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PerformingView – December 2015

A Time to Perform in December
By Kaye Osborn

The last month of 2015 has arrived! Isn’t it amazing how quickly it comes every year! So, we need to cherish each moment of every day! This month fills up with lots of different events: school performances, parties, shopping, baking and decorating. Take time to enjoy some local productions and embrace the season with music and song.

Here’s what happening in our neck of the woods!

Prospect Theater Project
The Whipping Man: December 4- December 13
Very cool intimate theatre. You will love it and they have a bar.

Constellations: Sunday, December 20: 2 PM
A Reader’s Theater event
For more information: call (209) 549-9341 or visit their website

McHenry Museum
FREE Dickens Faire Children’s Event
Saturday, December 5: 9 AM- noon
Get there early to decorate a snowman sugar cookie and an ornament. Meet some of the talented Central West Ballet Dancers and Modesto Junior College cheerleaders! Then visit the Farmer’s Market and the beautiful McHenry Mansion! Remember, to come back for the electric light Christmas parade, tree lighting and Rockin’ Holiday celebration in 10th St Plaza.

Second Saturday at the McHenry Museum
Stroll through the beautiful Christmas decorations with friends and family!

Gallo Center for the Arts – Dec 2
Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Holiday Show

Dec. 4 & 5 :
It’s a Wonderful Life: Radio – This is truly a walk back in time as you are transported back to the days of radio for this performance, complete with sound effects and everything. This sold out last year so don’t miss it.

December 4 &5
MSO Holiday Pops with special guest performances by

Dec. 6: 2 PM and 4 PM
The Elves and the Shoemaker

CWB The Nutcracker
Dec. 11- Dec. 20th
Check out the complete listing at

Modesto Junior College
Welcome to the Hotel Paradiso: Little Theater
Dec. 2-Dec. 6

The Night Before Christmas: MJC Auditorium: family holiday Choral Concert
For tickets: Auditorium Box Office: (209) 575-6776



About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.