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Show your school spirit
The ISDTA Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Championships will be held Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 833 Fifth Ave. More than 260 teams will perform during the two-day event. Admission is $9 for adults and students or $16 for an all-day pass. Visit www.isdta.net.


ACC Holiday Concert scheduled
The Ames Children’s Choir will perform its annual ACC Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the First Evangelical Free Church, 2008 24th St. in Ames. Beginning at 3 p.m., the concert will consist of three choirs of boys and girls ages 8 to 16. Purchase tickets at Reiman Music in Ames, 327 Main St. Adults are $8 and students/seniors are $5. Call 290-1422.


Sing it out
The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Winter Concert will perform Saturday, Dec. 5 in the auditorium on the DMACC Ankeny Campus. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and features the concert choir, chamber ensemble and volunteer ensembles. Admission is free. Call 964-6633 or e-mail jcloose@dmacc.edu.


Booze it up Santa-style this weekend
The seventh annual Santa Pub Crawl will take place Saturday, Dec. 5. Registration begins at Uncle Buck’s at 5 p.m., and busses will leave at 7:30 p.m. The Pub Crawl will benefit Mentor Iowa, Young Variety and Toys for Tots. Register online for $25 or pay $30 at the door. Visit www.desmoinespubcrawl.com or e-mail santapubcrawl@desmoinespubcrawl.com.


GVU hosts youth event
The Different Colors of Violence Youth Conference X will take place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Charles S. Johnson Wellness Center at Grand View University, 1500 Morton Ave. The conference will discuss violence preventions, strategies and interventions, while providing facilitation for interactive youth dialogue. Dec. 10 is for high school youth, and Dec. 11 is for middle school youth. Admission is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. An adult must accompany youth. The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Visit www.iowacasa.org or call 244-7424. CV

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