Chef's Night I Pikeville
7:00 PM19:00

Chef's Night I Pikeville

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Chefs' Night is an evening to benefit Hindman Settlement School. This event will entertain 250 of eastern Kentucky’s corporate and community leaders coming together to support a great endeavor. Guests will indulge in small tastings from over 15 local chefs and restaurants complete with a live auction and entertainment.

For more information please contact Hillary Harkins at 606-785-5475.

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Create Your Own "Souper" Bowl Class I Somerset
6:30 PM18:30

Create Your Own "Souper" Bowl Class I Somerset


Kick off your New Year with delicious homemade soups at The Center for Rural Development's next cooking class, "Create Your Own Souper Bowl" with Chef Mete Sergin.

It’s time to ditch the basic snack spreads and embrace a new winter food event: The Souper Bowl.

From serious football lovers trying to change up their game day menus, to those who just want an excuse to invite friends over, Chef Mete has prepared a starting line-up of hearty soups and gumbo recipes for you to enjoy all winter long!

Shrimp, Chicken, and sausage gumbo
French onion soup
Old-fashioned southern cornbread

Registration is $25; $15 for students (5-10 years old)

For more information or to register, call 606-677-6000 or register online at

The "Create Your Own Souper Bowl" cooking class is part of the "A Taste of Kentucky" cooking series presented by The Center for Rural Development's Business & Community Training Center and Kroger Marketplace in Grand Center Place

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Battle of Middlecreek Commemoration/ Old Christmas I Prestonsburg
1:00 PM13:00

Battle of Middlecreek Commemoration/ Old Christmas I Prestonsburg


Commemoration ceremony to honor the soldiers that fought at the Battle of Middle Creek on January 10, 1862. This battle launched Colonel Garfield's political career that ended with him as President of the United States. Immediately following the ceremony we will be celebrating Old Christmas at the Historic Samuel May House. Everyone is invited to both events.

Located at Battle of Middle Creek and the Historic Samuel May House

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Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry I Prestonsburg
to Dec 15

Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry I Prestonsburg


Prestonsburg, Ky. – The 2018 Season for Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas kicks off with its premier performance on Saturday, December 1 in the Willard and Lucy Kinzer Theater of the Mountain Arts Center (MAC), the Prestonsburg venue that has been home to the Opry since the facility opened in 1996.

The cast and crew have already been busy working on themes, songs, and medleys for this year’s holiday production. Vocalist Rachel Messer, who recently had a small run on NBC’s The Voice talent contest, will be back for her 2nd Christmas season. Fans will also see all of their favorites and even the antics of comedian “Munroe.”

Kentucky Opry producer and emcee Clayton Case notes that the cast is eager to get back on stage.

“I get so excited when our creative team comes together to build and create a new show,” Case remarks. “This cast, band, and crew never cease to amaze with the pure talent, work ethic, and creativity they exhibit year after year.”

Opening night for Billie Jean Osborne’s Kentucky Opry Christmas will be Saturday, December 1st. Following that, there are 6 more chances to see the show. The dates are December 7, December 8 (2 shows), December 9, December 14, and December 15. 

Tickets range from $12 to $16 and can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 1 (888) MAC ARTS, or the MAC Box Office.

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Space Science Center to host Observe the Moon I Morehead
7:00 PM19:00

Space Science Center to host Observe the Moon I Morehead


MSU’s Space Science Center (SSC) will host a free public event as part of International Observe the Moon Night, Thursday, Oct. 18.  

The SSC will have a variety of telescopes set up on the patio for people to try out. There will be activities inside the Space Science Center, where the Geology Club will be selling hot dogs and chili and there will be a variety of children’s activities. In addition, there will be several moon-themed presentations in the Star Theater during the event. The schedule is:

    •    7 p.m. - Earth, Moon, and Sun Show 
    •    7:35 p.m. - Origin of the Moon Talk by Dr. Eric Jerde 
    •    8:10 p.m. - Lunar Ice Cube talk by Dr. Ben K. Malphrus 
    •    8:45 p.m.- Evidence that We Really Went talk by Dr. Eric Jerde 
    •    9:20 p.m. - Dark Side of the Moon Laser Show 

“This provides people with an opportunity to learn about the moon,” said Eric Jerde, chair of MSU’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences. “The public has largely forgotten about it, and headlines about space are now focused more on the Space Station or Mars and other planets. The moon is something we all see very often, yet seldom think about.” He added anyone who has ever had questions about the moon should attend the event. 

To learn more about MSU’s Space Science Center, visit or call 606-783-2381.

For information about programs in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, visit or call 606-783-2381.

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