Guidelines for Countdown to Christmas

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Ongoing

Fried Turkeys For Christmas

The Huntsville Knights of Columbus will be frying Turkeys for Christmas dinner on Dec. 22 and 23 for pick-up on those same days. The price for a 12- to 16-pound Turkey is $35. If one would like a Turkey for Christmas, The Knights must have your order by Saturday, Dec. 11, but ordering early is urged. For more information, call (936)577-0988.

Christmas Tree Sale

Boy Scout Troop 98 is selling live Christmas trees through Sunday, Dec. 19, or until all trees are sold. The trees will be sold at Brookshire Brothers on 11th Street and Normal Park, Monday through Saturday until 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon  to 7 p.m. Trees are selling for prices ranging from $20 to $85, with all proceeds going towards sending they boys to camp, buying and replacing needed equipment and funding awards given to the Scouts throughout the year. For more information, contact Larry Miller at (936) 662-1726.

Pictures with Santa

Treasured Memories Photography will be taking Santa Pictures every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for this Christmas from noon until 5 p.m at the corner of 11th Street and University Avenue. For more information, contact the photographer, Trisha Morrell, at (936) 291-6100 or Peggy Morrell at (936) 291-1211.

Today

Vista Academy Christmas Concert

The Vista Academy of Huntsville is presenting its Christmas Choir Concert on Tuesday, Dec 7. at 6 pm. in the sanctuary of Family Faith Church located at 2407 Sam Houston Avenue in Huntsville. The concert will feature all of our students Kindergarten through 6th grade. For more information, contact Timm Peterson at (936)291-0203.

Wednesday

Mended Hearts Christmas Party

Mended Hearts will be hosting a Christmas Party at Huntsville Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be provided, but bringing a low-fat dessert is appreciated. For more information, and to RSVP (by Dec. 6), call (936)291-4594.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Pet Pictures with Santa

The Rita B Huff Animal Shelter will host Pet Pictures with Santa from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Fire Station No. 1 on the corner of Veterans Memorial and Daisy Lane.

Trail Ride Christmas Party

Northern, Eastern and Western Trail Ride Calendar will have its annual Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Walker County Fairground from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free food will be served and entertainment will be provided by DJ Fox Trot. Admission is an $8 donation at the door. For more information, call Jessie Eythell at (936) 662-9083 or Felicha Goffney-McCray at (936) 661-5704.

Candle Lighting Memorial Service

The Helping Hands and Caring Hearts, a non- profit organization,  is sponsoring a candle lighting memorial service in honor of the families of Thee Hospice and community friends on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. The service will be held at Wesley Memorial Church on 700 Highway. 30 E. All public is welcome to the service.

Holiday Shopping Bash

The first Huntsville Holiday Shopping Bash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites ,148 Interstate 45 South in Huntsville. Local vendors will include Scentsy, Homemade Gourmet, Pampered Chef, Triple S Sheets, Miche Bags, Silpada jewelry, MaryKay Cosmetics and Jujubelle jewelry. Refreshments by Homemade Gourmet will be available and a Whoville hotel will be on display. For more information, call Jennifer at 355-8481.

Sunday, Dec. 12

‘Holy Night’ Performance

Cook Springs Baptist Church choir will perform its Christmas cantata,“O Holy Night,” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. The church is located at 1936 Highway 75 North in the Crabbs Prairie community.

Friday, Dec. 17

‘A Christmas Carol’ Performance

The Avenue L Players will perform “A Christmas Carol” on Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., also at the Avenue L Coffee House. For more information, call (936) 662-3662.

Saturday, Dec. 18

‘Songs of the Season’

Huntsville Community Theatre will present its annual Songs of the Season holiday fundraiser concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Old Town Theatre.

The concert will feature performances by the Huntsville Community Senior Adult Choir, the Huntsville Men’s Choir and the Belle Chanson Women’s Choir as well as  solos by Melanie Holliday and Dani Gathright.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military and $8 for students and children. For more information, call (936) 291-7933 or visit www.huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org.

Sunday, Dec. 19

‘Songs of the Season’ matinee

Huntsville Community Theatre will offer a matinee presentation of its annual Songs of the Season holiday fundraiser concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Old Town Theatre. The concert will feature performances by the Huntsville Community Senior Adult Choir, the Huntsville Men’s Choir and the Belle Chanson Women’s Choir, as well as solos by Melanie Holliday and Dani Gathright.Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military and $8 for students and children. For more information, call (936) 291-7933 or visit www.huntsvillecommunitytheatre.org. — Compiled by Katie Trow