Empty Stocking donations
Empty Stocking donations can be sent to the Southeast Kentucky Empty Stocking Fund, P. O. Box 511, Corbin, KY 40702. Call 524-6475.
Help the Animal Shelter
Cash donations for the Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter can be made at the Forcht Bank in Corbin at 528-3660 and London at 864-9500. The shelter also has a PayPal account set up to receive donations. Drop-off donations can be made at Knox County Veterinary Services at 314 High Street in Barbourville, the office of William and Devanna Durham at 513 18th Street in Corbin, or Whitley County EMS at 1002 Aviation Blvd in Williamsburg.
The shelter has plenty of food and mainly needs water, towels, blankets, metal food and water bowls for the animals, big water buckets, pans that can be used as litter boxes, litter scoops, cat litter, cat containment crates, garbage cans, and large garbage bags.
Thursday, Dec. 5
UC Madrigal Dinners
University of the Cumberlands’ annual Madrigal Dinners will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 5-7. For tickets, call 539-4332.
Make & Take Wreaths
Stop by the Williamsburg Extension Community Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, across from City Hall and make a fresh holiday wreath to take home. Call 549-1430.
17th Street Christian Church will have a Live Nativity from 7-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6. Includes free hot chocolate. Call 528-4795.
The Whitley County Homemakers Christmas luncheon will be Thursday at the Whitley County Cooperative Extension office, beginning with registration at 10 a.m. Register at 549-1430.
Vietnam Vets dinner
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1050 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral for its annual Christmas Dinner. Call 864-2507.
Holocaust survivor Fred Gross will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Corbin Middle School Library. Program is open to the public.
Lions Club food baskets
Signups for the Lions Club food baskets will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5-6, at the McBurney Center. Call 523-1129.
Friday, Dec. 6
London Christmas on Main
London’s Christmas on Main has been postponed until Friday, Dec. 13, due to forecasted inclement weather. Call 862-8841.
Grace Abounding benefit
Grace Abounding Church will hold a benefit singing featuring local artists at 6 p.m. Friday. Proceeds to buy food and Bibles for villages in the Amazon. Call 687-0295 or 219-0584.
Sons of Confederate Vets
Sons Of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at David’s Steakhouse. Call 528-5333.
Croley Candlelight Service
Croley Funeral Home’s annual Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Call 549-1234.
Barbourville Tree Lighting
Barbourville’s Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Friday on the courthouse square.
Jellico Creek auction
Jellico Creek Baptist Church Ladies will host an auction at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6. Refreshments available. 549-4428.
Corbin girls basketball
Corbin Recreation Center is taking applications for girls basketball grades 1-6 through Friday, Dec. 6. Call 528-6657.
Dayspring Crafts Bazaar
Dayspring Worship Center will have a crafts and bakes goods bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 309-0918.
Christmas at Central
Central Baptist Church presents “Christmas at Central,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Includes dinner, choir music, a Nativity drama, and a presentation of “Alabaster Box” (Gail Fredrick’s lyrical ballet group). Tickets on sale at the church. Call 528-6650.
GED Extreme Weekend
Laurel County Adult Education is offering a chance to study and test, all in one weekend, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6-8, at the Bennett Center Campus. Food and beverages provided. Call 878-9134 or 528-0379 to register.
Cash Express coat/toy drive
Cash Express is accepting new and gently-used coats and toys and non-perishable food items through Dec. 15. Call 526-0450.
London Christmas on Main
London’s Christmas on Main parade theme is “All I Want for Christmas.” The parade begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Call 862-8841.
W’burg Holiday assistance
Call the following number from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Saturday or Monday only and recommend a low-income person or family in the Williamsburg area (not receiving a government subsidy) for holiday assistance. Call 549-0116.
Saturday, Dec. 7
Union Breakfast with Santa
Union College will host a free breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. at the Student Center. Includes crafts, prizes gifts and photos with Santa. Call 546-1610.
Parkway medical clinic
Parkway Ministries will host a free medical clinic for anyone with no form of insurance from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Call 528-8100.
Chapel Grove bazaar
Chapel Grove Baptist Church is having a Craft and Candy sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Hot dog lunch available. Call 523-0982.
London Christmas Concert
The London Community Orchestra will perform a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the London First Baptist Church. Special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.
First Pentecostal special svc.
London’s First Pentecostal Church will have a special “Christmas Worship” at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring the Davy Boggs family of Waynesville, Ohio. Call 864-4811.
Cumberland Falls hike
Cumberland Fall State Park will host a 2.5 mile moderate-to-difficult hike on the Eagle Falls Loop. Register with Pam at 606-516-1750.
Union Christmas concert
Union College will host a Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Conway Boatman Chapel. Call 546-1610.
Rockholds VFD auction
The Rockholds Volunteer Fire Department will host a Christmas Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday. Call 515-8890.
Medicare Open Enrollment
For free assistance on the Medicare Open Enrollment Plan, Call Mitch Goodin at 1-800-795-7654 through Dec. 7.
St. John’s Chocolate Fest
St. John Episcopal Church’s annual Chocolate Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Call 859-429-1659.
First Christian Bazaar
First Christian Church’s Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Reserve a table at 523-1828.
Central WMU Open House
Central Baptist Church WMU will host Open House at the Mission House 404 South Poplar Avenue, Corbin, Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts available for a contribution to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Call 528-6650.
Empty Stocking donations