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Vagabond Stage Productions presents Christmas Memories, a storytelling event of Christmas classics and fun reflections, on Saturday at the Madison County Public Library's Richmond branch. The fun happens from 4-5 p.m.
Sarah Evans, of Vagabond Stage Productions, provides more details.
1 What is Vagabond Stage Productions?
Vagabond Stage Productions is a Madison County-based performing arts group whose mission is to deliver pop-up performances where people gather throughout Central Kentucky.
2 Why did Vagabond decide to do this free performance?
Madison County Library is who is giving the free performance. The library is an amazing partner in promoting free opportunities in the community. More people should take advantage of all they have to offer.
3 What can people expect at the performance?
People can expect approximately a 60-minute "storytelling" experience intertwined with Christmas carols. Some familiar Christmas classics and some news that make you chuckle.
4 Why host it at the Library?
The Madison County Libraries are the heart of Richmond and Berea. It's a prefect, beautiful place to house these living stories that will touch the heart, and the funny bone, in celebration of the spirit of the holidays.
5 Will there be any other performances?
Yes. We will be performing for the residents at McCready Manor on Dec. 9, the Madison County Library Berea Branch on Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. and a slightly different performance at Dreaming Creek Brewery, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. We will also be making a ticketed appearance at the Kentucky Castle located in Versailles on Dec. 17 for a dinner performance.
Five more for the weekend, week ahead:
• Richmond Christmas Parade, tonight, 7 p.m., downtown Richmond. All parade participants, floats, and entries must be at Alumni Coliseum Parking lot before it closes at 6 p.m. The parade will reach Main Street at approximately 7 p.m. The city is hosting its annual Holiday Happening craft show on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. at Richmond City Hall.
• The Lottie Moon Bazaar for International Missions at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern Bypass, will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. A pancake and sausage breakfast will served from 8-11 a.m.. Lunch of soup and sandwiches will be served from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. The silent auction will end at 1 p.m. Come and shop at GiGi's attic for a variety of items and Christmas decorations. Baked good will also be available.
• The Clark Moores Middle School dance team is hosting a craft and vendor event on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Pancakes with Santa will be from 8-10 a.m. Clark Moores Middle School is located at 1143 Berea Road, Richmond.
• The 34th annual Twilight Christmas parade, put on by the Berea Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. The parade starts with lining up at Berea Community School and then it goes up Ellipse, across Jefferson, up Broadway, down Chestnut streets and back to the school. Rowlette said the best place to watch the parade is anywhere along Chestnut Street. So that families can be immersed in the holiday spirit all day, many Berea craft shops and galleries will be open before the parade.
• The annual Remembrance Tree ceremony is set for Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. at Chenault Vineyards in Richmond on 2284 Barnes Mill Road. The event is a long-standing tradition for the community, bringing hundreds together on the first Sunday in December for nearly three decades. The Remembrance Tree ceremony gives the community a chance to remember loved ones during the holiday season by placing a personalized memorial ornament on a remembrance tree. Hospice Care Plus sponsors the event as part of its bereavement program, which provides grief support services to the community.
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