• Winter Trade Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ft. Boonesborough. Admission free. Replica items typical of 18th century for sale.
• Treble Clef Youth Chorus “Rockin’ & Singing” Concert, 7 p.m., Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $5.
• Richmond Parks and Recreation Board, noon, Room 101, Recreation Center, 321 N. Second St.
• National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Madison County, 5-6:30 p.m., board room, St. Joseph Berea Hospital. Topic will be “Coping With Holiday Stress.”
• Berea City Council, 6:30 p.m., Police and Municipal Building, 304 Chestnut St.
• Richmond Board of Adjustments, 5:30 p.m., conference room, City Hall, 239 W. Main St.
• Berea Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Berea Church of God, 189 Rash Road. Reception 6 p.m., seating 6:45, dinner 7 p.m. For tickets (in advance only), call 986-9760.
• “A Christmas Carol” presented by the Berea Arena Theater, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 986-9039.
• Carols at the Columns (prior to the Richmond Christmas parade), 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 401 W. Main St., Richmond.
• Richmond Christmas parade, 7 p.m.
• Applications due for Santa Express, Santa Letters and Santa Hotline with Richmond Parks & Recreation. Applications available at parks.richmond.ky.us. For details, call 623-8753.
• “Deck the Halls” holiday musical dinner, EKU Keen Johnson Ballroom. For tickets, $26 each, call 622-3266. Doors open 6 p.m., seating 6:45, dinner at 7.
• Breakfast With Santa, 9 a.m.-noon, Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St. Admission $8.
• Holiday Happening Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Richmond City Hall.
• Pet pictures with Santa, Humane Society/A.L.L. fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Madison County Public Library, 507 W. Main St., Richmond. Photo packages from $10 to $15.
• Stitched handbags and totes demonstration by fiber artist Marti Brown, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Berea Arts Council’s annual “Original Art…Original Gift” holiday open house and gift show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., BAC Gallery, 116 Main St., on the College Square.
• Christmas music on the harp by Diane Schneider, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
• Berea Chamber of Commerce Christmas Bazaar, 1-7 p.m. College Square, 1-7:30 p.m. Chestnut Street Square.
• Berea Twilight Christmas parade, 6 p.m.
• Union City Ruritan family Christmas dinner, 6:30 p.m.
• Lexington Ballet production of "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m., EKU Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit www.ekucenter.com or call 622-7469.
• “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” presented by the Spotlight Acting School. Both performances are at 2 p.m., Madison Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5.
• Pioneer Christmas at Boonesborough, 6-8 p.m., Ft. Boonesborough State Park. Admission $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12.
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Dizney gift lets EKU begin $15 stadium addition
Eastern Kentucky University athletics has received its largest-ever single gift.
President Michael Benson announced Friday that Donald R. and Irene Dizney, of Ocala, Fla., have committed a lead cash gift toward a $15 million multi-purpose facility to replace the grandstands on the east side of Roy Kidd Stadium.
Arabic letter N painted on church door
Throughout its history the Roman Catholic Church has been associated with Latin language and lettering, so passersby on West Main Street were surprised Thursday to see a strange symbol emblazoned on the church’s door.
Some were even more surprised to learn it was an Arabic character.
Fire damages Southern Hills building
A building in the Southern Hills shopping center at the corner of Commercial Drive and Gibson Bay Drive was damaged by a Thursday afternoon fire.
Contractors had been working to update the vacant building but were probably not the cause of the fire that began in the bathroom, Richmond Fire Chief Buzzy Campbell said after the fire was extinguished.
Demolition derby at the county fair
The emcee, firefighters and paramedics race to help the driver of an over-turned car in Wednesday night’s Madison County Fair demolition derby. The driver was unhurt and the vehicle was quickly righted.
Royalty crowned at Madison County Fair
Bee-ing in the know
Bee lovers were buzzing around Eastern Kentucky University this week for the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2014 conference.
Hobbyists, scientists and apiarists traveled from as far as Canada, France and New Zealand, as well as many states, to spend the week exploring numerous aspects of bees.
Store employee charged with taking $10,000
Tanya R. Horn, 33, of Darlene Court, pilfered $10,196 in cash from Posh Tots on Meridian Way over the course of two years, according to a Richmond Police report.
Madison County Fair paid admissions total 10,000 by Tuesday
Approximately 10,000 people had purchased tickets to the Madison County Fair by Tuesday evening, Billy Tudor, fair board president said Wednesday morning.
The count does not include Sunday’s Family Fun Day, which offered free admission, Tudor said.
Babies, toddlers crowned at Madison County Fair
Airport getting $600,000 in federal funds
On July 14, Gov. Steve Beshear announced the Madison Airport and the Eastern Kentucky University aviation program would be receiving $1.1 million for expanded and improved facilities.
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District, announced the airport also would benefit from $600,000 in Federal Aviation Administration funds.
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