We at N3 World Headquarters & Christmas Decoration Domicile are of course knee deep in holiday celebratory state of mind these days. It is, the final weekend before Yuletide weekend. With the Big Day coming on a Monday this year it becomes a bit like those 3 day holidays such as Labor Day Memorial Day, Presidents Day and Columbus Day (remind me again why on Earth anyone celebrates Columbus Day).
Except it’s not, of course. The fact that Christmas lands on a Monday might mean some folks have Tuesday off or that Christmas Eve services fall on the same day when other church type services are already in place, but as a holiday it is truly like no other.
Love it or hate it (and many do indeed hate it) you can’t ignore Christmas like you do, say, Columbus Day (again, why?). It starts getting traction at Thanksgiving and picks up considerable steam through the month of December. Now we are in full blown, Santa driven, present purchasing, carol crooning Christmas mode and there is no stopping now.
Friday from 6-8 is Christmas in Croton with a slew of activities at the Croton Campground that begin with a 6pm lighting of the tree. Bring the fam and get the weekend kicked off in Santa style as Mr. C.will be making an appearance for last minute requests.
The Joshua Davis Trio is at the Dogwood Friday night and his concerts always deliver on the promise of good times and good music. The box office is open from 10am-2:30pm today and will reopen from 5:30pm to 7:30pm when the show begins.
Ever been to Tamarac? The staff of N3WH (& CDD) are semi-regulars at this emporium of good health and fitness (the steam room is outstanding) and can often be found going through the paces of a workout or two.
Well, Tamarac has turned 10 and this weekend to celebrate there will be a community open house from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.on what they are dubbing “Super Saturday.” Fitness instructors will offer free and highly popular classes open for everyone, including non-members, to try, ranging from knockout and spinning to yoga and aquatics exercises in the pool. Tamarac is also offering a host of specials for both non-members and members.
If you read the Charles Chandler piece (see our home page) on MB Woodworks a good time to visit the latest retail gem to hit downtown Newaygo would be Saturday when beginning at 12 noon Santa (fresh from last night’s Croton appearance) will be stopping in for some photo ops and gift wishes.
Further afoot if you’d to commune with a few sleigh carriers up close and personal head to the Hackley Public Library in Muskegon and meet the gang who will be gathered on their front lawn beginning at 2:30pm
And speaking of libraries,Fremont Library is having a Christmas Craft making activity for young folks Saturday beginning at 10am.
Time for some serious revelry folks so get out there and get a little ho-ho-ho in your step.
“Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously? -Bill Watterson “Calvin & Hobbes”
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