Most of the time, preparing these weekly highlight listings is an enjoyable but challenging task of looking at the extensive array of entertainment offerings available in this area and choosing a select few to recommend to you, dear readers. The next three weeks are the exception that proves the rule. Everyone is busy shopping, dropping in, and making rather merry… and that includes the region's event organizers. Of course, there are still a few happening to draw your attention to.

On Tuesday, December 13, the Carleton Place Town Singers present their Christmas Around the World concert starting at 7pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Under the expert direction of Kristine MacLaren, this community choir's Christmas concert has become a highlight of the season, often featuring accomplished guest musicians and singers.