnett also voiced his support, adding, “An instant alumni base is huge at a new school.” The $81.5 million new high school, at 2000 Winchester Road, is scheduled to open next fall with Lester Diaz as principal. The property is on the east side of Winchester Road, between the Summerfield subdivision and Sir Barton Way in Hamburg. This is the newest construction in Fayette County Public Schools. Bryan Station High School’s building was replaced in 2007, and Paul Laurence Dunbar High School opened in 1990.
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Tis the season to celebrate
BY LISA KINDEL
Hopefully you’ve polished off all your Thanksgiving leftovers and ready to start the 2016 holiday season. This December promises to be as exciting and entertaining as holiday seasons’ past with new shows, new markets, new services. The season kicks off on Dec. 1 with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra presenting their annual Christmas rock opera, Ghosts of Christmas Past. Spokesman Paul O’Neill says the new show is an “experiment” and “has new artists, new special effects and lots of surprises in store.” Another option on the First is a drive through the Kentucky Horse Park for their annual Southern Lights Holiday Festival that is open now. Pack the car and gaze at three miles of light sculptures and characters, telling a story sure to put any Grinch in the holiday spirit. The festival includes an exotic petting zoo and local craft market. From Hamburg, take the Newtown Pike exit and make a left on to Ironworks Pike to KHP for a shorter drive this year. The drive opens at 5:30 nightly until Dec. 24. Also, happening at the Horse Park Alltech Arena, the Junior League celebrates the holidays with their Holly Day Market. Katherine Wade, Holly Day Market Chair says “In its 10 years the Holly Day Market has continued to grow and draw both merchants and shoppers from near and far. We are proud of the quality and variety of merchants the Market has to offer.” A new offering at Holly Day Market are individual tables for vendors to sell their wares. “Those have been a big hit and I’m looking forward to seeing how they add to the Market as a whole” Wade says. Holly Day Market starts 10 a.m., Dec. 2 until 6 p.m., with same hours Saturday and Sunday, open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Everyone is invited to kick off the holiday season Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. on Main Street for the annual Lexington Christmas Parade.
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The Lexington Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker which opens Dec. 10 and runs through Dec. 18 at the Lexington Opera House.
For a local artist market, check out the Lexington Art League Black Friday Art Sale at the Loudon House. Pro Tip: it does not happen on Black Friday. This annual sale brings together some of Lexington’s most influential artists. Food trucks will serve up their specials during the sale on Dec. 2 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 2 to 7 p.m. For a more historical holiday event, enjoy the Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 for A Kentucky Christmas at Ashland. That evening, Ashland illuminates into a Christmas village with candlelight tours of the house and lighted grounds. Executive Director James Clark says “This year we will have 21 Kentucky Proud producers and Kentucky artisans, five more than last year. We will also have six Kentucky authors on hand for book signings throughout the day. The Living Arts and Science Center will host a family activities tent. In addition, we will be offering Williamsburg Wreath (made with magnolia leaves) demonstrations and workshops – kits will be available for purchase. Lastly, Lexington artist, Monica Pipia will be our featured fine-art artist – her works will be on view in the Keeper’s Cottage.” Downtown Lexington kicks off the holiday season on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. on Main Street for the annual Lexington Christmas Parade. Lexington Singers will perform the perennial Baroque favorite Handel’s Messiah at Singletary Center for the Arts. The performance brings the musicians on stage for this live performance on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay will guest solo. Lexington Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker beginning Dec. 10 through the 18 at the Lexington Opera House. Under the artistic direction of Luis Dominguez, this production is a must see on your holiday bucket list. Beginning the first weekend of December
through Dec. 11, Waveland State Historic Site brings Dicken’s Victorian classic to life in a room to room special adaption of “A Christmas Carol.” Lexington Children’s Theater offers a completely different holiday program of Alice in Wonderland adapted by Robin Hill on Dec. 11, 17 and 18. EKU Center for the Arts offers a new twist on an old favorite: Rankin & Bass’ Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Sing along with Rudolph, Hermey the Elf, Clarice and all their friends as they come to life on stage. Singletary Center for the Arts offers another version of the timeless Nutcracker by the Moscow Ballet. Their Great Russian Nutcracker tells the tale of Masha in the “Land of Peace and Harmony” with grand artistic sets. The Lexington Opera House presents Chip Reid’s Mannheim Steamroller Christmas on Dec. 22 at 7pm. The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center will show Christmas classics Home Alone and The Preacher’s Wife on Friday, Dec. 16, starting at 6:30 p.m. for Holiday Film Night. On Dec. 26, the Lyric hosts their fifth annual Kwanzaa Celebration. The event is open to all. Donald Mason, Lyric Theatre director says “The Lyric is a special place for people of all cultures to enjoy holiday events. Families have rented the facility for holiday dinners, people have experienced entertainment of all types and the community has learned what Kwanzaa means to so many. This year, we will be providing our guests for Kwanzaa starter kits to share with your family and friends.” The celebration starts at 7 p.m. Whether you’re looking for traditional, avant-garde, spiritual or My Old Kentucky Home, the spirit of the holiday season shines brightly around the Bluegrass.
