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The sights and sounds of the holidays

Photo of the Minerva statue above luminairesIt’s a great time of year for giving and sharing – from making sure some staff and students have a brighter holiday season through the angel tree program, to giving to families in need through the Branches of Love day. Here is a sampling of holiday related events:

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Angel Tree Nominations Deadline: Nominate a staff member or student in need for the Staff Senate’s Angel Tree program. Nomination form here.

Sunday, Nov. 18: ‘Harvest Home’ UNCG School of Music choral concert. The concert, in its second year, will be held at First Presbyterian Church. It is free-admission. Dr. Welborn Young explains this concert, which include the UNCG Old-Time Ensemble, celebrates Americana. “It’s what you’d find as people enjoyed a bountiful harvest.” Selections will range from “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” to “Bile That Cabbage Down.” More information is here.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Giving Tuesday: Celebrate the worldwide movement encouraging people everywhere to support their favorite causes by giving the gift of education. Support the area of UNCG that matters the most to you, whether that is your favorite student organization, an academic department, Spartan Athletics or your favorite campus program. The gift form is here.

Thursday, Nov. 29: Chancellor’s Holiday Open House: Faculty and staff are invited to the Chancellor’s open house in the Alumni House, Virginia Dare Room. It will be open noon-3 p.m., with the Chancellor’s holiday greeting at 1:00 p.m. (Note that the time has been updated.)

Thursday, Nov. 29: Luminaires lighting: On the evening of Reading Day, enjoy the luminaires placed at Moran Commons and along College Avenue. The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, the Fraternity and Sorority Association and UNCG Grounds. And while you’re enjoying the luminaires, stop at the Vacc Bell Tower to enjoy some holiday refreshments in the early evening.   

Friday, Nov. 30: Downtown Festival of Lights: The Greensboro Festival of Lights always includes a number of UNCG performers – alumni, faculty and current students. Check the schedule here: http://downtownindecember.org/festival-of-lights/ The festival begins at 6 p.m. along and near Elm Street. 

Saturday, Dec. 1: Branches of Love: Join fellow Spartans of all ages at the Alumni House to decorate trees that will be donated to local families in transition. Come with a 4-person team and enter to win in Best Themed, Best Traditional, and Best Overall tree contests. Limited ornaments will be provided, and teams are encouraged to supply their own theme decorations. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Admission is 20 canned or non-perishable items per 4-person team – these items will be donated to the Spartan Open Pantry. 12-2:30 p.m., Alumni House.

New item:  How can individuals at UNCG help some Moss Street families have a brighter holiday season? Moss Street Partnership School Angel Tree Sign-Up is here.

Compiled by Avery Campbell