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Friday Noontime Musical Meditations | Elizabethtown Column

This Friday, Dec. 6, is a busy day in town. There are a variety of things to do. A great time to get in the holiday mood with no black Friday crowds. Start your day at the Adirondack History Museum on Court Street. Members of the museum receive 10 percent discount on their purchases. There are many gift ideas for family and friends of all ages. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you browse. For more information call 873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for your holiday shopping, in coordination with shopping at the Elizabethown Westport Garden Club’s annual Green’s Tea Luncheon in the United Church Christ, UCC parish hall.

While there, please stop in at the UCC church for the first in a series of Friday Noontime Musical Meditations. Each Friday throughout December, the United Church of Christ will present holiday music for your listening pleasure. This week featuring organist Mary Lu Kirsty at 12:15 p.m., next week Dec. 13, the presentation will feature soprano Susan Hughes accompanied by pianist Mary Lu Kirsty.

A correction from last weeks column, the annual Christmas Tree lighting at the bottom of Court Street hill will be on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m., not Friday. I apologize for the error.

ELCS is the place to be on Saturday evening, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. 13 student actors from the senior class will present a skit-based play titled, “14 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview.” Proceeds from this performance will benefit the senior class activities and trip.

If you haven’t started, there is still time to get those Christmas lights and other outside holiday decorations in place for the annual Arthur G. Hooper Holiday Decoration Contest sponsored by the Elizabethtown Social Center. Contestants from Elizabethtown, New Russia and Lewis will be judged in three categories; most beautiful, most original, and the best showing of Christmas spirit on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. Winners will receive a gift from the social center and their name engraved on a permanent plaque. If you’re interested in the contest or if you would like to nominate a special place call 873-6408, prior to the date of judging.

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