Berea, KY May 2022 Newsletter
Berea Welcome Center, located at 3 Artist Circle, Berea, KY 40403
Open 7 days a week from 9AM - 5PM

National Travel and Tourism Week
May 1 - 7, 2022

National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 celebrates the #FutureOfTravel and the industry’s role in fostering vibrant communities, driving innovation, facilitating recovery and powering the U.S. economy—in every corner of our country.

Plan your travel to #BereaKY. Craft Your Adventure Now.
A Broadway Revue at The Spotlight Playhouse
May 1, 2022 from 2PM - 4PM

Presented by the Spotlight Players (Adult Acting Troupe)
Director Jace Kuecken returns to the Spotlight stage with a fun-filled high energy Broadway Revue sure to entertain from opening to close.

Location: Spotlight Playhouse
214 Richmond Road North
Berea, KY 40403
City Nature Challenege Bioblitz
May 1, 2022 at 3PM

Join us for a bioblitz at Berea City Park (we will meet by the skate park), May 1st at 3:00 pm. A bioblitz is an event where you take as many photos or audio recordings of wildlife as you can. This is a part of the City Nature Challenge 2022. Bring your camera or smart phone. Make an account on the iNaturalist website or app.

The City Nature Challenge is a global community science event that mobilizes urban residents and visitors to observe, document, and celebrate the wild plants, animals, and fungi in and around urban areas. This focused and collective effort increases our awareness and understanding of urban biodiversity around the world. Learn more at https://citynaturechallenge.org.

Location: Berea Skate Park
400 North Broadway
Berea, KY 40403
First Friday Berea on the Lot
Star Wars Trivia Night
May 4, 2022 from 6PM - 8PM

May the 4th be with you!

Come dressed as your favorite character for the costume contest!
6-7PM Children’s Trivia
7-8PM Adult Trivia

Location: Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson Street
Berea, KY 40403
Kites Away - Let's Go Fly a Kite!
May 7, 2022 from 12PM - 2PM

We will be flying into May by having a kite flying day! Bring your own kite or use one of ours! We can’t wait to see you!

Location: Berea Skate Park
400 North Broadway
Berea, KY 40403
2022 Berea Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble
May 6, 2022 at 9AM

Join the Berea Chamber of Commerce for a fun day on the course. 18 holes at Battlefield Golf Course on May 6th, 2022. Contact the Berea Chamber for team sign up forms and sponsorship opportunities.

Location: Battlefield Golf Course
524 General Cruft Dr.
Richmond, KY 40475
PT Day/Fundraiser for Ukraine
May 21, 2022 from 9AM - 12PM

Join the Berea Chamber of Commerce & The KY Army National Guard as they join forces to raise money for Ukraine. Drill Sergeants will help run events like fastest mile, most sit ups, most pushups, most pull ups, etc. They will also have family fun games like cornhole, inflatables, water games, cake walk, door prizes, raffles and so much more!

Location: Madison Southern High School
279 Glades Road
Berea, KY 40403
Holler in the Holler: Magnolia Boulevard
May 17, 2022 from 7PM - 10PM

HomeGrown HideAways cordially invites you to the Holler in the Holler Musicians Memorial Concert Series featuring opening performances by young musicians from the Rock School program at Lexington Music Education. This first show is dedicated to the memory of drummer extraordinaire, Todd Copeland. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday from May through October to honor our remembered friends. Each event will have a Food Truck onsite – cash preferred.

Central to the Magnolia Boulevard experience is a sound that flows easily and seamlessly from a multitude of stylistic tributaries, featuring vocalist Maggie Noelle, guitarist Gregg Erwin, keyboardist Ryan Allen, bassist John Roberts, and drummer Chad “The Beard” Gravitt. There’s plenty of blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll in the mix, but also elements of funk, jam band, folk, country, bluegrass, and psychedelia. It’s all fueled by the rhythm section’s elastic grooves, shot through with Erwin’s expressive and incisive slide guitar licks, and topped by Noelle’s soul-stirring, powerhouse vocals.

Tickets required. Full details and ticket information available here.

Location: HomeGrown HideAways
500 Floyd Branch Road
Berea, KY 40403
Artwork Spice Jar - Calling All Artists
The Log House Craft Gallery is undertaking a project that requires approximately 30 illustrations of herbs, spices, and plants to be delivered in completion no later than June 30th. Submissions will be anonymously vetted through a four-person panel. The person whose artwork is chosen will then sign an agreement to complete 25-30 illustrations by June 30th. See our Facebook post for more details.

Location: Log House Craft Gallery
200 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403
WEEKLY EVENTS
Berea Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9AM - 1PM

Visit the market for baked goods, fresh produce, greens, eggs, cheese and meats, hand crafted items, and more!

Location: Chestnut Street Pavilion
635 Chestnut Street
Berea, KY 40403
Jammin' on the Porch
Thursdays from 7PM - 9PM

Bring your instrument and join in the jam session, or feel free to just sit and tap your toes. Father and daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb host the free event.

Bring your own chair.

Location: Russel Acton Folk Center
212 West Jefferson Street
Berea, KY 40403
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
Wine Down Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 5PM - 8PM

Every Wednesday at Boone Tavern is Wine Down Wednesday! Stop by the Frost Cafe or Boone Tavern Restaurant between 5 pm and 8 pm, for $2 off glasses and $5 off bottles of wine.

Location: 100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40403
The Berea College Trace

Berea College Campus has so much to share.

In an effort to bring together everything Berea College has to offer, we welcome you to the Berea College Trace.

The Trace is the thread that weaves together Berea College history and our future.

We invite you to come stay, shop, eat, learn and explore!

The Berea College Trace has started a new film series showing the incredible work and treasures of Berea College!
LEARNING EVENTS
Berea KY Tourism LearnShops
Berea KY Tourism LearnShops offer the next step in your artistic journey. With year-round courses you can explore a broad range of art, including music, painting, authentic Appalachian crafts, woodworking, and so much more.

Whether you are looking for a class for beginners or you are already an experienced artist, take your skills to the next level with LearnShops.

All programs are taught by talented artists and professionals. The LearnShop programs include seasonal weekend LearnShops, The Berea Festival of LearnShops (July 15-24, 2022), and the popular Make It Take It Give It LearnShop for the Holidays.
Teaching from the Berea Urban Farm
Sustainable Berea is offering a free educational series via Zoom for those new to home gardening. Each 45-minute event will begin with a short lesson on a specific topic that will help guide beginners through their first growing season.

Second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 10:45 am.

You can view the schedule and find registration information here.
SAVE THE DATES
11th Annual US 25 Yard Sale
Hundreds of yard sales along 200 miles of US 25, from Richwood to Corbin, KY.
22nd Annual L&N Day
June 4 from 9AM - 5PM

Held in the historic 1917 L&N Depot, the 22nd Annual L&N Day is the perfect family event. Shop for railroad treasures, take tours of the Depot, watch CSX freight trains whiz by within feet of the platform. For more information, contact Berea Tourism 859-986-2540. Event is free!

Location: Berea Welcome Center
3 Artist Circle
Berea, KY 40403
The Taleless Dog Booksellers Grand Opening
June 4, 2022

The Taleless Dog is so happy to be your local, neighborhood bookstore.

We are opening our doors on June 4th with special author book signings, readings, giveaways and more. Be sure to put this date on your calendar. Stay tuned for more details about events and times. Two other stores will also be opening their doors this day in the Sunshine Ballard Cottage.
Lots of good stuff going on in Berea!

Location: Sunshine Ballard Cottage (Behind the Log House Craft Gallery)
204 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403

There is street parking available on either side of the store as well as across Center Street.

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