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Holiday events planned around Lake County this weekend

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The holidays are in full swing in Lake County, with this weekend filled with a variety of things to do in every corner of the county.

Santa will be visiting with community members, there will be music and caroling, fun with friends and a Hanukkah celebration,

The following is a roundup of events set to take place Friday evening, and Saturday and Sunday.

FRIDAY, DEC. 7

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Visit with Santa Claus at the East Lake School Parent Teacher Community Association’s “Photos with Santa” event on Friday, December 7, 2012, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.

East Lake School Parent Teacher Community Association ‘Photos with Santa’

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – The East Lake School Parent Teacher Community Association will host its “Photos with Santa” event on Friday, Dec. 7.

The fun holiday event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gym at East Lake School, at the corner of Highway 20 and High Valley Road in Clearlake Oaks. Organizers said hours will be extended if necessary.

Proceeds go to support school field trips. Bring the family for a visit and pictures with Santa Claus.

There is no charge to see Santa. Pictures are printed on site with photo holder card for $7. Additional prints cost $7 per sheet or $12 for a CD. There also will be a bake sale, with students preparing tasty desserts to help support this worthy cause, as well as hot chocolate, melted snowman and hot apple cider for sale.

For more information call Charmaine at 707-685-5438.

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The signature portrayal of the Kelseyville Christmas in the Country celebrations by Carolyn Morris.

Kelseyville Christmas in the Country

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The Kelseyville Business Association will present the 19th annual Merchant Open House and Parade of Lights Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Main Street.

There will be music, decorations, refreshments, wagon rides, caroling, photos with Santa, the county’s biggest light parade at 6:30 p.m. followed by the lighting of the town Christmas tree.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. visit the Kelseyville Presbyterian Church’s chili and chowder dinner or stop by St. Peter’s Catholic Church and enjoy hot dogs and beans and other holiday treats.

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Revelers dance to the music of the Nutcracker Suite during the 2011 festivities at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum in Lower Lake, Calif. Courtesy photo.

Lower Lake Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – The Lower Lake Historical School Preservation Committee presents its annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Open House, Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Morgan Valley Road.

The tree lighting ceremony will be at 6 p.m., followed by an old-fashioned sing-a-long around the player piano. Bill Barrows also will grace the event with his guitar playing. There will be homemade refreshments, holiday displays and merriment. The museum is located at 16435 Main St. in Lower Lake.

For more information please call 707-995-3565 or email [email protected] .

SATURDAY, DEC. 8

Clear Lake High School Band pancake breakfast

LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Clear Lake High School Band will hold a fundraiser pancake breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 8.

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. they will serve up breakfast at the Terrace School Cafeteria on Lange Street.

On the menu are ham/sausage, pancakes, eggs, coffee/milk and juice expertly prepared by Lakeport Kiwanis.

The requested donation is $6 per person; tickets are available at the door.

Proceeds will support the band program’s educational trip to Los Angeles in February.

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Many local musicians will be performing at the upcoming Anderson Marsh Christmas. Pictured are Rick McCann, left; Don Coffin and Harry Lyons. This ensemble will play at noon on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Courtesy photo.

Anderson Marsh State Park Christmas open house

LOWER LAKE, Calif. – Be sure to bring your kids or grandkids to visit Santa, enjoy Holiday goodies and listen to local musicians at the Saturday, Dec. 8, annual Christmas at the Ranch Open House at the Anderson Marsh State Historic Park near Lower Lake.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Santa Claus will be there to greet children and Christmas songs will be performed by local entertainers with the public invited to join in.

Music starts at 10 a.m. with members of the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) playing, followed by David Neft at 11 a.m. then Harry Lyons, Tom Nixon, Rick McCann, and others playing at noon. Joan Moss will arrive at 1 p.m. to close out the fun day of music and Christmas cheer.

Clearlake Rotary Club Christmas dinner

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Rotary Club of Clearlake will host a free Christmas dinner and celebration at Burns Valley School on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Burns Valley School, 3620 Pine Ave.

The Rotary will serve ham with all the fixings, pumpkin pie, egg nog, tea and coffee.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance. Each child will receive a gift and a photo with Santa.

That same day, the school will host the annual “Warm for the Winter” coat exchange. People are welcome to bring coats that no longer fit and exchange them at this event.

Christmas Craft Faire

NICE, Calif. – The Sons of Italy will host a Christmas Craft Faire on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The faire will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall, 2817 E Highway 20, Nice.

More than 20 local vendors will sell their Christmas products.

Hot dogs and Italian sausage sandwiches will be available for purchase.

For more information call 707-274-2244.

Christmas in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – The annual “Christmas in Middletown” celebration will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The fun will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Middletown.

Shops will be open late and Santa Claus will arrive in the plaza on a fire truck at 5:30 p.m.

Hospice Services of Lake County will hold a “Light Up a Life Celebration” at 6:30 p.m.

There will be Dutch oven goodness at Studio 175, a walking Christmas tree, craft vendors at the multipurpose, carolers and more.

For more information visit www.christmasinmiddletown.com .

Stone House Museum open house and Christmas celebration

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE, Calif. – Stone House Museum open house and Christmas celebration is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Hidden Valley Lake Association (HVL) tree lighting.

A horse-drawn carriage will transport visitors between Greenview Restaurant on Hartmann Road and the Stone House on Hidden Valley Road. Refreshments and entertainment will be available in HVL’s activity center.

