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Holiday events Southern Lights
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.
Long Run lights show
The Gift of Lights open Thursday and runs through New Year's Day at Long Run Park in Louisville. Times are 6-10 p.m. weeknights and 6-11 p.m. weekends. Cost is $15 per car. The Christmas light displays in a drive-through setting is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. See thegiftoflights.com for information.
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 with 35 lighted Christmas displays with more than 300 characters and over one million lights. For information and directions, see 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 for seniors
Shelbyville Senior Center, 207 Washington St., will have a Thanksgiving Pot Luck Lunch for anyone over 60 11 a.m. today. For more information, call Wanda, 633-2218.
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. Thanksgiving Day at Mount Vernon Baptist on Hwy. 395, south of I-64. Families and individuals are invited.
Light Up Louisville
The annual Light Up Louisville celebration will be 3-10 p.m. Friday on Jefferson Street between 5th and 6th Streets. The Run Run Rudolph 5K is at 3 p.m.. There is live entertainment throughout the day, Santa arrives at 8, and music lights and fireworks will be at 8:30.
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 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.
Winter Blast Festival
Heritage Elementary's Winter Blast Festival with games, food, inflatables, cupcake walk and more is 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4 at the school. All families and friends are invited.
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.
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.
Bernheim Forest events
Holiday Open House at the Bernheim Forest is 1-4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the park's visitor center. There will be holiday refreshments. Musician Walter French will play dulcimer music. Activities for children and adults are planned for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information and schedules see bernheim.org.
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, featuring cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, live auction and dinner, helps provide for the theater's basic operational needs. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information call Ann Tipton, 633-5437 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alonzo Productions presents Silent Night a Christmas Dinner and Musical Playhouse 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Shelby County Community Theatre. For ticket information, email Alonzo.email@example.com or call 321-4787.
Christmas at St. Mary's
The Louisville Chorus will sing in its 71st season of Christmas concerts 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Albany, Ind. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville.
The Louisville Ballet's annual Brown-Forman Nutcracker is Dec. 5-20 at Whitney Hall the Kentucky Center in Louisville. For tickets or information, see kentuckycenter.org or call 1-800-775-7777. The Kentucky Center Box Office is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
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.
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.
Christmas at Claudia's
Christmas at Claudia's at Claudia Sanders Dinner House in Shelbyville is Dec. 20. The event treats Shelby County children and families, elderly and children to a holiday dinner and gifts. There will be two seatings, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. To donate or volunteer call Louise Riley at Claudia Sanders, 633-5600 or Angela Milburn at Operation Care, 633-1965. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed please call 633-1965.