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and will see handmade tapestries and craftsmen at work as the aroma of fresh baked bread fills the air. Attendees will also be able to taste authentic candies and baked goods of ancient times and shop while children play at their feet. As they walk through Bethlehem, the Christmas story will unfold from the beginning of Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage, through the market place, and finally to the scene of the manger. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit gccherndon.org.
According to event coordinator Melinda Masser, who oversees 18 leaders, participants range from a month-old playing baby Jesus to 80 years old. Approximately 120 people are there for each production. Many more do behind the scenes work throughout the year in preparation. During the week prior, people are there to tend to the animals, set up scenes, and make items to sell in the marketplace, among other duties. Masser said a little more than 2,000 people attended Walk Through Bethlehem last year. That number has grown each year. “We hope people who attend the experience will not only get to have a glimpse of what it was like at the time of Jesus’s birth, but understand the reason Jesus came to Earth,” Masser said. After quoting John 3:16, Masser added, “Jesus came as a baby to show us how to live, and He died on the cross and rose again, so that we may all have eternal life.” “We desire that the travelers’ journey does not end at the stable, but that their journey continues with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ,” she said. — TRICIA KLINE
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CELTIC HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE/Lewisburg The Weis Center, 1 Dent Drive, will end its fall performing arts season with a Celtic Holiday performance, Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice, at 7:30 p.m. Pianist Liz Story, singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, and guitarist Sean Harkness, master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill label, have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. The ensemble in various forms has toured nationally for the past 10 years in support of the recording series that sold more than eight million copies. The performance is sponsored in part by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to Union County Children and Youth Services and distributed to local families in need during the holiday season. Free, pre-performance music will be in the Atrium Lobby from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. The café will open at 6:30 p.m.; food and beverages are not permitted in the concert hall. Parking lot shuttles will operate from Bucknell’s primary parking lots between 6 and 7 p.m., and after the performance. Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62 and older, $20 for youth 18 and under, and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2), and $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000. They are also available at several locations, including the Weis Center lobby and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For more information about the Weis Center, visit www.bucknell. edu/WeisCenter or search for Weis Center on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
CABIN AT CORE OF MIDDLEBURG CELEBRATION By Tabitha Goodling For The Daily Item
MIDDLEBURG — Nothing says Christmas like a cozy cabin in December decorated with pine, the smell of roasted nuts, carolers outside and the clip-clopping of a horse drawn sleigh riding by. That setting will come to life in Middleburg on Friday. The first ever Log Cabin Christmas will take place 6-9 p.m. at the Motz Cabin located on East Market Street in Middleburg. The cabin is a hidden treasure of the town, said Deb Troutman, secretary for the Middleburg Revitalization Committee that is sponsoring the event. The cabin is thought to have been built as early as the 1750s. Because of its location near Stump Run, there is some suspicion, Troutman said, that this was the cabin that temporarily provided shelter for Frederick Stump who fought Native Americans at the 1755 Stump’s Run Massacre. Dean Walter, of Middleburg, has been busy working on the interior and preparing it for the event to give it a colonial atmosphere, Troutman said. Walter was responsible for creating an old fashioned bakery atmosphere for the committee’s first heritage day earlier this year. “This cabin has been there forever. Now it’s coming out and making its debut on Friday,” Troutman said. Adam Dietz is the chairperson of the Middleburg Revitalization Committee. When the committee learned more about the cabin, Dietz said, “Our members were instantly inspired to create an event around this.” Items for purchase from that era will include ribbon candy, clear toy candy, fudge, German
roasted nuts, handmade traditional crafts and local apple cider. The Shade Mountain Winery will be represented as well. Music will be provided by the Trinity Bell and Vocal Choirs. Horse drawn sleighs and carolers will be in area
to help create the Christmas mood. A Christmas tree lighting will take place at 8:30 p.m., something that Dietz said has not happened in many years. More information: Middleburg Revitalization on Facebook.
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What: Log Cabin Christmas When: 6-9 p.m. Friday Where: Motz Cabin, Middleburg For more information: Search Middleburg Revitalization on Facebook