Holiday Events

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By The Staff

Holiday Events Turkey Trot

Leadership Shelby 4th Annual Turkey Trop is 9 a.m. Saturday at 6th and Main streets in Shelbyville. Registration and packet pickup is 7:30-8:15 a.m. The entry fee is $20 before Nov. 15 and $25 after that. The event is sponsored by Crahan Wealth Management. For information or to register, see www.active.com send registration by mail to Leadership Shelby, P.O. Box 24, Shelbyville 40066.

  Light Up Simpsonville

Light Up Simpsonville is 6 p.m. Saturday at the Simpsonville Community Park and Gymnasium. Carriage rides, crafts for kids, visit from the North Pole, chili and other activities featured. Music is provided by Silver Wings.

  Kids Korner

Thanksgiving Fun is the theme of the Kids Korner activities 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Centenary Methodist Church in Shelbyville. Children, grades K-5th are invited to fun, lunch and a take-home snack. Parents activities are available. Designed for children on free or reduced meals programs. Van transportation is available when reserved by noon today. Call 633-4510 for information.

  Kentucky Horse Park

Southern Lights in Kentucky Horse Park is through Dec. 31. Visitors can drive through the horse Park to see the light displays. For information, see www.southernlightsky.org or call (859) 255-5727.

  Craft show and sale

Christmas Craft/Gift Show and Soup luncheon is 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Bagdad Ruritan Club. For information, contact Norma Bailey, 321-4944.

  Lights Under Louisville

Lights Under Louisville is Saturday through Jan. 3, 2010, in the Mega Caverns underground in Louisville. Mega Caverns features a one-mile drive through 35 lighted Christmas displays with more than 300 characters and over one million lights For information and directions, see www.louisvillemegacavern.com or call (502) 855-6342.

  Community Thanksgiving service

The Shelby County Ministerial Alliance will sponsor its annual Community Thanksgiving service at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 429 Main St., at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Rick Underwood of Hempridge Baptist Church will officiate.

  Thanksgiving meal

Shelbyville Senior Center, 207 Washington St., will have a Thanksgiving Pot Luck Lunch for anyone over 60 11 a.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call Wanda, 633-2218.

  Thanksgiving Gathering

The Shelby County Coalition of Ministers Thanksgiving Gathering is 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, at New Mount Zion. The speaker is the Rev. Robert Marshall. Music will be provided by joint choirs.

  Thanksgiving at Mount Vernon

The community-wide Thanksgiving dinner is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day, at Mount Vernon Baptist on Hwy. 395, south of I-64. Families and individuals are invited.

  Christmas in Mount Eden

Christmas in Mount Eden always is Dec. 4 and will feature a live nativity scene, carolers in sleighs, Santa in Toyland, carriage and trolley rides, country music and a chili supper throughout the center of town and at the fire house.

  High school theater

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be 7:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the Shelby County High School. For information, call 633-2344.

  Christmas event at New Castle

Christmas in New Castle is Dec. 4 from 5-8 p.m. There will be Christmas Open House at area businesses, a twilight parade, music, pictures with Santa and more.

  Madrigal dinner

The 28th annual Madrigal Dinner and Yuletide Festival is Dec. 4 and Dec. 6 at the First United Methodist Church in Frankfort. The $15 Madrigal Dinner and Play is 6 p.m. in the Wesley Center. The free Festival is 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. For information, call (502) 277-7430.

  Theater's Winter Fantasy

The Shelby County Community Theatre (SCCT) will hold its Winter Fantasy on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Evan Settle Gym. The annual fundraiser helps provide for the theater's basic operational needs. Winter Fantasy includes cocktails, appetizers, silent auction and dinner. Attire is black tie, optional. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information call Ann Tipton, 633-5437 or E-mail ann.tipton@insightbb.com.

  Shelbyville Christmas parade

The annual Shelbyville Christmas Parade will be 10 a.m. Dec. 5 in downtown Shelbyville. To enter a unit in the parade, call 633-6648, Shelby County Fire Station, Alpine Drive.

  Candlelight tours

Maker's Mark Annual candlelight tours are Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 in Loretto. Tours feature an ice-skating rink, a snow machine and other wintertime activities. For information and directions, the public can contact Maker's Mark Visitors Center at (270) 865-2099 or go to www.makersmark.com.

  A Christmas Carol

Actors Theatre of Louisville will feature the time-honored play, A Christmas Carol, Dec. 8-27. For information, go to www.actorstheatre.org or call (502) 584-1265.

  Monarchs Christmas dance

Our Lady of Guadalupe Academy is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Spirit of Christmas Dance featuring the fabulous Monarchs and a $3,000 raffle prize. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, and dancing is from 8-11 p.m. at the Shelbyville Country Club. Refreshments and hors-d'oeuvres will be available. Dance tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Raffle chances are $100. Seating is limited; call 722-8090 for reservations.