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Pittsburgh, PA – La Roche College will help residents of Pittsburgh’s North Hills launch the 2005 holiday season with the annual “Festival of Lights” celebration, scheduled for Friday, December 2. The College will join UPMC Passavant and the Sisters of Divine Providence for an evening of holiday music, food and entertainment. The following is a schedule of events taking place on the La Roche campus:

• At noon, students from the Alpha School (operated by the Sisters of Divine Providence) will participate in blessing La Roche College’s official Christmas tree in the Zappala College Center Square. La Roche’s dance team, The Hawks, will also perform.

• From 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Sigma Theta Tau, La Roche College’s nursing honor society, will present its annual craft show featuring pieces from many local artisans. The show will be held in the Zappala College Center Square.

• At 5:00 p.m., The Hawks will perform in the Zappala College Center Square.

• From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., La Roche College will host the “Alumni Holiday Reception” for the College’s alumni. Former students and their families are invited to visit a hospitality tent located in front of Wright Library where they may enjoy holiday refreshments and live music and can take home a special holiday gift bag for their children.

• Also from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., a number of authors will be available to sign purchased copies of their books in the La Roche College Bookstore, located in the Annex Building. Authors include Mary Frailey Calland, who wrote Barefoot in the Stubble Fields; Louis J. D’Angelo, author of The Granger Brothers: In Their Own Words, which features letters home from the U.S. Civil War battlefield; and Sister Sally Witt, CSJ, author of Sisters of the North Country: The History of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Diocese of Ogdensburg.

• From 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the College will present a host of family entertainment and activities in the Kerr Fitness and Sports Center, including crafts for small children, cookie decorating, a balloon artist, children’s games, an airbrush tattoo artist and a moonwalk.

For further information, contact the Office of Student Life at 412-536-1069. <

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