The Wayne Choralaires present "A Christmas Tapestry" at the Central United Methodist Church, 2:30pm and 7pm.
Victim's Intervention Program "In the Bag" fundraiser at Wayne County Visitor's Center, 2-5pm. Bags by Marlene. 570/253-4401.
Santa Express at the Corner Piazza in Eldred, 5pm; Circle Park in Glen Spey, 6pm; River Market in Barryville, 6:45pm; 4 Corners in Yulan, 7:15pm; 7 Erie Avenue in Narrowsburg, 8pm. Visit www.facebook.com/santaexpress.
Now in its second year, Narrowsburg’s Indie Holiday Mart will be held on the weekends of December 7 and 8 and 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The mart is run by Pamela Mayer and Allison Ward. Ward’s husband, Paul, had the idea to create an independent artisan mart last holiday season that sells goods from different talents around the area. The trio organized it last year, and Mayer said, “We thought we would do it again, because it was such a fun success.” Read more
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the local chapter of Sons of Norway, Bernt Balchen Lodge #3-566, in Lackawaxen, PA, to learn about Norwegian Christmas traditions. From the good people there, and from an article by Sarah Asp Olson, “Norway’s Nisse” published in the December 2012 issue of SON’s official magazine, Viking, I learned how at Christmas ancient wisdom makes its way to us still. Read more
The days between October 31 and January 1 are my favorite days of the year. I stop short of naming holidays, because there is so much going on at this time that these days mesh into one great big season of smiles. This is the most exciting time of the year, and yet it can also be the most stressful. But cool heads can prevail, especially in our current society where blended families are more the norm. Read more
Outside the Christian Church, the word “advent” is associated with something that is on the brink of coming, such as, “the advent of the fiscal collapse” heard in the news recently. In the Church, though, Advent is a season of waiting, of expectation, hope and preparation. Read more