Mark your calendars for holiday events

2:04:29 PM CDT - Friday, November 17, 2006

By Amy Geiszler-Jones

There will be plenty of ways for the WSU community to get into the holiday spirit, starting with the first weekend following Thanksgiving, with a number of events being held on campus.

• The popular one-act Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitors” will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Miller Concert Hall by Opera Kansas and WSU’s opera theater program. Current WSU students, faculty and alums are involved in the production that tells the story of a poor crippled boy who is miraculously cured because of his generosity to the Christ child on a night when the three kings visit his home. Tickets are $10 with discounts available. Call 978-3233 for reservations.

• Join WSU colleagues in a reception and the lighting of WSU’s holiday tree, located north of the Rhatigan Student Center, during an event Wednesday. Nov. 29. The reception begins at 2 p.m. in the RSC Fireplace Lounge, with the tree lighting following around 2:30 p.m.

• Do a little holiday shopping at the annual Ceramics Guild Sale from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Held in the McKnight Art Center atrium, the sale features affordable creations by WSU faculty and student artists. The hours are 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. It’s free to browse.

• Get your dose of Christmas classics at the 44th Annual Candlelight Christmas Concert, sponsored by the School of Music, held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, in Wiedemann Hall. Tickets are $6, with discounts available for the WSU community. Call 978-3233 for reservations.

• Sample some nonalcoholic beverages — and pick your favorites — at the Heskett Center’s annual NAB party (that stands for “nonalcoholic beverages”) from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6.

• The holiday brunch for faculty and staff, an annual hit with the WSU community, will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the RSC ballroom. The event is hosted by the Shirley and President Don Beggs and his administrative staff.

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