What's happening? Mormon Times national calendar of holiday events

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Published: Saturday, Nov. 17 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

The Canadian Brass will be part of Brigham Young Univeristy-Idaho's Annual Christmas Concert on Dec. 1.

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A calendar of LDS-themed holiday events from around the United States and Canada.

CHURCHWIDE

Devotional: First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Dec. 2, 6 p.m. MST (see www.lds.org for broadcast information)

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco Bay Area Genesis Group: Christmas Party, Dec. 1, 6-8 p.m., Oakland Inter-Stake Center, 4780 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland

Santa Rosa Stake: "With Wondering Awe," concert Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Nativity art display, Dec. 1-2, 3-9 p.m., 1780 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Los Alto and Menlo Park stakes: 25th Annual Christmas Creche exhibit and musical groups each evening, Dec. 1-5, noon-9 p.m., daily, Palo Alto Ward chapel, 3865 Middlefield Road (www.christmascreche.org )

IDAHO

BYU— Idaho (Rexburg): Annual Christmas Concert, featuring Canadian Brass, school choirs and Sinfonietta orchestra, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., BYU-Idaho Center (tickets required, $12 general public, $6 BYU-Idaho students, www.byui.edu/tickets and 208-496-3170) (see www.byui.edu/ticketsor by calling 208-496-3170)

MARYLAND

Washington, D.C., Temple Visitors' Center: "Why I Believe," Rep. Wally Herger, Nov. 18, 7 p.m.; "Before Tonight: A Musical Nativity," Nov. 24, 7 p.m.; Sandra Turley performance, Nov. 30, 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. (see www.mormon.org/dc )

OHIO

Canal Winchester Ward: "Prophesy Unfolds, A Nativity Enactment," Dec. 6-8, 6:30- 8p.m., shows start every 30 minutes, Canal Winchester Chapel, 6500 Foxhill Drive, Canal Winchester (reserve free tickets by calling 614-837-8207)

OREGON

Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra: "Christmas through the Years" concerts, Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Skyview High School's Performing Arts Auditorium (tickets required, PortlandEnsign.org )

UTAH

Inspirational Art Association: Christmas Art Showcase and Art Sale, Nov. 28, 1-5 p.m., Nov. 29, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Bonneville Room, Salt Lake City

Ogden Institute of Religion: The Performing Arts 35th Annual Christmas Spectacular, "I Heard the Bells… A Christmas Hope," Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Weber State University-Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Austad Auditorium (tickets required, suggested donations are adult $5, seniors (60 and older) $4, children 6-17, $3 and family $15 (matinee $12); www.ldsces.org/ogden, or 801-621-1800)

Temple Square: Choral and musical groups will present at the Assembly Hall, North Visitor's Center, Church Office Building, Family History Library and Joseph Smith Memorial Building various days from Nov. 24-Dec. 23. (See www.lds.org/events and then click on Temple Square Performances for a completed list)

Conference Center: "Savior of the World," through Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m., Saturday matinees 2 p.m. (tickets required, www.lds.org/events )

Salt Lake Tabernacle: "A Celebration of Christ" Interfaith Concert, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (tickets required; lds.org/events or 801-570-0080)

CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria: The First Christmas Nativity Pageant, Nov. 21-23, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m., Topaz Park, Topaz Ave. (See christmasnativity.ca )

All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted. The Mormon Times calendar list for events in the United States and Canada are published on occasional Saturdays. To submit an event, please email it to mormontimes@desnews.com and include a contact name and phone number. Events are due noon Wednesday for Saturday's calendar.

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