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Celebrate the season


lease enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner today. But then realize the Christmas holiday season will immediately swing into gear, if it hasn’t already.

In order to help you better enjoy the next several weeks leading up to the red-letter day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, this special section — Holiday Events Guide — includes information on many Christmas-related activities. Pick from craft and goodie events, singing, tours of Christmas lights and others. The original meaning of Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, although an exact birthday is not known. Historians figure the year of his birth is between 7 B.C. and 2 B.C. Details of his birth are included in two of the gospels in the New Testament of the Bible. The events surrounding the birth are important in the religious celebrations that are planned during the Christmas season. The idea for turning Dec. 25 into a celebration day seems to have started during the Middle Ages in Europe, about 200 years after Christ’s birth. Up until the mid-1800s, Christmas was seldom celebrated because partying and the Published by The News-Review 345 N.E. Winchester St. Roseburg, Oregon 97470 541-672-3321 Features Editor: Craig Reed Design Editor: Suzanne Frary News-Review Editor: Vicki Menard Advertising Director: TJ Burr Email correspondence regarding this publication may be sent to ON THE COVER: A Christmas tree stands at the intersection of Locust and 2nd streets in downtown Oakland on Dec. 21, 2012. By MICHAEL SULLIVAN of The News-Review

merrymaking that went with it were seen as un-Christian. Historians believe there are several events that factored into the date of Dec. 25 being picked for Christmas Day: Nine months after Christians believe Jesus was conceived, the date of the Roman winter solstice and one of the various ancient winter festivals. Beginning about 1840, celebrating Christmas became more widespread. Dec. 25 was declared a federal holiday in the United State in 1870. Although usually considered a Christian holiday, Christmas is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians worldwide. Many of the holiday’s popular celebratory customs have pre-Christian or secular themes and origins. Whatever your Christmas traditions, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. — Craig Reed, News-Review Features Editor

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A Christmas tree is lit in a ceremony in front of the Douglas County Courthouse on Nov. 27, 2011. This year’s ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 1. MICHAEL SULLIVAN/The News-Review

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Platinum Sponsor: Christine Seals, MD, PC Gold Sponsor: KEZI-9 & Henry Estate Winery Silver Sponsor: Northwest Lifestyles Wednesday, Dec. 4 • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Tickets are: $40 per person/tables of 10 available

Senior Day Platinum Sponsor: Atrio Health Plans Silver Sponsor: Jay N. Gade, MD, PhD, PC Bronze Sponsor: Parkway Mobility & Medical Supply Thursday, Dec. 5 • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by: the Douglas County Senior Resource Coalition

Home for the Holidays - A Foster Children’s Christmas Party Platinum Sponsor: Circle of Friends & Oregon Pacific Bank Gold Sponsors: KPIC-4, Mercy Foundation Tree of Hope and TLC Committees Thursday, Dec. 5 • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. For reservations, or more information, please call Jan at Foster Parents Assoc. at 541-580-8078

Gala & Benefit Auction Brilliant Star Sponsors: Umpqua Bank & TMS Call Center Friday, Dec. 6 Tickets Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for a Cocktail Social Required Dance to the music of Aces Wild Tickets are: $125 per person/tables of 10 available

Healthy Family’s Christmas Vacation Platinum Sponsor: Brooke Communications Gold Sponsor: KPIC-4 Silver Sponsor: Family Tree Medical Clinic Bronze Sponsor: Umpqua Insurance Saturday, Dec. 7 • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission: $2.50 per person/$5 per family or FREE with a donation (per person) of a new pair of children’s socks. All events are showcased at Seven Feathers Convention Center For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call 541-677-4818 or purchase online at

