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  1. Skip Pilgrim and the City Lights Band will present a live virtual country Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, December 18, at www.AllenTV.org . This is a free event. Playing the pedal steel guitar for over 45 years, Skip has performed with several Grand Ole Opry stars and was the staff steel player at the Branson Opry House in Branson, Missouri. City Lights band members include Bobby Germany on bass guitar and lead vocals, Bob Chapman on drums and vocals, Russ Allen on lead guitar and vocals, and special guest Randy Wills on keyboard. Randy is the president of the Texas Gospel M
  2. Clarinet Holiday Ensemble Join us for a magnificent live virtual concert that features traditional holiday carols and Klezmer melodies at 7:30 p.m., Friday, December 11 at www.AllenTV.org , a free event. The ensembles will also perform selections by Bach, Dvorak, Herbert, and Tchaikovsky, including selections from Babes in Toyland and The Nutcracker Suite. The ensembles are comprised of Charlotte Catlett, Sean Reed, Devin Taylor, Johnathon Platt, Mark Newcome, and Emilie Catlett, all whom are members of community bands in the metroplex or hold degrees in music. Call
  3. Lady Marli Davis presents Christmas Chocolate & Charles Dickens, 7 p.m. Thursday, December 9, at the Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Dr. Lady Marli will share a history of old-fashioned Yuletide traditions, holly and ivy decorations, Victorian Christmas cards, trees, ornaments and Charles Dickens’ influence on Christmas celebrations. Sponsored by Bach to Books, this program is free and no reservations are required. Lady Marli will provide historical highlights of significant holiday traditions such as as the creation of the first Christmas card, which was printed in December 184
  4. Award winning author Eric Kimmel appears at the Allen Public Library 1 pm, Saturday, December 4th, Children's Program Room, 300 N. Allen Dr., Allen, 75013. After his program, books will be sold and autographed. Kimmel is an American author of more than 50 children's books. His works include Caldecott Honor Book and Newbury Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman), and Sydney Taylor Book Award winners The Chanukkah Guest and Gershon's Monster. His The Lady In The Blue Cloak, a collection of stories from the Texas missions, was given the Naylor Award by t
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