Friends of Library has many events slated in 2013

Dec. 21, 2012 @ 02:01 PM

First I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. Unfortunately I didn’t realize Hannakuh was so early, and forgot to wish you Happy Hannakkuh! Well, better late than never.

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The Friends of the Union County Public Library has an extremely busy first part of the new year, 2013. They are hosting a Free Winter Author Event featuring Keith Donnelly, who will share more of his Donald Youngblood series, Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Monroe Library’s Griffin Room. This sounds great! Mark your calendar. As I told you a while ago, the Friends Fall Author Dinner was a huge success. The author of “The Rebel Wife,” Taylor Polites spoke about his first novel, and how he began writing. There were very good raffle prizes, which added to the enjoyment of the evening. The Friends’ 2013 Spring Tea has also been scheduled. Wednesday, April 10th, at the Rolling Hills Country Club. The featured author is Jennifer Niven, a Waxhaw native, Jennifer is currently working on her fourth Velva Jean novel, “American Blonde, which should be published in 2014. “American Blonde” follows “Velva Jean Learns to Drive,” “Velva Jean Learns to Fly,”, and the third of the series, “Becoming Clementine.” Sounds too good to miss. Have you checked your membership for the Friends? Is it due? It should be typed on your address label of your Friends Newsletter.

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The ‘Dramatist,’ a magazine of the Dramatist’s Guild, which is a national publication, has mentioned Waxhaw’s own Judy Simpson Cook’s Storefront Theatre. “We like Short Shorts: “An Evening of 10-Minute Plays by a “variety of local and regional playwrights,” is scheduled for March, 2013, at the Museum of the Waxhaws. The themes of the evening sound very interesting, and what will hold your interest for the duration of the show. Interested in tickets? www.thestorefronttheatre.org.

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Pat Kitto hosted the Waxhaw Garden Club’s Christmas party this past Thursday evening. A terrific time was had by all. The food was delicious, and the grab bag game was lots of fun, and the people, as usual were so nice.

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Hope you observed the nice Christmas banners that are decorating the main part of Mineral Springs. They look very pretty.

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The Waxhaw Woman’s Club held their Christmas dinner this past Tuesday, and, as usual, was terrific. Their building is decorated very nicely. The dinner, catered by Creation Food Concepts, was very good. Served were salad, roasted red potatoes, honey dijon chicken breast, asparagus, rolls and butter, with chocolate cake and apple cobbler for dessert.

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Fun, fun, fun, was the atmosphere of the Christmas Waxhaw Business Association meeting this past Wednesday morning. Breakfast was good, but what was real fun was the distribution of gifts! Mr. and Mrs. Claus were on hand to hand out gifts, wearing costumes made by Karen Johnson. Filled with Christmas spirit, everyone left with a happy heart.

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Tomorrow evening, the Waxhaw Community Christmas Eve Service, at the Fox Family Farms Barn, on Sims Road will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. The Community Choir, free hot chocolate and free hot apple cider will be served. This wonderful event is sponsored by Crossroads, All Nations Fellowship, Bonds Grove UMC.

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Brian McNulty, of Waxhaw, hosted an end of school bonfire celebration at his home last Wednesday evening. Everyone in attendance enjoyed themselves immensely. Brian knows how to start a vacation!

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Everyone is joyous for the upcoming holiday, with the kids home from college, the families traveling to Waxhaw to be together, how much better does it get?

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Take time out to remember those children in Newtown, Connecticut, and their teachers, and let’s pray it won’t happen again. But, besides prayer, let’s do something about these automatic machine guns being in the hands of just about anyone. This is supposed to be the best country in the world, and we have more murders like this than anyone else.

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My husband, Bill, a veteran, interviewed by Loyd Pennington, and photographed Thursday evening and is shown on the Land of the Waxhaws website. Loyd and Karen Johnson work together scheduling these events in order to keep everyone informed about the military personnel on the Military Wall of Honor in Waxhaw.

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Have a good week, take time to smell the roses, schedule your mammo, but most important, remember how much “fina” it is to wake up in Carolina.