The Hiddenite Center Presents:
In keeping with the wishes and wonder of the holiday season, The Hiddenite Center is pleased to present Atlantic Coast Theater in their production of the holiday classic, “Yes, Virginia…There is a Santa Claus.” This family night dinner theater performance is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 starting at 6:30pm and will be held at The Hiddenite Center’s Educational Complex, which is located at 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Alexander County.
Reservations for this unique holiday outing are $15 for Adults and $8 for Children twelve years of age and younger. Dinner and the performance are included. Reservations are required and may be made by calling The Hiddenite Center at (828) 632-6966.
“Yes, Virginia…There is a Santa Claus” is inspired by the story of eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun in September of 1897. In her now famous letter, Virginia says that some of her little friends claim that Santa Claus isn’t real. Virginia asks the question, “ Is there a Santa Claus?”
Francis P. Church, a veteran Sun reporter, quickly wrote an anonymous newspaper reply to this inquisitive little girl. “Yes Virginia” brings this story to the stage in an imaginative, fast paced show that pays homage to the classic holiday films of the 1940's. Throughout the story, a reporter must follow leads to find proof about the existence of Santa Claus, realizing in the end that believing is proof enough.
“We are delighted to offer this special evening of holiday fun for the entire family,” said Karen Walker, Hiddenite Center Interim Director. “Everyone is invited to join us for this classic tale of a little girl who simply dared to believe in the childlike wonder of the season.”
Hiddenite Center events, exhibits, and programs are made possible in part through the generous funding of Alexander County government, the Eileen and R. Y. Sharpe Family Foundation, The Winston Salem Foundation, the Friends of the Hiddenite Center membership program, and by the Grassroots Grant of the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The Hiddenite Center’s Lucas Mansion and Educational Complex are wheelchair accessible.
To learn more about Hiddenite Center events and programs, please visit www.hiddenitecenter.com, email email@example.com, or join the Hiddenite Center on facebook by searching Friends of the Hiddenite Center.
Looking Ahead to Classes for the New Year:
Do you love to watch celebrity ballroom dance competitions on TV? Have you ever thought, "I want to give that a try someday" ? Well, this is your opportunity to experience the world of ballroom dancing in a comfortable and supportive learning environment!
This fun, six week series of ballroom dance classes will begin on Monday, January 6, 2014 and will be held at The Hiddenite Center's Educational Complex from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Cost for the 6 week session is only $60.00 per person. The class is for all skill levels and partners are recommended, but not required.
Dirk Myers II, a dance instructor from Banquet & Ballroom (formerly the Havana Social Club) of Cornelius, will instruct students in learning to waltz, rumba, Cha-Cha and swing.