NORTH PORT — The North Port Library’s sixth annual “1800s Christmas” will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the library, 13800 S. Tamiami Trail. The event, themed “Step Into a Simpler Time, When Little Things Meant a Lot,” is free and open to the public.
In the past, various crafts available at the event have included making homemade cards, cornhusk dolls and balancing corks. Crafts for all ages will again be available this year. According to reference librarian Janis Russell, the Silver Strings Dulcimer Band will play at the library entrance, members of the North Port Chorale will sing Christmas carols, the Joyful Ringers Handbell Choir and Harriet Dawson, chime soloist, will perform in front of the windows, and the popular Myakka River Bluegrass Band will return as well. New this year will be “Florida Cracker” storyteller Butch Harrison, a native of South Florida. Michelle Lott will re-create “A Visit with Laura Ingalls Wilder.” New also will be “Voices of the Civil War,” a living history performance by members of the Charlotte County Historical Society. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call children’s librarian Shana Hinze at 941-861-1312 or Janis Russell at 941-861-1307.
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