Merry Marley

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” tells the story of the famed Dickens’ character whose only chance of redeeming his spirit from hell is to redeem the soul of Ebenezer Scrooge.

The play was written by Tom Mula to be performed by either one or four actors. The Nutz-n-Boltz Theater Company presents it with four actors playing 16 characters, including Justin Lazenby and Allan Ansell, both of Gresham, Alyson Teachout of Damascus and Curtis Hanson of Happy Valley.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a full production in two acts, with a running time of about 90 minutes. There will be an intermission and concessions available, with live music provided by students from Barlow High School.

The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14; Saturday Dec. 15; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Boring Grange, 27861 Grange St., Boring.

Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students, $5 for children 12 and younger

For more information, call 503-593-1295, or visit

The Messiah

The Christmas portion of George Friedrich Handel’s oratorio, “The Messiah,” will be presented at Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 N.W. Eighth St., during the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, Sunday, Dec. 16.

This traditional Christmas performance tells of the anticipation of God’s coming, the Christmas story and people’s joy at the birth of Jesus Christ through musical settings of scripture from the Old and New Testaments.

The performance will conclude with the popular “Hallelujah” chorus. Solveig Nyberg will direct the church choir, which will be accompanied by the Cascadia Quartet and Bonnie Meeder on organ. Featured soloists are John Boelling, Robert Potter, Christina Sproul, Jennifer Walton, Erin Walker and Martha Hug.

For more information, call 503-665-1192.


The Fill-A-Bag Fundraiser will take place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Sweet Betty’s Bistro, 1000 N. Main Ave.

Cost is $25 and the event features live piano music.

Proceeds benefit SnowCap Community Charities, which serves low-income folks in East County.

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