Berea, K Y Tourism Newsletter
April 2019
Berea Blossoming into April
Spring is FINALLY here, and Berea is blossoming! Between the flowers blooming and warmer weather arriving, it's the perfect time to visit Berea! Hike our trails, enjoy seasonal treats, and create your own beauty in one of our Hands on Workshops! 
 
April brings with it brand new events, concerts, exhibits, demonstrations, and chances to enjoy experiences that are uniquely Berea. Visit Berea and make memories that will last a lifetime!


Hope to see you soon, 
Berea Tourism 
Upcoming from Berea Tourism
Hands On Workshops!

May 11-12

Arrive a visitor. Emerge an artist. 
The HOW program gives visitors a chance to learn more from master craftspeople and artists such as glass blowing, jewelry making, fiber arts, sustainable living, blacksmithing and many more.

For more information or to register, go to visitberea.com or call 800-598-5263.
Berea Festival of Learnshops!

July 12- August 2, 2019

Registration is LIVE!  Click here to sign up to be notified when registration is live! 

For more information go to 
or call 800-598-5263.
 # BereaKY #VisitBerea #OurBerea

#BereaKy Photos
We had so many beautiful pictures taken last month, and we cannot wait to share them with you! Be sure to follow us on social media and post your photos of Berea! 

Each month we will select photos of Berea posted by our wonderful visitors and citizens to be featured in our newsletter! In order to be selected, share your favorite Berea experience and use #VisitBerea, #BereaProud, #OurBerea, or #BereaKy. 

We can't wait to see your photos!


Below are this month's #BereaKy photo selections. We had many great submissions over the past month, and you too could be featured in next month's newsletter. (Click on the photo to see the original source.)
 






@katrileywilliams discovered this stunning Magnolia making its spring appearance. 




























@remy_lebeau_beagle taking a walk on a pretty spring day and enjoying the views from the Pinnacles! What more can a pup ask for?! 












 
@sherrycruse1 found these beauties popping up just in time for spring at Boone Tavern!














@sharelexky scored a delicious bagel and perfect photo op at Native Bagel! 









 





@bereaoutdooradventure came across this striking view while hiking at Brushy Fork! 
Special Events
Victory Garden Blitz

April 5-6
Berea Municipal Utilities
200 Harrison Rd.
 
T he Blitz will be held April 5-6th at Berea Municipal Utilities. Set-up and preparations will be held on Friday, April 5th, and the main event will be held on the 6th from 8am-3pm. 8am - 2pm will be bed construction and delivery, as well as classes open to the community on sewing, crocheting, building eco-bricks, and more. Their community potluck will begin at 2pm at the BMU to celebrate volunteers and community members, and all are welcome to join. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, call 859-985-1689 
or e mail info@sustainableberea.org


Musicville

April 5 & 6 @ 7:00pm
April 7 @ 2:00pm
The Spotlight Playhouse
214 Richmond Rd N

MUSICVILLE takes you on an adventure with Maiden Melody and Radical Rhythm as they attempt to save their town from the Sorcerer of Silence. On their quest to the Castle of Composition, they pass through the Desert of Doo-wop, the Ocean of Opera, and the Terrible Terrain of Tango meeting musical friends and foes along the way. Their journey teaches them about new kinds of music, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working together!
 
For information, or to buy tickets, go to thespotlightplayhouse.com 
or call 859-756-0011
She Kills Monsters at the Berea College Theatre Laboratory

April 5, 6, and 10-13 
Convo Performances: April 10 & 12
8:00 - 11:00pm
Ross A. Jelkyl Drama Center

Directed by Shawn Bruce She Kills Monsters introduces us to Agnes Evans who is reeling from the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes stumbles onto Tilly's Dungeons and Dragons notebook, she undertakes a journey of discovery and imagination that was Tilly's refuge. This tragic comedy is ultimately life-affirming, galvanizing Agnes to uncovering the true nature and life of her sister. Full of Dungeons and Dragons Cosplay figures, the play "comes complete with grisly sound effects. No less impressive, however, are the play's depictions of the more conventional wounds of adolescence, the ones that come from loving and not being loved in return. The whole enterprise is kind of dopey, and kind of invigorating, and kind of remarkable. It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart." Eric Grode, The New York Times.
 
