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LWC plans four public Christmas events in 2016

Theatre Department will present "Holiday Cabaret. Lindsey Wilson Band will hold "Winter Concert." Sixth Annual Christmas Carnival will be part of Christmas in Columbia. LWC Choral Ensembles, Commonwealth Musicians, and Campbellsville University Chorale, will present Messiah Sing-Along.
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By Venus Popplewell

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College community will give area residents several opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit this year.

The college will sponsor four public events from December 1-8, 2016, that celebrate the Christmas season: a community concert, holiday cabaret, band concert and Christmas carnival.

- The Holiday Cabaret - The Christmas celebration gets underway December 1-2, 2016, with the "Holiday Cabaret," which will be performed by the LWC Theatre Program. A "Holiday Cabaret" will be presented at 7pmCT December 1 & 2, 2016, at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.

Billed as an evening of song, dance and holiday cheer, the "Holiday Cabaret" will be a bit like a TV special on stage, according to LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock.

The revue will include classic and modern Christmas songs, readings, monologues and other Christmas-inspired performances.

"We presented the "Holiday Cabaret" to the community last year, and it was a lot of fun," Brock said. "We look forward to bringing back this joyful evening of Christmas tradition and celebration."

Admission to the "Holiday Cabaret" is a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to the Adair County Food Pantry.

- The Lindsey Wilson Concert Band's "Winter Concert" will be at 7pmCT, Friday, December 2, 2016, at (originally at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY but changed due to scheduling conflict with athletics) at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, Under the direction of the Lindsey Wilson Director of Instrumental Ensembles Tim Allen, the concert is free and open to the public.

- The sixth-annual Christmas Carnival. will be from 1pm-4pmCT Saturday, December 3, 2016, in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY.

The Christmas Carnival -- which has the theme "Christmas in the Country" -- is free and open to the public. It will feature several activities for children, including cookie-decorating, storybook village, arts and crafts, face-painting, and inflatable playground equipment. Children will have an opportunity have a picture taken with Santa Claus from 1:30-3:30 p.m. CT. Local vendors will have craft items for sale.

- Messiah-Sing - The Lindsey Wilson College weeklong celebration of Christmas will conclude on December 7-8, 2016, with a "Messiah-Sing" presented 07 This free community performance invites audience members to sing along with selections from George Frederick Handel's masterful Messiah. The performances will take place at 7pmCT, Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, and again at 7pmCT/8pmET, Thursday, December 8, 2016, at Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, 317 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY.

- Venus Popplewell, Director of Public Relations

This story was posted on 2016-11-29 20:59:09
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Scene from 2015 Christmas Carnival

2016-11-29 - Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer, LWC photo. Scene from 2015 Christmas Carnival: Members of the LWC recreation, tourism and sports management program with Santa, who looks a lot like Dan Koger, and Mrs. Claus, who looks a lot like Susan Minton, at the 2015 Christmas Carnival. The annual event is planned, organized and operated by students in LWC's recreation, tourism and sport management program as well as the student staff of the Holloway Health & Wellness Center. The 2016 Christmas Carnival will be 1pm-4pmCT Saturday, December 3, in the Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center, 399 Williams Street, Columbia, KY. - Venus Popplewell
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Lindsey Wilson College Concert Band

2016-11-30 - Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY - Photo Lindsey Wilson College photo.
The Lindsey Wilson Concert Band's "Winter Concert", under the direction of Tim Allen. The event is free and will be presented at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. Members of the band, above are as follows:
Front row; from left: Alexandra Bixenman, Hodgenville; Callie Fulkerson, Lexington; Cayci Crabtree, Monticello; Megan Cooksey, Stanton; Airada Bricker, Elizabethtown; Lyric Walker, Radcliff; Katie Smith, Russell Springs; and Rebekah Mitchell, Bloomfield.
Second row: Paige Ruddell, Fisherville; Tia Vickers, London; Claudia Rogers, Campbellsville; Miranda Dishman, Monticello; Elizabeth Bunton, Franklin; Jennifer Kelty, Springfield; Maggie Mather, Hodgenville.
Third row: Andrew Coffey, Monticello; Kristen Hoehler, Elizabethtown; Garrett Fausnaugh, Columbia; Jenny Little, Louisville; Olivia Garlt, Louisville; and Jared Helm, Buffalo.
Fourth row: Grant Edlin, Elizabethtown; Adena Lucas, Elizabethtown; Zach Harris, Russell Springs; Ashley Brown, Radcliff; Thomas Alvery, Brownsville; Johnathon Burbridge, Columbia; and Jason Roberts, Glasgow.

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