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‘Joyful Noise’ will offer musical entertainment

Lake Tahoe Entertainment presents “Joyful Noise,” the 9th annual community holiday show at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Plaza Conference Center, 211 9th St. in Carson City. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The performance features Cherie and John Shipley with the Unity Chorus and special guest Mark Emerson from Unity of Reno.

Tickents are available at the Plaza Hotel, 801 S. Carson St., Unity Center, 1219 S. Carson St. or by calling 841-2221. They are also available at the door for $10 adults, $5 kids 6-13, and free 5 years and younger.

Holiday refreshments will be provided, and there will be a no-host bar.

For more information, call 885-7910.

The meaning of life to be discussed

Western Nevadans are invited to learn about what’s meaningful in life at a worship service at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 at the Carson City Community Center, Roop and Williams streets.

The free one-hour session, “All Has Meaning,” is sponsored by Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. A skilled facilitator will give a brief talk, followed by readings, a small-group discussion and a short contemplation.

For more information, call Clay Brant, 775-358-9013.

Methodist Church presents a Living Nativity

Carson City First United Methodist Church will present its 10th annual Living Nativity from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight and Sunday at the intersection of Musser and Division streets and the drive-through begins at the corner of King and Division streets.

Visitors are also encouraged to walk the “Path to Bethlehem,” which is lighted by more than 800 luminaries.

A voluntary donation of non-perishable food is requested.

Begun 10 years ago, the Living Nativity occupies a city block and comprises 10 scenes depicting the story of Jesus’ birth. The scenes are enacted with the help of more than 200 church members and includes living animals.

For more information, call 841-6239.

Writer to offer book signings

Carson City writer Julia Wells will be promoting her self-published book, “Blessed Be,” for the holidays after a month-long book tour of California where she appeared on The Morris television show in Modesto. She also was a guest speaker at the Trinity Networking Team’s business lunch, and was interviewed on a Christian radio program.

” ‘Blessed Be, the autobiography of Julia Wells,’ is an inspiring story of one woman’s triumph over the trials and tribulations of life with God’s help and a little encouragement from the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley,” said Rev. Ken Haskins of Carson City.

A book signing will be 3-5 p.m. Dec. 19 at Borders Books, 911 Topsy Lane.

Organizations and church groups interested in having Wells as a speaker can contact her through her website, http://www.blessedbejulia.com.