METHUEN — The city’s annual tree lighting is Sunday at Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway.
The event begins at 4 p.m. with a performance by the Comprehensive and Marsh grammar schools chorus. Santa Claus will be in the library fireplace room for photos. At 5 p.m., Santa will escort visitors outside for music by DJ Donna and the Center for Performing Arts. The tree lighting ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m.
Parking is available at Nevins Library and the Quinn Building, 90 Hampshire St. Shuttle Service is available from City Hall between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
For Information, call Jill Stackelin at 978-983-8578.
METHUEN — The following is a list of December events at the Methuen Senior Activity Center, 77 Lowell St.:
-Dec. 11, 12 to 4 p.m.: Join us for “An Edwardian Tea & Ornament Making Workshop.” Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions, in character as “Mrs. Gordon,” will transport you back to Christmas 1908, sharing stories and traditions from her time. Audience members will then get to make their very own cornucopia holiday ornament to take home. This free event is sponsored by the Methuen Arts Lottery Commission and is open to the public. Please call 978-983-8825 to register.
All are invited to the annual Holiday Open House and Christmas Concert on Dec. 13. Highlights of the day include: complimentary coffee hour 9 to 10 a.m., an all-day jewelry sale and Happy Hearts Choral Group concert at 1 p.m. Admission is free, but donations of non-perishable food items for Lazarus House Ministries will be accepted. Come enjoy a merry selection of holiday music and refreshments to celebrate the season.
Come enjoy a free holiday concert Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. featuring the Timberlane Band, a 60-piece concert band. Open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Join us for a New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance on Dec. 31 to ring in the New Year! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Prime rib dinner served at 7 p.m. Music for Dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. by Boots & Company. Tickets are available at $50 per person in the main office, but space is limited so stop by today! Call 978-983-8825 for more details.
The Christmas Rose at PMA
METHUEN — Join PBS Composer Tim Janis, fresh from his appearances at Carnegie Hall, for his musical journey, The Christmas Rose, at Presentation of Mary Academy’s Dupre Center on Dec. 14.
This whimsical, heartwarming story features the talented Amy Petty and cast of skilled musicians. It is destined to become a treasured Christmas memory for the entire family.
The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. The Dupre Center is located at 209 Lawrence St.
General admission tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pmamethuen.org or contact Sarah Hamilton at 978-682-9391 x 112 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NECC to present “A Christmas Carol”
Northern Essex Community College will present “A Christmas Carol” Dec. 7 through Dec. 9 in the Chester W. Hawrylciw Theater on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St. Presented in an intimate theater setting, this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic features NECC alumnus Mark Morrison of Georgetown as Scrooge. Fellow alumni Eric and Emily Salvi of Haverhill, as well as their three children Eric Jr., Ella, and Evie, also appear in the play. NECC professor Deirdre Budzyna and her husband John, residents of Newburyport, are directing this year’s production. Performances are Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 and 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors (65 and over). Cost is $6 for children 6 and under. For more information contact Susan Sanders at email@example.com.
parking ban in effect
METHUEN — The city’s winter parking ban is in effect through April 1. City Ordinance Article V, Section 9 states: All Night Parking Ban, Article V, Section 9: No person shall allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in his name, other than one acting in an emergency, to be parked on any street for a period of time longer than one hour between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. of any day from December 1 of one year to April 1 of the next year.
The Methuen Police Department does allow accommodations to the winter parking ban during times of mild weather or where conditions would not warrant enforcement. A telephone information line has been established to assist our citizens to ensure they do not park on any street during those nights road and weather conditions and snow removal operations require full enforcement of the above. That phone number is 978-983-8643.
The ban is under the control of Lt. Frank Korn of the Methuen Police Department Field Operations Bureau.