Otterbein College can add sugar & spice to your holiday season traditions this year with a series of events and features to add to your calendar:
November 14th/1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It's the annual Otterbein College Craft Bazaar all provided by folks in the Otterbein Community at the Otterbein Campus Center, 100 E. Home St.
Stop by the HUGGS event and then pop on over to the campus center!
For your shopping list: The Campus Center Bookstore features a selection of Otterbein spirit merchandise and gift cards for the fan, the student, the fraternity or sorority member, and alum! The bookstore is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
November 13th, 14th, 15th and 20th. Music! Admission is free to small indulgence.
November 13th/8 p.m.: An evening of vocal and instrumental jazz featuring Opus One and the Otterbein College Jazz Ensemble at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State St.
The program will feature music recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra including the famous Ernie Wilkins composition, “Moten Swing.”
Tickets are $5 for adults, and may be purchased at the door beginning 45 minutes prior to the performance. Students are admitted for free. No advance ticket sales. For more information, call 614.823.1508.
November 14th/8 p.m.: The Otterbein College Early Music Ensemble and the Otterbein Vocal Ensemble joins forces to present a program of early American music in Riley Auditorium in the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program will feature such delightful American musical traditions as the FaSoLa Singing School and Fife and Drum, as well as music from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Songbook. For more information, call 614.823.1508.
November 15th/7 p.m. A choral concert featuring Camerata, Otterbein Singers and Women’s Chorale at Church of the Messiah United Methodist, 51 N. State St. The concert is free and open to the public.
The program will feature a variety of choral works, including music of the Christmas and Advent season. The three choral ensembles involve over 100 Otterbein College students from the Department of Music and across the campus. For more information, call 614.823.1508.
November 20th/8 p.m. The Otterbein Wind Ensemble will present its autumn quarter concert in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.
The ensemble will be performing works by the French composers Darius Milhaud and Gabriel Fauré. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614.823.1508.
November 20th/5:15 p.m. Stop by Towers Hall at College and Grove to enjoy the Otterbein Tree Lighting. The Towers Hall tree is holiday card perfect, year after year, throughout the season.
After the Tree Lighting, walk over to the Campus Center, 100 W. Home, for a Thanksgiving Dinner Event at 6:oo p.m. to meet and greet with Otterbein President Kathy Krendl, visit with Santa in Lounge, enjoy community service activities for children and enjoy holiday characters from the Generations Performing Arts Center’s Christmas Show. Pay at the door: $10 general, $4 for ages 4-10, free for age 3 or younger. (Dinner included with meal plan for Otterbein students.) Please RSVP for dinner by Monday, Nov. 16, contact 614.823.1571 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still enjoying an evening on campus? Finish the evening with the free wind ensemble concert at Cowan.
December 7th/4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sarah’s Corner at the Courtright Memorial Library (at W. Main & S. Grove) presents J. Patrick Lewis, children’s poet and former professor. Books written by J. Patrick Lewis will be available for sale and refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
Anytime you're headed to Otterbein Campus, Uptown Westerville is just steps to the east with great holiday shopping and hometown dinner, drink & desserts!