Nov 13, 2009



Friday, November 27
beginning at 5:30 pm
in Downtown Greenville.

The evening will begin with carolers (the Greenville High School Choir) and one of Santa's reindeer leading everyone in a singing procession around the square to light the shop windows and the large Daniken Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn. Santa and Mrs Claus will arrive on the Trolley just in time to light the big tree before going to the Globe Theater to visit with the children. The trolley will travel up and down 2nd and 3rd Streets, stopping to let passengers off at the various venues. It should be a magical evening for children and adults with fun things to see and participate in all along the way.

On the Square: Chestnuts roasting by the open fire, Hot chocolate by the Greenville High School Junior Class, Cookies by Sweetest Things, and Kettle Corn. Santa's Reindeer will be stopping by to check out the event as well. 
The Globe Theater: Visit Santa and Mrs Claus, bring your camera.

(9:00 pm Free Movie, "Babettes Feast")

Breities Again:Hot Wassail

The Bakery Nook: Decorate your own cookie

Watson's Drug: Christmas Ornament Display and Hallmark Ornament sale

Pepin's Country Store: Open

Style and Grace: Five Minute Massages

Third Street Market: Open

National Bank: Woodworking Demonstration with Thom Pabst Greenville Regional Hospital Thrift Shop: Christmas Tree Raffle, Wooden Cigar Box display, Bund Bear Display

Sweetest Things: Story-telling with Elaine Westbrooks and Hot Chocolate Bar

The Green Door: Antique Toy Display

Metzger Building: Toy Trains, (Kevin Kaegy and Friends)

Marsha's Wedding Magic: Gourd Carving Demonstration by Carol & Jerry Prater

Heart Two Heart: Balloon Artist and Hot Soup provided by the First Baptist Church

Verizon: Popcorn stringing and Candy Canes

Buck or More: Open

Greenville Flower Shop: Story-telling with Jacqueline Kelsey of the Apple Shed

Ten Talents Gallery/Old Firehouse Emporium: Leather working demonstration with Jim Mewes, Art opening featuring artist Jan Von Bokel of Effingham.

A box will be available to collect canned goods for the food pantry by the Christmas Tree. Please bring something to share with those in need.

The evening will culminate with a movie, “Babettes Feast” at the Globe Theatre. This Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Language Film was a big art house hit in 1987. A highly recommended movie, set in the mid 1800's, it refuses to be modern in any way. Its pace is the pace of a provincial seaside town where nothing much ever happens, and its subject is the lives of characters who have dedicated themselves to very non-21st century lifestyles. The sweetness and humanity brought out from this austere setting make "Babette's Feast" a special and rewarding foreign film. Tickets for the movie will be available at each venue.

Also on the list of things to do: The American Farm Heritage Museum begins their Christmas Light Display Friday November 27th at 5:00 pm.

Our Common Ground presents their Christmas Pops Concert on Sunday night, November 29th 7-9 pm at the First Christian Church, 1100 Killarney Dr. Last year's concert was a great success and this year promises to be even better. The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Plans are being made to form a Community Mass Choir with orchestra for the finale. Tickets are donation at the door.

“Come Home for Christmas” is sponsored by Greenville Business & Professional Association (GBPA)

OCG Christmas Pops Concert

Sunday, November 29, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Greenville First Christian Church
1100 Killarney Drive
The Holiday Season is fast approaching and will be here and gone all within the space of a few weeks. To help ramp up the holiday spirit during the hectic days ahead, Our Common Ground’s music director, Laura Harris, has once again managed to pull together some of this area’s finest musicians to perform in the upcoming Community Christmas Pops Concert. This event will be held at the First Christian Church on Sunday, November 29, beginning at 7 p.m.

Those returning to the Pops Concert stage are: Luke DeJaynes-Fundamental Elements/drums and electric guitar, Brian Grove/string and electric bass, Polly Waddell/violin, Sue Heston/keyboard, Linda Plant/piano and keyboard, Howard Wise/trumpet, Theresa Lindell/acoustic and Laura Harris/piano.

Talented newcomers to the concert, but not to the stage are: Bill Archibald/sax, Cary Eisentraut/drums, Ty Barth/congas and Ryan Thomason, BCCU#2 band director, who will be conducting the orchestra and choir.

The concert includes around an hour of mostly instrumental jazz, blues, gospel, classical, country and more popular Christmas arrangements. Plans are being made to form a Community Mass Choir with orchestra for the finale.

Dirty Roots Revolution Founder/Director Ryan Mifflin will act as Master of Ceremonies. Dirty Roots Revolution is a local grass roots organization formed to encourage people to look at the world around us and say ,“I can do my part.” It's belief is that one person may not be able to change the world, but he or she can impact the life of one other person very easily. It's mission is to provide avenues to reach out to others in need of help. A large focus has recently been in befriending and helping the homeless.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted with proceeds going to Dirty Roots Revolution.