Plenty on tap for the ho-ho-holidays

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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 6:00 am

Residents in Traill County will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Christmas at a series of holiday events coming up in December.

Holiday-themed festivities on the December docket include:

  • The Blue Christmas Veterans Remembrance Service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro. The service is held in remembrance of veterans and in support of their families and friends. For more information or to RSVP, contact Traill County veterans service officer Rebecca Hodgson at 701-636-4414.
  • Hillsboro High School’s Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 in the high school gym.
  • Central Valley School’s junior high and high school winter concert has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
  • Hatton Eielson School’s elementary winter concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
  • The Mayville State University Music Department will present its Madrigal Feast Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will feature entertainment by the Mayville State Music Department Chattingsworth Chorale, Sommerset Singers and Wellington Winds. A social will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Mayville State’s Campus Center Foyer followed by dinner at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Luckasen Room. Tickets are $40. For purchase information, call 701-788-4864 or go online at www.mayvillestate.edu/madrigalfeast.
  • A Community Christmas in Hatton celebration is set from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Hatton Centennial Community Center. The event will kick off with the Hatton Learning Center Christmas program at 11:30 a.m. Other events include a tree-lighting ceremony and tour of lights around town. Lunch and a bake sale also will be available, with proceeds going toward the Hatton Learning Center.
  • A holiday open house is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center on the campus of Mayville State University. The Mayville State Alumni Association board of directors will host a morning of activities for all ages. Mayville State graduate and artist Doug Anderson of Cavalier, N.D., will teach children to draw Santa. Other activities include ornament-making, story-telling and music. For more information, contact the MSU Foundation at 701-788-4750 or email alumni.mail@mayvillestate.edu.
  • A Christmas open house will be held at Hatton-Eielson Museum Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. each day.
  • The Hillsboro Business Association’s annual Christmas carnival will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Hillsboro city armory. Events planned include bounce houses, kids crafts and a visit from Santa starting at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will available for purchase from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Youth Group. Admission is $1 or a donation to the local food pantry.
  • United Valley Parish will host its ninth annual Christmas in the Barn at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 at Jeremy and Dawn Paulsrud’s barn in rural Hillsboro at 17379 6th St. S.E. along County Road 2.
  • A Festival of Song will be held at Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Mayville at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
  • Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will host its annual Community Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
  • Hatton Eielson School’s junior high and high school winter concert is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
  • Hillsboro Elementary School’s annual Christmas concert will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Hillsboro Events Center.
  • Central Valley School’s elementary winter concert has been scheduled at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12.
  • MayPort Winterfest 2019 will be held Dec. 12-15. Scheduled events include cookie sampling, children’s story hour, candlelight shopping, lefse making, downtown hayrides and visits with Santa. The Friday, Dec. 13 parade of lights at 7 p.m. will be followed by fireworks at Mayville State 7:15. Activities planned Saturday, Dec. 14 include a flea market, WinterFest Bazaar at the Mayville armory from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., family bingo and a fire department dinner fundraiser, with a tour of homes Sunday, Dec. 15.
  • Reynolds Community Betterment will host its annual Christmas party at Reynolds City Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14. The gathering will include visits with Santa Claus and photos starting at 2 p.m. followed by wagon rides around town from 4 to 7 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served from 5 to 7. Games, activities, cookie decorating, hot chocolate and popcorn will run from 2 to 7.
  • MayPort-CG High School will hold its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.
  • MayPort-CG’s elementary winter concert performances for grades K-2 will be held at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17. Performances for students in grades 3-5 will be held at the same times Thursday, Dec. 19.
  • Holmes United Methodist Church’s live nativity pageant will be held at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Dwight and Sara Ollman horse arena at 221 22nd St. N.E., Reynolds. The nativity scene features a reading of the Christmas story, singing angels and characters acting out the Christmas narrative. Each performance lasts 15 minutes.

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