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EVENTS and FESTIVALSNow – November 23Sweaters for WarmthFor 23 years the Bachman Hebble Funeral Ser- vice has been the collection center for new and gently used sweaters. Thousands of them have been donated by people just like you and then we distribute those sweaters 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 November 23rd: Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, area Edward Jones offices and Scene Magazine. Thank you for your support! Please call (269) 965-5145 for more information.November 17, 5pmBattle Creek Christmas ParadeThis year’s parade theme is “Parade of Trees.” The Battle Creek Christmas Parade has been produced and presented by the Harper Creek Optimist Club for the last 39 years as our giftto the Greater Battle Creek Area. The parade coincides with the start of the Battle Creek International Festival of Lights in downtown Battle Creek, Michigan.November 17 – December 31International Festival of Lights/Battle Creek Winter Festival of LightsThis year, the historic Battle Creek International Festival of Lights will be incorporated into the new and exciting Battle Creek Winter Festivalof Lights! With the return of familiar events and addition of new attractions, the festival will daz- zle folks of all ages with a pathway of beautiful lighting structures, light shows, games, carnival attractions, circuses and many more activities for adults and children! All activities are free and family friendly. For more information and activity locations, follow bcfestivaloflights/.8 SCENE 4311 I CHARITABLE ISSUENovember 23 – December 22, 12-5pm(Black Friday, then following five Saturdays) Kellogg Manor HouseHoliday Walk and MarketDocents will share the history of W.K.’s philanthro- py and life at his former summer estate. End your tour with hot-spiced tea and cookies, and time to browse items from local artists. Admission is $5 (free for members, students, and children under 5 years old). General shopping hours and self-guided tours are also available Monday - Friday, from 9am to 3:00 p.m. at no charge; donations to the Manor House are appreciated. On Wednesday, Novem- ber 28, from 6:30-8:30pm, attend the Meet the Artist event to meet the local artists and vendors selling gifts throughout the home. Complimentary samples of MSU Wine and Cheese will be offered with options to purchase both, and a cash bar will be available. There is no charge for the Meet the Artist event. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House is lo- cated at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit, call 269-671-2400 or email conference@kbs. 23-December 30, 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 the fairgrounds in the evening hours when the lights are glowing. Every Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm to 9pm. (Open Christmas Day!) Pricing: $10 a car/truck/van/SUV - $20 Bus Groups. Check out specific days at or call (269) 781-8161.November 24, 10am-3pmChristmas in the Creek Vendor andCraft ShowCome out to support Small Business Saturdayby shopping over 35 local vendors & crafters! Confirmed Vendors: Alchemy Bath & Beauty, Color Street, Crazy B Leggings, Discovery Toys, Dot Dot Smile, doTERRA, Hempworx oils, Horse Creek Candles, Jamberry, Javita Weight Loss Coffee,KEEP Collective, Kitchen Knits, Legging Army, Lemongrass Spa, Lipsense, LuLaRoe (3 Retailers), Mary Kay, Norwex, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Perfectly Posh, Pink Zebra, Plunder, Pure Romance, Red Aspen, Rodan & Fields, Scent- sy, The Den, Thirty One and Tupperware! Quality Inn – 2590 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek.November 26, 7-8:30pmMarshall Christmas ParadeMarshall’s Annual Christmas Parade brings thousands of families to see the beautiful lights of Michigan Avenue and the festive parade. Down- town is filled with spectators as floats, bands, fire trucks and more parade the streets. The fountain lights are turned on at 6:45pm to the oohs and aahs of the visitors lining the street. At 7pm the parade begins with music, cheers and children’s delightful sounds of glee. Join in this great holiday tradition of Marshall!November 30, 6-9pmMarshall Retail Open HouseThis annual event is one of the most popularin Marshall as it kicks off the holiday shopping. Stores stay open until 9pm and serve light re- freshments starting at 6pm. Musicians perform on the streets and in stores as shoppers stroll, shop and meet with friends. Be sure to join in the fun and meet up with old friends and make some new ones. It’s just a great start to the wonderful holiday season in Marshall.November 30-December 23,each Friday through Sunday, 5-8pm ZooLightsBinder Park Zoo is transformed into an outdoor winter wonderland adorned in twinkling lights to celebrate the holiday season. Visitors of all ages can stroll the lighted paths with to visit some of the weather-hardy animals on exhibit. These festive evenings at the zoo feature nightly entertainment, free carousel rides, animal meet and greets, special holiday crafts and activities and of course, a visit with the jolly old elf himself - Santa Claus! General admission is $6 per person and $5 for zoo members. Go to www.binder- for more information!

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