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Marilyn Hagerty: With Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, it's Christmas all the way going forward

The Thursday Music Club’s Musicale for Christmas will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Calvary Lutheran Church.

Marilyn Hagerty

By now, the turkey of Thanksgiving Day has been relegated to leftovers. The left over cranberries sit alone in the refrigerator. From here on in, it’s Christmas all the way.

Coming up in another week is the traditional musicale that ushers in joy of Christmas. Talk of the town centers around Minnesota in Grand Forks for hockey at the Ralph Arena. And it’s Christmas in Lincoln Park -- every night.

Then it’s also Small Business Saturday. With a breakfast.

The calendar on the wall says Hanukah begins at sundown on Sunday.

On the following Sunday, Dec. 5, the Thursday Music Club’s Musicale for Christmas will be held at 4 p.m. in Calvary Lutheran Church.


This, for many, has become the real beginning of the Christmas season. Among those who will take part in the presentation of Christmas music are Hannah and Katie Diers. Kevin Muiderman will be there with classical music on his guitar. There will be a men’s chorus from Bible Baptist Church to round out the show.

Ask Marilyn

Q. Where is Earl Strinden and what birthday is he celebrating Sunday?

A. He and his wife Jan are living in Fargo after decades in Grand Forks as he served for decades as UND alumni director and a member of the state legislature.

Q. Who are the cheerful people of the week?

A. Tom Gabrielson and Ann Porter.

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