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Winter Holiday Festival planned at Frist, Dec. 13

Students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the winter season at the Frist Campus Center's annual Winter Holiday Festival from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13.

The event will feature live music, a variety of holiday desserts and beverages, a live cooking demonstration using late harvest herbs and vegetables, classic holiday films, cookie and ornament decorating, a knitting circle, and a Kwanzaa celebration.

Holiday cookie and ornament decorating will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the East TV Lounge. Both East and West TV Lounges will be showing classic holiday films throughout the festival.

Knitters of all skill levels are invited to stop by the knitting circle near the West TV Lounge where representatives from Pins and Needles, a local knitting and needlepoint store, will be on hand to provide instruction and advice to novice and experienced knitters.

Members of the Religious Life Council will host an Interfaith Holiday Table and exhibit, and be available to answer questions regarding various faiths and holiday traditions.

Live music will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 100 level and will be provided by members of the Graduate Music Society. The program will include jazz, klezmer and classical, as well as Brazilian bossa nova, samba and choro styles.

The Black Graduate Caucus and Fields Center will present a traditional Kwanzaa celebration in the Multipurpose Room starting at 6:30 p.m. Princeton students, faculty and staff will participate in the program that includes various artistic performances, poetry readings and music. Food also will be served.

Other related events taking place at Frist that week include the Jersey Cares Coat Drive. Members of the University community may donate new or gently used winter coats near the Mazo Family Game Room on the 100 level of Frist between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 15.

A cultural exhibit will be on display Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 11-13, on the 100 level. The display will showcase customs of Ramadan, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and the Chinese New Year and is provided by the University Health Services Cultural Awareness Committee.

The Winter Holiday Festival is sponsored by the Frist Campus Center, Athletes in Action, Black Graduate Caucus, Dining Services, Fields Center, Graduate Music Society, International Center, Religious Life Council and University Health Services Cultural Awareness Committee.

For more information, including a complete schedule of events, visit the Frist Campus Center website.

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