MUSIC



MUSIC
Santa Claus and the Junior Military Band Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Aristocrat hall, corner of Belmont and Francisca, Youngstown.
Trans Siberian Orchestra, 3 and 7:30 Dec. 3, Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh; Ticketmaster.
Youngstown Symphony Chorus Holiday Concert, 4 p.m. Dec. 3, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown; (330) 881-9517.
Canfield Community Concert Band and Cortland Community Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Canfield High School Auditorium, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; (330) 533-5507. Admission to the concert will be canned goods or cash donations to benefit Operation Blessing.
Wade Raridon Singers, 2 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Patrick Church, 1410 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown. The group is made up of former members of The Dana Chorale and Madrigal Singers and is directed by retired professor of music at Youngstown State University, Dr. Wade Raridon. There is no admission charge and the concert is open to the public. (330) 743-1109.
Habitat for Humanity and Beatitude House are partnering to present a Christmas concert, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Holy Family Church, U.S. Route 224, Poland. Cantamus, a group of mostly professional singers and musicians, as well as Beatitude House Children's Choir will be featured. Admission is free. Donations will be taken at the door. Proceeds will benefit both Beatitude House and Habitat for Humanity. (330) 743-7244 or (330) 881-8476.
Vocal Alliance (barbershoppers), 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Howland Branch of Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; (330) 856-2011. An ornament craft activity for preschool and elementary children ages 3-12 will be from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m. Bring a new toy or nonperishable food item as a donation for Warren Family Mission.
Shenango Valley Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Shenango Area Youth Chorus Christmas concert, 7:30 Dec. 8, Wallace Chapel, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; (724) 342-0793.
Christmas Music Spectacular with special guest performers from Germany (19-piece brass band, 140 singers, dance troupe and live orchestra), 7:30 Dec. 8; 3 and 7:30 Dec. 9; and 3 Dec. 10, Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main St., Akron; Ticketmaster. Tickets: adults 35/ 31, children 21.
Shenango Valley Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Shenango Area Youth Chorus Christmas concert, 7:30 Dec. 9, First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon; (724) 342-0793.
Seraphim Community Chorus "Christmas in the City," 6 Dec. 9, Mary Mother of Hope Parish Center, New Castle; (330) 707-2144 or (724) 658-2564, ext. 24.
Seraphim Community Chorus "Christmas in the City," 3 Dec. 10, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman; (330) 707-2144 or (724) 658-2564, ext. 24.
Mercer Community Band, 7:30 Dec. 9, Mercer High School auditorium. A goodwill offering of 1 or a nonperishable food item will be collected. Proceeds to benefit local food banks.
The Lettermen, 8 Dec. 15, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; (330) 747-5175.
B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30, doors 6:30, Dec. 16, Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., New Castle, Pa.; (800) 743-8560 .
"Christmas in Vienna" with Vienna Choir Boys, 8 Dec. 19, Westminster College, Orr Auditorium, New Wilmington, Pa.; (724) 946-7354 or www.westminster.edu/Celebrity.
NIGHTLIFE
Holidays with Dean Martin, 9 p.m. Dec. 9, Drunken Jacks' Saloon; (330) 757-1490.
ONSTAGE
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," by the Carnation City Players, 8 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 17, Firehouse Theater, 450 E. Market St., Alliance; (330) 821-8712.
"Nutcracker" by Ballet Theatre Ashtabula, 7:30 Dec. 1, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula; (440) 964-3396 or www.artscenternews.com.
Christmas Extravaganza with Jamie's Dance Force, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Boardman Performing Arts Center, Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; (330) 758-6668.
"Christmas at the Inn" by 34west Theater Company (dinner theater), Wednesday-Dec. 16, Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 E. state Route 14. Seating begins at 6:45 p.m. with a four-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are 40; discounts given for groups of eight or more. (866) 482-5050.
POP, ROCK, JAZZ
Christmas Pops with Helen Welch, 8 Dec. 4, Carousel Dinner Theatre, 1275 E. Waterloo Road, Akron; (800) 362-4100.
Pittsburgh DooWop Holiday Reunion Show V, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh; Ticketmaster.
We Wish You A Very Jazz Christmas: Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra, 6 p.m. Dec. 10, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland; (440)525-7261.
