Trine greets holiday season with free jazz concert, display of decorated trees

ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University is greeting the holiday season with its annual free concert and display of decorated trees in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center.

The Trine University Big Band will perform traditional holiday music during the Annual Holiday Community Jazz Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, in Fabiani Theatre in the university center.

Visitors to the university center will also be able to view 40 trees decorated and illuminated for the holidays by Trine student groups and departments. All trees will be donated to Project Help of Steuben County for distribution to area families in need.

Holiday selections during the hour-long concert include "Silver Bells," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Jingle Bells."

Immediately after the concert, Bon Appetit will offer a holiday dinner in Whitney Commons, also located  in the university center, until 6:30 p.m. Cost is $11.25 for adults, $5.65 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger.

In addition to the holiday concert, two other  concerts are also scheduled. The Applied Studies Recital is at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in Fabiani Theatre and the Trine Music Christmas Show is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in the Dale Hughes Auditorium, 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 2J, Angola. Both concerts are free.

At the door, concert-goers are encouraged to donate paper towels, toilet tissue, laundry detergent and Scrubbing Bubbles. All items will be given to Turning Point Homeless Shelter.