Warrensburgh Museum plans events
The Warrensburgh Museum of Local History will be open Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., coinciding with the Christmas in Warrensburgh fest. Light refreshments will offered.
The museum is "Dressed for the Holidays" including not only holiday decorations, but a display of holiday clothing complete with capes and muffs and overcoats. A special exhibit features vintage Lionel Train trackside accessories - on loan from a local collector.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., local history buff John Hastings will be signing his popular book Around Warrensburg. The edition is chock full of local historic photos and postcards. Other books are also available at the Museum for holiday shopping, along with the Warrensburgh Historical Society's 2011 Calendar featuring entertainment scenes from Warrensburg's past.
The museum and its "book nook" will continue to be open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the holiday period.
Entrance to the Museum is at the rear of the VFW Building, 3754 Main St. Admission is always free. The museum is fully accessible for those with physical challenges.
Christmas Concert at St. Cecilia's
Courtly Music is presenting a holiday concert of acoustic recorder music at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 4, in Saint Cecilia's church. Selections include tunes from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Admission is free all are welcome.
Retirement dinner set for Pastor Leonard
The Free Methodist Church on River St. will have a retirement tribute dinner at about noon Sunday, Dec 5, to honor Pastor Richard Leonard and his wife Ruth for their years of service to the church. Randy Phillips will preach at the 10:45 a.m. service, and all are welcome to attend say Goodbye to the Leonards.
Pastor Richard Leonard is retiring Leonard is retiring after boosting the attendance at the Free Methodist Church from around nine parishioners weekly when he started to around 90 now. The community thanks Pastor Leonard for all his years of service. All are invited to the dinner to say Farewell and Thank You to the Leonards.
It is interesting to note that in coming to Warrensburg years ago, he had retired from service to another parish, but he felt a call to minister here, spreading the Word and raising spiritual awareness in our community.
In the years since, he has uplifted many lives and made many friends.
Quiche Brunch returns to local church
The Church of the Holy Cross in Warrensburg will hold its popular Quiche Brunch on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This traditional brunch is $7 and all are invited. While at the church, visit the cookie sale and bazaar. Many homemade items are for sale. Support the churches during Christmas in Warrensburgh, because they accomplish a lot for our community.
Festivities set for Chestertown
The Priory retreat will host its annual holiday fundraising sale from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at St. John the Baptist parish center in Chestertown. To be offered for sale are gift items, toys, wood crafts, baked goods and quilts. Also, refreshments and baked goods will be available for purchase. Call the Priory at 494-3733 for details on the sale.
First Presbyterian sets holiday events
All are invited to attend several Christmas-themed events at First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg.
On Saturday, Dec. 11, the church will host Rev. Tim Coombs in a one-person presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and during the intermission of the performance. Donations to cover Rev. Tim's travel expenses will be collected. The church is located at 3 Stewart Farrar Ave.
A Christmas program including carol singing and a holiday youth drama will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 12, during the 10 a.m. worship service at the church. The church choir will lead the congregation in Christmas carols, while the youth of the assembly will provide the acting.
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