Brace yourself as holiday season is set to begin


November 23, 1995|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

TAKE A DEEP breath today and enjoy any moment of quiet that you can, for tomorrow the holiday season begins in earnest.

Now through the New Year's Day, we will be caught up in the hustle and bustle of buying, wrapping, baking and visiting.

This column will be listing holiday activities in our neighborhoods, from tree lightings to school plays to crafts fairs. If you have an item you would like to have listed, please call me

at 437-6343.

'Sundaes with Santa'

The Lake Shore Elementary PTA will sponsor its annual "Sundaes with Santa" celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

"This is not a fund-raising event, but a fun family event to celebrate the upcoming holiday," said Debbie Roussey, PTA spokeswoman.

The make-your-own-sundae bar will cost $1.25 per person and includes cookies, juice and a visit with Santa and his wife.

Youngsters may visit the free children's-craft tables for make-it and take-it items.

Santa's Secret Shop will be open to young shoppers and will offer reasonably priced gifts ($10 and under) for family and friends. Free gift wrapping is included.

Photos taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available for $2.50.

A silent auction of donated crafts, services and merchandise from local merchants will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The school is at 4531 Mountain Road. For more details, call Debbie Roussey, 437-4667, or Lynn Gerber Smith, 437-6391.

Craft fair and gift shop

The Pasadena Elementary School PTA will hold its annual craft fair and Santa's gift shop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 1.

More than 24 artisans will offer a variety of items for sale, including ornaments, clocks, jewelry, decorated totes and aprons, baked clay sculptures, personalized children's books and an assortment of wood items for indoor and outdoor decorating.

Santa's gift shop for young shoppers will feature items $10 and under. Food, refreshments and pictures taken with Santa also will be available.

The school is at 105 Spruce Ave. For more details, call 544-9555.

Breakfast with St. Nick

Kids of all ages may enjoy breakfast with old St. Nick and #F shopping for holiday gifts from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish School's 25th annual holiday pancake breakfast.

The menu features all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausages, juice, milk, coffee or tea. The cost is $3.50 for adults and $2 for children.

After you have eaten, check out the Craft Cottage, featuring religious articles and handmade crafts.

For the younger set, there will be a Santa's Secret Shop with gifts priced under $5. Santa will be available for pictures and requests.

"This is our only fund-raising event of the year," said Shirley Thomas, religious education director. "These funds enable us to offer parenting programs and specialized programs such as 'Rainbows for all God's Children.' "

The school hall is on St. Jane Drive in Riviera Beach. For more information, call 437-4727.

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