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Salvation Army volunteer eager to ring in holiday season CRAIG REED The News-Review


hat bell-ringing sound never gets old for Norm Wicks. He loves shaking the bell to make it jingle. He loves that the jingle attracts people. He enjoys visiting with those who stop and he hopes they’ll drop a few coins or bills into the Salvation Army bucket that is hanging nearby. Wicks, at 90 years old, is the oldest volunteer ringer in the Salvation Army’s central Douglas County fundraising program. It involves standing outside storefronts, ringing a bell and collecting cash donations from shoppers. The bells will start ringing Friday and continue up to Christmas Day. Wicks of Roseburg has been ringing a bell for about 15 years

and he’ll be back at it during this holiday season. He’s scheduled for nine two-hour sessions in front of either the Fred Meyer store or Bi-Mart in Roseburg. “I’m only 90, I’m healthy and it’s for only two hours,” Wicks said. “I’m a born salesman, I like people and I get to see and visit with people. It’s for a very good cause.” Wicks, now a 10-year retiree, worked for eight years for J.C. Penney Co. and then for 45 years for State Farm Insurance after coming to Roseburg in 1952. He’s a 45-year member of the Kiwanis International service club, the organization through which he became a bell ringer. Wicks doesn’t drive anymore, so he gets rides from his grandson, Kevin Wicks. He also gets company at his Salvation Army station from Laura Michaels, another family member.

“He’s like my Energizer Bunny,” said Chris Freysinger, the administrator for the Salvation Army office in Roseburg. “He energizes me when I see him out there. It’s wonderful to see him out there ringing his bell. We have some volunteers who just love doing this.” Freysinger said Wicks is one of about 200 volunteers who shake the bells and accept donations into the red Salvation Army buckets at 17 different locations in Roseburg, Sutherlin and Winston. The volunteers are from clubs, school groups, churches and businesses, or are individuals. The buckets are generally out from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last year, the Salvation Army buckets in central Douglas County grossed about $28,000. Freysinger said the money will help 800 Douglas County fami-

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lies at Christmastime, providing food, gift cards for meat and presents for children. Depending on available funds, gifts for seniors and nursing home residents may also be purchased. “We thank the volunteers every year for their time, for their efforts in helping us,” Freysinger said. “In helping us they’re helping their neighbors in Douglas County. “People still give,” she added. “It’s amazing how people in Douglas County help their neighbors.” Wicks said he’s ready for another season of ringing. He said he’ll dress for cold weather, tie on his Salvation Army apron and ring up a storm. • News-Review Features Editor Craig Reed can be reached by calling 541-957-4210 or by email at

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ANYONVILLE — This year, Mercy Medical Center celebrates two milestones: the Mercy Foundation’s 40th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Trees. Held at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, the Festival of Trees is a major source of funding for Mercy’s Children’s HealthCare Fund. The event is scheduled for Dec. 4 to 7. The highlight of the festival are the themed trees decorated by local people and businesses that will be auctioned off at the Gala Evening event. This year, the trees and the presents underneath them will be sold at the Dec. 6 gala. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 541-677-4818 or email info@ SILVER BELL LUNCHEON This luncheon kicks off the Festival of Trees and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Entertainment will be provided by Inoke and Vicki Nielsen

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casino. They will also get the opportunity to purchase handcrafted gifts and win door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by the Jo Lane Concert Choir from 9 to 9:45 a.m., the Joe Ross Latin Holiday Show from 10 a.m. to noon and the Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band from noon to 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be available. A donation of $2 is suggested. HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS This special event is a Christmas party for Douglas County’s foster children and their families. It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Admission is free. GALA AND BENEFIT AUCTION The gala is the highlight of the festival. Trees will be sold to the highest bidder along with a buffet-style dinner, silent auction and entertainment. It will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Aces Wild will perform. Tickets are $125. HEALTHY FAMILIES CHRISTMAS VACATION The all-day family event is the final stage of the festival. It will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. Admission is $1 per person or $2.50 per family. • You can reach reporter Garrett Andrews at 541-957-4218 or by email at gandrews@