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Over 20 years ago, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presented the first ever driving tour of holiday lights, aimed at attracting the local community. Today, Southern Lights, featuring more than four miles of holiday lights displayed along a driving route through the Kentucky Horse Park, has evolved to attract over 120,000 visitors each year from across Kentucky and surrounding states. At the end of the tour, families are encouraged to park and walk inside the park’s entrance to enjoy local crafts, model trains and mini train rides, visits with Santa, and an exotic petting zoo. For more information, go to www. southernlightsky.org
Illuminated Evening starts Friday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill and runs through Dec. 23. “In addition to regular Holiday festivities, Illuminated Evenings will feature caroling choirs, roaring fires, twinkling lights and special visits with Mrs. Claus. Each Saturday will feature different performers, programs and tours.” Also, the shops at Shaker Hill will be opened for extended hours and with new Christmas merchandise.
• The first annual Christmas
Crawl to support Surgery On Sunday, Inc. will be held Friday, Dec. 2 from 5:45 p.m. to midnight. The $10 entry fee gets you a 12 Bars of Christmas t-shirt and drink specials at 12 bars including Belles, Henry Clay, McCarthy’s, Harveys, Stagger Inn, Sky Bar, Centro, Bluegrass Tavern, Wildcat Saloon, Parlay Social, Cheapside, and Rosebuds. Organizers would like
to thank event sponsors Jim Beam and Rhinegeist. Costumes are welcomed.
There will be a Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 until 10 a.m. at Applebee’s, 1856 Alysheba Way, sponsored by the Central Kentucky Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to support the group’s mission of investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be the special invited guests.
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 2025 Bellefonte Drive will host “Holiday Memories: New Song in the Bluegrass Holiday Concert” Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit concert for the Pride Community Services Organization. The suggested donation is $12. Children 6 and over welcome.
• The Lexington Christmas
Parade will be on Main Street between Midland and Mill on Tuesday,
Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy will host Jingle Bell Bash at the Hunt-Morgan House on Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. Celebrate Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. For ticket information, contact Laura at 859.255.4552 or email lmiller@ bluegrassconservancy.org.
The Lexington Philharmonic will host A Cathedral Christmas at Cathedral of Christ the King on Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. “The Cathedral of Christ the King will resound with joyful sounds of chamber choirs, soloists, and orchestra in A Cathedral Christmas! Emerging soloists Jarrett Ott, baritone and Sarah Shafer, soprano and organist Jon Johnson perform works by John Rutter, Gerald Finzi, Vaughan Williams, and Bach with the Lexington Chamber Chorale and the chamber choir ECCO.”
The Willows in Hamburg invites the community for a special Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 until 11 a.m. This is a free event for the entire community. The public is invited for breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus. For more information, call 859.543.0337.
Holiday Classic On Ice will be presented Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Lexington Ice Center from 5 until 7 p.m. The Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club will present Holiday Classics on Ice, featuring the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and others.
Immanuel Baptist Church will host Jingle Jam Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. This event is billed as “a Christmas party big enough for the whole family.” The Jingle Jam will be held at the church’s worship center.
A Jazzy Holiday Concert takes place in the Singletary Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Forcht Bank to host breakfast benefit
Join Forcht Bank for the annual Pancakes with Santa event Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This free breakfast will include pancakes and fruit. There will be reindeer games and crafts. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Visually Impaired Preschool Services. The breakfast will be held at the Forcht Banking Center, 2404 Sir Barton Way. Organizers would like to Nate’s Coffee for their participation in this annual event to help VIPS. VIPS offers a variety of programs and services that are uniquely tailored to the needs of young children who are blind or visually impaired and their families. These services are designed to lessen the developmental impacts of visual impairment by teaching children to use other senses to gather information and use remaining vision to their best advantage. Their services support kids from birth. Some of programs include Kids Town Preschool at VIPS, a summer enrichment program along with VIPS summer sensations and camp. Parents of children in VIPS can also benefit from specialized programs including parents night out, family retreats,
holiday parties, parent dinner meetings and a parents newsletter. For more information about VIPS, go to www.vips.org or stop by the offices at 350 Henry Clay Blvd. or call 859.276.0335.
Take steps now to prevent frozen pipes this winter As many people prepare for colder weather, Kentucky American Water recommends taking measures now to help prevent home water pipes from freezing this winter. Frozen water lines typically occur in areas such as crawl spaces or along the outside walls where unprotected plumbing tends to be more vulnerable to the elements. Implementing the following winterization tips now can help avoid headaches later: • Search your house for un-insulated pipes, especially in unheated areas. Check attics, crawl spaces, and outside walls. Consider wrapping pipes with insulation sleeves. Another option is electric heating tape, but follow manufacturers’ instructions carefully to avoid a fire hazard. • Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations with caulking to keep cold air away from pipes, especially where cable TV or phone lines enter the house. • When below-freezing temperatures occur, keep a slow trickle of water flowing through faucets that are supplied by pipes running through an unheated or unprotect-
ed space to keep the water from freezing, and keep kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes. • Make certain that the water to outside faucets is shut off inside your house (via a turnoff valve), and that the lines are drained. Don’t forget to disconnect and drain garden hoses if you have not done so already. Take Steps Now to Prevent Frozen Pipes • Drain and shut off entirely the water to any unoccupied residence such as a summer or vacation home. A loss of power during a winter storm could cause pipes to freeze. • Set the thermostat no lower than 55 degrees if you’re going out of town. Although you may be able to get away with a lower temperature, this setting is considered to be safe for pipes. • Make sure you know where your main water shut-off valve is located inside your home so that you can shut off your water quickly in the event of a water pipe leak. This valve is often located in a utility room or closet or in the basement.
