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Holiday Happenings Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 19

The Roving Park Players present A Christmas Carol, 7:30 pm today at Sheldon Oaks Retirement, 2525 Cal Young Rd.; and 7pm Nov. 20-22 at Good Samaritan Center, 3500 Hilyard, 735-7184. FREE.


Friday, Nov. 20

Fern Ridge & Veneta Annual Holiday Bazaar, food and crafts by local artisans, 9am-5pm today and Saturday, Nov. 21, 935-8443. FREE.

GOD plus nothing tour: An Evening of Inspirational Gospel Soul, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $30-$65.

Maude Kerns presents “Art for All Seasons” exhibit, Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, opening reception Friday, Nov. 20, 6-8pm. FREE.

A Christmas Carol: The Broadway Version, musical version of Dickens’ classic, 7:30 pm Fridays & Saturdays through Dec. 19 with 2pm brunch matinees Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, Actors Cabaret of Eugene, 996 Willamette St., 683-4368. $16-$42.95.

Artists’ Holiday Show & Sale featuring works by Patti Lomont, Karen Russo, Mara Berendt Friedman & Shannon Weber, sculptures, paintings, glass & more, 4-8pm today, 11am-6pm Nov. 21, noon-4pm Nov. 22, Patti Lomont’s Studio, 2106 McMillan St., 741-8229. FREE.


Saturday, Nov. 21

Holiday Market, hundreds of booths with handcrafted gifts, international food court and live music, 10am-6pm ongoing weekends until Dec. 26, Exhibit Hall, Lane County Fairgrounds. FREE.

“Let it Snow” presented by the Academy of Ballet Fantastique, 7pm, Wildish Theater, Springfield, $16, $9 kids.


Sunday, Nov. 22

Children’s Chanukah Celebration, crafts, activities, live music, stories & baked goods, 10am-1pm, Temple Beth Israel, 1175 E. 29th Ave. $5 per child suggested donation.


Tuesday, Nov. 24

New Zone Gallery Holiday Store featuring handcrafted gifts made for the holidays under $50, noon-6pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, Nov. 24 to Dec. 24, 164 W. Broadway, 683-0759. FREE.


Wednesday, Nov. 25

Festival of Trees, trees, wreaths, Christmas stockings, gift baskets, holiday fair in Dicken’s Village, entertainment, visits from Santa, Candy Cane Forest and chainsaw art carving, 9am-6pm today, 10am-6pm Nov. 26, 9am-7pm Nov. 27, 9am-2pm Nov. 28, 9am-5pm Nov. 29, Valley River Inn, 228-3040. $3-$6.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $35-$75.


Thursday, Nov. 26

Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner hosted by Friendly Street Church of God, transportation available and volunteers welcome, noon-3pm, 2290 Friendly St., 345-6553.

Dia De Gracias 2015 Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, se invita a todas la communidad se ofrecera comida i ropa, 11am-3pm, Whiteaker Community Head Start Center, 21 N. Grand, 485-8179, wcdinner.org. FREE.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner at Friendly Street Church of God, noon-3pm, 2290 Friendly St., 345-6553. FREE.

Turkey Stuffer 5K Run, benefit for Willamalane’s free Summer Playground Program for kids, 8:30am today, Lively Park, 736-4244. $10-$25, pick up reg. packets Nov. 24-25 at Willamalane Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd.

Turkey Trot, 4-mile run, 2-mile walk, 200-meter kid’s Gobbler Gallop, benefit run for FOOD for Lane County 9am, Valley River Center, register through FOOD for Lane County or Eugene Running Company, 116 Oakway Center, $20 adults, $15 17 and younger.


Friday, Nov. 27

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, 7:30pm today and then Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays, with 2 pm Sunday matinees, through Dec. 20 at Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 W. Broadway, 465-1506. $15-$25.

Kindista Holiday Market: Buy Nothing and Share Freely, bring underused household items to give away and find gently used treasures to bring home, leftover Thanksgiving potluck feast, music, dance, words by Mayor Kitty Piercy, 10am-4pm, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1300 Pearl St. FREE.

