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This memorable holiday extravaganza once again fills the stage with smiling faces of all ages as hundreds of young dancers join the Company to tell this beloved story with its grand adventures taken by Clara and Hans.
The Nutcracker brings the holiday spirit into focus, transporting you through Clara's dreams and the wondrous characters she encounters along the way. With the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier as guides, you'll fly away to the Snow Kingdom and the Land of the Sweets, but not before battling the Mouse King and his pirate henchmice.
Toni Pimble's exquisite choreography and Don Carson's colorful and magical sets are masterfully orchestrated to create the perfect tradition for everyone on your holiday list.
Monkey Bugs returns to the FEC on Saturday, November 22 for a one-stop Christmas shopping experience. With over 10,000 items of gently used kids clothing, shoes and accessories, Monkey Bugs is the place to be for anyone on a budget. Sizes range between newborn and size 18 for both boys and girls.
Monkey Bugs is Oregon's Unique Pop-Up Kids Resale Shop, providing events that feature local businesses and vendors with products and services to enlighten, engage and pamper the fashion forward woman.
During this event, Monkey Bugs will host more than 15 vendors, including: The Defiant Diva Boutique for plus sized women, Sprinkled Cupcakes, Handcrafted by Shannon, Rodan & Fields, Thirty-One Gifts, Mia Bath and Body, Jamberry Nails, Wildtree and more! Anyone interested in partnering with Monkey Bugs for this event, please contact monkeybugsresale [at] yahoo [dot] com.
Don’t Miss the Gingerbread Contest Deadline -- Monday, November 24, 4 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the holiday season by entering The Friends of the Florence Events Center annual Gingerbread Village contest!
The exclusive Gingerbread Village development offers for purchase three lot choices for construction of your gingerbread house. A large lot measures 2’x3’ and sells for $40.00. The medium lot measures 1’x1.5’ and sells for $20.00 and the small lot measure 1’x1’ and sells for $10.00. All structures and landscaping must not exceed the lot dimensions and the majority of the structure must be edible.
Bakers of any age and skill level may pick up an application and contest guidelines at the Florence Events Center Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. simply download and print the attachments below. All completed entry forms with payment must be received no later than Monday, November 24 by 4 p.m.
The Gingerbread Village will be on display in the Florence Events Center lobby area during regular operating hours and events from Tuesday, December 2 until Friday, December 26.
The Festival of Trees, an extravagant holiday display benefiting the Military Heritage Museum, will take place at the Florence Events Center on Sunday, November 30. It will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults and children are free. Of course larger donations would be accepted and all money raised will benefit the museum. There will be 15 large trees and 10 tabletop trees available for bid or for a “buy it now” price.
The Festival of Trees “Gala of Giving” ticketed event will take place on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m., featuring appetizers and champagne. There will be up to seven “trees of giving” that will be live auctioned by former Mayor Phil Brubaker.
Tickets to the event are $30 or $200 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets contact Tim at TR Hunter, 541-997-1200 or call Sue or Amy at State Farm Insurance, 541-997-7161.
Each tree will be underwritten by one of the event's major sponsors, which include, Beachcomber Pub & Grill, KCST Coast Radio, TR Hunter Real Estate, State Farm Insurance, and the Florence Rotary Club. Sponsors will be decorating the trees, as well as providing gifts to go under each tree. The gifts under the tree will go to the charity of the buyer's choice, and the tree can be kept by the buyer or given to the charity. Teams of buyers are welcome to join forces to purchase one of the trees.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Military Heritage Museum.
(There is a rumor that the elves and Santa from the Holly Jolly Follies will be making an appearance!)
Come see the creativity of builders young and old in this year's Gingerbread Village. Vote for your favorite entry too! (But no sampling the display!)