Terrific events to celebrate the holiday season are coming up at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in December. Square dancing, a free family movie, the annual Holiday Market, and, on December 11, the return of the much-loved community production of A Christmas Carol will delight and entertain young and old.
The holiday celebration kicks off with a Square Dance on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 pm. Led by renowned dance caller Gary Finney and fiddler Donnie Perkins, the dance is open to all levels. Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for youth under 18.
On Saturday, December 3 at 7:30, the Champlain Valley Film Series concludes its fall films with Indignation, a love story set on a small, conservative college in 1951 as the Korean War heats up. ($6 for adults and $3 under 18.) On Sunday, December 4, the Grange will present a free family matinee of the animated adventure Zootopia at 2pm. Highly acclaimed and very funny, the movie is suitable for all ages and made possible by Stewart’s Holiday Match program.
The Grange holiday celebration continues on Sunday, December 11 with the community theater production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed by James Coleman. Presented for the first time since 2012, the performance is a benefit for the food pantries in Willsboro, Westport and Elizabethtown. A Christmas Carol will feature local actors, the Adirondack Children’s Chorus, and a live string duo. The celebration starts at 3:00 pm with cookie decorating for kids, refreshments and social dancing. The performance begins at 4:00 pm. Suggested donation is $10, with all proceeds going to support our neighbors in need.
The popular annual Grange Holiday Market ends the season on Saturday, December 17 from 1-4:00 pm. The market features local cheeses and meats, pies, candy, soaps, and other farm products, and handmade crafts by local artisans. Come fill your holiday table and finish up your gift list. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase, and admission is free.
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