For information, call 859-985-3300
Handmade Wallpaper Cards and Envelopes Workshop

April 6
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gallery 123
123 Broadway
 
Using gorgeous floral wallpaper we will create a line of greeting cards for spring with matching handmade envelopes. $5 fee. Ages 12 and up. 10 spots available. 
 
For more information, call 859-985-8017.
Paint Party with Amy Lewis

April 12
7:00pm-9:00pm
Body, Mind & Sol
105 Jackson St. 
 
You will be introduced to the Intuitive Painting Process and guided through steps to create a 12X12 acrylic on canvas painting. Each painting will be unique. No experience necessary. All Materials Provided. Bring a friend and come prepared to have a relaxing painting experience in a supportive environment.
 
For information or to sign up, call 859-582-6622.
Shop Local Berea - Spring Passport Event

April 13 - 20
 
27 Berea merchants have joined together to create a contagious, FREE campaign to show community members what our amazing stores have to offer!

During the week of April 13-20th you have the chance to win prizes, support local businesses, shop amazing deals, all while have a great time in our community.

HOW IT WORKS:
* Passports are available for pick up at the Berea Tourism Center and all participating merchants
*You will receive a stamp for visiting at each location, NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED FOR A STAMP.
*Your passport does not have to be complete to enter to win prizes, but the more stamps you get, the better your chances to win from the participating businesses. There will be 26 winners, and one Grand Prize Winner. You have the entire week to visit as many or all of the participating businesses.
*Fill our your contact information, then leave your passport at your last business stop.
*Winners will be chosen live one Facebook on April 24th
 
For information, check out the event page. 
Hands On Workshops!


April 13-14

Arrive a visitor. Emerge an artist. 
The HOW program gives visitors a chance to learn more from master craftspeople and artists such as glass blowing, jewelry making, fiber arts, sustainable living, blacksmithing and many more.

For more information or to register, go to visitberea.com or call 800-598-5263.
The Dandelion Festival

April 13
Berea College Campus

**FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC**


"Re-imagine the American Landscape" and redefine what is truly beautiful, not only to the eyes, but beautiful to our entire ecosystem. How we manage our landscapes affects everything dear to us - our soils, water, air, and health of our family, neighbors, friends... all of us. We'll begin with workshops in the morning in the Alumni Building on Berea Campus, give bicycler's the opportunity to participate in a "bike for the dandelions" race, and in the afternoon we will have a festival outside on the College Square and Fairchild Lawn that will include music, activities, and much more.

For more information, check out the event page.
3D Floral Garden Still Life Painting

April 13
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gallery123
123 N Broadway
 
Using Silk flowers, they will be added to a painting of a garden or a still life setting to create a 3D effect and can be framed. This class is for 12 year olds to adult. 10 spots available. $10 per person.

For more information, call 859-985-8017

Tour of Dream Kitchens

April 13
1:00pm-5:00pm
 
Visit five lovely Berea kitchens. Hosts will welcome you into their homes where you can observe good kitchen function and enjoy personal style. Door prizes, handmade chocolate truffles for sale, cookies and lemonade for all. $25 registration via Eventbrite.com. Children 12 and under free.
Pick up the tour map and get started at Saint Joseph Berea hospital front desk. Questions - call 859-985-0099.

HOSTS ARE:
Sally Hindman - 311 Forest Street
Elaine and Seymour Taffler - 1338 Diana Drive
Robin Taffler and Dick Dougherty - 1504 Phyllis Drive
Barbara Prairie and David Oldham - 314 Jackson Street
Victoria Faoro and Lou DeLuca - 1050 Trevor Drive


For information, check out the event page.
Berea Uncorked- Spring Kidz Edition

April 13
10:00pm - 12:00pm
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
216 Pauline Dr. 
 
GFWC Berea Woman's Club is delighted once again to bring you this fun spring event, Berea Uncorked- Kidz Edition!
It's our painting and wine event- without the wine! Instead, it's cookies and other bite-sized treats, refreshing punch, and a family-friendly atmosphere! All proceeds support programs like Hospice, Hope's Wings, local family resource centers, scholarships at Berea schools, and more!


For more information, check out the event page. 

