The holiday rush is in full swing. Now through the New Year, we willbe caught up in the hustle and bustle of celebrating this joyous season.
Holiday events are always in the plans and here are some coming up soon. Mark your calendar.
Ice cream and Santa Claus, hits with young and old alike, will be on hand next week as the Lake Shore Elementary PTO sponsors itsannual Sundaes with Santa event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Admission is $1 and includes a make-your-own sundae bar and a visit with Santa and his Mrs.
Event chairwoman Becky Smith says a secret shop will be set up to allow children to buy reasonably priced gifts for family and friends. Free gift wrapping will be included.
Photos takenwith Santa will be available. The cost is $2.50 for one child, and additional youngsters in the picture will cost $1.
Holiday music, provided by DJ Ed Chasen from Name Your Tunes, home-baked goodies and other refreshments will be featured.
Proceeds will benefit school projects.
Jacobsville Elementary PTA invites you to shop for the holidays at its annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
One-stop shopping with a homey touch will be featured. The bazaarwill include more than 30 craft workers, a gift shop for children and a shopping area filled with bargains on toys, glassware, cookware, tools, jewelry, knives and stuffed animals.
"We are excited about our selection of items and encourage everybody to stop by," PTA spokesman Gary Courtney said.
Parents will be able to choose from a wide selection of children's books, markers, posters and other small items at the book fair table.
Hourly raffle prizes of items donated by businesses will be awarded and, of course, Santa will be dropping in to visit with the kids.
Proceeds from the event will be used to help purchase new playground equipment.
Magothy-Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Third and Beach St., invite you to its Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7.
The day will begin a little earlier, with breakfast served at 7 a.m., church spokeswoman Grace Sutherland explained.
"We will be serving eggs, sausage, french toast, biscuits, coffee and other beverages for early-bird arrivals," she said.
The bazaar will feature a Children's Corner and hand-crafted items donated by members of the church. A unique feature will be the cookie walk.
"Since everyone is so busy, with little time for buying, we will have homemade cookies for $4 a pound," Sutherland said.
The event will benefit church programs.
Stop by to see old St. Nick starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 at St. Jane Frances Church hall in Riviera Beach.
The breakfast, sponsored by St. Jane's School of Religious Education, will feature pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffeeor tea. The cost is $3 for adults, $2 for children.
After you have eaten, check out the handmade crafts or try your luck at the cake or plant wheels. Maybe you could win one of several raffle prizes being given away.
For the younger set, Santa will be available for pictures and requests. Children can shop in a secret store for gifts forfamily and friends.
* The joyous sounds of bells will be ringing at St. Jane Frances School Wednesday as the Tintinnabulator brings this fantastic form of music to entertain students.
The English handbell performers, under the direction of Jean Ressler, will demonstrate the techniques used in bell-ringing and perform classical and contemporary pieces.
The program, sponsored by the St. Jane Home SchoolAssociation is open to parents. Performance times are: kindergarten to third grade, 9 a.m.; grades four to eight, 10 a.m.
The Aspen Park Community Association invites all neighbors in Aspen Park to attend its community Christmas Party 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Orchard Beach Firehall on Solley Road.
Food, chips and refreshments willbe provided by the association, but those attending are asked to bring a dessert to share. Door prizes will be awarded, but you must be present to win.
A DJ will provide music and you-know-who will be there with his bag of goodies for kids.
Neighbors who would like to attend must call Jan from Shoreland Management at 766-7790 by Dec. 2 to make reservations.
The athletic department and Boosters atChesapeake High School invite parents of athletes in winter sports programs to attend a night practice and social starting at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
Boosters president John Perrone said these evening events provide parents the opportunity to watch their athletes play and the chance to meet and talk with coaches.
The Boosters are sponsoring the sale of Entertainment '92 books. Proceeds will benefit theathletes. The book, which costs $35, helps stretch your leisure dollars by allowing you to save money all year and help support local business and athletics.
The Entertainment '92 books are available at Colonial Apothecary, 4513 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Or call Hazel Nelson at 255-0638 or Marlene Sommerfield at 437-1131.