Fruitcake Dynasty and the Great Amherst Mystery Christmas continue

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The Fruitcake Dynasty is continuing it's run at the Amherst Golf Club. The Tantramar Theatre production is written by Valerie Fahey and features Dean Trueman, Rocky Ripley (who also plays guitar during the performance), Barb Bowes, and Karen Todoschuk.

Performances of The Great Amherst Mystery Christmas run Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 21, with a special last performance on Jan. 4, 2014.

For tickets and information on Fruitcake Dynasty call 667-7002.

This is the last weekend for Live Bait's Annual Christmas Dinner Theatre which is called The Naught List. The play is about Santa, who has gathered everyone on the naughty list at the North Pole, but one spot remains on the nice list. Who'll get it? That is the story which is written by Thomas Hearn.

It will be on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Legion in Sackville, for tickets call 506-536-2248.

Tonight, Bella's Cafe is closed to the public and hosting a private function while Duncan’s Pub hosts Mike Blakeney from 4 until 6 p.m. and Steven Wells and Paul Robb at 8 p.m.

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 14th, 3rd Zero and West Ave will be at the Old Warehouse along with special guests.

On Dec. 19, the Four Fathers Memorial Library hosts the Rise N' Shine Book Club at 9 a.m.

Today and next Friday will be the last time to visit the Amherst Farmers Market before it re-opens next April. It takes place on Fridays at the Amherst Lions Club.

The Cumberland County Museum & Archives is now hosting an exhibit on the Amherst Curling Club. The exhibit highlights the sporting, cultural and social history of local curling.

It runs until Christmas at the Cumberland County Museum & Archives, which is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Sunday, there is an opportunity to learn and/or practice your carol singing to get your voice in shape for the Christmas season.

Trinity-St. Stephens United Church will be hosting a traditional Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols with the Church Choir and the Trinity Youth Singers. It will be an opportunity to relax during the busy time leading up Christmas and it takes place Sunday Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Trinity-St. Stephens United Church.

There are lots of weekly arts and culture events in the area including Dick’s Jamboree, hosting a night of music every Wednesday night at Heartz Hall at Trinity-St Stephen’ s United Church at 7 p.m.

On Thursdays it is open mic night at both the Old Warehouse Café and Duncans Pub.

On Fridays at 8 p.m., the Amherst Legion hosts “All Star Karaoke ” where there is no admission fee and all singers are welcome.

Sundays has Steve & the Boys are at the Amherst Legion from 3 until 7 p.m. and admission is by free will offering with everyone welcome.

So for musicians in Cumberland County there is no excuse not to get out there and get on stage, work on new songs or hone your craft. If you would like your event included in this listing please email


Andrew MacGregor's arts and entertainment column appears weekly in the Amherst News.

Organizations: Amherst Golf Club, Tantramar Theatre, Annual Christmas Dinner Theatre Cumberland County Museum Archives Stephens United Church Shine Book Club Amherst Lions Club Amherst Legion Amherst Curling Club Church Choir Trinity Youth Singers All Star Amherst News

Geographic location: North Pole, Sackville, Cumberland County

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