Christmas concerts, events slated
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.