— The Francis Asbury Society will host the Dennis Kinlaw Theological Symposium Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Dr. Stephen P. Stratton will be the speaker. He will be speaking on “The Trinitarian Faith as a Model for Forming Relationships.” He is professor of pastoral care and counseling at Asbury Theological Seminary. Stratton was named psychologist of the year in 2010 by the Kentucky Psychologist Association. A light lunch and discussion will follow. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 30, to 859-858-4222. The Francis Asbury Society is located at 1580 Lexington Road, Wilmore. For more information, call 859-858-4222 or visit www.francisasburysociety.com.
— The Wilmore Senior Community Center will host UK Basketball, Past, Present and Future, at 1:15 p.m. Billy Ray Lickert shares insights into some of the greatest coaches, teams and players of all time.
— The Jessamine County Historical Society will host its Christmas open house Dec. 2 from 5-9 p.m. At 7 p.m., the guest speaker will be Susan Hughes from Shaker Village Pleasant Hill. Her topic will be 50 years of preserving Shaker Village. The society is located at 216 N. Main St.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host Jump and Jive at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 2.
— A free meal is provided by Manna Ministries each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal is a restaurant-quality meal served at 303 W. Maple St. in the community center of Nicholasville United Methodist Church. The meal is open to the public for anyone in need. Takeout meals are available after 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome and can contact the office at 885-4481.
— The Wilmore Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Craft Show and Ten Thousand Villages Sale on Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces are still available for $25; contact Bobbie or Julie Johnson at 859-858-3811. The church is located at 100 N. Lexington Ave.
— Wilmore Christian Ballet will have a free performance at McKenna Chapel during Wilmore’s Old Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 3 from 1:30-5:30 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host Common Threads from 10-11 a.m.
— Wilmore’s 23rd annual Old-Fashioned Christmas will take place Dec. 3 in downtown Wilmore. The event begins with a Wilmore Lions Club pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. and goes all day, and includes a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The day wraps with with a grand finale with an all-town chior and Salvation Army Student Fellowship at Wilmore United Methodist Church at 8 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Legislative Breakfast will take place Dec. 3 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Jessamine Career and Technology Center, located at 881 Wilmore Road. Cost is $10.50. State Sen. Tom Buford and state Rep. Bob Damron will talk about the upcoming legislative session and answer questions from the audience.
— St. Athanasius Orthodox Church, located at 926 S. Main St. (next to the Prescription Pad), offers free bread to families and individuals in need in the Nicholasville area. St. Athanasius distributes this bread, generously supplied by Panera, every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. on the porch of the South Main Street location.
— Wilmore Free Methodist Church, located at 1200 Lexington Road, will present the children’s musical “iHope Christmas” Sunday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host a day of holiday cheer from 1-5 p.m.
— The Jessamine County Public Library will host Sunday Funday: Construct and decorate foam gingerbread houses from 2-3 p.m.
— Habitat for Humanity will host CHRISTmas at the Habitat ReStore from noon to 6 p.m. From noon to 4 p.m., there will be a petting zoo, and Santa Claus will be there to take pictures with children. There will be live Christmas music from noon to 6 p.m.