Music, munchies and more!!! How can you miss? Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa with us at the Crestview Public Library on Tuesday, December 19th. The fourteenth annual Noel Night begins at 6 p.m. and wraps up around 7:30 p.m. Destiny from Crestview High School, led by Kevin Lusk; soloist J. R. Lewis; and New Life Worship Center choir led by Sherrell Compton will fill the library with Christmas music. Youth Royalty Dance Team from Kingdom Life Worship Center will dance. We are making ornaments this year while supplies last! Scavenge the library for Kwanzaa symbols and win a prize! You can also win a prize by playing dreidel! We may even have a surprise visit from… Well, you’ll just have to see for yourself! All ages are welcome at Noel Night, and registration is not required. If you’d like to give back to your community, please bring a nonperishable item, and we’ll make sure it gets to Sharing and Caring. Please call 682-4432 with any questions.
“With a voice reminiscent of Don McLean, McKnight traverses from old-time Appalachian tunes to contemporary folk and blues, all backed up by his dead-on guitar playing” – The Boston Globe
ABOUT: Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk/Americana artist Andrew McKnight’s musical journey has traced nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and seven recordings. Andrew’s powerful and entertaining show is like one man theatre, delivered with warmth and down-home comfort. His finely crafted songs are woven together with humorous stories and poetic drama, while the musical soundscape traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and even a little fancy flatpicking on a Carter Family tune. While his skillful guitar work provides a tasteful foundation, the touches of native American cedar flute, resonator guitar, djembe (African hand drum) and even mandolin add delightful and mesmerizing embellishments to the show.
Andrew has performed at many prestigious venues like the Kennedy Center, the International Storytelling Center and the Atlanta Olympics, has been part of the Rocky Mountain, South Florida, Boston and Delmarva Folk Festival lineups, and a guest on NPR’s “Art of the Song” and “River City Folk” shows
First 30 children per session; registration recommended!
Ages 3 and up. Younger siblings welcome if accompanied by an adult. If your child can’t sit quietly through the stories, please take them out until we start moving again.
*Bring teddy bear, flashlight & 4 cookies to share!
We’ll hide the teddy bears in the dark library for children to find with their adults. We’ll share stories and songs about teddy bears and then have a “Teddy Bear Tea” (apple juice and cookies).
First 30 children (ages 4 and up ONLY); registration recommended!
Nonie’s Ark sails into Crestview Public Library at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. Nonie’s Ark Animal Encounters provide a wildly educating and entertaining Special Family Event. Nonie’s Ark is a hands-on show. That means you can touch the animals! If you love animals and like to be up close and personal with them, Nonie’s Ark is perfect for you!
Meet Nonie, an edutainer. She’s part educator and part entertainer. She has an extensive background in Zoo Animal Technology and Wildlife Education, and her fondest joy is helping children learn about wildlife.
This free event is sponsored by the Okaloosa County Recycling Office. Please call 682-4432 with questions.