•Prairie Junior Senior High School will hold its Christmas concert Monday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m., in the PHS gym
•Prairie Elementary School will be host to its Christmas concert for kindergarten through sixth grades, Friday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m., in the PES gym.
•Cottonwood’s Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Sunday, Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Lineup is 4:30 p.m.
•Masses for Christmas include: Sunday, Dec. 24: 5 p.m., at St. Mary’s; 7 p.m. at Ferdinand’s Assumption; 7 p.m. at St. Anthony in Greencreek; Monday, Dec 25, Midnight at St. Mary’s/10 a.m. at St. Mary’s
•The Monastery of St. Gertrude, 465 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood, will hold a variety of Christmas services. Christmas Eve Mass is set for Sunday, Dec. 24, 7:30 p.m. (Caroling will begin at 7 p.m.). Christmas Day Mass on Dec. 25 is set for 11:30 a.m. A Christmas Concert, “A Prairie Christmas,” will be held Sunday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m.
•Elk City School will host its annual Christmas dinner, program and visit with Santa, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 5 p.m., at the school.
•Winter concert for Grangeville Elementary Middle School students in grades K-5 is tonight, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room.
•Grangeville High School music department will present its Winter Concert Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at the high school. Concert band, concert choir, jazz band and Varsity Blue choir will all be featured.
•Mrs. Bush’s fourth-fifth grade class at Grangeville Elementary Middle School is holding a coat drive. A drop-box is available by the GEMS office and near the school library. New and gently used coats only, now through Dec. 8.
•Syringa Hospital & Clinics is sponsoring a Senior Holiday Luncheon at The Grangeville Senior Citizens Center, Friday, Dec. 8, noon, the regular lunch time. A three-course meal and sparkling cider will be served tableside by SHC staff. There is no charge for the meal, but donations are appreciated and will benefit the Senior Nutrition Program.
•Grangeville American Legion Post 37, Sons of the American Legion and Auxiliary will have a Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Eagles Hall. All community veterans and their families are invited. There will be a traditional holiday dinner including ham, turkey and trimmings. Members are asked to bring a salad or dessert to share, door prize items (may be gently used) and an unwrapped new gift for the Mountain States Tumor Institute Toy Barn for children with cancer. For questions contact Post Adjutant Don Owen at 208-983-1191.
•The Grangeville Lions Club’s annual Christmas Tree sale continues every weekend through Dec. 17. The tree sale is located at Green Acres and runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 17.
•Grangeville Elementary Middle School’s band concert is set for Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
•The Idaho County Free Press will sponsor a free Christmas matinee Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m., at the Blue Fox Theater in Grangeville. The Disney movie “Frozen” will be shown.
•The Syringa Hospice Tree of Lights Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Grangeville Senior Center.
•Toys for Tots distribution in Grangeville is set for Saturday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Idaho County Veterans and Community Outreach Center at 318 East Main Street.
Call for sign-up prior to Dec. 10: Julie Bentley, 208-983-2183 (leave a message).
Collection boxes for donated toys are at the following locations: Camas Lanes, the Veterans Center, Umpqua Bank and Larson’s in Grangeville and The Hangout in Cottonwood.
•The Grangeville Church of the Nazarene family Christmas program at the church has been scheduled for Sunday., Dec. 10, 6 p.m. All are invited to the church at 515 W. N. 2nd Street.
•The Sts. Peter and Paul School Christmas program is set for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:15 p.m.
•The annual Harpster Community Christmas Program is set for Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m., at the Harpster Community Building. Bring cookies to share after the program, when Santa will present each child with a sack of candy and popcorn. This is an old-fashioned Christmas celebration with carol singing, poems, and fun.
•The Kamiah American Legion No. 75 would like to invite all veterans and their spouses to the Christmas party potluck. Drinks and deli tray provided. This is set for Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 618 Main Street.
•Sign up for the Tree of Sharing by Dec. 8 at Umpqua Bank, 001 Main Street, Kooskia. This is for children ages 0-18 who are in need and live in the Kooskia, Stites and Clearwater areas.
Tags will be available for the community to help fulfill wishes. Cash donations also accepted. Call Umpqua Bank at 208-926-4236. Gifts can be picked up Dec. 20.
•Clearwater Valley Elementary School will host its Christmas program Dec. 12, 2 p.m.
•Clearwater Valley Junior Senior High School’s Winter Concert is set for Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the CVHS cafeteria. This will feature both bands and choirs in 6-12 grades playing and singing Christmas and holiday music.
•The Kooskia collection site of Idaho County Recycling will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 (before Christmas). As winter begins, patrons are asked to remember that the site will automatically close if the temperatures dip drastically in order to prevent any undue discomfort for volunteers.
•Santa comes to Bell Equipment Friday, Dec. 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in at 311 Oak Street for a visit with Santa, to see all the Christmas toys and have some hot cocoa.
•The second annual Salmon River Jet Boat Winter Ball Fund-Raiser will be Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Riggins Community Center with a no-host cocktail hour beginning at 6 p.m.; Dinner at 7 p.m., featuring prime rib and Seven Devils Shrimp. Seating is limited; $45/person including hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dance to the music of Joaquin, Verna, and Dave. Reservations required; 208-628-3322 or 208-628-3615. The dance is open to the public from 8:30 p.m., to midnight for $10 per person. This event is sponsored by Salmon River Catering, Seven Devils Steakhouse and Saloon, and the Idaho Banana Co.
•Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries of the Riggins Assembly of God Church will be Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m.
•White Bird Christmas lighting parade is set for downtown Dec. 16, with lineup at 5 p.m., parade at 6 p.m. with music and dance at the IOOF Hall afterwards.