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Friday, December 9th 2016

La Crosse Play Shoppe

Play shoppes offer parents and children ages B-5 years an interactive morning of creative play, art activities, circle time, and snacks. No registration necessary.

July - The Parenting Place backyard play area
Aug. 5 - Weigent Park
Aug. 12 - Clayton Johnson Park
Aug. 19 - Clayton Johnson Park
Sept. - The Parenting Place Children's Room

When: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $0


"Hello from Japan" Traveling Exhibit

Come to the Museum to play and learn on the streets of Japan from October 1 to January 1. Learn about fun, contemporary Japanese culture on a child-size streetscape with many hands-on activities, including karaoke, dress-up, drawing and food service.
Cross a bridge to enter the Shinto shrine park and learn about Japanese traditions: contribute to the wishing tree, explore a bamboo forest, discover animal spirits and more.
This exhibit, created by the Children's Museum of Manhattan, seeks to immerse children and families into a new heritage. It is part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with Admission


Wee Move

Get your kids moving the Museum way with singing, dancing, and giggling! Join instructors from Applause Dance Academy as the activities and games focus on a variety of fitness disciplines including balance, coordination, strength, and cardio. For ages 1-7 with adult.

When: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: Free with Admission


Five Dollar Fridays

With a deal like this you can’t pass it up. For just $5, you drop your kids off for a night of fun. It's a perfect opportunity to take the spouse out for a nice dinner. We offer a variety of activities and games that will fit everyone’s needs. 

When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $5 per child


Advent Weekend of Solitude

Advent and the approaching winter solstice invite us to wait and reflect. A Weekend of Solitude allows you the opportunity to deepen your connection to the sacred and to yourself through solitude and silence. Each day you will meet with a spiritual director who will listen to you and your unfolding story. For the rest of your day, enjoy a private, comfortable bedroom; delicious meals and quiet spaces for reflection through reading, journaling or simply relaxing. Our indoor labyrinth and supplies for artistic expression also will be available. Give yourself (or someone else) the gift of a Weekend of Solitude in the
midst of holiday busyness.

When: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Full: $175, no commuter rate


A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

La Crosse Community Theatre announces that tickets are on sale now for the retelling of a holiday classic. La Crosse Community Theatre returns to the studio as a live 1940s radio broadcast of A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play. Performances begin December 8, 2016 and continue through Sunday, December 18, 2016. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyche Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.

It's 1948 and the audience is in the studios of WBFR radio station as the Dickens masterpiece A Christmas Carol is presented as a live broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects and music! This charming take on the classic story of how three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas will leave no one saying, "Bah, Humbug!"

"Audiences always enjoy seeing how radio shows were made. And this production is particularly special for the whole family as the ghosts are created with voices and live sound effects," said Executive Director David Kilpatrick.

Guest director April Brown returns to La Crosse Community Theatre, having previously helmed Playhouse on the Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street, Bus Stop, and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. This production also features musical direction by Sarah Lietzen, assisted by Michael Kruse, set and lighting design by Dillon McArdle, costume design by Brenna Gustafson, prop design by Mary Greener, sound design by Tim Harris with stage management by Ryan Brown.

The on air performers include Michael Kruse, Tom Desjarlais, Lisa K. Adams, Stacy Bruemmer, Cody Flick, Rick King Quale, Jason Rose, Joshua Swanson, Angi Tamke and Samantha White. Young performers are Georgia Galvan, Lucas Go, Owen Scott and Rachel Stuart. Studio special effects are created live by Mary Greener and Abby Kilpatrick. The always entertaining quartet includes MacKinley Bruemmer, Christine Huggett, Michael Kruse and Dominique Sicard.

April Brown is excited to do this production as "Everyone in the Western world knows this story, and it's always fun to experience it in a different way."

Tickets are $27 for adults, $15 for students/youth, and are on sale now by phone or at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org. For questions, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

When: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $10-$27



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