Harbert Community Church will present its annual Christmas Candlelight Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with the church’s 30-voice choir, handbell choir, and ensembles. Selections include: “A Christmas Blessing,” “Shepherds Leave Your Sheep,” “The Huron Carol” and “O Holy Night” (with “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”).

Everyone is invited to enjoy traditional Christmas goodies and punch in the church’s fellowship hall following the concert. The choir is under the direction of Carrie J. Van Denburgh and the church is located at 6444 Harbert Road in Sawyer.

Galien  Kids Christmas Party

Galien American Legion Post 344, 402 North Main St., will host a Kids Christmas Party from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

Christmas Eve service at St. John UCC

St. John United Church of Christ, 200 West Buffalo, New Buffalo, will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24.

Guest Pastor will be Rev. Linda Beushausen Gunter and guest musician will be Christina Beushausen Sokol. All are invited to attend.

Christmas Carol Sing-Along

An Old-Fashioned Christmas Carol Sing-Along is planned at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Bible Baptist Church, 7 East Clay St., New Buffalo.

Bridgman Winter Reading Programs

The Bridgman Public Library’s Winter Reading Programs — “Adult Chill Winter Bingo” and kids “Winter Reading Bingo” — start Dec. 22 and end Feb. 9.  

Fill up your bingo card and win fun, cool, prizes. All returned cards are entered for a final prize drawing.  Pick up your Bingo card and register at the library.

The Bridgman Public Library’s new Tween Book Club (for grades 6-8) will begin by reading “A Wrinkle In Time.” Space is limited so sign up by Jan. 11. Meet us in the Reed Middle School Media Center from 3:15 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact: eden@bridgmanlibrary.com.

Christmas at the Acorn

Harbor Country Opera returns to the Acorn Theater for the 14th anniversary of its beloved Christmas show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22.

“Each Christmas we  find some fresh new songs people haven’t heard before, or favorites that we have somehow missed,” said Producer Robert Swan.

As usual, there are plenty of opportunities for the audience to join in song, with selections like “We Three Kings,””Silent Night” and “White Christmas!” Along with a touch of The Messiah, and a visit from the Grinch.

Harpist Ramona Kim is back for her 10th season along with tenor Emanuel Caraman, soprano Martha Cares, baritone Warren Moulton and contralto Dominique Frigo.

“Music is good for the soul ... and so is Laughter. Great Christmas music, beautifully sung ... generous helpings of laughter, with perhaps a touch of mulled wine or hot buttered rum, and a special sense of community that never fails to brighten the season — this is what Christmas at the Acorn is all about,” Swan said.

Tickets are $25 and $35 (café seating available) at acorntheater.com or by calling (269) 756-3879.

Woodland Shores Christmas Eve service

All are invited to the Christmas Eve Service at Woodland Shores Baptist Church, 3555 Shawnee Road, Bridgman, at 5:30 pm.

Make this your “Best Christmas Ever”! Bring the whole family. We’ll have something for everyone in our service – from traditional Christmas songs to an inspiring message of hope!

‘Fudge-Raiser’ for adult exercise facility

A “Fudge-Raiser” is under way to raise funds for a seven-station outdoor adult exercise equipment facility at New Buffalo Township’s Memorial Park. The fudge, made by Chef Jackie Shen using Belgian chocolate, is $14 per pound and can be ordered and picked up at Jackie’s Cafe, 801 West Buffalo St., New Buffalo (for more information, call (269) 469-1800).

Every dollar raised is being matched dollar for dollar by both the Larry Bubb Endowment and Nora Duffy (thus each pound sold raises $42). Seven pieces of state-of-the-art equipment such as rowing machines and ski-track machines made by Greenfields Outdoor Fitness of Orange County, California, are slated to be installed in April of 2019.

New Buffalo Library activities

Christmas Make and Take Crafts are planned through Friday, Dec. 21, at the New Buffalo Township Library.

The January Book Club selection is “Clock Dance” by Anne Tyler.

The Library will be closed Dec. 24-26.

4-H Tractor Operator Program

Michigan State University Extension will offer the 4-H Tractor Operator Program (TOP) beginning Jan. 24, 2019, at Baroda Township Hall, 9091 First St., Baroda.

Successful completion of 4-H TOP provides a certificate of training required for operation of a 20 PTO HP or greater, garden or agricultural tractor, by 14- and 15-year-old youth employed on property not owned, leased or operated by a parent or legal guardian. Certification is also used by youth who exhibit and participate in local contests, parades and festival activities.

The 9-week course will be taught on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Jan. 24 through March 28. This schedule includes educational sessions, some driving practice, final written and driving tests, and graduation program. In addition, participants will need some study time for out of class assignments to reach the 24 hours of required training to be certified. We require a minimum of 24 hours of instruction and participants must be 14 years of age by the date of the driving test to be eligible for certification.

To register online, go to https://events.anr.msu.edu/Berrien4H2019TOP/. Cost is $60 per person for 4-H members and $80 per person for non-4-H members. Registration deadline is January 10, 2019. The program must have at least five participants registered to be held; with a maximum of 20. For more information, contact Deb Barrett by e-mail at smithde6@msu.edu or by phone at (269) 927-5674.

Comedy on the Rocks

Comedy on the Rocks with Adam Degi, Patrick Fowler and Maxwell Tidey is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr., Three Oaks.

Acorn Shows

The following shows are scheduled to take place at the Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks: Classical Blast: Dark Side of the Yule at 8 p.m. Dec. 21; Christmas at the Acorn at 8 p.m. Dec. 22; an Open Mic Night with host Edgar Wilbury (aka Fred Lange) Band. at 8 p.m. Dec. 28; Rockin’ New Year’s Eve featuring Memphis Underground at 9 p.m. Dec. 31; and The Chicago Experience on Jan. 19.

For more information, call (269) 756-3879 or go to www.acorntheater.com.

WRHC Give-   Back Dinner

A Give-Back Dinner for Radio Harbor Country is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2019, at Bentwood Tavern, 600 West Water St., New Buffalo.

Afternoon Tea

The New Buffalo Township Library’s fifth annual Afternoon Tea will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the library’s Pokagon Room.

Tickets (at $8 per person) will go on sale on Monday, Dec. 17, and will be available until Saturday, Jan. 26. Tickets include entrance to the event, a variety of teas to choose from, and a selection of tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

For more information, contact Courtney at nbtlcreate@gmail.com www.newbuffalotownshiplibrary.org, (269) 469-2933. The library is located at 33 N Thompson. St.

Playing at Vickers

The Vickers Theatre, 6 North Elm St., Three Oaks, is scheduled to screen the following films: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (rated R) and “Mary Queen of Scots” (rated R).

Coming soon are “A Private War” and “What They Had” (both rated R). For times, more information and movie trailers, visit vickerstheatre.com.

Gnome on the Roam

Gnome on the Roam will be held through Dec 23 in New Buffalo (find the gnomes in local businesses and win prizes) Follow us at FB/gnomeroam for details.

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