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December 2017
December 2017

Sun. 3 Dec, 2017

49th Annual Gambier Craft Sale (Sun. 3 Dec, 2017 11:00 am - 3:30 pm)

Over 90 Artists and Craftspeople from all over Ohio selling their goods INDOORS. FREE admission, parking, and raffle, plus handicap accessable. There is something for eveyone of all ages at reasonable prices. HOMEMADE Calkes, Cookies, Breads, Fudge, Jams, Honey, Kettle Corn, Candies, and Animal Treats. HANDMADE Glass, Wood, Jewelry, Art, Photos, Personal/Pet/Child/Doll/Pet items, Puzzels, Toys, Furniture. Holiday/non-holiday items and decor.

Friends of the Library & Mount Vernon Players Present Free Performance: "Dickens and His Characters" (Sun. 3 Dec, 2017 2:00 pm)

Will it be Marley, Scrooge, Bob Cratchit or Tiny Tim? No telling who might show up when the Mount Vernon Players present a free performance, “Dickens and his Characters,” for the Friends of the Library annual program, Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street.


In addition to ghosts and a good dose of Christmas cheer, a musical segment will be performed by a guest quartet. A short annual meeting will be held prior to the performance.




The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Refreshments will be served.




For more information, contact the main library at 740-392-BOOK (2665) or the Friends of the Library President Steven Moore at 740-398-0769, visit www.knox.net or email [email protected].


Messiah (Sun. 3 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm)

The MVNU Choral Union will present the 50th annual presentation of Handel's Messiah. The 160-voice Choral Union includes the combined choirs of MVNU and community singers.

The program is FREE and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. Parking is available from Martinsburg Road and Campus Drive.

Sat. 9 Dec, 2017

Fire and Ice (Sat. 9 Dec, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Make plans to join Knox County Park District for this spectacular, magical event!  Close to 600 luminaries will light your paths to Honey Run Waterfall and the Kokosing State Scenic River.  Honey Run Waterfall is one of Knox County's most spectacular natural gems and is absolutely mesmerizing with the hundreds of candle-lit snowflake bags.  Please stay for holiday treats and enjoy a roaring bonfire!  Be sure to bring a canned food item(s) for the Food For The Hungry drive.  Deposit your food gift in the bin provided.  The Knox County Park District thanks you for your generosity to our neighbors and friends!

Sun. 10 Dec, 2017

A Different Kind of Christmas Concert (Sun. 10 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm)

GMA Dove Award-winning and platinum-selling artist Mark Schultz and husband-and-wife duo Love & the Outcome will perform on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m., in the R.R. Hodges Chapel Auditorium on the MVNU campus.

The annual holiday tour is in its third year and gets its name from Schultz’s no. 1 holiday-themed radio single, “Different Kind of Christmas.” The single went viral in December 2014, and its accompanying video has since been viewed more than 24 million times on Facebook and shared over 900,000 times. The song was inspired by the life of Schultz’s father-in-law and was penned shortly after his passing. 

A Different Kind of Christmas Tour kicks off Dec. 1 and hits cities in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Maryland, Tennessee, North Carolina, and possibly more. Audiences will be treated to Schultz’s masterful storytelling, paired with Love & the Outcome’s pop-rock stylings. Together, they will create the perfect blend to ring in the Christmas season. 

Presale general admission tickets are $20 and $25 at the door; general admission for groups of 10 or more are $15. Tickets are on sale now at mvnu.edu/events/christmas.

The Different Kind of Christmas Tour is presented by Holt International, which provides the tools and resources to uplift children and strengthen families in some of the world’s most impoverished communities. Visit www.holtinternational.org to learn more.

Sat. 16 Dec, 2017

Holiday Wreath Workshop (Sat. 16 Dec, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Relax and celebrate the season while you create your very own Holiday wreath.  All materials will be provided.  Space is limited - call now to save your seat.  Call 740-427-5052 or email [email protected] to register.


Materials fee for Members $20, Non-members $25.

Sun. 17 Dec, 2017

Christmas Bird Count (Sun. 17 Dec, 2017 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)

For over 100 years the Audubon Society has organized the Christmas Bird Count to track long term trends in bird populations.  Help the BFEC monitor birds in Knox County, covering Mt. Vernon, Gambier, Apple Valley, and Fredericktown.  Volunteers are needed to count birds at home feeders, or in the field along roads and trails.  Lunch provided at noon for all participants.  Call 740-427-5052 or email [email protected] to register.

Heritage Singers Concert (Sun. 17 Dec, 2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Come and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful a cappella music as the Knox County Heritage Singers present “Songs for the Holiday” on December 17th beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Gay Street UMC. Come and enjoy this free concert full of traditional tunes of the season while hearing new and sophisticated arrangements reflecting this blessed holiday. Bring a friend and appreciate this annual presentation of joy and celebration, laughter and merriment as we rejoice in the good news of his birth.

Tue. 19 Dec, 2017

Knox County Farmers Breakfast (Tue. 19 Dec, 2017 8:00 am)

Please join us for farm and agricultural discussions. Monthly meetings are as follows:


February 21– Grain Aeration– Custom Agri Systems


March 21– Drones in Agriculture– OSU Extension


April 18 Top 10 Farming Apps– Ag Info Tech


May 16Social– Review of the Planting Season


June 20 Manure Application


July 18- Biosecurity


August 15– Cover Crop Uses and Benefits


September 19– Woodland Management 


October 17– Social– Review of the harvest


November 21– Agricultural Easements


















Sun. 24 Dec, 2017

Timothy Noble in Concert (Sun. 24 Dec, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Timothy Noble will be presenting a Christmas Concert on December 24th @7pm at Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown, OH  43019.  Timothy is a young local pianist that is blessed with an amazing talent.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to enjoy this concert.

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