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Events Calendar

Have an event you’d like to share? Sweet Owen Magazine accepts event listings free of charge from civic groups, volunteer organizations, churches, clubs, etc. Send your event and a brief description to editor@sweetowenmag.com by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, for the Spring 2024 edition. 


FAYE SHELTON PERFORMS AT THE 2022 OWEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA. This year’s event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14. In addition to music by the fireplace, the event also promises Christmas crafts for children and teens, make or take gingerbread house, and a visit from Santa between 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Photo courtesy of the Owen County Public Library

Friday, Dec. 1

Noon, Books@Noon at the Owen County Public Library 

The Books@Noon club will discuss “Hill Women” by Cassie Chambers. 


Saturday, Dec. 2

9-11 a.m., Santa’s Castle at the Owen County Cooperative Extension Office

Santa is headed to the Owen County Extension Office. Make sure all children ages 3-12 have their lists ready to shop for seven family members and friends. Lots of handmade gifts by the Owen County Extension Homemakers.


Friday, Dec. 1-Sunday, Dec. 3

Buck Ridge Farms Presents Christmas Market and Festival On the Farm

Located at 4690 Jonesville Road, Dry Ridge, Kentucky, 41035, The Barn at Buck Ridge Farm will host its Christmas Market and Festival On the Farm with vendors, crafters, food trucks, wine and spirits, petting zoo, hot air balloon glow (Saturday), train rides, and much more. Admission is $5 (16 and under admitted for free). Event times: 6-10 p.m., Friday; 4-10 p.m., Saturday, and noon-4 p.m., Sunday. 


Monday, Dec. 4

10 a.m., Stretch & Strengthen Exercise at the Owen County Public Library

Are you wanting to strengthen your core? Join in on the 45-minute all standing exercises. Follow along with KET personality Miranda Esmonde-White on the big screen. This event repeats at 10 a.m. every Monday. 

3:15 p.m., Drop-In Christmas Ceramics at the Owen County Public Library 

Stop by to choose from a variety of ceramics pieces to add to your holiday decor. Art for all ages. Bring yourself or the entire family. 


Tuesday, Dec. 5 

Storytime at the Owen County Public Library

Come hear stories about the Gingerbread Man and make your own gingerbread people! This program is for young children and their parent or caregiver. Storytime repeats at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday when school is in session. 


Wednesday, Dec. 6

10:30 a.m., Baby Time at the Owen County Public Library 

Read books, sing songs, and make a special craft. This program is intended for children 0-18 months and their parent or caregiver. Please call the library at 502-484-3450 to register. 


Thursday, Dec. 7

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

6 p.m., Easy Holiday Treats at the Owen County Public Library

Prepare easy treats for holiday snacking and gift giving. Group participation will be encouraged. This program is for adults and children 12 and up with an adult.

7 p.m., A Mayberry Christmas Play at the Owen County Courthouse

“A Mayberry Christmas” is back! For tickets to this year’s production, held in the upstairs courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse, 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, visit the courthouse between 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays leading up to the play.


Friday, Dec. 8

5:30-9:30 p.m., Live Music at Elk Creek Winery

Enjoy live music from Lewis Mathis at Elk Creek Winery, 150 KY 330, Owenton. 

7 p.m., A Mayberry Christmas Play at the Owen County Courthouse

“A Mayberry Christmas” is back! For tickets to this year’s production, held in the upstairs courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse, 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, visit the courthouse between 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays leading up to the play. 


Saturday, Dec. 9

1-7 p.m., Owen County Christmas Parade + Events

Enjoy a day of Christmas cheer on the Owen County Courthouse Square! The annual Christmas parade will begin at 5:30 p.m., but come early to Christmas shop, enjoy the Bellator trackless train, caroling on the courthouse lawn, and much more! 

2 p.m. and 7 p.m., A Mayberry Christmas Play at the Owen County Courthouse

“A Mayberry Christmas” is back! For tickets to this year’s production, held in the upstairs courtroom of the Owen County Courthouse, 100 N. Thomas St., Owenton, visit the courthouse between 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays leading up to the play.


Tuesday, Dec. 12

1 p.m., Christmas Carol Sing-Along at the Owen County Senior Center 

Gather around the piano to sing Christmas Carols, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and make a Christmas ornament to take home. The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 North Main Street, Owenton. 


Thursday, Dec. 14

5-7 p.m., Christmas Extravaganza at the Owen County Public Library

Make a gingerbread house at the library or drop in between 5-7 p.m. to pick up a kit to complete at home; children and teen Christmas crafts for decorating or gift giving; music by the fireplace; Santa visits from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Friday, Dec. 15

2 p.m., Mystery Book Club at the Owen County Public Library

Participants will discuss Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” Pick up “The Last Noel” by Heather Graham for next month. 

5:30-9:30 p.m., Live Music at Elk Creek Winery

Enjoy live music from Tracy Thompson/Elaine at Elk Creek Winery, 150 KY 330, Owenton.


Tuesday, Dec. 19

10:30 a.m., Pancakes and Pajamas at the Owen County Public Library

Join Miss Kaleigh for a Pancake and Pajama Party. Wear your favorite Christmas jammies, eat pancakes and celebrate Christmas break. Children of all ages welcome. 


Thursday, Dec. 21

First Day of Winter 

6 p.m., Gordon’s Gourmet at the Owen County Public Library

Chef Gordon will discuss and demonstrate the process of Wellington and how to use it with a variety of meats.


Sunday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve 


Monday, Dec. 25

Christmas Day


Saturday, Dec. 30

5:30-9:30 p.m., Live Music at Elk Creek Winery

Enjoy live music from Jake Walz at Elk Creek Winery, 150 KY 330, Owenton.


Sunday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve


Monday, Jan. 1

New Year’s Day


Monday, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday, Jan. 16

6 p.m., Painting 101 at the Owen County Public Library 

Learn basic painting and composition techniques every third Tuesday of the month. Beginners are welcome! Register at 502-484-3450.


Thursday, Jan. 25

11 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds at the Owen County Public Library

Join others for motivation to walk for 30 minutes. Follow a video and the time passes quickly. Walk your way to better health. What are you waiting for? Registration required.


Wednesday, Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day


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