Happy Holidays and Lots of Events at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse

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Happy Holidays!

We have an amazing array of events going on all season long this month at the Old Franklin Schoolhouse! Here is the rundown...hope to see you! 

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 4th -- 
open at 6pm, lighting at 7pm -- FREE
Santa visits, cocoa & cookies, Winter Wonderland!
Donations of Canned Goods and/or New Children's Slippers (for pediatric cancer wards) gratefully accepted.
Co-hosted with the Metuchen Volunteer Fire Department, organized by the Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce.

Eat, Drink & Buy Art @ 476 Main Street (Former Danford's)
Saturday, December 5
th -- 6pm-10pm -- FREE
Pop-up gallery! Shop 15 local artists, enjoy complimentary beverages and tastings from local restaurants.

Holiday House Tour
Sunday, December 6 -- 2pm-5pm
It's the year's BIGGEST and most important fundraiser for the Borough Improvement League, the organization that runs the Old Franklin Schoolhouse! Tour five beautiful area homes, enjoy seasonal refreshments, shop the artisan's bazaar. Basically, the proceeds from this one event subsidizes nearly all the free events we are able to offer during the year, as well as any capital improvements (heating and air conditioning!  bathroom renovation!  exterior painting and structural reinforcement).  Even if you cannot go on the tour, please consider shopping at the Schoolhouse artisan's bazaar (free admission to the schoolhouse) or making a donation at this time.  You will not be disappointed!
$20 in advance (online or in local stores), or $25 the day of. Plus: New this year - two bonus stops!

Scrapbooking Night
Friday, December 11 
-- $5 members, $10 non members
Bring your scrapbooking and craft projects!
Contact scrapbooking@boroughimprovementleague.org for reservations.

Raconteur Radio's "Empire Strikes Back" Staged Radio Parody
Co-hosted by the Borough Improvement League

Thursday, December 17, doors at 7:30pm
Show, Refreshments, & Libations included
$25 advance, $35 day of. ($15 children)

Metuchen Open Mic Night
Friday, December 18 at 7pm - FREE!
Contact host Danny Adlerman with any questions through either the "Metuchen's Open Mic Night" page on Facebook or email at info@dannyandkim.com.

Metuchen Cookie Walk
Saturday, December 19 -- 9am to 2pm
All proceeds to benefit the Fuccile Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting local families affected by tragedy.  Purchase one of two size boxes (small-$10 & large-$20) to fill as you 'take a walk' through a mouth-watering selection of homemade cookies.  
Questions?  Contact Metuchen.Cookie.Walk@gmail.com

Yarn Bombing Meeting
Sunday, December 20, from 12pm to 3pm - FREE!
Think Spring! We have an arbor to yarn bomb at the Schoolhouse. Knit or crochet vines, flowers, leaves, bugs, birds, butterflies, etc. Follow a pattern or freeform! What a great way to get through the winter and keep our eyes on spring!

Snowflake Series Concert with Yosi & Danny Adlerman
Sunday, December 204pm
Danny Adlerman and Yosi perform holiday hits from their album, "... And a Happy New Year." 
Tickets $5 per person, available at the door.
Hosted by the Borough Improvement League, sponsored by the Metuchen Arts Council.

Raconteur Radio's "Twilight Zone" New Year's Eve
Co-hosted by the Borough Improvement League
Thursday, December 31

This event sells out every year! Get your tickets when they are released on Monday, December 7 at midnight.   Additional details to be announced soon! 


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