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Visual artist Jason Carter's rendering of a friendly moose in Who Is Boo 3: The Spectacular Adventures of One Trickster Rabbit is part of the 66-page children's book.

The St. Albert Youth Music Association puts their mark on the holiday season with two concerts titled Christmas Stories today at St. Albert United Church.

During the afternoon concert at 2:30 p.m., two choirs of the youngest children entertain with short musical performances. The St. Albert Mini Singers – three- and four-year-olds – present The Christmas Cats, a tale about how felines save Christmas when Santa and the elves get sick.

Rounding out the afternoon performance is The St. Albert Little Singers – kindergarten to Grade 2 – who venture into the world of pirates and their discovery about the underlying lesson of the importance of family and friends.

Later in the evening at 7 p.m., the St. Albert Children’s Choir – Grades 3 to 5 – gives a musical recitation of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas while the St. Albert Youth Singers – grades 6 and up – feature Winter Lights, an original production written by Katia Mierau.

“It’s about a small town that celebrates the beauty of winter and hope,” said assistant director Kathy Franzke. “It’s about what happens when a Christmas torch goes out in the town. People learn the lessons about the importance of accepting others and working together to reach a state of peace.”

Tickets are $12 and are available at the door. Each ticket is good for both performances.

Former St. Albert Children’s Theatre alumna Bridget Ryan, now a third-time writer, launches Who is Boo 3: The Spectacular Adventures of One Trickster Rabbit today at Bearclaw Gallery from 1 to 4 p.m.

Illustrated by MĂ©tis visual artist Jason Carter, the 66-page children’s book follows the worldly adventures of a trickster rabbit who develops a friendship with a moose.

The Bearclaw Gallery is at 10403 – 124 St.

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