Holiday happenings in Hooville
U.Va. hosts a variety of concerts
and festivities to stoke the holiday spirit.
The student group Jubilate will perform Festival of Nine
Lessons and Carols Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Chapel, and Dec.
8 at 6 p.m. in the University Baptist Church.
the Virginia Glee Club for its annual Christmas Concerts Dec.
5 at 8:15 p.m., and Dec. 7 at 7 & 9:30 p.m. in Old Cabell
Hall. Cost: $12 general public, $5 students.
your scales for the Messiah Sing-In Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. in Old Cabell.
Oratorio Society will perform its holiday candlelight concert
Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. Cost: $15 adults, $12
Second Annual Lighting of the Lawn will be Dec. 5 from 7-9 p.m.
Most pavilions will be open. Singing a few carols will be part
of the celebration, and back by popular demand, mens basketball
coach Pete Gillen will say a few words.
the annual Artisans Bazaar Dec. 6-8, Newcomb Hall Ballroom
will be transformed into a market for artisans crafts, from
handwoven baskets to wooden toys. Live music and door prizes accent
the atmosphere. Free and open to the community Friday from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon
to 5 p.m. On the weekend, student volunteers will provide activities
community will observe Kwanzaa Dec. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Runk
Dining Hall at Hereford College. This years festival focuses
on Kuumba (creativity). Kwanzaa, which means first
fruits of the harvest and was begun in 1966, is neither
political nor religious, and is not a substitute for Christmas.
Kwanzaa focuses on the traditional African values of family, community,
responsibility, commerce and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is typically
celebrated Dec. 26-Jan. 1.
Office of African-American Affairs is seeking students, organizations
and teams to help with activity tables explaining the principles
of Kwanzaa and to offer their artistic talents. Contact Teresa
Witcher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by local, national and international artists will be auctioned
by silent bid at the Seventh Annual Holiday Art Auction, Seeing
Double, at the University Art Museum Dec. 7, 5:30 to 8:30
p.m. The event also features a drawing for prizes, including a
signed copy of Sam Abell: The Photographic Life. Proceeds
will support the museums Summer Art Camp, serving more than
90 local youth, half of whom receive need-based scholarships.
Tickets are $40 for museum members and $50 for nonmembers. Call
a Light of Love for the annual tree lighting Sunday, Dec. 8, at
2:30 p.m. in the University Hospital main lobby, and come for
caroling, too. Proceeds benefit the U.Va. Cancer Center Patient
and Family Education and Support Fund. Call 924-5251.
U.Va. community is invited to attend President John T. Casteen
IIIs Holiday Open House Dec. 10, 3-6 p.m., at Carrs