Sam Younghans, contributing author to the new anthology "Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope" by Allen and Linda Anderson has a book signing on at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 245 North Glendale Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (818) 246-4677.
The Media City Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at 8 p.m. at The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Performances will continue at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. For more information, call (818) 243-ALEX.
The Brand Library & Art Center presents the ninth annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. For more information, call arts and crafts chairwoman Kelly Murphy at (818) 535-9917.
The Herbert Hoover High School PTSA presents its 49th annual tour of homes from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations in the Northwest Glendale area. Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour. Tickets may be purchased at Hoover High, Beverly Ann Flowers, Kenneth Village Flowers, Ivy's Flower Station and G & C Properties. For more information, call (818) 242-6801.
The Glendale Public Awareness about 9/11/01 Questions organization presents a free screening of "Terrorism: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism" at 2 p.m. in the Montrose Branch Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. There will be audience discussion after the film. For more information, call (818) 242-4320 or (818) 749-8134.
The Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus with the Burbank Singers and the Crescenta Valley Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. present the 15th annual The Bells of Christmas holiday concert at 2 p.m. in the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. Other choirs and quartets will also be feature. The cost is $10 and free to those 10 years and younger. For tickets, visit Liberty Hall or call Marian at (818) 353-4622.