ALABAMA

Birmingham YSA: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.

Huntsville: "Away in a Manger" Christmas Festival, Dec. 12 and 13, 4:30-8:30 p.m., 1804 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville

Huntsville YSA: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.

South Alabama-Florida Panhandle YSA: Multistake temple trip to Birmingham, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.

ALASKA

Anchorage institute: Soup and the Spirit, Fridays, noon

ARIZONA

Tempe: "The Forgotten Carols," Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., ASU's Gammage Auditorium (see deseretbook.com/forgottencarols)

Phoenix single adult group: Dance, Dec. 12, 8:30 p.m., 848 N. Westwood, Mesa; fireside, Dec. 13, 6 p.m., 525 E. 2nd Ave., Mesa; Gilbert combined stakes fireside, 7 p.m., Mesa Temple Grounds; Winter Wonderland dance, Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 6265 N. 82nd, Scottsdale; midsingles dance, Dec. 19, 8 p.m., 1050 W. Grove Parkway, Tempe; country-western dance, Dec. 19, 8:30 p.m., 611 N. Stewart, Mesa; midsingles fireside, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. 1000 S. McAllister, Tempe

Mesa Temple Visitors Center: Garden Christmas light display and nativity, through Dec. 31, 7 p.m., concerts nightly (see www.mesa christmaslights.com)

CALIFORNIA

Monterey institute: Multistake YSA dances on Fridays, first Friday in the Camanche building in San Jose, the second Friday at Pleasanton, the third Friday at Saratoga, the fourth Friday at Fremont and fifth Friday at Santa Cruz, 10 p.m. (call 408-867-1750 for information) Palo Alto institute: Heritage of Christmas concert, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Menlo Park Valparaiso Stake Center; institute Christmas concert, Dec. 14, 6 p.m., Memorial Church, Stanford campus

Temple Hill Visitors Center (Oakland): Temple Hill lights, through Dec. 31, nightly concerts; live Nativity, Dec. 11-13, 18-22, 7 p.m., Dec. 23, 6 p.m. (see www.templehillevents.com) Oakland Regional Family History Center: Sources and citations, Dec. 12, 1:30 p.m. (see oaklandfhc.org)

Santa Margarita Stake: Living Nativity and Crèche, through Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m., performances every half-hour; international crèche exhibit, Dec. 11-13, 4:30-9:30 p.m., 29411 Altisima Road, Rancho Santa (see www.thelivingnativity.org) Chula Vista Stake: "Waiting for Christmas" concert, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., 1590 East H St., Chula Vista

COLORADO

Alamosa institute: Caroling, Dec. 21

Greeley institute: Winter activity, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.; YSA New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.

Denver YSA: New Year's Eve dance "New Year's celebration in Narnia," Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 610 Coors St., Lakewood

Denver single adults: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, Denver Stake Center, 2170 S. Monaco Parkway, Denver

FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m.

Miami Lakes institute: Family home evening, Mondays

Panama City, Tallahassee YSA: Multistake temple trip to Birmingham, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.

GEORGIA

Sugar Hill LDS Choir: Christmas concert, with Gainesville First United Methodist Adult Handbell Choir, Dec. 12 and 13, 7 p.m., 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Suwanee

IDAHO

BYU-Idaho (Rexburg): Stadium singing, Sundays, 8:45 p.m. (Spanish) and 9:30 p.m. (English);Concert, Christmas in the Snow, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. and 8:30-10 p.m., Snow Barrus Concert Hall; Messiah sing-along, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Kirkham Auditorium; REMIX dance, Dec. 16, 7-10 p.m., Hart Auditorium 250; fall commencement, Elder Richard G. Scott, Dec. 19, 9 a.m., Hart Auditorium

Boise institute: Unison Christmas concert, Dec. 20, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m., Borah High School; stake New Year's party, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., the Sub

Pocatello institute: Institute select choir Christmas program, Dec. 13, 6 p.m.

Nampa institute: Multi-stake YSA fireside, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

ILLINOIS

Nauvoo: Christmas storytelling at historic homes, Dec. 12 and 19, 4-5:30 p.m.; Sunday Sociable, "Joyful Noise Bell Ringers," Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Nauvoo Visitors Center; caroling, Dec. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nauvoo Temple front steps

IOWA

Kanesville Tabernacle: Gingerbread houses holiday display, through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. except Christmas, closes 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 222 E. Broadway, Council Bluffs

KENTUCKY

Bowling Green institute: Celestial Ball, Dec. 12, Haywood Lane building

Cedar Rapids YSA: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., 4150 Blue Jay Drive, Cedar Rapids

MARYLAND

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center: Annual Festival of Lights, through Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., concerts nightly (see dctemplelights.lds.org)

MONTANA

Bozeman institute: Family home evenings, Mondays, 7 p.m.

