Bulletin Board: December 2016

Grace Knowlton recently exhibited her work in three venues. In November, the Outside In had a show of her drawings and the Pomona Cultural Arts Center exhibited some of her sculptures. The Union Arts Center is currently exhibiting her work through Friday, January 6, 2017 in a mixed-media show titled Full Circle.

Robert Adzema: Earlier this fall Down to Earth Living in Pomona included sundials by Robert Adzema in a show of garden sculptures. The photograph to the right shows one of Robert's sundials.

Franny Breer, who has worked as an artist in photography, sculpture and painting, had a show of her oil paintings at the Valley Cottage Library in November. Age doesn't slow down a true artist.

Bill Murray collected the 19th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at a “starstudded show” hosted by the Kennedy Center on October 23. “I’m honored by this award and by its timing,” Murray said, when he was told of the award. “I believe Mark Twain has rolled over in his grave so much for so long, that this news won’t disturb his peace.”

New Shopping Opportunities
Four new stores: Whole Foods, Target, Petco and HomeGoods have recently opened at the Closter Shopping Plaza. Walgreens is now open on Oak Tree Road. ShopRite in Northvale is making major changes that will include the sale of hot foods, a new deli, a sushi bar, and re-flooring of parts of the store. The work will be completed in January

Holiday Events

Anna Veleva's Rockland Holiday Gala Concert: Saturday December 17 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Union Arts Center. $25 advance tickets, $30 at the door. An evening of holiday songs, arias, and classical piano selections paired with delicacies prepared by Halo and Horns Kitchen.

Grace Music's 45th annual “Messiah Sing” will take place at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 7th at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY. This Rockland holiday tradition features professional soloists who perform the gorgeous arias of Handel’s masterpiece. Amateur singers are invited to join in the magnificent choruses. (A limited number of scores are available for borrowing; bring your own if you can.) Admission $10, children free.

The Historical Society of Rockland County presents Candlelight Tours of the Jacob Blauvelt House on December 11 & 18, 2016, and January 8 & 15, 2017. Tours start PROMPTLY at 5:00 and 6:30. Adults (non-HSRC members) $10, seniors and HSRC members $8, and children $5. Prepaid reservations are required. Space is limited.

St. Nicholas Day Program
Bring your children to Saint Nicholas Day at the Historical Society of Rockland County. When: Saturday, December 3: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm. Sunday, December 4: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm. Program duration: 45 minutes. At the Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Road, New City. Price: $5 per person (adults and children)