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Holiday Activities Open to the Public at Davidson

November 27, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Christmas Vespers
Davidson's music ensembles will provide seasonal music at the annual Christmas Vespers service.

Davidson College invites the public to participate in its various holiday traditions taking place in the coming days.

The annual community Christmas Open House will take place at 2 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union on Sunday, December 2. Activities will include live music, refreshments, storytelling, visits with Santa, and pottery painting for those who want to decorate plates and mugs for Santa's cookies and milk.

If you don't know what to buy for the person in your life who has everything, the Alternative Gift Fair could provide an answer. It features human service gifts to aid Third World countries, such as bikes the African women can use to transport goods to market, clean water for a village in the Dominican Republic, and food and a night's shelter for a family in the United States. The donor will receive a gift card explaining the project being given in the recipient's name.

"10,000 Villages" will also be on hand to sell crafts and items made in developing countries. The fair will be open in the atrium of the Alvarez Union during Sunday's Christmas Open House, and again on Monday, December 3, at 2 pm. Call 704-894-2423 for more information.

On Sunday evening, December 2, the annual Christmas Vespers Service will take place at 7:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church. Seasonal musical offerings will be provided by the Vespers String Ensemble, Davidson College Symphony Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Brass Ensemble. There is no admission charge. Arrive early for a good seat. Call 704-894-2357or 704-892-5641 for more information.

On Monday, December 3, the college community will gather at 9 p.m. on the front lawn of Chambers Building for cider, cookies, caroling, and the lighting of the Chambers Christmas trees. For more information on Christmas events on campus, call 704-894-2192.

Christmas Tree Lighting
Caroling by candlelight will be a highlight of the Chambers tree lighting on Monday, December 3.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson is currently engaged in "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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