Join the community of Napavine for their annual Christmas on Parade celebration Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.

This community parade begins at Mayme Shaddock Park just off Second Street in Napavine (near Napavine High School) and ends at the Welcome to Napavine sign. Get there early to get a good spot!

After the parade, Princess Napawinah will light the Christmas display at the center of town. Santa Claus will then be at Napavine Elementary School to visit with children and give out bags of treats too!

For more information, visit the Napavine Funtime Festival Facebook page.

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00pm

Enjoy an elegant tea alongside an abridged, narrated production of The Nutcracker presented by the students of the Ballet Theatre of Washington!

This is a perfect event for children, parents or grandparents to enjoy together. Two productions will take place — Dec. 3 and 4th at 3 p.m. at Bethel Church south of Chehalis.

Tickets are $20 per person, or $140 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased online at this link, or by calling (360) 669-6355.

December 3-4, 2016 from 3:00pm-6:00pm

Ballet Theatre of Washington will premiere their production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.

This full length version of the ballet will feature incredible costumes and the most accomplished young dancers in the area. Performances will be at the historic Liberty Theater, located at 413 N Tower in downtown Centralia.

There will be performances on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and there will be a special abridged version on Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.. This performance will be ideal for younger audience members. It will include special treats, a craft, and a chance to meet and take pictures with the characters from the ballet.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. and can be purchased online at this link.

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December 1-3, 2017 from 7:00pm-2:00pm

The OnStage Theatre Education Program presents their production of The Story of the Nutcracker, coming to the Morton Roxy Theater in early December!

With visions of sugar plums dancing on stage, the story of The Nutcracker is most often seen as the ballet of that name. This children’s play is set to the familiar dreamy music by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky.

The children, Fritz and Marie are visited by Uncle Drosselmeyer who brings three very special dolls for their Christmas presents. But the enchantment begins when Marie sneaks downstairs to say goodnight to the dolls, Clara, the nutcracker, and the toy soldier. She falls asleep holding the nutcracker. As she enters dreamland the lights flicker, the Christmas tree grows and the beautiful dolls come to life and we enter the illusion of the Land of Enchanted Dreams where snowflakes talk and dance, nutcrackers turn into enchanted princes and dolls are the ballerinas.

Performances are December 2 at 7 p.m.; December 3 at 2 p.m.; December 9 at 7 p.m.; and December 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $9 for adults if purchased in advances and $10 at the door. Children 12 and under get in for $5. Seating is not assigned.

To buy tickets, click here!

December 2-10, 2016 from 7:00pm-5:00pm

Come join the faculty of Centralia College's music department for an evening of music for flute, viola, guitar, voice and piano at Centralia College. The Music Faculty at Centralia College will be presenting a free recital on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:00 pm in Corbet Theatre.

Brahms Op. 10 No. 4, Ballade in B minor, piano
“Sketches for Solo Piano” by Hermes Camacho
“Tango Fantasia” by Jacob Gade and Toke Lund Christiansen, flute and piano
“Regrets and Resolutions” by Gary Schocker, flute and piano
"Zueignung" Op. 10 No. 1 by Richard Strauss, voice and piano
"Lonely House" from Street Scene by Kurt Weill, voice and piano
"Quanto è bella" from L'elisir d'amore by Gaetano Donizetti, voice and piano
Brahms, Op. 120, No 2, Sonata for viola and piano

This recital is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Please call (360) 736-9391 ext. 248 for more information.

About the performers:
• Lesley O’Donel, flute, holds degrees in flute performance from the Longy School of Music (Boston, MA) and Central Washington University, and is active both as a soloist and as a member of several ensembles.
• Kathy Scarborough, viola, holds degrees from Hunter College (New York, NY) and St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO), and has performed extensively throughout the United States, including work with Johnny Mathis, Doc Scantlin’s Imperial Palms Orchestra, and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
• Daven Tillinghast, guitar, holds a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and is the Music Director for Open Road Productions.
• Dan Colgan, voice, is currently serving as the director of music at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA. He is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Dan also serves as the Assistant Director of the Olympia Choral Society, the men's choir director of the Olympia Youth Chorus, and current Dean of the Olympia chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
• Dr. Beth May, piano, holds degrees in music composition from University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, BM), Yale University (MM), and University of Texas (Austin, DMA) and is currently the head of the Music Department at Centralia College.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm

The PNCO will present their “Celebrate the Season” concert December 5 at Corbet Theatre on the campus of Centralia College.

