To go or not to go

Shakespeare has never been so fun.

Joe and Rebeca Wallin will present the free event Shakespeare with the Wallins at Orem Public Library Storytelling Wing on Monday at 7 p.m.

The Wallins have helped hundreds of children and adults gain a greater appreciation for the works of William Shakespeare. They present workshops and work with children through their Shakespeare program at the Orem library. For more information, call (801) 229-7377.

Pioneer lands grant

Pioneer Theatre Company was recently announced as one of the recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

The company will receive $10,000 to support developmental workshops of two commissioned shows, "Invisible to the Eye: Looking for the Little Prince" and "POETRY: A Play."

The NEA will award 863 grants totaling $22.543 million to promote and support local arts. Grants encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields in support of projects in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Nauvoo Christmas

"Christmas in Nauvoo" is coming to Provo. On Monday and Dec. 5, the Education in Zion Gallery at BYU's Joseph F. Smith Building will host the event from 5:30-9 p.m.

The free program, offered every half hour, will feature carols, stories and other historical Nauvoo activities. Refreshments will be provided.

The Education in Zion exhibit opened in the fall of 2008 and is now under the direction of the Harold B. Lee Library. The exhibit includes inspiring stories of the education history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through film, artwork, photographs and letters.

For more information, contact Jared Gay at

Templeton open house

Sculptor Karen Jobe Templeton's Creative Christmas open house will be Dec. 3 from 2-7 p.m., at her studio in Helper (3732 N. 2000 West).

Templeton has created multiple seasonal pieces for this event including a three-piece hydrocal scene of the Nativity. She also will debut her 2011 Ornament Collection and Special Edition Reindeer Ornaments at this open studio. Ornaments are available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.