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UAF decks the halls with sales, open houses, concerts

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902


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The elves are busy on the UAF campus as many departments and programs plan events to ring in the season. Here is a compilation of activities and events open to the public:

UA Museum of the North holiday sale
Through Dec. 24, UA Museum
Discounts include 25 percent off Alaska Native baskets, whalebone sculptures, ties and scarves. Save ten percent on all other store merchandise. The museum will also be open 11a.m. - 4 p.m. from Dec. 26 - Jan. 4, including New Years Day.

Cooperative Extension Service holiday sale
Through Dec. 23
CES' popular berry cookbook, "Collecting and Using Alaska Wild Berries and Other Wild Products," is on sale for $7. The cookbook features recipes using blueberries, raspberries, lowbush cranberries, chokecherries, fireweed and more. Pick up your copy at CES offices statewide. The Fairbanks Tanana District CES office is located in the University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue. Call 474-5211 or 877-520-5211 for more information.

Institute of Arctic Biology Large Animal Research Station annual holiday bazaar
Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., UAF Wood Center
Qiviut yarn, knit qiviut accessories and LARS T-shirts and hoodies will be for sale. Call 474-5724 for more information.

UAF Bookstore customer appreciation sale
Dec. 4-6, Constitution Hall
Visit the Nookstore downstairs for 25 percent off everything except textbooks and technology. Hours are 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon - 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Georgeson Botanical Garden holiday sale
Dec. 5, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., UAF Wood Center
The Georgeson Botanical Garden is your place for unique gifts, everything from books and cards with a plant theme, to animal puppets and games. For more information, call 474-6921.

University of Alaska Press - Alaska Sea Grant - UAF Marketing & Communications Open house and book sale
Dec. 11, 2 - 6 p.m., Wells Fargo Bank Building, corner of Geist Road and University Avenue
Refreshments, book signings, discounts, door prizes, and free gift wrapping on all books, posters, calendar, and apparel. Call 474-6047 for more information.

Ceramics department pottery sale
Dec. 12, noon - 5 p.m., UAF Wood Center
The ceramics department pottery sale showcases the best of students' imaginations and creativity. Come early for best selection. Call 474-7530 or 474-5971 for more information.

Christmas Around the World with the University Chorus
Dec. 13, 8 p.m., Charles W. Davis Concert Hall
Enjoy holiday musical selections from Japan, Spain, Africa, Ireland, and the United States. Adults $10; Students, seniors and military $5; Children 12 and under free. Call 474-7555 for more information.

Alaska Nanooks holiday sale
Dec. 12-13, 5 - 10 p.m., UAF Patty Center, Glacier Classic Men's Basketball Tournament
Save ten percent on official Alaska Nanooks merchandise. All sizes of workout apparel, short and long-sleeve T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, sweatpants and fitted hats for men and women; men's ties; baby onesies and bibs will be available. Call 474-7780 for more information.

Institute of Arctic Biology Large Animal Research Station winter open house
Dec. 21, noon - 3 p.m., LARS, 2220 Yankovich Road
Bundle up for a behind-the-scenes tour of the station's menagerie of musk ox and reindeer. Enjoy hot cocoa, cider and door prizes. Call 474-5724 for more information.

CONTACT: Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu.