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Community Calendar published Dec. 6

THURSDAY

—The Providence School is holding its 10th Annual “Empty Bowls” luncheon on Dec. 8 from 11am to 1pm in their cafeteria.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host Teen Appy Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 8. Come play with new apps in the Teen Library. 

—Jessamine County Public Library is holding the Healthy Life Club from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 8. Please register.

—Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts a creative writing class with Carolyn Barnum every Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.

—Wilmore Senior Community Center will host a Bible Study (First John) with new Wilmore UMC Pastor D. Merricks, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursdays.

—Wilmore TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) weight-loss support group meets Thursdays in the community room at Jessamine Village, at the end of South Maple Street in Wilmore. New members are welcome. Contact Eva Jacobs at 859-858-3456.

—Walking With Love Food Pantry at 220 Edgewood Drive is open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday.

FRIDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a “Job Search Assistance” program on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:15 p.m. Bring in your floppy disk or CD so that we can assist you in updating your information or creating a cover letter, resume or in searching for information.

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts Flex Exercise with Aureol Moore every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m.

SATURDAY

—The third annual St. “Nich” Christmas Fest will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 in downtown Nicholasville. Activities will include shopping at local businesses and eateries, a 5K run, music, dance, craft shows, parade and of course Santa. An old-fashioned trolley will be making its way through downtown to carry festival goers to designated spots.

—A Christmas Ball will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Wilmore Community Center at Wesley Village, 1125 N. Lexington Avenue. Come at 7:30 p.m. for a free swing dance lesson from UK Swing Dance Club. Dressy attire. Hors D’oeuvres, Door Prizes, Dancing and Live Music by the 19-piece big band The MetroGnomes. Contact Alan for more information: 859-858-3865 x238.

—The Wilmore Farmers Market is taking place Saturdays at the City Hall parking lot in downtown Wilmore. Hours are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Find the Wilmore Farmers Market page on Facebook for more information.

—J’s Place at 101 S. Main Street, Nicholasville will be having a Silent Auction on Dec. 10 from 8:30 to 8:00 p.m. to benefit The Girl Scout Memorabilia Museum. 

—The Jessamine County Public Library will have a class called Intro to JCPL Creative Space on Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 

SUNDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will sponsor a “Writer’s Forum” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. Join other writers of all genres and formats to get motivated by sharing your work and discussing your craft. Please register to receive event reminders. Refreshments provided.

MONDAY

—Jessamine County Public Library will have a Make & Take Craft: Cat and Dog on Dec. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All supplies provided. The event ends when supplies run out.

—The joint meetings of the Jessamine County Democratic Executive Committee and the Jessamine County Democratic Woman’s Club are hosted the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Fiscal Courtroom of the Jessamine County Court House.  Everyone welcome! For more information, please call 859-858-4406.

—The Salvation Army, Jessamine County Service Center, is taking applications for holiday assistance  from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday this week. The applications include Christmas dinner as well as the Angel Tree Program for children. Applications can be found at 205 South First Street in Nicholasville. For more details call (859) 881-4241.

TUESDAY

—A Community Theatrical Workshop for 2nd through 8th graders will be hosted from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at the Jessamine County Public Library on Dec. 13. A performance will be hosted at 3p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 for the community. For more information, contact: cradford1284@yahoo.com.

—Jessamine County Public Library will host “Anime & Manga Club” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 13. For teens in 6th through 12th grade. Please register. Refreshments available.

—American Legion Post No. 63, Jessamine Senior Citizens Center, 111 Hoover Drive, meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, email: dathor1@email.uky.edu.

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center hosts scrapbooking with Sharon Campbell every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

—Jessamine Piecequilters will meet on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The group meets at Nicholasville Christian Church. Beginning and advanced quilters are welcome. For more information, call (859) 881-1854.

WEDNESDAY 

—Jessamine County Public Library will host a Winter Book Swap from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Drop in for refreshments and swap out for as many as five books in good condition to trade.

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village will have Christmas Piano Duets and Demaray Tea at 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. Julie Tennent and Linda Pickerel return with more extraordinary duets to accent the Advent Season in honor of Christ’s birth. Special guests: flutists Susan Arnold and Mattie Greenhouse; narrator Dr. John Oswald. A proper English Tea with “biscuits” (cookies) will follow in memory of beloved Asbury Theological Seminarian, Dr. Donald Demaray. Free and open to the public.

—Jessamine County Public Library has “Exercise with Ease” at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Please register.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village will host Cafe’ Cabaret with Faith Troubadours on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Come relax and enjoy this unique “chamber style orchestra” composed of flute, clarinet, violin and cello. Refreshments served immediately afterwards. Please call Alan at 859-858-3865 x 238 for reservations. Free and open to the public.

—The Jessamine County Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn from 12 to 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Please register as the library will provide a light lunch. 

—The Jessamine County Public Library will have “eLibrary Help” from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15. Stop by any time during this come and go event to enjoy JCPL’s digital collection of eBooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and music anytime, anywhere. 

—The Jessamine County Public Library will host a Gaming Tournament: Mario Kart from 5 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 15. 

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village will hold a True Talent Christmas Recital at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Children and youth from the True Talent Studio bring “joy to the world” with their carols and piano pieces of the season under the direction of Gwen Hensen. Free and open to the public.

—The Wilmore Senior Community Center at Wesley Village is having a favorite Christmas tradition “Village Vespers” at 1:15 p.m on Tuesday, Dec. 20, featuring Village Singers and Men of Song presenting the entire service in music. Special guests: Brice Farrar on violin; Dean Alspach on piano. Director: Sandy Wilmot. Accompanist: Arlene Johnson. Free and open to the public.

—The Jessamine County Public Library will have a Teen Craft: Beading Bonanza from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20. For teens in 6th through 12th grades. All supplies furnished. Please register.

Editor’s note: Calendar items can be submitted to: trina.dunaway@jessaminejournal.com. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday before the next Thursday’s paper. Submitted calendar items must be a FREE event for all community members to attend. See more events and specifics at www.jessaminejournal.com