MHU Events December 1-31, 2017

Christmas Concert
Friday, December 1
7:00 p.m. at Moore Auditorium
The Mars Hill University Department of Music presents its annual concert of Christmas music featuring both vocal and instrumental pieces by small and large ensembles.

Bailey Mountain Cloggers Christmas Performance & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 2
Silent Auction at 3:00 p.m.; Performance at 5:00 p.m.
Held at Moore Auditorium
The award-winning Bailey Mountain Cloggers perform their annual Christmas show and host a silent auction. Admission is $5.00.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Saturday, December 2
7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the MHU Department of Theatre Arts. Music and lyrics by David Nehls; book by Betsy Kelso. (** This show is not suitable for children under 13.) Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and non-MHU students (cash or check, only). The box office is located in Day Hall and is open from 3-5 p.m. on weekdays.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Sunday, December 3
2:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the MHU Department of Theatre Arts. Music and lyrics by David Nehls; book by Betsy Kelso. (** This show is not suitable for children under 13.) Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and non-MHU students (cash or check, only). The box office is located in Day Hall and is open from 3-5 p.m. on weekdays.

MHU Gospel Choir Concert
Sunday, December 3
7:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel
The MHU Gospel Choir brings joy to the season with the sound of uplifting Gospel music. Join in an evening of song and praise. Event sponsored by the Mars Hill University Gospel Choir and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Lessons and Carols
Monday, December 4
7:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel
An evening of Christmas carols and selected Scripture readings to bring hope and light to a weary world. Refreshments in Bentley Fellowship Hall following the service. Sponsored by the Chaplains’ Office.

Crossroads Chapel Service
Monday, December 4
11:00 a.m. at Broyhill Chapel
Senior convocation: student speakers and awards for the December 2017 graduating class.

Puppy Day
Monday, December 4
12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Bentley Fellowship Hall
Rescued puppies will be available for “puppy time” for students to cuddle to relieve stress on the day before final exams begin, and to help socialize the puppies for easier adoption to loving homes. 15 minutes of puppy time is $3 and 30 minutes is $5. All proceeds go to help these rescued animals receive medical care and food/supplies so they can get adopted into “forever” homes.

Late Night Breakfast
Monday, December 4
8:30-10:30 p.m. at Pittman Dining Hall.
This event features breakfast served by faculty and staff, music, dancing, prizes, crafts, and a whole lot of stress-relieving fun! Sponsored by the Mars Hill University Campus Activities Board and Chartwells Food Service.

Christmas Dinner at the Caf
Thursday, December 7
4:00-7:00 p.m. at Pittman Dining Hall.
The menu features turkey and all the trimmings as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Open to the public. Cost is $10.13. Sponsored by Chartwells Food Service.

Winter’s Tune
Friday, December 8Rescheduled for January due to snow
7:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel
Award-winning duo Zoe & Cloyd will be joined by Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey for old-time fiddling and mountain harmonies. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Special pricing for senior citizens, military, and MHU employees. MHU students are free with ID card. For more information, call (828) 689-1115 or email lweinstein@mhu.edu. Sponsored by the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Thursday, December 14
7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

MHU Graduation
Friday, December 15
3:00 p.m. at Moore Auditorium
Degrees will be conferred on approximately 65 students who have completed degree requirements in summer or fall 2017. An honorary doctorate of humane letters will be presented to Michael Blackwell, president/CEO of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. Keynote speaker will be A. Hope Williams, retired president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Friday, December 15
7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Saturday, December 16
2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Sunday, December 17
2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Thursday, December 21
7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Friday, December 22
7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Smoke on the Mountain: Sanders Family Christmas
Saturday, December 23
2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. at Owen Theatre
Presented by the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). Sanders Family Christmas is the sequel to the wildly successful Smoke on the Mountain. Join the Sanders family as they send one of their own off to war in 1941 with hilarious and touching stories and twenty-five Southern Gospel Christmas favorites. Sponsored by Madison County Tourism Development Authority, the Town of Mars Hill, and Dr. Doug Hauschild of Weaverville Eye Associates. Tickets are $25 (with taxes and fee), and $20 for groups of 10 or more (with taxes and fee), available online at sartplays.com or at (866) 811-4111.

Ongoing:

Minstrel of Appalachia Exhibit
Exhibit runs through December 15
Location: Ramsey Center for Regional Studies (Renfro Library building)
This event begins the week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Lunsford Festival with the opening of a brand new exhibition, “Minstrel of Appalachia: The Life and Legacy of Bascom Lamar Lunsford,” a selection of artifacts and photographs curated from the Ramsey Center’s Southern Appalachian Archives.

The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective
Exhibit runs through March 4, 2018
Rural Heritage Museum
This exhibition presents an account, using rare original letters and newly-discovered documents, of the personal struggles of the people living in Madison County and the Southern Appalachian Mountains during the middle of the 19th century.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

MHU Lions Home Athletics

Saturday, December 9
Women’s Basketball vs. Newberry, 2:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Newberry, 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13
Women’s Basketball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 6:00 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne, 8:00 p.m.

Monday, December 18
Women’s Basketball vs. Lees-McRae, 1:00 p.m.

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