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A weekend full of activities

The Phoenix Players' fall dramatic offering, the Koshare dance concerts, speakers, opportunities to share what we have and help others, and lots more are available this weekend.

Check it out and you'll find plenty to do.

Friday, November 16
¡ñ The 22nd annual Oxfam Fast will be Friday when students are invited to give up a meal plan dinner, with proceeds going to benefit Oxfam International, to feed hungry people around the world.
Annually, about 900 HWS students participate and together with their cash donations and other contributions, about $2,000 is raised.
A table will be set up at the entrance to the Scandling Center to ask students to donate their meal and/or make a cash donation. This event raises awareness of world hunger and money to combat it.

¡ñ Don't forget, the deadline for entries in the table tennis, indoor soccer and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments is noon. For details, call ext. 3901 or visit the intramural site.

¡ñ The No Sweat Exercise class will meet from 12:20 to 12:50 p.m. at the Sport and Rec Center. For details, call ext. 3901.

¡ñ Maryse Conde, a French Caribbean writer, will speak on “Erasure and Distortion of Memory in the French Caribbean,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the library's Geneva Room.

Conde's two-part best-selling, historical novel, “S¨¨gou,” was published in 1984-85 and looks at life in the West Indies. Reviewers have remarked on the author's intimate knowledge of West Africa, Guadeloupe and Paris. Her visit to HWS is part of the celebration of National French Week.

For details, call Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies Kanat¨¦ Dahouda at ext. 3799 or e-mail dahouda@hws.edu.

¡ñ Nominations are now being accepted for November's Student Leader of the Month Award, sponsored by the Office of Residential Education. Use the form here and submit by 5 p.m.

¡ñ Sponsored by HWS Hillel, Shabbat will be celebrated beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 764 S. Main St. For details, call Lorinda Weinstock at ext. 3385 or e-mail lweinstock@hws.edu.

¡ñ The first Phoenix Players production of the semester, “Monalisa Exiled,” by Julius Ferraro '08, will be presented beginning at 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday in the Bartlett Theatre in Coxe Hall.

¡ñ The Hobart Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Society has invited the community to its annual KA Annual Benefit Event, starting at 7 p.m. at their house, 600 S. Main St.

Featured with HWS student artwork will be a silent auction, performances by Three Miles Lost and the Hobartones, wine from 20 area wineries for those of age, fruits and appetizers. Donations will be accepted at the door; all proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Geneva's After-School Literacy Program.

Smart Casual dress requested; guests invited. For details, e-mail samuel.koval@hws.edu

¡ñ The annual Koshare dance concerts will be this weekend: starting at 7:30 p.m. today and again at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Winn-Seeley Theater. Admission is free and the seats fill up fast.

Saturday, November 17
¡ñ Project WET Teacher Training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Finger Lakes Institute Classroom. Sheila Myers, the institute's education outreach coordinator, will lead the Water Education for Teachers program for educators of students ages 5 to 18.

The program facilitates and promotes awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of water resources through the dissemination of classroom-ready teaching aids. The six-hour training session will help participants become acquainted with the program, curriculum guide, and experience a few of the activities firsthand.
To register, call ext. 4380 or e-mail smyers@hws.edu.

¡ñ Make the short trip down the Thruway to cheer on the Hobart football team as it competes in the first round of the NCAA tournament against host St. John Fisher in Rochester. Kickoff at Growney Stadium is scheduled for noon. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $4 for students (with an HWS ID) and children under 12. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased at Growney Stadium two hours prior to kickoff.

Fans unable to attend the game can follow all of the action online with streaming audio from WEOS-FM (89.7/90.3) and Live Stats courtesy of St. John Fisher.

¡ñ The final two Koshare dance concert performances will begin at 2 and again at 7:30 p.m., both in the Winn-Seeley Theater. Admission is free and the seats fill up fast.

¡ñ The Phoenix Players' production of “Monalisa Exiled,” by Julius Ferraro '08, begins at 7 p.m. in the Bartlett Theatre in Coxe Hall.

Sunday, November 18
¡ñ The Finger Lakes Society of Friends (Quakers) will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Fisher Center, 212 Demarest. Event sponsored by the HWS Religious Life office; all are invited.

¡ñ The third annual HWS Book and Craft Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Bristol Field House.

Independent booksellers, authors, illustrators, photographers, HWS crafters and artists, Geneva-area civic groups and HWS student groups are expected. Activities for children will include a story hour, in addition to music, entertainment and food.

For details, visit the College Store Web site or call ext. 3449.

¡ñ At noon in St. John's Chapel, sponsored by the Office of Religious Life, everyone is welcome to join this new gathering of people seeking “windows” into what is going on with us at a deep level and into what is going on in the larger community and world through contemplative spiritual practices including attentiveness, compassion and hospitality.

¡ñ All are invited to St. John's Chapel at 4 p.m. to celebrate Roman Catholic Mass, sponsored by Our Lady of Peace Parish (Geneva's Roman Catholic community) and the HWS Religious Life office.

¡ñ Libertango will offer Argentine tango classes from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Hirshson Ballroom. Beginners are invited, as well as those with some experience; take comfortable, smooth-soled shoes.

¡ñ A contemplative Eucharist in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's Chapel.

¡ñ The Phoenix Players' production of the semester, “Monalisa Exiled,” by Julius Ferraro '08, will be presented for the final time at 7 p.m. in the Bartlett Theatre in Coxe Hall.

¡ñ A cardio-dance class will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sport and Rec Center. For details, call ext. 3901.

¡ñ The indoor cycling class will meet from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sport and Rec Center. Bicycles may be reserved by calling ext. 3901 after noon on Friday. For details, call ext. 3901.

¡ñ Power yoga level 1 exercise class will meet from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. at the Sport and Rec Center. For details, call ext. 3901.