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by Keith Barber

The week’s installment of Found Objects finds the holiday season in full swing with an array of Christmas-themed events taking place in the Piedmont Triad. The Greensboro Ballet presents its 30 th anniversary edition of Tchaikovsky’s magical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker, Dec. 10-12 at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. Children of all ages are invited to join Clara on her journey to the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairies. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 with 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Ticket prices range from $10-$35. For further info, call 336.333.2605.

There’s nothing quite like the Tanglewood Festival of Lights to get you in the holiday spirit. One of the largest holiday light shows in the Southeast, the Festival of Lights runs through Jan. 2.

For art lovers interested in creating their own Christmas tree ornaments, Greensboro Center for Visual Arts presents “Photo-Fused Ornaments,” at GlasTile, Inc., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants in the one-day crafts class learn how to create their own holiday ornaments using a process known as “photo fusing.” Tickets are $50 for members and $65 for non-members.

Artworks Gallery in Winston-Salem presents the Holiday Exhibit, featuring art works from all the members of the artist co-op, in a variety of mediums from paintings to drawings, prints, photography and sculpture. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31.

The Community Arts Café presents Cosmic Cow Society Group Show in its Underground Theatre Gallery through Dec. 31. Twelve artists of the Cosmic Cow Society are being featured in a group art show at the gallery located at 411 W. 4 th St. in downtown Winston- Salem. For further info, call 336.793.8000.

And finally, the Green Hill Center for NC Art presents Focus on Projects at ArtQuest, which offers students a chance to explore art materials and concepts through projects in printmaking, weaving and basketry. The program is free for children ages 5 and up and runs through Dec. 30. For further info, call Green Hill at 336.333.7460.

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