• 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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Man indicted in January police chase
A Madison grand jury has indicted a Richmond man in connection with a vehicle chase that resulted in the lockdown of two schools in early January.
Heroin found in card sent to jail
An investigation began Wednesday afternoon at the Madison County Detention Center when a jail employee found heroin in a piece of mail destined for a prisoner.
Back to Broadway!
Directed by Eddie Kennedy and Lisa Scully, the Berea Arena performance is a musical revue featuring talented voices performing the best-loved songs of Broadway.
Murder indictment issued in vehicular assault case
A Madison grand jury indicted a Richmond man on a murder charge Wednesday in the death of his girlfriend’s brother, who he is alleged to have struck with his car.
Jeremy D. Rice, 21, also was indicted as a second-degree persistent felony offender, according to court documents.
4,000 march, remember in Frankfort
This time the welcome was warmer; still cold, but the sun shone; and 50 years of progress were marked.
It was different, cold and rainy, and the welcome by the white establishment was just as chilly 50 years ago when 10,000 marched on the state Capitol seeking passage of a public accommodations law.
‘Fairness’ ordinance cost debated
Berea’s City Council and Mayor Steve Connelly met for two hours Tuesday afternoon to discuss proposed changes to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
HVAC tools reported stolen from van
A representative of Robert White Refrigeration, West Irvine Street, reported Thursday that several tools had been stolen from one of the company vehicles while it was parked at the Richmond Mall about noon Dec. 4.
Berea man blames city for flooding
North Powell Street resident Hubert Chasteen Jr. appeared Tuesday evening before the Berea City Council to address flooding on his Pinnacle Street property.
Board takes no action on softball fields
Richmond Mayor Jim Barnes made clear during a discussion about Irvine-McDowell Park at Tuesday’s park board meeting that he wants the city’s girls’ softball fields relocated to Lake Reba park.
Paula Deen coming for St. Mark benefit tea
Paula Deen, the cook, author and entrepreneur known for her southern-style food, will make a personal appearance in Lexington on Memorial Day, May 26, hosted by Richmond’s St. Mark Catholic Parish.
Deen will be the special guest for tea and conversation at the Carrick House, 312 N. Limestone St., in downtown Lexington.
“The tea will begin at the ‘proper’ time – half past 2 – and guests will enjoy a lovely afternoon featuring traditional foods, such as scones, small cakes, cookies and finger sandwiches,” said Father James Sichko, pastor of St. Mark Parish. “I think everyone will enjoy the conversation, too!”
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