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Museum of American Heritage's LEGO Holiday Extravaganza features train layouts & castles

The Museum of American Heritage, the Bay Area LEGO User Group and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club are co-hosting the 2014-15 LEGO Holiday Extravaganza at the museum, 351 Homer Ave., Palo Alto.

The annual display opened Dec. 12 and is scheduled to run through Jan. 18.

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Aurora Singers to emit 'Musical Glow' Friday


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The Aurora Singers are scheduled to perform a seasonal concert Friday night in Palo Alto.

The Aurora Singers’ “Winter’s Musical Glow” holiday concert is set for 7 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Road.

Celebrating the spirit of the season, the 70-voice Aurora Singers will perform songs highlighting the joyful sounds of instruments: bells, violins, harps, drums and flutes. Selections include “Carol of the Bells,” “A Peaceful Midnight Clear” and a jazzy version of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.” The concert will also feature sing-along selections and a post-concert reception with home-baked treats.

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'Peter and the Starcatcher' continues at Lucie Stern

TheatreWorks’ production of the music-filled holiday adventure “Peter and the Starcatcher” is slated to run through Jan. 3 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

Rick Elice’s Tony Award-winning comedy – based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson – is a prequel to “Peter Pan” that features music by Wayne Barker. Set on the high seas in the days of pirates, the family-friendly “Starcatcher” is about the boy who never grew up.

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Cal Pops' holiday concert set for Sunday at Foothill

The California Pops Orchestra’s annual holiday concert is scheduled 3 p.m. Sunday in Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Led by conductor Kim Venaas, the 65-piece orchestra will perform a slew of holiday favorites. The program includes “White Christmas,” “The Christmas Song,” “The Toy Trumpet” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” along with music from the soundtracks from “Frozen,” “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Charlie Brown’s Christmas.”

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Bayer Ballet Academy performs 'Snow Queen' in Mountain View

Bayer Ballet Academy presents “The Snow Queen” this weekend in downtown Mountain View.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the original youth ballet production takes audiences on a magical journey where true love and enduring friendship overcome evil.

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