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A preview of public events at the University of Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

UMM Art Club Holiday Sale

The UMM Art Club will host its annual holiday art sale on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery. A campus tradition, the sale features work by students, faculty, and local artists.

2013 Carol Concert: Winter Wonderland

The 2013 Carol Concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church. Featuring seasonal favorites and well-known choral arrangements, the annual concert promises festive holiday music and entertainment inspired by a bygone era. A meal prepared by Bello Cucina will be available at an additional cost in the lower level of Assumption Church 90 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at or by phone at 320-589-6077. Tickets for both the dinner and concert are also available. Seating is limited, so advanced purchase is recommended.

Dance Ensemble: Dance with Me Tonight

On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Edson Auditorium, the Dance Ensemble will present its fall 2013 recital. It will showcase 17 different dances inspired by this year’s theme: Olly Mur’s “Dance With Me Tonight.” These dances have been choreographed by students and cover a range of styles including contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, theatrical, and even an exciting tap number. A pre-show performed by UMM’s Modern and Contemporary dance class will be performed an hour before the recital in Edson Auditorium. Just show your Dance Ensemble ticket for admission.

Winter Concert—UMM Symphonic Winds and Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, the UMM Symphonic Winds and Chamber Orchestra will present Winter Concert. The Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Simon Tillier, and Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Joel Salvo, will perform core works from the repertoire in addition to some seasonal favorites.

Jazz Combos

On Monday, Dec. 9, there will be a Jazz Combo performance at 5 the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe. Both instrumental and vocal jazz combos are encouraged to find their own innovative approach to the music they present.

"Sustainability from a Personal Level"

On Monday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 109, Van Gooch, professor emeritus of biology, will present on his experience designing, building, and operating a low-energy consumption house in rural Minnesota.

Jane Addams Project

The Jane Addams Project is a cross-cultural discussion circle for Spanish- and English-speaking Morris residents and UMM students. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

UMM University Choir

On Friday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall, the University Choir, under the direction of Melissa Hanson, will perform a variety of accompanied and a cappella choral literature from around the world. Free admission; no ticket required.