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How to make Christmas cookies
By TOM YATES
efore my family moved back to the States, our Christmases in Vienna, Austria were filled with a hodgepodge of American, German, and Austrian traditions. Tucked away in our five story duplex apartment, we absorbed the mixed Bavarian traditions in our own American way. It was all that I knew, so I went with the flow. Santa Claus didn’t exist. We lived in a snowy world filled with St. Nickolas, Krampus (the anti-St. Nickolas), and the Christkind (the Christ Child gift-bringer). In mid November, the Austrian Christmas Markets took center stage. Almost every main public square housed a market. While Frau Olga and I shopped the regular markets daily for the basic stuff we needed, the Christmas Markets were different. The glorious music, greenery, and religious icons were mere backdrops for the endless displays of ornaments, chocolates, marzipan, and cookies. Vienna
bloomed during the Christmas season. Hand in hand, mitten in mitten, Frau Olga and I would make our way through the frantic streets and crowded trolleys of Vienna in search of the markets. Occasionally, when the aromas were too much to bear, we’d pause for hot roasted chestnuts sold by curbside vendors. Served straight from glowing hot grills and tossed into small paper bags, the heavenly warm chestnut steam soothed the bitter winter air. As a kid, I never had much time to take it all in. As a mitten-tied extension of Frau Olga’s arm, I spent most of my time being pulled and yanked out of harm’s way. Still, there were stolen moments for chocolates and chestnuts. As strange as it might seem, our home didn’t reflect the spirit of the public celebrations wafting throughout the city. Whether my father followed his interpretation of tradition or used it as an excuse, we didn’t decorate for Christmas. No tree. No stockings. Nothing. There were hints and nibbles along the way. On St. Nickolas Eve (December 5th), my brother and I would put our largest pairs of shoes or boots
HAMBURGJOURNAL.COM outside our apartment door hoping they’d be filled with really good stuff. Of course, that all depended on Krampus, the mean evilhorned-red-tongued beastly sidekick of St Nickolas. Following tradition, on December 5th, he and St Nickolas visited towns and villages throughout Austria to ask all the children if they’d been good or bad during the previous year. If they answered incorrectly, Krampus chased them down with his big crooked stick to beat the them. Merry Christmas. Thankfully, he never darkened our doorstep. That said, we still had to fess up to our goodness or badness. My brother’s boots were usually filled with a mixed bag of good and evil. Sticks. Rocks. Coal. Candy. I fared a little better. Because my boots were too small to hold much of anything, they were always filled with liquor-filled chocolate figurines wrapped in brightly colored crinkled foil. Chomp the head and drink the booze. Yep. Bliss. When Christmas Eve finally rolled around, it was like any other night. Frau Olga prepared supper and we’d help clean up the mess before going about our business of being boys. When I took to my bed on Christmas Eve, I knew the drill. Cold room. Cold bed. Closed door. Shuttered window. Darkness. Christmas Eve. In my anxious pretend sleep, I could hear things happening. Every year, the clatter eventually faded into white noise before giving way to the gentle smell of Frau Olga’s Christmas Linzer cookies seeping through the cracks of my tall bedroom door. The next morning, like magic, a fully-decorated Christmas tree sat smack dab in the middle of the living room. Beneath the molten hot multicolored bulbs and dangling wrinkled tinsel, unwrapped gifts and toys spilled from the base of the glowing tree. Amid the Christmas litter, when the dust cleared, Frau Olga’s Linzer cookies left for the Christkind were always left untouched. I guess my dad never cared for Christmas cookies. Our win. Wrapped in early morning glee, we laughed and played under poofs of powdered sugar. Austrian Christmas Linzer Cookies Linzer cookies or Linzer “Eyes” are a derivative of the iconic Linzertore, one of the oldest known tortes created in the 17th century. Using the same dough recipe as the torte ( flour, butter, egg, toasted almonds or hazelnuts), the cookies are small sandwich cookies filled with jam peeking through cutouts. Traditionally, the cutouts were small round holes (Linzer eyes). Nowadays, Linzer cookies and their cutouts can be any shape possible. After toasting 2 cups of raw whole almonds and letting them cool to room temperature, I ground them in a food processor until they resembled finely crumbled flour. In a small bowl I combined 2 cups flour, 2/3 cups ground almond flour, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, a pinch of allspice, freshly ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. In a separate bowl, I beat 2/3 cups sugar with 2 sticks of softened un-
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salted butter until the mixture was light and fluffy before adding 1 egg, lemon zest, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Adding 1/2 cup of the flour at time, I incorporated the flour mixture with the buttered sugar, kneaded it a few times to pull it together into a soft pliable dough, and divided it into two 1 1/2 inch thick discs, After wrapping each disc in plastic wrap, I slid them into the refrigerator to chill overnight. The next morning, I let the dough relax on the counter for 30 minutes before rolling out the dough about 1/8 inch thick. So, I had a fancy Linzer cookie cutter with a bottom cutter and a top cutter for the cutouts. The little things. After cutting half of the dough into stars for the bottoms, I used the same cookie cutter with the star-shaped cutout insert to cut the other half of the dough into toppers. I transferred the tops and bottoms to parchment-lined baking sheets and slid them into a preheated oven to bake for 1012 minutes. When they were lightly golden brown, I pulled them from the oven and carefully placed them onto racks to cool. When they were completely cooled, I inverted the bottom cookies and spread them with 1 teaspoon of seedless raspberry jam. After dusting the tops with confectioners sugar, I carefully sandwiched the cookies together and allowed the glistening jam to gently squirt through the small star-shaped cutouts. Spiced crunchy Christmas cookies with sweet sticky jam topped with soft powdered snow. A Linzer lullaby.
