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

ALABAMA

Tri-state YSA (lower Alabama/Florida panhandle): Last YSA Dance of 2011, Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. CST, Dothan Stake Center, 3199 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Ala.

CALIFORNIA

Temple Hill: "God's Plan for His Family," opened Aug. 6, Oakland Temple Visitors' Center; "Days of Christmas on Oakland's Temple Hill," through Dec. 31, various groups nightly (see TempleHillEvents.com for complete schedule)

San Diego California Temple: "Sights and Sounds of Christmas," lights, music and nativity scenes on the temple grounds, through Jan. 6, 6-11 p.m. (free admission and parking)

FLORIDA

Tri-state YSA (lower Alabama/Florida panhandle): Last YSA Dance of 2011, Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. CST, Dothan Stake Center, 3199 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, Ala.

IDAHO

Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center: "The Healing Power of Christ" sculpture display by Angela Johnson, through Jan. 1

MARYLAND

Washington, D.C., Temple Visitors Center: Humanitarian Exhibit, "Love Thy Neighbor," through October, open daily 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. (see mormon.org/dc ); Festival of Lights, through Jan. 1 (see dctemplelights.lds.org for a complete schedule)

MISSOURI

Independence Visitors Center: "Witnesses of Christ," art exhibit by Liz Lemon Swindle, Jan. 6-April 30, Independence Visitors Center, 927 W. Walnut, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (call 816-836-3477 for information)

NEBRASKA

Mormon Trail Center: 26th Annual Gingerbread Festival "The Joys of Childhood," through Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, 3215 State St., Omaha (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)

NEVADA

Redrock Nevada Stake: "The Nativity," a 25-minute production of the life of Jesus Christ, Dec. 17, 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Opportunity Village, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive (see www.thenativitylv.com )

OREGON

Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra: Christmas Concert: "Let Earth Receive Her King," Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Dec. 17, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Skyview High School concert hall, Vancouver, Wash.

WASHINGTON

Portland Ensign Choir and Orchestra: Christmas Concert: "Let Earth Receive Her King," Dec. 16, 8 p.m., Dec. 17, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Skyview High School concert hall, Vancouver, Wash.

CANADA, Alberta

Calgary: The Calgary Nativity Pageant, Dec. 19-24, 7-9 p.m., performances every 20 minutes, parking area outside Heritage Park, west end of Heritage Drive SW (see www.calgarynativity.com)

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 Saturdays. To submit an event, please email it to [email protected] and include a contact name and phone number. Events are due noon Wednesday for Saturday's calendar.