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Harbor Boat Lighting, Harley Farms Faire, and Another Chance to See 'Winter Wonderettes'

So many events in Half Moon Bay this weekend! What will you choose to do?

Phil Davis paints the Lemo's Farm horse with a Coastal Rep 'Winter Wonderettes' theme. Photo: Dentler
Phil Davis paints the Lemo's Farm horse with a Coastal Rep 'Winter Wonderettes' theme. Photo: Dentler
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Friday

Coastal Arts League 29th Annual Juried Show

The Coastal Arts League is celebrating its 29th Juried Competition with a show that will run through Jan. 19, 2014. Due to space limitations, only 50 entries were selected for show, out of almost 400 submitted.  Subject matter includes paintings mixed media, photography, digital artwork, and sculpture. Entrants included artists from Texas, Hawaii, Virginia, Alabama, Nebraska, Michigan, and Maine. Deb Wong, who ran the show up to the hanging of the work, said that "approximately 45% of the entrants are from Half Moon Bay and the Coastside, 45% from cities in California, and 10% from out-of-state.  Since I’ve been doing the show, this year produced the most out-of-state entrants." There will be $950 in prizes awarded. This year, runner-up prizes were raised from from $50 to $75.

Manna Mobile Sushi Truck at Hop Dogma

Manna is a gourmet mobile sushi truck out of San Francisco. They will be at Hop Dogma brewery in El Granada for a night of delicious sushi and beer.

Saturday

GGNRA Trail Volunteer Day

Join the National Park Service Trail Crew for a day of brushing trails and improving tread at the newest addition to Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Rancho Corral de Tierra. Meet at Farallone View Elementary School, 1100 Le Conte Ave, Montara, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Coastside Chorale Concert

The Coastside Chorale will be performing its' annual Winter Concert at the Coastside Lutheran Church for an evening celebrating the season with this joyful collection of songs which includes both traditional and contemporary music. Refreshments and a raffle will take place at intermission. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students and children or a donation of any amount gratefully accepted.

Winter Concert at Harbor Village

Come hear all your holiday favorites played by this fine string ensemble composed of members of the Coastside Community Orchestra and string students of Claudine Schwartz Minton’s Make Music studio, starting at 1 p.m. in the Harbor Village mall atrium.

Shely Pack Dancers Perform “The Nutcracker”

The year the audience will be introduced to some new Nutcracker characters: Papa Teddy and the Baby Teddies, who are one of the surprises brought to the party by Auntie M., a new character played by Jessica Martinez who is in fierce competition for Clara’s affections with Uncle Drosselmeyer, who will be played by Jeff Warren, father of Junior Company member Panna Warren. At Skyline College at 7:30 p.m. $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
 
Pillar Point Harbor Lighted Boat Festival

Get into the holiday spirit by heading over to Pillar Point Harbor to stroll along the boats festively adorned with holiday lights and other trimmings. The 26th annual Lighted Boat Festival will be held on Saturday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m. with special appearance by Santa, San Mateo Elks concert band and Half Moon Bay High school choir.

Naked Chorizo Food Truck at Hop Dogma Brew Co.

Naked Chorizo offers delicious Filipino Spanish fusion cuisine. This is their first time at Hop Dogma in El Granada and their food pairs deliciously with tasty craft beer.

Sunday

Hot Chocolate and Story Time with Santa

Join Santa's Tree Farm and Village in Half Moon Bay in the Elves Workshop for Hot Chocolate and Story Time with Santa from 9 to 10 am. Stories include educational books about Christmas Trees as well as holiday classics. Mostly for children ages 3 to 7, however all ages are welcome. $6.99 per child, and their supervising parent is free. Tickets can be purchased at our website: www.santastreefarm.com or at the farm. Limited to 15 children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.   

Breakfast With Santa

Presented in partnership with Half Moon Bay Recreation Services and Sheriff’s Office Community Policing Unit, Coastside kids are invited to have "Breakfast With Santa" at the Ted Adcock Community Center, 535 Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay. Bring a toy to donate for the Sheriff’s Office Toy Drive. All donated toys will go to under-privilege children on the Coast. Tickets for Breakfast With Santa may be purchased in advance at the Ted Adcock Community Center from Nov. 27 to Dec. 12 or online at www.recconnect.net. $5 person or $15 per family up to 6 members.

All Weekend

Christmas Eve and the Many Moods of Christmas

Susan Hayward School of Dancing presents a holiday production, “Christmas Eve and the Many Moods of Christmas.” Performances will be held in the Dance School Auditorium at 496 6th Street in Montara. Doors will open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 seniors/ children under 16.

Harley Farms Christmas Faire

The Christmas Faire at Harley Farms is the ideal place to pick up holiday gifts from local artisans while enjoying complimentary hot mulled cider and homemade cookies. Shoppers will find treasures including hand carved ornaments, pottery, photography, embroidery, jams chutney and of course, cheese! Harley Farms will be offering chic parcels of award-winning cheeses and popular goat milk bath and body treats presented in elegant and rustic packages, individually labeled for gift giving needs. 205 North Street, Pescadero.

Coastal Rep's Winter Wonderettes

Coastal Repertory Theatre launches its 2013-2014 “Season of Love” with Winter Wonderettes, Roger Bean’s off-Broadway holiday musical sequel to his hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes. The four-person show takes place six months after the ten-year reunion finale of The Marvelous Wonderettes. It’s winter 1968 and time for the annual Harper's Hardware company Christmas party. Model employee Betty Jean (Phaedra Johnson) takes charge of the festivities, bringing in her Wonderettes to entertain when Santa fails to arrive: Missy (Beth Guido), Cindy Lou (Courtney Hatcher) and Suzy (Kimberly Krol). The talented and zany Wonderettes will have you laughing and singing along as they catch up on their lives while waiting for Santa.  But when disaster strikes, they’ll use all their charm and talent to ultimately save the night. Runs through Dec. 21. Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2pm. 

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