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Holiday Events This Weekend in Belmont

Red Riding Hood the opera, Homer House Holiday, caroling in the Center and gifts at the gallery.

Little Red Riding Hood at First Church

Once Upon a Time ... Music and Stories featuring Seymour Barab's One-Act Children's Opera Little Red Riding Hood.

The performances are on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at, 404 Concord Ave.

Powers Music School is pleased to present this year's program, Little Red Riding Hood, written by esteemed composer Seymour Barab. Join us on this comical musical adventure, as Little Red Riding Hood journeys through the forest and encounters a hungry Wolf who has a strong distaste for sweets but a healthy appetite for other things. Don't worry! A happy ending is in store in this heartwarming musical tale! Presented with permission by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.

Featuring professional singers Camila Parias, soprano, Vanessa Schukis, mezzo-soprano and Rob Woodin, baritone.

  • Running Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended for kids in grades K - 5, but all are welcome.
  • $10 for adults
  • $5 for children under 12 (free for children age 2 and under)

Ring in the season at the Winslow Homer Holiday House 

On Dec. 15 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Dec. 16 (Noon to 4 p.m.), the Winslow Homer and his extended family would have gathered at the 1853 William Flagg Homer House, 661 Pleasant Street, to celebrate the holidays.

Santa will be in the house from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Art history sleuths will recognize backgrounds from Homer's early illustrations and paintings. Music, merrymaking and mansion walks in a beautiful historic setting.  

Admission is $5 adults, $3 children over 5 years, 5 years and under free.  

Information at 617-484-4892 or 617-484-4916.

Caroling in Belmont Center

Local Belmont residents are getting together for community caroling in Belmont Center next to the Christmas tree next to the Bank of America branch on Leonard Street on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. 

The Belmont Gallery of Art's annual Small Works Holiday Show and Sale will take place this Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

With all works priced below $200, the show gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase an original piece of art for themselves or as a gift, while helping to support local artists. All work presented in the show is available for sale with items taken at the time of purchase.

Marsha Knoll December 15, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Thanks so much for this column, Franklin! I just pirated some of your info on Homer House to send out on Belmont Yahoo. There is just too much going on and it's hard to put information in front of people so they'll remember -- oh yeah, I WAS going to go to that....! So you just did! Thank you, and I look forward to your next pieces on Patch!

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