Please email a video of yourself rapping/singing the above ’Tis the Season jingle to contest@independent.com for

Please email a video of yourself rapping/singing the above ’Tis the Season jingle to contest@independent.com for a chance at a giveaway. 63rd Annual Downtown Holiday Parade  This year’s theme of World A’ Glow will bring more than 50,000 spectators to the streets of S.B. to watch the fabulous holiday floats, spectacular performance groups, high-stepping marching bands, Grand Marshal R2-D2 (star of all seven Star Wars films) and, of course, the annual arrival of the big man in red himself, Santa Claus. Fri., Dec. 4. Meet and greet with Santa: 4-5:30pm; Paseo Nuevo Ctr. Ct. Parade: 6:30pm; travels down State St. from Sola St. (1300 block) to Cota St. (600 block). Free. Call 962-2098 x800 or visit downtownsb.org. Solvang Julefest Parade  With more than 250 participants, including dancers, musical groups, vintage vehicles, horses, carriages, and animals, this parade will get you in the holiday spirit, especially because this year’s grand marshals are the members and volunteers of Solvang Danish Days. Sat., Dec. 5, 11am. Parade starts at Solvang Veterans Hall (1745 Mission Dr.), across from Old Mission Santa Inés, travels west on Mission Dr. (Hwy. 246), turns left on Fourth Pl., left ...

Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild to exhibit in Clinton | Local News

CLINTON — The River Arts Center in Clinton will host a quilt exhibit by 19 members of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild, headquartered in Davenport. This exhibit will show through Aug. 4, with a reception for the quilters from 1:30 to 4 p.m. June 30. All are welcome and there is no charge to view the exhibit. The The River Arts Center is located at 229 Fifth Ave. South in downtown Clinton. It is operated by the Clinton Art Association, and open Wednesdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The guild was organized in 1983 to educate its members in the quilting arts, encourage high standards in color, design, and construction of the quilted medium, and to stimulate an interest in quilting in the community. The Guild hosts classes for various skill levels, invites local, regional, and national speakers to their monthly meetings, has quilt challenges, and enters quilt exhibits in many locations. This exhibit displays traditional to modern patterns, wall hangings to bed-sized quilts, and fabric baskets, with many for sale and some for display only. Edwin W. Luckritz, 95 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Bickford Senior Living in Clinton. Further arrangements are pe...