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ALL ABOUT KIDS
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
Do you have what it takes to succeed at the Jedi Academy? Test your skills and complete a series of “missions” at special Jedi training Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 until 5 p.m. For ages 4-9. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005
TUESDAY, DEC. 6
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
Change the world one library program at a time. Hang out with other teens, eat free pizza, and plot world domination. The TAB meetings are open to all ages 13-18. In December, the meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 until 7 p.m.
The Lexington Children’s Theatre will present The Snow Queen Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at The Lexington Opera House. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, the story centers around Kai who chooses the path of the Snow Queen and Gerda, who must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves. Learn chess basics, meet other chess players, and play pick-up games at the Chess Mates, a program through the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. All skill levels welcome but designed for ages 8 and up. Chess Mates will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Mrs. Claus’ Hot Chocolate Social will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Artworks at Carver School. Mrs. Claus is ready to kick off the holidays, so don some festive pj’s and celebrate the season. Meet some of her special friends while enjoying sweet treats and other merry activities. A secret guest will also be stopping by. Register for either 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. by call 859.425.2057.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Bring your furry friends for photos with Santa Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Fayette Mall. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Please enter at the mall entrance between Talbots and Pie Five Pizza. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Santa photo area. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Guests will have the opportunity to donate and support the Lexington Humane Society with their photo
Lexington’s Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, starting 7 p.m. The parade will begin on Main Street between Midland Avenue and Mill Street.
Fayette Mall will host Big Blue Santa Day on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. There will be sewing practice for the cosplay workshop Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Bring a current costume project to work on or practice your sewing skills with provided materials. All levels of experience welcome. No registration required.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9 When you see a rainbow, have you thought about what we could learn from it about the Sun? The light from the Sun, the stars, and nebulas in space contain many secrets about them. Come find out how astronomers decode these secrets using the rainbows they create Friday, Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Ages 8 and up welcome, registration not required.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Re-Kid will host Elf on the Shelf portraits on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location at 197 Moore Drive. Looking for cute Christmas portraits that no one else has? Elf on a Shelf will be coming to Re-Kid for portraits on Dec. 3 and 10. Bring your toy elves and get kids and/or family pictures taken for Christmas. To schedule a session, call 859.260.1402. Attention teens! Need community service hours for
school? Earn five volunteer hours at this special day of service. All participants must complete a teen volunteer application at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library by Friday, Dec. 9. This program is for ages 14-17 years old. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005
SUNDAY, DEC. 11 The Lexington Children’s Theater will present Alice in Wonderland Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec.17 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. In the story by Lewis Carroll, Alice is positively bored. So bored, in fact, that this curious white rabbit is the most exciting thing she’s seen all day. Of course following the rabbit is her most thrilling option at this point, so she’ll follow the rabbit all the way down.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17 The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a drop-in craft for all children Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stop by the library to check out few books and make a small craft to take home.
TUESDAY, DEC. 20 The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a Lego Lab Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 2 until 4 p.m. Put imagination to work and join the library for some free build Lego fun. Plan, create, and build at your own pace or work with friends. This event is for grades K-5. The Lego Lab will also be held Thursday. Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 2 until 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21 The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a Polar Express Party Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 3 until 4 p.m. in the children’s program room. Library staff will read this classic holiday story. There will be hot chocolate. Fun holiday sweaters, pajamas, hats, socks, etc. are highly encouraged. Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext.
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H E A LT H E V E N T S SUNDAY, DEC. 4 Learn the how-to’s of breastfeeding with a board-certified Baptist Health Lexington lactation consultants. Getting started, tips for success, preventing and treating breastfeeding problems, and how to successfully combine work and breastfeeding will be covered. Learn how others can help you to make this a positive experience. The class is free and will beheld Sunday, Dec. 4 from 4 until 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 6 until 8 p.m. The class will be held in the Education Center at Baptist Health Lexington in the lower level of Building E (1720). To register, go to www.baptisthealth. com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357.
MONDAY, DEC, 5 The Little Fingers, Little Toes class at Baptist Health Lexington, which will be held Monday, Dec. 5 from 6:15 until 8:45 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 15 form 6:15 until 8:45 p.m., is designed to expectant parents and adoptive parents interested in preventing unnecessary anxiety by practicing important skills before baby arrives. Learn safe methods of holding, comforting, diapering and
bathing your newborn. A pediatrician will be available during a portion of class to discuss newborn characteristics and answer your questions. Please bring a baby doll or teddy bear that is large enough to diaper. Class is free. Registration not required. The class meets in the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. For more information, call 859.260.6357.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Answers to all the questions about pregnancy and labor as well as general information about visitation, labor progression, options for delivery, postpartum care, and policies and procedures are available at Baptist Health Lexington’s Great Expectations class Tuesday, Dec, 6 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 until 5 p.m. Mom and partner are encouraged to attend and the class is free. Class meets in the auditorium of the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. To register, go to www. baptisthealth.com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357. Baptist Health Lexington will host its Perinatal Bereavement Candlelight Memo-
rial Service at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Beaumont Presbyterian Church, 1070 Lane Allen Drive. This annual event is for families who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. The service is open to anyone who has experienced a perinatal loss regardless of gestation or when the loss occurred. Guests are asked to arrive between 6:15-6:45 p.m. for registration and ornament preparation. The service will include a candle-lighting ceremony and a slide presentation. Childcare will be available, and light refreshments will be served after the service. Those who wish to participate in the event are asked to RSVP at 859.260.6904 and mention the number of children and their ages if childcare is needed.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9 The Alzheimer’s Association Early Stage Social Engagement Group will meet Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association office at 2808 Palumbo Drive. The group is designed to provide education, emotional, and social support for people in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia through regularly scheduled outings, meetings and activities. This group helps participants connect with other people with demen-
tia and tries to help them maintain their personal and emotional health. To register for this program, call 859-266-5283 x8177. Registration is required. Participants must be prescreened for this group.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Baptist Health Lexington will host a pediatric CPR class Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 until 5 p.m. The class meets in the Baptist Health Lexington Education Center, located on the lower level of Building E. To register, go to www.baptisthealth.com/lexington or for more information, call 859.260.6357.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16 The workshop “Shedding The Mask on Disabilities” will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m. Join the organizers for a special evening with Chef Ranada West-Riley. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Arc of Central Kentucky to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This fund-raiser will include food, music, cash bar, silent auction, and exciting masquerade dance. For more information or tickets, go to www.lexingtonlyric.