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Youth, jail inmates string together Festival of Lights GARRETT ANDREWS The News-Review


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Old Glory is seen at the 2012 Festival of Lights. The 2013 display runs nightly HolidayJan. Events Special x5 through 1 at River Forks Tab Park ad: west 4.92 of Roseburg.

t’s the largest Christmas display between San Francisco and Seattle, according to the man who spends three months each year setting it up and tearing it down: retired businessman Jack Reilly, the head volunteer. “We outdo Portland even,” he said. “There’s nothing else like this. It’s absolutely amazing.” The Festival of Lights is an annual drive-through display that is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Roseburg. The display, in its 21st year, features more than 500,000 bulbs on more than 90 animated displays synced to music, across a 1.5-mile route.

It begins tonight and runs through New Year’s Day. As always, kids get free candy canes. The whole enterprise is even more impressive, Reilly said, when you consider the whole thing is built by a handful of volunteers — about a dozen Wolf Creek Job Corps students, Reilly and his brother-inlaw Michael Zuelzke, and, this year, about a half-dozen Douglas County Jail inmates on work release. Usually a dependable source of eager workers, the Job Corps this year was hampered by sequestration-caused budget cuts, and thus didn’t accept new students during half the year. The project would have been in pretty bad shape if

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An illuminated Santa Claus welcomes visitors to the Festival of Lights in River Forks Park in 2010.

Lights: 90 plus displays shine Continued from page 6 for the Festival of Lights, but haven’t been used in the seven years since Reilly took over. Knowing he’d be short-handed this year, he requested inmate help with some of the more labor-intensive aspects of the display. Wearing their distinctive horizontally striped jail jumpsuits, the inmates this year unspooled and connected the vast spiderweb of extension cords and heavy wire. By getting

inmates to do the heavy lifting, it allowed Reilly and his volunteers time to focus on more technical matters, he said. The inmates, none of whom are suspected of serious crimes, Reilly said, spent four days at the park, under the watch of a sheriff’s deputy. On their final day, Reilly bought them doughnuts. “They really like doing it,” he said. “It’s like a field trip for them.” This year there aren’t

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Zonta Club to grant wishes The Zonta Club of Roseburg will present “Wishes Come True,” a program to collect gifts for seniors in need, from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18. Proceeds will go to purchasing Christmas presents for residents of Rose Haven Nursing Home, Curry Manor and Umpqua Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Tags with a resident’s name and what they want for Christmas will be located at The News-Review office, Parkway Medical Supply and Red Robin. Presents should be dropped off where the purchaser picked up the tag by Dec. 18. Information: 541-6733716.


Lane House opens doors The Douglas County Historical Society will host its annual Christmas open house, with door prizes, refreshments and special displays, from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. The festivities take place at the historic Lane House, 544 S.E. Douglas Ave., Roseburg.


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Claus, children’s crafts, children’s games with prizes, a children’s coloring contest, gingerbread house contest display, Grandma’s reading corner and face painting. Food and beverages and free hot dogs will be served. The Sutherlin High School choir and guitarist-singer Mark Baratta will perform. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable items for the Sutherlin-Oakland Food Pantry. The Sutherlin Timber Town Light Parade will follow the festival at 7 p.m. Admission to all scheduled events is free. Information: 541-6378505.

Entertainment includes three local musicians, including pianist Nick Stephens. There will be carol sing-alongs and readings from St. Luke’s Christmas gospel. Information: 541-6730466.


