‘TINY TIM’, ‘NUTCRACKER’ AND OTHER EVENTS

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TUR­LOCK HOL­I­DAY PA­RADE

The city’s 40th an­nual lighted pa­rade on Fri­day will be held along his­toric Main Street with the theme “Rolling Through The Decades.” Hol­i­day mu­sic and ven­dors will be set up on Main Street be­fore the pa­rade and down­town stores will be open.

WHEN: Mu­sic, ven­dors 4 p.m., pa­rade 6:30 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 7 WHERE: Ven­dors on Main Street with pa­rade begin­ning at Canal Drive, Tur­lock

AD­MIS­SION: Free CALL: 209-668-5594

MOTHER LODE HOL­I­DAY

An old-fash­ioned cel­e­bra­tion in the foothills com­mu­nity fea­tures a hol­i­day pa­rade. Also planned are treats and lo­cal wines with mu­si­cians and car­ol­ers fill­ing Main Street with sounds of the sea­sons. Santa ar­rives in the pa­rade to take pho­tos with chil­dren.

WHEN: 5-8 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 7

WHERE: Main Street, Mur­phys TICK­ETS: Free ON­LINE: www.vis­it­mur­phys.com

“THE NUTCRACKER” DUO

CWB presents its tra­di­tional “The Nutcracker” per­for­mances at the Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts in down­town Modesto. Au­di­ence can ex­pect a few sur­prises this sea­son. The com­pany also brings back its pop­u­lar “Nutcracker in Jazz” pro­duc­tion for one night only on Dec. 13, also at the Gallo Cen­ter. “The Nutcracker”

“TINY TIM’S CHRIST­MAS CAROL”

This play by Ken Lud­wig is of­fered by the Gallo Cen­ter Reper­tory Com­pany, an adap­ta­tion of the Charles Dicken’s clas­sic “A Christ­mas Carol.” The story finds Tim hatch­ing a plan with the help of his friends to trick Scrooge into giv­ing his WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 8-9, 15-6

WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $20-$55 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org “Nutcracker in Jazz” WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $25-$75 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org fa­ther Christ­mas day off. Santa Claus will be in the lobby for treats and pic­tures be­fore the Sun­day mati­nee.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Dec. 8-9

WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $10-$15 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org

HAND­BELL CONCERT

The Opus Hand­bell En­sem­ble has been per­form­ing since 1992. The group plays a unique in­stru­ment re­quir­ing pre­ci­sion eye-hand co­or­di­na­tion, mu­sic read­ing abil­ity and team­work. The group’s mu­si­cal ranges from Bach to heavy metal to rock ’n’

CHURCH LADIES HOL­I­DAY

This marks the fi­nal week­end to catch Sierra Reper­tory Theatre’s new mu­si­cal com­edy, “Away in the Base­ment: A Church Ladies Christ­mas.” It marks the third in­stall­ment in SRT’s pop­u­lar mu­si­cal com­edy saga, this time with an all-new hol­i­day theme, tak­ing au­di­ences back to 1959 and the day of the Sun­day roll, with this concert bring­ing its hol­i­day reper­toire.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 13 WHERE: Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts, 1000 I St., Modesto TICK­ETS: $8-$15 ON­LINE: www.gal­loarts.org School Christ­mas Pro­gram.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Wed­nes­daysThurs­days and Satur­daysSun­days, 7 p.m. Fri­days-Satur­days, Nov. 2-Dec. 9

WHERE: Fal­lon House Theatre, 11175 Wash­ing­ton St., Columbia TICK­ETS: $32 to $47 ON­LINE: www.sier­rarep.org

Modesto Bee

Opus Hand­bell En­sem­ble will present a hol­i­day pro­gram.

MICHAEL MANGANO Gallo Cen­ter for the Arts"

“Tiny Tim’s Christ­mas Carol” will be pre­sented by the Gallo Cen­ter Reper­tory Com­pany.

BICEK PHO­TOG­RA­PHY Cen­tral West Bal­let

Carly White­myer stars as Clara in Cen­tral West Bal­let’s “Nutcracker.”

RICH MILLER PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Becky Saun­ders stars in SRT’s “Away In The Base­ment, A Church Base­ment Ladies Christ­mas.”

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