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Medford's Winter Lights Festival will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Pear Blossom Park near the Commons, Fourth and Bartlett streets. The festivities begin with a coloring contest for prizes, a visit from the Gingerbread Man, and a candy cane hunt at 4:30 p.m. Live music and a movie will follow, weather permitting, and the day concludes with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony.

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‘Tuck Everlasting’

Collaborative Theatre Project stages this winsome musical based on children’s writer Natalie Babbitt’s tale of Winnie Foster and her encounter with the Tuck family, who never age, at the community theater in the Medford Shopping Center. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays through Dec. 29; 1:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16; and 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 22-23 and 29-30. Tickets are $28, $22 for ages 55 and older, $20 for students and ages 17 and younger, and are available at brownpapertickets.com.

Percussion Ensembles

Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, will present “From North: Rugged Landscapes,” featuring music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, among others, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. Tickets are $10, $5 for seniors, and can be purchased at oca.sou.edu/box-office or by calling 541-552-6348. Full-time students get free admission.

Medford Winter Lights Festival

Medford Parks and Recreation will hold its all-ages holiday celebration from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Pear Blossom Park near the Commons, Fourth and Bartlett streets. The festivities begin with a coloring contest for prizes, a visit from the Gingerbread Man, and a candy cane hunt at 4:30 p.m. Live music and a movie will follow, weather permitting, and the day concludes with Santa and a tree lighting ceremony.

Rogue Valley Chorale

The chorale, conducted by new artistic director Michael Morris, will present “Magnify: The Words of Mary,” a program of holiday music that includes two versions of “Magnificat,” or “The Song of Mary,” one by Bach and the other by Schubert. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Tickets are $10 or $20, $5 for students and children, and can be purchased at craterian.org, at the box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000.

John Craigie w/Ben Morrison

Portland folksinger, songwriter and guitarist John Craigie will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Craigie’s newest albums, “Scarecrow” and “Live: Opening for Steinbeck,” were released this year. Morrison is of Brothers Comatose fame. Tickets are $21 in advance and can be purchased at johncraigieafc.bpt.me. Tickets will be $26 at the door. A dollar from each ticket will benefit Options for Homeless Residents of Ashland.

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