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Snapshot: December 1, 2016

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? It is now officially December, which means the Washington and Lee campus — and the city of Lexington — will be decked out this weekend with all sorts of opportunities for mingling, shopping, learning and giving. Here is your reindeer rundown.

ThursdayCan-do attitude: The Athletic Department will be collecting canned goods for campus kitchen until Friday, December 16. Please bring donations to the main athletic office or drop them off at the equipment room.

Every time a bell rings… The Nabors Service League Angel Tree is set up in Commons now. Stop by the tree to sponsor a gift. But please hurry, because gifts are due by Monday!

Down to Business: Nien-he Hsieh, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, will lecture on “The Role and Responsibilities of Business in Society: Back to Basics.” Hsieh’s lecture is part of the Mudd Center for Ethics’ year-long series on Markets and Morals. 5 p.m., Northen Auditorium.

Ricardo Dominguez, co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed virtual sit-in technologies in solidarity with the Zapatistas communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1998, will speak. Dominguez is an associate professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Read more about Dominguez and the EDT here. 5 p.m., Hillel House Multipurpose Room.

FridayPaper party: Fold yourself into a comfy chair for a Christmas origami session hosted by the EALL Japanese Program. Learn to make origami Santa, Christmas trees and more. Everyone’s welcome! Noon to 1:30 p.m., Leyburn Library Main Floor Book Nook.

The Lexington Christmas Parade will march through downtown beginning at 6 p.m.

After the parade, hit the Blue Lab Christmas Party for the 6th Annual Christmas Sing-A-Long Extravaganza and the unveiling of the 2016 Christmas Ale.

SaturdayLexington Main Street 4th Annual Jingle Bell Walk/Run starts at the Nelson Street Bridge on Saturday at 10 a.m. For more information, click here.

Shop for unique gifts at the Holiday Arts & Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Fashion Floors & Cabinets at Stonewall Square Shopping Center.

Looking Ahead…
Get your free tickets NOW for the Holiday Pops Concert in Wilson Hall. The performance is Monday at 7 p.m. Call the Lenfest Box Office at 540-458-8000 to reserve tickets.

Save some sugar points for the Campus Dessert Reception in Evans Hall on Tuesday. 6 to 9 p.m.

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