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Symposium focuses on aging brain University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging hosted its sixth-annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia with speakers focused on brain health and self-care for caregivers. The two-day program offered sessions for both scientific and community audiences. The scientific session in the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion A auditorium featured speakers Dr. Gary Small of UCLA and Dr. Julie Schneider of Rush University, who presented their latest findings and answered questions from the audience. Schneider provided an overview of her observations that, there are brain changes in addition to the well-characterized plaques and tangles that may also cause cognitive dysfunction and dementia. Small gave the audience an overview of the scientific underpinnings for the hypothesis that lifestyle changes – including diet and exercise — can be protective against Alzheimer’s disease, particularly when combined with pharmacological therapies. Afterward, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging faculty members Joe Abisambra, PhD; Harry LeVine, PhD; Peter Nelson, MD, PhD; and Linda Van Eldik, PhD, presented findings from their latest research. A poster session highlighted work from younger scientists researching a wide range of topics related to aging and dementia. One postdoc, Ishta Parikh, looked at the gut biome in animals carrying either the ApoE3 or the ApoE4 gene (which is associated with increased incidence of Alzheimer’s disease). She found an interesting correlation in which animals carrying the ApoE3 gene had greater diversity in the gut biome. “My work suggests that bacterial genetics can influence human genes, opening up the possibility that what you eat really does affect how well you think,” Parikh said. The Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington
Convention Center was filled with close to 300 members of the community who came to hear Dr. Small and Mary Austrom, PhD, of Indiana University. Small has authored or co-authored several books on memory and memory loss, including “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program,” “2 Weeks to a Younger Brain,” and the international best-seller “The Memory Bible.” Dr. Small shared with the audience his recommended techniques for healthy brain aging. Austrom is an expert on late life transitions and adjustment to retirement. She is also interested in non-pharmacological interventions for dementia patients and their caregivers, and the stress and grief associated with caring for someone with dementia. Austrom spoke on the burden of caregiving and the importance of ensuring adequate respite for caregivers. Following the formal presentations Austrom, along with Sanders-Brown’s own Dr. Gregory Jicha and Marie Smart, answered questions from the audience ranging from the challenges of caring for someone with dementia to end-oflife decision making to the need for early and accurate diagnosis, and what is on the horizon with respect to research and clinical trials. “It’s always invigorating to have clinicians and researchers from UK and other institutions come together to share current findings and trends on dementia and aging,” said Van Eldik, director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. “We consider it part of our responsibility as a world leader in Alzheimer’s research to foster collaboration among institutions and share our insights with members of our community.” The Markesbery Symposium is named in honor of the late Dr. William R. Markesbery, the founder and long-time director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and an internationally renowned expert on aging and dementia.
Ishida Parikh of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging describes her research to Harry LeVine.
The Bluegrass Ballroom at the Lexington Convention Center was filled with close to 300 members of the community who came to hear the speakers at the sixth-annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging and Dementia.
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SENIOR EVENTS THURSDAY, DEC. 1 The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host Carolyn’s Corner Book Club will read and discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler on Dec. 1 and 15 at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the Lexington Senior Center. The Young at Heart Band will perform Thursday, Dec. 1 as part of the University of Kentucky Donovan Forum Series at 1:15 p.m. The band features big band music from the 1940s.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4 The Lexington Senior Citizen is offer a day trip see a performance of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Woodford Theatre Sunday, Dec. 4. The $25 cost includes van transportation and matinee admission. The guests will depart at 1 p.m. and return at 5:15 p.m.
MONDAY, DEC. 5 The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host a AARP driver refresher course on Monday, Dec. 5 from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sign-up are available at the Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8 Do you have chronic hip or knee pain? Stephen Duncan, MD, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon with the University of Kentucky Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip
and knee arthritis and new technologies in hip and knee replacement. The event is free, but call 800-333-8874 to reserve your seat.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10 The Willows at Hamburg invites the community for a special Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 until 11 a.m. This is a free event for the entire community. The public is invited for breakfast and pictures with Santa Claus. For more information, call 859.543.0337. Now You Know, a monthly educational session, will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center. In December, the guest speakers will be Sally Fitch and Jennifer Mauer from the Willows in Hamburg. They will be discussing ways to communicate with someone diagnosed with dementia. There will be a new presenter to speak on a new topic each month. For more information, call 278.6072.
