Practice makes perfect

School of Bright Promise preschoolers, from left, Addisyn Perry, Eliana Reese, Gemma Jobes and Leland White get animated while practicing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” for the annual Christmas program. This year’s theme is “Polar Express” and is directed by Aimee Carroll, music instructor at the Center of Music and Art in Wintersville. Pupils will perform a selection of holiday songs and scenes at the event set for 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The event is free and open to the public.