THE SHIAWASSEE ARTS Center is decked out in Christmas lights for the season. This was the front view on Monday, Nov. 16. (Independent Photo/KAREN MEAD-ELFORD)

Children, pre-school through elementary age, and their parents are invited to a free holiday event at the Shiawassee Arts Center, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 to 4 p.m. There are many activities planned including refreshments, art activities, music, a book signing by author Mary Morgan and a visit from Santa. Gingerbread House creations from Saturday art classes will also be on display.

Children’s classes for December include the Clay Piggy Bank Mania class, Dec. 12, as well as Holiday Gift classes on Dec. 19. Classes are held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at a cost of $10 per member and $12 for non-members.

The Arts Center, located next to Curwood Castle, is celebrating the 27th Annual Holiday at the Center, which is sponsored by Memorial Healthcare. Over 70 Michigan artists are displaying and selling their original artwork, creative gift items and holiday decorations through December 31. There are affordable and unique gift items in SAC’s Gift Shop and a silent auction of over two dozen items. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. SAC is open through the holidays Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The Shiawassee Arts Council, celebrating its 43rd anniversary in 2015, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage participation and appreciation of the arts. For more, call the Arts Center at (989) 723-8354 or visit

Children’s Holiday at the Shiawassee Arts Center was last modified: November 30th, 2015 by Karen Elford