Christmas concerts, events slated

Christmas Events
   Christmas carol concert: A carol concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at Madras Gospel Mission Community Center, at D and Eighth streets, from 6:30-8 p.m. There will be Christmas carols and contemporary Christmas music, by Cassia Dawn and other local artists, the reading of the Christmas Story by Landen Winegar, group singing of carols led by Mark Harner, and holiday refreshments.
   Admission is free with nonperishable food item donation. This is a benefit for the Madras Gospel Mission food outreach program.
   Fireman Bingo: Enjoy desserts, Fireman Bingo and a silent auction at culver City Hall starting at 6 p.m., with bingo at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. This benefit for Christmas food baskets and gifts is sponsored by the Culver Community Improvement Group and Culver fire and Rescue Association.
   Bell choir performs: The Madras United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir will present a Christmas concert at 2 p.m., Dec. 16, at 49 N.E. 12th St. A freewill donation for the food bag ministry will be collected.
   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.
   Christmas Dessert Theater: Living Hope Christian Center will hold its annual free Christmas Dessert Theater at 7 p.m., Dec. 7, featuring a spectacular evening of music and dessert. All are welcome. An additional showing will be held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, but no dessert will be served.
   School concerts: Madras High School will present its winter band and choir concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 13, in the MHS gym. Culver High School's winter concert will be Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.
   Light show at KOA: A "Keep Our Athletics Lights Spectacular" at the Central Oregon KOA RV Park at 2435 S.W. Jericho Lane in Culver, is inviting businesses to decorate a free space with lights. For a donation of $5 and two cans of food, spectators can drive through the light show from 6-9 p.m., Dec. 14-24, with proceeds benefiting Madras and Culver high schools sports programs and the Jefferson County Food Bank. To sign up, call the chamber at 541-475-2350 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..