Upcoming holiday events

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Editor’s Note: It’s time for Christmas and our annual Holiday Calendar. Churches, schools, organizations and civic clubs are invited to send events for listing to Philip Case, pcase@state-journal.com, drop them by the newspaper at 1216 Wilkinson Blvd., or call Phil at 227-4556. Be sure to include all pertinent “who, what, where and when” information, if there’s an admission charge and if a nursery is provided. If you have questions, be in touch with Phil.

>Capital City Christian Church will hold its annual Christmas in Mayberry Event on Nov. 28 and 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.  Performances are at 6:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 6.  A matinee performance will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2. Doors will open for the matinee at 1:30. As of press time a limited number of free tickets remained. Call the church for details, 695-1188.

>The Madrigal Dinner and Yuletide Festival is planned for Friday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner and Play are $20 for preferred seating and $15 for general seating. It’s held in Asbury Hall of the Wesley Center.

The Yuletide Festival follows the dinner and begins at 7:15 in the church sanctuary. Dinner tickets include preferred seating for the festival. Tickets for the festival only are free and on a first come-first served basis. For more information and/or to make reservations, contact the church office at 227-4530 or email dianafumc@fewpb.net.

>The 14th annual Lighting of the Trace at Buffalo Trace Distillery is set for Thursday, Nov. 29. The evening begins at 6 with entertainment and a visit from Santa followed by the lighting at 7. The grounds will be lighted for visitors to drive through Nov. 30-Jan. 1.

>LAWRENCEBURG – Alton Christian Church, 1686 Old Frankfort Rd., will hold a living nativity scene entitled “O Little Town of Bethlehem” Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 6-9 each evening. There’s no admission charge and refreshments will be served.

>The 28th annual Franklin County High School Band Bazaar and Arts and Crafts Show will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school. The event features more than 110 vendors, a silent auction, and concessions all day.

>The annual staging of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Andrew Tippett, is set for Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 2 in the auditorium at Frankfort High School. Tickets at the door are $6 general admission and $3 for students and seniors.

>LAWERENCEBURG – The 2012 Beta Sigma Phi Christmas Home Tour is set for 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Admission is $5 per person, homes can be toured in any order and tickets purchased at the first stop. All proceeds will be used to fund a scholarship for an Anderson County senior. Refreshments will be served and restroom facilities available at City Hall, 100 N. Main St.

Homes on the tour include those of: Bill and Barbara Bryant, 527 South Main St,; Rod and Beth Swartz, 419 South Main St,; T.B. Ripy House, 320 South Main St.; and Ron and Marlene Yung, 643 North Main St. For more information, contact Rita Phillips, 502-839-6607, 502-418-3011 or email her at kprp@roadrunner.com.

>The Bluegrass Theatre Guild and the Grand Theatre present Christmas Belles, a Jones Hope Wooten comedy, Dec. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Grand. For tickets, contact the Grand ticket office, 312 W. Main St., 352-7469.

>The annual Jaycees Frankfort Christmas Parade steps off downtown at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Information is available at www.FrankfortKYJaycees.com and parade entry forms are available to download from that page.

>The Western Hills High School choral department presents free programs to which the public is invited on Dec. 11, 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the school and then featuring the advanced chorale at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Church of the Ascension, Washington Street.

nLEXINGTON – The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the Singletary Center for the Arts on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and $15 students. Tickets can be obtained through the Singletary Box Office at 859-257-4929, or online atwww.uky.edu/SCFA.  Group discounts are available.

>Here’s information about the annual Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts. If the weather is inclement, dates may be rescheduled.  New this year, there is no fee for participants in Audubon CBC.

Frankfort Audubon Society will conduct counts at three locations with two count locations on Saturday Dec. 15.  Contact Peggy Gould at 502-320-9176 or peggyg827@aol.com for Frankfort or Tim Williams at Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary outside Millville, 859-873-5711 or twilliams@audubon.org

On Monday or Tuesday Jan. 7 or 8, counts will be held at the Kleber Wildlife Management Area. The contact is Jeff Jones, 502-320-2484 or redbelly13@msn.com.

Fore more information, contact Frankfort Audubon at frankfortaudubonchapter@gmail.com or call Scott Hankla at 223-4179.  Visit online at https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.

ONGOING

>LEXINGTON – Southern Lights holiday festival at the Kentucky Horse Park is open now from 5:30-10 through Dec. 31. Indoor attractions are open every night except Nov. 22 and Dec. 24-31. The cost is $15 per car Sunday through Thursday and $20 per car on Friday and Saturday.  Contact the KHP Foundation for more information at 859-255-5727, foundation@khpfoundation.org, or www.khpfoundation.org.

>VERSAILLES – The Bluegrass Railroad Museum, located at Woodford County Falling Spring Park, KY 2113 and US 62, one mile west of Versailles will operate Santa Trains at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 14-15, 22-23. The cost is $13.50 adult and $11.50 children. No charge for taking photos of your child with Santa. Tickets may be purchased at WWW.BGRM>ORG.

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