St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and School, 1023 Sixth Ave., St. Albans, will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the school. The pancake breakfast is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Photos with Santa are available for $7. Donations will be accepted for the following organizations: Toys for Tots, Parish Christmas baskets (food), coats and warm clothes, Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief (cash). Participants can also make a Christmas card for our soldiers. Proceeds from the breakfast will support the St. Francis fifth grade trip.Met Opera's performance of "The Masked Ball/Un Ballo in Maschera" will be presented live in high-definition from 12:55 to approximately 4:50 p.m. Saturday at Cinemark Theater in Huntington Mall and in Barboursville, and Great Escape in Nitro. Tickets at Cinemark are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for children. Tickets at Great Escape are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and children. For complimentary passes, call Cinemark at 304-696-3137 or Great Escape at 304-342-0316.
Heart and Hand Food Pantry will have a benefit concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the LaBelle Theatre, 311 D St., South Charleston. Don Gibson and The Velvetones will be featured. Guest band is Jr. Tallman and County Line Country. Admission is six canned food or staple food items. For information, call 304-744-6741.
Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau will sponsor several activities Saturday at Nitro High School. The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children age 1 to 18 and free for children younger than 1. The fee includes entry and lunch. A Lunch with Santa will be held from noon to 2 p.m.; Christmas carnival and pictures with Santa from noon to 3 p.m.; a craft fair from noon to 3 p.m.; and a Christmas parade at 4 p.m. Lineup for the parade begins at 3:15 p.m. on Pickens Road. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony will follow the parade at Nitro City Hall. Crafters are wanted. Call Kelly Pruett at 304-932-2300 or 304-721-9800 or email email@example.com
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