Holiday Happenings, updated for Dec. 6 edition

‘A CHRISTMAS Carol,’ presented by Plays for Non-Profits, continues at Wy’east Middle School, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. The Bob Cratchit family, from left, is portrayed by Rosemary Shepardson and Erik Lundby, standing, and Max Meckoll, Mila Fuentes, and Kristin Fox (as Tiny Tim). At right are Scrooge (Gary Young) and the Ghost of Christmas Past (Bob Fox). Tickets at www.showtix4U.com.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea
‘A CHRISTMAS Carol,’ presented by Plays for Non-Profits, continues at Wy’east Middle School, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-9, and 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. The Bob Cratchit family, from left, is portrayed by Rosemary Shepardson and Erik Lundby, standing, and Max Meckoll, Mila Fuentes, and Kristin Fox (as Tiny Tim). At right are Scrooge (Gary Young) and the Ghost of Christmas Past (Bob Fox). Tickets at www.showtix4U.com.



Dec. 7 — Tinsel and Tails, 7-8:30 p.m. at Riverside Community Church (pick of the Week, page B3).

Dec. 8 — Advent Concert Series, noon at Riverside Community Church. Choral music with Hood River Valley High School music students, directed by Dan Kenealy. Free.

Dec. 8 — The Dalles Worship Choir, 7 p.m. at The Dalles Calvary Baptist Church. “It Took a Miracle.” Ecumenical choir from Mid-Columbia area featuring Christmas music. Free.

Dec. 9 — Wreath Contest, 10-2 p.m. at Parkhurst Place. Annual event; make a wreath and donate to Parkhurst Place before 5 p.m. Dec. 8. Entries will be judged and purchased by the public, with proceeds benefiting the Hood River County Christmas Project. Stop by Dec. 9 to judge and purchase a wreath. Live entertainment, snacks and beverages.

Dec. 9 — Wahtonka Community School Holiday Bazaar, 10-4 p.m. at Wahtonka Community School, 3601 W. 10th, The Dalles. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and an elf.

Dec. 9-10 — Last Chance Holiday Bazaar, 10-4 p.m. at the Hood River County Fairgrounds Community Building. Free admission and parking. Over 40 vendors; Special Olympics fundraiser, lunch and beverages available in kitchen.

n Dec. 9-10, Dec. 14-16 — “Merry Christmas, Strega Nona,” family-friendly theater, at Columbia Center for the Arts (Kaleidoscope, page B1.)

Dec. 10 — The Dalles Worship Choir, 5:30 p.m. at The Dalles First Christian Church. “It Took a Miracle.” Ecumenical choir from Mid-Columbia area featuring Christmas music. Free.

Dec. 11-26 — Free Downtown Parking, Hood River.

Dec. 14 — Tree of Remembrance Memorial, 5:30 p.m. at Anderson’s Tribute Center, Hood River. Decorate an ornament in memory of a loved one; live music. Can be placed on Tree of Remembrance and taken home later, or taken home that night.

Dec. 15 — Advent Concert Series, noon at Riverside Community Church. Series concludes with the band Threeform, featuring pianist Tim Mayer, Kit Garoutte on guitar, Paul Thompson on bass, Mike Grodner on drums, and Lynn Thomas, vocals. Anyone needing mobility assistance should park in the Sherman Street lot.

Dec. 16 — Holidaze Craft Night, 3-5:30 p.m. at Hood River Library. Make decorations and crafts while watching “The Muppets Christmas Carol.” Supplies, hot cocoa provided. Free, for teens and tweens.

Dec. 17 — Gorge Winds Band Christmas Concert, 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 3350 Columbia View Drive, The Dalles. Free, donations accepted. Sing-alongs, traditional favorites, more. Refreshments served at intermission.

Dec. 17 — Handel’s Messiah Community Concert, 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Landmark Church, The Dalles. Free community concert.

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice Party, 7 p.m. at the Hood River Library. Family-friendly. Puppeteer Sarah Frenchette, refreshments, craft activity. Free, open to all.

Thru Dec. 24 — Columbia Center for the Arts Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale, 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River. Original arts and fine crafts created by artists living and working in the Gorge.



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