For my family the weekend begins right after Friday's last school bell rings. But it's the sometimes-hectic pace of the holiday season that causes me to shift from go-go-go to finding a way to bring some peace into our lives. In that vein the following happenings made our list:
TRADITIONAL CAROL SING AT THE UNITED CHURCH OF STRAFFORD
(Friday, Dec.12 @7:30)
Being a sucker for carols, any time, any place, this event on Friday is for us. Caroling, mulled cider and cookies = warm hearts, hands and tummies.
(United Church of Strafford, RR 1, Strafford, VT)
A READING OF DYLAN THOMAS' "A CHRISTMAS IN WALES"
(Saturday, Dec.13 @12:30)
As part of "Wassail Weekend", Woodstock's annual extravaganza, this event lets us step back in time, on another land, for just awhile. Ham Gillett, noted actor and local businessman will continue his highly praised tradition of reading the Welsh poet's work: “It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas…”
(Norman Williams Library, 10 The Green, Woodstock, VT)
ENFIELD SHAKER MUSEUM'S FESTIVAL OF TREES AND COOKIE FAIR
(Sunday, Dec.14 from 10 - 8, 1pm for Cookies)
This year’s Shaker Holidays will have a new twist: the creatively beautiful trees, decorated by local artists and folks, will be raffled or auctioned off to support the Shaker Museum. We'll time our visit so we won't miss the Holiday Cookie Fair at 1pm, where homemade cookies will be sold by the pound. Yum!
(Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 New Hampshire 4A, Enfield, NH)