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Temple City   High School

Presents Christmas Performance

Temple City

Tuesday, Dec. 18       

The Performing Arts Department of Temple City High School will be performing it’s annual Holiday Extravaganza. “ONE MAGIC CHRISTMAS” , on Tuesday December 18, 2012. The performance will begin at 7 PM and will be held at the Historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse located at 320 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel. The program will include showcase performances by Brighter Side Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus, Honors Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, auxiliaries, a “special” number by the faculty and maybe even a visit from Santa Claus himself!  The grand finale to the concert will be the traditional singing of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus with full choir and orchestra, including Vocal Arts alumni. For more information, please contact Matt Byers at Temple City High School, 626-548-5053 or or
San Gabriel Rose Parade Float

San Gabriel

Wednesday, Dec. 12

The City of San Gabriel is inviting you, your friends, family, scout pack or church group to have that once-in-a-lifetime experience of helping decorate San Gabriel’s entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade? They are looking for San Gabriel residents to help put the finishing touches on San Gabriel’s floral spectacular. Here’s how you can volunteer! Just go to the City’s website at, and follow these instructions:

* Click on “Centennial” icon, under City Spotlight (right side of home page.)

* Click on “Volunteer Opportunities” (left side in green column), select the date you are available and enter your information.

* Someone from Paradiso Parade Floats, our float builder, will contact you directly with more information.

Or, go directly to this link: Volunteers can sign up for any available dates on that webpage. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 626.308.2875.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas


Saturday December 15 

The Pasadena Crown City Chorus will present its Christmas concert, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Duarte Performing Arts Center, 1401 Highland, Duarte. The theme of the concert centers on the story of a soldier and father returning home from middle east for Christmas.The featured quartets are Minor Forth, JOLT., IMPACT and the Sweet Adeline quartet, Passion. Minor Forth is comprised of a father and sons, which includes a 7-year-old, one of the youngest members of the society. Tickets are  $10, and those under 13 are admitted free. Check the Web site, or mail  to Pasadena Crown City Chorus, PO Box 1529, Temple City, CA 91780. Phone 626-286-0355 for further information. Tickets are also available at the door.  The Performing Arts Center is close to the 210 Freeway, exit 20, at Buena Vista Street in Duarte.

An Olde English Christmas


Saturday December 15

Angeles Chorale presents An Olde English Christmas, a selection of English Christmas favorites, featuring A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten and Gloria by John Rutter. With Angeles Chorale soloists, harp, brass octet, organ and handbells Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.

$25/person, tickets available online or by calling (818) 591-1735, First United Methodist Church in Pasadena 500 East Colorado Blvd, 91101,

Teddy Bear Mixer

El Monte & South El Monte

Wednesday, Dec.  12

El Monte & South El MonteChamber of Commerce cordially invites everyone to their annual Teddy Bear Mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. located in Grace Black Auditorium 3130 Tyler Avenue, El Monte CA 91731. All proceeds go to El Monte & South El Monte Emergency Resources Association to brighten the holidays for the needy children and families in our community. For more information contact

Toys and Clothes Needed for Holiday Distribution

Foothill Unity Center’s Holiday Food Distribution and Angel Program has become a community tradition.  Last year, almost 2,000 pre-qualified, low-income families and 3,000 children received food, toys and clothes to help brighten the Holidays and stabilize the budgets of these families on the edge.

On Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, the Center again will be distributing food, toys and clothes to almost 2,000 families and neighbors in need. But as food prices continue to go up and unemployment remains high, the Center is in urgent need of toy and clothing donations for the children we serve.

Foothill Unity Center always welcomes food donations, but never more than during the Holiday Season. dropped off at the Center’s Monrovia location between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM on the weekdays.

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