2010-11-25 / News

Activities planned at the MACK

By Linda McClintock

With the arrival of Thanksgiving, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you how thankful we are for the continued support we receive from the numerous members and friends of the MACK. We value your membership and encourage those of you who are not yet members to join. Your support allows us to continue our Children’s programs as well as the numerous events and programs for the entire family.

If you would like more information about the MACK or are interested in joining, please stop by the office or call 864-852-3216. Thank you.

The following is what is going on at the MACK through December. To sign up for a class or reserve your ticket/seat for an event, call the MACK at 864-852-3216.

Artist Reception – Friday, December 3 is the Artist Reception for award winning Photographers Frank Lazenby and Casey Szocinski. This will be a wonderful photography exhibit which you will not want to miss. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on December 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to visit with these two artists and view their works.

Tree Lighting and Punch Sip-Off – The Town of McCormick Tree Lighting will be held in the park behind the MACK at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4. The MACK will host a Punch sip-off contest at 6:30. If you have a punch, eggnog or wassail bowl you would like to enter into this contest, please submit your entries to the MACK by Wednesday, December 1. Everyone is invited to join in the fun of judging the “punch sip-off.” Tickets may be purchased at the MACK for $6. Come join the fun and start the Christmas Season with us.

Holiday on Main Parade and Events – Santa and his Elves will be in the Holiday on Main Parade December 11. After the parade, be sure to bring your children to the MACK to see Santa and his elves. They will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa. The photos will be printed and may be purchased for only $2.00. While the photos are being taken and processed, the MACK will be holding the 2nd annual Chris Kringle Cookie Contest. The judges for this contest will be the children and families visiting Santa. Santa himself will announce the winner before he returns to the North Pole to get ready for his Christmas Eve flight. We need cookie bakers to enter their cookies in the contest (please note allergens). If you are able to enter your one of your favorite cookies in the contest, contact the MACK before Wednesday, December 8 at 864-852-3216.


Call the MACK at 852-3216 to sign up for available classes.

Jean Gale’s Piano Lessons - Jean Gale teaches piano lessons at the MACK on Tuesdays. We are fortunate to have some of -her students occasionally play for us at our monthly artist receptions. Call the MACK at 852-3216 to schedule an appointment with the wonderful piano teacher. The class fee is $60 per month for weekly lessons.


The MACK Office will be closed Wednesday, November 24 and Thursday, November 25.

Do your Christmas shopping at the MACK Gallery Shop. You will find all kinds of beautiful hand-made gifts by local artisans at reasonable prices. Your family and loved ones will thank you for shopping at the Gallery Shop. Come see what these artisans have to offer.

Volunteers Needed – The MACK is in need of a few volunteers. If you have a few hours to give to a very worthy community asset, please stop in and see Janice Grizzard. A few of the areas we are looking for volunteers to assist are: office work, computer and website skills, painting handiwork to assist with programs which also include computer skills – MACINTOSH, ticket sales, and someone skilled in painting murals.

We invite you to visit the McCormick Art Council’s website at www.the-mack.org. You will find announcements, a schedule of upcoming events, an extensive photo gallery, information on the gallery shops and much more on this website.

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