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Yokos Dance presents the Nutcracker

This holiday season, Yokos Dance and Performing Arts Academy is proud to present its 12th annual production of the complete Nutcracker ballet as part of the Smith Center Season of the Arts. This will be a fully staged ballet with scenery, costumes, and Tchaikovskys incomparable music performed by the Fremont Opera Orchestra, conducted by David Sloss. This is a much anticipated holiday treat for adults and children alike. Over 100 dancers between the ages of 5 and 18 will perform, a wonderful mix of talented ballerinas and adorable children.

In addition, a number of prominent politicians from Fremont will be featured in the party scene. California Senator Bob Wieckowski will play the role of Uncle Drosselmeier. Also lending their performing talents to this production will be State Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Fremonts Mayor Elect Lily Mei, Fremont Vice Mayor Rick Jones, Fremont City Councilmember Vinnie Bacon, Fremont City Councilmember Elect Raj Salwan, and former City Council member Steve Cho.

Performances will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be at the Gary Soren Smith Center at Ohlone College. For tickets, visit or call (510) 659-6031.

Fremont Symphony presents Holiday Sparkler concert

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra (FSO) announces their upcoming concert to usher in the holiday season, taking place on Saturday, December 10 at First United Methodist Church in Fremont.

Titled Holiday Sparkler, the concert features the Golden Gate Brass Quintet, an array of colorful, costumed carolers, and organist Brent Peterson performing classical and popular favorites. The evenings festivities also include a sing-along led by Carole's Carolers.

The concert program showcases J S. Bachs In Dulci Jubilo, Gabriellis Hodie Christus Natus Est, the Hallelujah Chorus from Handels Messiah, selections from Tchaikovskys Nutcracker, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, a jazz version of Jolly Old St. Nicholas and more to celebrate the spirit of the Season. A post-concert reception of holiday treats will be hosted by the Fremont Symphony Guild.

Since 1964, the Fremont Symphony Orchestra has brought live, classical music to the San Francisco Bay Area. Shaped by the nuanced artistry of the premier Guest Conductor Series, FSO delights audiences and enriches the quality of life in the communities it serves. For more information, visit

Fiestas Navide–as supports SOS Meals on Wheels

Truly a unique and wonderful experience, Fiestas Navide–as will feature the full Ballet Folkl—rico Costa de Oro, a company of 65 dancers, showcasing a colorful South-of-the-Border celebration. Performed December 9th through 11th, the show is laden with seasonal accents such as a traditional Christmas Posada procession, Mexican holiday songs (villancicos), a visit by the Three Wise men, a festive pi–ata scene, and a holiday finale performed in the spirit of a true fiesta showcasing large papier-m‰chˇ characters typical of the state of Veracruz carnival-styled dancing that will add sparkle to this vibrant holiday attraction.

This years Fiestas Navide–as is also a benefit fundraiser for the San Leandro based SOS Meals on Wheels, celebrating 50 years of serving seniors in San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, and Oakland. Founded in July 1966, SOS Meals on Wheels primary function is to deliver nutritious, balanced meals to homebound seniors and to help seniors stay in their homes and remain healthy and happy for as long as possible. To learn more about the program, visit

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Upcoming Events

December 6
Founders Day Celebration $

Hayward Area Historical Society Museum

December 7
Cup of Our Life Women's Spirituality Group $R

Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose

December 7
California Competes Tax Credit Workshop - R

Fremont Main Library

December 8 - December 11
Animal Feeding $

Ardenwood Historic Farm

December 8 - December 11
Blessings Flow $

Centerville Presbyterian Church

December 8
Holiday Party with Cops

Nakamura Center Clinic

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