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What: Christmas service

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Where: Hopkinsville College of the Bible

Info: Featuring the Rev. Alan Scott, pastor of Gracey Baptist Church, as the guest speaker.

What: Holiday Spectacular with 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band's Brass Quintet

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Where: Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville.

Info: Get into the Christmas spirit this season with a festive performance.

What: Christmas Tree Lighting

When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Where: Founders Square

Info: Officially kick off the holiday season and #HopkinsChill Weekend. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m.

What: Sip and Paint

When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Where: Casey Jones Distillery, 2815 Witty Lane

Info: Hosted by She Shed Crafting Shop and Casey Jones Distillery. There is no place like GNOME! Come paint this adorable gnome and paint his hat attachment too. Paint party participants receive a large 18x24 gnome, a gnome hat attachment, an adult beverage, and appetizers. Space is limited. Tickets are $58.52 at www.eventbrite.com.

What: Knitting Class

When: 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.

Info: Join the once-a-month knitting class. Make slippers and learning about basic knitting techniques.

Dec. 13

What: Little River Music Society Community Chorale Christmas concert

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

Where: Second Baptist Church, 720 W. Seventh St.

Info: Featuring classic and new music for the holidays featuring local and area musicians. Free admission.

What: Author Signing with Lisa Winter and Bill Harlan

When: 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.

Info: Two Kentucky authors present "Angel's Christmas," a beautiful story full of love and adventure just in time for the holidays. Meet the authors and purchase a signed copy at the library.

What: 2nd Annual Skatin' on the Square

When: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13

Where: Founders Square

Info: As a part of #HopkinsChill Weekend, features a 2,500-square foot synthetic ice rink at Founders Square. The 90-minute sessions are $10, which includes skate rental. Walk-up sales will be available. Purchase session(s) in advance at https://tinyurl.com/2019SkatinSquare. Groups of six or more people, call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas St., to make reservations.

Dec. 14

What: "Mamma Mia" Auditions

When: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Campanile Practice Building, 2208B Fort Campbell Blvd.

Info: Company will perform "Mamma Mia" in March 2020 at the Alhambra Theatre. Sign up for an audition time at https://signup.com/go/AaEzbgc. Auditions are open for ages 13 and up -- keeping in mind this is an adult-themed show. Go to campanileproductions.com to print an audition form and read information about auditions, rehearsals and show dates.

What: Holiday Open House

When: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: The Woody Winfree Fire-Transportation Museum, 310 E. Ninth St.

Info: New bucket brigade and Connect-the-Fire Hose interactive exhibits, discover the scents of the season station, natural-themed crafts, local firefighters and light refreshments. At 1 p.m., Santa will read "Firefighters Night Before Christmas" to the young and young at heart. Fresh, live greenery available for folks to take home to decorate.

What: Wreaths Across America

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-West, U.S. 41A

Info: Family members who have veteran loved ones buried at the cemetery may arrive around 10:30 a.m., select a wreath and place it on their loved one's grave. After the ceremony, the remaining wreaths will be placed on the rest of the graves.

What: The Polar Express

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.

Info: An inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

What: Hopkinsville Electric System and Energy Net Hopkinsville Christmas Parade

When: 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Historic Downtown Hopkinsville

Info: Theme: "What Christmas Teaches Us." New is the golf cart division which will be judged along the parade route and winner will be announced the Monday following the parade with first, second and third place awards given. Parade cash prizes will be awarded for Grand Champion Float, second place, Chamber Best Business and the WHVO/WKDZ People's Choice Award. To ask questions, contact the Hopkinsville Division of Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.

What: 2nd Annual Skatin' on the Square

When: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Founders Square

Info: As a part of #HopkinsChill Weekend, features a 2,500-square foot synthetic ice rink at Founders Square. The 90-minute sessions are $10, which includes skate rental. Walk-up sales will be available. Purchase session(s) in advance at https://tinyurl.com/2019SkatinSquare. Groups of six or more people call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas St., to make reservations.

What: Breakfast with Santa

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: The Brick Oven Grill and Deli, 124 S. Main St. LaFayette

Info: Menu is two pancakes with sausage or bacon or one egg, sausage or bacon and milk. Photos available. Cost is $4.99.

What: Last Minute Christmas Shop

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: 118 Maple St.

Info: Over 20 vendors to help make sure you buy a little something for everyone. Supports Max's Hope Pet Rescue.

What: Saturday with The Grinch

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St.

Info: The Grinch will read a story at the library at 1 p.m. and will be available for pictures afterward. Crafts will follow. The first 70 people to arrive in Whoville will be able to get a coloring book signed by The Grinch for $5. Proceeds benefit Imagination Library.

What: Open House

When: noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Western Hills Golf Course, 2160 Russellville Road, Hopkinsville

Info: Tour the course, meet new pro shop manager, light refreshments.

Dec. 15

What: "Agnus Dei" -- a concert of worship for Christmas

When: 10:15 a.m. Sunday

Where: Second Baptist Church, 720 W. Seventh St., Hopkinsville

Info: Presented by the SBC Sanctuary Choir

What: Christmas with the Annie Moses Band

When: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15; Doors open at 3 p.m.

