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Ware Center Packed With Activities For December First Friday, 12/6

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Ware Center Packed With Activities For December First Friday, 12/6

The Ware Center is packed full of events, as usual, for December's First Friday: lectures, competitions, tastings, music and artwork and jewelry.

ENTREPRENEUR, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVIST & AUTHOR JUDY WICKS LECTURES & SIGNS HER BOOK

Judy Wicks is working to build a more compassionate, environmentally sustainable and locally based economy. Her memoir Good Morning, Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local Economy Pioneer was published in March 2013. Judy is founder of Philadelphia's landMark White Dog Café known for its leadership in the local food movement, as well as community building and environmental stewardship.

She founded several non-profits including Fair Food Philly and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and cofounded the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), a network of 30,000 local independent businesses in 80 communities. In 2009, Judy sold the White Dog through a unique agreement that preserves local, independent ownership and maintains sustainable business practices, including buying from local farmers and fair trade purveyors, composting and using renewable energy.

She speaks at 5 PM and signs her book after the speech. Tickets: $5 and may be reserved in advance by calling 717-872-3811.

"GLAD TIDINGS": MU'S HOLIDAY MUSIC GIFT TO THE COMMUNITY IN LYET LOBBY

MU Choral ensembles, soloists and MU Alumni present Holiday songs in the Lobby. Folks are invited to come enjoy the music and a warm cup of coffee - for FREE. Stay for the entire concert or just a portion of it. And, be prepared to sing-along.

SIXTH ANNUAL HEMPFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GINGER BREAD HOUSE SHOW

This annual show Show features beautifully decorated Gingerbread Houses created by Hempfield High School Baking students. The houses will be on display throughout the ground level of the Ware Center, from 6-8 PM on First Friday. The gingerbread houses remain on display through December 20th.

Students asked area businesses to sponsor their gingerbread houses. For their donation, the student group designs, bakes, builds and decorates a large gingerbread house frequently with lights, moving parts or dry ice effects. All of the money that the businesses donate goes directly to The Four Diamonds Fund.

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