Not all of the stuffing was in the turkey; more goodies to come


Some readers may be too drunk to read anything this day after Thanksgiving. But even with less than a month away from Christmas, some holiday plans have yet to be settled.

Coming up this week, the greats in the woods and all over Montgomery County, all of which are familiar traditions.

The choir of the Woodlands show, about 70 of the most capable acapella artists of all time to grace local stages, produces their annual fundraising show on Saturday 4th December in Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 26777 Glen Loch Drive in the woods.

The evening is designated “TWSC Live, in Holiday Magic.”

“We have planned for it to be an evening of comfort and fun with songs of love, friendship and holiday cheer,” said the member-publicist. Brenda S. Anderson. “This is our first public gig in some time because of COVID and all that comes with it, although we have continued to use Zoom and Facebook to rehearse. “

Through these electronic wonders, the members of this group of all-female hairdressing salon singers learned new songs, perfected their repertoire, and received instruction from world-renowned trainers. Among these legendary teachers is Betty clipman, who came out of retirement to shape and shape The Woodlands Show Chorus, and to whom much applause. Clipman is credited with leading the singers to numerous competitive awards even though TWSC is a relatively young branch of the Sweet Adelines, an international association of singers barbers.

“A few months ago, armed with vaccines, masks and other public health measures, we were finally able to reconnect directly. Like so many others, this pandemic has been something we have experienced and overcome together, ”Clipman said. “We have been through hardships relying on each other, and now we are restored through the power of song. It’s a real affirmation that we all need each other no matter who or where we are.

In addition to the four-part harmony that female barbers produce, audiences frequently witness fanciful stages, accentuated by flashy costumes.

The extravagance of December 4th is in Sts. Simon and Jude Church Event Center. Light refreshments of wine, wassail and snacks will be served from 4 p.m. with a silent auction and sale of homemade sweets. The show starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Tickets cost $ 20 and $ 25, depending on age; however, reserved seats are $ 30 (I highly recommend them). Group rates are also available.

For tickets, call 713-688-6509 or visit www.TheWoodlandsShowChorus.org. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Family Life Center, First Presbyterian Church, 2727 N. Loop 336 W. in Conroe. Membership is open to women of all ages who enjoy singing four part harmony, and they can visit the website above or just show up to a regular rehearsal to learn more.

Another major holiday event this week is Wednesday December 1, hosted by Faith Fighting Cancer in Montgomery County.

This fundraiser has become a tradition to help needy children with cancer and their families in Montgomery County. Funds raised through admission fees are used to purchase Christmas gifts and possibly other necessities for the unfortunate who otherwise might find empty stockings – or no stockings at all – on Christmas morning.

This year, the celebration of joy and joy, entitled “Reach for the stars,” takes place in a different location, and previously unknown – to me at least.

It is The Lighting, whose name suggests all sorts of Christmas magic like glowing candles, sparkling flames, toasted toes, frosted windows, scents of cinnamon and faint noises from a distant kitchen. In any event …

The fixture is located at 495 South Pine Lake, 77356. It is located off Texas 105, in the vague vicinity of the April Sound Subdivision.

As in the past, it will be an unforgettable afternoon. Customers will feel like they have entered a dreamy winter wonderland. Twenty decorated trees full of wonder, each more enchanting than the next, will delight the eyes. Favorite bites and bites will be plentiful, and Santa, seeing how important this occasion is, makes a concerted effort to be there.

Girls and boys will display their most disarming smiles and smiles; just like moms and grandmothers, with the possibility of fearless dads or grandfathers taking care of everything.

The cost of admission is $ 75 per person, with tables for eight available. This contribution offers an unforgettable afternoon for the participants, and perhaps an unforgettable Christmas for some who would otherwise have none at all. Visit [email protected] or call 713-898-9733 to reserve. Tables are for eight, but single tickets are available. Payment by credit card or check must be made at time of booking.

Faith Fighting Cancer is also looking for sponsors for amounts ranging from $ 2,500 to much less. Information on sponsors can be obtained from the contacts listed above.

I’m glad this world isn’t perfect because I wouldn’t be there.

In a previous column, I wrote about the Christmas concert that the Conroe Symphony Orchestra happens next month. The information was correct except for one important fact. I got the wrong date, bad, bad! The correct date for CSO’s “‘Twas the Concert Before Christmas” is Saturday December 18th at 2pm. Dear Abby might as well pull out her wet noodles and give me what I deserve. All my excuses.

Leaders of the Friends of Conroe Symphony Orchestra, the fundraising arm of the prestigious Conroe Orchestra, is making ambitious proposals to support this swarm of dozens of great musicians. However, since the ideas for the next fundraiser haven’t completely “frozen”, they should be kept silent for now.

What is no secret is “It was the concert before Christmas”, a 2:00 p.m. morning, is on Saturday, December 18, in the of the Willis School District Performing Arts Center 10101 Texas 75 North, 77378.

What could be more enjoyable than an afternoon concert followed by dinner at one of the region’s favorite restaurants? Or, attend the concert and have dinner at home.

Mr. Myles Nardinger, who captivated audiences as guest conductor at the October 9 concert, will once again take over. He has chosen a program of Christmas and orchestral favorites that vary from the most majestic composers to the most playful of minor geniuses. Participants are sure to hear their favorites during the afternoon and can also participate in the singing of traditional Christmas melodies.

Tickets costing $ 20 or less depending on age will be sold at the door and are available now on ConroeSymphony.Org, along with more information. Groups of 10 or more can participate for $ 15 each.

Peggie Miller can be contacted at [email protected]


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