It's hard to believe that December is already upon us. Our community's calendar is bursting with Christmas programs and activities that give us no excuse for boredom.
The song, "I'll be Home for Christmas" has new meaning in our home this year as we look forward to my oldest daughter Abi's return from college in South Carolina for Christmas break. Usually, her sister, Joanna, 12, counts the days until Christmas, but this year her daily countdown is focusing on Abi's return. As of today, there are 10 days to go.
Perhaps you have a relative or a special guest arriving for the holidays. If you do, let me know so our community can welcome them and share in your joy.
On Friday at 7 p.m. Chapman School will present "The Music Man," a musical put on by the students and directed by music teacher Carolyn Window.
Anchor Point youth who are performing in the 19th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite Ballet" are Trevor Waldorf, Jessica Grant, Kaylynn Dunnell and Oscar Arias, an exchange student from Chile who is living with Trevor's family. The opening performance was Saturday and additional performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 3 p.m. Saturday at Homer Mariner Theater. Tickets are $10 and available at Solstice Music, The Etude Studio and Homer Bookstore.
Fairgrounds manager Lara McGinnis said the Ninilchik Christmas bazaar and rummage sale is back by popular demand, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds in Carol Bock Hall. Vendors can rent tables for $20 each or two tables for $30, and the hall will be open for set up from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. If you would like to reserve a table, call Lara at 567-3670.
Librarian Jackie Bear said when you drop in to borrow a book or video at Ninilchik Community Library, be aware that for 50 cents you can buy a raffle ticket to win a giant Christmas stocking filled with gifts or a portable DVD player. You also may purchase tickets from any of the library board members: Ruthe Bauman, Jackie Bear, Ruby Denison, Debbie Henderson, Danielle Nolan and Betsy Vanek. The drawing will be held Dec. 21. at the library.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the community Christmas party to hand out gifts at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the fairgrounds. If your child is 12 years old or younger and is planning to attend, you need to sign up before Saturday. Registration forms are available at Ninilchik School, Ninilchik Community Library and various businesses around town.
Birthdays wishes to Misty Knox today, Dec. 3; Rick Knuth and Grassim Oskolkoff on Dec. 4; Mattie Cobb, Renee Waters and Jonathan Liebenthal on Dec. 5; and Ida Chenier and Nick Leman on Dec. 7 Pearl Harbor Day.
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