Music, live nativity, parade top weekend of festivities

This Friday, the holiday concert at Treasure Valley Community College will feature area students including Nyssa’s sixth-grade choir. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Meyer-McLean Theatre, Four Rivers Cultural Center.

The month of December starts off with a bang on Saturday, Dec. 1, with Christmas events hosted by the Nyssa Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture. Activities start at 4:30 p.m. with the lighting of the community tree at Thunderegg Memorial Park, at 6th and Main. There will be caroling around the tree and a time of prayer for our community. 

Just a block east, there will be a live nativity at the Nazarene Church parking lot, and, starting at 5:30 p.m., free hamburgers sponsored by Nyssa Christian Fellowship and The Lighthouse Church. 

Then find your favorite parade-watching spot and get ready for the Nyssa Nite Lite Christmas Parade. It starts at 6 p.m. 

Those interested in entering the parade should contact the Nyssa Chamber at 541-372-3091 or [email protected]. Lineup starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Park Avenue. 

After the parade, mosey on in to Umpqua Bank at 3rd and Main for a Christmas treat and a photo opportunity with Santa.

• The Nyssa Senior Center’s monthly dance will be held Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. with the Dale Borge Band providing tunes. Participants are asked to bring an item for the potluck. We need finger food items to help everyone keep up their strength for lots of dancing! 

The foot clinic at the center is Tuesday, Dec. 4, starting at 8:30am, followed by bingo at 10 and lunch at noon. 

To have your Nyssa news in this column, contact Susan Barton at 541-372-5455 or [email protected]