Holiday decorating contest

The Chardon Chamber of Commerce, the Chardon Square Association and Chardon Tomorrow have teamed up to present a business and organization holiday decorating contest.

The categories of the decorating contest will be the “Most Festive display,” the “Best Vintage/Classic display,” and the “Most Creative display.”

The contest goes live this week which corresponds with the tree lighting ceremony, and will run through Dec. 17, with winners chosen on Dec. 18.

All businesses that are wishing to participate must have their spaces decorated by 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and register at https://bit.ly/328RVTj.

This contest is open to public vote, which can be done on the Chardon Tomorrow social media sites starting today.

Eclectic musical celebration

M.U.S.i.C presents an Eclectic Musical Celebration on Dec. 4 at the Church of the Western Reserve, 30500 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. The performance will include arrangements from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet, a Mozart piano trio and piano quartet, a fantasy for violin and harp, a trio for flute, oboe and piano, vocal works, duets and dances and other surprises.

Admission is $60 for patrons, $35 for general admission and $15 for students. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test is required prior to entry and masks are required.

For more information, visit starsintheclassics.org.

Holiday open house

The Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum invites visitors to its annual Holiday Open House from 1-5 p.m. Dec. 11.

This is a family friendly event where kids are invited to decorate a Christmas tree in the Community Room. Refreshments will be provided.

The museum will also be collecting donations for the Chagrin Valley Little Theater. When you donate, you will be entered in a raffle to win two 2022 Home Tour tickets.

For more information, contact Executive Director Ruth Zeager at 440-247-4695 or by visiting chagrinhistory.org.

Suburban Symphony

The Suburban Symphony Orchestra will be performing at 3:30 p.m Dec. 12 at Beachwood High School, 25100 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood.

The orchestra will be joined by internationally revered violinist Steven Greenman. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are encouraged. For more information, please visit SurburbanSymphony.org.

Behind the curtain

The Fairmount Center for the Arts is hosting its “Pull Back the Curtain” speaker series, featuring musical theatre performer and IRNE Award winner Bridie Carroll from 3-4 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Road, Novelty.

The program will provide insight and perspective from a life spent shining on stage. With an impressive career in professional theater, including appearances in Broadway tours, off-Broadway musicals and with numerous other theater groups, Ms. Carroll will talk about her experiences and even share a song or two!

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Refreshments will be provided. Masks are mandatory for those in attendance.

To reserve a seat, please visit fairmountcenter.org/special-events or call 440-338-3171.

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