ADA — Ada Arts Council has been awarded a matching grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council to assist in the funding the Ballet Oklahoma’s production of “The Nutcracker.” The event will be held Dec. 2 in the E.C.U.’s Dorothy I. Summers Theatre. There will be performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Through state appropriations and grants form the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds more than 1,200 events annually with an estimated total attendance of more than 3,5 million. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generally account for more than $20 million in grants and matching funds distributed throughout Oklahoma’s economy throughout the state’s rural and urban communities.

Tickets for “The Nutcracker” event are $25. Make reservations by phoning Gem Jewelers at (580) 332-2277. For more information, contact Brenda Revels at (580) 235-0193. For information regarding the Oklahoma Arts Council, contact OAC’s public information director at (405) 521-2931 or e-mail