Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.
Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata; decorating the Hanukkah bush; feasting and general merry making. And of course, we will have our traditional, cutthroat, gift exchange! (just remember, no candles, candle holders, or heavily scented items). Feast is potluck, so bring a dish to share, that feeds 8-10 people. And no pork please! There is no kitchen, but there is a fridge and a microwave oven available.
Contests: Table decorations - best table setting in themes of blue and white/silver and Hanukkah. Baked goods - Challah Bread, with recipe(period, extra credit, authentic/Kosher, equal extra credit . Bardic - best retelling of the Hanukkah story.This does not have to be performed - it can be submitted written.
Site information: North Star Council On Aging, 1424 Moore Street, Fairbanks Ak. Site is open 12noon - 10pm. Event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $4 for children 12-17, under 12 free. For a family rate, please contact the event steward. Please note - this site is dry.