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

April 18- 20 & 26-27 @  7:00pm
April 28 @ 2:00pm
The Spotlight Playhouse
214 Richmond Rd N

This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. The intense action features chases, duels, and escapes as the witch is determined to keep Narnia in her possession and to end the reign of Aslan. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented in this exciting dramatization: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan's resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowing of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur, and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
 
For information, or to buy tickets, go to thespotlightplayhouse.com 
or call 859-756-0011
Half-Day Yoga Retreat at Thrive Studios

April 13
Thrive Studios
128 N Broadway

Join us for a half-day yoga retreat at Thrive Studios in Berea, KY. We will experience three different styles of yoga designed to lift our spirits, oxygenate our bodies, learn better posture, strengthen the immune system, and help create peace in ourselves and our world. Light refreshments will be served. Cost: $45/person
 
For information, go to the event page. 
Spring Blooms Intuitive Painting Class

April 27
1:00pm-7:00pm
Body, Mind & Sol
105 Jackson St. 
 
Learn to let your intuition guide the painting process as you create two 16X20 paintings in this six hour class.You will explore a variety of acrylic techniques to layer colors, shapes, and patterns onto your canvas. Additionally, you will explore simple intuitive ways to add flowers(optional) to your paintings. Canvas will be provided. Please bring your favorite paints and brushes. There will be extra paint and brushes to share as well. No experience necessary. Any experience level welcome! Light refreshments and snacks provided. Cost is $125
 
For information or to sign up, call 859-582-6622.
Berea Makers Market: Feather Your Nest Pop-Up

April 27
10:00am-4:00pm
Churchill's
100 Churchill Ct.

Berea Makers Market is popping up at Churchill's on April 27th for a sweet celebration of handmade! Shop fresh finds for home, and delightful gifts for all the special people on your spring gift list. We'll also have local food trucks, coffee, and more.  

For updates and more information, check out the event page.

Plastercraft Prayer Bowls

April 27
2:00pm
Gallery 123
123 N Broadway 

This 2 session workshop will use the old fashion broken bone cast material to create a prayer bowl. The first Saturday session we will make the bowls and the second Saturday session we will decorate the bowls. 10 spots available.
 
For information, call 859-985-8017
Be the Artist
Visual Arts Academy- Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Logo

Artists from all levels are invited to attend the Visual Arts Academy from the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

From painting to bead work, everyone is sure to find something they will enjoy. 

These events are updated monthly, and can be found by visiting  kyguild.org. For more information call 859-986-3192.

Come on out with family and friends for your next art adventure! 


2D Mixed Media Collage with Paul Decker Haynes
10:00am-1:00pm
Saturday April 13 
 
Learn how to use several techniques to complete a finished mixed media piece to hang in your home or give as a gift! Paula Decker Haynes will demonstrate the techniques used in creating 2D mixed media artwork that may also be applied to 3D applications as well. You will layer with inks, paint, gesso, papers, mediums, stencils, stamps, and finish with either a painting that comes out of your background or layer a collage piece you have created from papers adhered to your background.
Provided materials include a Masonite board (11"x14¨), papers and ephemera (which will include old  book pages, some original papers, scrapbook papers, acrylic paints, gesso, brushes for applying matte medium, and other mediums. Things you will need to bring: any personal ephemera to use in your finished piece, substrate (if you wish to use anything different than the provided 11x14 Masonite board. Cost is $60. 


Learn to Paint with George Gow
10:00am-3:00pm (with lunch break)
Saturday, April 13th 
 
In addition to the basics of mixing and applying paint participants will be encouraged to think about the many technical, compositional, and expressive decisions which, when combined, form the process of painting. Materials not provided. All types of paint are acceptable. If you need assistance in selecting painting equipment for this class please contact info@kyguild.org and we'll get you in touch with the instructor for more information. Cost is $40. 


Tee Shirt Quilt Basics with Amy Helton
12:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday, April 13
 
Learn the fundamentals of preparing, cutting & sewing your treasured shirts into a cozy keepsake. Instructor will provide stabilizer.  Materials needed: uncut shirts, thread.  Cost is $50.
Fiber Frenzy Workshops
 

-Sock Club, Every Friday
-Knitted Knockers/ Fiber Therapy, Every Tuesday
-Some Bunny Loves You, April 4 & 5
-Semicircular Shawl, April 11, 13, & 23
-Tee Yarn, April 18
-Spinning Day, April 20
-Crochet Basket with Tee Yarn, April 20
-Local Yarn Shop Day, April 27 
 
 
 
For more details, call 859-986-3832 or go to fiberfrenzy.net
Art Exhibits and Demonstrations
Kentucky Artisan Center Exhibits and Demonstrations 



9:00am-6:00pm Daily
200 Artisan Way




 

The Great Kentucky Cover Up
(Through May 6, 2019)

Showcasing quilts from artists across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea announced its latest exhibit, The Great Kentucky Cover Up, on display now through May 6, 2019 at the Center. The exhibit features work from artists Glenna Blakely, of Harlan, Brenda Plaster, of Lawrenceburg, Janet Serrenho of Lexington, and Karen Witt of Lexington.
 
