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Colby College is pleased to announce its December events. All are free (except where noted) and open to the public.

Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m.
Free Trade Under Fire: CAFTA, FTAA and the WTO with Thea Lee of the AFL-CIO
Robins Room, Roberts Building
Lee is chief international economist and policy director at the AFL-CIO, where she oversees research and strategies on domestic and international economic policy. Previously she worked as an international trade economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and as an editor at Dollars & Sense magazine.
Contact: Dianne LaBreck, 859-5230,

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
Colby Symphony Orchestra
Lorimer Chapel
Visiting Professor Marshall T. Fulbright conducts “Variations on a Theme of Haydn” (Op. 56a) by Brahms, “Huapango” by Jose Pablo Moncayo, and “Pavane for a Dead Princess” by Maurice Ravel.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
The Future of Maine’s North Woods
Room 1, Olin Science Center
Colby environmental policy majors will present results of their semester-long study of conservation and development challenges in northern Maine. Their research addresses a range of issues affecting Maine’s northern forests, including land use practices, sprawl, tourism and recreation, demographic changes, and the role of the state and private actors in promoting development and conservation.
Contact: Philip Nyhus, 859-4848,

Wednesday, December 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pottery Club Sale
Lobby, Cotter Union
A variety of reasonably priced items will be on sale, including bowls, mugs, vases, serving and dip platters, baking dishes, wine coolers, utensil holders, ornaments, Raku, and more.
Contact: Carole Evans, 859-5831,

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
Lessons and Carols for Advent
Lorimer Chapel
Modeled on the English Service of Lessons and Carols, the service consists of excerpts from the Old and New Testament interspersed with a variety of carols. The prelude begins at 7:15 p.m. At the service, Colby President William D. Adams and Waterville City Councilors Rosemary Winslow and Henry Beck ’09, among others, will read lessons. The Chorale will perform music including Gregorian chant, European carols from the Renaissance, 19th, and 20th centuries, and American works. The congregation will sing several traditional carols. Free tickets are required for admission.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,

Friday, December 9, prelude 7 p.m., service 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 10, preludes 3:30 and 7 p.m., services 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
36th Annual Service of Carols and Lights
Lorimer Chapel
The service includes Advent and Christmas readings and carols sung by the congregation. Student vocalists, instrumentalists, and choral and a cappella groups contribute both traditional and contemporary music of the season. The singing of “Carols by Candlelight” follows the traditional lighting of candles throughout the congregation. The service concludes with “Silent Night.” Free tickets are required for admission.
Contact: Vivian Lemieux, 859-5670,
Ticket information: 859-4610

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___________ Ongoing Exhibitions at the Colby College Museum of Art

October 23 – December 4, 2005
The Colville Collection of Early Chinese Art
This collection of early Chinese bronzes, ceramics, and sculptures on long-term loan to the museum features pieces from the Neolithic Period (4th Century B.C.E.) to the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234).

November 18, 2005 – January 2, 2006
Fall Faculty Exhibition
Bringing together the work of Colby College art faculty and instructors, the Fall Faculty Exhibition presents an opportunity to view recent work by Bonnie Bishop, Bevin Engman, Margaret E. Libby, Harriet Matthews, Abbott Meader, Nancy Meader, Garry Mitchell, Dee Peppe, Scott Reed, and Jere DeWaters.

November 20, 2005 – February 12, 2006
currents2:  Sam Van Aken
In Colby’s second annual emerging artist exhibition, currents2, installation artist and University of Maine Professor of Art Sam Van Aken creates a multimedia installation exploring his personal and artistic engagement with the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Van Aken takes on the identity of Richard Dreyfuss’s character, Roy Neary — he grows sideburns, gains weight, drives a Buick station wagon, and retraces Neary’s pilgrimage to Devil’s Tower. As part of a two-year project, Van Aken recreates scenes and builds sculptural “sets” from the movie.

The Colby College Museum of Art is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays and will be closed for the holidays on Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25, and Sunday, January 1. Admission is free and the museum is accessible to people with disabilities. For more information call 207-859-5600 or visit