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Join Rosie and Maggie on this relaxed workshop to make a natural Christmas table decoration from beautiful seasonal foraged materials and candle. Take home your table decoration to adorn your Christmas table. £36pp including refreshments. . . .
christmas decoration
Join Rosie and Maggie on this relaxed workshop to make a natural Christmas table decoration from beautiful seasonal foraged materials and candle. Take home your table decoration to adorn your Christmas table. £36pp including refreshments. . . .
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Games

Board Games

14 December, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Scrabble, card games and many more! Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones!. . . .
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Chichester City Band presents its Annual Christmas Concert which will also feature our Junior Band in a selection of lively music for the festive season. There will be a raffle and seasonal refreshments and audience carols. Our elder statesman and trombonist, Don Webb, has sadly has chosen the evening to. . .
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Enrico Tomasso Sextet – From a Jazz Tradition. Enrico Tomasso was exposed to the best of the jazz from birth and started playing the trumpet at the age of five. His father, a jazz clarinettist, every opportunity to hear and meet the jazz greats such as Benny Goodman, Oscar Peterson,. . .
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A princess under a fairy’s curse pricks her finger on a spindle and sleeps for a hundred years, waiting to be woken by a prince’s kiss. But hold on a moment. There’s a distinctly different slant to this story. The princess is beautiful and spirited but there are two princes. . .
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A magical Christmas experience. Take a family stroll through the wintery walled garden, to find Father Christmas and his friendly elves in the magical Christmas grotto. The children can share their Christmas wishes with Father Christmas, and each receive a Christmas gift. There are plenty of fun Christmas craft activities. . .
Santa
Open from 10am to 5pm, you can explore our 36 acre site and all our festive activities. Visit our market stalls in the barn and other exhibits, enjoy children’s crafts and take part in our family Christmas trail. Standard admission for our Christmas weekends: Adults £10, Children £8, Under 4’s. . .
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A family Christmas concert with the Piacere String Quartet. An exciting, interactive musical exploration for the very young and young at heart. . . .
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Come and spend an amazing day with Bridget Woods, a local watercolorist of note, and learn all about the techniques and intricacies surrounding painting with watercolour. . . .
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On the dates of 8-9, 15-16 and 19-23 December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas will be selecting presents from a large wooden chest to give to each. . .
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Storytime

15 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Meet Father Christmas

15 December, 11:00 - 16:00

| The Novium Museum

Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. To book your ticket for a magical festive moment meeting Father Christmas, please Book Online or call Chichester Box Office on 01243 816525 – just £6 per child (includes a gift). Tickets are available divided into 30 minute. . .
storytime

Storytime

15 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
Chichester City Tours
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Chichester City Tours

15 December, 14:00 - 15:30

| The Novium Museum

The original walking tour group of Chichester invite you to explore the attractions of our historic Cathedral city within the Roman Walls. Tours start from The Novium and last approximately 90 minutes. . . .
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Music

Carol Concert: "Let the choir ring out their joy!"

15 December, 19:30 - 21:30

RNLI Station, Kingsway, Selsey, PO20 0DL

This year’s Carol Concert promises to be a wonderful evening of festive music, including audience participation, performed by the renowned local chamber choir Chichester Voices. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Naylor and will feature some much-loved works including ‘I Saw Three Ships’, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and. . .
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Music

The Renaissance Choir’s Christmas concert in Emsworth

15 December, 19:30 - 21:30

St Thomas’ Catholic Church, 24 New Brighton Rd, Emsworth, PO10 7QP

Carols and readings for the festive season. Our programme provides a feast of seasonal music: Renaissance motets by Victoria, Byrd and Lassus. Settings by Pearsall and Tavener. Modern works by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Old favourites like Once in Royal and O Come All Ye Faithful. Something for everyone!. . .
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Music

