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Through Dec. 9         Art display of pen and ink drawings of historic architecture and landmark sites of Scranton and the surrounding region by artist Don Murray. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free during library hours. Call 570-941-6341 or email michael.knies@scranton.edu.

Dec. 1              3 p.m. Panuska College of Professional Studies Blessing of the Books donated by members of the University community. Second floor lobby, Leahy Hall. Free. Call 570-941-6305 or email diane.muniz@scranton.edu.

Dec. 3             8 p.m. (prelude begins at 7 p.m.) Performance Music: “49th Annual Noel Night” featuring The University of Scranton Singers and Chamber Ensembles with pianist Ron Stabinsky and trumpeter Mark Gould. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Dec. 4             3 p.m. Concert: Men and Women for Octaves: Winter Concert of a cappella music. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

Dec. 5             5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with the Scranton Area Foundation: “Reflections on a Career in the Policy Change Business” presented by Tamera Luzzatto, senior vice president, government relations, The Pew Charitable Trusts. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Reception to follow. Reservation required. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

Dec. 8             5:30 p.m. Small Business Development Center: Free Business Start-Up Workshop. An in-depth overview of the requirements for starting a business in Pennsylvania and guidance for idea development and strategic business planning. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall.  Reservation required. Free.  Call 570-941-4149 or email nicholas.deantonio@scranton.edu.

Dec. 11            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Empty Stocking Fund Benefit Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Brass Orchestra with special guests The Scranton Preparatory School Cavalyrics with Daniel Marx, director. Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission: one new toy, piece of children’s clothing or cash donation. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

Dec. 25            8 a.m. Community Christmas Day Breakfast. Doors open at 8 a.m., Fresh Food Company, DeNaples Center. Free. No reservations necessary. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.