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The annual Christmas Gathering takes place from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Kirksville Community Center. Here are more details.

1 What is the Christmas Gathering?

The Christmas Gathering is one of the seasonal fundraising activities of the Kirksville Community Center themed around Christmas as a celebration and community gathering. It's in its 10th year and open to all.

2 How did the event get started?

Originated by Billie G. Battles in 2010, the event has grown annually and now presents a county-wide and surrounding counties reflection of crafts and products.

3 What can people expect at the event?

Attendants will enjoy handcrafted, seasonal items as well as Kentucky Proud baked goods and direct sales.

4 Will there be anything else going on beside the booth sales?

Pictures with Santa 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All your friends and neighbors enjoying festive activities as silent auction, door prizes, concessions. The community and vendors are generous as we continue to collect canned goods for the Berea Food Bank.

5 How can people get to the Kirksville Community Center?

Kirksville Community Center is located at 664 Kirksville Road. On Eastern Bypass go to light #5, take KY 52 W to KY 1295 W, and to KY 595 N. The community center will be on your left.

Five more for the weekend, week ahead:

• Home and Hearth Christmas Bazaar is set for Nov. 9-10 at the Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 W. Jefferson St., Berea. The Christmas atmosphere is filled with more 35 vendors offering quality crafts. The kitchen is open for the two-day event serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. For more information, visit

• Lizzie Berry Circle at Union City Christian Church will have the annual auction Saturday, Nov. 9. The event will open at 4:30 p.m. Meal will begin at 5 and the live auction will be at 6:15 p.m. This is only fundraiser the circle does during each year.

• The Berea Arts Council is offering a series of workshops, Sundays at the Tate, at its location, The Tate Building, 444 Chestnut St., Berea. The next workshop is Sunday, Nov. 10, from 2-4 p.m.: holiday cards and paper ornaments. Workshops take place at the Berea Arts Council, 444 Chestnut St. Berea. For more information and to register, go to,, or call 859-985-9317.

• On Veterans Day 2019, Hospice Care Plus will dedicate a Veterans Memorial Wall at its Compassionate Care Center. The dedication will take place Monday, November 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hospice Care Plus Compassionate Care Center. The public is invited to attend. The Veterans Memorial Wall was inspired by the Bagby family. After their loss of Robert Bagby in 2011, his wife Kathy and the rest of the family felt moved to support Hospice Care Plus, who cared for him, and to honor Robert's memory and military service. The Veterans Memorial Wall is the result. To learn more about the Veterans Memorial Wall or the dedication event, contact Chasity Coleman at 859-986-1500 or

• The CASA of Madison County Giving Tree kickoff will be Thursday, Nov. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Dreaming Creek Brewery in downtown Richmond. The Giving Tree will have each child that CASA of Madison County serves with their wants and needs for you to pick and purchase items for. Give this season and make a difference in the life of a child. Dreaming Creek will be donating 10% of all sales to CASA of Madison County. The food truck will be Kyle's Kitchen.

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