Tree permits for sale for $5 Permits to cut Christmas trees are available for the Umpqua National Forest and the Roseburg District Bureau of Land Management through Dec. 24. Permits from both agencies cost $5. Trees available include Shasta, Douglas and white fir. Permit tags include further instructions. Umpqua National Forest Christmas tree permits can be purchased between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee and Cottage Grove offices. BLM permits are available from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Roseburg office, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at Myrtle Creek City Hall and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the U.S. Forest Office in Glide. Permits also will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the weekends of Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8, and Dec. 14-15 as well at


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Chorale set to perform The Roseburg Concert Chorale will present its 64th annual concert in Myrtle Creek and Roseburg this year. The group will perform twice during the holiday season. The concert will be directed by Jason Heald

of Umpqua Community College and the chorale will again be joined by the Umpqua Community College Chamber Choir. The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Church of the Nazarene, 235 N.E. Rice St. in Myrtle Creek. The second will be at Roseburg Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1109 N.W. Garden Valley Blvd. Admission is $7 per person, $5 for seniors and $15 for families. Tickets are available at Hanson Jewelers and While Away Books in Roseburg and


Lions Club hosts festival The Sutherlin Lions Club will host the annual Sutherlin Christmas Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Sutherlin Community Center. The center is at 150 S. Willamette St., Sutherlin. Activities will include photos with Santa and Mrs.

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Continued from page 8 Santa will be available to visit with children. There will be hourly door prizes and free admission from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Admission the other days is $4 for adults and children 12 and younger are free. Get $1 off admission with the donation of a canned food item. A three-day pass costs $8 and a canned food donation. Information: 541-4404359.


ECEC to host open house The Elkton Community Education Center will host an open house during the long Thanksgiving weekend inside the gift shop at

the butterfly pavilion. Holiday and historical items will be for sale between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 15850 Highway 38, Elkton. In conjunction with the event, other businesses and organizations around Elkton will host activities during the weekend. Information: 541-5842692.


Wine walk, tree lighting set The third annual Winter Wine Walk and Christmas tree lighting, referred to as the Grand Illumination, will be Dec. 7 in downtown Myrtle Creek. Downtown businesses will host regional wineries or self-pour wine. Snacks and in-store specials may

also be available. Carolers and free cookies and hot chocolate for kids will be available. Santa Claus is scheduled to appear at the tree lighting. The wine walk will be from 4 to 7 p.m., and the tree’s Christmas lights will be illuminated at 5:30 p.m. Glasses of wine will be $5. Raffle tickets will be $1 or six for $5. Proceeds will benefit the Myrtle Creek Main Street Association. Information: 541-8176762.


Toy run to roll The 15th annual South County Toy Run will feature a motorcycle ride to collect toys for Christmas. The event scheduled for

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Continued from page 9 Dec. 15 is open to all types of motorcycles, cars and specialty 4x4 vehicles. Door prizes, 50/50 tickets, drawings, food and coffee will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy or make a $10 donation. The ride starts from Pizza Palace at 919 Highway 99, Myrtle Creek. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the ride leaves at 11 a.m. As always, Santa Claus will lead the ride. Information: 541-8632755 or 541-430-1639.

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HOLIDAY EVENTS Pop Up Gift Shop, which will be open through Dec. 24. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center, 1624 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg. The shop will feature work from local and regional artists. Pieces include holiday cards, jewelry, wood-carved items, ceramics, handwoven kitchen tools, hand-spun wool, children’s stuffies and more. Information: 541-6722532.



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Callahan Village Toys for Tots Callahan Village Assisted Living and Callahan Court Memory Care will host its fourth annual Toys for Tots Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Raffle on Dec. 6. Douglas County businesses will fill baskets to be raffled off. The dinner of spaghetti, garlic bread and salad will be prepared by Pedotti’s Italian Restaurant in Sutherlin. Singer-guitarist Dylan James will perform.

