1. Friends of the Arts presents it play, IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS, a stage version of "Miracle on 34th Street" at the Multi-Purpose Center on December 12, 13, and 14. The Sunday matinee show is a benefit for Guma Esperanza. There's no ticket price for Sunday: You donate dry goods or cash for your entry fee.
Or you can come to one of the other shows (Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 PM or Saturday matinee at 3 PM), pay your ticket price ($12 for adults, $10 for FOA adult members , $5 for students) and give a donation for Guma Esperanza, if you want, in advance.
2. The Pacific Winds Concert Band, together with award-winning SSHS Manta Band, will give a holiday concert conducted by Will DeWitt at PIC on Dec. 22, at 7:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will be directly donated to the family of Efren Ballesteros, the MHS security guard who was recently murdered. (Ticket prices have not yet been announced.)
It's the season for giving and these two opportunities are here. Hope you'll join me.