Spend a Night in Bethlehem


Looking for something to do this weekend.  If you are near the town of Vernon, Alabama, check out A Night in Bethlehem,  presented by Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church.  The church has done this presentation off and on for several years now.  Visitors are “transported” back to the town of Bethlehem circa. 4 B.C. and experience life as it was during that time period.  Each year is different, but some of the booths usually include,  taste testing, perfume, olive wood, and a synagogue just to name a few.  But be sure to watch out for those tax collecting Roman soldiers.

The event is free, but you must get there early.  The dates are December 5-7 starting at 6 pm.

The church is located in the Hightogy community on Hwy 17 between Vernon and Millport, AL.



An Afternoon with Charles Dickens

Dickens Downtown, Northport, Alabama, December 2, 2014.  This annual event features Theater Tuscaloosa performing scenes from a Christmas Carol, 5th Alabama Regimental Band, an English Town Crier, Father Christmas and the Northport Downtown merchants. december 626

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…

Watch out the nettles of these things are terrible!!

Yep folks, the chestnuts are ripe and falling from the trees, which means the Nat King Cole classic is spinning around in my head.  Hard to believe but we have less than 100 days until Christmas.  I’m one of these people who starts Christmas shopping early, but I also end up running around the store on Christmas Eve to find a last minute gift for someone I had forgot, (or didn’t intend to give a gift to anyway and changed my mine at the last minute).