A calendar of LDS-themed events from around the United States and Canada.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.mesachristmaslights.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, 11:30 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.
The Mormon Times calendar events list for Utah is published Thursdays in Mormon Times and other events in the United States and Canada are published on Saturdays. To submit an event, please e-mail it to [email protected] and include a contact name and phone number.