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Songs of the Season

Music will fill the air at 7 p.m., this Saturday at Kennedy Hall at the North Fork School as the North Fork Community Choir, the Sierra High Mountain Chorale and emcee Janice Noga welcome the start of Christmas with the Squirrel Cage Theatre Company’s annual “Songs of the Season.”

The evening will also include Chuck Thrapp leading everyone in “Hava Nagila“ (“Let Us Rejoice”), which is sung while chorale singers and the audience join in a dance circle called the hora. Sue Anderson will accompany the dance by playing the flute.

The North Fork Community Choir is under the direction of Gina Clugston. Bruce Weinberger directs the Sierra High Mountain Chorale. Missing this year will be the Minarets and Yosemite high school choirs, due to prior commitments.

This year marks the 40th birthday of the Squirrel Cage Theatre Company, which began as a fundraising tool for the care and maintenance of North Fork’s Town Hall. Most recently the Squirrels bought a new curtain to replace the old one. They also bought a new coat of paint. That, combined with a lot of elbow grease, has prettified what was the multi-purpose room of the original North Fork School. Additionally, the Squirrels also give scholarships to local high school seniors who plan to study theater arts.

Squirrel Cage productions include the annual Spring Fling and Fall Follies, as well as sponsorship of North Fork School’s annual Eighth Grade Play, Destination Imagination and other special dramatic events.

Coffee and desserts will be available at Saturday’s event.

Tickets cost $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 12 and under, and $20 for an immediate family.

Details: Sue Novell , (559) 877-2129.

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