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Coming up: Musicians tune up for trio of concerts in Ontario

Here’s a look at coming events in the area in December.

MUSIC: Treasure Valley Community College presents a trio of music performances in December in Ontario to celebrate the Christmas season. The series starts Friday, Dec. 2, with the “Season of Dreams” Christmas choral concert, with tickets sold at the door for $1 to $5.  The TVCC Bands, with Carl G. Sorensen conducting, will perform Tuesday, Dec. 6. The third event is the Treasure Valley Heritage Symphony presenting “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” a concert conducted by Denise Rasmussen on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door, with students admitted for free.

All of the concerts will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Meyer-McLean Theatre at Four Rivers Cultural Center, 676 S.W. Fifth Ave.

MEMORIES: Santa Claus will be at Atkinson Dental at 130 Court St. S. in Vale for photos with children from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. Free photos will be loaded on the Atkinson Facebook page.  

LIGHTS: Vale will light up the evening Dec. 10 with a Christmas Light Parade on A Street. Lineup starts at 4 p.m. and the parade starts at 5:30 p.m. The Vale Chamber of Commerce invites people to bring decorated trucks, tractors, floats, horses and vehicle entries to the lineup at 4 p.m. in the Vale High School tennis court parking lot.

SALES: The Vale Christmas Market is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, and 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The event, sponsored by the Vale Farmers and Crafters, will feature vendors and lunch in the Vale Seniors and Community Center, 100 Longfellow St. S.

RECOVERY: Four Rivers Recovery is holding an open house at 12 noon Dec. 16, at 279 S.W. 10th St. in Ontario.

TOY TIME: Snake River Produce is hosting a Fill the Bin Toy Drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. People can bring unwrapped toys to the business, 810 Idaho St., in Nyssa and get a hamburger or hot dog. 

MANGER: A live Nativity scene will be open for viewing Saturday Dec. 17, at Park Community Church, 193 Holly Road, in Ontario. The hours are 4 to 7 p.m. There will be animals in the manger, and refreshments for visitors.

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