MONDAY, DEC. 12 The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host an “Instant Artist” program Monday, Dec. 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each guest can take home a masterpiece by the end of the class. Contact Martha or Jode 859.278.6072 to register.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14 The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will host a trip to Louisville that will include a visit to the The Galt House and Mega Cavern Lights on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The $75
cost includes small coach transportation, dinner, admission to KaLightoscope Christmas, Lights under Louisville and driver gratuity. The guests will depart Lexington Senior Citizens Center at 1 p.m. and will return at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 859.278.6072.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16 The Senior Center of Lexington will host a holiday party Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. Lunch will include turkey and mashed potatoes or ham and sweet potato stuffing, green beans, macaroni and cheese, dinner roll and various cakes for dessert. Tickets will be on sale until Dec. 9.
FRIDAY, DEC. 23 The Lexington Senior Citizens Center will be closed Dec. 23 and Dec. 26.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29 Provision Living at Beaumont Centre will sponsor an Alzheimer’s support group meeting Dec. 29 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way in Lexington. This is an opportunity to talk, share and learn with Carla Guthrie, a certified professional counselor. The support group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers along with a chance to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions; talk through issues and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; learn about community resources. Guests are asked to RSVP by Dec. 28 to reserve a boxed lunch or just show up if you do
Out on the town Some of the residents of The Willows in Hamburg recently took a trip out for shopping, lunch and a treat.
Shopping at Dollar Tree
Snacking at Orange Leaf
Lunch at Giovanni’s
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THURSDAY, DEC. 1
THE HAMBURG JOURNAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Living Arts & Science Center will host Marvelous Mobiles: Kinetic Art Night Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 until 8 p.m. Discover kinetic artwork in their art gallery and create a marvelous mobile with master metalsmith and sculptor Lloyd Hughes. Using aluminum, wood, and other materials, guests will create and learn about balance, shape, movement, and composition. Materials will be provided, but if there is something you would like to use in your mobile, bring it along. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be in concert Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. TSO has announced the dates of its 2016 Winter Tour, once again featuring one of The group will perform “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.”
FRIDAY, DEC. 2 The 10th Annual Holly Day Market will be open Dec. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Hosted by the Junior League of Lexington, this event combines boutique-style holiday shopping with holiday events and activities designed to get customers into the holiday spirit. There is an admission fee which will go to the Junior League of Lexington. For more information on the Holly Day Market, call the Junior League of Lexington at 859-2525727 or visit www.hollydaymarket.com. Lexington Art League will sponsor a Black Friday Art Sale on Dec. 2 from 7 until 10 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 2 until 7 p.m. at 209 Castlewood Drive. Art is $50 or less. Skip the chaos of the mall and the mass production of manufacturing and plan to make the Black Friday Art Sale a one-stop shop for all holiday gifts. Local artists will set up pop-up shops inside LAL’s Loudoun
House. The event will be complete with food and drink vendors, music, and other exciting activities.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3 The Junior League of Lexington 10th Anniversary Party of the Holly Day Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 7 until 10 p.m. at the 21 C in downtown Lexington. For more information or to buy tickets, email Kendall0303@hotmail.com or call 502.762.4107. Tickets include appetizers, two drink tickets per person, champagne toast, silent auction, spirits toss, and more. The Women of Faith Circle of Liberty Road Faith Fellowship is hosting a holi-
day crafts class on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Kearns Hall of the church, 2734 Liberty Road. Craft kits are available and instructors will be on hand to help you make holiday decorations for your home or for gifts. Call the church at 859.277.0420 for information and to inquire about the kits Members of the Central Kentucky Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its annual Breakfast with Santa event at Applebee’s, 1856 Alysheba Way in Lexington from 8 until 10 a.m. Help support the foundation’s mission of investing in programs and services that create a strong foundation for children. Attendees will enjoy breakfast and silent basket auction. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be the special
invited guests. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church at 2025 Bellefonte Drive will host “Holiday Memories: New Song in the Bluegrass Holiday Concert” Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit concert for the Pride Community Services Organization. The suggested donation is $12. Children 6 and over welcome. Vineyard Community Church will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 3. Everyone is invited to come eat breakfast with Santa in the Eastland campus at 1881 Eastland Parkway. Santa will be there between 9 to 10:30 p.m. A free continental breakfast will be served. There will be crafts
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS for the kids and free photos for everyone. The Girls on the Run Central Kentucky 5K will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, starting at 9:30 a.m., at Keeneland. This 5k is presented by Buchart Orthodontics and serves at a fundraiser for its scholarship fund.
Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay, baroque orchestra.
The Market 301 will be held Friday, Dec. 9 at the Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester Street, from 6 to 10 p.m. Market 301 is one of Lexington’s premier vendor markets with over 30 of Lexington’s best local artist, makers and boutiques.