Christmas Pops with Helen Welch, 8 p.m. Dec. 11, Carousel Dinner Theatre, 1275 E. Waterloo Road, Akron; (800) 362-4100.
Holiday Show with Donnie Iris and the Cruisers with Joe Grushecky, 8 Dec. 29, Byham Theater, 101 Sixth St., Pittsburgh; (412) 456-6666.SALES, SHOWS
Butler Institute of American Art presents the 36th annual American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show, 10-7 Dec. 2, 10-5, Dec. 3, Chevrolet Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; (330) 743-1107, ext. 206 or www.butlerart.com.
Christmas Open House and sale, antique collectibles, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1; 10-3 Dec. 2; 10-2 Dec. 3, Angels for Animals, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield; (330) 540-6892.
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale, 10-5 Dec. 2; noon-5 Dec. 3; McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University; (330) 941-1400.
SCHOOLS
"Sounds of the Season" by Young and Alive show choir invitational, 7 p.m. Monday, West Branch High School Auditorium, 14277 Main St., Beloit, cost is 6 for adults, 4 for students; (330) 938-4442.
Mount Union College Hand Bell Choir Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Cope Music Hall, Presser Recital Hall, corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street, Alliance; (330) 823-2180.
"Moods of Christmas" by West Branch Choral students, 7 next Thursday, West Branch High School Auditorium. Desserts will be served. Show is by reservation only and costs 8 per person. (330) 938-4442.
Austintown Fitch Jazz Ensemble and Youngstown Area Community Band Holiday Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. next Thursday, Fitch High School Auditorium, 4560 Falcon Drive, Austintown; (330) 542-3313.
Mount Union College Choir Holiday Concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, Mount Union College Presser Recital Hall, inside Cope Music Hall, Union Avenue and Vincent Boulevard, Alliance; (330) 823-2180.
38th annual Yuletide Revels with Hiram College Madrigal Singers at Hiram College Kennedy Center, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9; and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Buffet at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Cost for buffet and revels is 37.50 per person or 15 for revels only. Sunday brunch and revels is 30 and 12 for revels only. Call (330) 569-5900 for reservations.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Festival of Lights, 5:30-10 p.m. today-Dec. 22, Yellow Duck Park, Route 46 between Canfield and Columbiana. 5 per person or 20 per carload up to seven people. Children under 5 are free. www.yellowduckpark.com.
Old Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, 11-5 Saturday and Sunday, Mill Creek MetroParks Old Mill; (330) 740-7107. Also features visit with Santa, unique giftware, craft demonstrations, live entertainment and more.
Olde English Feast by Shenango Valley Chorale's Madrigal Singers, 7 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3, Tara, A Country Inn, Clark, Pa. (724) 699-6948 or www.shenangovalleychorale.com.
10th Annual Boardman Community Christmas, 3-4:30 Dec. 3, Santa arrives at 3 p.m. at the Gazebo at Boardman Park. Holiday music with Boardman High School Band and caroling led by Linda Smrek. Tree decorating, and organ recital at St. James Meeting House. Donations for "Coats for Kids" will be taken. For more information call (330) 726-8107 or www.boardmanpark.com.
"The Renaissance Yuletide Feast and Celebration" with Struthers Community Show Choir and Top Hat Productions, 6:30 Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, Fairview Arts & amp; Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; (330) 750-0513. This year's production, co-directed by Bob Noble and Brian Palumbo, continues the tradition of replicating the revelry and merriment of a Christmas celebration in Renaissance England. Wassail, the Boar's head, royalty, the joy of Christmas, music, revelry, dance, all performed around the serving of a full-course meal, enhanced by royal diversions, and embraced in the ambience of candlelight. Cost is 27 per person and seating is by reservation only.
New Year's Eve Party with Second Avenue, Dec. 31, Elizabeth's Lakefront Dining, Hotel Conneaut, Conneaut Lake Park, Pa.; (814) 382-5115.
Holiday in the Park, 4-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2-9 p.m. Sundays Nov. 24-Dec. 17, Conneaut Lake Park, Pa. Route 618, Conneaut, Pa. Over 100 decorated trees, silent auction of trees, Santa's Cafe, bake sale, gift shop, Chinese auction, entertainment nightly, horse-drawn sleigh rides, visits with Santa. Admission: 5, children under 5, free. (814) 382-5115.

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