Holiday Happenings

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE. St. Francis in the Foothills. 4625 E. River Road. Enjoy candlelight, carols, some scripture, special music and fellowship at 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. Call 299-9603 for information.

KWANZAA HOLIDAY TRADITION. Tucson Center for Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. December 26 through January 3 only: The Barbea Williams Performing Company presents a celebration of folklore with dance, song and story. Friday and Saturday curtain is 8 p.m.; Sunday is 7:30; and matinees are 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, $5 for children under 12; add $2 at the door. Outlets include Al's Barber Shop, Antigone Books, Hair on Wheels and Rainbow Accessories. Call 628-7785, or e-mail, for information.

City Week KWANZAA READING. Borders Books and Music. 4235 N. Oracle Road. 292-1331. Ms. Vertie Sparks, Vice President of the Tucson Urban League, reads about the 25th anniversary of this special holiday at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 26.

LAS POSADAS. 4625 E. River Road. The children of St. Francis present Las Posadas, a dramatization of the journey of Mary and Joseph, at 5 p.m. Thursday, December 24. Call 299-9063 for information.

MIDNIGHT JAM. TCC. 260 S. Church Ave. Pima County Parks and Recreation presents this fifth-annual New Year's Eve party for teens from 8 to 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30. Teens can decorate the hall between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and will receive free entry and a Midnight Jam T-shirt for their participation. Call 740-2680 or 791-5223 for information.

WINTERHAVEN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS. Arizona Stagecoach Adventures offers horse-drawn wagon, trolley and carriage rides through the Winterhaven Festival of Lights. Rides leave on the hour from 6 to 9 p.m., from the red stagecoach on Country Club Road, 100 feet north of Fort Lowell. Wagon and trolley rides cost $6.75 per person, and carriage rides cost $100 per carriage. Reservations are recommended; call 825-0208.

Out Of Town

AN ARIZONA CHRISTMAS. 44 Ramsey Canyon Road, Hereford. The Arizona Folklore Preserve presents Dolan Ellis, Arizona's official balladeer, with a special holiday program of songs and photography in Ramsey Canyon. Show times are at 2 p.m. December 26 and 27, and admission is by reservations only. Call 378-6165 or e-mail for information. TW

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