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Saturday01st Dec

10:00 - 11:30

Understanding Yourself and Other People (Myers-Briggs) |
200 S. State St. – Rear (Entrance is on 2nd St.)
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Find out at this workshop: What is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test?   What are the different personality types?

Participants will learn foundational concepts during the workshop and have the option to register and pay for the Myers-Briggs test.

Workshops are 1 1/2 hours; cost is $15.00/person; seating capacity is 20 persons.

This will be held upstairs in the facility, which may be an issue for participants who cannot climb the stairs. We are sorry for this inconvenience!

TO REGISTER: contact us at learn@myedforlife.com or (309) 945-7653

Saturday08th Dec

8:00 - 8:00

Christmas Walk |
Downtown Geneseo
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Schedule of Events

Please watch for street closures throughout the day

7:30 a.m. Registration for Jingle Run - The Victory Center, 218 S. State St.

8:30 a.m. Jingle Run 5k starts - 218 S. State St.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Shopping & Dining throughout Geneseo!

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch & Bowling w/Santa  - Happy Joe’s, 925 S. Oakwood Ave. ($ fee)

1:45 p.m. Doors open for “White Christmas” Sing-Along - Central Theater, 111 N. State   St., freewill donation for Geneseo Community Chest

2-5 p.m. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus - Musical Memories, 112 N. State St.

3-4 p.m. Jingle Bell Obstacle Course - Geneseo Community Center, 541 E. North St.

3 p.m. Concerts begin at First Congregational Church - 319 S. State St.

3 p.m. Geneseo Middle School; 3:30 p.m. Southwest School; 4 p.m. Millikin School; 4:30 p.m. Northside School; 6 p.m. Constance Deal violin students;                        7 p.m. Madrigal singers & recorders

3-5 p.m.  Downtown Children’s Activities

- Making Reindeer Food - My Moon Creations, 104 S. State St.

- Kids Craft (3-5 p.m.) - High School Art Club ornament raffle (all day) - Smith Studio, 124 S. State St.

 - Kids ink & alcohol ornament - Geneseo Art League, 125 N. State St.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Concordia Handbell Choir - Musical Memories, 112 N. State St.

4-8 p.m. Geneseo Chamber Information Center & Christmas Card Stamping -Hanford Insurance building, 119 S. State Street

4:30-5 p.m. Maple Leaf Ukestra - Muscial Memories, 112 N. State St.

5-5:45 p.m. Christmas Cartoons - Central Theater, 111 N. State St.

5 p.m. Christmas Walk Parade - steps off on North State & Brown Streets,      

traveling south through downtown to the Historical Museum.

5:45 p.m. (approximately) All Children Need to Gather Around!

Santa will join Mayor Carroll-Duda to light the Christmas tree on State Street in front of the museum after the Christmas Parade.

6-7 p.m. Pam Edwards & Geneseo Community Choir - Historical Museum, 205 S. State St.

6 p.m. “This Is Not a Recital” recital - Musical Memories, 112 N. State St.

6 p.m. Madrigal Singers & Brass players - Central Theater, 111 N. State St.

6-7:30 p.m. Musical groups & living scenes - Historical Museum, 205 S. State St. .

6-8 p.m. Living windows throughout downtown

6-7:30 p.m. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus - Geneseo Manor, 217 S. State St. - Professional                                pictures optional for a $ fee

6-9 p.m.  Jingle Bell Skate - Geneseo Community Center, 541 E. North St.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Mo’s Garage Band - dance with the Grinch & Cindy Lou Who -Musical Memories, 112 N. State St.

8 p.m.    Featured movie - Central Theater, 111 N. State St.

8 p.m.    Walk closes. See you in 2019!

Church events, warming stations, etc.

Concordia Lutheran Church 316 S. Oakwood Ave.

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Cookie Walk

First Congregational Church 319 S. State St.

