“The Christmas Revels”: Annual production this year takes the audience to a holiday celebration in 17th-century Venice; Dec. 11-20; Scottish Rite Theatre, Oakland; $10-$45; 510-452-9334, californiarfevels.org. The Ten Tenors: Australian vocal group presents a variety of holiday favorites; 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28; Bankhead Theater, Livermore; $16-$59; 925-373-6800, www.livermoreperformingarts.org. Ragazzi Boys Chorus: Presents “I Dream a World,” a concert inspired by the Langston Hughes poem of the same name; 4 p.m. Dec. 5; First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto; 5 p.m. Dec. 6; First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame; 4 p.m. Dec. 13; Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco; $16-$28; ragazzi.org.
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Holiday With the Pops: The California Pops Orchestra presents a family Christmas show featuring classic holiday music, including ” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” With special guest, singer Pierce Peter Brandt. Dec. 12, 3 p.m. $35 adults/$30 seniors/$20 students/$10 children 10 and under. Calvary Church, 16330 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos. 650.856.8432 or www.californiapops.org. Montalvo Arts Center: A Celtic Tenors Christmas Celebration. Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. $40/$35. Rockapella Holiday Show, an a cappella concert of holiday music. Dec. 12, 4 and 7 p.m. $40-$45. “The Oldest Living Things in the World,” an exhibition of landscape-based photography by Rachel Sussman. Through Jan. 9. A tour of the historic villa offers the chance to learn about Sen. James Phelan’s country home, built in 1912, his colorful life and celebrated friends. The two-hour walking tours are led by trained volunteer docents. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Dec. 11, 11 a.m. Free for members and a guest/$10 per person non-members. space is limited and reservations are required two business days in advance by calling the Montalvo Box Office at 408.961.5858. 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga. 408.961.5800 or www.montalvoarts.org.
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“In the area of water conservation, we installed a drought tolerant demonstration garden at our historical museum. We also participated in the Mayor’s water conservation challenge and, as part of our ongoing efforts to reduce water usage, stopped watering our center medians. For our residents, we are offering a generous 25 percent rebate (up to $500) for purchase of water-saving fixtures and appliances.”. The Town of Colma has also made LED lighting upgrades at existing town facilities using PG&E on-bill financing, and purchased a hybrid town pool car, a new police vehicle, and an electric motorcycle.