Kalama theater students present ‘Twelfth Night’

Kalama High School theater department students will present “Twelfth Night” at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 in the auditorium at the high school, 548 China Garden Road.

The play is about a woman, Viola, who is shipwrecked during a violent storm off the coast of Illyria. She winds up serving the Duke of Illyria who is in love with Olivia and sends Viola with love letters to woo Olivia for him.

However, things are not what they seem as mistaken identities, confused plots and vibrant characters make for a comedy of errors.

The cost is a free will donation.

Celebrate holidays in Castle Rock

The 2017 Castle Rock Festival of Lights takes place Dec. 9.

Free pictures with Santa take place from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fibre Federal Credit Union, 202 Front Ave. S.W.

The Hometown Holiday Parade starts at 5:30 p.m. The route goes down Front Avenue and after the parade, the tree lighting ceremony and caroling take place on Cowlitz Street near the post office.

In addition, warming barrels will be set up throughout the town, shopping deals will be available at local shops and street vendors will sell their wares.

The event is hosted by the Castle Rock Festival of Lights group.

Kalama boat festival Saturday

The annual Festival of Lighted Boats in Kalama is set to start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Kalama Marine Park, 101 West Marine Drive.

Decorated boats will dot the waterfront during the event, which will feature a parade of lighted vessels, music and caroling, live entertainment, festive food and drink. There will also be holiday photos with Santa and a McMenamins beer garden.

For details about the event, search for Festival of Lighted Boats on the Columbia River on Facebook.

Seasonal selections on the tuba

A free concert featuring the Astoria Tuba Quartet begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 S.E. Lake St., Ilwaco.

The group will perform a variety of seasonal selections, jazz arrangements and a polka or two.

The quartet was formed in 1980. Current members Dennis Hale, Bob Joiner, Brian Bergman and Lee Stromquist have performed together since 1987.

Hale, one of the original members, lays the FR tuba, Joiner and Bergman play euphoniums and Stromquist plays the double bass F tuba. Stromquist also arranges many of the quartet’s selections.

Among the group’s selections is “Dance of the Rude Brass,” arranged by Stromquist. It is the quartet’s version of “Dances of the Reed Flutes” from “The Nutcraker Suite.”

Winter concert in Rainier on Dec. 13

The Rainier Junior/Senior High School music department’s winter concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Briarcliff Auditorium at the school, 28168 Old Rainier Road, Rainier.

The middle school and high school bands and choirs will perform along with a men’s vocal quartet.

Admission is free.

— The Daily News

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