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December 6, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 10:00 AM for 2 year-olds
December 6, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Authors LIVE! is co-sponsored by The Friends of the Highland Park Library, Highland Park United Methodist Church, and The Friends of the SMU Libraries.
In Heirs of the Founders, New York Times bestselling historian, professor, and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, H. W. Brands, narrates the story of America’s second generation of political heavyweights and the ways in which their clashes and compromises shaped our democracy.
Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun took upon themselves the task of completing the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers. In riveting style, Brands unveils the drama of these relationships during a precarious time in early United States history.
Autographed books will be available for purchase before and after the program. The author will personalize his book after the program.
The 7:00 p.m. Authors LIVE! programs are free and open to the public. The 6:00 p.m. Author Reception including a signed copy of the author's book is $30 and must be reserved at least 2 days in advance by contacting HPUMC at 214-523-2240.
December 6, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Big Pecan Tree
The Town of Highland Park will hold the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony for the “Big Pecan Tree” on Armstrong Parkway at its intersection with Preston Road, on Thursday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m. This year, come enjoy a live reindeer, face painting, and a Photobus. These events will begin at 6:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, the tree lighting ceremony begins with Highland Park Mayor Margo Goodwin will turn on the 5,000 red, blue, orange, and green Christmas lights at that time. The lights will be on each night through New Year’s Day. The Highland Park High School Lads and Lassies, directed by Natalie Walker, will sing Christmas carols during the lighting ceremony. As in past years, Santa Claus has made special arrangements with the Highland Park Department of Public Safety to arrive on a big red fire truck.