The Glen Rose Downtown Association will host “Jesus is the Reason for the Season” Christmas Parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 5. The parade will leave from the high school parking lot at 5:45 p.m. and arrive downtown by 6. Forms can be picked up at The Glen Rose Reporter office, located at 1005 N.E. Big Bend Trail (Hwy 67). The forms must be returned to Rosie Mims, parade coordinator, at P.O. Box 3237, Glen Rose, TX 76043. For more information, call Mims at (254) 898-8167.

The Glen Rose Community Chorus will present Handel’s Messiah at 5 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Glen Rose High School auditorium. The group is directed by David Venable.

Anyone interested in singing can attend rehearsals at First Baptist Church on Wednesdays from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Chorus books are available. For more information, call Venable or Kent Barnes at 897-2351.

DeLeon Arts and Crafts Fair is celebrating its 20th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 28, at the DeLeon City Auditorium from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Children can have their pictures taken with the Grinch. A Christmas Parade will also start at 5 p.m. and a “Lighting of the Christmas Lights” will begin at 6 p.m. A church choir will sing Christmas c    `arols, followed by a silent auction.