Blue Ridge Bookfest prolongs the holiday season with Christmas with Dickens: A Victorian Dinner with Entertainment. The idea for an evening built around Dickens' A Christmas Carol was thought up by the author's own great-grandson and Blue Ridge Bookfest follows the formula with "five short readings interspersed with fine food based on Victorian recipes and wines selected to complement each course." Held on Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. at The Cedars in Hendersonville. Tables can be set for four, six or eight guests, at $75 each ($40 tax deductible). Period attire is encouraged but not required. Info and reservations at 693-9193.