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Calendar

Dec
6
Fri
Opportunity Village Festival of Trees @ Opportunity Village
Dec 6 all-day

Kick off the holiday season with the One Vision Festival of Trees! Over 100 trees and wreaths decorated by volunteers are for sale throughout the weekend. Opening Night includes appetizers and desserts – $20.00. Saturday features Breakfast with Santa, children’s craft activities, and Secret Shop – $7 adults, $4 kids 5 and under. Sunday includes Cookie Walk – $2 admission. All proceeds support services for people with disabilities through One Vision.

Exhibit: Everyone is a Critic III @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am

In the summer of 2011 the Museum hosted the exhibition, Everyone is a Critic!  The show was so successful we decided to host the exhibition again in 2012.  We took a few years off but the exhibition is back again with Everyone is a Critic III.  A selection of artworks from the Museum’s Permanent Collection will be on display in the Center Space Gallery.  Visitors will have the opportunity to write down their thoughts, feelings, and ideas about these pieces on comment cards.  The cards will be displayed on the gallery walls, next to the artwork, for all to see.  By the end of the exhibition the walls will be covered with visitor comments! Free admission.  https://macniderart.org

Exhibit: Iowa Crafts: 44 @ Charles H. MacNider Art Museum
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am

Iowa Crafts: 44, in the Kinney-Lindstrom Gallery. The purpose of Iowa Crafts: 44 is to provide the public with further enriching arts experiences and to promote interest in and recognition of the accomplishments of Iowa artists.   The exhibition remains open through January 15, 2020.  https://macniderart.org

A Christmas Remembered @ Grace Church
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

Annual Christmas drama, “A Christmas Remembered.”  This comedy is set in Minnesota in the 1950’s.  Though funny, it is also a powerful story of God’s relentless love.  Performances are Thurs. – Sat. 7:00pm; Sun. 3pm.  Tickets are $3 each (Saturday is Free Family Night) and will be available for purchase after services on Sunday mornings. Tickets can also be purchased at HyVee East or West in Mason City. www.graceme.org/theatre

Live Music: Storm Rising @ Fat Hill Brewing
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

With a combination of guitar, violin, keyboard, percussion, and vocal harmonies, Karina, Amanda, and Adam of Storm Rising have created their own special brand of folk and Americana.  Hailing from west Iowa, this trio has been playing together for years but haven’t been to Mason City in a while so make sure to give them a warm welcome.  This show is a part of our big 3-year anniversary week.  No admission fee.  Event time: 7pm – 10pm.  https://www.facebook.com/pg/FatHillBrewing/events/?ref=page_internal

Theatre: It’s A Wonderful Life @ Mason City Community Theatre
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all – and its Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback.  As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence – who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years.  Event time: 7 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday; 2 pm Sunday  Tickets: $15/adults & $10/students.

https://mccommunitytheatre.wixsite.com/mcct

Theatre: Matilda @ Stebens Children’s Theatre
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

Inspired by the genius of Roald Dahl, “Matilda” revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life.  Unloved by her cruel parents, “Matilda” has an astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. Show times: Dec. 5th – 8th@ 7pm; Dec. 11th, 13th & 14th @ 7 pm and Sunday, December 15th @ 1pm.   Tickets: $13 adults, $10 youth (18 and under).  Purchase tickets at Stebens Children’s Theatre weekdays 1pm-5pm or call 641-424-9802 using Master Card or Visa. http://www.stebensct.com/

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train @ Canadian Pacific Depot
Dec 6 @ 7:45 pm

One of the most spectacular sights of the holiday season! Arriving at approximately 7:45pm, performances from 8 to 8:30 p.m.   Entertainment includes special performances by Canadian artists Meghan Patrick, Tanika Charles, and Kelly Prescott.  No admission cost – Monetary and food donations are encouraged.

https://www.facebook.com/HolidayTrain/

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas By The Lake @ All around Clear Lake
Dec 7 all-day

Saturday will include horse drawn carriage and Main Street Trolley rides, craft show, crowning of prince & princess, petting zoo, visit with Santa, matinee at the theatre, strolling Dickens characters, lighted parade and fireworks over the frozen lake.

Opportunity Village Festival of Trees @ Opportunity Village
Dec 7 all-day

Kick off the holiday season with the One Vision Festival of Trees! Over 100 trees and wreaths decorated by volunteers are for sale throughout the weekend. Opening Night includes appetizers and desserts – $20.00. Saturday features Breakfast with Santa, children’s craft activities, and Secret Shop – $7 adults, $4 kids 5 and under. Sunday includes Cookie Walk – $2 admission. All proceeds support services for people with disabilities through One Vision.