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December 1, 12-5pmFamily Fun Day at Kellogg ManorFrom 12 – 5 p.m. (during the Holiday Walk and Market), we welcome families to the Manor House for free crafts and winter fun! Bring out your snow shoes and other winter gear to enjoy our trails and lakeside views. The W.K. Kellogg Manor Houseis located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., in Hickory Corners. To learn more, visit www.conference.kbs., call 269-671-2400 or email confer- 1-24Holly MartThere is no time like Holly Mart to shop at theArt Center! This year in celebrating our diamond 70th anniversary we will feature more than 70 artists! From aprons to upcycled mittens, youwill see pottery, potholders, glass, paintings and photographs. Jewelry, sculptures, ornaments, and more are all created by the artists, many of them residents of Calhoun County. New this year is a small hands-on area – great for all ages. Open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, it is the perfect place to find that unique gift and support our local businesses. The Art Center is located at 265 East Emmett Street in Battle Creek. Please call (269) 962-9511 for more information.December 1, 3-9pmMerry Mile MarketThe Merry Mile Market is a wonderful juried craft show located in Floral Hall at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. Admission is FREE to shoppers (follow the signs). All crafters are local to Michigan and many from right here in Marshall. There will be handmade soaps and lotions, light fixtures, jewelry, stained glass, embroidered towels, homemade peanut brittle, handmade greeting cards, orna- ments, and much more! Come to the show and bring the entire family as the Merry Mile Marketis held in conjunction with the Merry Mile Drive Through Light Display. Please contact Laura Miller for application at (269) 961-8510 or email at Santa and his sleigh willbe at the craft show Saturday from 6-8pm. What a great opportunity to take some great photosof your family with Santa and still have plenty of time to print them and send to all your family and friends before Christmas.December 3, 6-7:30pmMeet Santa and the Reindeer at Helen Warner Branch of Willard LibraryFamilies are invited to meet the reindeer from the Reindeer Ranch in Kalamazoo at the Helen Warner Branch of Willard Library. Participants will be able to pet the reindeer and take photos with them. After seeing the reindeer, families are invited inside the library to visit with Santa Claus. Willard Library programs are free and open to the public.December 7-9, 6-9pmLive NativityEnjoy Battle Creek’s Live Nativity featuring local volunteer actors. Dress warm and cuddle upon straw bales (with courtesy blankets) while Mary, Joseph, angels, wise men, and shepherds tell the amazing story of our savior’s birth in Bethlehem. The Nativity is generally performed every 30 minutes over 3 consecutive evenings each December and is located in the side yard of Battle Creek’s Commerce Point - between that and the Kellogg Foundation. Round out the evening with a walk through Downtown’s Inter- national Festival of Lights! For more information please call (269) 501-6618 or email jlynn. stanton@gmail.December 8, 9am-3pmCandy Cane Lane:Lakeview Middle SchoolPlan to attend this top-notch event that offers shoppers 160 Crafter / Vendors, offering you a huge variety of quality products. At this one-stop shopping event, you will find EVERY VENDOR that offers you just what you need for your personal needs or for GIFT-GIVING for the upcoming holiday season! You’re sure to find something for personal use, or forgift giving around every corner. Additionally, at this event, while you’re shopping, you’re sureto enjoy the caroling and stage performances that’s being offered by the LMS choir! There will be concessions for your convenience, too! For more information please email LMS.candycane- 8, 5:30pmTinsel Toes 5KThe Tinsel Toes 5k, brought to you by Cereal City Athletics, is a family fun run that weaves through the beautiful Festival of Lights in Downtown Battle Creek. Our focus is on highlighting our beautiful downtown and bringing friends and family together for fitness and festive fun. All proceeds from the event benefit Girls on the Run of Calhoun County. Registration closes at midnight on December 6th. There will be day of registration available at packet pick-up on Saturday, December 8 from 4-5:15pm at Full Blast. Participants who register the day of the event will not be guaranteed shirts (they will be available on a first come, first serve basis). The online registration site is tinseltoes5k.December 14, 8am-2:30pmHarper Creek Holiday Project –“Boot ‘Em to the Curb”Students bring in money and canned goodsto “Boot the Teachers out to the Curb” – a fundraiser for approximately 30 families for the holidays. The money goes to purchase new coats, a turkey, $100 gift certificate to a store of their choice, canned goods, toys and other gifts for each adopted Harper Creek family. It will last the whole school day and the community is invitedto participate by driving by Harper Creek High School, 12677 Beadle Lake Road, and donating money. Please contact your child’s school for more information. For more information please call (269) 441-8450. If you are interested in having your family adopted please see Santa’s Helper at the First United Methodist Church at 111 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek.CONTINUEDCHARITABLE ISSUE I SCENE 4311 9

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