Monday, December 13, 2010

Beyond Exit 17: Off Campus and in the Area

God With Us—An Unexpected Christmas Experience Brookridge Community Church in Haverhill hosts God With Us December 18-19 at 7p.m. There will be music, storytelling and lots of fun surprises. Events are free and open to all. Film Screening

I’ll Be Home for Christmas, originally filmed in Rockport, will play at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Rockport. The film screening is free as a thank-you to the Cape Ann community.

Local Caroling
Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Danvers will sing carols in the surrounding Beverly/Danvers neighborhoods. All are welcome. Saturday, December 18, 2010, 6:45 p.m.

Scrooge—The Salem Trolley
Now entering into it’s 24th season, this humorous and whimsical interactive performance reanimates Dickens’ timeless seasonal holiday classic. Experience Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with a twist. Ride along with Scrooge on the Salem Trolley as the classic tale is brought to life in a completely unexpected way. Performances run daily through December 23.

First Night Boston
Celebrating art and community, the City of Boston’s annual First Night includes fireworks, ice sculptures, concerts, children’s events, and the First Night Grand Procession. To see a listing of events and schedules, click here.

Ice Skating in the City
Harvard Square’s newest feature includes a 3,000-square-foot ice rink under the lights. Located outside at the Charles Hotel, the venue also offers rentals for kids and adults. Looking for more skating? Don’t forget the historic Frog Pond in nearby Boston as well.

Dog Sled Racing
The Myopia Dog Sled Race will be staged in Ipswich as 80+ dog sled teams race from Appleton Farms south into Hamilton and back. This great free outdoor activity gives families an insider’s view of a unique sport in a wonderful natural setting. There are many areas for spectating, and these races will be held whether there is snow on the ground or not. The event takes place January 15 and 16, 2011, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

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