Archive - 2015

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Fun with Dad Christmas Edition – Meaningful Christmas Traditions
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Read Aloud Wednesday: Christmas Stories
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‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’ at Open Window Theatre

Read Aloud Wednesday: Christmas Stories

At our house, we love reading Christmas stories. We suspend any reading we are already doing and open up our Christmas books. I’m just asking you to consider reading some great Christmas tales with your family. Maybe you can enjoy snuggling with your kids by the Christmas tree while reading these stories.Read Aloud Wednesday: Christmas Stories

And if snuggling looks more like wrestling, more power to you. Be careful. Don’t knock over the Christmas tree.

Here are some Christmas stories from local authors.

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‘The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe’ at Open Window Theatre

This production of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is past. Learn more about Open Window Theatre here and find current performing arts programs here.

When FFTC was invited to preview The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at Open Window Theatre, I jumped at the chance.  I was extremely curious to see how a small black box theatre was going to pull off a large-scale production. My date was my almost 9 year old daughter (for a birthday outing) who  was also concerned about how they would give a man an animal’s body but keep his head and torso and yet still give him horns.

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

My date

When we arrived early for the preview’s special reception of milk and cookies, we discussed this particular concern with our friend Joy Donley, the director of the production.

She smiled and said, “Well, you’ll have to see if you liked how we did it.  I think you will be pleased.”

She was right; we were not disappointed.

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