The creation of quilts is the result of mankind's frugality, need for warmth and beauty. Quilted fabrics have 
been found in China, Europe and numerous other cultures throughout the world. In early American  c olonial days, fabric came by ship from Europe and was scarce. When cloth wore out, it was folded, cut, altered and used again and again.
 
Quilting is a process of layering fabric, where a padding or batting is sandwiched in between the fabric layers. This composite is then stitched together, often with a decorative or ornate top to form a quilt.
 
Quilting requires endless hours of stitching and patchwork quilting developed numerous patterns, especially in the 1700s and in the Southern Appalachians. Quilt patterns were inspired by objects in daily life and often were handed down fro m one generation to another.
 
Quilting today has reached the realm of fine art. Contemporary quilters utilize a vast array of fabrics, complicated techniques and often personal narratives to their work. This exhibit includes traditional quilt patterns such as "Lone Star" and "Hunter Star" by Glenna Blakley as well as contemporary themed quilts like "Third Mesa" by Janet Serrenho, which depicts colorful images from the South-west.



Reveal: Large 2-D Works
(March 16, 2019 - June 16, 2019)

The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea announces the exhibit Reveal, showcasing the work of Sabra L. Crockett, Damon Farmer, Felipe Molina and Robbie Mueller. This exhibit will run March 16 - June 16, 2019, in the Center's lobby and foyer. All four artists work in large two-dimensional formats.
Originally from Rochester, New York, Sabra L. Crockett has lived in numerous locations throughout the south before finding her home in Louisville, Kentucky. There she enjoys being surrounded by beautiful songbirds and a spectacular variety of trees.
 
"I am fascinated by nature. It has a secret language that I try to decipher. There is a feeling I get when observing the birds, animals, and trees - a feeling that I am experiencing something that is so familiar, and yet so extraordinary," she states. "I have been visiting one of the largest and oldest Ginko trees in Louisville for many years now and the painting in this exhibit is the first in a series about this tree."











Saturday Demonstrations
10:30am - 3:30pm



April 6
Carved and Painted Gourds by Donna & Donnie Smith.
The Smiths' journey as craftspeople began 25 years ago, when they planted gourds by their back porch. Donna draws floral or animal imagery on the surface and embellishes it with a wood-burning tool, inks and paint.











Sunday, April 7-
Berea College Broom Demonstration
Berea College's Student Craft Program presents a demonstration at the Center by college students.











April 13-
Sterling Jewelry Demonstrated by Rachel Savané.
Rachel Savané studied metals at the University of Illinois and abroad in Denmark. In 2003, she opened Savané Silver Gallery in Lexington on West Main Street. Savané designs a line of jewelry with streamlined settings using native Kentucky Agates as centerpieces.

 













Sunday, April 14-
Berea College Craft Demonstration.
Berea College's Student Craft Program presents a demonstration at the Center by college students.












April 20Two members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques at the Kentucky Artisan Center  














April 27
Colorful Polymer Clay Jewelry Demonstrated by BeSpoken Design Artists
Diana Smith Thomas and James Rich of BeSpoken Designs will create colorful jewelry from polymer clay at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
 
With design and color as his forte, Rich translates his drawings and pen and ink studies into colorful polymer clay. Using a variety of colors, he constructs intricate polymer clay "canes".
A "cane" is a rod made up of two or more colors, layered to make a pattern that when cut in a cross-section, reveals a design.
 
Thomas, a Berea College graduate, takes the constructed polymer clay "cane" designs made by Rich, and creates unique jewelry and wearable art. She takes sliced sections of the polymer clay and folds, cuts and joins them, to create necklace pendants, earrings and pins.
Photographic Exhibition: As the Light Passes By: Remediation of the Work of J.A. Stafford, Mountain Missionary

(March 9 - May 3, 2019)

As the Light Passes By: Remediations of the Work of J.A. Stafford, Mountain Missionary will be on view at the Longwall Gallery in the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center (205 N. Main Street, Berea, KY.) from March 9 to May 3, 2019. On Saturday, March 9 from 2:00-4:00pm, an opening reception followed by an artist and curator talk will be held on site. 

