Join a Christmas Bird Count circle with the Audubon Society

Anyone who would like to participate in a Christmas Bird Count with the Audubon Society starts by accessing a map online at audubon.maps.arcgis.com. On the map find a green or yellow circle near you, designating open areas. Click on it, and find out who to contact. Check out a website, send an email for additional information or to sign up. Then polish your binoculars and … Continue reading Join a Christmas Bird Count circle with the Audubon Society

North Pointe Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at Lorain Palace Theater

“The Nutcracker” Christmas classic graces the stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 13-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Lorain Palace Theater at 617 Broadway Ave. in Lorain. The show includes 20 adult professional dancers, and about 50 student performers. Tickets cost $20 and $24. At a sensory friendly show at 2 p.m. Dec. 14, tickets cost $15. Loud and jarring sounds and flashing lights … Continue reading North Pointe Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’ at Lorain Palace Theater

Madison Chorale performs Christmas concert in Renaissance costumes

Madison Chorale performs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 under the direction of founder Betty Jean Green at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6345 Chapel Road in Madison. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and students. Children under age 12 are admitted free. The seasonal musical selections range from sacred to traditional to popular, and will be performed by volunteer vocalists from Ashtabula, Lake and … Continue reading Madison Chorale performs Christmas concert in Renaissance costumes

Time to jazz up the holiday music

Celebration Lutheran Church hosts a “Jazzy Christmas Concert” 4-5 p.m. Dec. 14 at 10621 Auburn Road in Chardon. The Gateway Band, a jazz “house band” of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, will play and will add their jazz stylings to holiday festivities. A freewill offering for this concert — suggested donation of $7 per person — will be received with proceeds going to WomenSafe Shelter. Continue reading Time to jazz up the holiday music

Light Up Vermilion offers Christmas lights and shopping at night in a small town

Light Up Vermilion is 5-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Main Street Vermilion at 685 Main Street in Vermilion. Stop at Main Street Vermilion first to pick up a cookie box courtesy of Kingston of Vermilion. As you visit participating merchants, you can fill the box with delicious treats. A scavenger hunt has answers hidden in shop window displays. You can even vote for your favorite … Continue reading Light Up Vermilion offers Christmas lights and shopping at night in a small town