The Northumberland Theatre Company is performing The Ugly Duckling, suitable for the whole family, in the Parish Church hall, Sandy Chare, on Friday at 6.30pm. This talented group has a gift for providing all-round high quality entertainment and is always worth supporting. Tickets at £10, including a glass of wine or soft drink, are available from Jean Atkinson on 529 3574 or Roly Humphrey on 529 2760. Children, accompanied by adults, are free.
Santa Claus will be visiting Souter for the final time this year on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. To take part in a full hour of magical experience for children up to the age of 10, booking is essential on 529 0909 and the cost per child is £10. For more details, visit the website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/events/7335b276-365b-4110-a653-1c52ac7338bb/pages/details or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The Lighthouse, gift shop and tearoom will be open on Saturday and Sunday then closed until the middle of February. National Trust gifts can be purchased online at http://shop.nationaltrust.org.uk/ .
Children from Whitburn Primary School will be singing Christmas Carols and festive songs in Whitburn Methodist Church tomorrow morning at 10am. Doors open at 9.30am. Christingle is at 5.30pm on Friday with all children and grown-ups most welcome. The annual carol service will be on Sunday at 3pm followed by tea, coffee and mince pies. Christmas morning will be celebrated with the traditional service at 9.45am and evening service on Sunday, December 27, will be led by Joyce Howe.
Christmas services at Whitburn Parish Church include on Christmas Eve, the Crib Service at 3pm for all the family, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7pm and Midnight Holy Communion at 11.45pm. On Christmas Day there will be a family service of Holy Communion at 10am.