Lawrenceville to hold tree lighting

LAWRENCEVILLE - The 20th annual tree lighting at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse will be held Nov. 22.

The ceremony begins at approximately 6 p.m. and Santa arrives about 6:45 p.m. Carriage rides are available for a nominal fee from 5 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. (the last ride begins at 8:20 p.m.). All ages are welcome.

Call 770-822-5450 for more information. The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 W. Crogan St. in downtown Lawrenceville.

Celtic music event planned in Winder

WINDER - The Winder Cultural Arts Department announces a Celtic acoustic Christmas show with singers/songwriters Harry O'Donoghue and Carroll Brown.

Dec. 7 and 9, Winder will ring with the joyous sounds of A Celtic Acoustic Christmas - a show filled with traditional Celtic, Southern and Seasonal songs, complemented by lively stories and recitations.

Brown, a gifted acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter from South Carolina, has more than 30 years in the music business and possesses a vast repertoire of songs and stories.

O'Donoghue comes from the East coast of Ireland and has been performing professionally for 27 years. He lives in Savannah, where he performs locally, as well as co-producing and hosting the Green Island Radio Show for Georgia Public Broadcasting and leading annual group tours to Ireland.

Together, they bring to the stage a gently paced acoustic show, with an onstage atmosphere that is casual and conversational as the gentlemen banter easily between themselves and the audience.

Performances are Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Colleen O. Williams Theater, 105 E. Athens St., Winder. There will be an intermission and refreshments, and CDs from the artists will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 a person and are on sale at Winder City Hall, 45 E. Athens Street in Winder. For credit card purchases, call 770-867-3106.

For more information, please call the Winder Cultural Arts Department at 678-425-6884.

Gwinnett Gab appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.