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WNCC will have a Holiday Open House

Staff Reports

Western Nevada Community College will again open its doors to the community on Friday, Dec. 5, for the 19th annual Holiday Open House and Student Art Show on the Carson City campus.

The colorful event held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. offers the works of WNCC students in oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, ceramics and sculpture, design and composition, drawing and photography. New this year, Saint Nick will officially open the event at 6:30 p.m., throwing a switch on the college’s first rooftop Christmas tree. Meet in front of the Family Services Center to officially welcome this year’s open house.

Free music by many community performing groups, hands-on learning activities, health screenings and even a treasure hunt are offered for all to enjoy. More than 1,000 students, alumni and local families are expected to experience the joy of learning – and get a close-up look at WNCC and its programs, faculty and students.

Performing groups will included the Fritsch Elementary School choir, Carson Middle School choir, Douglas High School Madrigal Singers, WNCC Concert Choir, WNCC student piano recital and more.

This year’s open house will also include a new addition, “The Festival of Trees,” presented by the Untied Students Association, part of a fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

WNCC faculty plan educational and enjoyable exhibits, including science exploratoriums, health screenings, language and math games, Internet surfing, electronics, drafting and pottery demonstrations, and early childhood education crafts, to name a few.

New exhibits this year include an old-time auto shop display in the new trade and industry complex (complete with a classic car display), a “Nevada IQ Test” offered by Phi Theta Kappa honor society, a map coloring contest (which is much tricker than it sounds by the Infinity Society, and an ambulance on display in the courtyard.

Holiday treats and the traditional caroling at 8:45 p.m. will make the evening a memorable one.