Season of sharing
Opportunities for giving, holiday eventsSounds and Tastes of Christmas: Following the parade Saturday, come enjoy music and the story of Christmas, and bring a treat to share at 7 p.m., Dec. 1, at the Madras Christian Church, 115 S.E. C St., Madras, across from Sahalee Park.
Sharing Tree in Culver: The Sharing Tree at Culver Market has name tags of needy residents. Pick a name, buy a gift and return it wrapped by Dec. 19. Food basket applications are available at city hall. Call 541-546-4502 for details.
Farm Workers Toy Drive: Donations to the annual toy drive to provide Christmas gifts to the children of farm workers, organized by Jesse Rodriguez of Madras, can be made to the Farm Workers Toy Drive account at Columbia State Bank in Madras.
Bell choir performs: The Madras United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir will present a Christmas concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 16, 49 N.E. 12th St. Freewill donation for the food bag ministry.
Metolius tree, Santa: Metolius will hold its tree lighting at 6 p.m., Dec. 5, at city hall. Santa's Workshop will be from 11 a.m to 2 p.m., Dec. 8, for kids and families.
Ashley manor collecting toys: Ashley Manor on Oak and 16th streets in Madras, is holding a Toy Drive For Hope to help out needy families in local communities at Christmas.