School Concerts:  3 p.m. Geneseo Middle School; 3:30 p.m. Southwest School; 4 p.m. Millikin School; 4:30 p.m. Northside School;

6 p.m. Constance Deal Violin Students;  7 p.m. Madrigal Singers & Recorders

First Lutheran Church 114 E. Main St.

4-7 p.m. Pasta Supper - Youth Ministries. Adults $6  Children 10 & younger $4

First Presbyterian Church 133 E. North St.

4-7 p.m. Brats, hot dogs, BBQ, chili, vegetable soup & pie

First United Methodist Church 302 N. State St.

4-7 p.m.  Soup Supper. Free hot chocolate at South Campus, 224 N. State St.

Grace United Methodist Church 318 N. Center St.

4 p.m. Christmas Parade Staging. Geneseo Chamber extends its sincerest thanks for Grace’s hospitality!

Evangelical Free Church, warming station near Mel Foster on State St.

4 p.m. Free hot chocolate and Bibles

First Baptist Church, warming station at Second & State St.

4 p.m.  Free hot cider and goody bags

American Family Insurance - warming station at 229 S. State St.

4 p.m. Free coffee, cocoa & cookies.

State Farm Agency, warming station at 113 S. State St.

4 p.m. Free cookies and hot chocolate

Ed.U - candy cane station at 200 S. State rear entrance on Second St.

4 p.m. Free candy canes

 Join Santa to light the Tree

Geneseo’s Lighted Christmas Parade starts at 5 p.m. and will head south from Brown St. down State St. Santa will end the parade by riding a fire truck to the south end of State Street and join Mayor Carroll-Duda to light the city’s Christmas tree, in front of Geneseo Historical Museum. Children are encouraged to meet  Santa at this tree during the lighting. Winners of the parade and City’s Lighting Contest will also be announced at this time.

Jingle Bell Skate

Complete your Christmas Walk experience with a special Skate Night at Geneseo Community Center from 6-9 p.m. No pre-registration required. Admission is Free. Skate rental is $3.

Jingle Bell Obstacle Course

Attend the 7th annual Jingle Bell Obstacle Course from 3-4 p.m. at Geneseo Community Center. Participants will be timed while   running through a winter wonderland. Come for the challenge, leave with a prize! For ages Pre-K to 5th grade. Free!

Entertainment ‘Central-ized’

Central Theater has an abundance of entertainment all day during the Walk. Doors for the “White Christmas” sing-along open at 1:45 p.m. Christmas cartoons will show at 5 p.m. with the Geneseo High School Madrigal singers and brass premiering at 6 p.m.   Tickets for the theater’s nightly feature will sell at 7:30 p.m.          followed by the movie at 8 p.m.

Jingle (Run) all the way

A chip timing system will be used during this year’s Jingle Run, slated for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 starting at the Victory   Center, 218 S. State Street. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Pre-registered runners will receive a race t-shirt. All participants will enjoy a post-run  party. Also at this year’s run is a miniature health fair featuring Hammond-Henry Hospital, Fareway, Maple Leaf CrossFit, Sweat, and Geneseo Community Center. Race   winners receive Jingle Run medals. All registered runners will be entered into a drawing for four $25 gift certificates from Casey’s. Register today at Cornbelt Running Club or Webscorer.

‘Wanna build a snowman?

   This year’s Walk includes a fun, new treasure hunt called, “Wanna Build a Snowman?” From 4-7 p.m. children (accompanied by a parent) can pick up their starting clue at State Farm Agency, 113 S. State Street. From there, fun puzzles will send you to three other stores, collecting pieces of the three dimensional snowman along the way. Once finished, visit the lobby of Central Bank to assemble your snowman!

Geneseo Historical Museum

Geneseo’s Historical Museum has a full schedule for the Walk! Pam Edwards and Geneseo Community Choir will perform in the Carriage House from 6-7 p.m. Musical groups will entertain in the parlor from 6-7:30 p.m. Living scenes of yesteryear will be depicted throughout the museum. Tours of the museum will also be  offered until 8 p.m.