The University of Kentucky’s men basketball team will take on UCLA at Rupp Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Joli Salon and Day Spa will host a special Mommy and Me event Friday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. There will be AVEDA mini facials for mom; aspecial craft for mom; pictures with Santa; refreshments; gift set that your child handpicks and packages especially for mom. Call 859.252.0232 to reserve your spot with your kids.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4 A Very Wine and Pop-Tarts Christmas with Granola Culture will be held Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Granola Culture, 804 North Limestone. Part of Granola Culture’s Holiday Charity Day event, A Very Wine & Pop-Tarts will be premiering new Lexington-made short films from local filmmakers Wine & Pop-Tarts as a benefit for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program along with many other fun, holiday-themed charitable events, all for free and all for a good cause. New, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Lexington Firefighters Toy Program. Casting Crowns with Matt Maher will be in concert Sunday, Dec. 4 at Rupp Arena at 7 p.m. Josh Mix (guitar/mandolin) Juan DeVevo (guitar/vocals) Melodee DeVevo (violin/vocals) Megan Garrett (piano/vocals) Mark Hall (lead vocals) Chris Huffman (bass) and Brian Scoggin (drums) will perform their unique brand of spiritual music.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Joe Bonamassa will perform Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts. Hailed as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Bonamassa redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Waveland State Historic site is serving tea Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 2 until 3:30 p.m. Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the tea served by period dressed interpreters. After the tea, take a tour of the Waveland Mansion. Reservations are required. Call 859.272.3611 or 859.619.8189 to schedule a tea at Waveland.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 Bourbon 101 with Tim Knittel will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. in the Brontë Bistro at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Guests will sample a corn whiskey (like moonshine but legal), a traditional bourbon, a premium bourbon, a rye whiskey and one of the new ‘finished style’
CASTING CROWNS bourbons. Tim Knittel will guide you through the exact nosing, tasting and palate training techniques used by professional bourbon tasters. Light hors d’oeuvres provided. The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will take on Valparaiso at Rupp Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8 “’Grief and the Holidays’ counseling sessions are being held at 7 p.m. each Thursday through Dec. 22 at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Call 859.277.0420 for information and registration.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8 ‘Coping with Divorce’ is the subject and a seminar on the subject is being held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Dec. 22 at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Call 859.277.0420 for details and reservations.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9
Handel’s Messiah will be presented Friday, Dec. 9 at the Singletary Center for the Arts, starting at 7:30 p.m. The Lexington Singers annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” features the most musicians on one stage in central Kentucky for this baroque masterpiece. With a talented corps of guest soloists, including Lexington’s own
The Jingle Bell Bash, hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, will be held Friday, Dec. 9, starting at 7 p. m. at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 North Mill Street. Celebrate 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks, and a silent auction. The 10th Annual Jingle Bell Bash hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy. For ticket information, contact Laura at 859.255.4552 or email lmiller@ bluegrassconservancy.org. Shimmy! Belly Dance Gala Show Fundraiser for the Nest will be held Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Parlay Social. Arabesque World Dance’s fourth annual Shimmy Fundraiser for the Nest will be held at Parlay Social. Shimmy! The Belly Dance gala show charity event will help to raise funds and awareness for the Nest-center for Women, Children and Families. Donations of children wear and toys will also be accepted for the Nest’s Reindeer Express project during this event. Admission is free. For more info, visit www.arabesquelex.com
SATURDAY, DEC. 10 The Thoroughbred Figure Skating Club will present Holiday Classics on Ice, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 until 7 p.m. Come see the Grinch, Charlie Brown, and many more come to live on the Ice in Lexington. The Lexington Philharmonic: A Cathedral Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 8 until 10 p.m. at Cathedral of Christ the King. The cathedral will resound with joyful sounds of chamber choirs, soloists, and orchestra in A Cathedral Christmas. The 11th Annual Reindeer Ramble will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at Keeneland. The Reindeer Ramble is a wonderful way to participate in a 5K run/walk while supporting scholarships for kids attending the
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MISS KENTUCKY LAURA JONES YMCA summer camps. Participants are encouraged to don their favorite holiday sweater, Santa suit or “holiday festive” attire and get into the spirit of this holiday fun run. Chris Young will be in concert Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Rupp Arena. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently in demand, an international ambassador for his genre, a talented songwriter with six number ones songs to his name. Crowns and Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 at The Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Headlining this evening of traditional holiday musical favorites will be Miss Kentucky Laura Jones and Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen Chapel Tinius.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11 The Lexington Children’s Theatre will present Alice in Wonderland Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Alice takes an unanticipated adventure to Wonderland where she meets a caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and other curious creatures. Join Lexington Children’s Theatre for this whimsical original adaptation of the curious tale and discover that we’re all mad here. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Celebrate and Worship with Music at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Amy Spoonamore Berryman will be the guest soloist.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16 The workshop “Shedding The Mask on Disabilities” will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the LyricTheatre and Cultural Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m. Join the organizers for a special evening with Chef Ranada West-Riley. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Arc of Central Kentucky to support individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. This fund-raiser will include food, music, cash bar, silent auction, and exciting masquerade dance. For more information or tickets, go to www.lexingtonlyric.tix.com or
call 859.280.2218 A Carol Sing will be hosted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Liberty Road Faith Fellowship, 2734 Liberty Road. Come join the congregation for celebration of the songs of the season. For more information call (859) 277-0420. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical will be presented Friday, Dec. 16 at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts, starting at 7 p.m. The stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. The Nutcracker in One Act will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at the Singletary Center for the Arts from 7 until 8 p.m. The Bluegrass Youth Ballet of Lexington will present its annual holiday performance of The Nutcracker in One Act. This shortened performance of The Nutcracker (presented in a single, family-friendly act) was created with younger audiences in mind, condensing the enchantment to one hour to capture the attention of kids. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Singletary Center ticket office at 859.257.4929 or online at www.SCFATickets.com. Visit Santa Claus at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort on Friday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, DEC. 17 A Time to Remember- Candlelight Service for Families will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 6 p.m. at Lexington Tabernacle, 305 Codell Drive. The service is open to any family member that has lost a child, sibling or grandchild regardless of their age or circumstances. Please RSVP to email@example.com and bring a picture of your loved one to the service. Candles will be provided. A reception with light refreshments will follow the service. The Enchanted Holiday Masquerade Ball will be held Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Lexington Center. This event will feature Maestro J “The Blazin’ Violinist and band, DJ DCeezy, and a plenty of glamour. For ticket information, go to www.eventbrite.com
THURSDAY, DEC. 22 Mannheim Steamroller will perform Thursday, Dec. 22 at the Lexington Opera House. There will be two shows at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas.
