Dec. 1-4

* “Recycled Youth” stage original play at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. Every year, teens spend 3 months creating and rehearsing a new show after school. This year, they plan to bring an examination of technology and social issues to the stage. Raffle included. Tickets at Benbow Inn and at Sweet Grass in Garberville and the Mateel office. Call 923-3368 for details.

Dec. 2-3

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene Directing. 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For details, call 786-5483. For reservations, call 800-838-3006.

Dec. 2

* The CR Choir, directed by Carol Ryder, will present “American Mass” by Ron Kean with holiday favorites at 7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 14th and N Streets, Fortuna.

* Fundraiser for Ferndale Museum and prize drawing. Floyd Bettiga has donated a painting to raise funds. Suggested donation is $5 each, or $20 for five (purchase not necessary to win). Prize drawing to take place on Ferndale's Hospitality Night by Victorian Inn from 7 to 8 p.m. Call 786-4466.

* Karen Lovely performs at the Riverwood Inn in Phillpsville, in the heart of the Redwoods of the Giants. Call 943-1930 for details.

* Art in Garberville. Come and view beautiful art of local artists throughout town.

Dec. 3-4

* Ferndale Community Choir performs Christmas music. Led by Betty Diehl and Beverly Carlson with pianist, Dana Christen. 1st performance Dec.


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3 at 8 p.m., at Ferndale Community Church, 712 Main St., Ferndale. 2nd performance Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., at Church of the Assumption, 546 Berding St., Ferndale.

Dec. 4

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene directing. 2 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For details, call 786-5483. For reservations, call 800-838-3006.

* The Humboldt Swiss Club will host a turkey dinner and holiday gala in the county. All are invited to join the celebration of great food and music. Dinner from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The world famous Lindy Mantova strikes up his accordion and the dancing begins. The Swiss Hall is at 5403 Tompkins Hill Road, south of CR. Adults: $10. Kids (under 12) $5. Dancing only $5. Call 725-5595 for details.

Dec. 6-8

* “Hansel & Gretel,” production by Ferndale Rep for elementary schools. 10 a.m. at the Rep. Tickets are $1. Call 786-54-83, ext. 3.

Dec. 6

* “The Nutcaper,” play by the Dell' Arte Company, a madcap twist on The Nutcracker story. 8 p.m. at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. $20, free to Center members.

Dec. 7

* “The Nutcaper,” play by the Dell' Arte Company, a madcap twist on The Nutcracker story. 7:30 p.m. at the Winema Theatre in Scotia.

Dec. 9-10

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene directing. 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For reservations, call 800-838-3006.

* Winter Arts Faire at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. Currently looking for vendors. Call 923-3368 for details.

Dec. 10

* Christmas Brass Band strolls down Ferndale's Main Street from 2 to 4 p.m., playing traditional Christmas favorites.

Dec. 11

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene directing. 2 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For reservations, call 800-838-3006.

* Fortuna Christmas Music Festival, Fortuna River Lodge, Riverwalk Drive in Fortuna. 400 musicians gather in a variety of ensembles, choirs and bands offering an afternoon of free holiday music. For details, call the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce at 725-3959.

Dec. 13-15

* “Hansel & Gretel,” production by Ferndale Rep for elementary schools. 10 a.m. at the Rep. Tickets are $1. Call 786-54-83, ext. 3.

Dec. 13

* The CR Jazz Ensemble, led by Bill Allison, will perform at the CR Forum Theatre at 7 p.m., on the CR Eureka main campus.

Dec. 16-17

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene directing. 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For reservations, call 800-838-3006.

Dec. 17

* Andre Nickatina (hip hop) performs at the Mateel Community Center in Redway. Times to be announced.

Dec. 18

* “A Christmas Story,” performed at Ferndale Rep with Ginger Gene directing. 2 p.m. show. Tickets: $16 general; $14; seniors (65 plus), $12 kids. For reservations, call 800-838-3006. Last show.

Jan. 14

* The Pastime Silent Movie Orchestra will perform Buster Keaton's, “The Cameraman” at the Fortuna Concert Series. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m., at Fortuna Monday Club, 610 Main St., Fortuna. Tickets: $8 general, $6 students/seniors. Tickets at: Green's Fortuna Pharmacy (Fortuna), Fortuna Music Mart (Fortuna & Eureka), Becker's Insurance (Ferndale), Berliner's Cornucopia (Eureka) and at the door.

* Guitar Shorty will perform at the Riverwood Inn in Phillipsville. Go to www.guitarshorty.com.

Jan. 21

* Rosie Ledet (zydeco blues) will perform at the Riverwood Inn in Phillipsville at 9 p.m. $15. Call 943-1766 for details. Go to www.rosie

ledet.net.

Jan. 28

* Mateel Community Center in Redway presents the annual Black & Red Ball, featuring George Clinton & Parliament/ Funkadelic. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 923-3368 for details.

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