The orchestra will help you and your entire family get into the holiday mood by playing such favorites as music from Tchaikovsky’s "Nutcracker Suite," "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers," and "The Christmas Song."

The children will particularly enjoy "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" with narrator, as well as the popular Instrument Petting Zoo that lets the young people get hands-on with their favorite instrument during intermission.

The free concert starts at 7:30 and is open to the public. Please check out the orchestra’s web page for more information.

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7:30pm

Jack W. Stamps is the Coordinator for Music and Sound for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies within the University of Texas’ College of Fine Arts. In the CAET, he teaches courses in entertainment technology, music technology and the writing of popular and commercial styles. He received his D.M.A. in music composition, with emphasis in music technology, from UT Austin in 2010. He was an Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology at Seton Hall University from 2011 to 2013, where he designed and implemented a new program in music technology. In addition to his copious work as a traditional composer, he has completed numerous albums, remixes and other productions under the name MC Debris and has composed a substantial number works for music licensing companies in New York and Los Angeles. He lives happily in San Antonio where he is working on a book on music and sound for film and games and catching up on about a hundred unfinished projects.

Jack will explain his role as songwriter, performer and producer MC Debris in the collaboration to create the modernist pop album CARSON. Using the lyrics created by long-time librettist, lyricist and business partner, John Navarro, Jack created a sonically dense pop landscape that evokes production and recording techniques that span the 70s through the present. Dax Norman, surrealist animator, created accompanying videos for the 10 songs of CARSON, each meant to double as traditional music videos and projections during future live performances. The presentation will also include premieres of final versions of many of the videos.

The MC Debris album, CARSON, is a collection of ten songs set to lyrics by John Navarro. Each song combines the biographies of idiosyncratic entertainers of the 70's and 80's with rearranged MIDI arrangement data of some pop and dance songs from the same eras. The nature of the album is not parody. These interpretations are intended as an experiment with form and expression that begins with personal memory.

This guest lecture/performance is free of charge and open to the public. The Associated Students of Centralia College is sponsoring this event. For more information, please call 736-9391 ext. 248. For more information about Jack Stamps and to hear samples of his music, please check out his website.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm

Come bring your families to enjoy a free concert of instrumental music by the Lewis County Community Band on Tuesday, November 29th at Corbet Theatre. The theme for the concert is "Something for Everyone". The band will be performing Bach's “Fugue No. 4”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Hymn To The Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan, “Radiant Moonbeams” by David Gillingham, “Crosslands” by Rossano Galante, “Rhythm of The Winds” by Frank Erickson, “The Wolf Dancers” by Pete Havely, “Festivo” by Vaclav Nelhybel, and others. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

This concert is free of charge and open to the public. Please call (360) 736-9391 ext. 248 for more information about the concert.

The Lewis County Community Band has been directed by Louie Blaser and Karl Scarborough since Fall Quarter of 2007. Louie Blaser teaches band for Centralia School District and Karl Scarborough teaches band and choir for Winlock School District. The band is comprised of almost 50 local wind and percussion musicians from Lewis, Thurston, Pacific, and Cowlitz counties. Though geared toward adult musicians, the band is also open to college and high school musicians. Typically, the band averages 5 flutes, 1 oboe, 9 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 alto saxes, 1 tenor sax, 1 bassoon, 6 trumpets, 4 French horns, 6 trombones, 2 baritones, 3 tubas, 6 percussionists. Check out the Lewis County Community Band on FaceBook for more information.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:30pm

What better place to spend an evening leading up to the Halloween holiday than the historic Olympic Club in Centralia?

Enjoy an evening of live music in one of Centralia's haunted spots, and make sure you do so in costume! A costume contest will take place, so go all out and look your most frightening!

Music through the evening will be performed by We Three in the Theater, adjoining the main bar and restaurant area.

There is no charge to attend this event. With that said, come on down to one of the most historic (most haunted???) venues in the Hub City for a fun night of Halloween festivities!

For more information, follow this link to the Olympic Club website.

Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00pm-11:00pm