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Twelfth Night Dinner at Jones Mansion 6:00 pm
Twelfth Night Dinner at Jones Mansion @ Jones Mansion
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brent Alan Burington makes his return to the Jones Mansion to provide after-dinner entertainment for the Twelfth Night celebration from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Traditionally one of the biggest nights on the social calendar in Victorian times, Twelfth Night honored the end of the 12 days of Christmas and signaled the return to work the next day. Visitors will be greeted with a warm cup of wassail, followed by a four-course yuletide-themed dinner that will be prepared by the Bistro on Main, complete with wine and special coffees. Guests are encouraged to dress in their best holiday attire. Burington, a professional actor from Columbus, will present a one-person performance of “Oliver Twist” to follow the meal. He showed his acclaimed one-person rendition of “A Christmas Carol” at the mansion’s Twelfth Night event last year. Tickets are $75 per person or $140 per couple, and they are available in limited quantity by calling 419-427-5915 (leave a message), using the event dropbox located on the front porch of the mansion, or stopping by the mansion on Monday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are available until Wednesday, Jan. 4. Proceeds from this event will go toward the continued restoration and upkeep of the mansion.
McKinnis House Open House 1:00 pm
McKinnis House Open House @ McKinnis House at Litzenberg Memorial Woods
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An open house will be held at the 1847 McKinnis House in Litzenberg Memorial Woods from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A ham and bean dish will be fixed on the cast iron wood stove. The family program is free and requires no registration. For more information, call the Hancock Park District office, 419-425-7275.
Animal Adaptations 6:30 pm
Mother Nature Tea 9:30 am
Mother Nature Tea @ Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am
The Hancock Park District will be hosting its eighth annual Mother Nature Tea on Jan. 23 in Brugeman Lodge at Riverbend Recreation Area. Times will be 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The same program will be offered each time. Mother Nature, portrayed by Chris Allen, will read a story about winter. After the story, children will have “tea” and a snack. After serving there will be activities and a craft for children. Children must be 4-6 years old and accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may not attend. One adult is required for every two children. Register, with $4 per person, by 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The program will be held with a minimum of six and maximum of 30 participants. For more information, call the park district office, 419-425-7275.