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  • Warm hats donation
  • ‘A Baroque Christmas’ starts tonight in Santa Fe

    Submitted to the Optic

    Santa Fe Pro Musica will present its holiday tradition, “A Baroque Christmas” today through Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. each evening at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe.

    Winter is a time of celebration for families of many faiths. Gathering in the warmth of the fire, we tell stories and sing songs of the ages. Outside, the scent of chimney smoke lingers on the cool, crisp air, as the last leaves fall from the trees. In this atmosphere, we celebrate the passing of an old year and the coming of a new.

  • Luna students donate quilts to foster children

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Each fall semester the quilting and sewing students of the Luna Community College trades department donate gifts to CASA kids, the foster care advocate program.  This year they made 23 blankets and quilts from donations of fabric and quilting supplies from individuals and students. The Silver Threads Quilters, a group made up of LCC quilting students, also gave materials and time to the project.  

  • Association scholarship fundraiser Thursday

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Alumni Association presents a silent auction scholarship fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday in the ballroom of the university’s Student Union Building at the northwest corner of National Avenue and Eighth Street.

    The public is welcome at the fundraiser. There will be free cookies and punch, as well as entertainment by the Highlands University Mariachi Vaqueros de la Sierra. Benny Lucero directs the mariachis.

  • Festive characters
  • ‘And All That Jazz’ show by HU Singers today and Sat.

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University HU Singers will perform a medley of songs from the musicals Cabaret and Chicago 7:30 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday in Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    And All That Jazz is a full musical production that includes original choreography, sets and costumes.

    Andre García-Nuthmann, director of Highlands University’s choral program in the Department of Music, is the musical director and piano accompanist.

  • Unique sounds
  • Offices, schools and banks closing for Thanksgiving

    Below are some of the government agencies, banks and schools that will be closed on Monday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • NMHU’s Original Music Concert tonight at Ilfeld

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Highlands University Music Technology Program presents an Original Music Concert at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday) in  Ilfeld Auditorium, 900 University Ave.

    Students will showcase their original music in a wide variety of styles, including alternative, dubstep, hip-hop, rock, metal and more.  

    Department of Music professor Edward Harrington directs the Music Technology Program.

  • Book chronicles HU era

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Elizabeth Orem’s book, A Fine Frenzy — New Mexico Highlands University Artists and Teachers in the 1960s, chronicles the visual arts renaissance in this era and is available through the university’s Foundation.
    All proceeds from the sale of the book will be used for scholarships for Highlands art students, awarded through the Foundation.