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Courthouse Docket

Ring in the Holidays!

Ring in the holidays with the sounds of handbells! On Saturday, December 5, the History Museum comes alive to the sound of holiday music. The SFSU (San Francisco State University) Handbell Choir will perform a variety of holiday tunes including I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Marshmallow World and Winter Wonderland. After the concert, the audience will have a chance to participate in a ring and sing.

Formed in 1997, the Handbell Choir rings on 5 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 4 octaves of hand chimes. Caroline Harnly, a librarian at SFSU, is the groupís director and founder, has nearly 40 years of experience as a handbell ringer. With ten handbell ringers, the group performs at various SFSU campus events and at locations in San Francisco and on the Peninsula.

The concert is part of the holiday celebration at the History Museum on December 6. Families are also invited to explore Holiday Traditions from Around the World in the History Museum Rotunda.

Next on the Docket

Saturday, January 23: Bill Nemoyten, The Art Scene in San Mateo County in the early 1970s
Saturday, February 6: Bo Crane, The Life and Times of Dennis Martin
Saturday, March 12: Museum Auxiliary, Notable Women of San Mateo County

The Courthouse Docket is a monthly series of presentations held in the History Museum's Historic Courthroom A. The Courthouse Docket Series is sponsored by Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
1 p.m.
History Museum, Courtroom A
Special Free Admission Day
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