>The Lantern at Morning Pointe, 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., will host a Festival of Trees from 5:30-7 p.m. A silent auction featuring decorated trees, wreaths and gift baskets will be held with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Refreshments will be served.
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>Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Road, presents “Somebody Build a Manger” at 7 p.m. The program will feature sacred and secular songs of the season. A nursery is provided. For more information visit bridgeportchristian.org.
>The Frankfort School of Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. General admission is $10 and preferred seating is $15. Tickets can be purchased at The Grand Theatre box office, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 502-226-6443.
>The 114th Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held in the Frankfort area. Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations — and to help guide conservation action. Feeder watchers as well as field observers are invited to participate. For more information contact Peggy Gould at email@example.com.
>VERSAILLES — The Woodford County Woman’s Club will host its 2013 Holiday Homes Tour 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be music and refreshments throughout the day. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Little House, 247 Lexington St., for $15. For information on purchasing tickets in advance, visit www.woodfordcountywomansclub.org
>LAWRENCEGURG — Penny’s Chapel Community Church will hold its annual Christmas program, “The First Christmas,” at 5 p.m. Refreshments will follow. The church is located in the Harvey Hall building, 300 Lincoln St.
>The Sanctuary Choir of Evergreen Baptist Church, 2698 Evergreen Road, will present “Christ Was Born For This” during the 10:45 a.m. service. The program was cancelled Dec. 8 because of inclement weather.
>Lessons and Carols, a traditional candlelit service to benefit the Resource Office of Social Ministries (ROSM), will be held 5 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St. The program was cancelled Dec. 8 because of inclement weather.
>LAWRENCEBURG — The Beta Sigma Phi 17th Annual Christmas Community Tour is 2-4:30 p.m. except for tours of Four Roses Distillery, 1224 Bonds Mill Road, that start on the hour at noon through 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person; properties can be toured in any order and tickets can be purchased at any stop or in advance by contacting Rita Phillips at 502-839-6607 or 502-418-3011 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Properties on the tour are: Chenoweth Law Office, 114 South Main St.; Cinnamon’s Flowers & Gifts, 201 South Main St.; the T.B. Ripy House and ATTIC Gift Shop, 320 South Main St.; and Four Roses Distillery, 1224 Bonds Mill Rd. The tour was cancelled Dec. 8 because of inclement weather.
>South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, Third and Steele streets, is the backdrop for this year’s Christmas Pageant at 6 p.m. This year’s pageant is set at JFK International Airport on Christmas Eve, where stranded and homesick children from all over the world share songs and customs from their respective countries.
>Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., will present the children’s Christmas musical, “Legacy of Love,” at 6 p.m. Fellowship time will follow.
>Immanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Collins Lane, will present the Christmas cantata, “Appalachian Winter” by Joseph Martin at the 10:30 a.m. service. The event features the Sanctuary Choir.
>The Frankfort Children Singers will present its 11th annual Christmas Concert 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. The repertoire for the concert, which includes classical, folk and traditional choral music, will be performed by Prelude Singers (second and third graders) and Concert Singers (fourth through eighth). This year the Western Hills Chorale will join FCS for the concert. The concert is free and open to the public.
>“An Afternoon with Santa and His Helpers” is planned for 4:30-6 p.m. in the Paul Blazer Library on the Kentucky State University campus. The event is for children 12 and under and will feature free photos with Santa, story time and the creating of an edible craft. To register, email or call Dantrea Hampton at 502-567-5946 or email@example.com by Dec. 13.
>Keltricity with the Chattering Magpies presents “Yule Y’all” 7 p.m. at the Woman’s Club Building, 200 Washington St. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under and will be sold only at the door. Seating is limited. The program will feature traditional and little-heard carols, ancient dance tunes from the British Isles and elsewhere and the Chattering Magpies add their mixture of harp, whistle and dulcimer music. For more information call 502-696-9410.
>Western Hills High School’s Winter Chorus Concert is 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St.
>WADDY — The Mountain Empire Athletic League’s seventh annual Christmas Gala and Santa Claus Back Woods Parade is 12:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at New Life Baptist Church, 2378 Waddy Rd. For complete information call 502-682-8946.
>Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Road, Midway, presents “What Sweeter Music,” a festival of carols by the church’s choir, orchestra, children’s choir and soloists at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Dec. 22. The program was rescheduled because of inclement weather Dec. 8.
>First Church of God, 1029 Burlington Lane, will host a concert featuring David Konstantopoulos (David K) at 6 p.m. Dec. 22. He is a flutist and speaker. There is no admission but an offering for the artist will be taken.