• 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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Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel
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The Madison County Health Board voted 9-1 Wednesday to ask the county’s three local governing bodies to ban smoking in indoor public places.
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Apartment owners made responsible for garbage pick up
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One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion
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Minerich buys Acres of Land property for $730,000
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