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Immaculate Heart presents “How Saint Nicholas became Santa Claus”

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Immaculate Heart presents “How Saint Nicholas became Santa Claus”


Later this month Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will present, “How Saint Nicholas became Santa Claus,” a spiritual discussion for kids, parents and grandparents.

The event, “Cocoa and Contemplation” (normally called Coffee and Contemplation) will be lead by Deacon Tom Heavey.

According to an announcement, “The jolly magical Christmas figure we know as Santa Claus has a basis in the life of a real saint carried down through history.”

The event will includes cookies, games, projects, a talk with “St. Nick” and photos with Santa.

It will be Dec. 21 from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $10, kids under 7 years old are free.

For  information or to register call 509-448-1224.


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