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UTAH VALLEY SPOTLIGHT
December 22, 2014
A Celtic Christmas at th…
Celebrate Christmas with pioneers, Celtic music, dancing, caroling, crafts, treats, Father Christmas, and more at the historic Provo Pioneer Village! http://www.provopioneervillage.org/christmas2014 or
A Christmas Carol
It's A CHRISTMAS CAROL like you've never seen it before! Many Christmases ago, Charles Dickens would perform a one-man telling of his classic holiday tale, doing all the voices himself. Today, drama teacher Dane Allred recreates that experience with Dickens's original script. Using all of his vocal range, Allred will perform more than 20 voices, letting the audience use their imaginations to create their own versions of Charles Dickens's classic characters.
We have a very unique Christmas Adventure - Fun for the whole family! Come enjoy a lighted riverboat ride on the lower Provo River. It is like a hayride, but a boat ride. There are thousands of lights reflecting off the water, Holiday scenes along the shore, and Christmas music on the boat. Santa even comes to visit on his canoe. We have two professional excursion boats that can accommodate 40 people per ride. Since the boats are uncovered, blankets and warm clothes are encouraged. The ride is a round trip experience that takes 25 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes, on the hour and half-hour. For more information call our Cruise Event Line at 373-1897.
Bring your family to the North Pole! While you're there enjoy hot cocoa with Mrs. Claus, riding the North Pole Express, and taking pictures with Santa.
Hale Center Theater Orem…
No Christmas Season is complete without the hoopla of family dinners, glorious games, magical mistletoe, caroling carolers, firkins of wassail, and Dickens' timeless characters that embody Christmas cheer: Bob Cratchit, Mr. Scrooge, three Christmas ghosts, and of course, Tiny Tim. Whether you have seen it once, fifty times, or never, Hale Center Theater in Orem invites you to be their guests for an evening as you escape all the noise, commercialism, and greed that have invaded this time of year so you can remember what the season is all about.
Holiday Jazz and Big Ban…
Award-winning musician Caleb Chapman will celebrate the holidays by bringing his Crescent Super Band and Voodoo Orchestra as well as guest artist Ryan Innes to the SCERA Center for the Arts Dec. 22 at 7 p.m., for a lively Christmas concert. Chapman, who is also a producer, educator, author and performer, has made a very big name for himself in an unlikely way. He takes talented young musicians, typically from 13 to 18 years old, and trains them in musical styles that range from big band to fusion and soul to swing. His bands have played in prestigious halls worldwide including recent performances in France, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, Italy and Mexico as well as almost every major city in the United States. Notably, his Crescent Super Band, one of his elite ensembles, filled Carnegie Hall in May of 2013. The youthful performers have been hailed for a nearly "unbelievable performance level" and frequently cited as the top band of their type anywhere in the world. He and his musicians have played with more than 200 celebrity guest artists, including dozens of Grammy winners and such well-known groups as the Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, AC/DC, Neon Trees, Journey, Rolling Stone, the Saturday Night Live Band and Genesis. Reserved-seat tickets for the event are $12 for adults and $10 for children 3-11 and seniors 65 and older and are available at www.scera.org, by calling (801) 225-ARTS, or in person in person at the SCERA, 745 S. State, Orem. Much honored, his bands have received 22 DownBeat Awards, and Crescent Super Band has won eight "Best of State" awards in Utah and twice honored with the Best of State Statue Award as the top organization in Arts and Entertainment in Utah. To achieve this they had to top every other professional music, arts, and film group in the state. Additionally his band is Grammy-nominated this year. "We are thrilled to have Caleb Chapman do a Christmas concert for us," says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA's President and CEO. "What a great, great opportunity to cap the holiday season with something extraordinary." The concert will feature songs from Chapman's Christmas Albums. Selections will include "Here Comes Santa Claus/Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Cool Yule," "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "Merry Christmas Baby" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas." Other selections will be "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Boogie Woogie Santa Claus" and "Auld Lang Syne."
The Sundance Kids Camp is an active nature day camp that will offer Campers a unique and memorable experience each day. Camp will include opportunities for: Active play - Snow sports instruction, games, outdoor play Artistic expression Environmental education Science exploration Games and lots of fun! We are very excited to extend our highly successful summer Kids Camp program to the winter. For the winter program, Campers will spend the morning improving their skills on the snow during a snow sports lesson. After the lesson they will have time for lunch, then they will be engaged in creative arts, games and other fun activities in our cozy indoor facility. The Snow Sports Lesson will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day of camp. The lesson will be provided by the talented Sundance Snowsports instructors. At Sundance, we find that exciting, quality, fun learning is found in simplicity, not complexity. Therefore, we have taken hundreds of technical ideas and actions and condensed them into just a few that we call our Home Base Model. This becomes a fun way for children to improve their winter sports experience as they explore our mountain playground. Dates December 22, 23, 26 and December 29 - January 2 Hours Full Day Camp: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Only Camp: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ages 5-12 Maximum of 20 campers per day Food Snacks and water will be provided Sundance lunch will be provided for an additional fee of $12* Campers may bring a lunch from home Cost Full Day, Ages 6-12: $124 (includes full day lift pass) Full Day, Age 5: $149 (includes full day lift pass) Half Day (12:00 - 4:00 p.m. only, no lesson): $40 Equpiment Rental: $20 Amenities A Registration Fee of $15 will be assessed one time per child for the season and will include the following: Sundance Kids Camp Neck Gaitor Reusable Kids Camp Water Bottle *Price subject to change
Photos with Santa at San…
This Christmas, capture your child's visit with Santa Claus at University Mall with a photograph that will last a lifetime.
Ryan Shupe and the Rubbe…
Ryan Shupe comes back to the Covey Center for another holiday concert on December 22, 2014. With the same light-hearted energy that brightens their popular live concerts throughout the year, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand tailor their acoustic sound to fit their favorite time of the year – Christmas! This holiday concert, “The Gift”, features some recognizable favorite songs with a playful twist—a beatnik jazzy “Drummerboy” & calypso “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” nestle in with an island version of "Away in a Manger". There are holiday originals like “The Eggnog Song”, "The Grinch went down to Whoville", a twist on "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", and “The Gift”, a thoughtful song about the true meaning of Christmas. With stellar musicianship, tight harmonies, and kid-friendly humor, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand’s “The Gift” thoroughly entertains while reminding us of the deeper meaning of the holiday season. It is a Christmas tradition you didn’t know you needed. But you do. Tickets are $20. Playing in the Main Hall at The Covey Center. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, call 801 852 7007, or online at COVEYCENTER.ORG
22nd Annual Spanish For…
Enjoy a favorite local tradition as you drive through the animated Festival of Light's displays. Be sure to listen to the holiday music broadcast on 99.9 FM as you view the holiday lights and displays. Gift Certificates available at the Spanish Fork City Office (40 South Main) or at the Parks & Recreation Office (775 North Main) for $7. Directions: Take Exit 258 heading East approximately 4.5 miles to Powerhouse Road (corner of Chevron Station), turn right, follow the road and park is located on right.