Christmas Happenings

The Magic of Christmas

DAVISON — Hosted by Mike Millinkov, the Magic of Christmas will be held at Davison High School’s Auditorium, 1205 Clark St., on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.

Join the Conjurors Magician’s Ring 36 in this incredible magic show, featuring a RED DRAGON and SANTA! You can purchase tickets ($15 per person. 2 years old and under free) at dcer. davisonschools.org/ or by calling 810-591-0175. — G.G.

Toy collection

GRAND BLANC TWP. — Family Care Chiropractic, 8200 S. Saginaw St. (Suite 600) is making Christmas a little brighter for kids in the community with a Toys for Tots drive for new, unwrapped toys until Dec. 18. For each toy donated, a person receives an entry into a Cozy Gift Basket raffle containing an hour massage, two cold laser treatments, and other goodies. Details: call 810-603- 1497, visit www.facebook.com/Family-Care-Chiropractic- PLLC-96387731390/ or email gbfamilycare@gmail.com.— P.S.

Special Christmas fundraiser

GOODRICH — Equine Escape presents the Christmas for Hope fundraiser to be held Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gloria Dei church, 5005 McCandlish Road. Take your kids’ pictue with Pedro the (mini) Christmas Donkey! There will also be face painting, a Decorate A Cookie and Ornament Station, games and a bake sale. Admission by donation. Details: www.facebook.com/ events/506715229914964/ — P.S.

Holiday Concert

GRAND BLANC TWP. — New Century Chorale presents its Yuletide Festival concerts, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and the second Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, G-9020 S. Saginaw St. This family favorite brings a wonderful mix of traditional carols and contemporary sounds offering new or rarely heard festive holiday music featuring the Swartz Creek High School Madrigals. Tickets are $12 at the door or may be purchased on-line. If you plan to attend, please call 810-771-8255 or purchase your tickets on-line at www.newcenturychorale.org. — P.S.

Holiday light show benefits FISH

GRAND BLANC — Rickard family annual holiday light show is back! Partnering with FISH Food Pantry, a donation of any nonperishable food items, personal hygiene products or toilet paper. A collection bin is right out front by the sidewalk that you can donate to at any time day or night at 11216 Stonybrook Dr. We will also be accepting pet supplies as well for the local animal shelter. The show runs on a continuous loop from 6-10 p.m. every night this month. Just pull up and tune your radio to 87.9. Other details: www.facebook.com/RickardHLS/photos/a.3207774584087 15/749830772170046/ — P.S.

Christmas dinner theater

SWARTZ CREEK — The 8th annual “In Bethlehem Inn” dinner theater will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and Friday, Dec. 13, and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Swartz Creek. The halls of the church will be decorated to replicate the streets of Bethlehem. Guests will enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine – chicken and rice, hummus, fattoush salad, pita breead and baklava. As dinner draws to a close, a star will appear and guests will be directed to the enclosed pavilion where they will witness a living nativity with live animals. Tickets: advance purchase only, $5/person; $20/family. 810-635-4845. — L.R.

Holly Dickens Festival ‘Home for the Holidays’

HOLLY — It’s the time of year for all of the old-fashioned festivities of the Dickens Festival; three weekends through Dec. 15. Week three is dubbed “God Bless us, Every One!”, Dec. 14 & 15. Details: www.facebook.com/hollydickensfestival/ P.S.

Holiday concert

SWARTZ CREEK — “The Spirit of Christmas” concert will take place at 7 pm. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Performing Arts Center. Flint Male Chorus, New Horizons Band, Norton Male Chorus, Fenton Lakes Chorus Sweet Adelines, Brother2Brother and Port Huron Ballet. Tickets: $5 suggested donation. — L.R.

Christmas Giving Tree

FLUSHING — The Flushing Tractor Supply store on 5460 W. Pierson Rd. is participating in a Christmas Giving Tree for homeless animals at the Genesee County Animal Control. Now through Dec. 31, customers at Tractor Supply can donate to the cause by taking one or more ornaments off the store’s giving tree and purchasing designated pet-related items that are displayed on the ornaments. Customers can then give the items to the store cashier to be distributed to the Genesee County Animal Control. — B.G.