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A calendar of festivities: Dance, music, crafts and more Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

Red Ranger Came Calling

Bring your merchant coupons downtown for prizes and refreshment. Santa will come to town, and he and Mrs. Claus will take “wish’’ letters and pass out candy canes. The open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4, and the tree lighting at Ober Park will be around 6 p.m. The main highway will be closed near town from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Berkeley Breathed reads from his “guaranteed true� Christmas tale. The evening includes a Red Ranger costume contest Breathed will judge, and he’ll answer questions from the audience. The evening is a benefit for the Vashon Community Care Center. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Open Space for Arts & Community, 18870 103rd Ave. S.W.

The Nutcracker Ballet


The Blue Heron Dance troupe performs the holiday classic. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 and 5, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6.

Vashon Island Chorale performs its winter concert. Works include “Gloria� by Antonio Vivaldi and “Ave Maria.� 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Bethel Church, 14736 S.W. Bethel Lane.

All-Island Middle School Holiday Art & Craft Sale Handmade, affordable gifts and art will be available for purchase from Island students in sixth- through eighth-grade. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

Holiday Art Studio Tour

Island artists open their studios to show visitors how they work and enable them to purchase a variety of art. Maps are available at Island businesses. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6 and 12 and 13.

Christmas Broadcast, Dessert Extravaganza & Cookie Exchange

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will host a Christmas broadcast with music from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra and Christmas messages by church leaders from Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Bring your favorite dessert to share and cookies to partake in a Christmas cookie exchange. 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at 9330 S.W. 204th St.

Photos with Santa

Kids can get their pictures taken with Santa through Sage Photography and tell Santa

Sugar Plums and Cinnamon Buns with Saint Nicholas File Photo

The Island’s children know Christmas is truly coming when Santa and Mrs. Claus come to town the first Friday in December. what they want for Christmas. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5; 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Santa’s cottage in the Village Green. Michael Sage will take the photos.

Boy Scout Tree Sale

Boy Scouts will sell a variety of Christmas trees at the lot next to US Bank. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6 and 12 and 13.

Kids learn about the celebration of Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Enjoy traditional Jewish games, stories and songs with Aser Hashash. For ages 4 and older. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Vashon Library.

The Nutcracker Ballet

The Vashon Junior Civic Ballet will perform the holiday classic. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11, 12, 18 and 19, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 19, in the Vashon High School theater.

Breakfast with Father Christmas

Sound Food and The Little House will host this event, which will include a craft, entertainment and a light breakfast. 9 to 11 a.m. at Sound Food.

Ebenezer Rock — A Musical

Vashon Island Youth Chorus performs the lively musical based on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.� 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, and 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Blue Heron.

Inspecting Carol

Remember to buy your holiday gifts locally. Keep Vashon Island working!

Happy Holidays everybody! A MIAD & A SSOCIATES

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The play is a holiday spoof, full of physical theater and satire. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, Dec. 18, 19 and 26, and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, Dec. 19, 20 and 27, at the Blue Heron.

Piano Lessons

Give the Gift of Music • All Levels • • First Lesson Free •

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