Christmas worship services
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Parish, Pastor Fr. Robert Poitras
Saint James Church, 13 St. James Ave., West Groton
Dec.. 24, 4 p.m.
Dec.. 24, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 25, 8 a.m.
St. Joseph Church, 28 Tarbell St., Pepperell
Dec.. 24, 4 p.m.
Dec.. 24, midnight
Dec.. 25, 10 a.m.
FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Fair Trade Holiday Market: A Fair Trade Holiday Market will be held at Christian Union Church in West Groton from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a collection of unique, handmade and fair trade gifts, foods, coffee and more. We will be serving chili and have cookie making and crafts for children. Come for dinner, holiday shopping and a lot of fun.
The church is located on Route 225 in West Groton across from the fire station. More info, call 978 448-5480.
SATURDAY, DEC. 13
Alexander Technique workshop: Certified teacher David Behrstock will offer an introductory workshop on the Alexander Technique, a movement-based practice that helps actors, musicians and performers overcome physical pain and performance anxiety, 9 a.m. to noon at Indian Hill Music School, 36 King St., Littleton. To register call 978-486-9524 (press 0) or learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org.
Pepperell United Methodist Church soup and casserole supper: 4:30-6 p.m. We will be having a great variety of dishes to choose from, something for everyone. Just to list a few of the dishes. We will be serving home made beef stew, scalloped potatoes, roast vegetable, lasagna and other dishes along with a variety of desserts. Cost is adults $10, seniors $8 and children $4. Located at 1 Chapel Place (one block behind Dunkin Donuts) Pepperell, MA 01463.
Dance Prism’s The Nutcracker Dec.. 13 in Littleton: Dance Prism announces its 32nd season of The Nutcracker, with performances to include the Performing Arts Center in Littleton on Dec.. 13 and Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Dec.. 14, with matinee and evening performances most days. Its production of the beloved tale of a child’s fantasy features lively choreography, Tchaikovsky’s exquisite score, and the traditional delights of the holiday classic, and is performed by a cast of more than 120 professional dancers, apprentices, serious ballet students selected from state-wide auditions. Tickets are priced at $18 for children and seniors, $20 for students with ID, $24 for adults; generous group discounts are offered. Seating is reserved; handicapped seating is available and easily accessible. For all performances, tickets are available online at www.danceprism.com or at 978-371-1038.
MONDAY, DEC. 15
Open rehearsal at LA: Lawrence Academy invites the public to an open rehearsal for “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace,” a contemporary choral piece by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, first performed in 2000 and dedicated at that time to victims of the Kosovo crisis. Lawrence Academy’s student singers, musicians and dancers will collaborate with students from other schools, along with professional musicians from the Indian Hill Orchestra, to present the multi-dimensional experience. The open rehearsal takes place at 8 p.m. in the school’s Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center and is in preparation for the school community’s own holiday celebrations the following evening. Admission is free.
THURSDAY, DEC. 18
Bach’s lunch concert: Indian Hill Music School presents music of the great American composers — Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, and Rodgers — performed by a jazz quartet featuring guitarist Eric Baldwin and bassist Justin Meyer. Two shows: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., 36 King St.), Littleton. Coffee, tea, cookies; bring your lunch. FREE admission. Group reservations at 978-486-9524 (press 0). Learn more at www.indianhillmusic.org.
SATURDAY, DEC. 20
Family holiday sing-along: Indian Hill Music School’s Early Childhood Department presents its annual Holiday Sing-Along for young families, 10 a.m. at 36 King St., Littleton. All ages are invited to sing, dance, play instruments and celebrate songs and stories of the season. FREE admission. Learn more at 978-486-9524 or www.indianhillmusic.org. Sponsored by DCU For Kids.