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A LIST OF LOCAL EVENTS FOR THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASONBY CYD DEANEH LIDAYHEVENTS and FESTIVALS:Now – November 28Sweaters for WarmthFor 24 years the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service has been the collection center for new and gently used sweaters. Thousands of them have been donated by peoplejust like you and then they are distributed to local agencies – such as In-as-Much House, the Haven of Rest, and Santa’s Helpers – just to name a few – who give them to others. The following participants have donation boxes and are accepting new and gently used sweaters through Thanksgiving (November 28): Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, area Edward Jones offices, and Scene Magazine. Thank you for your support! Please call (269) 965- 5145 for more information.Now – December 21Holly MartHolly Mart, the Art Center’s annual holiday sale, has been taking place since the 1960’s. From aprons to upcycled mittens, you will see pottery, potholders, glass, paintings, and photographs. Jewelry, sculptures, ornaments, and more, are all created by the artists, many of them resi- dents of Calhoun County. The Art Center is located at 265 East Emmett Street in Battle Creek. Please call (269) 962-9511 for more information.November 16, 9-4pmJingle Bling Craft ShowFeaturing a variety of vendors including tasty treats, handmade crafts, and so much more! Plan to join us for a day of shopping and find those perfect holiday gifts for everyone! This event will take place at Dexter Lake Church.November 23, 10am-3pmChristmas in the Creek Vendorand Craft ShowCome get your shopping on! There willbe over 30 vendors and crafters to help you with your holiday needs! Color Street, Origami Owl, Tupperware, Pampered Chef,20 SCENE 4411 I CHARITABLE ISSUEPlexus, Scentsy, Ztegrity, Hempworx, Nor- wex, Kitchen knits, Perfectly Posh, PUG Apparel, Home Pride Cleaning, LipSense, Thirty One, Ruby Robbon, Horse Creek Candles, Paparazzi, Crazy B Leggings, LuLaRoe, Chalk Couture, Julie’s Jolly Junque, Initials Inc, Red Aspen, Jamberry, Discovery Toys, PartyLite, Mary Kay, Zilis, Winter Warmth MI, Stampin’ UP!, Winter Warmth MI. Author JC Lafler will be signing books! Quality Inn – 2590 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek.November 23, 6-9pmBattle Creek Christmas ParadeThe Harper Creek Optimists continue their tradition of launching the holiday season with the Battle Creek Christmas parade. Downtown Battle Creek will be full of bands, floats, fire trucks, and Cereal City characters on November 23. The Christmas Parade launches the seasonal Battle Creek International Lights exhibits and events.November 29 & December 7, 14, 21Holiday Market at W.K. Kellogg Manor HouseDuring the holiday season, each room of the W.K. Kellogg Manor House is creatively decorated by Manor House staff, volun- teers, and local artists and artisans selling unique and handcrafted gifts. Visit the house between noon and 5pm to take a self-guided tour and shop each room and gather ideas for your own holiday deco- rating. Enjoy hot spiced tea and cookies as your tour ends. Docents are on site to offer history of W.K. Kellogg’s life, career, and stories of times spent at the former summer estate. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners Contact: Manorhouse@ or Call (269) 671-2160 Cost: $5 Adults/Seniors. Free/Members, stu- dents, and children under 5.November 29 – December 22, each Friday through Sunday – 5-8:00pm ZooLightsSee Binder Park Zoo transformed into a nighttime, winter wonderland with lightdisplays and holiday décor! Bring the family, a date, or your co-workers forthe merriest visit to the zoo to enjoy the twinkling trees, illuminated buildings and displays, see the cold weather animals on exhibit, hear holiday keeper chats and ride the Binda Conservation Carousel. Make your reservation for Dinner with Santa, too. Zoolights is every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5-8pm, November 29 through December 22. General admission is $6per person, $5 for zoo members. Children under the age of two are admitted free and parking is free. www.Binderparkzoo.orgNovember 29 – December 29, 6-9pmMarshall’s Merry MileThis fun display will delight your children with special lights and animated displays. Load up the car and drive through this mile long display at fairgrounds in the evening hours when the lights are glowing. Every Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm to 9pm. (Open Christmas Day!) Pricing: $10a car/truck/van/SUV – $20 Bus Groups. Check out specific days at calhouncoun- or call (269) 781-8161. Santa will be at the Merry Mile on Saturday, Decem- ber 7 from 6-8pm, Friday, December 20 from 6:30-8:30pm and Saturday, Decem- ber 21 from 6-9pm. Dogs are welcome!December 2, 8am – January 3, 5pmCelebration of Trees – MarshallCelebration of Trees is a beautiful display of fir trees aptly decorated for the holidays. Honor a loved one, highlight an organi- zation, represent your school, church or show that your business has the spirit of the holidays by sponsoring and decorating a tree. The trees will grace the lawns of the Honolulu House, which overlook the Brooks Memorial Fountain. There will be a special Mayor’s tree that will add a festive feeling to the Marshall City Hall lawn.December 2, 4-7pm at Willard Library December 3, 4-7pm Helen Warner Branch Meet Santa and the Reindeerat Willard LibraryFamilies are invited to meet the reindeerA

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