Calling all crafters
On Dec. 7, the First United Methodist Church will host their annual Holiday Bazaar, and artisans are now being sought to participate in the event. The bazaar is expected to be a considerable attraction, as a Cookie Walk and Pancake Breakfast are planned for the event. All those in the region who knit, sew, craft jewelry or wood products are invited to display and sell their wares at the bazaar, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. that Saturday at the church, 3890 Main St..
The event coincides with Christmas in Warrensburgh, so a considerable number of people are expected to be in town. Those who would like to participate are urged to call Jamiee Ross at 623-2899
10th annual Variety Show this weekend
For decades, Florence LaPoint has operated charities that have provided toys, clothing and food for countless families during the holidays. She also operated a dance studio that not only taught children poise and stage teamwork, but produced an annual show, with a cast of over 100 children, that delighted local audiences with its Broadway-style glitz and glamour. The show, of course, raised many thousands of dollars for charities that aided local residents in need.
In recent years, LaPoint has concentrated on producing a minstrel show, featuring classic songs, dance, and comedy routines. This year’s edition, titled “Our Hometown USA,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 15 and Saturday Nov. 16 at the Warrensburg Elementary School.
The show’s first act features classic popular songs from yesteryear, the second, celebrates Warrensburg’s community spirit with country-influenced music, and the third honors veterans as it showcases patriotic songs.
Tickets are available at Willows Bistro, from cast members, and at the door. For details, call LaPoint at: 623-3531.
Local exercise classes scheduled
Wendy Ryan is now offering exercise classes at River Street Athletic Club in Warrensburg. The sessions, scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, feature 45-60 minute workout that includes spin cycling, standard cycling and non-impact calorie burning. Other workout sessions are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays and 6 p.m. on Thursdays. To pre-register, email Ryan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The series is $5 per class or $30 per month. Participants are asked to bring water and small towel.
Young actors sought for ‘Living Nativity’
The churches of Warrensburg will host a Living Nativity to occur from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7, on the lawn at Alexander’s Funeral Home on Main St.. Individuals are now being sought to portray Mary, Joseph, shepherds, three kings and an angel. No rehearsals are to be held. Actors and actresses will be portraying the nativity characters over 15-minute periods.
The nativity scene will feature caroling at 2 p.m. on the day of the performance, Saturday during Christmas in Warrensburgh weekend. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served for spectators.
To participate, call Nancy Barrow at 793-3020 or send an email to: email@example.com.
Buy Local Saturday slated for Wrrnsbg.
Warrensburg’s own version of Black Friday is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 30 as a number of local stores will be offering discounts and incentives to shop locally.
Merchants in Warrensburg such as Miller Art & Frame, Rafter J Western Wear, Rebecca’s Florist & Gifts, George Henry’s Restaurant, Direct Deposit Recycling Center, Riverside Gallery, Gino’s Pizza, Lazy River Farms, J. Gallup Farm and more will be offering specials, discounts or coupons. The Greater Warrensburg Business Alliance group is sponsoring this event to encourage residents to shop and buy local.
Holiday Craft Fair scheduled
For decades, Warrensburg has hosted its annual Holiday Craft Fair featuring fine craftwork produced by area artisans. Ideal for gift-giving, the items to be on display and for sale include jewelry, art work, pottery, candles and locally-produced goods of a wide variety.
The Holiday Craft Fair, sponsored by the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, is set for Sunday Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Echo Lake Lodge.
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