Thurston High School Choirs Holiday Craft Faire, 100 vendors selling their wares, 10am-6pm today & 10am-5pm Nov. 28, Thurston High School, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd., 744-5141. FREE.


Saturday, Nov. 28

The Nutcracker Remixed presented by All That! Dance, 7pm today, Soreng Theater, $23-$36.50.

Shelton McMurphey Johnson House Candlelight Tour, 6pm today & Nov. 29, also Dec. 6, 10, 24, 26 & 31, Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808, smjhouse.org. $10.

6th Annual “Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus” hosted by Eugene Downtown Lions Club, breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, cocoa and coffee, photographer available, Santa’s helpers assist kids with frosting cookies, bike raffle, 8am-noon, St. Thomas Episcopal Fellowship Hall, 1465 Coburg Rd., 344-1049, $8, $5 kids.

Festival of Trees, fundraiser for Oregon Coast Military Museum, today & Nov. 29. Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence, 902-0991.

Global March to Climate Solutions, in conjunction with marches worldwide on eve of Climate Talks in Paris, 2pm today, starts at Old Federal Building, 211 E. 7th, ends at 3pm in Alton Baker Park. FREE.


Tuesday, Dec. 1

BRING's #WorkUpstream Giving Tuesday Party, fundraiser, music, food, 5:30-9pm, Claim 52, 1030 Tyinn St. FREE.


Wednesday, Dec. 2

Holiday Marketplace, shop for handcrafted gifts and homemade delicacies, 9am-6pm today & Dec. 3, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Spfd., 736-4444. FREE.


Thursday, Dec. 3

Thomas Hecht, piano, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-5678. $8-$10.


Friday, Dec. 4

Upstart Crow Studios presents Annie, 7pm Dec. 4-5 & Dec. 11-12, 3pm matinees Dec. 6 & Dec. 13, 855 W. 1st Ave. $12.

UO Community Music Institute’s Chamber Players, 5pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-5678. FREE.

Annie Heron Ceramics Studio Sale, pottery, mosaic and tiles, 6-9 pm today and 11am-4pm Dec. 5-6, 2489 Emerald St., 683-5683.

Faith Rahill’s Holiday Pottery Sale, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 5, 11am-4pm Dec. 6, 2581 Monroe St., 344-2100. FREE.

14 th Annual Creche Exhibit by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, array of 1,000 Nativity scenes from around the world, get free photo of family in front of manger scene, music, 5-9pm today, 11am-8pm Dec. 5 & 4-8pm Dec. 6, 1155 President St. FREE.

Holiday Pottery Sale at Standhardt Studio, 5-8pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 5, 11am-4pm Dec. 6, 55 W. 27th Ave., 514-4646.

Cottage Theatre presents The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, 8pm today, plays 8pm Thursdays through Saturdays & 2:30pm Sunday through Dec. 20, 700 Village Dr., 942-8001. $14-$19.

35rd Annual Holiday Ceramics Studio Sale at Faye Nakamura Studio, 1-6pm today, 10am-4pm Dec. 5, 2695 University St., 431-0096.


Saturday, Dec. 5

Annual Greens Sale hosted by Eugene Garden Club. Natural wreaths, table floral designs, little trees, cone baskets, poinsettias and other holiday home decorations, 9am-3pm. Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 541-485-5772 for more information or special orders.

Holiday Choral Concert: Live-streamed presents four UO choirs performing holiday-themed music, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, $7, $5 students, seniors.

The Den at Wayward Lamb presents TRIMMINGS Holiday Market, curated modern gifts and local vendors, noon-4pm today, The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway. FREE.

Jingle Bells Run, 12k run (new), 8k run and 5k run/walk, music, Santa, breakfast, noon, Maurie Jacobs Park, 484-9883, eclecticedgeracing.com, $25 adv., $30.

Suzuki Strings Concert, 11am, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-5678. FREE.

Holiday Choral Concert, 7:30pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-5678. $5-$7.

Making Spirits Bright: A Winter Dance Concert, 3pm & 7pm, The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis, 738-7569. $10-$12.

Eugene Waldorf School’s Winter Light Faire, puppet shows, cake walks, candle dipping, The Nutcracker ballet, Hanukkah room, crosscut saw competition, games, food and live music, 11am-4pm, 1350 McLean Blvd, FREE, some activities require ticket; $1.50 each.

