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‘A Christmas Carol’

The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre Arts presents “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas,” by Charles Dickens, at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 through 4 and 2 p.m. Dec. 5 in Fulton Chapel. Tickets can be purchased online or on campus at the University of Mississippi Box Office. (November 18, 2010)

Business Start-up Assistance

The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop for entrepreneurs, titled “First Steps to Starting A Business,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. The seminar is for those interested in starting their own business, but who are not sure where to begin. Speaker James Carden will outline the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail umsbdc@olemiss.edu or visit the Web site at www.mssbdc.org. (November 12, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

The Kennon Observatory will host a free open house from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the Ole Miss campus. Attendees will be able to use telescopes to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as the Pleiades, star clusters and colorful double stars. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy, or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (November 10, 2010)

Greek drama

How does Greek drama resonate today? Surrounded by world-class artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, join the University of Mississippi Museum for Aquila Theatre’s production of “Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives.” This public performance will include readings from Homer’s “Odyssey,” Sophocles’ “Ajax,” Euripidies’ “Herakles” and “Trojan Women,” and Aeschylus’ “Persians.” The free performance will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the University of Mississippi Museum, and is open to the public. (November 5, 2010)

UM Woodwind Concert

The University of Mississippi Faculty Woodwind Quintet presents a free fall recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Nutt Auditorium. The program will feature two works based on Spanish and Latin American music, one that recalls the music of the Renaissance, titled “Sciarada Spagnuola” (which means “Spanish Scenes”), and the other a set of dances that includes a tango and a Venezuelan waltz. Two works by American composers, including one by Eric Ewazen, titled “Roaring Fork,” will also be performed. (November 5, 2010)

ARRL Day in the Park

The ARRL Mississippi Section and the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold an ARRL-approved Hamfest, “ARRL Day in the Park,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Lyceum, located at the end of University Avenue. The program will also feature a tour of the National Center for Physical Acoustics to look at some of the latest mine detection equipment and research. Tours of the Lyceum will also be provided by the University’s Column Society. For more information, visit the website at www.w5ums.org. (October 15, 2010)

Evening of Opera Scenes

The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

Evening of Opera Scenes

The Department of Music Opera Theatre Ensemble presents an evening of opera scenes centered around the classic opera theme of death and tragedy, except with a few twists. This year’s scene program features concert version, semi-staged works from “L’elisir D’Amore,” “Otello,” “Manon Lescaut,” “Tosca,” “Die Zauberflöte,” “Candide” and many more. The program is sure to delight  seasoned music lovers and amateur listeners alike.

The scenes are supported by collaborative pianist, Amanda Johnston and directed by Julia Aubrey. The scenes are suitable for a general audience. Dates are Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in Nutt Auditorium. Tickets are available through the UM Box Office on-line or by calling 915-7411. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. For more information, call Julia Aubrey at 915-1280. (October 15, 2010)

Choral Music of South Africa

The University of Mississippi Women’s Ensemble Choir, along with graduate student conductor Scott Sexton, will present a lecture concert on the choral music of South Africa at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Nutt Auditorium on the UM campus. Folk songs of praise, protest and freedom that tell the story of this singing nation will be performed in four South African languages. This choral music is full of earthy rhythms, beautiful harmonies, drumming and dancing that will uplift the human soul. (October 15, 2010)

Business Start-up Assistance

The University of Mississippi Small Business Development Center will offer a free workshop for entrepreneurs, titled “First Steps to Starting A Business,” from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Physical Plant training room on the Oxford campus. The seminar is for those interested in starting their own business, but who are not sure where to begin. Speaker James Carden will outline the basic steps to start a business. Topics include: regulations such as licenses and permits; legal forms of business ownership; basic marketing concepts to help analyze the revenue potential; lending terminology; outline for a business plan and other resources to assist in starting a business. To register by phone, call 1-800-725-7232. For more information or to pre-register, call 915-1291 or e-mail umsbdc@olemiss.edu or visit the Web site at www.mssbdc.org. (October 15, 2010)

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