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Briefs: 122nd selling Christmas trees; Brookview caroling; 'Downton Abbey' screening at Embassy

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 12:01 am

Tree sale benefits children's home

The Non-Commissioned Officer Academy Graduates Association Chapter 89 will sell Christmas trees through Dec. 23 in the 122nd Fighter Wing's Baer Field Heritage Park. Hours are 5:15-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

The trees are Scotch pines and are available for a $20 donation. Donations benefit Woodburn Christian Children's Home, which provides a family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs.

Caroling party will serenade Brookview

Brookview Neighborhood Association will hold its first Christmas caroling party at 6 p.m. Monday throughout the neighborhood. Carolers will meet at Eastbrook Drive and East State Boulevard.

'Scrooge & Marley' at Cinema Center

“Scrooge & Marley,” a modern-day film of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” featuring the first-ever gay Scrooge, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.

David Pevsner portrays Scrooge, Tim Kazurinsky appears as the Ghost of Jacob Marley and Bruce Vilanch appears as Fezziwig. Actress Judith Light narrates the story.

Imago Dei hosts music groups

Gospel quartet Tribute will perform during the 6 p.m. Sunday worship service at Imago Dei at Imagine MASTer Academy, 2000 N. Wells St.

Imago Dei also will hold a Christmas Eve service with musical guest Nancy Honeytree 6-7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Imagine MASTer Academy, 2000 N. Wells St. For more information about services or Imago Dei, call Imago Dei at 423-2313.

'Abbey' screening at Embassy Theatre

WFWA PBS39 and the Embassy Theatre will present a free preview screening of the first hour of the first episode of “Downton Abbey” Season 3 from Masterpiece at 3 p.m. Dec. 30. This preview marks the return of “Downton Abbey” to Masterpiece on PBS39, especially the new season premiere, which is scheduled for 9 p.m. Jan. 6 on PBS39HD/Channel 39-1.

Visit PBS39's website, www.wfwa.org/Downton Abbey3.html, for more information and to register for prizes to be given away after the screening ends.

Food bank adds to board of directors

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana announced three newly elected members to its board of directors: Chris Gomez, Dave Fee and John Wolf.

Officers include: Matt Bell, president; Danette Fitzgerald, vice president; Deb Treesh, secretary; Casey Scheurich, treasurer; and Beth Bechdol and Ben Williams, members at large.

Other board members include Jeff Beights, Jeremy Carnahan, Jason Fabini, Christopher Guerin, Hod Hefer, Jim Hauguel, Ronnie Irwin, Paul Jacobs, Gonzalee Martin, Larry Rottmeyer, Andy Yergler, Rob Young, Stan Ziherl and Cynthia Elick.

— News-Sentinel staff reports