Santa is coming to town

The First Baptist Church, 202 Milton Ave., will host the musical production "Carol's Victorian" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, a musical stroll through nine carols written in the 1800s performed by instrumental and vocal ensembles with audience participation. Dr. Carl Waldron will coordinate the program and provide a brief narrative history of each of the carols. A dessert buffet will follow the program.

St. Mary's School on Thompson Street will be the place for the Festival of Trees in the gymnasium from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, continuing through Sunday. The display will feature decorated trees, wreaths, garland, holiday centerpieces and gift items.

Las Mariposas Language Center students invite the public to join them for the fifth annual bilingual Christmas carol, as they sing in English and Spanish at a few locations in the village. Those interested can try out their vocal cords by meeting at Las Mariposas, 2124 Route 50, at 5 p.m. for rehearsal before heading downtown.

Other Friday events

Creative Endeavors, 49 Front St., poetry readings with a seasonal theme starting at 7:30 p.m.

Whistling Kettle, 24 Front St., Brian Patneaude Duo, award winning jazz, 6 to 9 p.m.

National Bottle Museum, 76 Milton Ave., 19th and early 20th century music box collection on display, handcrafted glass gifts by American artists, free hot chocolate and homemade baked goods, 6 to 9 p.m.

Coffee Planet, 100 Milton Ave., acoustic singer/songwriter Ryan Jenson from 6 to 9 p.m.

Strolling Village Artisans, 20 Washington St., fourth annual winter festival opening reception and member show; Dave Maynard playing classical guitar, 6 to 9 p.m.

Weekend events

Shoppe, Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton St., quality crafted and locally made merchandise: decorative painting, candles, jewelry, baskets, jams, hot fudge sauce and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wood Road School, 100 Wood Road, fifth annual holiday craft fair sponsored by Tri-M Music Honor Society of Ballston Spa High School, with more than 50 crafters, music all day long and refreshments for sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

United Methodist Church, Milton Ave., roast beef dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m., adults: $10, children 4-12: $5, under 4: free. Hope Church, 206 Greenfield Ave., Christmas Cantata "In the Fullness of Time," a musical and dramatic presentation celebrating the Christmas story at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, the Festival of Trees at St. Mary's School continues from 9 a.m. until the final close at 3 p.m.""

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