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Time flies, don’t miss a thing

Published 9:17am Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated 11:20am Thursday, November 29, 2012

The holiday season is in full swing. I’m stunned. Where did 2012 go?

I think the older you get, the faster time passes.

I have a hypothesis about that: Pretend all people live to be 100. Then, when you’re 5, one year is only 20 percent of your life, but by the time you’re 50, a year is down to 2 percent of your life.

No wonder time passes faster as you get older: 2 percent is a heck of a lot less time than 20 percent. And, with everything there is to do in December, it will pass by in the blink of a reindeer’s eye.

First, A Center for the Arts has a lobby art sale featuring several local artists during lobby hours throughout December. A variety of art forms are represented, from cards to ceramics to jewelry to painting and more.

We also have a lot of holiday performances.

The first weekend is Dance and Dessert on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, both days at 2 p.m. The popularity of this show has grown immensely over the years, so get your tickets while they’re still available.

There may be a seat or two left at the door, but don’t count on it.

Dance and Dessert is reserved seating and tickets are $15 and 5 for adults and children/students, respectively.

The second weekend, on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., is another annual favorite when Wendy Erlandson and Linda Mellon get together with their friends Rob Johnson, David Stoddard, John Hatling, Joe Barnett, and Elizabeth Hatling to put on a show filled with fun, laughter, a few tugs on the old heart-strings, a few surprises, and of course great singing and music.

This year’s holiday show is “Go Tell It.”

Friday, Dec. 14 begins a really busy weekend at the Center. At 7:30 p.m. is the touring show, “At Christmas” with Mick Sterling.

It is a brilliantly written and performed reflection of what the holidays are for all families — funny, poignant and heart-warmingly tender — displayed theatrically by three actors and accompanied by a six-piece band with an original score along with surprisingly fresh interpretations of recognizable Christmas favorites.

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. is a free concert by AC4TA’s three children’s choirs and a few private voice students.

After the concert, join us for two free family-friendly holiday films, one starting at 11:30 a.m. and the other starting at 1:30 p.m.

At the movies, we will be accepting non-perishable food items (or monetary donations) for the local food shelf.

Rounding out our holiday programming on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. is our annual Theater Organ Concert.

This year the show will be bigger and better than ever with the addition of the Vining Bell Choir, guest organists, a piano accompanist, and closing with a sing-along of holiday favorites.

For information and tickets on all our upcoming events, visit our Web site at or stop by the Fergus Theatre box office downtown Fergus Falls at 124 W. Lincoln Ave, Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. You can also call us at 218-998-ARTS (2787).


Jane Geisinger, marketing and promotions coordinator for A Center for the Arts or 218-736-5453.

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