Jenny’s picks – December 22

If you have been itching to hit the ice, make plans to take in the Whoville Skate, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena, 2501 Lincoln Park Drive, Columbus. Skating and crafts with a “Grinchmas” theme. Cost: $4 children, $4.50 adults, $2 skate rental and scooter rental. Information: 812-376-2686.

I admittedly do not know much about Kwanzaa, but I’d like to learn more. Columbus people will have an opportunity to do just that during Kwanzaa Celebration, 6 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St. Kwanzaa honors African heritage in African-American culture. Theme is “Embracing Kwanzaa’s Principles and Practice: Creating and Celebrating the Good.” A pitch-in feast will be conducted after the program. Information: 812-379-1266 and

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Jenny Elig is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5671.