For more information on the exhibition, please contact Charlsa Hensley at  charlsa.hensley@gmail.com .
Doris Ulmann Galleries

Rogers Traylor Art Building
Berea College Campus
Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Closed March 4-12, 2019


Selections from the Berea College Art Collection
(through May 2, 2019)
Berea Gallery


Cataclysmic Microcosm  by Jave Yoshimoto
(through April 4, 2019)
Lower Traylor Gallery










Visions of the Dharma: Buddhist Art from the Berea College Art Collection 
(through May 3, 2019)
Rogers Gallery
Music/Concerts
Jammin' on the Porch

Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson Street 

A family friendly jam session held by father-daughter duo Donna and Lewis Lamb. It's a truly unique Berea event!

Call (800)  598-5263 for more information.
Dances
English Country Dance

2nd Saturday
April 13
6:45pm
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson St. 
 
Beginner teaching session at 6:45 pm, dance begins at 7:00 for easier, fun dances. Then after the break, move to intermediate dances (also fun!). Calling by Mary Harrell, Howard Carlberg, Peter Rogers, and others. Lovely and lively music by a fantastic gang of local musicians!  

Admission is free, though donations are accepted to help maintain sound equipment and support musicians! Refreshment/snack donations are also welcome!
Berea Family Dance

3rd Thursday
April 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Happiness Hills Farm & Retreat Center
8682 Battlefield Memorial Highway

Berea Family Dances are a place for kids and their parents to learn the basics of folk dancing in a fun and welcoming environment. No experience necessary! Cost is $5 per family. 
Free Form Dance

3rd Friday
April 19
7:30pm
Body, Mind & Sol
105 Jackson St. 
 
An open, free form dance. All ages and abilities welcome. This is a safe place to move to some good music with old and new friends. Donations of $3-$5 requested.
Contra Dance

3rd Friday
April 19
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Open mic, open band. $3.00 for everyone.
128 N Broadway
 
Contra dances are fun for the whole family. No partner or experience is needed. All dances are taught first and then prompted. Partners change after every dance and are especially welcoming to new dancers! Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flat smooth-soled shoes that won't mar the fine wood floor, then get ready for a good workout!

4th Saturday
April 27
7:30pm-11pm
$9 regular price, $6 students & seniors (65+)
212 Jefferson St. (Russel Acton Folk Center) 
Caller: Cari Huffman Band: The Berea Castoffs.  
 
Saturday's dance starts with a beginners session, from 7:30pm-8pm that will teach you everything you need to know, then dance the night away to foot-stomping live music, and a rotating cast of experienced callers. Bring a snack for the break if you're so inclined - your fellow dancers will appreciate it!

For more details call (859) 985-5501 or go to bereacontradance.org
Hands Four Spring Dance

April 26-28
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson St

16th Annual Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend featuring the bands Buddy System and Wake Up Robin at the Russel Acton Folk Center. For more information or registration, visit  hands4-berea.com Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend at the Folk Center. $85 full weekend price, days and workshops priced individually. Friday evening 8:00pm through Sunday afternoon 2:30pm. Beth Molaro and Vicki Herndon calling to Wake Up Robin and Buddy System. 

 
For more information, call Sune Frederiksen (859) 986-7584
Community Events
Berea Farmers Market

Saturdays 10am-1pm 
Winter location:
101 Fee St. 

Want some delicious local foods during your visit to Berea? Don't miss Berea's local farmers market. 

Providing favorites like fresh salad greens, kale, root vegetables, baked goods and locally harvested canned goods. 

For more information go to  bereafarmersmarket.org.
Guided Hikes

The Forestry Outreach Center will be hosting guided hikes on Saturdays at 1pm, weather permitting. A Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the Berea College Forest. 
 

Note: If you're interested in leading one of these educational hikes, please contact Wendy Warren at  warrenw@berea.edu .
For more information, call  859-756-6094 or go to forestryoutreach.berea.edu.
Planetarium Shows

Sundays
3:00pm & 7:00pm
Berea College Planetarium & Digital Theater
271 N Main St. 
 
Full dome shows are offered on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm and again at 7:00pm. Doors open 15 minutes before the show begins.  
 
