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12/6/2012

Church to host holiday dinner theater

Church to host holiday dinner theater

High Plains Home Educators and high school students will be performing 'Shepherd's Comedy,' a Christmas-themed medieval dinner theater at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 Fleming St.

The event makes light of what the shepherds were up to before hearing of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Roast brisket, bread and spiced cider are among the items on the menu.

The event is set to begin 6:30 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday.

To make reservations, call 397-5055.

Free will donations will be accepted.

Patrons can dress in medieval attire.

Canadian artist to perform tonight

Canadian recording artist Tia McGraff will appear in concert at 7 tonight at the Finnup Center for Conservation Education at the Lee Richardson Zoo. Admission is $10 at the door.

The concert is part of a 13-day, 10-show U.S. Christmas Tour to promote her "Listen, It's Christmas" CD.

McGraff, who performs with producer and husband Tommy Parham, is a favorite of Garden Citians due to performances at the Tumbleweed Festival, according to a press release. Her melodic voice and style has been compared to an early Linda Ronstadt, and McGraff describes her singing and songwriting style as a potpourri of lyrical and musical influences.

For more information, contact the zoo at 276-1250.

Blood needed through holiday season

WICHITA — Every day, patients across the country rely on blood and platelets donated through the American Red Cross. While the need is ongoing, the supply isn't — especially around the holidays, when regular donors travel and spend time with family and friends and may forget to schedule an appointment.

St. Dominic Catholic Church, 615 JC St., will host a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27.

The only way to provide lifesaving blood and platelets for patients in need is through the generosity of donors. Donors can help the Red Cross maintain a stable blood supply this holiday season by making an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.org or (800) RED CROSS.

To find out how to donate, call (800) RED CROSS (800) 733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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