Festival of Christmas brass and choral music
The Arts at St. Joseph's will present "A Briar Cliff Christmas" featuring the Briar Cliff University Singers conducted by Dr. Sean Burton and accompanied by Dr. Jeremy Owens, the Festival Brass Ensemble and selected members of the Siouxland Choral Artists on Dec. 3, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1305 Okoboji Ave., in Milford, Iowa. The event will usher in the Advent season. The free concert begins at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the concert in the Parish Center. A free will offering will be accepted.
Lutefisk and meatball dinner
St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Elk Point, S.D., will host its lutefisk and meatball dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The menu includes lutefisk, meatballs, potatoes, green beans, lefse, flat bread, herring, sweet soup, krumkaka and rosettes. A charter bus will leave from Sioux City to the dinner. Adults: bus and dinner combo $25, dinner only $20; ages 4 thru 12: bus and dinner combo $15, dinner only $10; age 3 and under free. Bake sale available.