After busy weekend, more events slated

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, December 4, 2008

By Staff
Concerts, cookiesand more round out’08 Christmas season
Contributing Editor
This weekend, like many Christmas stockings will be later this month, is filled with lots of goodies like the Christmas Flotilla off Washington’s waterfront, but there are plenty of holiday-related events and activities coming up after this weekend.
For instance, there is the Chris Cringle Craft Show at The Blind Center in Washington on Dec. 12-13. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Area artisans will display and sell their work.
On Dec. 12, the Beaufort County Community Orchestra concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room in Building 10 at Beaufort County Community College.
The show features two slow-talking radio personalities reporting on Christmas activities in Tuna, Texas, including the disastrous production of “A Christmas Carol” by the town’s theater group.
The First Christian Church of Washington brings back its Holiday Cookie Express from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 13.
In addition to selling cookies and other edible holiday treats such as candy and cheese straws, the church will sell soup, sandwiches and hot beverages for lunch that day at its Holiday Cookie Express Cafe. The cookies sell for $7 per pound. The church provides boxes for the cookies.
The church uses the money raised by the event to help people in need and support mission projects.
On Dec. 14, the State Historic Bath Site hosts an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tour the 1751 Palmer-Marsh House, the 1830 Bonner House, the 1790 Van Der Veer House and the 1734 St. Thomas Episcopal Church, each decorated in period holiday fashion. Enjoy music, apple cider and fresh-baked gingerbread for free.
Members of choirs in the Bath community will combine their voices to present their annual Christmas cantata Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Bath Christian Church.
This year’s cantata, “The Best Gift of All,” will be presented by the combined 30-voice choir featuring soloists Michelle Myers and Harold Cutler. The cantata is a combination of traditional carols with Christian-music selections.
The Dec. 14 presentation begins at 5 p.m., with refreshments being served in the church’s fellowship hall immediately after the program. On Dec. 21, the cantata will be presented as part of the 10 a.m. worship service.
Need some mistletoe for those Christmas-season decorations? Then the North Carolina Estuarium’s River Roving excursions to harvest mistletoe along the banks of the Pamlico-Tar River and its tributaries could be the answer to the question of where to find free mistletoe in the area. The free trips take place at 10: 30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. To make reservations, which are required, call the Estuarium at 948-0000.
On Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., storyteller Glenis Redmond appears at the Turnage Theater. The event is sponsored by the Beaufort County Arts County. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $7 each for children, in advance. At the door the day of the event, adult tickets are $12 each.