The True Meaning Of Christmas
by Brian K. Walters
In todays' day and time,
it's easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas
and one special night.
When we go shopping,
We say "How much will it cost?"
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.
Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.
The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the child
Whose bed was made of hay.
When we look into the night sky,
We don't see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.
A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love, the world would know.
I would like to wish everyone a truly blessed Christmas and a
joyful new year. Stay warm and be careful on the roads this
holiday season. --Dawn
BECAUSE THE FRIDAY COLLECTION DATES FALL ON A HOLIDAY,
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE...
GARBAGE SCHEDULED TO BE PICKED UP ON DEC. 25TH WILL BE
PICKED UP ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26TH!!!
THE FOLLOWING WEEK,
GARBAGE WILL BE PICKED UP ON
FRIDAY, JANUARY 1ST!!!
The Olde Avoca (Nebraska) Schoolhouse
"Acting Up in Class" is Okay at the Lofte
At the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley, acting up in class is not only accepted, but strongly encouraged. Back by popular demand, the Lofte is gathering its most talented artists in a classroom environment to teach and prepare young actors and actresses. Four separate classroom sessions will cover Acting Basics, Intro to Dance, Vocal Audition and Stage Combat.
This one-day theater workshop will take place on Saturday, January 23 from 10am to 2:30pm. Enrollment is open to young people ages 10-18 at any level of experience. Space for this event is limited and slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Classes will run from 10am-2:30pm on Saturday, January 23rd. Participants should plan on arriving fifteen minutes early for check-in.
"A Christmas Lottery"
Opens Mahoney Winter Theatre Season
Mahoney State Park announces the opening of its winter theater season with the touching holiday story, "A Christmas Lottery" by Dave Brandl, Charles and Donna Ault. "Lottery" tells the story of George and Mary Williams, winners of a $40 million lottery prize. They host "Radio Riches," a broadcast where they receive calls and letters from people seeking assistance, and then they share the stories about the people they help. Who is the most deserving and what will they really receive for Christmas? Enjoy heartfelt examination of the value of money vs. the quality of life.
Directed by Mike Sewell the cast includes Stacy White and Shari Hoelker of Omaha, Jim Knierim of Louisville and Tom Lucas of Papillion. Performances are November 28, 29, Dec 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 26, 27-30. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Sunday, December 27th is the only exception; it will have no 2pm matinee, but an evening performance at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Mahoney State Park also offers a dinner and show package which includes a meal at Peter Kiewit Lodge. The price for the dinner/show combination is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. A Nebraska state park sticker or purchased day pass will be required to enter the park.
Those planning on attending the show are encouraged to come a little early and enjoy a cruise around the beautiful Mahoney State park scenery. The colors are beautiful this time of year!
Jim Knierim and Stacy White (sitting) struggle to fulfill the many requests they receive for assistance. Shari Hoelker and Tom Lucas (standing) bicker over who is more deserving to receive "A Christmas Lottery."
Eighth Annual Nebraska American String Teachers Association
Fiddle Tune Contest
1st PLACE: $100.00 2nd PLACE: $50.00 3rd PLACE: $25.00
This event inspires fiddlers to compose their own tunes, and supports the cause of string education throughout the great state of Nebraska.
The winners will be announced on May 29, 2010, during the Monumental Fiddling Championship held at the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska. The winning compositions will be performed at the Monumental Fiddling Championship, and printed in Stringing Along, the journal of the Nebraska Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.
For more information, direct your questions to:
The Old Schoolhouse,
PO Box 671,
Avoca, Nebraska, 68307-0671,
Fri., Dec. 25:
More events will be included in next week's newsletter.
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