G0365 biometric screenings
When: 8 a.m. – noon Wednesday, Dec. 5
Where: Christian County Health Department
Info: The biometric screening consists of a finger prick to measure you cholesterol and blood glucose, a blood pressure check, and a measurement of your height, weigh and waist circumference. For more information or to schedule a screening, call 270-887-4160, ext. 124.
Christmas in the Park
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
Info: The event will have Christmas carols, hot chocolate, cider and cookies. “The Christmas Story” will be read and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole.
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Cutting, Launch Party
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6
Where: Casey Jones Distillery
Info: Let us show you what we offer for weddings and events. There will be food and moonshine. We hope to see you there.
Ice Skatin’ on
When: Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9
Where: Founders Square, Hopkinsville
Info: The 2,500-square foot rink, which measures approximately 60 feet long, will be positioned within the Founders Square parking lot and accommodate 80 skaters during a single session. Skatin’ on the Square will be set up from Dec. 7-9, giving individuals and groups ample chances to hit the ice during 16 different 90-minute sessions. Cost is $10 per person, which includes skate rental and an hour-an-a-half session in the rink. While walk-up sales will be available, Skatin’ on the Square attendees are encouraged to register and purchase their session(s) in advance by visiting tinyurl.com/SkatinOnTheSquare. Pre-registration will guarantee a spot on the ice. Groups of six or more people are asked to call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas St. to make reservations.
Jammin’ at the Jones
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane
Info: The Justin Reynolds Band will provide an evening of music and fun. On hand will be food truck Riv's Shack, Casey's Corner Gift Shop and Casey's Lounge.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
Where: PACS Christian County Senior Citizens Center
Info: Cost is $6 per person. Country Twang Band will be performing.
on the Square
When: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Founders Square, Hopkinsville
Info: A variety of holiday items will be for sale at the Downtown Farmers Market.
When: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, Hopkinsville
Info: Get your picture taken with Santa in one of the antique fire trucks, make a Christmas craft with the Pennyroyal Arts Council, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. The Journey Church will set up a warming station outside where Salvation Army will be serving hot dogs and the Hopkinsville Fire Department will be popping popcorn for the crowd. Step next door to the Christian County Historical Society for stories with the Christian County Literacy Council and to be mesmerized by a model train layout. At 1 p.m., Santa will read Chris Van Allsburg’s “The Polar” Express to the young and young at heart.
Crofton Christmas parade
When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Info: Contact Crofton City Hall at 270-424-5111 for more information about participation.
Read around the Christmas Tree
When: 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library
Info: Hear your favorite Christmas stories inside the local library.
When: 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Main Street, Hopkinsville
Info: A variety of holiday-themed floats will roll through downtown Hopkinsville. The theme of this year’s parade will be “Songs of Christmas.” Groups and organizations entering floats can get creative and use any favorite holiday song as the theme for their float entry. Hopkinsville’s own country singer/songwriter Brice Long will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s parade. The parade starts at Christian County Middle School at 5:15 p.m. and winds south on Main Street through downtown Hopkinsville. Cash Prizes will be awarded for Grand Champion Float, Second Place, Chamber Best Business, and the WHVO/WKDZ People’s Choice Award. Float entry fee is $21.20 and an unwrapped Christmas toy. To enter a unit or float, or if you have questions, please contact the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290. Entry forms are available on our website, hoptownrec.com, or at our office.
Christmas in Elkton and parade
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Public Square, Elkton
Info: Businesses will have open house, special sales, refreshments, and other activities throughout the day. The Welcome Center in the Historic Todd County Courthouse will have free refreshments. The parade will leave from Todd County Central High School on South Main Street, then head north towards Public Square, exiting the Square on West Main Street and ending at the Milliken Memorial Community House. Traffic will be blocked to Public Square starting around 5:30 p.m. until all festivities are over. The Grand Marshall of the parade this year is Elkton resident Harold Ross, a University of Kentucky graduate and member of the 1958 NCAA Championship Basketball Team. Later that same year, he became head basketball coach at Elkton High School. And, in 1963, Ross became the first head basketball coach at Todd County Central High School, where he later also served as principal. Following the parade at about 7 p.m., Santa Claus will visit with everyone at the Milliken Memorial Community House, 208 W. Main St. There will be free digital pictures with Santa Claus, and free refreshments until 8:30 p.m.
“The Polar Express” movie showing
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8
Where: Alhambra Theatre, Hopkinsville
Info: Catch this movie classic inside the newly renovated Alhambra Theatre.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16
Where: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 920 Skyline Drive
Info: Admission is free and doors will open one hour before performance.
Cookies and milk with Santa
When: Friday, Dec. 14
Where: Oak Grove Community Center
Info: Contact the community center at 270-640-7575 for more information.
When: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 303 E. Ninth St.
Info: Spend a few minutes experiencing the simplicity of the first Christmas so many years ago. Presented by First Presbyterian Church and Freeman Chapel C.M.E Church you can drive or walk by and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
HCA Cross Country Christmas 5K
When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
Where: Heritage Christian Academy
Info: Sign-in starts at 8 a.m. There is a $25 entry fee, which includes a T-shirt if registered by Nov. 29. To register, go to active.com and search “Heritage Christian,” email beth.brown1979
@icloud.com, or pick up a form at HCA’s front office.
Movies at the Library: “Christopher Robin”
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St. Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Info: Join us for a free movie and popcorn at the library. We will be showing “Christopher Robin.” Movie Rating: PG. Movies at the Library is sponsored by United Southern Bank.
Wreaths Across America ceremony
When: 11a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
Where: Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West
Info: Simultaneous wreath-laying ceremonies will be at over 700 locations all around the world.