Go, See, Do: Holiday fun at the Watkins Museum, Pendleton’s Country Market open house and more

Watkins Museum of History staff members Amanda Hamilton Burkhart, left, and Emily Wellborn display some of the crafts kids can make during the museum's "Celebrate the Season" event on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

Kids can design a Star of David mosaic, make jewelry with jingle bells and do other holiday-themed crafts and activities Saturday at the Watkins Museum of History’s “Celebrate the Season” event.

Most of Saturday’s activities will be geared toward children ages 4 to 10, said Emily Wellborn, a Watkins Museum staff member who helped organize the event. Children will learn more about three winter holidays — Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah — and will also get to go on a scavenger hunt and play some games.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the museum, 1047 Massachusetts St. Admission is $3 per child at the door, but members of the Watkins Kids Club get in free. All proceeds benefit the Lawrence Children’s Shelter, and those attending are also asked to bring a new or used children’s book to help fill the Ballard Center’s library, Wellborn said.

Pendleton’s Country Market holiday open house

John and Karen Pendleton are still in the process of rebuilding their farm, Pendleton’s Country Market, after it was struck by the tornado that tore through Douglas County in May.

But Karen Pendleton said she never had a doubt that the farm would still host its annual holiday open house.

This weekend and next, more than 20 local vendors will be set up at the farm, 1446 East 1850 Road. Expect to see local wines, meat, produce, fresh baked goods, wreaths and homemade gifts on sale at the event, which is in its 28th year.

“This kicks off the holiday season,” Karen Pendleton said. “The first weekend, people are buying meat and produce for Thanksgiving and buying for themselves. The second weekend, they are ready for Christmas things.”

The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both this Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Children can also visit Santa Claus from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

Point B Dance Company fall concert

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Dancers with Point B Dance Company rehearse for their 2019 fall dance concert.

Tap, ballet and jazz dancers will grace the Lawrence Arts Center stage this weekend as Point B Dance Company puts on its 12th annual fall concert.

The dancers will be performing some new works as well as some of the more popular pieces that Point B has put on over the years, according to a release from the company.

Showtime will be 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Tickets are $13.43 and available online or at the door.


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