Briefs: Christmas event set for Saturday
A Hometown Christmas celebration is set for Saturday at the Forbestown Museum, 19096 New York Flat Rd.
Festivities are from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. with free admission.
The town will be transformed into a replica of a gold town, with Christmas carolers, Victorian costumes and a visit from Father Christmas.
For more information, call Susan Adams at 675-2731.
Two video series remain at center
There are two series left for Masterpieces of the Imaginative Mind free educational videos at the Lee Burrows Center for the Arts.
Movies are scheduled from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays at 630 E St., Marysville.
This Tuesday, videos include science fiction and religion; Ray Bradbury, "The American Myth;" and Robert A. Heinlein, "He Mapped the Future."
The last videos to be screened on Dec. 4 include Asimov and Clarke, "Cousins in Utopia;" Ursula K. Le Guin; and cyberpunk, postmodernism, and beyond. For more information, call 742-2787.
'Messiah' on stage on Nov. 30
Yuba-Sutter Oratario Society will present its 74th annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 222 Clark Ave., Yuba City.
The performance is conducted by Corey Kersting, with the chorus directed by Linda Robinson. Admission is free, with donations accepted.
For more information, call 671-2029 or 671-0185.
Santa Claus can come to your event
Santa Claus is available to make an appearance for the, provided by the Yuba City Parks and Recreation Department.
Santa can be rented for a half-hour appearance Dec. 1- Dec. 23 for $75; or Dec. 24 for $150.
Reservations must be made at least one week ahead by calling 822-4650.
Food donations sought by ministry
With the Thanksgiving holiday over, A Hand Up Ministry is continuing to collect food donations to feed the homeless for the Christmas holiday.
Food such as turkey, ham and dinner trimmings or gifts of camp gear and warm clothing are sought to distribute to those in need.
A service and meal is planned from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 22 at the River Bottoms Church, 1297 Market St., Yuba City.
For information about dropping off donations or gifts, call Pastor Rob Brasier at 613-2859.
Planning for stroll under way
Plans are under way for the annual Christmas Stroll in downtown Yuba City.
Applications for local vendors are due today and can be found online at yubacitydowntown.com or at the Yuba City Downtown Business Association, 439 Center St., Suite 201, Yuba City.
With the theme of Cowboy Christmas, the event features a Christmas lighting ceremony, photos with Santa and music.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 755-1620.
Christmas Parade set for Dec. 1
Plans are under way for the annual Marysville Christmas Parade along D Street.
The parade starts at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Sixth and D streets in downtown Marysville.
With the theme of Home for Christmas, the event includes music and floats made by the local community.
For more information, call Shannon Greathouse Jacobsen at 749-3954.
Museum selling gala tickets
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is selling tickets for the annual Trees and Traditions fundraiser gala.
The event is scheduled from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 1 at the museum, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City.
With music performed by the MARKS Ensemble, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served with wine and champagne.
The event also features a silent and live auction.
Tickets are $45 per person.
For more information, call 822-7141.
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