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The 14th annual ecumenical Santa Lucia Concert and Festival of Light celebration, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew Church, 631 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke. Free concert features choir and musicians from around the valley. A “Swedish Supper” precedes the concert at 6 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $20. Tickets are required for the dinner and may be secured at the church office. For more information, call the church at (540) 344-9814.


Peninsula Catholic St. Nicholas celebration, Friday, Dec. 15. Information and tickets at peninsulacatholic.com/stnick. Annual book fair at Barnes and Noble, 12170 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. For online shopping use book fair ID #12255378 to support Peninsula Catholic.


Virginia Symphony Holiday Brass, Friday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m. St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg. Limited parking; consider carpooling. Tickets at www.virginia symphony.org. More information at (757) 229-3631 or www.bedeva.org/concerts.


A Festival of International Carols, Sunday, Dec. 17 at 4 pm by the Church of the Holy Family Music Ministry. In this family friendly service of lessons and carols, we will ring, sing, and play music from Brazil, France, England, Ghana, and the Ukraine for you, but YOUR voice is needed for caroling traditional favorites. Bring friends, family, and neighbors to enjoy this joyful spiritual and musical event! Any questions, contact Director of Music Ministries Sylvia Chapa, 757-481-5702, x 116.


St. Benedict Catholic School in Richmond, VA will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019-2020, and we are trying to reconnect with all of our alumni and past faculty members in anticipation of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! To be included, visit www.saintbenedictschool.org and click on “Alumni Click Here” at the top of the page to help us update our records. Questions? Contact Gretchen Ridgely at 804-254-8850 or at development@saintbenedictschool.org.


Vienna Boys Choir, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., St. Bede Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg. Presented by the Virginia Arts Festival, the “Christmas in Vienna” program includes an array of songs of the season. Tickets are $21-$58 and may be purchased at www.vafest.org or at (757) 282-2822.


Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes, Spain and France, with Father Tom Mattingly, pastor of St. Olaf, Williamsburg, as spiritual director, Sept. 17-29, 2018. Itinerary, costs and other details available by contacting John Tagnesi, (888) 544-4461 or jtag1964@ verizon.net.


Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, May 7-13, 2018, hosted by Deacon Bob and Luz Straub. Information available from Deacon Bob at rjcstraub@gmail.com, or (804) 721-5300, or visit http://tinyurl.com/ GuadalupeTour. The tour ID is GU18 and Host ID is 56877.

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