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Clark County

SATURDAY

LINFIELD COLLEGE CONCERT CHOIR, with 40 voices, will present an evening of music at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St. A free-will offering will be taken. http://www.stpaulvancouver.com or 360-693-3531.

FIRST EVANGELICAL CHURCH, 4120 N.E. St. Johns Road, will serve as the drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child during the collection week. As part of Samaritan’s Purse, volunteers from around Clark County are preparing gift-filled shoe boxes packed with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children in 100 countries. Approximately 12,000 boxes were collected locally in 2010 for this project. There have been 86 million gifts to kids hand-delivered worldwide since 1993. Drop-off hours: 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Nov. 14-19; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 21. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ or call the church, 360-694-2525.

“SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS,” a one-day presentation, begins at 10 a.m. at Memorial Lutheran Church, 2700 E. 28th St. A faith-based seminar on grieving continues at 10 a.m. Saturdays through Dec. 10. Sharon Osborn, 360-694-3860; or the church office, 360-695-7501.

SUNDAY

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC CHURCH harvest dinner, noon to 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 324 N.E. Oak St., Camas. Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s Apostolate of St. Thomas will host the event. Food will include turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables and salad. There will also be a pie raffle. Cost is adults $9; seniors $8.50; children, 5 to 12, $5.50 and families, $30. 360-834-2126.

MONDAY

A SEMINAR ON GRIEVING, “Surviving the Holidays,” offering comfort to those grieving the death of a loved one and healing tools needed to move through the holiday season, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Summit View Church, 7701 N.E. 182nd Ave. Church office, 360-260-8300; or Barbara Waite, 360-907-4950.

WEDNESDAY

CIRCLE FOR PRESENCE, class and meditation practice, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. Free class for those 8 years and older; donations accepted. 360-693-1476.

UPCOMING

A DOCUMENTARY FILM produced by Pierre Rehov that addresses the situation of Christians living in the Middle East under Islamic rule will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Admission is free but donations are welcome. http://www.pierrerehov.com.

THE GREAT TURKEY HUNT begins at noon Nov. 21 at Battle Ground Community United Methodist Church, 10300 N.E. 199th St., Battle Ground. Toddlers through middle-school youth will hunt for turkey icons hidden around the church building and grounds, with 15 of the youngsters winning a real turkey for their family. All the children will win prizes. 360-687-2542 or www.battlegroundumc.org.

FESTIVAL OF THE NATIVITIES, noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 1-4 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10509 S.E. Fifth St. There will be live music, children’s activities, more than 600 creches and a live nativity performance at 6 and at 8 p.m. Free. http://www.festivalofnativities.org.