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January 23, 2019

11/30/2018 1:20:00 PM
Along The Ad Routes
Mike Reilly
Co-Publisher/Sports Writer/Photographer

This Saturday is a huge Christmas celebration day in Dodgeville. It starts with the Dodgeville Area Federated Woman's Club sponsored "Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus from 8:00-11:00 a.m. at the Plymouth Congregational Church United Church of Christ. Then, at that same location, there will be a Live Nativity with hot chocolate and cookies inside from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Right next door, at the courthouse parking lot, will be Carriage Rides around Dodgeville. The Dodgeville High School Girls' Choir will perform during the Live Nativity and at the tree lighting ceremony that takes place at 6:00 p.m. There will also be kids' activities, including writing "Letters to Santa" at Cobblestone Coffee House from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Again, there will also be an Open Skate at Harris Park from 6:00-9:00 p.m. that day.
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Mineral Point's holiday events begin Friday night November 30 with "It's a Wonderful Weekend" of Holiday shopping and activities, with music, late shopping and treats. It continues on Saturday with CANDLELIGHT SHOPPING from 5 - 9 p.m., carolers, roasted chestnuts and more. Stroll the streets lined with luminaries and enjoy a magical evening.
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Highland kicks off its holiday season this Friday, November 30 with "Holidays in Highland." There will be Wagon Ride Caroling leaving from the church parking lot (top of Main St.) at 7:00 p.m. The Highland Girl Scouts will be serving hot cocoa and cookies. Then on Saturday, December 1, the event continues with Breakfast with Santa at Highland Fire Station from 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m., a craft & Vendor Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a Live Reindeer Exhibit from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Spurgeon's Wine, Food & Music - 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a Lighting of Luminaries at 6:00 p.m., a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. and Ugly Sweater Contest at The Bar Stool Sports Pub at 9:00 p.m.
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If you like to listen to very good music, take a trip to Barneveld's Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. for the "Spectacular, Spectacular Concert" that features a lot of local and area talent. You will be glad you went!
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Last Saturday, at the Dodgeville Chamber of Commerce/Dodge Theatre FREE movie on Small Business Saturday, this group of youngsters saw their "first movie in a theatre" and also got to meet Santa Claus (see above photo).
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Don't forget, I will be at Cobblestone Coffee House in downtown Dodgeville on Saturday, December 8 to take photos with Santa. If Mrs. Claus isn't doing too much baking, she may be there too! The time is from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.





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