Even though this is the November issue, we need to include information on holiday events coming up in early December. More details of the Christmas/New Year's holiday events will, of course, appear in the December issue, but to help in your holiday planning, some of the early events are included here.
On Friday, Nov. 23, there will be a handbell concert presented at Tsuchiura Megumi Church at 2 pm. The combined choirs of the Meiji Gakuin middle and high schools will be performing various Christmas melodies. The following Sunday, Nov. 25 at 5 pm, the annual Messiah concert will also be held at the same venue. For more info, call Megumi Church at 22-2244.
The YMCA Shimin (Citizen's) Christmas will be held at the Tsukuba Gakuen Church (behind the gas station across from Daiei) on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2 pm. A handbell choir and various vocal choirs will be presenting Christmas favorites, and so even if you can't understand the words, you can still enjoy the program. English translation will, however, be available over earphones if desired.
Christmas Lights and Dinner
The Tsukuba Christian Center/YMCA building and surrounding trees, etc. are decorated during the month of December with thousands of lights and other Christmasy things. For those away from home and who would like a touch of Christmas, there will be a traditional turkey/pot luck dinner at 6:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 8. As in years past, two large turkeys will be prepared, but those who can bring a covered dish to share with others are encouraged to do so. Singles can bring a drink, bread or something of that sort. For more information, please call Tim at 55-1907. Everyone welcome.
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