‘Christmas in the Village' to involve multiple sites and activities

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:01

    Jefferson - The Jefferson Arts Committee has scheduled a community-wide “Christmas in the Village” celebration from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will include venues at several locations primarily located in the vicinity of Dover-Milton Road and Milton Road with additional events to be held as noted below. “Christmas in the Village” will be a day of family fun with no admission or parking fees. A free park-and-ride service will run throughout the day with parking available at the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road and the American Legion Post #423 parking lot on Legion Road just off Berkshire Valley Road. Milton Road from Legion Road to Schoolhouse Road and Dover-Milton Road up to Wayfair Lane will be closed to traffic from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. At St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Milton Road Throughout the day - VFW Ladies Auxiliary’s Bake Sale, St. Gabriel’s Church’s Soup and Sandwich lunch, Jefferson Township Music Boosters’ Wreath Sale, Garden Club of Milton’s Wreath Decoration, Girl Scouts’ Toiletries for Teens collection, Junior Women’s Club fundraiser 11 a.m. - Jefferson Township Middle School Band Noon - Hands-on Workshop Session I by Gig the Florist 1 p.m. - Jefferson Township Community Band 2 p.m. - Hands-on Workshop Session II by Gig the Florist 2:30 p.m. - Morris County Dance Academy 4 p.m. -“A Christmas Carol” funded by the Jefferson Township Public Library At the Estey House on Milton Road: Throughout the day - “Art in the Mansion” Fine Art Show Noon - Covenant Brass 2 p.m. - Hurdtown Methodist Church Choir 3 p.m. - Jefferson Township Community Chorus At the Jefferson Township Museum on Dover-Milton Road Throughout the day - Victorian Christmas. Noon - Margaret Brandell on the melodeon with Amanda Shaw on flute 2 p.m. - Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church Choir at the Jefferson Township Senior Center at 54 Schoolhouse Road: 10 a.m. - Children’s activities 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Grandma’s Favorite Cookie Contest/Display w/first place winners noted 10 a.m.-1 p.m. - Gingerbread House Contest/Display. 2 p.m. - Jinx the Clown magic show, face painting, and balloon making At the Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s building Throughout the day - Quality Craft Show featuring over a dozen vendors; 5 p.m. - Santa’s Parade At the Milton United Methodist Church on Dover-Milton Road 1 p.m. - “Questions of Christmas” presented by Grace Evangelical Free Church 2 p.m. - Milton United Methodist Church’s Bell Choir 2:30 p.m. - Encore performance by the Milton United Methodist Church’s Bell Choir At the Jefferson Township Gazebo on Weldon Road in the Municipal Complex: 7 p.m. - The arrival of Santa and the lighting of the Township Holiday Tree hosted by the Jefferson Township Recreation Department; Jefferson Township Middle School Chorus At the Jefferson Township Public Library on Weldon Road 8 p.m. - Complimentary wine (non-alcoholic due to municipal property restrictions) and Cheese Party (pre-registration required by calling the Library at 973-208-6115) For more information, visit www.jeffersontownship.net or www.jeffersonarts.org or call 973-697-3828.