Prices (tax included): 
$5 General Admission 
$3 Children 5-17, Adults 65+ 
Children under 5 are free
Strong Hearts | Strong Community Saturday Charity WOD 

Saturdays
9:00am - 10:00am
CrossFit Berea
1333 Slate Lick Rd

Welcome to CrossFit Berea where we value our community. Our Strong Hearts | Strong Community Saturday Charity WOD at 9am will be dedicated to a different charity each month. You may be asked to bring in canned food, pet supplies, or even a little cash to help out those folks we feel need a hand up. So join us and bring a friend. We will never turn you away, should you forget your donation. And we will surely appreciate everything you can give.
Our Saturday WOD is family friendly and everyone is welcome. However, before you can participate, you need to fill out a waiver! So stop in a little early if you have not done that yet.
 
For information, check out the event page.

Braiding Sweetgrass Book Club

April 6
11:30am
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
2047 Big Hill Rd. 

Our book for the next three book club meetings will be Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Kimmerer is a scientist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation who embraces the notion that plants are our oldest teachers. The book intertwines knowledge and perspectives in new ways, celebrating the reciprocal relationship between humans and the natural world.

At the first meeting, we will discuss pages 3-59, the second meeting will discuss page 60-201, and the third meeting will discuss page 205-384.

For information, check out the event page.

Brushy Fork Trail Clean Up

April 7
1:30pm-3:30pm
Brushy Fork Nature Coalition
37 Cherry Ln Ct. 

Help us keep Brushy Fork Trails clean! Meet us at Brushy Fork Bridge at 1:30 PM. We are kid and dog-friendly and provide all needed supplies!
 
For information, check out the event page.

Open Mic Night at the Berea Arts Council

2nd Tuesday
April 9
7:00pm - 9:00pm
444 Chestnut St. 

Share your poems, essays, or short fiction with other writers or hear others read their work.
Berea Book Fest

April 13
10:00am - 5:00pm
Madison County Public Library
319 Chestnut St. 

Celebrate Berea's Love of Reading. Author Meet & Greets,  Book Signings, and  Discussion Panels.

For information, check out the event page.

Fermented Foods Workshop- Sauerkraut 

April 13
9:30am-11:00am
Smoothies on the Square
104 South Main St.

For those of you who would love to learn to ferment your own foods and truly understand what it's all about, this is a great opportunity for you. Many people are afraid to ferment as we were taught that foods belong in the refrigerator or freezer or need to be full of preservatives in order to not be "poison". But long before we had modern technology, our ancestors preserved their food through fermentation.

For more information, check out the event page.
Berea College Convocations

Thursdays, 3pm 
Phelps-Stokes Auditorium
Berea College Campus
Free and open to the public

Vance Blacksmith
April 4

Blacksmith, who teaches at the Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is an expert in the history, culture, philosophy, and spirituality of the Lakota people. He will discuss core concepts of the origin and the afterlife according to Lakota philosophy; Lakota Star Knowledge; the power and symbolism of the Medicine Wheel; and concepts of synchronicity. The Hutchins Library will exhibit Lakota artifacts in conjunction with this talk.


Red Molly
April 11

Known for beautiful harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence, Red Molly weaves together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky-tonk-as effortlessly as they blend their lovely voices into their signature three-part harmonies.
Kentucky Trail Town

Winter is a great time to go outside and see a quieter, more serene side of Kentucky's natural beauty. Come visit Berea and hike through snowy landscapes, see a frozen waterfall, or enjoy the beauty of winter flora before warming up in one of our cozy restaurants or cafes.

Maps to hike or bike some of Berea's awesome trails are located in the Welcome Center at 3 Artist Circle off of N. Broadway and on our website at www.visitberea.com/recreation-nature

Enjoy scenic views at the Pinnacles and Anglin Falls, take a nice stroll or bike ride along one of our lovely shared use paths through town, or launch your kayak at Owsley Fork Reservoir. Your experience is waiting for you!
Upcoming in Berea
Berea's Country Jamboree at the Berea Arena Theater

Berea Arena Theater
May 9-10
Berea Arena Theater
1835 Big Hill Rd.

"Music and comedy favorite back by popular demand"

For more information or to get tickets, call  (859) 986-9039  

Berea Parks and Recreation Events
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Megan Hardy
800-598-5263
www.visitberea.com  
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