SATURDAY, DEC. 24 Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will host a family Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 24, at the church, 2734 Liberty Road. Come celebrate the birth of the savior in word and song.
THURSDAY, DEC. 29 Provision Living at Beaumont Centre will sponsor an Alzheimer’s support group meeting Dec. 29 from noon until 1 p.m. at the Lexington Public Library branch at 3080 Fieldstone Way in Lexington. This is an opportunity to talk, share and learn with Carla Guthrie, a certified professional counselor. The support group is designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers along with a chance to exchange practical information on caregiving challenges and possible solutions; talk through issues and ways of coping; share feelings, needs and concerns; learn about community resources. Guests are asked to RSVP by Dec. 28 to reserve a boxed lunch or just show up if you do not want a lunch.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31 The Lexington Philharmonic will present Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House. Vocalist Hilary Kole sings through the Bond film catalog, from Casino Royale to Goldfinger to Diamonds are Forever, and more in Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond.
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HOME AND GARDEN THURSDAY, DEC. 1 The Fayette County Extension Service will host a workshop on “Attracting Birds to the Garden,” Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. There is great joy in observing birds in the garden during the gray winter days. The workshop will focus on plants you may want to include in your landscape to attract them. Discussion will include the importance of habitat, nesting sites, water and feeders. The workshop will feature a variety of feeders and other items that will be awarded as door prizes. Free but must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3 Michler’s Greenhouse at 417 Maxwell Street is hosting a diversity of vendors to provide locally made ceramics, jewelry, cards, jams, soaps, ornaments and more. Michler’s wreath makers will be crafting wreaths all day and our florists decorating boxwood trees. This event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 from noon until 4 p.m.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8 The Fayette County Extension Service will host a
“Landscape Plants for Winter Interest” class Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Is your landscape less than exciting after the leaves fall? Well-planned gardens are beautiful in all seasons. Showy ornamental plants are especially valuable in the darker months. Get to know some plants that have beautiful winter attributes, including foliage, bark, berries, seed heads and even flowers. Organizers will award several plants as door prizes. The class is free but must guests must register in advance. Call the Fayette County Extension at 859.257.5582 to inquire about the status of classes before registering.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9 Kickoff the Christmas season with the 10th annual Jingle Bell Bash Friday, Dec. 9 from 7 until 9:30 p.m., at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 N. Mill Street in Lexington. Hosted by Friends of Bluegrass Conservancy, this event celebrates 25,624 acres of Bluegrass land conservation with live music, food, drinks and a silent auction. Catering by Donna with music by Nicholas Penn and Warren Byrom.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10 A “Kokedama Make and Take” workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. at Wilson
Biologist and land manager takes helm of agency
UK grad named to Kentucky nature preserves commission Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Zeb Weese as director of the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission. Weese, a graduate of the University of Kentucky with bachelors’ degrees in zoology and history and masters’ degrees in forestry and history, Weese first served in the KSNPC in 2006 as a natural areas manager. His duties ranged from hiking trail construction to invasive species control. He conducted zoological surveys and rare species management. Prior to that, he worked at both Natural Bridge State Park and the Kentucky Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources as a conservation educator and natural resource manager. After leaving KSNPC in 2011, Weese became the program coordinator and staff biologist for the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund, a position he held until his recent appointment. “I am excited to play a role in furthering the KSNPC’s mission to promote understanding and appreciation of the aesthetic, cultural, scientific and spiritual values of our natural areas,” Weese said. “These special places are part of our legacy to our children and future generations.” The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission protects Kentucky’s natu-
Zeb Weese was recently named the new Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission director. Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet. ral habitat by identifying, acquiring and managing natural areas that represent the best known occurrences of rare native species and significant natural features in a statewide nature preserve system. It works with others to protect biological diversity and educates Kentuckians to the value and purpose of biodiversity conservation. KSNPC Commissioner Carl W. Breeding said he was very pleased with Weese’s appointment. “I’m very confident that he will take the preserves to the next level,” Breeding said.
Nurseries, 2700 Palumbo Dr, Lexington,. Transform houseplants into sculpture with Kokedama, a Japanese variant of bonsai. Liberate your houseplants from their traditional container and create a work of art in the process. Organizers will walk through the steps of wrapping a plant’s root system in potting material, encasing it in moss and, finally, wrapping your living art in string. For more information, call 859.269.5795. The Bodacious Blooming Winter Container Garden workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 10 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Blooms and Botanicals, 671 Tech Drive in Winchester. Flowers say the nicest things, why not let them do the talking while joining us to create a magical winter garden All materials provided but registration is required. For more information, go to their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BluegrassBlooms/
SATURDAY, DEC. 17 The Arboretum at 500 Alumni Drive, will welcome the winter season through crafts, science experiments and outside activities. There are two sessions that offer the same programming. The first session is from 10 to 11 a.m. and the second session is from 2 to 3 p.m. They are located inside and outside the visitor center
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