Poison Pen Players Dead in the Sled: Ho, Ho, Ho … Oh, No!, musical dinner theater, 7pm today at Big K Guest Ranch in Elkton; 7pm Dec. 12 at Florence Events Center; 7pm Dec. 18 at Three Rivers Casino in Florence; 7pm Dec. 19 Red Lion Hotel in Coos Bay; 7pm Dec. 31 at Hilton Eugene, tickets & info at 999-9281 or poisonpenplayers.com. $40-$75.

The 63rd Annual Springfield Christmas Parade: “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” 1pm, begins at Olympic St., downtown Spfd., 988-0955. FREE.

Breakfast with Santa, fundraiser for FOOD for Lane County, 8-10am, BJ’s, 1080 Valley River Center, 344-2200. $5.

“Experience Christmas with NCU: Bliss” community concert presented by Northwest Christian University, 2pm & 7pm today and Dec. 6, Ross B. Evans Chapel, NCU campus. $10, $5 youths 17 & under.

Very Victorian Family Holiday at Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, family craft day, storytelling and holiday fun, 10am, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808, smjhouse.org.

“Christmas in Cottage Grove” with tree lighting at Trailhead Park, Prospectors Holiday Bizarre (360 S. River Road), Breakfast with Santa (233 Harrison), Santa at City Hall, 8am-8pm, Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, 942-2411. FREE.


Sunday, Dec. 6

14th Annual HOUR Traders Winter Celebration, activities, live music, entertainment, 11am-5pm, Old World Deli Arena, 341 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. FREE.

Eugene Concert Choir’s “A Dickens of a Christmas,” time-travel to the Renaissance, 1800s England and today, 3pm today, Hult Center, 682-5000. $20 & up.

UO Gospel Choir and Ensemble, 5pm, Beall Concert Hall, UO, 346-4363. $8, $5 students, seniors.

Shedd Theatricals presents Anything Goes, 1934 Broadway musical, today through Dec. 20, The Shedd, 868 High St., 434-7000. $14.50-$38.

Oregon’s Ugliest Sweater Run, 5K race, 11am at Alton Baker Park, register at oregonsugliestsweaterrun.com. $30-$40.


Monday, Dec. 7

Shasta Middle School Winter Concert, 7pm, Hult Center. $13.


Tuesday, Dec. 8

The Oak Ridge Boys Hits & Christmas Show, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $43.50-$57.75.


Thursday, Dec. 10

The Jazz Kings “Swinging on a Star,” holiday concert, 7:30pm today, 2pm Sunday, The Shedd, 868 High St., 434-7000. $9-$34.


Friday, Dec. 11

8th Annual Holiday Sale at Clay Space featuring more than 20 local artists, 4-9pm today, 10am-6pm Dec. 12, noon-5pm Dec. 13, Clay Space, 222 Polk St.

2nd & Blair Artists Holiday Studio Sale & Open House, work by Michael DiBitetto, Judi Lamb, John Rose, Alison Shiboski, Jayme Vineyard, Roka Walsh & Betsy Wolfston, 4-9pm today, 11am-7pm Dec. 12, noon-4pm Dec. 13, 1168 W. Second Ave. FREE.

Dive-In Movie: Frozen, movie and swimming, 6pm, Willamalane Park Swim Center, 1276 G St., Spfd. $5, $16 for a family of 4.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, 7:30pm today, Dec. 12 & Dec. 18-19; 2:30pm Dec. 12-13 & Dec. 19-20, The Majestic Theatre, 115 SW Second St., Corvallis, 738-7569. $14-$16.

Ballet Fantastique’s An American Christmas Carol w/Halie Loren, retro-glam ballet version of Dickens classic, 7:30pm today & Dec. 12, 2:30pm Dec. 13, Hult Center. $28-$58.50.

