Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Happenings - December 12

Caroling in the Park
Vibes in the Ville continues its monthly music fete with Caroling in the Park.  Meet up with friends and neighbors this Saturday, December 15, at 6:30 at the gazebo in Parker Park.  Grandmother's Buttons is sponsoring this event and will provide songsheets and candles so that everyone can join in the holiday spirit.  Nancy Roppolo and Robbie Gilmore will lead the singing!
Christmas at Rosedown
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will host its Fifth Annual Christmas celebration.  Site staff and volunteers will demonstrate 19th century arts and crafts throughout the plantation complex.  The public will see the Main House dressed in period decorations and hear stories of Christmas traditions at Rosedown that were passed down through the Turnbull and Bowman families.  Demonstrations will include period music and dancing, candlemaking, spinning, quilting, shaving horse and hayrides.  Food vendors will be available for the public.
Down-Hearth Cooking
In conjunction with Christmas at Rosedown, the staff there will also feature the "lost art" of Down-Hearth Cooking:  The Rosedown Christmas Menu.  That's this Saturday, December 15 from 10 am until 1 pm.  For more information on events at Rosedown, phone 635-3332.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Sage Hill Antiques and Heirloom Cuisine have joined together to offer something special for the holidays.  On Tuesday, December 18 and Thursday, December 20 a traditional three-course tea will be served starting promptly at 2:00 pm at Sage Hill Antiques, 5622 Commerce Street.  Price is $18 per person, including tax and gratuity.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 784-0535 or 907-4429.
Music at The Mag
The Magnolia Cafe' offers live music each Friday night.  On Friday, December 14, Fugitive Poets performs; December 21, it's Gary Bello; and ending the month will be the Delta Drifters on the 28th.
Holiday Restaurant Hours
The OxBow will be closed on December 24 and 25 and will re-open December 26 at 5 pm.  Reservations are suggested for New Year's Eve dinner from 5 until 9 pm.  They will close again on January 1 and 2 and re-open on January 3 at 5 pm.
The Magnolia Cafe' will be closed December 24 and 25, and January 1.
Varnedoe's Carriage House will be closed December 24, 25 and 26.  They will be open Monday, December 31 for New Year's lunch and dinner with a prix fixe dinner menu from 5 until 11 pm, reservations only.  They will be closed on January 1 and 2.

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