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The Rancho Murieta Community Church has scheduled its annual Christmas musical drama, the Kiwanis Club is helping to collect Toys for Tots, the Rancho Murieta Association is holding its annual food and toy drive with the Elk Grove Unified School District, and the Women's Club is holding its annual Holiday Home Tour. It's the holiday season, Murieta style.


Toy and food drive at RMA

Every year the Rancho Murieta Association works with the Elk Grove Unified School District Healthy Start program to provide nonperishable food items, personal toiletries and new, unwrapped toys for needy families in the area served by the school district. The drive began Nov. 12 and continues through Dec. 17. Donations can be dropped off at the RMA Building during business hours. Contact the RMA at 354-3500 for information.


Christmas musical drama begins Nov. 26

The Rancho Murieta Community Church's annual Christmas musical drama begins its run at the Country Club Monday, Nov. 26, and continues through Thursday, Nov. 30. The evening includes gourmet desserts and coffee.

This year's drama centers on the interactions of five strangers who are stranded on an elevator on Christmas Eve.

The adult choir and the children's choir will sing traditional Christmas carols throughout the show, and also perform new holiday compositions. The performances begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale at the church office, located above El Gallo Mexican Restaurant in the Plaza, and on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings at the church.

The cost is $12 per person or $100 for a table of 10. For more information, e-mail Rick Pitcher at rickpitcher@mac.com or Loretta Cunneen at loretta.rmccnow@sbcglobal.net or call the church office at 354-0401.

 

Holiday Home Tour Dec. 2

The Women's Club's Holiday Home Tour will be Sunday, Dec. 2, from 3:30 to 8 pm. The theme is "Holiday Fantasy of Lights," and there will be six homes on the tour, which is open to everyone. There will be appetizers, dessert and beverages at the Villas' Clubhouse from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $18.50 per person. There's more information in the Women's Club area of RM.com.


Kiwanis collects Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots

Marine Reserve Gunnery Sgt. Nick Apodaca, left, and Sgt. Jeff Brown and Kiwanis President Clint Souza announced the kickoff of the Toys for Tots Campaign to benefit needy children at the Nov. 1 Kiwanis Club meeting. From Nov. 15 through Dec. 22, residents can donate new, unwrapped toys in the $10 to $20 price range at the Plaza, the post office, Cosumnes River Elementary School, Rancho Murieta Association Building, the Country Club, Plaza Foods, MarShaTes', Elements Day Spa, the Operating Engineers training facility and other locations. Former Marine and present-day Kiwanian John Holm is coordinating the club's assistance with the local campaign. For more information about the toy drive, contact him at 354-8756.

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