A Babe is Born

15 December, 19:30 - 21:30

St George's Church, Cleveland Road, Chichester PO19 7AD

St Richard Singers’ Christmas concert. ‘A Babe is Born’, carols and readings for Christmas. Including Missa Sancti Nicoli (Haydn). Conductor: Jake Barlow. With the Noviomagus String Ensemble. Tickets £12, £5 (students), U18s free. With mulled wine and mince pies. Reservations by email or Tel: 07387 303683 or pay on the. . .
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The Piacere String Quartet, to include local musicians Inna Erskine, Michael Sullivan, Emily Hester and Graham Elliott, will be performing a Christmas programme at St John’s Chapel, St John’s Street, Chichester on 15th December 2018 at 7. 30 pm. Tickets will be available from The Chichester Box Office at the. . .
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In the relentless rush of the Christmas build-up, you are invited to reclaim the calm, expectant devotion of Advent through a special performance of two of J. S. Bach’s greatest works – the cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme and the Magnificat. Under the direction of Charles Harrison, Chichester. . .
the Hamblin Trust
Candlelit Sound Meditation with Sounds Inspirational: Chris Sangster & Jackie Winsor. Come and experience some seasonal magic with a difference. At this busy time of year, treat yourself to a relaxing evening of atmospheric sounds and meditation with Sounds Inspirational. After an initial guided meditation, bathe in the healing vibrations. . .
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Dance Games

Santa in the Park

16 December

Priory Park, Chichester

Join Santa in St Wilfrid’s Guinness World Records Record Attempt of the World’s Largest Street Dance lesson!. At 11. 00am on Sunday 16th December in Priory Park Chichester, #teamwilf needs you and your dancing shoes to help set the new world record with 400 people taking part in a full. . .
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Open from 10am to 5pm, you can explore our 36 acre site and all our festive activities. Visit our market stalls in the barn and other exhibits, enjoy children’s crafts and take part in our family Christmas trail. Standard admission for our Christmas weekends: Adults £10, Children £8, Under 4’s. . .
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Cinderella Panto

16 December

Sunday 16th December 2018 is the PACSO trip to Cinderella panto in Southsea. £20 per person. If you are interested then please contact Emma or Hannah on 01243 533353 or by email. Deadline has been extended so please do get in touch if you are interested in joining us. . . .
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Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages:from Roman baths to award winning architecture of the 21st Century, via medieval streets amd the market cross, Georgian residences, the cathedral quadrant and much more. Meet at the Bell Tower, Chichester Cathedral. . . .
the Hamblin Trust
Experience a Reiki healing session in our Meditation Sanctuary, set in the peaceful grounds of the Hamblin garden. Reiki Masters Richard Fulstow and Derek Hedicker are offering 50-minute sessions at a low-cost rate, to make Reiki healing accessible and affordable. Reiki is helpful in recovery from illness and injury, pain. . .
Bognor Library

Baby Rhyme Time

17 December, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
Willowhale

Library games after school

17 December, 15:00 - 16:30

Willowhale Library

Visit the library to play games and after school. Term time only. Parents and carers are asked to remain with their child during this activity. Free event, just drop in!. . . .
Tuppenny Barn

Beginners Yoga

17 December, 18:00 - 19:15

Tuppenny Barn

For Beginners or those returning to yoga. The class is taught by Joanna Hoath, daughter of Trevor Hoath who teaches yoga at Tuppenny Barn on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Jo has been taught yoga by her father for over 12 years, and is a soon-to-be qualified British Wheel of Yoga Instructor. . .
Chichester Library

Let's Chat

18 December, 10:00 - 11:00

Chichester Library

An Informal English speaking group for those with English as a second language. . . .
Chichester City Tours
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Chichester City Tours

18 December, 11:00 - 12:30

| The Novium Museum

The original walking tour group of Chichester invite you to explore the attractions of our historic Cathedral city within the Roman Walls. Tours start from The Novium and last approximately 90 minutes. . . .
Willowhale

Baby Rhyme Time

18 December, 11:15 - 11:45

Willowhale Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
Toddler Time

Toddler Time

18 December, 14:00 - 14:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
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Baby Rhyme Time

18 December, 14:00 - 14:30

Chichester Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
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Join us to see the house decorated for Christmas and enjoy festive mince pie and refreshments. After refreshements the tour of Edes House begins, starting with a brief overview of life in late Stuart England. Edes House is woven with historical stories, poetry and anecdotes conveyed by the art, photos,. . .
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Toddler Time

19 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring your toddler along to share stories, songs and rhymes. Free of charge!. . . .
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Relax with Colouring

19 December, 13:30 - 14:30

Chichester Library

Come and enjoy this peaceful pastime. Help to reduce stress and be creative. Everyone Welcome. Drop In!. . . .
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Perfect for any last minute gifts. Come along and you will find locally made, artisan products. . . .
Tuppenny Barn

