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Datebook: November 30 – Regina Mundi Day in South Africa

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It’s Regina Mundi day in South Africa. Regina Mundi is the largest Roman Catholic church in South Africa located in Orlando East, Soweto, a populous black urban residential area within the city of Johannesburg. Due to the role it played as a place of gathering for the people of Soweto in the years before, during, and after the anti-apartheid struggle, it is often referred to as “the people’s church” of “the people’s cathedral.” In 1997, Nelson Mandela established 30th November as “Regina Mundi Day” to honor the church.

It’s Wednesday, November 30

Murray State’s Chamber Singers present Madrigal Dinners Friday and Saturday nights at 6 in Ordway Hall near the intersection of 15th and Olive. Enjoy a full meal with the singing of carols and madrigals. Call 270-809-4288 for tickets.

Saturday brings the Reindeer Run 5K to Cadiz before the Christmas parade. The run starts from Trigg County Middle School Gym at 5 p.m. and benefits Bright Life Farms. Register at runsignup.com or mail. Race day registration is $20.

Pullen Farm Greenhouse offers an interior plant sale of houseplants big and small from 9 to 5 through Friday. It’s also time to order poinsettias which will go on sale closer to Christmas. Take Hickory off 94 West in Murray to get there.

Adsmore House hosts a special Christmas candlelight tour Saturday from 6 to 8:30. The 1857 Greek Revival home is restored to late Victorian grandeur and furnished with its family’s furnishings and memorabilia. It’s at 304 North Jefferson in Princeton.

See more at wkms.org, including the schedule of all our holiday specials.

Written by Matt Markgraf

November 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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