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“A Christmas Carol” set to run at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock

Three ghosts haunt Scrooge in Woodstock’s Elm Street Cultural Arts Village production of "A Christmas Carol." Photo courtesy of Jillian Melko

By Jillian Melko

In Woodstock, Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in partnership with The Table Store presents their annual holiday tradition with a new and exciting twist. This year Elm Street will be staging a musical adaptation of the popular Dickens’ classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

The show is scheduled to run from December 8-24 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is located at 8534 Main Street in Woodstock, GA  30188. More information at

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Cutline: “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” to be presented at Pickens County High School Performing Arts Center. Photo by Ross Galbreath

Dec. 8-9 – 7 p.m. Saturday matinee 2 p.m. “A Christmas Story, the Musical,” presented by Fx Theatrical Production/NGAC at Pickens County High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 in advance at FX Hair Design and Color Studio, 706-253-5188, or $12 at the door.

Dec 8-9 – 5 - 9 p.m. Christmas by Candlelight at the Chief Vann House in Chatsworth. Explore a 19th century Christmas in one of America’s best-preserved Cherokee Indian homes. Cost $5.50 - $6.50. For more information, go to:   Phone 706-695-2598

Dec 9 – 7:30 a.m. - noon  Jasper Farmers Market in the Chamber of Commerce Building off Hwy 53

Dec 9 – 10 a.m. - 3p.m. Pickens Animal Rescue Small dogs and puppies adoption at Petsense, 28 Bill Wigington Parkway Suite A-107, Jasper (across from Kroger)   706-692-2772   

Dec 12 – 10 a.m. – noon Goodwill Job Fair at the Career Center inside the store, 66 S 400 Center Lane, Dawsonville, 706-344-3409. More than a dozen companies to interview on site. Professional, appropriate dress recommended. Bring copies of resumes. Worksource Georgia Mobile Training available to provide resume assistance and skills/interest assessment. Pre-registration available at Participants will receive a 25% off coupon for Goodwill Store purchases on the day of the event.

Dec 16-17 North Georgia Barber Shop Singers, Cumming Playhouse, Cumming.

Dec 22 -“Messiah” with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus, Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Thru Dec 21 Tate House Christmas Open House Tours – Mansion Tours only, Bistro Lunch Tours, Dinner Music Tours. More info at Reservations, except for Mansion tours required at


Thru Dec 23 – Dahlonega – Old Fashioned Christmas Carolling, entertainment, wine sampling and live theatre Christmas events on the calendar. More info at

Thru Dec 28 - Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker, Fox Theatre, Atlanta

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