Event Calendar: Dec - Jan, 2017-2018

By | December 02, 2017
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Enjoy these local holiday events in Louisville & the Bluegrass region. Have an event we should know about? Submit it here.


Through January 1 
Louisville’s Holiday in the City 

4th and Jefferson Streets, Louisville 

Celebrate and skate throughout Downtown Louisville’s Holiday Square. For ice rink times and events: www.LouisvillesHolidayInTheCity.com 

December 1–3, Friday–Sunday 
Dumplin’s & Dancin’ 
Hindman Settlement School 
71 Justice Center Dr., Hindman 

Bring a hearty appetite and dancing shoes for a community-wide gathering where farmers, musicians, chefs, dancers and food activists celebrate the preservation of Appalachian foodways and dance traditions. www.HindmanSettlement.org 

December 2, Saturday, 1–5pm 
Holiday Cookie Sale 
Les Dames d’Escoffier Kentucky 
Ramsi’s Café on the World 
1293 Bardstown Rd., Louisville 

Cookies, pies, breads, cakes, muffins, scones, candy and more made by talented local chefs to benefit a scholarship fund to help culinary students and professionals. www.LDEI.org 

December 2, Saturday noon–7pm 
Christmastide 1816 at Locust Grove 
561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville 

Interpreters re-create an 1816 Croghan family holiday party. Music, dancing and demonstrations, holiday shopping and refreshments. $6 adults, $3 children, free under 6. 502-897-9845, www.LocustGrove.org 

December 2 & 3, Saturday & Sunday 
Holiday Wreath Make & Take 
Wilson Nurseries 
Saturday class: 2–3pm, 3690 East West Connector (Route 676), Frankfort 
Sunday class: 2:30–3:30pm, 2700 Palumbo Dr., Lexington 

Green up your house with a fresh holiday wreath designed by you with assistance from Wilson experts. $48. Reservations required. www.WilsonNurseriesKy.com 

December 5, Tuesday, 7pm 
Repeal Day Bourbon Dinner 
Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Ave., Louisville 

Partnering with Old Forester to host a special Bourbon Dinner in celebration of Repeal Day. Includes four creative courses paired with a bourbon flight and three bourbon cocktails. $60/person. Reservations: 502-899-9904, www.Varanese.com 

December 9, Saturday 9am-3pm 
Holly & Ivy 
Louisville Nature Center 
3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville 

Enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while making your own wreaths, swags, and table decorations from live greenery. Ribbons, gloves, and wire cutters provided. Bring your own if you have them. Members: $20 wreaths, $15 swags and table decorations. www.LouisvilleNatureCenter.org

Saturdays & Sundays through December 16, 1–3pm 
The Ultimate Gingerbread House 
Cooking at the Cottage, 3739 Lexington Rd., Louisville 

A holiday tradition at the Cottage. With Chef Josh Moore of Volare, learn how to create and decorate a masterpiece gingerbread house. Class is $90 per house, which may include up to four people. 502-893-6700, www.CookingAtTheCottage.com 

December 19, Tuesday, 7–8:30pm 
Copper & Kings and Cellar Door Chocolates 
MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen 
216 Pearl St., New Albany, IN 

Enjoy pairings of cocktails and chocolates. $40. www.Squareup.com/ store/mesa-54/ 

December 21, Thursday, 6–11pm 
Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness 
Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., Louisville 

Seventh annual event features live performances by local musicians and artists, soups from Louisville’s best chefs, silent auction and cash bar. Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at door. Includes 10 food/ drink tickets. Proceeds benefit the Coalition for the Homeless’s efforts to end youth homelessness. www.LouHomeless.org 

January 20, Saturday 6–11pm 
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 
1860 Mellwood Ave., Louisville 

Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon and Beer benefiting Kosair Charities. Silent charity auction, live music and 18 bacon creations from local chefs. www.B3Bash.com 

January 10–April 11, Wednesdays, 1-4pm & 6-9pm 
Master Gardener Training 
Purdue Extension Office of Floyd County 
3000 Technology Ave., New Albany, IN 

Become a Master Gardener during the 14 week course, learning about plant science, soils, weeds, vegetables, annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, insects, and more. Program cost includes reference notebook and teaching materials. $175 per participant, $25 deposit required. For information: Gina Anderson, 812-948- 5470, gmanders@purdue.edu.

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