Tuesday, November 28, 2006

EVENTS>>Fall 2006

The 20th annual Christmas Road to Bethlehem will be open from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday until New Year’s Eve. Homes along a four-mile stretch of Bethlehem Road in Lonoke County will feature lighted, life-size Biblical figures along with Bible verses to tell the story of the nativity and ends with the manger scene at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. There will be open house programs with music and fellowship from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 through Jan. 1.

The second annual Christmas for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lonoke County will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott. The theme is “Fruit, Feather and Fantasy.” Tickets are $50 each and include lunch, entertainment and tour. There will also be a silent auction.
For more information, call 676-6533.

The first Trail of Trees auction will be held at noon Tuesday at the Rebsamen Medical Center Education Building. There will be 30 beautifully decorated 4.5-foot-tall Christmas trees to bid on. All funds go to support the Rebsamen Medical Center Auxiliary.

Friday, Dec. 8 is the deadline for needy families to apply for Christmas assistance from the Jacksonville Care Channel. Applicants must be Jacksonville residents and must be income qualified.
Donations of canned goods and new toys are needed before Wednesday, Dec. 13 to fill holiday baskets for needy families. The Care Channel will distribute baskets of food and toys on Wednesday, Dec. 20. Applications may be completed from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Care Channel, 201 Elm St.

First Baptist Church of Sherwood’s choir, orchestra and drama team will present “A Christmas Prayer” at 3 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at the church, 701 Country Club Road. The 3 p.m. performance will be interpreted for the deaf. For more information, call 835-3154.

The Cabot Panther Education Foundation will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 at Cabot High School.

The Junior Auxiliary of Jacksonville’s Christmas Tour of Homes will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Homeowners on the tour this year include Larry Wilson, Lucian Shockey, Chuck Thomas and Rick Barnum. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any active junior auxiliary member. For information contact Mandy Watson at 982-1241. Proceeds from the Christmas Tour of Homes help to provide for the underprivileged children in Jacksonville.

The Lower White River Museum State Park is hosting a pinch-pottery workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. All materials are provided but reservations and fee are required. For more information, contact the park at 870-256-3711 or visit 2009 Main St. in Des Arc.

The Pulaski Technical College Choir will perform a medley of traditional holiday carols in its first full-length concert on Thursday, Dec. 7. The hour-long holiday concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the R.J. Wills Lecture Hall in the Campus Center, located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. The concert is free and open to the public. The choir’s repertoire will include songs in English, Latin and Spanish. Prior to the choir concert, the Geyer Springs First Baptist Church handbells choir will perform at 7 p.m. near the Campus Center Food Court.

The Cross Point Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Grace Chapel Church on Smyrna Road in Lonoke. For more information, call Willie Gold at 676-3572 or Tommy Austin at 804-0442.

The Arkansas State University-Beebe Singers will host a Yuletide Madrigal Feaste at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16 at ASU-Beebe. Tickets are $17.50 per person and reservations are required. For more information, call 882-6535.

The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Teen Council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Jacksonville Care Channel until Friday, Dec. 15. Drop off non-perishable food items at the Martin Street Youth Center or at the Jacksonville Community Center. For more information, call 982-0818.

The Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department is offering bus tours of the holiday lights from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Dec. 18-21. Tour cost is $2 per person. Car seats must be provided for children. Pre-registration is required and payment is due at registration. No refunds. For more information, call 982-0818.

There will be a silent auction for pre-decorated Christmas trees at the Harmon Recreation Center, 508 Sherwood Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds go to Sherwood schools.

e Sherwood Christmas Parade will be at 2 p.m. Sunday on Kiehl Avenue. The theme is “Let there be peace on Earth.” Mayor elect Dan Stedman will be the parade’s grand marshal. A reception for all entrants will be held at the Sherwood Senior Center,2301 Thornhill Dr. For more information contact the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce at 835-7600.