Pikeville, KY – The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) has partnered with the Kauffman Foundation, Pikeville Farmers Market and the Pikeville Cooperative Extension Service to offer regional artisans a half on-site and half on-line course specifically designed for artisans called Artisan-FastTrac. The course will add-value by coordinating discussions where participants hear from guest expert speakers focused on marketing, branding, financial sustainability and diversifying revenue streams. Participants will have access to an online curriculum allowing them to read/view content from any internet connection and then dial into a live discussion session with MACED Facilitators.
Artisans will leave with a creative business toolkit, be able to professionally communicate about their product, and have access to a business support group. FastTrac® facilitators, coaches and course programming will guide you in a process of exploring your ideas and planning next steps. You will gain the tools entrepreneurs need to examine practical aspects of starting or growing your artisan business. During this course, you will:
Artisan Business Model
Digital Marketing and Social Media
Booth Design and Setup
Diversifying Revenue Streams
The sessions are six (6) weeks on Tuesday (on-site) and Thursday’s (on-line) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm beginning on January 23rd. The first session is an on-site course at the Pikeville Cooperative Extension Office, 148 Trivette Drive, Pikeville, KY. Register at https://loans.maced.org/events/ (select the Pikeville class) today to hold your seat or email Regina Becknell at email@example.com. For more information call the MACED Paintsville Office at 606-264-5910.
The weather may be getting a bit nippy, but there is still plenty of fun things to do in Pikeville/Pike County this Christmas season, and beyond. Below is an assortment of great things you and your loved ones can be a part of for the month of December through February in Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky.
Grants Branch Park Events
This winter season, several great music events are planned for Grant’s Branch Park. On Friday, December 8th, beginning at 6:00 p.m., a bluegrass music event will be held, followed by a gospel music event Friday, December 15, also beginning at 6:00 p.m. The season will be capped off with Christmas Caroling, which will be Friday, December 22, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Pikeville Winter Fest
Brought to you by East Kentucky Broadcasting, Pikeville Winter Fest will be going on from December 1st to the 30th, 2017. Enjoy the Christmas decorations in the beautiful Pikeville City Park, complete with an Ice Skating Rink. Also, take in a walk down Pikeville’s Downtown, where lively Christmas decorations adorn the streets, featuring some great mom-and-pop shops and restaurants along with way. Be sure to bundle up, it’s worth the trip.
Artists Collaborative Theatre Presents: A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
Artists Collaborative Theatre will be showcasing A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration November 24th-December 17th. Showtimes will be on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Set in one of America’s most trying eras, this show explores various storylines from the Civil War, both factual and fictional, with music and drama masterfully performed by the multi-award-winning Artist Collaborative Theatre’s cast of local talent.
Jenny Wiley Theatre of Pikeville presents A Christmas Carol, December 1st through 20th, 2017. Located in Downtown Pikeville, Jenny Wiley Theatre is an award-winning theatre featuring professional talent and high quality productions.
Showcasing the classic Christmas story, Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
UPIKE Concert Choir Presents: Sing we now of Christmas
The University of Pikeville’s Concert Choir will be performing Sing we now of Christmas, Thursday, December 7th at Booth Auditorium, located in the Record Memorial Building. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
WWE Live Holiday Tour at the East Kentucky Expo
WWE LIVE returns to the East Kentucky Exposition Center, on December 9th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. for their Live Holiday Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets start at $15! Price options $25, $35, $55, $65, $95, $100
Matches that are scheduled for this event are as follows:
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. U.S. Champion Baron Corbin in a Champion vs. Champion Match
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn
Tag Team Championship Match – The Usos vs. Gable & Benjamin
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
2 on 3 Handicap Match – Naomi & Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya, Tamina & Lana
Plus, see Tye Dillinger and many more WWE Superstars!
*Superstars subject to change
Want to do something unique this holiday season with family and friends, try the Epic Escape Game of Pikeville. The concept is simple, you and your team is locked in a room full of puzzles. The goal is to find clues and solve the puzzles and escape before the hour is up. Each room is packed full of character, from the Hatfield-McCoy Feud Room, to the spooky Octavia Hatcher room, and even a submarine in the Deep room. You can even reserve a room for holiday parties!
Brad Paisley Weekend Warrior World Tour @ East Kentucky Expo
Brad Paisley brings his Weekend Warrior Tour with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, and Lindsay Ell to Pikeville, Kentucky on February 23, 2018!
Brad Paisley is a consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits including his most recent smash, “Today.” The song resonated with fans around the globe with the music video garnering over 43 million views, so far. “Heaven South” is his current single from his 11th studio album, LOVE AND WAR, which was released April 21. It is his 9th consecutive studio album to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. On April 28 LOVE AND WAR was released as country music’s first ever visual album for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music and now is available on VEVO. Paisley contributed two instrumental tracks to the Disney•Pixar movie Cars 3, which hit theaters on June 16. He also has a song, “Stubborn Angels,” in the movie Same Kind of Different as Me, in theaters now. Paisley has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, and Sony Music Nashville, by launching 2017 Band Against Cancer. The campaign will spread the word of community-based treatment, options and support.
If you know of any events featured in Pikeville/Pike County, Kentucky, and would like them featured on this post, reach out to us. We’d love to include everything going on this holiday season. We hope you have a merry Christmas, and a happy new year!