Children’s Hour is Dec. 19

The Maturango Museum will hold its next Children’s Hour Friday, Dec. 19, at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers are invited to hear “The Snow Tree,” by Caroline Repchuk, a story of a young bear who receives from other forest animals gifts of nature, each with its valuable . . . Read Full Story >>

‘Nutcracker’ coming soon

Simply Dance’s annual holiday production of “The Nutcracker” ballet will open Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Old Town Theater, 215 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. “Start your Christmas celebration with a traditional holiday treat,” said Laura Albert of Simply Dance. “The production will showcase the . . . Read Full Story >>

New content offered in monorail book

Just in time for holiday giving, a brand-new edition of “The Epsom Salts Monorail. The American Magnesium Company Monorail in San Bernardino County, Califor-nia,” by Archaeology Curator Alexander K. “Sandy” Rogers, arrives in the Maturango Museum Gift Shop this week. “Our Publications Committee is delighted . . . Read Full Story >>

Unique holiday gifts, only in the High Desert

By BRIAN COSNER News Review Staff Writer With “Small Business Satur-day” having come and gone in a blur of post-Thanksgiving shopping, it is easy to forget the array of local brick-and-mortar stores and what they have to offer. From Native American-inspired trinkets to the Victorian . . . Read Full Story >>

Winners of 2014 Elk’s Hoop Shoot announced

Winners of 2014 Elk’s Hoop Shoot announced

Members of the Ridgecrest Elks congratulate winners of the 2014 Hoop Shoot. From left are Robby Lusher (1st, boys age 10-11), Kristopher Williams (2nd, boys 10-11), Hoop Shoot Chair Juanita Dalpiaz, Jalen Beecroft (3rd, boys 12-13), Trevon Miller (2nd, boys 12-13), Aaron Celestine (1st, boys . . . Read Full Story >>

Local photographer recognized

Local photographer recognized

Local photographer Ken Sanger’s photo of fall foilage was recently highlighted as the Photo of the Day for Arizona Highways (arizonahighways.com). “This was taken in the West Fork of the Oak Creek near Sedona,” he said. “The whole area is very scenic. While I took . . . Read Full Story >>

BHS bands holiday concert tonight

The Burroughs High School bands will present their holiday concert tonight at 7 p.m. at the BHS Parker Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature the Burroughs Cadet Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band and Drumline. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $5 at . . . Read Full Story >>

Holiday Concord set for Friday

Holiday Concord set for Friday

The Burroughs High School performing arts groups will present their annual Holiday Concord Dec. 12 at Msgr. Kevin Cleary Hall, St.. Ann Catholic Church. The concord is a joint effort by Burroughs choir, drama and orchestra departments. This year’s event will feature Baroque-period dance and . . . Read Full Story >>

Christmas parade is Saturday

Christmas parade is Saturday

The Ridgecrest Elks Lodge will present its annual Children’s Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Love, joy and peace begins with me!” Jolly Old St. Nick and an abundance of other local and holiday celebrities will make appearances . . . Read Full Story >>

Altrusa holds holiday activities to benefit youth

The local chapter of Altrusa International, a volunteer organization that contributes countless hours of service and thousands of dollars each year to benefit the community, is planning several events for Saturday, Dec. 13. “Altrusa has a spectacular day planned,” said a spokesperson. “Mark this date . . . Read Full Story >>

Randsburg to host holiday open house

The old western mining town of Randsburg will host a holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local antique shops and art galleries will be open, offering free holiday treats. The Randsburg General Store will give out complimentary hot . . . Read Full Story >>

HSUMD holiday dinner is Dec. 16

The Historical Society of the Upper Mojave Desert will hold its annual holiday dinner and gathering Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Historic USO Building. The deadline for reservations is Thursday, Dec. 11. “We are having tri tip, mashed potatoes, green salad, rolls . . . Read Full Story >>

Church offers Live Nativity to community

Church offers Live Nativity to community

By REBECCA NEIPP, News Review Staff Writer Twelve years ago the members of the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched a community event that pays tribute to the first Christmas, while serving as a modern reminder of the religious meaning of the . . . Read Full Story >>

DCOA presents ‘Christmas in Ridgecrest’

The Desert Community Orches-tra will present its annual holiday concert, “A Christmas in Ridge-crest,” Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the James Monroe Middle School gymnasium. The community is invited to come and enjoy popular holiday classics and traditional Christmas carols as well as . . . Read Full Story >>

Village Retreat ‘Dreamers’ give back

Village Retreat ‘Dreamers’ give back

(From left) Roy Parris and Vicki Siegel of the Friends of the Ridgecrest Library receive a check for $775 from Nancy Hoyem and Donna Perry of the Village Retreat Dream Project. The Dream Project aims to support community organizations through fund-raisers that showcase local talent . . . Read Full Story >>

Deadline for ‘Jinglegrams’ this Friday

The Singing Sands chapter of Sweet Adelines International will again offer a musical treat for family and friends. The chorus will be selling Chrismas carol “Jinglegrams” during the holiday season. This is an opportunity to offer a live performance to a family member or a . . . Read Full Story >>

College choir wraps semester with holiday concert

College choir wraps semester with holiday concert

The Cerro Coso Community College wrapped up the semester with their holiday concert last Friday, Dec. 5. The choir performed along side the Singing Sands Chorus. Both groups are under the direction of Amber Petersen. Next semester, the choir will join the Desert Community Orchestra . . . Read Full Story >>

Ridge Writers to present Dickens Tea

Ridge Writers, the East Sierra Branch of the 105-year-old California Writers Club, welcomes the holiday season starting at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, with a festive tea party at My Enchanted Cottage and Tea Rooms, 214 W. Ridgecrest Blvd. Participants are encouraged, but not . . . Read Full Story >>

Highland Way brings Celtic experience to IWV

Highland Way will bring the Celtic experience to a Ridgecrest audiences just in time for the holiday season. The group will perform Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parker Performing Arts Center at Burroughs High School. “What a treat to have authentic, old-world . . . Read Full Story >>

Habitat benefit is Dec. 12

The Burroughs High School Habitat for Humanity will hold a benefit concert on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. According to BHS Chapter President Jennifer Kandell, this, the ninth concert the club has organized since 2010, has helped raise more . . . Read Full Story >>