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Cambridge United Presbyterian Church • For Christmas Eve there will be the usual Sunday Worship service at 9:30am. In the evening, at 7 pm, there will be a traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve service of Lessons and Carols • 81 E Main St, Cambridge, NY


The Conregational Church of Rupert, VT begins celebrating Christmas today, at 7:00 p.m with a Service of Lessons and Carols. Jane LoBrutto, L.M.S.W.A leads the service, which includes a short homily and a special time for children. Kevin Bishop directs the chorus and provides musical accompaniment on the church’s Estey pipe organ • 2501 Route 153 in Rupert, VT










Caffè Lena • Raquette River Rounders — guitarist Danny Gotham and singer songwriter John Kribs are an eclectic string band performing everything from traditional reels and jigs to Fats Waller, Elvis Presley and their own original music • 7 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org



Crandall Library • Pajama Time! Family Film: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Long Haul” • 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org




Caffè Lena • Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam (fourth Wednesday of every month): Members of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society welcome players of all ages to perform original or traditional blues songs on the Caffe Lena stage • 7 pm • tickets ($5) at door • www.caffelena.org



Mahaiwe • Bolshoi Ballet in HD: family holiday tradition “The Nutcracker” • 1 pm • $17/$10 for 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org




Paramount • Premiere Touring Production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Live on Stage — Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, showcases the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, performed by a three-piece ensemble on stage • 2 & 7 pm • info and tickets ($24-$34) at www.paramountvt.org or 802-775-0903



Crandall Library • Pajama Time! Family Film: “Beauty and the Beast” • 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org






Children’s Museum • Music and Motion Workshop: Join Tara Ellsworth from Sunshine Ballroom in Ballston Spa for this fun music and motion class for the museum’s school-age members and guests. Spend the hour learning the basics of dance and motion through music and games • 10 am • $5 for members, $10 for future members. Pre-registration required no later than Tuesday, December 26th


Kinderhook library • Kids event: Hot Cocoa Science! Hot cocoa is yummy, but did you know it also can be used as a science experiment? Help make predictions and see what will happen when you use different temperatures of water to make cocoa. And try different kinds of cookies and candies to see which ones melt the fastest! • 18 Hudson Street, Kinderhook, NY




Crandall Library • Pajama Time! Family Film: “Boss Baby“ • 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org


Mahaiwe • film “Home Alone” (1990), Christmas family comedy • 4 pm • $7 • www.mahaiwe.org






Helsinki Hudson • The Skivvies — Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, singer/actor/musicians performing stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only is the music stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform • 8 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($25) at helsinkihudson.com






The Barn at Egremont Village Inn presents Miss Tess and The Talkbacks (Bluegrass artist on tour now!) • 8 pm • 17 Main St., South Egremont, MA • more info and tickets ($15) at www.theegremontbarn.com




Crandall Library • Pajama Time! Family Film: “101 Dalmatians” • 6:30 pm • Community Room • more info at 518-792-6508 or www.crandalllibrary.org




Audubon Christmas Bird Count & Potluck — An annual tradition in Rutland County and across the country. Join in the field, or if you live within the count circle, count birds at your feeder. The day winds up with a potluck supper and a countdown of the day’s birds at 6 pm at the Proctor Library. Bring a dish to share (beverages and utensils provided) • For more info contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org


Christopher Pierce Art • opening reception for his “New Paintings and More.” (The exhibit continues tomorrow, 12/31) • today’s reception, 5-8 pm • at his studio, 909 County Route 61, Shushan, NY • 518 854-3159 • www.christopherpiercestudio.com


Evening Hike at Merck Forest, Join us on the 30th, just before the first full moon of 2018. Dress for the weather, and come equipped with a headlamp, water and snacks • 6-8 pm • $3/person.