Hatha Yoga - Intermediate

19 December, 19:00

Tuppenny Barn

Join in a regular Hatha Yoga class here at Tuppenny Barn. Hatha is the most widely-practised form of Yoga in the UK, it focusses on the health and improvement of both body and mind. The class is led by qualified Yoga instructor Trevor Hoath; more information can be found at www. yogasimply. . . .
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From Rod Campbell , author of Dear Zoo , comes the ingeniously simple and charming tale of how Santa finds a perfect present for Sarah, with the help of his cheeky Elf. There’s the opportunity to meet Santa himself after the show. For ages 2 – 7. . . .
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Games Crafts

Knit and Knatter

20 December, 10:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Join our friendly knit and natter group. Come and meet new friends and swap tips and ideas – allages and abilities welcome!. . . .
the Hamblin Trust
To mark the winter solstice, a turning point of the year, come and join us in a meditative time of quiet reflection to remember our loved ones in this world or the next, and appreciate all the love and joy they have brought to us. A time, too, to express. . .
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Stansted Park welcome you to our annual Christmas Chapel Service 12pm. To book a place please contact Stansted Park Estate Office on 023 9241 2265 limited spaces available. . . .
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Late Night Shopping/Street Entertainment

20 December, 17:30 - 20:00

Chichester

Thursday Late Night Shopping is a great way to get into the swing of the festive season especially here in Chichester with it’s beautiful Christmas lights display; giving a warm and twinkling glow to the Georgian streets and providing an amazing backdrop for the specially commissioned Christmas inspired street performances. . .
Chichester cathedral
Throughout Advent, the Cathedral will be host to a number of Carol Services for local schools, colleges and other organisations. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a spectacular laser Star of Bethlehem suspended in the Cathedral Nave and from mid-December a set of beautifully restored nativity figures will be. . .
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Music

Carol Concert: "Let the choir ring out their joy!"

20 December, 19:30 - 21:30

St Thomas a Becket's Church, Church Lane, Pagham, PO21 4NU

This year’s Carol Concert promises to be a wonderful evening of festive music, including audience participation, performed by the renowned local chamber choir Chichester Voices. The concert will be conducted by Andrew Naylor and accompanied by Richard Allum, and is raising money for Rotary Charities. It will feature some much-loved. . .
Chichester Board Games poster.pdf
Games

Board Games

21 December, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Scrabble, card games and many more! Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones!. . . .
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Fifty years ago this Christmas the world watched in a mixture of excitement and wonder as the three-man crew of Apollo 8 – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – blasted off for a trip to the Moon and back, the first humans to leave Earth behind, fly around. . .
partridge inn
Start your family Christmas celebrations here at The Partridge on Friday 21st December as we welcome Father Christmas for an evening of festive spirit and heart-warming carols. Ideal for all the family, children will be enthralled to meet Father Christmas as he prepares for his busiest day of the year. . . .
Chichester cathedral
Throughout Advent, the Cathedral will be host to a number of Carol Services for local schools, colleges and other organisations. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a spectacular laser Star of Bethlehem suspended in the Cathedral Nave and from mid-December a set of beautifully restored nativity figures will be. . .
the Hamblin Trust
SPECIAL EVENT with Marianne de Vries and Emma Owen-Smith. Celebrate Winter Solstice! Following the success of the Summer Solstice Celebration, GreenDoorGrooves present a seasonal fundraiser for the Hamblin Centre building renovations. Bring your family and friends to mark the shortest day and look forward to the return of the sunlight. . . .
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A timeless mystery for the 2017 Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. . .
green father christmas
On the dates of 8-9, 15-16 and 19-23 December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas will be selecting presents from a large wooden chest to give to each. . .
Chichester Storytime.pdf

Storytime

22 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Meet Father Christmas

22 December, 11:00 - 16:00

| The Novium Museum

Come and meet Father Christmas in his Grotto at The Novium Museum. To book your ticket for a magical festive moment meeting Father Christmas, please Book Online or call Chichester Box Office on 01243 816525 – just £6 per child (includes a gift). Tickets are available divided into 30 minute. . .
storytime

Storytime

22 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Fifty years ago this Christmas the world watched in a mixture of excitement and wonder as the three-man crew of Apollo 8 – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – blasted off for a trip to the Moon and back, the first humans to leave Earth behind, fly around. . .
the-three-magi-160632_960_720.jpg
A timeless mystery for the 2017 Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. . .
Chichester City Tours
heritage

