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Weekend Roundup

This weekend is packed with Holiday themed activities!

“First Friday” Art Walk tonight from 5:00pm – 8:00pm in downtown Vincennes.  Visit Art Space, the Northwest Territory Art Guild and the Open Gallery to view new exhibits in a variety of mediums and enjoy beverages and light refreshments!  Shop for original winter-themed art, one-of-a-kind silver jewelry pieces, hand woven scarves and shawls, ceramics and more!  The Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be open until 6:00pm and offer a last opportunity to see the exhibition “Verges”, ceramic works by Malcolm Mobutu Smith.

Participating downtown stores will have extended hours for First Friday.  Many new businesses and restaurants have made their home on Main Street in the past year and existing businesses have expanded or added to their merchandise selection.  Bring your Christmas shopping list and shop local.

Christmas at Grouseland will be held tonight, December 7th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  Built in 1803, Grouseland is the mansion of the former Indiana Territorial Governor and 9th U.S. President, William Henry Harrison. Come, relax and enjoy a traditional Christmas at the Governor’s mansion by candlelight. This festive living history event features re-enactors from the time of Harrison’s governorship. Enjoy music, decorations, refreshments and carriage rides! There is no admission charge but donations are gratefully accepted.

Old Town Players Theater, Fifth & Broadway Streets will present “The Elves & The Shoemaker” on two weekends in December beginning tonight.  Performances will be held Friday and Saturday evening and a Matinee on Sunday December 7th-9th and 14th-16th.  Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased by calling the box office at 812.882.8269.

The Vincennes Civitan Club in collaboration with the Old Town Players is presenting “A Christmas Dinner Theater” on Saturday, December 8 and again on Saturday, December 15 at the Masonic Lodge, 501 Broadway Street. Both dinners will precede Old Town Players Christmas production for children, “The Elves and the Shoemaker” at 7:00pm. The dinner is by reservation only reservations can be made by calling the OTP Ticket Office at 812.882.1639 or Hedden Abstract at 812.882.5273.

The 18th Annual South Knox Elementary School Craft Show will be held from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, December 8. An amazing array of craft items from nearly 150 vendors will be on display for your holiday gift giving. There is a $1.00admission fee.  Visit with Santa from 10:00am -2:00pm!

There are 17 more days until Christmas!

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