Sounds of the season
With Christmas just around the corner, holiday events are in full swing in the Mitchell area. On Sunday, Dakota Wesleyan University will present "A Service of Lessons and Carols" at 7 p.m. in the Sherman Center on campus, according to a press rel...
With Christmas just around the corner, holiday events are in full swing in the Mitchell area.
On Sunday, Dakota Wesleyan University will present "A Service of Lessons and Carols" at 7 p.m. in the Sherman Center on campus, according to a press release from the university. This event is free and open to the public.
"This will be a beautiful evening of word and song that will spiritually prepare audiences for the seasons of Advent and Christmas," Dr. Clinton Desmond, DWU choral director, said in the release. "We have invited nine pastors from various churches in Mitchell to share each lesson and paired these lessons with appropriate musical responses. The tradition of Nine Lessons and Carols dates back to England in the late 19th Century. We follow the fall of humanity, the promise of hope, and then the birth of Jesus Christ."
The concert will feature the Highlanders, Wesleyan Bells, the Singing Scotchmen, Women's Chamber Choir, LyricWood and the Mitchell Area Children's Choir.
The ensembles will sing a variety of seasonal numbers, with opportunities for the congregation to join in on several. Some of the selections include "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "Mary Had a Baby," "Away in the Manger," "We Three Kings," "Ding Dong Merrily On High" and "Silent Night."
According to the release, the following local pastors will deliver the Nine Lessons: Dr. Joel Allen, assistant professor of religion at DWU; Keith Nash, senior pastor for Mitchell Wesleyan Church; Brandon Vetter, pastor for Mitchell Fusion Church; Ben Payne, pastor for Northridge Baptist Church; Kathy Hartgraves, pastor for Mitchell First United Methodist Church; Father Michael Schneider, Holy Spirit Catholic Church; Heidi Kvanli, pastor for Mitchell First Lutheran Church; Russell Stewart, pastor for Alexandria and Ethan United Methodist Churches; and Eric Van Meter, campus pastor for DWU.
Christmas Shopping with Kids
The 21st annual Christmas Shopping for Kids Event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Mitchell Masonic Lodge, Mitchell, according to Mitchell Main Street and Beyond.
Santa's helpers will be available to help kids select and wrap gifts from over 20 booths. Adults will not be allowed in the shopping area; however, a waiting room and concessions will be provided.
Gifts will be wrapped free by the Davison County 4-H Members. All gifts are $10 and under. Parents are encouraged to send a list of shopping gift recipients and suggested items/dollar amounts with each child.
Christmas at the Carnegie
The Carnegie Resource Center will celebrate the Christmas season at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Center in Mitchell.
According to the Mitchell Area Historical Society, the program will feature the Mitchell Barbershop Harmony Chorus and pianist Wanema Wieczorek.
Admission is a bag of food or a cash donation for the Mitchell Food Pantry. Thrivent Financial will supplement this event.
Holiday Jam with Hegg brothers
The Hegg brothers will perform their Holiday Jam show at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Pepsi-Cola Theatre.
According to the Mitchell Area Community Theatre, this two-hour musical showcase features a nine-piece band playing Christmas classics and contemporary new arrangements in the lush signature sounds of Jeremy Hegg, Jon Hegg, Noah Hoehn and friends. Music ranges from the traditional "O Holy Night" to fresh takes on classics such as "Please, Come Home for Christmas."
With alumni from the long-running favorite "Acoustic Christmas," as well as other musicians who have graced the national stage, Holiday Jam is a twist on the season. Male and female vocalists, electric guitar, two keyboards, harmonica, bass, percussion and horns round out the evening.