St. Peter’s host­ing fes­ti­val

Rich­mond County com­mu­nity kick­ing off Christ­mas sea­son

Cape Breton Post - - COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS - Ann Marie Yorke

Come to St. Peter’s for the Fes­ti­val of Trees at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall. If you en­joy Christ­mas, this is a great way to get in the hol­i­day spirit.

The fol­low­ing is the sched­ule: Satur­day, Nov. 24

• 9 a.m., Fam­ily pan­cake break­fast with Santa Claus.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m., New to You ta­ble. Do­nate un­used Christ­mas items so they find a new home.

• 8 a.m., The Rein­deer Hunt. Pick up a sheet and check out the shops in the vil­lage to find the rein­deer. Re­turn the sheet by 8 p.m., Nov. 29 for a chance to win a $50 gift cer­tifi­cate.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fes­ti­val Art Gallery at the Bon­nie Brae Clue, Toulouse Street, Nov. 24-25. Vis­ual artists dis­play their work at this pop-up gallery hosted by the Coastal Arts & Cul­ture Guild. No charge to at­tend.

• 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Chil­dren can have pho­tos taken with Santa. Cost: $5 per pic­ture.

• 11 a.m.-12 p.m., The Amaz­ing Mr. J Magic Show, a magic and com­edy show.

• 11:30 a.m., Break for lunch. A light lunch is avail­able for pur­chase at the fes­ti­val.

• 12:30 p.m., Santa’s Favourite Cookie of the Year Con­test. The first 100 tasters get to vote.

• 1-2 p.m., Tup­per­ware Slime Time. Wendy Ab­bott will demon­strate how to make the best slime us­ing a Tup­per­ware bak­ing set. Sup­plies pro­vided. Chil­dren must be will­ing to get their hands dirty. Call Wendy at 902631-0842 to reg­is­ter. Lim­ited to 24 slime lovers. Cost is $25 per per­son

• 2-4 p.m., Paint Nite in the Day. An af­ter­noon of Christ­mas-themed paint­ing led by Karen Tan­ner. Ages 19+. Call Shanna at 902-535-2987 to reg­is­ter. Lim­ited to 25 painters so reg­is­ter ASAP. Cost is $15 per per­son.

• 6 p.m., Of­fi­cial tree light­ing, fol­lowed by Christ­mas story time as Santa’s elves read “The Night Be­fore Christ­mas” to the chil­dren.

• 6:30-8 p.m., Evening mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment.

Sun­day, Nov. 25

• 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Tree view­ing, vot­ing, cookie dec­o­rat­ing, Christ­mas crafts, silent auc­tion and pic­ture tak­ing with Santa.

• 11:30 a.m., Break for lunch.

• 1-2 p.m., Mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment. Pre­sen­ta­tions and silent auc­tion.


Mem­bers of the Grade 7/8 class, left to right, Tia Landry, Keira Landry, Grace DeWolfe, Chloe Mac­Don­ald and Jef­fery Martin, took part in the Fes­ti­val of Trees l.

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