I'm a sucker for Christmas movies and shows. I never miss the lighting of the tree at Rockefeller Center, Charlie Brown's Christmas or "White Christmas". Lots of people I talk to have their own favorites that are a non-negotiable part of Christmas. The Schuylkill Mall and Pearl Theatres are offering all the Christmas show lovers a special treat this year -- the opportunity to watch two classics on the BIG screen. For two days -- Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22 -- they're showing free screenings of "Miracle on 34th Street" and "It's a Wonderful Life". Both shows are being screened at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Wedensday and Thursday. For my husband it isn't christmas without "It's a Wonderful Life" so we're going to see it in the movie theatre, something we've never been able to do before. There's an extra bonus on Wednesday -- at 6 p.m. the comedian/ventriloquist Tom Crowl is performing at Center Court.
Like all parents, I love that my son has a week's vacation but I'm also worried about filling his days so he isn't sitting in front of a screen the entire time. If you have a drama lover who will be on vacation next week check out the drama workshop at the Majestic Theatre, Pottsville. On Thursday, December 29 Brandon Rubendall who has worked on Broadway as well as on TV and in movies will be hholidng the workshops in the morning and early afternoon. There will be two groups: Grades 1 through 6 and Grades 7 through college. For more information contact email@example.com
If you want to visit the Majestic Theatre but the acting workshop isn't for you, think about a little pre-Christmas fun on Friday, December 23. Country Christmas, a selection of Garth Brooks songs, will be performed on only one night -- at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. Why not give the country music lover in your family their gift a few days early?
The Walk In Art Center needs your help with their latest exhibition. Not an artist? It doesn't matter! the Walk In Art Center is looking for photographs, art, memorabilia and more to include in their Muhammah Ali Tribute. All contributions must be ready to hang. If you have something that you think would contribute to the exhibit contact the Walk In Art Center at 570-732-3728 Ext. 301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibit will run from January 7 through January 31. Opening night will be January 12 (raindate January 19) with free light refreshments and the opportunity to hear others memories and thoughts about Muhammad Ali.
It's been a while but I'm back and ready to deliver news about Schuylkill County each Monday, Wednesday and Friday so I hope you'll be joining me! We're smack dab in the middle of the holiday season but confess...every now and then you need a little break from the holly and mistletoe. If you're looking for something amazing to do that doesn't involve shopping, carols or Santa I have the perfect opportunity for you.
The Pottsville Area High School is giving everyone in the county the chance to look skyward next week in a way that most of us have never done before. Sign up to visit the school's planetarium and observation tower and get an up close peek at the mysteries of the winter sky. The planetarium/observation tower is celebrating its 50th anniversary but is still capable of showing us the stars and planets revolving over our heads. (Although it may be getting an upgrade if the school district receives the needed funding.)
The free tour includes 10 to 15 minutes in the planetarium and 30 to 45 minutes in the observatory. The next scheduled tour is on Wednesday, December 14 at 7 p.m. To sign up call the high school main office at 570-621-2900, science teacher Scott Delenchick at email@example.com or head of the science department Adrian Portland at firstname.lastname@example.org Come look at the world in a whole new way!