December is getting very busy, so here’s a little preview of what is coming up for all of you. The Sunday, Dec. 8, concert at 4 p.m. featuring pianist Dana Cunningham and cellist Max Dyer at the Little White Church in Eaton, is now sold out. But you can still celebrate the coming of Christmas and winter with some of the season’s most evocative music on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, when singer/songwriter Carol Noonan, pianist Dana Cunningham and cellist Max Dyer will perform in concert in the extraordinary setting of the Little White Church. Tickets are still available for Friday with very few left for Saturday. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office at (207) 935-7292. These concerts are extra special, so try to attend one of them.
The Eaton Community Circle’s Christmas party will be held at the Snowvillage Inn on Monday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. It is potluck, and please bring your own drink. The Snowvillage Inn will not be serving food or alcohol. We will also be having a Yankee swap so bring a $5 gift (preferably gag, but your choice). Come have a good time, good food and visit with good friends. All Eatonites are invited. We always have a hilarious time together.
The Little White Church will be holding a community holiday celebration with some Celtic holiday music by local contra dance band Puckerbrush on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Puckerbrush will be joined by John and Tammy Flanigan of Madison. They will also feature the sweet, angelic voices of The Promise Singers from Bridgton, Maine; and Andy Davis, a storyteller from Albany will share a holiday story. A singalong and refreshments will finish off a perfect evening of holiday favorites. Donations at the door will contribute to the Little White Church steeple fund.
On Sunday, Dec. 15, there will be a holiday open house at Snow Brook Creations at 17 Stewart Road. Cards, calendars, tiles, books and paintings will be featured at the store and shows. Mornings at the store will offer supplies and directions for Christmas card and ornament making. For more info, email email@example.com
Candace Maher’s Snow Brook Creations (17 Stewart Road) has store hours Friday and Saturday mornings (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) after Thanksgiving (except for Dec. 14 where Snow Brook Creations will be at the Inn at Crystal Lake’s craft fair and on Dec. 21 when Snow Brook Creations will be at the Tamworth farmers’ market.
The Eaton Community Circle’s Christmas Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Inn at Crystal Lake at the four corners in Eaton. Here is the list of crafters: Ruth Boisvert, felting art; Jennifer Zulker, charcoal drawings and ornaments; Barbara Perry, cards; Cheryl Hurst, totes and bags; Suzanne Raiche, duffle bags and fleece items; Jane Gray, crocheted doilies and ornaments; Cynthia McInerney, bead jewelry; Candace Maher, cards, calendars and art; Kate Young, mixed media; Phyllis Gaschott, jewelry; Joe Gaschott, woodworking; and Kathy Banks, pottery.
In addition, you can buy raffle tickets on many specialty baskets: Crafters Basket (donations from crafters), Beer Basket, Wine Basket, Eaton Basket (donations from locals), Garden Basket, Readers Basket (with books from Eaton Community Circle members) and a Santa suit. Everyone wants that, right? Don’t forget the cookie tour.
To whet your appetite also on Saturday, Dec. 14, come over to the Little White Church to the Christmas Cafe luncheon. Soups to choose from are corn chowder, butternut squash, split pea with ham, and turkey chili. These cost $4.50 apiece and include cornbread or specialty bread.
In addition to soups and bread, you can order a sandwich on pita bread for $4 (egg salad, tuna salad or veggie). Beverages include hot or cold cider or coffee for $1.50 or bottled water for $1. Last but certainly not least, you can buy desserts including cookies, bars and brownies, priced individually. If you’re having trouble with all these choices, you can get the Special which is a small soup and sandwich for $7.50. Don’t miss this fun day of holiday eats and crafts.
To continue your wonderful Eaton shopping spree, on Sunday, Dec. 15, the Snowvillage Inn in Eaton will be doing the artisan craft show and luncheon this year from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the annual Inn to Inn Cookie Tour.
In addition to the annual gift certificate sale, the a la carte lunch will include Hungarian mushroom soup, beef stew and quiche as well as special desserts, cocktails and goodies for purchase. This is a wonderful way to support local artisans and enjoy an afternoon at the Inn.
Throughout the month of December, Eaton’s Snowvillage Inn will be doing a food drive to support the Freedom Food Pantry. You are encouraged to bring canned goods, bathroom paper products or a cash donation when you come to the inn for dinner or you can just drop donations off.
Max’s Restaurant and Pub at the Snowvillage Inn is celebrating the 6th Annual Locals’ Holiday Dinner Party on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Cocktails begin at 4:30 p.m. and reservations begin at 5 p.m.The cost per person is $39 for a four-course dinner including appetizers, a salad, delicious choices of main entrees, and an assorted dessert board to round out the dinner. Seating is limited, so reserve now at (603) 447-2818.
Snowvillage Inn’s Nov. 13 Dine to Donate for the Little White Church steeple fund was a huge success. Over $2000 was raised during the evening of great people enjoying great food, drink, and fundraising for a very important cause in Eaton. Jen and Kevin thank all who participated. Special thanks to Patricia McMurry and Barb Holmes for organizing this event. It was an outstanding evening.
It is really a small world — the idea started in France, came through Bedford and finished off in Eaton.
Peggy Wescott wants to give a big thank you to Alice, Kathy and Dean, Jen, Kevin, Nancy and Judy for getting together to make sure she got a fabulous turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. “Alice, thank you for the thought in getting this going. It put a lot of gratitude in my Thanksgiving Day. Love and hugs.”
In case you want to take a short cut up Glines Hill Road in Eaton or Mooney Hill Road in Madison — don’t. The town of Eaton announced that it is now closed for the winter season. Please seek alternate routes.
Just a quick note: The Alana MacDonald Band will be performing at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield on Feb. 29. Call now to avoid the rush.
Nancy E. Williams can be contacted at (603) 447-5635.