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Arts in brief for Friday, December 12.

Folk concert planned Dec. 12 in Richland

Winters and Skalstad folk concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1322 Kimball Ave., Richland.

The duo, made up of Joe Winters and Mike Skalstad, perform a selection of tunes that showcase Winters' skillful guitar picking and Skalstad's songwriting savvy. They'll perform original tunes as well as some favorite traditional folk music.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.

Chordsmen perform Dec. 12 in Richland

The Columbia River Chordsmen will perform some holiday magic in harmony starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Richland Community Center.

There is no admission fee.

Steel bands plan concert at Chief Jo in Richland

The Tri-Cities Steel Band Association will hold its annual Christmas Concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Chief Joseph Middle School in Richland.

The concert features OK2Botay, the new Buhuru marimba band and Bram Brata.

The event also features a silent auction, raffle and bake sale. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Nonperishable food items also will be accepted and donated to area food banks.

For more information, call 967-3051.

Christmas Lighting fest on tap in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH -- The annual Christmas Lighting Festival continues Dec. 12-14 and 20-22 in Leavenworth, on Highway 2 west of Wenatchee.

Festivities include sleigh rides, music, a visit from Santa, arts and crafts, food vendors and more.

The town will burst into brilliant color at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays when thousands of lights on the Bavarian-themed businesses in town as well as surrounding trees are turned on.

There is no admission charge. For more information, go to

Lighted Boat Parade hits river Dec. 12-13

The Lighted Boat Parade starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 12-13 along the Columbia River.

The boats leave Clover Island in Kennewick for a three-hour tour upriver to Howard Amon Park in Richland, then cruise back to Kennewick.

Businesses along the river will offer various specials for those spectators who would rather come in out of the cold to watch the two dozen brilliantly decorated boats cruise by.

Safe Harbor celebrates 10th anniversary Dec. 17

The Safe Harbor Crisis Nursery will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the center, 1111 Grant Place, Kennewick. The center is in a cul de sac opposite the Benton Courthouse Annex off Canal Drive.

Nursery Guild members will conduct tours of the facility, and refreshments will be served.

Safe Harbor's crisis line accepts calls day or night. About 5,000 children have benefited from the nursery's programs and parental guidance during the past decade. For more information, call 374-4901.

Gospel singer performs Dec. 19 at Hastings

Tri-City gospel singer Pamela Kinsey will perform music off her new CDs starting at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Hard Back Cafe in Richland's Hastings, 1425 George Washington Way.

Admission is free.

Kinsey's new CD, Pamela: A New Season, is a selection of six traditional Christmas songs. Pamela: He is the Reason is the title of her new gospel CD. Both are for sale at Hastings.