Holiday Programs at the Garfield Center

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scroogeCome spend the holidays at the Garfield Center for the Arts with two family friendly programs! On December 14th at 7pm, the Garfield is returning to its cinematic roots with a screening of the 1935 film, Scrooge. Directed by Henry Edwards and starring Sir Seymour Hicks as Ebenezer Scrooge, this black and white classic is a faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. In Victorian England, the stingy and cranky Ebenezer Scrooge does not care for Christmas and runs his business by exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and his clients. On Christmas Eve Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley, who tells him that three spirits will visit him during the night. The spirit of past Christmas recalls his miserable youth when he lost his only love due to his greed; the spirit of the present Christmas shows him the poor situation of Cratchit’s family and how joyful life may be; and the spirit of future Christmas shows him his own projected fate. Scrooge finds that life is good and changes his behavior toward Christmas, Cratchit and the world.

Tickets are $5 each and popcorn, hot chocolate and brownies will be available for purchase at the lobby concession stand.

Then, on December 17th at 3:30pm bring a comfy pillow and blanket to snuggle and listen as Kent County Public Librarians Natalie Lane and Annie Woodall read holiday stories for the annual Gather ‘Round! Featuring special performances of classic carols by members of the Chester River Chorale and the Chester River Youth Choir, with cookies, cocoa and candy canes provided! Admission is FREE, with donations supporting the Kent County Public Library.  Please contact Tess Hogans with any questions about the Scrooge film or Gather ‘Round by emailing thogans@garfieldcenter.org or calling 410-810-2060. The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown, MD.

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