Entertainment calendar

Email upcoming Arts & Entertainment events to A&E editor Kate Hayden at khayden@charlescitypress.com

The Charles Theatre:

All showings at 7 p.m.

“Wonder” PG Dec. 8-21

“Daddy’s Home 2″ PG13 Dec. 22-28

Thursday, Dec. 7

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop in Charles City from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the railroad crossing near Main Street and Grand Avenue. Two decorated and lighted trains make annual holiday trips through Canada and the northern United States, collecting food and donations for local food pantries at each stop. 

Saturday, Dec. 9

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from 10 a.m. to noon.

20th Annual Veterans Christmas Party will start at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Ansgar American Legion; introductions and “share a story” begins at 10 a.m.; Char’s Polka Band will provide music. Veterans, spouses and public invited. No fees. Christmas cookies, coffee and lunch provided. No smoking or alcohol.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Old Time Music Jam at the Charles City Senior Center; 1 to 3:30 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 11

Charles City Elementary School Chorus, 11:20 a.m. at the Charles City Senior Center

Charles City High School Band and Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at the North Grand Auditorium, 500 North Grand.

Thursday, Dec. 14

Cedar Talks: Charles City, 6 p.m. at the Pub on the Cedar. This event is free to the public. For more information, contact khayden@charlescitypress.com.

An Evening with Harrison Sheckler, 7 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC, 502 North Jackson Street. Admission is free; cash donations accepted for Messiahs Food Pantry.

Friday, Dec. 15

The Stoney Point Players, Charles City’s theater troupe, will gather for a staged reading of “Press Booth — the Stage Play” at 5 p.m. at the Charles City Arts Center, presented by 27 Stage Plays/Press Booth Project.

Charles City High School Orchestra, 11:20 a.m. at the Charles City Senior Center.

Saturday, Dec. 16

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from noon to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from 2 to 4 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 18

County and Bluegrass Jam with the band Cedar Valley at the Charles City Senior Center will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.


Tuesday, Dec. 19

Middle School Band at Charles City Senior Center, noon

Saturday, Dec. 23

Santa Claus in the Charles City Santa House from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sunday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Bash, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Floyd County Fairgrounds Youth Enrichment Center, featuring hypnotist Jim Wand, DJ music, cash bar and snacks. Go to www.ccrevite.com for more information.

March 3-11

9 day bus trip to New Orleans, LA, Sponsored by Chickasaw Event Center. A few sites of interest: the Rock n Soul Museum, the French Quarter, a Riverwalk, a Plantation, Mardi Gras World and Graceland, MS. Please call 641 394 3173 for details and reservations.