Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Wonderland Weekend

Dec. 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. OVST presents Laura Ingalls Wilder: Life on the Prairie. A fast-moving play with live music and perfect for children and family audiences, Laura Ingalls Wilder is based on the true story of this great American author. From The Little House on the Prairie to her rise as a literary star, this play brings insight and meaning to the beloved children's books.

General admission is $12. Child/Student tickets are $2 with a paid adult-- limit 2. This special is available only by phone or at the door. Tickets are available now at and beginning at 740-593-9696.

As part of the OVST Youth Program, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie receives generous support from Diagnostic Hybrids, Inc., Holzer Clinics, and The O'Bleness Foundation. This Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Dec. 19- noon-1 PM- FRONT & CENTER a free music event for school age kids at Aevery third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon -1 pm. December 19th special guest: bassist

Greg Bikowski second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose.Or just listen and enjoy!

Dec. 20, 3:30 PM- The Local Girls Annual Christmas Concert. Thrilled to have a daylight performance at the venue whose grand opening they sang for, they will be joined by members of Calliope and will also have their traditional family sing-along. Come join a community tradition and lift your spirits in song. General Admission Tickets will be $7, ARTS/West members tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Dec. 21-23 at 7:30 PM- Studio For Young Actors presents A Christmas Carol. Don't miss Athens' Annual Holiday Favorite! SFYA present its fourth annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at ARTS/West. The shows start at 7:30, but join us at 7:00 each evening for caroling and refreshments!

This family-friendly show features a talented cast of youths and adults. A Christmas Carol tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his spectacular transformation after being visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets go on sale December 7 at O'Betty's Red Hot on W. State St in Athens and Mountain Laurel Gifts on Court St. in Athens.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for teens/youths. Parents of children at West, East and Morrison elementary schools should look in their children's backpacks the week of December 14 for a ticket discount coupon.