 Visit with Alpacas

Peppertree Alpacas will be in the Christmas Parade starting at 5 p.m. They will also be on display in front of My Moon Creations at 104 S. State Street, weather permitting. Peppertree sells mittens, capes and gloves inside the store.

Lighted Christmas Parade

Beautifully lighted floats will grace this year’s Christmas Parade. Some floats are hand-designed while others are professionally lit.  The parade kicks off at 5 p.m. at N. State and Brown Street and will travel south to the Museum. Santa will wrap up the parade, riding on a fire truck to S. State Street to join Mayor Carroll-Duda and light the city’s Christmas tree (located between the Museum and Designs on the Blvd.) For a parade participation form, go to www.geneseo.org/christmas-walk.

Christmas Walk Stamp

In commemoration of the 2018 Christmas Walk, a special stamp will be available for your Christmas cards at the Geneseo Chamber Information Center, located in Hanford Insurance, 119 S. State St.

 From 4-8 p.m. drop off your postage-paid Christmas cards and special ‘elves’ will stamp and mail your cards for you! It’s a great way to share Geneseo’s Christmas spirit with friends and   relatives, near and far!

Geneseo’s Giving Trees

Geneseo's Giving Tree campaign is aimed at raising money for   local charities while creating a festive and fun environment in our charming city. Participating businesses have sponsored and  decorated beautiful Christmas trees to be purchased by the community through a silent auction format. Trees will be on display for bid Nov. 16 - Dec. 10. Locations include Katsch, Studio G, Village Home Stores, Chicago Street Decorating on State, State Farm Agency, Four Seasons, Geneseo Brewing Company & Vorac Pharmacy (sharing tree) and in the lobby of Geneseo House (The Cellar building). For more details please visit Facebook.com/GeneseoGivingTrees.

Christmas Walk Ornament

Sue Bos from RutabagA Art designed this year’s Walk ornament based on the theme “Flannel & Frost.” Sue said she incorporated the check pattern of a flannel shirt with the twinkling star of a snowflake. The blue paint reflects well on the light-colored clay stoneware, which is fired twice and includes a reflective glaze.  These ornaments start selling November 16 and are $10 each at RutabagA Art, 108 N. State St.; Geneseo Art League, 125 N. State St.; and Smith Studio & Gallery, 124 S. State St. Quantities are limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday11th Dec

6:30 - 8:00

'Building Your Resume' Workshop |
200 S. State St. – Rear (Entrance is on 2nd St.)
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What makes a good resume? How do I market myself in writing? Find out at this workshop!

Workshops are 1 1/2 hours; cost is $15.00/person; seating capacity is 20 persons.

This will be held upstairs in the facility, which may be an issue for participants who cannot climb the stairs. We are sorry for this inconvenience!

TO REGISTER: contact us at learn@myedforlife.com or (309) 945-7653

Saturday15th Dec

10:00 - 11:30

'Building Your Resume' Workshop |
200 S. State St. – Rear (Entrance is on 2nd St.)
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What makes a good resume? How do I market myself in writing? Find out at this workshop!

Workshops are 1 1/2 hours; cost is $15.00/person; seating capacity is 20 persons.

This will be held upstairs in the facility, which may be an issue for participants who cannot climb the stairs. We are sorry for this inconvenience!

TO REGISTER: contact us at learn@myedforlife.com or (309) 945-7653

Friday28th Dec

9:30 - 12:00

Special Day Jumps - Free (See more for ages/times) |
Geneseo Community Center GYM
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Special Day Jumps - Free

9:30 - 10:00 -  4 yrs & Under 

10:00 - Noon ALL AGES

Monday31th Dec

9:30 - 12:00

Special Day Jumps - Free (See more for ages/times) |
Geneseo Community Center GYM
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Special Day Jumps - Free

9:30 - 10:00 -  4 yrs & Under 

10:00 - Noon ALL AGES