The Pollard Theater Center in Tyler is staging "Dr. Seuess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" in performances Dec. 5 to 7.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the theater on the campus of Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road.

Tickets cost $10 and are available by calling 903-521-0069 or going to

Bullard to hold Christmas activities

The Bullard Christmas Kickoff will include several events beginning with a Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Monday. 

The parade will feature several school groups, clubs, organizations and city departments, said information posted by the city's chamber.

Following the parade children can get their photos taken with Santa at Bullard Masonic Lodge, 113 Phillips St. Visitors also will be able to stroll through lighted trees decorated in various themes that were entered in the city's tree decorating contest.  

Church recreates Bethlehem

Whitehouse First Baptist Church will present its Bethlehem Drive-Thru from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday.

Congregation members will recreate narrated scenes depicting the the town of Bethlehem from about the time of Jesus' birth, said information promoting the event. 

The church is locate at 801 E. Main Street in Whitehouse. 

TJC students show art 

Works by three Tyler Junior College art students, Emily Everitt of Canton, Jennifer Simmons of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and Lora Waggoner of Whitehouse, are on display through Dec. 6 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive in Tyler.

“The project entails not only making a body of work per semester but also learning the professional presentation and the logistics of putting a show together. It also gives our students the opportunity to realize some of the expectations of the professional artist,” Art Professor Philana Oliphant Pace said.

The students were selected by faculty members to show their art. 

'Oliver!' opens Dec. 6 in Athens

Rehearsals for the musical "Oliver!" are underway at Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens.

Lionel Bart’s adaptation of the Dickens’ classic "Oliver Twist" full of adorable urchins, nasty villains, lovable wenches and rogues. It is directed by HCPAC veteran Kara Catugal Davis and features Saxon Reeves in the title role.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 13-15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 15 at 400 Gibson Road. 

Reservations may be made at or calling 903-675-3908. 

Playhouse staging 'Belles'

The Lake Country Playhouse is staging the comedy  "Christmas Belles" in three performances. 

Curtain times at Select Theater, 114 N. Johnson St. in Mineola, are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8.

Tickets are available in advance by calling the box office, 903-569-2300. 


Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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