December is filled with activities and events for the entire family

Get into the Christmas spirit with Templeton Presbyterian’s Living Nativity
Live animals, including camels and donkeys, along with costumed characters of all ages will present a narrated living nativity scene that tells the story of Jesus’ birth.

Templeton Presbyterian Church puts on the yearly Christmas event over the third weekend of December. The half-hour presentation is free and open to the public. In addition to living nativity scene, there will be free refreshments, hot cocoa and singing on the church’s front lawn on the corner of Crocker and 6th streets.

“Our church does this because we love to tell the story of God becoming human in the person of Jesus,” said the Rev. Charlie Little of Templeton Presbyterian Church. “For all the other wonderful ways to celebrate the Christmas season, the most important one is to celebrate the birth of Christ, the Son of God.”

For more information, go to templetonpres.org.

Nominate a Templeton hero
Templeton Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations from the community for the second annual Templeton IMPACT Awards Dinner, which will recognize the heroes and leaders of the community. Awards will be given at the dinner on Feb. 24, 2018, for Citizen of the Year, Public Safety Person of the Year, Student Citizen of the Year and Business Beautification Award. Nominations are due by Jan. 24, 2018, and may be completed on the Chamber’s website, templetonchamber.com.

Wreathing Making Party at Jack Creek Farms
Wreath Making Party will be held at Jack Creek Farms, 5000 Highway 46 West in Templeton, on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The $35 cost for the wreath includes fresh greens, 14-inch grapevine wreath form, ribbon and wire, gourmet s’more to warm you up from Just Baked Cake Studio & Bakery, plus a cup of Jack Creek Farms fresh cider. Spots are limited and a portion of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to sosc.org/sloc/wreathmakingparty, email kshannon@sosc.org or call 805-544-6444.

BINGO
Templeton Lions Club holds BINGO night every Monday at the Templeton American Legion Hall on Main St. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Free seasonal juicing, cooking, and health classes
Nature’s Touch, 225 South Main St. in Templeton, will host free seasonal juicing, cooking and health classes on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Attendees can taste and see how much each season bring with each of the fresh harvested veggies. They will learn how to get creative with what one already has instead of purchasing it. The class will prepare a couple of different recipes and will sample some of the seasonal harvest. To sign up for the class, email naturestouch@sbcglobal.net or call 805-434-3062.

‘The Nutcracker’ ballet in Templeton
“The Nutcracker” ballet will take place on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1 and 5:30 p.m. at Templeton Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $28 for adults and $24 for children. For more information, email info@ncdpaf.org. To purchase tickets, go to ncdpaf.org.