It is a full slate of Christmas activities and events today and this weekend. Make plans to attend a parade, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the Alhambra or enjoy the activities at Christmas at the Bend. It is all happening this weekend.
Festival of Trees
When: 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 3:30-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Where: Oasis In-Home Care, 2414 Fort Campbell Blvd., next to Restoration House
Info: Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 17 and free for ages 5 and under. Military receives a $1 discount. Admission is half price Sunday with a church bulletin. Bring two hygiene/non-perishable items any day to receive a free raffle ticket. A movie showing will be at 6 p.m. Friday. Then, on Saturday, Cookies with Santa will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and story time from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Campanile presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4
Where: Alhambra Theatre
Info: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on. Tickets are between $10 and $15.
Cadiz Christmas Parade
When 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Info: Christmas Carolers and Disney characters will be back to march in the parade along with Santa Claus. Characters will be out at 4 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. The theme is Christmas Memories. To enter into the parade, it will cost $25, which will go to Toys for Tots. An entry form can be found at the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist and Convention Commission office on 5748 Hopkinsville Road, Cadiz.
Guthrie Christmas Parade
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Where: Line up at College Hill
Info: Call Guthrie City Hall to sign up, at 270-483-2511.
Guthrie Annual Christmas Bazaar
When: 9-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Where: Guthrie Senior Citizens Center
Info: there will be many handcrafted items for sale, ranging from wreaths to ornaments and one-of-a kind gifts. Wooden Folk Art will also be available along with embroidery and vintage glassware. Lunch will be served. Call Jeane Moore at 270-483-2683 for more information.
Trenton Christmas Parade
Where: 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair and Fun Run-Fort Campbell Spouses’ Club
When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Where: Kenwood High School, 251 E. Pine Mountain Road, Clarksville.
Info: Come out and shop for the holidays the weekend of Dec. 3 and 4. The 41st annual Candy Cane Lane Craft Fair will be held in the gym of Kenwood High School. Proceeds from the 5K/1-mile Fun Run and Craft Fair are utilized to fund scholarships and welfare requests within the Fort Campbell community. Register at www.active.com.
6th annual Christmas at the Bend
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3
Where: Jeffers Bend Environmental Center
Info: Refreshments will include homemade cookies, apple slices, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. After partaking of the refreshments, families will have the opportunity to make Christmas cards for nursing homes, interact with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, play nature games for prizes, participate in recycling crafts, how to feed birds in the winter and listen to firemen and police officers talk about safety, particularly during the holiday months. Also, on this day between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m., members of the Hopkinsville/Christian and Todd County Association of Realtors will gather at the Optimist Club pavilion on Metcalfe Lane to unveil new directional signage for Jeffers Bend. For more information, call Charles Turner, RC&D coordinator (volunteer) at the Pennyrile RC&D/Jeffers Bend office at 270-885-5600 or send email to email@example.com.