standing Week Ahead

POPS TO YOU

Reserve your seat today for the Chorus of Westerly’s annual Christmas Pops concert, to be held Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Prices range from $25 to $70. Visit www.chorusofwesterly.org for more information.

COME TO YOUR CENSUS

Attend a program sponsored by the League of Women Voters South County at the Westerly Library auditorium on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and hear an expert give an overview of census surveys and the importance of an accurate count in determining the amount of federal monies given to each state, as well as the number of representatives allowed to Congress. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more.

GINGERBREAD FUN

Head to Watch Hill Wednesday and help kick off Ocean House’s Season by the Sea celebration while checking out the gingerbread house presentations crafted by local high school students and inspired by Dr. Seuss’s “Whoville and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Enjoy delicious snacks and house beverages. A school winner and individual winner will be announced at the end of the evening. The program will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Seaside Ballroom and is open to everyone, free of charge.

UNITED BY AN ELF

Stop by the United Theatre Friday, 5 Canal St. in Westerly, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an interactive screening of “Elf.” Everyone’s welcome to attend the show and enjoy an indoor snowball fight, free cocoa, and treats. Santa will visit from from 7:45 through 8:30 p.m. to take photos and offer Christmas wishes. Tickets are $8 per person online or at the door. For tickets or more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.

BRUNCH WITH SANTA

Dress the kiddos in their best red velvet and head to Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave. in Westerly, on Dec. 16 or Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to enjoy brunch with the Big Guy himself along with unlimited sparkling wine, mimosas, Bellinis, juice and coffee. The brunch buffet features an assortment of a la carte selections. Tickets are $62 for adults, $25 children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 5 and under.

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Have a jolly time Sunday at the Knickerbocker Cafe when John Speziale and Friends host the annual Rock and Roll Christmas Benefit for Stand Up For Animals, Westerly’s animal shelter. Show starts at 6 p.m. with special appearances by Craig “The Strolling Fiddler” Edwards and Dancing Santa. Food, drinks, raffles, a silent auction, photo booth and dance contest. Donation of $12 at the door. For tickets, visit knickmusic.com.

MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECE

Warm up by the fire and try your hand at a making your own festive holiday centerpiece on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm Manor House, 350 North Main St., in Stonington. The workshop, hosted by Pine and Petal Floral Studio, is $125 per person and includes all greens, decorations, holiday snacks, and libations from Grass & Bone. Return to the farm on Saturday for a Holiday Open House and Kids Crafts event at The Yellow Farmhouse to create handmade gifts, cards and wrappings from products grown on the farm from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

COOKIE CRAWLING

Don’t miss Saturday’s Holiday Cookie Crawl throughout downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck, sponsored by the downtown business association. The event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., includes specials at each store, cookies, hay rides, ice skating and fun.

POPS TO YOUReserve your seat today for the Chorus of Westerly’s annual Christmas Pops concert, to be held Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 4:30 p.m. Prices range from $25 to $70. Visit www.chorusofwesterly.org for more information.COME TO YOUR CENSUSAttend a program sponsored by the League of Women Voters South County at the Westerly Library auditorium on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and hear an expert give an overview of census surveys and the importance of an accurate count in determining the amount of federal monies given to each state, as well as the number of representatives allowed to Congress. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more.GINGERBREAD FUNHead to Watch Hill Wednesday and help kick off Ocean House’s Season by the Sea celebration while checking out the gingerbread house presentations crafted by local high school students and inspired by Dr. Seuss’s “Whoville and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Enjoy delicious snacks and house beverages. A school winner and individual winner will be announced at the end of the evening. The program will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Seaside Ballroom and is open to everyone, free of charge. UNITED BY AN ELFStop by the United Theatre Friday, 5 Canal St. in Westerly, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an interactive screening of “Elf.” Everyone’s welcome to attend the show and enjoy an indoor snowball fight, free cocoa, and treats. Santa will visit from from 7:45 through 8:30 p.m. to take photos and offer Christmas wishes. Tickets are $8 per person online or at the door. For tickets or more information, visit unitedtheatre.org.BRUNCH WITH SANTADress the kiddos in their best red velvet and head to Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave. in Westerly, on Dec. 16 or Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to enjoy brunch with the Big Guy himself along with unlimited sparkling wine, mimosas, Bellinis, juice and coffee. The brunch buffet features an assortment of a la carte selections. Tickets are $62 for adults, $25 children ages 6 to 12, and complimentary for children 5 and under.ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE Have a jolly time Sunday at the Knickerbocker Cafe when John Speziale and Friends host the annual Rock and Roll Christmas Benefit for Stand Up For Animals, Westerly’s animal shelter. Show starts at 6 p.m. with special appearances by Craig “The Strolling Fiddler” Edwards and Dancing Santa. Food, drinks, raffles, a silent auction, photo booth and dance contest. Donation of $12 at the door. For tickets, visit Knickmusic.com.MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECEWarm up by the fire and try your hand at a making your own festive holiday centerpiece  on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm Manor House, 350 North Main St., in Stonington. The workshop, hosted by Pine and Petal Floral Studio, is $125 per person and includes all greens, decorations, holiday snacks, and libations from Grass & Bone. Return to the farm on Saturday for a Holiday Open House and Kids Crafts event at The Yellow Farmhouse to create handmade gifts, cards and wrappings from products grown on the farm from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.COOKIE CRAWLINGDon’t miss Saturday’s Holiday Cookie Crawl throughout downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck, sponsored by the downtown business association. The event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m., includes specials at each store, cookies, hay rides, ice skating and fun.— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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