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Calendar of Events

Friday, December 24, 2021






 
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 All Day.  Free! 

35th Annual Hometown Holiday: Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Dec. 3-5, 9, 10, 12, 15, 17, 22, & 24. Family activities, including Santa visits and crafts. Merchant sales with entertainment and refreshments at many stores. For complete schedule, see chelseamich.com/hometown-holiday. Dec. 3: Tree lighting ceremony (4-6:30 p.m., Pierce Park), and a Live Nativity Scene (6:30-7:30 p.m., Palmer Commons). Dec. 4: Holiday Homemade Gift workshop for teens & tweens (time TBA, Chelsea District Library), a parade through downtown Chelsea (6-6:30 p.m.) featuring dozens of lighted floats and vehicles, marching bands, Santa, and more, and drop-in to a holiday pet photo booth (12:30-4 p.m., Lane Animal Hospital, 701 N. Main). Dec. 5: Waterloo Farm Museum's "Christmas on the Farm" (see 4 Saturday listing), the chance to visit with Santa at "Donuts & Selfies with Santa" (10 a.m.-noon, Smokehouse 52 BBQ, 125 S. Main), and Hometown Holiday Concert (3 & 7 p.m., First Methodist Church, 128 Park St.) by the Chelsea Chamber Players and members of the Chelsea High School orchestra. The program includes works by Emilie Mayer, Florence Prince, and Christmas selections. Dec. 9: Reading by local writer Jan Brett (time TBA, Chelsea District Library) and an outdoor performance by the Arbor Consort Carolers (4-5 p.m., Chelsea District Library lawn) while dressed in Victorian holiday costumes. Dec. 10: A raffle (5-6 p.m., Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, 222 S. Main) with a portion of the proceeds going to Chelsea High School graduates. Dec. 17: The chance to visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus, as well as Chelsea fire & police department staffers (6-9 p.m., Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main). Hot cocoa available for kids. Dec. 19: Pick up gingerbread-making kits (noon-2 p.m., Chelsea Palmer Commons, 304 S. Main) to assemble and decorate at home. Dec. 22: "Holiday Spirit" program TBA (time TBA, Chelsea District Library). Dec. 24: Livestream storytime with Santa (1:30-2 p.m., for URL see chelseamich.com/events/hth-virtual-storytime).
Various times and locations, Chelsea. Free. 475-1145.


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Chime Concert: Kerrytown Shops.

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Every Wed., Fri., & Sat. All invited to play one of 200 songs, with melodies transcribed in numbers, on the 17-bell chime's numbered keys. Ambitious players can add chords. Kids welcome.
Noon-12:30 p.m. (Wed. & Fri.) & 10:30-11 a.m. (Sat.), Kerrytown Market & Shops. Free. ofGlobal@aol.com. [map]


 Noon-8 p.m. 

Santa: Briarwood Mall.

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Nov. 26-Dec. 24. All kids invited to sit with Santa or visit from a distance; photos available for purchase. Note: Santa takes breaks 3-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat. only.
Mon.-Sat. noon-8 p.m. and Sun. noon-6 p.m., Briarwood Von Maur court. Appointments encouraged at simon.com/santa. 769-9610. [map]


 Noon-12:30 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

Tai Chi: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. 30 min. lesson (online and in-person) focusing on gentle Tai Chi for older adults. Beginners welcome.
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 Noon-2 p.m. 

"Artists Open Studio": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Every Fri. All invited to bring your own crafty projects and work on them with others. Or, work from the materials provided. Call to reserve space.
Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. $5 (members, $2). Masks required. bpatton@a2gov.org 794-6250. [map]


 12:30-1 p.m.  Free!  Hybrid 

"Walking Off the Pounds.": U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. Guided steps to walk in place. Online and in person (beginning Sept. 8).
2401 Plymouth Road. For more information and URL, email info.tswp@umich.edu or call 998-9353. [map]


 1-4 p.m.  Free! 

Bridge: U-M Turner Senior Wellness Program.

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Every Tues. & Fri. if there is sufficient interest; call ahead.
2401 Plymouth Road. Free. 998-9353, info.tswp@umich.edu. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Living Nativity: First Congregational Church.

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Outdoor nativity with sheep, a camel, and other live animals. Followed by a family Christmas pageant (5:30 p.m.) and a candlelight service (8 p.m.) with carols & lessons.
First Congregational Church, 608 E William. Free. Masks required. 662-1679. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Outdoor Carol Sing: First Baptist Church.

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All invited to sing seasonal tunes with others
First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. 663-9376. [map]


 5 & 8 p.m. 

Lessons and Carols: First Presbyterian Church.

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The traditional program of scripture readings interspersed with congregational carol singing led by the church's chancel choir.
First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 1432 Washtenaw Ave. Free. Masks & vaccines required. 662-4466. [map]


 6-7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Capture The Flag Fridays": All Hands Active.

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Every Fri. All invited to try to capture a virtual flag by solving a computer security problem (or series of problems), ranging from basic computer usage to some programing. Led by AHA members; beginners welcome.
For URL preregister at MeetUp.com/AllHandsActive. Free, but donations required.


 6-7 p.m. 

Lessons and Carols: Northside Community Church.

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A kid-friendly celebration of Christmas stories and music highlighted by a singing of "Silent Night" in the round. With musicians TBA.
6-7 p.m. (music starts at 5:45 p.m.), NCC, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Masks required. 662-6351. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Lessons & Carols: Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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Scripture readings interspersed with Christmas-themed hymns accompanied by pianist Sandy Huang and other performers TBA.
7 p.m., Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2727 Fernwood. Masks required. Free. 971-3121. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Festival of Lessons and Carols: First Baptist Church.

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The church presents the Christmas story through a program of alternating scriptural readings and choral and congregational singing adapted from the famous Christmas Eve service at King's College, Cambridge (England).
First Baptist Church, 517 E. Washington. Free. Masks required. 663-9376. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"An Almost British Christmas": Theatre Nova.

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Every Fri.-Sun., except Dec. 25 & 31, Dec. 3-Jan. 2, and Dec. 22 & 23. Carla Milarch directs the premiere of her and R. MacKenzie Lewis's seasonal comedy about what happens when 2 unsophisticated Americans attempt a Panto, a British pantomime that blends children's stories with a bit of vaudeville sensibility to create a raucous family entertainment. Cast: Bryana Hall, Dan Morrison, and Monica Spencer.
7:30 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. and Dec. 22 & 23), 3 p.m. (Sat. only), & 2 p.m. (Sun.), Theatre Nova, 410 W. Huron St. Tickets $25 (kids age 16 & under, $10). Masks & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 48 hours). 635-8450. [map]



Canceled and Postponed Events:

 8 p.m. 

Event Cancelled. "The Comically Incorrect Holiday": Mind the Gap/The Theater Shop (formerly Emergent Arts).

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This short comic theater event about Christmas Eve has been cancelled.
Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron, Ypsilanti. info@TheTheaterShop. [map]





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