Datebook: Holiday, December 19, 2012

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‘The Light has Come’
The children’s choir and the Wee Worship choir at Highland Baptist will present The Light Has Come at 7 p.m. today, and a reception will follow.
‘All Is Well’ at Finchville Baptist
The music department of Finchville Baptist Church will present All Is Well at 7 p.m. today. There will be a dinner at 5:30 before the cantata and a dessert reception afterwards, featuring story reading for the kids. A certain special Jolly Ole Elf will make an appearance as well.
Kids Play open house
Kids Play Child Care will have an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Have milk and cookies with Santa, and the public is welcome. For more information, call 633-9663.
Santa to visit Operation Care
Santa will visit Operation Care from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Bring your camera for a picture of your child with Santa. Each child will receive a gift from Santa’s grab bag. Refreshments will be served. Operation Care is at 708 Main St. in Shelbyville. For more information, call 633-1965.
Holiday celebration at Red Orchard
There will be holiday festivities and crafts at the Miller Outdoor Education Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Make your own snow globe, help decorate the center’s tree, watch the Jim Henson classic Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, or relax to a cup of hot cider. There’s something for everyone to make the season even more special. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/clearcreektrailblazers or clearcreektrailblazers@hotmail.com.
Burks Branch Baptist
The Christmas cantata, Repeat The Sounding Joy, will be Sunday during the morning worship service at Burks Branch Baptist Church. That evening there will be a candlelight service, caroling and fellowship at the Prices.
First Christian events
The children’s Christmas play will be presented during the worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Christian Church. The Christmas Eve candlelight communion service is at 11 p.m.
Special service at Simpsonville UMC
A special worship service by the children and youth of the church will be Sunday. The Christmas Eve communion service will be at 5 p.m.
Waddy Baptist holiday events
The adult choir will present their cantata during the regular morning worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. The public is invited to all three services. For more information, contact Rev. Tex Selph at 829-5164.
Optimist community Christmas dinner
The Optimist community Christmas dinner will be 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Monday at the Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Senior Center, 213 Washington St. The free event includes food, fellowship, holiday cheer and Christmas crafts and shop for children. For more information or to reserve a meal, contact Susan Travis, 502-836-9022 or Lise Sageser, 502-321-1805 and leave a message.
First Presbyterian
The Christmas Eve services are at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Family Friendly Service; 11 p.m. Candlelight service with Communion.
Candlelight communion
A Christmas Eve candlelight communion will be from 5-11 p.m. at Graefenburg Baptist Church, Hwy. 60, just west of the Shelby/Franklin County line.
St. James Episcopal service
The Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m.
Christmas Eve at Bagdad Baptist
Christmas Eve service at Bagdad Baptist Church will be at 9 p.m., featuring communion and the cantata, Silent Night, Holy Night.
New Year’s Eve service
Clay Street Baptist Church will host a New Year’s Eve “Watchnight” service on at 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at 1940 Midland Trail in Shelbyville. The speaker will be Rev. Charles Aina.
Rock in the New Year
Rock in the New Year with Hard Rock City at the Shelbyville County Club. Clubhouse doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 per person or $75 per family in advance and $35 and $90 at the door. Heavy appetizers are included and will be served. RSVP requested by calling 502-558-2116. For more info, visit www.hardrockcitymusic.com.
Joey’s Memory Tree
Remember beloved pets this holiday season. For a $5 donation pick an ornament off the tree and replace it with a colored star with your deceased pet’s name on it at Metzgers Country Store in Simpsonville. All proceeds will benefit the five animal rescues in Shelby County, and will help benefit spay and neuter programs for homeless animals. For more information, contact Robin Kenyon at 727-2703.