Holiday harmonies have the divas in a twist

The Company Theatre
Divas with a Twist, five powerful female singers, perform arrangements of holiday classics in Norwell.

BIG DAYS AHEAD Divas with a Twist, five female singers with big voices, belt out holiday favorites including “Drummer Boy,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,?” “O Holy Night,” “Run Run Rudolph,” and an a cappella version of “Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas.”

The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; $25,

SING ALONG Pilgrim Festival Chorus director William Richter leads the audience in carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s “Messiah,” concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. Selected solos will be sung by chosen local vocalists.


First Congregational Church, 6 Plympton St., Middleborough, Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; $10, under 12 free.

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MOMENTS NOTICE The Senior Moments chorus sings Christmas carols and invites the audience to take part in the holiday music at the community room of the Walpole Public Library.

143 School St., Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m.;

TRIMMINGS Ventress Memorial Library holds a make-your-own ornament workshop. Participants age 12 and over choose from a variety of options including a glass ornament and a library-themed design, using the supplies provided.

15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; register


CHAMBER’S OPEN The Braintree Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, hosts a holiday open house featuring photos with Santa, crafts for kids, refreshments, and entertainment by Joan’s Olympic Gymnastics and Dance School.

Braintree Town Hall, 1 JFK Memorial Drive, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m.; for more,

WINTER’S SONG Quincy Choral Society performs “Mid-Winter Songs,” offering music by Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter, and holiday carols.

St. Mary of the Hills Church, 29 St. Mary’s Road, Milton, Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.; $20,

HIDDEN EYES Artists Art Donahue, Helen Lozoraitis, and Lindsay Nygaard showcase the texture, colors, and diversity of woodland habitats in a variety of media.


“Seeing Through the Trees,” Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Gallery, 293 Moose Hill Parkway, Sharon, through Feb. 5;

TENDER TRAPPS The Hingham Singers presents “Songs of the Von Trapp Family Singers” and “Missa Secunda” by Hans Leo Hassler at Second Parish Church.

685 Main St., Hingham, Saturday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.; $20, $15 advance, call 781-749-7507.

PARLOR SONGS The historic Suffolk Resolves House hosts an open house. Emma Green and Sarah Cabral will be playing traditional Christmas carols on the viola and violin in the parlor.

Milton Historical Society, 1370 Canton Ave., Sunday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m.; light refreshments.

PARTY GIFTS The South Shore Young Professionals hosts its annual “Holiday Party and Toy Drive” to benefit the YMCA Germantown neighborhood program. Guests are asked to bring a new unwrapped gift or a nonperishable food item. Live music, an open bar, and catered food.

The Woodward School, 1102 Hancock St., Quincy, Thursday, Dec. 14, 6-10 p.m.; $50, register

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE The annual Middleborough Festival of Lights includes a drive through more than 200,000 decorated lights, plus a visit to Christmas Village.

KOA Campground, 438 Plymouth, St., Middleborough, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 16-17, 4-9 p.m.; $2 per car,

MIDDAY MUSIC Organist Richard Hill and friends offer holidays favorites and carols in a program called “Christmas Comes Again.”

Christ Congregational Church, 1350 Pleasant St., Brockton; Wednesday, Dec. 13, 12:15 p.m.; free, donations support the organ fund.

CANDLE LIGHTING The Chabad Jewish Center welcomes all to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah lighting in Dedham Square. The celebration includes music, dancing, and hot cider.

High Street, Dedham, Thursday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.;

IT’S A WRAP Teens and tweens wrap holiday gifts for small donations to support a new teen area in the Plymouth library. The wrap-in also offers crafts for children age 5 and up.

132 South St., Plymouth, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m.

Also at the library: Actor and writer Robb Dimmick reads the Truman Capote classic, “A Christmas Memory,” based on a 1930s Southern town, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.; free.

RIVER SCHOOL The classic novels reading group discusses “Lila: An Inquiry into Morals” by Robert M. Pirsig, a philosophical story of a relationship during a sail down the Hudson River.

Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave., Plymouth, Thursday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

FOLKS Bridgewater Community Dance Series features folk, square, and contra dance at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Beginners, singles, and people of all ages are welcome.

Wally Krueger Way, Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $8, 774-208-2933.

SWEET SEASON Michael Sweet performs Christmas songs, Christian metal band Stryper songs, and solo songs at the Spire Center.

25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, Thursday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.; $25.

The Sweetback Sisters bring their rollicking country swing to The Spire Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.; $15-$25,

Ayla Brown performs with Jenn Bostic and Damien Horne at The Spire Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; $20.

WITH FEELING South Shore Conservatory pianist Sarah Troxler leads a “feel-good” holiday music program, selected from holiday favorites.

Derby Academy, 56 Burditt St., Hingham, Sunday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.

The South Shore Conservatory Community Voices perform at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St., Duxbury, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

And the conservatory’s Community Voices Too! perform at Cox Hall, One Conservatory Drive, Hingham Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m.

All these events are free.

Send information about events at least two weeks in advance to Robert Knox at