Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week: Holiday Sights And Sounds

Dec 12, 2013

Holiday music accompanies us as we walk city streets throughout the month of December, in every shop and restaurant. The sounds of the season may well be your favorite soundtrack at home, too.

Credit DC Central Kitchen

The UCO Jazz lab plays tribute to the season in their “Holidays at Home” concert this December 12 through the 14.

Student vocalists and ensemble members prepare a wide range of holiday tunes, some that you’ll remember and others to add your holiday memory bank. The performance features the tune “Oklahoma Christmas,” which depicts a little of what we have been experiencing this week with the cold weather reeking havoc on our daily lives.

The tunes from the holiday classic, The Nutcracker are recognizable by just about anyone. For many families seeing this musical masterpiece is a must for the holiday season.

Oklahoma City Ballet in conjunction with the Civic Center Music Hall performs the Nutcracker, December 13 through the 22.

The Neighborhood Alliance offers people the opportunity to give this holiday season by hosting the “Riverpark Seniors Christmas Cheer Drive.”

Neighbors and residents of Riverpark decided to bring cheer into their senior resident’s lives during the holidays. The result is the annual drive to put together care packages for them. For many of the residents, these will be their only gifts.

Just about anything is welcomed, from gloves to toiletries to food.

On December 4 from 7:30 to noon people line up in Leadership Square for the SandRidge Santa Run.

During this one-mile “fun run” guests dress in all kinds of holiday costumes and run to benefit NorthCare.

NorthCare exists with the goal of enhancing quality of life and promoting hope and dignity for all Oklahomans, no matter what they are going through. They benefit adult and children services throughout Oklahoma.

Early next week there are some events to help you save some money and add that personal touch to your gift giving. The Almonte Library hosts a Holiday Candle holder workshop on Monday and the Gifts from the Kitchen workshop on Wednesday.

For more ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page.


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