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What's Up in Lexington/Rockbridge, Exam Break Special

Our most roundup of events in the Lexington/Rockbridge area includes plenty of diversions to help relieve exam stress. Take a break!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Commons Movie – A long way down, R. Four people meet on New Year’s Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives. Wednesday – Saturday @ 7 PM and Sunday @ 2 PM. Free admission and free popcorn! Through December 14th.

Speaker – Gregory Lilly, Elon University. Part of the W&L/VMI Seminar Series. 4-5pm, Huntley 235, topic TBA.

Shabbat Shalom Dinner at Hillel – Free Shabbat dinner in the Hillel multipurpose room, open to all students! 6-8pm.

Electronic Music Ensemble Concert, Concert Hall, Wilson Hall. 8-10pm. Formed in 2010, this ensemble focuses on student compositions and interpretations of existing works. The ensemble performs with a variety of electronic tools including iPads, laptops, drum pads, turntables, synthesizers, and foot pedals along with standard instruments like electric guitars and drums. The EME also has an interest in creating a strong visual presentation at their concerts with modern, computer-generated video projections.

Christmas Tours of the Stonewall Jackson House to Benefit RARA Food Pantry – 9am-5pm, Stonewall Jackson House, 540-464-7704. Bring canned food to help benefit the Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Pantry on Friday, December 12 to receive free admission to the Stonewall Jackson House. Tours will focus on Christmas traditions of the mid-19th Century. Tours are on the hour and half hour with the last tour at 4:30.

Holiday Open House at Artists in Cahoots – 10:30am-7pm, Friday and Saturday, 10:30-3:30pm, Open House. Artists in Cahoots, 21 W. Washington, downtown Lexington, 540-464-1147. Celebrate the holidays at Artists in Cahoots. Enjoy cookies and a 10% discount off all purchases – Dec 12th – 14th. Our way of saying Thank You. Free Gift Wrapping! Open until 7:00 on Friday & Saturday Evenings.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Rockbridge SPCA Open House, 1-4pm. Play with cute animals available for adoption!

Holiday Market at Natural Bridge Park, 11am-4pm. Shop Local artisans, crafts and farmers from across the Blue Ridge region this Holiday Season.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hike – Belfast and Gunter Ridge Trails. Hike with the Natural Bridge Appalachian Trail Club. Meet-up: 08:00 AM @ Boonsboro Shopping Center, Drive: 90 miles.
Leaders: Laurie Foot, 434-384-0013, Gary Nero, 434-384-0013
This hike is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Wilderness Act. We’ll hike up the Belfast Trail and past the Devil’s Marbleyard. Then we’ll go down the Gunter Ridge Trail, and return to our starting point on the Glenwood Horse Trail. HD: 10 miles.

Sunday Night Football at Hillel – 8:30-10pm. Join Hillel in the Conference Room to watch the game. We’ll have pizza, drinks, and a prize for guessing the final score! Please email hillel@wlu.edu or call x8443 with any questions.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Midnight Breakfast at the Marketplace, 10pm-Midnight! Breakfast is the most important (and best!) meal of the day, and now you can break all the rules and have it AT MIDNIGHT.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Open House at Lee House – 2:30-4:30pm. Lee House is decorated for the holidays, and there will be eggnog, cider, and holiday treats!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commons Movie – This is where I leave you, R. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might- have-beens.Wednesday – Saturday @ 7 PM and Sunday @ 2 PM Free admission and free popcorn! Through December 21st.