HLT Check Exchange's Annual Share the Warmth Drive
There are 10 convenient locations Pikeville, London, Corbin, Harlan, Jackson, Painsville, Paintsville, Whitesburg, Mt. Sterling, Owningsville and Morehead
Donate new or used coats, scarves, gloves, and toboggans. All donations are distributed locally.
HLT Check Exchange located in The Crossroads Plaza in Pikeville, KY. For more information contact us at (606) 432-1514 or check out our Facebook page.
Bids 4 Builds Online Auction to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity
Lexington Habitat for Humanity is hosting the 4th annual Bids 4 Builds Online Auction from November 29 through December 8, 2013 at www.bids4builds.com. This 10-day online auction will culminate in a Holiday Open House at the Lexington Habitat ReStore, 451 Southland Drive, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 14, when winning bidders can pick up their purchases and check out great deals in home-improvement merchandise. The auction was created by Lexington Habitat’s Ambassador Program as an alternative way to shop for loved ones during the holidays and also support Habitat.
The online auction features nearly 200 one-of-a-kind items and experiences such as:
· NCIS autographed photo and script - signed by Mark Harmon
· 2 hour Challenge Course or Equestrian Vaulting experience at the Life Adventure Center
· Autographed Photo of Andrew Lincoln from the cast of The Walking Dead
· Cincinnati Reds Tickets for 2014 & Lexington Legends Suite for a 2014 game
· Private Tour of West Sixth Brewing Company and growler set
· Weekend Stay on Cattle Ranch in the Heart of Bourbon Country
· Tour of the Joe Craft Training Center
· Concert tickets, UK memorabilia, horse farm tour gift cards, and much, much more.
Megan Meserve, 859-252-2224 ext. 109
A Taste of the 18th Century
9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Ever think about what food was like in 18th century Kentucky? You need wonder no longer.
Brook & Barbara Elliott, proprietors of Historic Foodways, will once again be passing out samples of colonial style foods during the Winter Trade Days, at Fort Boonesborough SP, November 30-December 1.
“Adapting foods from that period can be quite an adventure,” notes Barbara Elliott. “They liked bold flavors in those days, much stronger tasting than we do. The trick becomes adapting the foods so they are pleasing to the modern palate while staying true to the original flavor profile.”
The Elliotts will have samples of four dishes of the era: Pease Soup, Sweet Potato Buns, Red Cabbage with Sausages, and Chicken Mumble. The recipes for these can be found in their two books on colonial cooking: A Colonial Virginia Book of Cookery and A Colonial Virginia Book of Cookery Second Table, which they’ll have available for sale.
“Each of our recipes has been adapted from original source material,” Elliott says, “some of which date back to the 1600s.” In each case they’ve been proven on live fires and in the home kitchen, she adds. Why both? “So if people want to experience these foods they can prepare them at home, without having to kick off a fire in the backyard.”
Long time living historians who’ve specialized in the foodways of the southern Colonial and early Federalist periods, the Elliotts will be on hand to discuss the historical aspects of food, gardening, and the many uses of herbs in early Kentucky.
In addition to their cookbooks, the Elliotts will have other historically-based products for sale, including seeds of period vegetables, organically grown herbs and herbal products, and, their latest product, a line of herbal vinegars.
Winter Trade Days will take place at the Fort, November 30-December 1. The gates open at 9:00 am each morning, and continue until 5:00 pm.
For additional information about this event, contact: Fort Boonesborough SP, 4375 Boonesboro Road, Richmond, KY 40475, 859-527-3131
To find out more about Historic Foodways, contact the Elliotts at Historic Foodways, PO Box 519, Richmond, KY 40476, HistoricFoodways@hotmail.com.
Brook or Barbara Elliott, 859-623-2765
Take Note Communty Choir Christmas Concert
6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Southern Heights Baptist Church 1400 Nashville Street, Russellville, KY 42276
The Take Note Community Choir will present their Christmas program "Glory to God." This will be the second of four performances of this concert this holiday season.
Gwendolyn Johnson 270-242-9201
LUMINOSITY Community Light Bulb Drive
Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington KY
More than 10,000 incandescent light bulbs are being collected Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013 to create a large-scale, interactive sculpture of light to be on display in Triangle Park.
Light bulbs can be donated at Habitat for Humanity RESTORE, Lexington Herald-Leader, UK Federal Credit Union Hamburg location, and Lexington Art League.
Candace Chaney, 859-254-7024, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the light bulb drive and donation locations, visit http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/luminosity-community-light-bulb-drive.html
Tour of Historic Homes
1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Scott County Arts & Cultural Center
117 North Water Street, Georgetown.
"Tour of Historic Homes"
Join this popular fundraiser for the Arts with an adventure in architecture. A $10 donation provides you an opportunity to tour 6 distinctive sites beginning at the old Jailer's Home.
-Jan Atlee 502-570-8366 www.artsandculturalcenter.org
Harlan County Celebrates Christmas Light Display
6:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Putney Shrine Fairgrounds located in Harlan County, KY
Harlan County Christian School is excited to announce that it will again present and maintain a Christmas light display at the Putney Shriners Fairgrounds in Harlan County. Many people travel out of town during the holidays to view these kinds of displays and we are happy that one will be available locally for Harlan and surrounding counties. What an awesome way to celebrate the Christmas season! Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Harlan County Christian School.
Diana Hall, Harlan County Christian School 606-574-1900 (office) or 606-573-4733 (home)
CastlePost Christmas Tours
12:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
CastlePost, 230 Pisgah Rd. Versailles, KY 40383. PARK AT Kings Way Assembly of God
Tour this Kentucky landmark and enjoy elegant Christmas decor by locan designers. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's Emergency Shelter for women & families.
Tickets sold by tour times. Advance purchase highly recommended. $35/person on Dec. 1 and $25/person on Dec. 2 & 3.
Royal admission flex ticket. $45/person, come anytime Dec. 1-3 between 1PM & 5PM.
Tickets on sale now at Whitaker Bank (Beaumont Centre & Hamburg) or call 859.543.4061