By Kathy L. Collins

The Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin has a great line up scheduled. The line up has something for everyone. Georgia Vahue, Executive Director said, “The Firehouse Cultural Center, a non-profit, offers top quality live entertainment from a variety of talented performers.” Vahue added, “It is simply the best small music and performance venue in the SouthShore region.”

Friday, December 13 you won’t want to miss Joyful Jazz for the Holidays performed by the Haferhouse Jazz Group. Lorri, Mike and Paul Haferhouse demonstrate their musical talents as they take you to that place where love was new, winter nights were warm and the twilight was soft. This concert is a great way to introduce the teens in your family to the world of jazz. Advance tickets for members is $14 and $18 for non-members. Day-of tickets are $16 for members and $20 for non-members.

On Wednesday, December 18, the Firehouse Cultural Center will partner with the Ruskin Library to present “The Shoemaker & The Elves,” a puppet show. There will be two performances at 10:30 a.m. and then again at 11:30 a.m.

Come to the Firehouse Cultural Center after the holidays on Saturday, January 11 for two shows of N.C. Marsh’s Magic Shows. Join the Firehouse Cultural Center for infectious laughter, stunning impossibilities and the most fun you will have with a blowtorch, samurai sword, duct tape and an iPad. Nathan Coe Marsh, “Entertainer of the Year,” blends genuine charm with hilarious (family friendly) comedy with jaw dropping magic. Marsh has performed at resorts and theatres throughout the United States and in the Bahamas.

The first will be a family show at 3 p.m. Tickets for the matinee are $12 if purchased in advance and $15 for day of show.

The second show will be a 7:30 p.m. Firehouse Pub Performance. Tickets for this are $25 for advance tickets and $30 for day of show.

For more information, please call 645-7651 or visit


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