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Frist hosts Winterval celebration

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008, 3 to 6 p.m. · Frist Campus Center

Princeton students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend the Frist Campus Center's Winterval celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The annual winter festival will include live entertainment, a cooking demonstration, a dessert and beverage buffet, cookie and eco-friendly tote bag decorating, a knitting circle and other activities to celebrate the winter season.

Live entertainment will take place outside of Café Vivian beginning at 3 p.m., featuring local jazz pianist Tara Buzash; Princeton student musicians Jeff Campbell, Neil Katuna, Andrew Mack and James Marvel; and the Romanian carolers group Colindatorii.

Chef Rob Harbison, the University's culinary concept coordinator, will host a live cooking demonstration at 3:30 pm on the 100 level. The featured recipe will be spiced candied almonds. The recipe and samples will be available.

Cookie and tote bag decorating will take place in the East TV Lounge starting at 3 p.m. Materials will be provided while supplies last.

Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the knitting circle in the West TV Lounge starting at 3 p.m. Representatives from Pins and Needles, a local knitting and needlepoint shop, will be on hand to provide instructions and advice. Knitters may bring their own project or use a starter kit while supplies last.

The Office of Religious Life will present an exhibition on the 100 level of peace-themed photographs taken by campus community members.

Following the Winterval, the Fields Center will host a Kwanzaa celebration at 7 p.m. in the Frist Multipurpose Room. Kwanzaa focuses on traditional African values and is a time of reaffirming African American people, their ancestors and culture. Food will be provided.

In addition, Frist will serve as a collection site for the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. University members may drop off donations of nonperishable food and personal hygiene items near the Mazo Family Game Room on the 100 level during regular operating hours through Wednesday, Dec. 17. For a list of other campus collection sites, visit the Office of Community and Regional Affairs website at <>.

Winterval is sponsored by the Frist Campus Center, the Fields Center, the Department of Dining Services, the Office of Community and Regional Affairs and the Office of Religious Life. For more information, visit the Frist website.

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