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November 5, 2015

6 Fun Things Happening in Beaver County This November

What’s to do in beautiful Beaver Falls during November? Lots! The weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas bring a bounty of entertainment to our area this year, much to the delight of Geneva College students and faculty.

1)    Little Women: The Musical at Geneva College

Little Women The Musical explores the lives of four sisters—Jo the aspiring writer, Meg the romantic, kind-hearted Beth, pretentious Amy—and their experience growing up in Civil War America. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this classic story has inspired generations of women to pursue their dreams—and Geneva College’s production of the Broadway adaptation carries on this great tradition.

Performances are Thursday–Saturday, November 5-7 and Thursday–Saturday, November 12-14. Shows will be in Geneva’s newly renovated Bagpiper Theater at 8 p.m. every day, with additional Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on November 7 and 14. General Admission for this event is $8. Student, senior citizen, and Geneva faculty, staff and alumni tickets cost $5. For children 12 and under, admission is $4. To reserve tickets, call the Bagpiper Theatre box office at 724-847-5099.

2) Les Misérables School Edition

Victor Hugo’s musical epic about the enduring human spirit graces the state-of-the-art MainStage Theater at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center for two weekends in November. This author-approved school edition has a running time of just over two hours without sacrificing any of the grandeur of the original masterpiece.

The professional artists at the Center will deliver Broadway-worthy performances of the memorable score November 13-15 and 20-22. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. The reasonably priced tickets range from $15 to $20.

3) 18th Annual German Christmas Market

Perfectly timed for your holiday shopping, over 40 artisans and specialty vendors offer handcrafted and German imports at the Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt on November 14th and 15th. Unique gifts include dolls, woodcarvings, linens, jewelry, punched tin, and pottery. Stock up on soaps and lotions, German roasted nuts, olive oils, and vinegars. Watch museum quilters and weavers perform their art, enjoy musical entertainment, and replenish your shopping strength with bratwurst and sauerbraten sandwiches washed down with a side of German potato salad. Kids will love the model railroad displays and the wagon rides.

The market is open Saturday, November 14th, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 15th, from noon to 4 p.m. Time your Saturday visit so you can join in the caroling and Christmas tree lighting ceremony at nightfall. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students, and free for children under six.

4) 26th Annual Beaver County Festival Of Trees

The doors of the Lodge at Bradys Run Park open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th, and welcome mesmerized visitors of all ages to the Festival of Trees Friday through Sunday for the next two weekends. This extremely popular annual fundraiser provides a spirited tree and wreath decorating competition for area sponsors, with all proceeds donated to the Children & Youth Services Advisory Board and U.S. SARR Corps.

There’s non-stop musical entertainment, the Candy Cane Lane gift shop, and refreshments galore. Return on Wednesday, December 9th, and raise that bidding paddle high in the air when all of the trees and wreaths are auctioned off.

Christmas Wreath

5) Beaver Light-Up Festival

The Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce throws its big Light-Up block party on Third Street on Friday, November 27th, from 5-9 p.m. The Beaver High School Chamber Choir kicks off the event at 5 p.m., followed by the Christmas Parade, the ceremonial lighting of the trees, a magnificent fireworks display, and free photos with You Know Who. Cuddle up for a romantic moonlit wagon ride behind two draft horses; the full moon on the 25th is known as the Beaver Moon, after all.

6) Small Business Saturday

All day on Saturday, November 28th, Beaver Falls merchants on Seventh and Fourth avenues kick off the Christmas shopping season with a bang. It’s your chance to shop small and local, supporting your neighbors and their commitment to downtown small business success.