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Journey to the Land of Sweets at LOHS

A beloved holiday tradition comes to the Lake Oswego High School auditorium next week, when the Portland Festival Ballet presents “The Nutcracker.” This sumptuous, critically acclaimed version of the classic ballet is the creation of Artistic Director John Magnus, formerly of the Joffrey Ballet School.

Performances are scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for children/students/seniors. Special family pricing is available for the 2 p.m. shows on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, when tickets for seniors and children are just $12.

Lake Oswego High School is located at 2501 Country Club Road. For tickets or more information, call 503-977-1753 or go to portlandfestivalballet.org.

Bring Hidden Stars to Holiday Gallery

Star finders have until Dec. 23 to locate one of the 60 porcelain ornaments that have been hidden throughout Lake Oswego and report their discovery to the Holiday Gallery for a discount on purchases.

Many of the stars have already been found, according to artist Jan Rimerman, one of the organizers of the Holiday Gallery at 510 Museum and ARTSpace, but few have been reported to the gallery.

“They are hidden throughout Lake Oswego for people to find and bring to the gallery,” Rimerman said. “Star finders will have not only a collectible star ornament, the first in an annual series, they’ll also receive a customer reward at the gallery.”

The reward: 10 percent off the total purchase of art created by artists participating in the Holiday Gallery.

510 Museum and ARTspace is located at 510 First Street. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, which a special reception being held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

Our Savior’s to hold Longest Night service

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church will hold a Longest Night service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21. Also known as a Blue Christmas, the Longest Night service addresses the sadder side of the Christmas holidays.

For individuals and families who have experienced or are experiencing the loss of a loved one, a divorce, health or financial issues or other challenges, the holidays are not always a time of merriment. The Longest Night service recognizes that and offers a time of quiet prayer and meditation.

The public is invited to attend.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is located at 15751 Quarry Road in Lake Oswego. For more information, call the church office at 503-635-4563 or visit oursaviors.net.

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