Chichester City Tours

22 December, 14:00 - 15:30

| The Novium Museum

The original walking tour group of Chichester invite you to explore the attractions of our historic Cathedral city within the Roman Walls. Tours start from The Novium and last approximately 90 minutes. . . .
Chichester cathedral
Throughout Advent, the Cathedral will be host to a number of Carol Services for local schools, colleges and other organisations. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a spectacular laser Star of Bethlehem suspended in the Cathedral Nave and from mid-December a set of beautifully restored nativity figures will be. . .
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With the scent of mulled wine in the air, our crackling log fires ablaze and the festive ring of the carollers we will be celebrating Christmas with our mini fete and Carol singers. Come on down to Dell Quay and get truly in the Christmas spirit. . . .
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Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages:from Roman baths to award winning architecture of the 21st Century, via medieval streets amd the market cross, Georgian residences, the cathedral quadrant and much more. Meet at the Bell Tower, Chichester Cathedral. . . .
the-three-magi-160632_960_720.jpg
A timeless mystery for the 2017 Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. . .
the-three-magi-160632_960_720.jpg
A timeless mystery for the 2017 Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. . .
Bognor Library

Baby Rhyme Time

24 December, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
the-three-magi-160632_960_720.jpg
A timeless mystery for the 2017 Christmas season. This is a cosmic detective story, a journey back in time to see the night sky of over 2000 years ago. What was the bright object that drew the Wise Men from the East, the event that heralded the birth of Christ?. . .
Tuppenny Barn

Beginners Yoga

24 December, 18:00 - 19:15

Tuppenny Barn

For Beginners or those returning to yoga. The class is taught by Joanna Hoath, daughter of Trevor Hoath who teaches yoga at Tuppenny Barn on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Jo has been taught yoga by her father for over 12 years, and is a soon-to-be qualified British Wheel of Yoga Instructor. . .
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From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful time to visit the Museum and enjoy the atmosphere of our historic homes,. . .
Chichester Knit and Natter poster.pdf
Games Crafts

Knit and Knatter

27 December, 10:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Join our friendly knit and natter group. Come and meet new friends and swap tips and ideas – allages and abilities welcome!. . . .
apollo8capsule.jpg
Fifty years ago this Christmas the world watched in a mixture of excitement and wonder as the three-man crew of Apollo 8 – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – blasted off for a trip to the Moon and back, the first humans to leave Earth behind, fly around. . .
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Now that the nights are long and dark, the Winter Constellations of Orion, Taurus and the Pleiades establish themselves and dominate the Winter night skies. . . .
Chichester Board Games poster.pdf
Games

Board Games

28 December, 14:00 - 15:00

Chichester Library

Scrabble, card games and many more! Bring a group of friends or come and meet some new ones!. . . .
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On Spring evenings – if the skies are clear – we can look beyond the veil of stars in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. As we look out into the wider universe we see countless other galaxies, many like our own, but many that are quite different. . . .
Chichester Storytime.pdf

Storytime

29 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Chichester Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Storytime

29 December, 11:00 - 11:30

Bognor Regis Library

Bring you child along to share stories. All children under 5 welcome and free of charge!. . . .
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Recent advances in technology have enabled astronomers to discover new planets in orbit around stars beyond our Sun: so-called extrasolar planets , or ‘exoplanets’: for short. . Many of the new planets found to date are giant planets likeJupiter and Saturn in our own Solar System. But astronomers are now. . .
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Since its launch in April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has always been in the news. First there was the small error in the shape of the main mirror and the amazing corrective optics fitted by the crew on a Space Shuttle flight. Then we had stunning images of planets,. . .
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Within the historic city walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through the ages:from Roman baths to award winning architecture of the 21st Century, via medieval streets amd the market cross, Georgian residences, the cathedral quadrant and much more. Meet at the Bell Tower, Chichester Cathedral. . . .
Bognor Library

Baby Rhyme Time

31 December, 10:15 - 10:45

Bognor Regis Library

Join our baby rhyme time fun, with rhymes songs and musical instruments. Free of charge!. . . .
Tuppenny Barn

Beginners Yoga

31 December, 18:00 - 19:15

Tuppenny Barn

For Beginners or those returning to yoga. The class is taught by Joanna Hoath, daughter of Trevor Hoath who teaches yoga at Tuppenny Barn on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Jo has been taught yoga by her father for over 12 years, and is a soon-to-be qualified British Wheel of Yoga Instructor. . .
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New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery

31 December 2018 - 1 January 2019, 19:00 - 01:00

| The Partridge Inn

If you are looking for a New Year’s party with a difference, why not come along to The Partridge Inn’s New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Evening? The theme is gangsters and molls, giving you a great chance to get a group of friends together and dress up for a fun-filled. . .
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