Billings institute: YSA family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m

NEBRASKA

Historic Mormon Trail Center: Gingerbread houses holiday display, through Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. except Christmas, closes 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, 3215 State St., Omaha (Historic Florence)

NEVADA

Las Vegas: "The Forgotten Carols," Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., Cashman Center (see deseretbook.com/forgottencarols)

Las Vegas institute: Forum and lunch, Fridays, noon

Reno institute: Soccer, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., field across from Shadow Building in Sparks; tri-ward Winter Ball, Dec. 12, Kings Row; stake Christmas sing-along, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Golconda building; tri-ward FHE, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.; tri-ward New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

NEW MEXICO

Las Cruces institute: White elephant party, Dec. 18 Albuquerque institute: Closing social, Dec. 13, 6 p.m., 6401 Pojoaque Drive NW

NORTH CAROLINA

Carolina YSA: Dance, Dec. 18, 9:30 p.m., 3020 Hilliard, Charlotte; New Year's Eve luau, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 5815 Carmel Road, Charlotte

OHIO

Dayton YSA: Christmas party, Dec. 12; New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., 5505 Bosworth Place, Norwood

OKLAHOMA

Edmond institute: Service project (gift wrapping), Dec. 12, 9 a.m.

OREGON

Corvallis institute: Stake choral fireside, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

South Oregon YSA: Bowling Tournament, Dec. 12, 7 p.m

Portland East YSA: New Year's Eve bash, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

SOUTH CAROLINA

Columbia YSA: Christmas formal dinner and dance, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., 7449 Broad River Road, Irmo (RSVP to [email protected] or 803-467-6308

TENNESSEE

Clarksville institute: Celestial Ball, Dec. 12, Haywood Lane building; closing social Dec. 17, 7 p.m.

Nashville institute: "Christmas Story" play, Dec. 15

Nashville Mormon Chorus: Handel's "Messiah," Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Franklin Stake Center

TEXAS

Houston single adults: Fireside, President Bradshaw, Houston Texas Temple president, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Hafer building, 16331 Hafer Road, Houston; New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Maplewood building, 5531 Beechnut St.

Houston YSA: Fireside, James Olson, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Klein building; light up the night, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Kleinwood Stake Center, 16535 Kleinwood Drive, Spring

Dallas/Ft. Worth YSA: Angel tree service, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.; Angel Tree service, Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m., 9216 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas; New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Hurst Stake Center

Austin YSA: New Year's Eve party, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Rutherford chapel, 1000 E. Rutherford, Austin

Killeen and Waco institute: Fireside, David and Loni Lunt, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Temple chapel

Beaumont institute: Hayride and bonfire, Dec. 12, 5 p.m., Hatton home; tri-stake YSA conference, Dec. 18, Nacogdoches; Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, 7 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Hospitality Center, 3959 Gulfway Drive, Port Arthur; Enchanted Rock campout, Dec. 31-Jan. 2

VIRGINIA

"Miracle of Christmas — Live at the Zoo" (pageant, Nativity): Dec. 21, 22 and 23, 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m., Metro Richmond Zoo, 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley NOVA Choir concerts, "Christmas in the Aire": Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Mount Vernon Stake Center; Dec. 16, 7 and 8 p.m., Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center

Williamsburg institute: Family home evening, Mondays, 7 p.m

WASHINGTON

Pasco institute: Fireside, Brother and Sister Arthur, "The Meaning of Christmas Symbols," Dec. 13, 7 p.m.; institute Christmas dinner, Dec. 15, 6 p.m., Union Building; Murder mystery, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Gage Building; fireside, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.; fireside, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.; New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Spokane institute: YSA regional fireside, Dec 20, 7 p.m., Francis building; YSA Regional New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Spokane Stake Center

Seattle institute: Emerald City regional YSA New Year's dance, Dec 31, 9 p.m., Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Concert: "Comfort and Joy," Portland Mormon Choir and Orchestra, Dec. 19, 2 p.m., 8 p.m., Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver (tickets required; see portlandmormon.org)

WISCONSIN

Milwaukee YSAs: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, South Stake Center

CANADA, ALBERTA

Calgary institute: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9:30 p.m.

Calgary multistake: Nativity pageant, Dec. 20-24, every 20 minutes from 7-9 p.m., Heritage Park (see www.calgarynativity.org)

Edmonton institute: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Lethbridge institute: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 9 p.m., Lethbridge West Stake Center; Swimming party, Jan. 8, 8:30 p.m., University of Lethbridge pool

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria institute: Caroling, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Quadra chapel; bistake New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, Quadra chapel

ONTARIO

Toronto metro institute: Regional YSA dance, Dec. 31

Kitchener Ontario Stake: Come to Bethlehem, Dec 20, 7 p.m., Kitchener Stake Centre

QUEBEC

Montreal institute: Dance, Dec. 18, 8 p.m.; fireside, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Montreal Stake Center; New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.; temple night, Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m.

All listed times are local time unless otherwise noted.

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