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Delfino to host open house Delfino Vineyards in Roseburg will open its doors for a Thanksgiving weekend Wine and Music Celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. Two local bands will perform. Two For the Road — featuring local music instructors Debra Gaddis and Jason Heald — will


Tree lighting to kick things off The holiday season in Roseburg will officially begin with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the front lawn of the Douglas County Courthouse on Dec. 1. The event begins at 4:45

p.m. at 1036 S.E. Douglas Ave. A live nativity scene with carolers can be seen prior to the ceremony across the street at the First Christian Church, 432 S.E. Kane St. Highlights will include the arrival of Santa via timber truck, a speech by Roseburg mayor Larry Rich, free candy canes for children and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Information: 541-6733352 or


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The parade entries will gather at 5 p.m. on Taylor Road, travel through the streets of Sutherlin and finish at Central Park. Judges will choose the best themed float, best nonprofit float, best commercial float and Santa’s favorite. The parade follows the Sutherlin Christmas Festival that is scheduled for earlier in the day at the Sutherlin Community Center. Information: 541-4595829.

Center, 123 Parkside St., Riddle. The event features homemade crafts and other goods for sale. Food will be available from the ForgetMe-Not-Seniors. The fair is held in conjunction with the Old Towne Christmas celebration and the Timber Truckers Parade. Admission is free. Money raised from table rental fees will go toward a community center maintenance fund. Information: 541-6434051.


Elks to host Christmas craft craft fair The Roseburg Elks fair coming Lodge will be hosting a RIDDLE

The Riddle Christmas Craft Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Riddle Community

Christmas craft fair to raise money for the club’s charitable outreach efforts. Handmade crafts will be

on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 at the lodge, 749 S.E. Jackson St. Roseburg. Admission is free, but a donation of one can of food or $1 is suggested. Proceeds will benefit John Little’s Shopping Spree, the Elks Eye Clinic, Hoop Shoot, Umpqua Reading Council, the YMCA and others. Information: 541-6733949.


Guild schedules 3-day show The Classic Crafters’ Guild 25th Annual Christmas Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 31, at Riverside Grange Hall, 4856 N.W. Garden Valley Road, Roseburg.

The show will feature hundreds of handmade crafts, art, specialty items and many other one-ofa-kind pieces constructed by local crafts people and artists. Food will be served. There is no cost for admission. Information: 541-6738489.


Holiday bazaar to be held The Glenbrook Country Christmas Bazaar will again feature handmade wooden Christmas gifts and glass and fabric crafts. Homemade jams, pickles and other food items will also be sold. The Holly Avenue Cafe will be selling soups. The bazaar will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec.

5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Masonic Lodge, 143 W. 5th Ave., Riddle. Information: 541-8634763.


Events planned for tree lighting The city of Winston will host its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 at Civic Wayside Park, 201 N.W. Douglas Blvd., Winston. The event is sponsored by the Winston-Dillard Festival Association. The lighting includes hay rides, caroling and Santa Claus, along with warm beverages and treats for children. Admission is free. Information: 541-6799466.


Concert marks holiday season The South County Community Choir has scheduled its annual Christmas concert for 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Tri City Baptist Church, 158 Crest Drive, Tri City. A variety of music will be performed by the choir that consists of singers of all ages from around the county. Information: 541-8634674.



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Open Mon-Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm Holiday Hours Begin Sun, Dec. 1st: Sun 12pm-5pm 1175 W. Harvard Ave., Roseburg, OR (Exit 124 off I-5)

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HUNGER IS REAL IN DOUGLAS COUNTY This Holiday Season, contact one of the organizations listed below to learn how you can help solve our hunger problem. No one should be hungry. AARP Pantry, Reedsport FISH Food Pantry, Drain FISH Food Pantry, Roseburg Friendly Kitchen, Roseburg Glendale / Azalea Christmas Bureau Glendale Food Bank Glide Helping Hands Myrtle Creek Food Bank Provision Food Pantry, Wilbur

Rescue Mission Kitchen/ Pantry, Roseburg Riddle Food Bank Roseburg Food Project Salvation Army, Roseburg South Douglas Food Bank, Riddle St. Francis Community Kitchen, Sutherlin St. Joseph Community Kitchen, Roseburg St. Vincent de Paul Sutherlin / Oakland Emergency Pantry UCAN Food Bank

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Holiday events guide  
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