Ample supply of seasonal events fill chilly calendar

  Similar to the sub-zero temperatures enveloping the Eastern Montana region this month, community holiday events abound. But contrary to the freezing conditions outside, these heartwarming holiday affairs can give residents a reason to step outdoors. Here’s what’s taking place this month.

Friday, December 13 — The Prairie Community Hospital will be hosting their holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual fundraiser, which offers silent auction items, as well as baked goods and craft items for sale, benefits the hospital’s activities department. In past years, funds raised have helped purchase Wii game consoles, along with other entertaining items to keep residents active both mentally and physically. So far, 10 holiday baskets, of varying themes are being displayed with one table/bed runner also up for auction. Anyone interested in bidding on the items can stop by the hospital to view them through Friday at 2 p.m., at which time top bidders will be awarded. Light refreshments will be served to those attending the Friday bazaar.
Tuesday, December 17 — Speaking of those sub-zero temperatures, the homemakers’ Christmas Potpourri, which has been rescheduled from its original December 6 date, due to frigid weather conditions, is still on tap. The two-hour event is set to begin at 2 p.m. and will be held in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Although organized by the members of the homemakers clubs, this event, which features holiday craft and cooking ideas, is open to everyone. If the idea of learning a new seasonal craft doesn’t entice you to stop in, the buffet of Christmas morsels offered at the conclusion of the meeting, likely will. Visitors will also be given a packet of holiday recipes.
Tuesday, December 17 — The popular progressive meal, hosted by Prairie County Chamber businesses is set to begin at 5 p.m. Customers will be greeted with tasty bits of appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts until 7 p.m. So far 15 businesses are on board to offer their treats to visitors. With stops spanning from the Creative Cottage’s 400 block of Logan Avenue to as far as 4-Corners Convenient store, a horse drawn wagon will be on hand to offer rides between destinations. Businesses participating in the “Simple Joys of Christmas Menu” progressive meal include Creative Cottage, Netzer Hardware, Badlands Café, Prairie Abstract, Sassy One Clothing, Sassy Scissors Hair Design Studio, Hellman Insurance, Kempton Hotel, Roy Rogers, Powder River Meats Company, Prairie Unique, American Legion, Terry Super Valu, Terry Tribune, Gennarations and 4-Corners.
Saturday, December 21 —  The Terry Young Thespians Club is kicking off their new season with a presentation of Noel Nosh. This fundraising event, for the group of young actors and actresses, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Terry High School study hall room.
Proceeds will go toward purchasing professionally written plays and other items needed for the program.  
The kids will be performing three short one act plays, two monologues and some musical entertainment.  Guests will also be treated to Hot Mulled Cider and Holiday Snacks while being entertained.
The first play is called Santa Substitute, depicting poor Santa as injured in a terrible snowboarding accident with the elves in a panic. Who can they get to deliver all those toys on time? The second performance is St. Nick Revisited. It is a humorous readers' theater version of The Night Before Christmas. The final one act play is called Santa's Reindeer Learn to Cooperate and is a funny play with a great message. 
There is also a fun choreographed musical number.
Admission will be $5 per person.
The plays are under the direction of Tammi Prete, assisted by Stephanie Holt and Linda Bruski.

Published December 13, 2013

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