Thursday, December 18, 2014

Post-Holiday Plans near Plainfield, Illinois

Welcome Coffee for people who want to meet other people through educational, social, and charitable activities.

We’ve gathered a few events to add to the calendar for the start of the New Year. It’s time to take a quick break from pre-holiday preparations, flip your calendar over and add in these post-holiday activities.

Welcome Coffee
Naperville Newcomers and Neighbors Club (NNNC) is a social organization that welcomes both newcomers and long-time residents who want to meet other people through educational, social, and charitable activities. NNNC members hail from all over the world with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Blountville Residents Look to Nearby Bristol for Winter Fun

Speedway in Lights is the largest holiday show in the South.
Photo via Bristol Motor Speedway facebook page.

If you need something to look forward to after the holidays are over, you’re in luck! There’s still plenty of winter fun to be had at Bristol Motor Speedway this coming January.

Speedway in Lights

Presented by Bristol Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, Ford Speedway in Lights is the largest holiday light show in the South. Speedway in Lights benefits programs and organizations supporting the needs of children in the Tri-Cities region by producing one of the largest holiday light shows in the country. A route of approximately four miles and two millions lights provides entertainment for thousands and raises money for children charities.
Speedway in Lights runs through Saturday, January 3, 2015.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Year Activities in Grove City, Ohio

39 Steps is a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.
Photo via Little Theater Off Broadway website.

Need something to look forward to after the holidays are over? We’ve gathered a few ideas…

The 39 Steps
January 16 – February 8
Little Theatre off Broadway

Head over to the Little Theatre off Broadway to see The 39 Steps. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Post-Holiday Fun in Valparaiso, Indiana

Sunset Hill Farm Winter Lights features twinkling lights and character displays.
Photo via Duneland website.

If the hustle and bustle of pre-holiday preparations left you with no time to get out and experience Valparaiso’s fun holiday activities, you’re in luck! We’ve found some holiday fun to be had in January – and some extra “non-holiday” fun in case the January weather really makes you stir-crazy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Most Popular Holiday Gifts From the 1950’s to Now

Operation was a favorite among children following its creation in 1962.

As the holiday season rolls around, we’re bound to start seeing more and more advertisements for this year’s hottest gifts. Whether you’re searching for something special to give your grandchild or your own little one, it’s always fun to browse through the toy aisle to find the latest fads and favorites. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular gifts from the 1950’s to now – take a peek to see how tastes have changed over the past years!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Exercise for Your Mind & Body near Greensboro, North Carolina

Winter Show features over 120 artists and a mix of mediums.
Photo via Explore Greensboro website.

This January, fulfill your New Year’s resolution to explore the arts and improve your health by partaking in one  of these local activities:

Greenhill’s Winter Show
If December finds you too busy with holiday parties and events, you will still have time to explore Greenhill’s Winter Show through January 12th.

Founded in 1974, Greenhill is the center for North Carolina art and is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating for contemporary visual art and artists of the state.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Variety of January Activities near Opelika, Alabama

The State Symphony of Mexico returns for an amazing performance.
Photo via AO Tourism Bureau website.

There’s plenty to see and do this January in and around Opelika. Plan on starting your New Year with one – or all – of these fun activities:

The State Symphony of Mexico
Returning for its first American tour since 2008, The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico plays an all-Spanish program including Manuel De Falla’s shimmering masterwork for piano and orchestra, Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Acclaimed Russian child prodigy, Irina Chistiakova, joins the orchestra as she now launches her adult career after being discovered by Maestro Batiz in a European piano competition and invited to Mexico to perform with the orchestra.