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December Events

Posted On: 12/11/2013 8:58:00 AM

Holiday Concert by Grades 3-7
Thursday, December 12th, 6:30-8:00 PM

Newtown Middle School Auditorium
Queen St., Newtown

All are welcome!


Advent Wreath Lighting and Caroling
Friday, December 13th, 8:30 AM

The Atrium, Compass Hall
1 Jacklin Rd, Newtown

Grade school parents are invited to attend the morning lighting of the advent wreath and caroling at 8:30 AM in the Atrium. Feel free to linger for a cup of coffee or tea and bring a treat to share in the Administration Cottage.


Early Childhood Advent Spiral
Friday, December 13th


Advent Spiral for the HVWS Adult Community
Sunday, December 15th, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Eurythmy Room, Lower Level of Compass Hall
1 Jacklin Rd, Newtown

A time for current and past parents, staff, alumni, and friends to gather. No children, please.


Advent Spiral for Grades 1-7
Monday, December 16th


A Christmas Carol, performed by David Anderson
Tuesday, December 17th, 7:00 PM
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Eurythmy Room, Lower Level of Compass Hall
1 Jacklin Rd, Newtown

David Anderson has performed this one-man show for eight years now with Walking the Dog Theater. Let Dickens' classic story inspire the spirit of the Holiday Season!

"Everything David Anderson touches has two crucial elements: clarity and humanity."
-Marion Hunter, CCScoop.com

Tickets are $10 per person and seating is limited. This performance is appropriate for students in Sixth Grade and up.


The Shepherds' Play, performed by HVWS faculty and parents
Thursday, December 19th, 7:00 PM

Eurythmy Room, Lower Level of Compass Hall
1 Jacklin Rd, Newtown

"In the context of the universal spirit of humanity, the play presents the cosmic truth that the newborn child, each newborn child, is a Holy Child and comes into the world trailing clouds of glory. In each human birth occurs the rebirth of spirit in the world, and each calls for reverence and love."
-Waldorf educator, William Ward

About the play:
The play is part of a collection translated in the 1940s by Karl Julius Schroer--a friend and teacher of Rudolf Steiner--from the little island of Oberufer on the Danube near Pressburg, close to the frontiers of Austria and Hungary. In the sixteenth or early seventeenth century a group of German people migrated there from the neighborhood of Lake Constance and took with them a cycle of religious plays which they had received by tradition from their ancestors. When Schroer collected the plays, the parts were still hereditary in certain families; no complete copy existed but each family treasured a manuscript of the words of one particular part. Surrounded as they were by people of different nations and languages, the peasants of Oberufer preserved unaltered--in a way found in no other similar German plays--both the text itself and the tradition of acting.

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