Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Entertainment

December 5, 2013

First Fridays theme is 'Hometown Holiday'

GOSHEN — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — or at least it soon will be.

“Hometown Holiday” is the theme of this month’s First Fridays event in downtown Goshen, and Christmas-themed activities and music will abound.

Caroling will start at 6:40 p.m. on West Washington Street. The singing will lead up to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree set for 7 p.m. Always Vocal, an a cappella group associated with the GoShakes theater troupe, will sing on the First Fridays Stage at the corner of Washington and Main as part of the tree-lighting ceremony.

From 7:30 to 9 p.m., Goshen High School students will be performing “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at The Goshen Theater.

Other performances and activities Friday will include:

• Youngsters in the Goshen Parks and Recreation Department’s “Dance in the City” program presenting “Twelve Days of Christmas” from 6 to 6:20 p.m. on the First Fridays Stage

• The Chamberlain Children’s Choir singing a medley of Christmas carols from 6:20 to 6:40 p.m. on First Fridays Stage.

• The “Goshen Gives Back!” donation drive at the stage from 5 to 8 p.m. Personnel with Gilsingers Implement Co. and Interra Credit Union invite the public to donate food, toys, games, hats and mittens. The donated material will be given to The Window social service agency in downtown Goshen.

• A visit from “Santa and Mrs. Klaus” at The Goshen Theater from 5 to 8 p.m. Photos taken of First Fridays folks visiting the Klauses will be posted on Facebook, and will be available for purchase.

• The Goshen High School Crimsonaires performing at First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Lincoln Ave. Free concerts featuring pop tunes and Christmas-themed music are planned at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Cookies and beverages will be available for free.

• A “Holiday Extravaganza” at Goshen City Church of the Brethren, 203 N. Fifth St. Attendees Friday are invited to donate to Heifer International of buy soup from Soup for Success. A petting zoo including rabbits, sheep and other animals will be available for children.

• A book signing at Better World Books, 215 S. Main St. Goshen College Professor and author Duane Stoltzfus will be signing copies of his book “Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During The Great War” from 6 to 8 p.m.

First Fridays is a monthly event designed to highlight the commercial and artistic offerings in downtown Goshen. For more information, go online to www.cityonthego.org.

1
Text Only
Entertainment
  • The Goshen News online Indiana Ultimate dance, cheer team to perform at Concord Mall

    Members of the Indiana Ultimate Senor Dance & Level 5 Cheer Team will be performing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the center court at Concord Mall in Dunlap.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140419 children's book experience 'Children's Book Experience' Saturday at Better World Books

    A “Children’s Book Experience” for young people in elementary and middle school is set from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Better World Books in downtown Goshen.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140418 Shiny Shiny Black Shiny Shiny Black to release debut studio album “Travelers” is the name of the album. Musically speaking, the principal songwriter behind it has been on a journey himself.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140417 Goshen opera singer Goshen native, opera singer wins $10,000 grant

    Anthony Kalil, a tenor born and raised in Goshen, has won a $10,000 Richard Tucker Career Grant, officials with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced this week.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140415 Webb Family Easter program set at Blue Gate

    The Easter season will be celebrated Wednesday through Saturday with a musical program adapted especially for The Blue Gate Theater in Shipshewana.
    In three evening performances and two matinees, The Rick Webb Family and Arts Evangelica will perform music, interpretive dance, drama and dramatic monologue.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140412 GC concert Orchestra to perform GOSHEN -- The Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Fashun, will present its spring concert in Sauder Concert Hall Wednesday. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The program will be highlighted by a performance of Schubert's "'U

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140410 Little Shop of Horrors NAPPANEE 'HORRORS' NAPPANEE -- Performances of "Little Shop of Horrors," the 1982 black comedy rock musical, are underway as part of The Round Barn Theatre's Main Stage season. Based on the low-budget 1960 Roger Corman film of the same name, "Little Shop of Horrors" t

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • GN140408 michiana monologues 'Michiana Monologues' today at Goshen College

    Every woman has a story. Today, “Goshen Monologues” will be an avenue for sharing those stories — written by women, told by women, and for women.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 'Awesome Author' at GPL Goshen Public Library 601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531 537-0241, Children's Services 534-6650, Audiovisual Services http://www.goshenpl.lib.in.us/ An Awesome Author Contest for elementary school students is underway at the Goshen library. Children are inv

    April 7, 2014

  • GN140405 Earthtones concert Choirs in concert GOSHEN -- Goshen College choirs will perform during the annual EARTHTONES choral showcase April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goshen College Music Center's Sauder Concert Hall. This marks the 10th year for the program. Performing will be the Goshen College

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Poll

There has been discussion at West Goshen Elementary School to require mandatory student uniforms in the future. How do you feel about the prospect of mandatory student uniforms in a public school environment?

I think it’s an excellent idea that is way overdue
I think it’s a bad idea and would be restrictive for students and parents.
     View Results