Where: Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.

Info: Individual tickets $45 (adult) $25 (active-duty military) $15 (student). An ensemble of six siblings of instrumentalists and vocalists, Annie Moses Band fuses American roots with folk rock and jazz in stunning performances that feature strings, keyboards, guitar and rhythm.

What: 2nd Annual Skatin' on the Square

When: 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

Where: Founders Square

Info: As a part of #HopkinsChill Weekend, features a 2,500-square foot synthetic ice rink at Founders Square. The 90-minute sessions are $10, which includes skate rental. Walk-up sales will be available. Purchase session(s) in advance at https://tinyurl.com/2019SkatinSquare. Groups of six or more call 270-887-4290 or stop by the Parks and Recreation Center at 2600 Thomas St., to make reservations.

What: Barbershop Harmony Society, the Music City Chorus concert

When: 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15

Where: Clarksville West Creek High School

Info: For tickets, visit https://musiccitychorus.org/

Dec. 17

What: Holiday Open House

When: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17

Where: Downtown at the Hopkinsville Municipal Center, 715 S. Virginia St.

Info: A special appearance by the 101st Airborne Division Band popular music ensemble providing caroling and holiday music beginning at 5 p.m. For more information on these events, call the Hoptown Hotline at 270-887-4000.

Dec. 18

What: Christmas Charity Drive

When: 8-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18

Where: Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club, 303 Country Club Lane

Info: HGCC will be collecting new and unused items for the women staying at The Sanctuary to open on Christmas morning. The deadline to drop off items is Dec. 18. To contribute gift cards, put them in an envelope labeled Sanctuary Christmas and drop them to the HGCC office or to Amanda Emling, HGCC sales and marketing director.

Dec. 20

What: Holiday Camp

When: Friday, Dec. 20

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA, Eagle Way

Info: Two camp sessions available. For more information, call 270-887-5382.

What: "Die Hard"

When: Friday, Dec. 20

Where: Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St.

Info: Rated R $5 Admission

Dec. 21

What: Breakfast with Santa

When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

Where: Chick-fil-A, 4250 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville

Info: Dine with the Jolly Ole Elf.

What: "Home Alone"

When: 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

Where: Alhambra Theatre, 507 S. Main St., Hopkinsville

Info: Rated PG $5 Admission.

What: Winter Wonderland Christmas Dance

When: 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21

Where: James E. Bruce Convention Center, 303 Conference Drive

Info: Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Tickets are $25. Also, an onsite raffle of $5 for the chance to win a 43-inch television, spa basket or portrait from Braxton Photography. Attendance at the dance is not required to win. For tickets, contact fundraising chair Ebony B. Sivils, 270-498-3752.

Dec. 23

What: Holiday Camp

When: Monday, Dec. 23

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA, Eagle Way

Info: Two camp sessions available. For more information, call 270-887-5382.

Dec. 26

What: Holiday Camp

When: Thursday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 27

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA, Eagle Way

Info: Two camp sessions available. For more information, call 270-887-5382.

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26

Where: Old Christian County Middle School gym, Glass Avenue

Info: Kwanzaa Festival including fun, games and food. Unity stresses the importance of togetherness. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

Dec. 27

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27

Where: Pennyrile Rural Electric Co-op, 2000 Harrison St.

Info: Celebration ceremony featuring a living painting by Monte'ale Jones. Self-Determination (KUJICHAGULIA) requires that we define our common interests and make decisions that are in the best interest of our family and community. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

Dec. 28

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28

Where: Virginia Street Baptist Church, A.R. Lesley Fellowship Hall, Third Street

Info: Community organizations meet and greet, celebration ceremony. Collective Work and Responsibility (UJIMAA) reminds us of our obligation to the past, present and future, and that we have a role to play in our community, society and world. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

Dec. 29

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29

Where: Pioneers Inc. Complex, 904 North Main St.

Info: Black businesses showcase, celebration ceremony. Cooperative Economics (UJAMAA) emphasizes our collective economic strength and encourages us to meet common needs through mutual support. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

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Dec. 30

What: Holiday Camp

When: Monday, Dec. 30 through Tuesday, Dec. 31

Where: Hopkinsville YMCA, Eagle Way

Info: Two camp sessions available. For more information, call 270-887-5382.

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30

Where: Aaron McNeil House, 604 E. Second St.

Info: Vision board workshop, celebration ceremony. Purpose (NIA) encourages us to look within ourselves and set personal goals that are beneficial to the community. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

Dec. 31

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31

Where: Freeman Chapel CME Church, 137 S. Virginia St.

Info: "Karamu" -- The Great Feast, celebration ceremony. Creativity (KUUMBA) makes use of our creative energies to build and maintain a strong and vibrant community. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

Jan. 1

What: Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture

When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1

Where: MEDI (Minority Economics Development Initiative) 1101A S. Main St.

Info: Community talk, celebration ceremony. Faith (IMANI) focuses on honoring the best of our traditions, draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humans by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in righteous struggle. For more information, contact Markeeta Wilkerson: 270-839-4054 markeetawilkerson@gmail.com.

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