Art Matters

Arne Everson
Guest Writer

Art Gallery: Coming Dec. 5, the “Members and Friends” show is proving to be a very interesting exhibit. We will feature the work of several of the members of CCFA, and of course, some of their friends’ work. We invite you to come and see the Gala Artists’ Reception Dec. 6. We will be serving our usual tasty refreshments. This show continues through December.

Play Inc Community Theater: Play Inc. will present “A Christmas Carol” at the Northern Lights Dinner Theater, Highway 169 at Pease, just north of Princeton. Performance dates are Dec. 14 and 21 with seating at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and show at 7:30 p.m. Shows also on Dec. 15 and 22, seating at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m., show at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $30. For advance reservations visit

Volunteers: A volunteer training session will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, from 3-4 p.m. Learn operating procedures and other information for helping at the gallery. New volunteers are always welcome. Contact Jodie at [email protected] before Dec. 13 for more details.

Memberships/Donations: Become a CCFA member. Individual memberships, $40; senior and student memberships, $25. Make an end of the year tax exempt donation to support CCFA operations and programs. Any amount large or small is welcome. Visit and click under “join/donate.”

Community Concerts: December has many great community concerts. CCFA supports all arts in events in our community. Some highlights include the following.

• East Central Minnesota Chorale Concerts;

Adults $10 in advance, $12 at door; students, 13-17 $5.  Get tickets from Chorale members or call  651-428-9187.

Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., at Christ the King Catholic Church, Cambridge.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Pine City.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Princeton.

• Cambridge-Isanti High School

Dec. 9,  7 p.m., CIHS Winter Band Concert.

Dec. 16, 7 p.m., CIHS Winter Choir Concert.

• Hardy Center Performing Arts

Nutcracker Ballet performed by the Continental Ballet Company, Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Richard Hardy Performing Arts Center, Cambridge-Isanti High School. Tickets: $16, $14, $12. Call 763-689-6189.