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Celebrate the holiday season with plentiful performances

What a great time of year to enjoy some holiday-themed entertainment.

"Joy to the World" is the theme of this year's "Christmas Musicale" presented by the Thursday Music Club at 4 p.m. Sunday at Calvary Lutheran Church.

The program includes performances by the Thursday Music Club chorus and other community musicians and school groups.

A free-will offering will be taken for student scholarships to attend International Music Camp at the Peace Garden.

The church is at 1405 S. Ninth St.

The annual Winter Showcase and Sale, Thursday through Sunday at Muddy Waters Clay Center in Grand Forks, is an opportunity to find unique, hand-crafted gifts—or just treat yourself.

At this event, you also can tour the studios, meet the artists, watch pottery-making demonstrations and register for door prizes.

Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The clay center is at 2014 13th Ave. N.

For more information, call (701) 775-1168.

The UND University Band and Woodwind Ensembles present "Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Concert," at 8 p.m. Thursday in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $3 for students and seniors, and $14 for a family.

The Memorial Union is at 2901 University Ave.

For more information, call (701) 777-2815.

Enjoy the "Christmas Festival" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the East Grand Forks Heritage Village, or visit the Grand Forks County Historical Society for its "Christmas Open House" on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Admission to both events is a nonperishable food item.

The Grand Forks County Historical Society also is hosting "A Rock and Roll Christmas Party," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ramada Inn. Kenny and the Classics will perform. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

For more information, call (701) 775-2216.

Purchase tickets at the Myra Museum in advance or at the door. Tickets are $15 each, $25 for a couple and $5 for children younger than 12.

If you're up for an intimate theatrical experience, head to Grand Forks Central High School for its production of "The Theory of Relativity," set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in its Black Box Theatre.

The play is billed as an "unconventional and moving musical drama ... (which) introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection."

Tickets at $10 for adults and $6 for children, students and seniors. For reservations, call (701) 746-2411 or visit

The school is at 115 N. Fifth St. Use doors 5 or 6.