Winder-Barrow Community Theatre will kick off the Christmas holiday season with the perfect show for the entire family.
“The Nutcracker”, a play by June Walker Rogers, will be presented at the Winder Cultural Arts Center the first weekend of December. The shows on Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Dec. 6 Sunday matinee will start at 3 p.m.
Tickets are now on sale at the Winder Customer Care Center (770-867-3106 – Prompt one for Event Ticket Sales) and at Pam Veader’s State Farm Insurance Office at 41 S. Center St., in Winder (770-867-1679). Tickets are only $5 for children up to age 12 and $10 for ages 13 and older. You can purchase tickets in advance to guarantee a seat or purchase them at the theater on the day of the show.
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The Christmas Cottage at Galilee Christian Church is where Santa and Mrs. Claus strive to keep Christ in Christmas.
The Christmas Cottage will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Galilee Christian Church in Jefferson and children of all ages can enjoy some time with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
The family can enjoy some fun with the jolly ol’ elf and his lovely wife in a safe and cozy Christian environment during this special season of giving. In the spirit of Christmas and as a learning experience for children about the value in sharing, please bring a can or package of food for the Jefferson Food Bank.
Come and have your photo made with Santa and take home a 4×6 print for $5. Furry family members are also welcome.
The Christmas Cottage will be open from 4-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, opening day. The Christmas Cottage will also be open from 5-8 p.m. on Mondays, Nov. 30 through Dec. 21, Tuesdays from Dec. 1-22 expect closed on Dec. 15, and Wednesdays, Dec. 2-23. You can also see Santa for photos on Friday, Dec. 18, from 4-6 p.m. and stay for singing and storytelling until 8 p.m. so wear your PJs.
See more including recipes from Mrs. Claus and special holiday stories at iknowsanta.net
The Chick-fil-A cow was a popular guest at the Braselton Library on Nov. 20. The library will be hosting another special guest, Santa Claus, on Dec. 9 and Dec. 11. See more scenes with the bovine guest below.
Children of all ages got a chance to see the Chick-fil-A cow up close on Nov. 20 after storytime as the Braselton Library hosted the popular bovine visitor.
Tiny stuffed likenesses of the black and white cow seen on billboards were given out along with gift cards for a pumpkin shake.
Other upcoming Braselton Library events include:
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By LEANNE AKIN
I feel truly blessed to live in the country – and more specifically a community – that welcomes the opportunity to help fellow residents – especially children, the disabled, our veterans who have already given so much and our seniors — who may be in need until they themselves are prepared to be givers for the first time or again.
Individuals, families, churches, civic groups and schools as well as businesses and industries open their wallets and their hearts and put their hands to work to help others in an effort to make the community a better place by making its people stronger. I am thankful for all of those and, in particular, the Rotary Club of Braselton and the Rotary Club of Winder, for all the club members do as a group and individually as the professional leaders in their respective communities. So proud of my membership in both clubs through the years and the friendships made in both.
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Winners of the Braselton Rotary Club’s 10th annual reverse raffle included Cheryl Martin, Susan and Robert Schuenemann, Kay Schulte, Karri Jo Hardaway with her mother Connie collecting the check on her behalf and Max Martin. Funds raised will help make the Christmas holidays merrier for nearly 100 area children and their families and support the club’s Rotary Scholars. See more scenes in the photo gallery below.
The reverse raffle hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Braselton filled the winery pavilion at Château Élan Winery & Resort on Nov. 20, and five lucky ticket holders split the $10,000 prize.
Guests could also try their chances on raffle items as well as silent auction prizes including big flat-screen TV, a Nordic Track and a Dahlonega getaway.
Rotarian Nathaniel Langley welcomed the crowd to the 10th annual reverse raffle which raises money for the club’s signature Christmas project, support of nearly 100 area children identified through Jackson County Holiday Connection, and the club’s scholarship project for area high school seniors. The club currently has five Rotary Scholars attending colleges in Georgia and Florida.
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