RAAC celebrating holidays with Santa, performances

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In addition to breakfast, children may participate in several activities at the event including decorating cookies, gift bags, and holiday cards, and creating numerous holiday gifts and crafts.

The Richmond Area Arts Council is continuing its holiday tradition with the eighth annual Breakfast with Santa event.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon at the RAAC’s headquarters, 399 W. Water St., Richmond. The event, which has grown exponentially over the course of the years, is a family friendly gathering where parents, grandparents and children of all ages can come to have fun.

Admission is $5 plus tax per person, and children two or younger are admitted free of charge with the purchase of adult admission. The proceeds from the event will go towards sponsoring children’s classes in the Fun with the Arts after school program and the Madison Strings program.

In addition to breakfast, which is being provided by Hardee’s, attendees will get a chance to participate in several activities, including decorating cookies, gift bags, and holiday cards, and creating numerous holiday gifts and crafts.

Santa and his little helpers will be in attendance as well for plenty of photo opportunities by Custom Photo. Images will be sent to parents/guardians via email.

The event is sponsored by Meijer, Arcadian Cove and Custom Photo.

RAAC Musical Groups

The Richmond Area Arts Council’s musical groups will take the stage this holiday season to spread Christmas joy to one and all.

The Madison Singers, Madison Youth Choir and Madison’s Children’s Choir will be holding a sing-a-long on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to come and join in the holiday music fun. The event is free.

The three different groups bring a mix to the festivities of young and old. The Madison Singers is a community chorus that is composed of more than 40 members ranging in age from 18 to 90. Their typical fare includes a variety of music by composers including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rodger Hammerstein, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.

The Madison Youth Choir is for young adults in seventh through 12th grade, and the Madison Children’s Choir is comprised of students who are kindergarten ages through sixth grade. Each respective group has been working hard with instructors Besty Grise and Judy Ridings.

In addition, the Madison Strings will be performing their end of the semester recital at the RAAC on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The Madison Strings group is made up of students in fourth through sixth grade who play the violin, viola or cello.

Call 858-624-4242, email director@artsinrichmond.org, check them out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichmondAreaArtsCouncil/ or at www.artsinrichmond.org for more information..

Reach Kaitlyn Brooks at 624-6608; follow her on Twitter @kaitlynskovran.

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