Saturday, December 10 The Friends of the Elizabethville Area Library will be holding their annual Make Christmas Special program for the children in the library community room. Cupcake decorating plus Christmas Festivities on Saturday. December 10 following the 10AM Gingerbread Friends (decorating), pizza will be provided at 11:30PM. plus Christmas festivities.
Christmas Festivities for both sessions include Holiday stories, music, crafts, face painting by Facial Expressions and a visit from Santa. Registration is required. Register online at dcls.org or by calling the Library at 362-9825. All children will receive a free book donated by the Franklin Family in memory of Robert & Cheryl Franklin. 989. WQLV will be broadcasting the PECO Girls consulation game and the championship game from Greenwood High School on Saturday, December 10 with the pre-game beginning at 5:45pm. Join Ric and Larry from courtside for all the action on 98.9 WQLV and broadcastpa.com.
Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 There will be a free Drive-Through Nativity at the Hilltop Christian Church, 719 Hillcrest Dr., Newport on Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 11 Gathan Graham live in concert. Professional pianist from Oklahoma who has played around the world, including the White House on several occasions. Will be at the Blessed Hope Bible Church in Liverpool on Sunday, December 11 at 6:00 PM. Free Event, but a free-will offering will be accepted for traveling expenses. Info: 717-444-7430 www.blessedhopebiblechurch.org
Friday, December 16 The Rotary Club of Perry County will be having its 4th Annual Beat The Rush Holiday Fund Raiser on Friday, December 16 from 7:00 to 10:00pm at the Maples at Carson Long, 200 N. Carlisle Street in New Bloomfield. There will be three rooms of food to sample, door prizes, silent auction, live auction and a 50-50 raffle. Cost is $20.00 per person. Call 839-1434 for more info.
Saturday, December 17 Unwind from the holiday hustle at the Northern Dauphin Library, 683 Main St, Lykens, on Saturday, December 17 at noon. Classically trained musician Ray Holland will perform holiday songs on his Mountain Dulcimer and provide origin stories of some of the most popular holiday songs. Audience members are welcome to request their favorite songs and sing along.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call The Library at 453-9315 or visit online at dcls.org/events_calendar.
Saturday, Dec. 17 through Friday, December 23 Come out to Little Buffalo State Park to capture some Christmas Spirit and enjoy an old fashioned holiday in the park’s Shoaff’s Mill Area (East Area). The Christmas Trail runs from Saturday, Dec. 17 through Friday, Dec. 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each evening. The easily traveled one-quarter mile loop features thousands of lights and illuminated displays of children’s favorite holiday characters. Santa will be dropping by from the North Pole each evening. Several nights will feature live music on the performance stage. Take a rest in the warming hut and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate sold by local 4H clubs. This is a free event but donations are accepted by the Friends of Little Buffalo. The trail is well lit but flashlights may be helpful for some areas. Bring your camera for the many photo opportunities along the trail. Music schedule: Saturday, Dec. 17th Rick Smiley and Friends Tuesday, Dec. 20th West Perry High School Thursday, Dec. 22nd Newport Schools Friday, Dec. 23rd Greenwood High School - Out of the Blue
For information or directions to Little Buffalo State Park please contact the park office at (717) 567-9255.
Sunday, December 18 Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to the Millersburg Fire House at 325 Center Street Millersburg on Sunday, December 18. They will be departing from the Millersburg High School at 4pm with the Millersburg Marching Indians. Upon arrival to the Fire House, the band will perform Christmas Carols. Bring your family and cameras so they can enjoy milk and cookies with Mr. and Mrs. Claus