Although the museum is usually open for docent tours the second Saturday of each month, Stone House will not be open for tours during the day of this special holiday event.

Located at 18174 Hidden Valley Road in HVL Stone House is a California State Historical Monument. It was restored and is maintain by the Stone House Historical Society, www.lakecountystonehouse.com .

Clearlake’s Christmas by the Lake

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The city of Clearlake will host its annual “Christmas by the Lake” celebration on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Clearlake Christmas Parade.

The parade starts at Redbud Park and ends at Austin Park. Santa's arrival will be celebrated by the gazebo.

The lighting of the Christmas tree takes place afterward.

The event is free and open to the public.

Hanukkah celebration

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Freedom Worship Center will host a Hanukkah celebration on Saturday, Dec. 8. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. A potluck will follow.

The Freedom Worship Center is located at 5565 Main St. in Kelseyville. For more information, call Pastor Greg Hartman at 707-279-6700.

Upper Lake Christmas celebration    

UPPER LAKE, Calif. – The town of Upper Lake will hold its annual holiday celebration in downtown on Saturday, Dec. 8. The free event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street.

The tree lighting will take place at 6 p.m., followed by a holiday light parade at 6:30 p.m.

The evening also will feature caroling, a 4-H barbecue and refreshments. Santa also will arrive to take Christmas wishes and photos.

The event is sponsored by Westamerica Bank and the Upper Lake Community Council, and is a benefit for the Upper Lake Auxiliary Fire Department Toy Drive.

Mystery of the Christmas Star

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium will host its seasonal presentations of “The Mystery of the Christmas Star” 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

Journey back 2.000 years to Bethlehem as they seek to discover which ancient star was the one the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus.

This modern retelling of the Christmas story also investigates possible dates for the birth of Christ and looks at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this important time in history.

What signs in the sky could have been so intriguing as to cause the wise men to cross a desert in search of the newborn King?

“Mystery of the Christmas Star” will answer all of these questions and more, while charming audiences of all ages.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12.

For more information, visit www.taylorobservatory.org and check its “Planetarium Programs and Movies Page.”

The Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium is located at 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Lake County Theatre Co. will present “Miracle on 34th Street” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Gard Street School Multipurpose Room, 3890 Gard St., Kelseyville.

The play was written by Mountain Community Theater in Ben Lomond and is based on the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture of the same name.

Tickets are available at Watershed Books, 305 N. Main St., Lakeport; Wildhurst Vineyards, 3855 Main St., Kelseyville; and 30 minutes before performances as the door. Reserved seats cost $15, general $12, seniors and LCTC members save $2 and children under age 5 attend for $5 and tickets for a family of four cost $25.

For information, call 707-279-2595 or 707-998-0224.

Middletown Martha Webster Christmas Dance

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – The Middletown Central Park Committee will present the Martha Webster Christmas Dance on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The dance will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight, right after “Christmas in Middletown,” at the Middletown Lions Clubhouse on Central Park Road.

Light refreshments will be served and the Lions will offer a no-host bar. DJs Mike and Mary will provide the music.

Presale tickets cost $10 and are available at Catfish Coffee in Clearlake, Middletown Florist and Gifts and Studebaker’s Coffee in Kelseyville.

Tickets cost $12 at the door.

SUNDAY, DEC. 9

‘Hotcakes for Heroes’ Operation Tango Mike fundraiser

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Operation Tango Mike and the Kelseyville Lions Club will hold the “Hotcakes for Heroes” pancake breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 9.

It will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Lions Club, 4335 Sylar Lane.

On the menu are pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits, gravy, juice and coffee.

The suggested donation is $7 per person.

‘Miracle on 34th Street’

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – Lake County Theatre Co. will present “Miracle on 34th Street” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in the Gard Street School Multipurpose Room, 3890 Gard St., Kelseyville.

Tickets are available at Watershed Books, 305 N. Main St., Lakeport; Wildhurst Vineyards, 3855 Main St., Kelseyville; and 30 minutes before performances as the door. Reserved seats cost $15, general $12, seniors and LCTC members save $2 and children under age 5 attend for $5 and tickets for a family of four cost $25.

For information, call 707-279-2595 or 707-998-0224.

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My Divas will perform at Middletown Community United Methodist Church in Middletown, Calif., at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2012. Courtesy photo.

My Divas Christmas Concert
 
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. – The My Divas Christmas Concert will be held at Middletown Community United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.
 
Their songs are from Renaissance-era England, Italy, France and Spain, and also include Christmas favorites.
 
My Divas is an a Capella women’s singing group and the concert will include 20 songs.
 
Wassail and cookies will be served  and a “love offering” will be collected for My Divas.  
 
Seating will be limited to 150; contact email [email protected] or call 707-987-3379 for tickets for guaranteed seating.  
 
For more information, contact Claudia Listman at 707-350-4016.

Mystery of the Christmas Star

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium will host its seasonal presentation of “The Mystery of the Christmas Star” at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under age 12.

For more information, visit www.taylorobservatory.org and check its “Planetarium Programs and Movies Page.”

The Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium is located at 5725 Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville.

Cobb Mountain to host ‘Christmas in the Village’ Dec. 9

COBB, Calif. – Cobb Mountain’s “Christmas in the Village will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9.

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Brick Oven Pizza, 16295 Highway 175.

There will be cookies, hot cocoa, hot cider, lighting the tree and caroling with David Neft.

Santa Claus arrives to visit with everyone at 6:30 p.m.

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