Out and About – Week of November 29th

The 27th Annual MAKE WE MERRY comes to the Three Rivers High School Performing Arts Center this Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, at 7:30 P.M. If you’ve never attended a MAKE WE MERRY performance in the past, then you just don’t know what you’re missing. Audiences will be entertained by chorus and individual numbers, instrumental selections, and, of course, plenty of humor that will leave you laughing hours later. You’ll be surprised to see just how much talent there is in the Three Rivers area. MAKE WE MERRY is the perfect way to welcome the Christmas holiday season. You may call Beam Sound & Video in Three Rivers for tickets. Their phone number is (269)279-6251. Reserved seats are $10 and General Admission is $9. Some tickets will be available at the door. .

There’s always plenty to see at the Carnegie Center for the Arts, located at 107 North Main Street in historic downtown Three Rivers. An exhibit entitled “Metals & Quilts: The Hard and The Soft of It”, will show until Wednesday, December 22. The River Country Quilters and Blue Dog Metal Artists have created one magnificent exhibit with an amazing contrast. Each with a unique character all its own, these pieces have transformed the Carnegie Center into a feast for the eyes.

Carnegie Center gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; Saturday 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. For more information regarding this and other exhibits, please phone Donna Grubbs, Director, at (269)273-8882. You may also visit their website at www.trcarnegie.com.

Thanks to all the individuals and merchants who were responsible for this past weekend’s Christmas Around Town. It’s events such as this that reinforce one’s belief that the downtown area in Three Rivers is a wonderful place to visit.

Now that the cold winter season has arrived, please don’t forget to care for your outside pets. Make sure they have more than a frozen bowl of water to drink from. If you have an outside dog, check to make sure she or he has enough bedding to keep her/him warm on these freezing nights.

We must not forget the family car or truck. Don’t let the gas tank fall below half full, and make sure to remove all of the ice that might have built up on the windshield, if you keep your vehicle outside. It takes less time to properly clean the ice from your windshield than it does to have the body shop repair your car after an accident.

It wouldn’t be the Christmas holidays without the Holiday Home Tour. Holiday Home Tour ’10 happens Sunday, December 5, from 1 until 5 P.M. This year, the Home Tour features the usual Three Rivers area “Dream Homes”, plus tours of DZ Miholer Designs and the offices of Brussee/Brady, Inc. A reception will be held at LA’s Coffee Cafe from noon until 3 P.M. There will be complimentary punch and cookies at the reception, and hot drinks and baked goods will be available for purchase. This year, bus transportation with the ‘Holiday Elf’ is available for $2.50 per person. If the tour bus sounds like something you might want to take advantage of, you may park in the city lot behind LA’s and take the bus from there. Tickets for the tour are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the tour. Tickets are available at Ridgeway Floral, Lowry’s Books, and LA’s Coffee Cafe. The monies received from this event will be a gift to our graduates in support of TRHS Project Prom and Graduation. Should you have questions regarding the tour, or if you’d like to make bus reservations, please call Francie Sussdorf at (269)244-5977, or Kim Rose at (269)435-8730.

This is definitely the time of the year to get Out and About. In the next four weeks, there will be plenty of shopping to do and when it finally snows, the Christmas decorations will be a sight to behold.

Speaking of snow, when we do receive a measurable amount of that white stuff, make sure to keep your sidewalks clear for your postal person. Remember, no trail, no mail.

Now is the time to get those packages to the post office for mailing. This is not the time for procrastination.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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