Clay Space 8 th Annual Local Artists Holiday Sale, featuring work of more than 20 artists in ceramics, jewelry, fibers, photos, clay, glass & more, music and wine tastings as well, 4-9pm today, 10am-6pm Dec. 12 & noon-5pm Dec. 13, 222 Polk St., 653-8089. FREE.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, performed by Kenneth Bull w/music by Chico Schwall & Linda Danielson, 3pm today, Dec. 12 & Dec. 18-19; 9:30pm Dec. 21-24, Café Soriah, 384 W. 13th Ave., 342-4410. $10.

Eugene Symphony w/Yo Yo Ma, 7:30pm, Hult Center. $78-$225.


Saturday, Dec. 12

Frozen Trail Runfest, 5K, 6,8, and 14 mile, 50K, 9am 50K, 10am all other events, Mt. Pisgah, register at Eugene Running Company, 484-9883, 116 Oakway Center, $20-$55.

Newport Symphony Holiday Spectacular w/Corvallis Repertory Singers and Central Coast Chorale, 7:30pm today & 4pm Dec. 13, Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St., Newport, 265-9464. $10-$34.

Breakfast with Santa, pancakes, crafts, photos, 9am-noon, Willamalane Adult Activity Center, Spfd., 912-8773.

13th Annual Adventures in Narnia Holiday Ballet and Toys for Tots Benefit presented by Hosanna Performing Arts Foundation, 1pm and 6pm today, 4pm Dec. 13, Ragozzino Performance Hall, Lane Community College, 607-5798, $13-$15.

Very Victorian Holiday Tea at the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House, 1-3pm today, Dec. 13, Dec. 19-20, 303 Willamette St., 484-0808 for reservations, $30.

Cascadia Wildlands’13th annual Wonderland Auction, live and silent auctions, live jazz, buffet dinner, Ninkasi beer and local wine, 6pm-10pm, Center for Meeting & Learning, LCC, 4000 E. 30th Ave., 434-1463. $50 adv., $60 door.


Sunday, Dec. 13

Corvallis Youth Symphony Young Artist Concert featuring works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Samuel Barber, 3 pm today, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, tickets at cysassoc.org. $10 adv., $12 door, $5 w/CASA card, children FREE.

The Motet Singers annual Christmas Concert “The Holly and the Ivy,” women’s a cappella ensemble, 4pm today, Ebbert Memorial United Methodist Church, 534 C St., Spfd., 554-8421. $10, students/youth FREE.


Tuesday, Dec. 15

The Jazz Kings “Swinging on a Star,” holiday concert, 7:30pm today, LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis. 434-7000. $15-$30.


Thursday, Dec. 17

The Den at Wayward Lamb presents the new hit Drag King show “The Kings Of Eugene Holiday Show!” 7:30-9:30pm today, The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway, $3.

The Jazz Kings “Swinging on a Star,” holiday concert, 7:30pm today, Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St., Florence, 434-7000. $15-$30.


Friday, Dec. 18

Candlelight Baroque Concert featuring the Oregon Mozart Players, 7:30 pm today and Dec. 19, First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., 345-6648. $15-$45, $10 students and youth.

The Nutcracker presented by Eugene Ballet Company, 7:30pm today, 2pm and 7:30pm Dec. 19, 2pm Dec.20, Hult Center, $29-$65, college and youth discounts available.

The Den at Wayward Lamb presents the award-winning cabaret Glamazons Holiday Spectacular, 9pm-2:30am today, The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway, $5.

Radio Redux’s Miracle on 34th Street, live radio drama, 7:30pm today & Dec. 19, 2pm Sunday, Dec. 20, Hult Center, 682-5000. $16-$21.

Thurston High School Choir’s Ye Olde Christmas Feaste, catered dinner and show, an evening full of merriment, song and food, 6:30pm today & Dec. 19, Thurston High School, 333 N. 58th St., Spfd., info at 744-5141. $17.


Saturday, Dec. 19

The Den at Wayward Lamb presents their “First Annual Holiday Office Party,” 9pm-2:30am, The Wayward Lamb, 150 W. Broadway, $3.


Sunday, Dec. 20

Eugene Sacred Harp Singers’ Annual Concert and Sing-Along, 7pm, Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High St., 345-3626, FREE, donations welcome.


Thursday, Dec. 31

Eugene Opera: Lucia li Lammermoor, 7:30pm today & 2:30pm Jan. 3, Hult Center. $20-$87.