Do you have what it takes to succeed at the Jedi Academy? Test your skills and complete a series of “missions” at special Jedi training Friday, Dec. 2 from 4 until 5 p.m. For ages 4-9. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005
Saturday, Dec. 3
The Lexington Children’s Theatre will present The Snow Queen Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at The Lexington Opera House. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, the story centers around Kai who chooses the path of the Snow Queen and Gerda, who must strap on her red shoes and embark on an epic journey to rescue the boy she loves.
Learn chess basics, meet other chess players, and play pick-up games at the Chess Mates, a program through the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. All skill levels welcome but designed for ages 8 and up. Chess Mates will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Mrs. Claus’ Hot Chocolate Social will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Artworks at Carver School. Mrs. Claus is ready to kick off the holidays, so don some festive pj’s and celebrate the season. Meet some of her special friends while enjoying sweet treats and other merry activities. A secret guest will also be stopping by. Register for either 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. by call 859.425.2057.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Bring your furry friends for photos with Santa Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Fayette Mall. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Please enter at the mall entrance between Talbots and Pie Five Pizza. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Santa photo area. Photo packages will be available for purchase. Guests will have the opportunity to donate and support the Lexington Humane Society with their photo purchase.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Lexington’s Christmas Parade will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6, starting 7 p.m. The parade will begin on Main Street between Midland Avenue and Mill Street.
Change the world one library program at a time. Hang out with other teens, eat free pizza, and plot world domination. The TAB meetings are open to all ages 13-18. In December, the meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 until 7 p.m.
Fayette Mall will host Big Blue Santa Day on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
There will be sewing practice for the cosplay workshop Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 until 7 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Bring a current costume project to work on or practice your sewing skills with provided materials. All levels of experience welcome. No registration required.
Friday, Dec. 9
When you see a rainbow, have you thought about what we could learn from it about the Sun? The light from the Sun, the stars, and nebulas in space contain many secrets about them. Come find out how astronomers decode these secrets using the rainbows they create Friday, Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Ages 8 and up welcome, registration not required.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Re-Kid will host Elf on the Shelf portraits on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its location at 197 Moore Drive. Looking for cute Christmas portraits that no one else has? Elf on a Shelf will be coming to Re-Kid for portraits on Dec. 3 and 10. Bring your toy elves and get kids and/or family pictures taken for Christmas. To schedule a session, call 859.260.1402.
Attention teens! Need community service hours for school? Earn five volunteer hours at this special day of service. All participants must complete a teen volunteer application at the Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library by Friday, Dec. 9. This program is for ages 14-17 years old. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005
Sunday, Dec. 11
The Lexington Children’s Theater will present Alice in Wonderland Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec.17 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. In the story by Lewis Carroll, Alice is positively bored. So bored, in fact, that this curious white rabbit is the most exciting thing she’s seen all day. Of course following the rabbit is her most thrilling option at this point, so she’ll follow the rabbit all the way down.
Saturday, Dec. 17
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a drop-in craft for all children Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stop by the library to check out few books and make a small craft to take home.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a Lego Lab Tuesday, Dec. 20 from 2 until 4 p.m. Put imagination to work and join the library for some free build Lego fun. Plan, create, and build at your own pace or work with friends. This event is for grades K-5.
The Lego Lab will also be held Thursday. Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, Dec. 28 from 2 until 4 p.m.; and Thursday, Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host a Polar Express Party Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 3 until 4 p.m. in the children’s program room. Library staff will read this classic holiday story. There will be hot chocolate. Fun holiday sweaters, pajamas, hats, socks, etc. are highly encouraged. Ages 3 and up. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 859.231.5500, ext. 1005
This article also appears on pages 12 of the December 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.