FOLA switches things up for community Christmas program

Celebrate Christmas with Gypsy Reel and FOLA. Photo provided

LUDLOW, Vt. – This year, FOLA is switching this up for the annual community Christmas program. FOLA will take advantage of the opportunity to showcase a great local writer and musicians while supporting a good cause, the Dana-Farber Cancer Marathon Challenge.

Things kick off Friday, Dec. 20 with a screening of the “Polar Express” at 6 p.m. in the Heald Auditorium. The movie is free, but donations for the effort are appreciated and will help Lisa Marks in her efforts for the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Marathon Challenge. The movie is rated G, and it runs one hour and 40 minutes. There are rumors that Santa Claus might be making an appearance after the movie.

On Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., FOLA and The Book Nook will co-host an evening with Jon Clinch Camille Parker and Graham Parker of Gypsy Reel. Clinch will read excerpts from his recent novel, “Marley,” which recounts the life of Jacob Marley, former partner of Ebenezer Scrooge. Ron Charles of the Washington Post called it a “a clever riff on ‘A Christmas Carol.’” Clinch and the Parkers will perform festive holiday music as well. Copies of “Marley” will be on sale and can get be signed by Clinch after the performance.

FOLA hopes to see you in the Heald Auditorium in the Ludlow Town Hall Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 to help celebrate the Christmas season here in Ludlow.

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