Live actors and animals will present re-enactments of the birth of the baby Jesus Christ in the manger in Bethlehem next week. Join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening for the 31st annual edition of the outdoor Nativity Pageant. There will be shows each night at 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. The show mostly features youth from the church, who will portray Mary, Joseph, the Inn Keeper, the Three Wise Men, Shepherds and Angels in each of the 20-minute shows. The presentations will also feature recorded music from the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no charge for admission. There will be hot chocolate and cookies served indoors. The church is located at 8 Keast Way in Red Deer. For further information, contact Patricia Argent at 403-342-5581.
Parkland Mall is accepting applications for its Shades of Ambition campaign. The third annual event at the shopping centre invites three charitable organizations to sell pieces of a large mural to raise money for their programs. The charity selling the most wins $7,500 donation from Parkland Mall, while second place gets $5,000 and third $2,500. The deadline for applications is Jan. 5. Criteria and application forms are available online at www.parklandmall.ca. More information is available by calling mall marketing manager Krista Dunstan at 403-314-2702.
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