Now that December's almost here, it's time to get festive! Jingle on the Green has been a tradition in Sedalia for ten years now. It's a great way for people to get together in the spirit of the holiday season while also enjoying the ever evolving and improving State Fair Community College Campus.

It'll be sponsored by the  State Fair Community College and the SFCC Foundation. It's coming up on November 30 with a slight change - the opening speech will be in the Yeater Center lobby instead of the Stauffacher Parkhust Commons. What hasn't changed is the awesomeness!

New this year will be robotic demonstrations and interactive activities for children and adults in the Industrial Maintenance and Precision Machining Technology program areas in Fielding Technical Center.

Here's a look at some of what's going on:

• Yeater Learning Center lobby, “Peppermint Lane” tree, desserts and opening remarks. Performances include the SFCC Jazz Choir at 6:05 p.m., the Sacred Heart School Choir at 6:30 p.m., the SFCC Chamber Choir at 7 p.m., and the California High School Chamber Choir at 7:30 p.m.

• Thompson O’Sullivan Studio Theatre, Yeater 126, “Chocolate Cherry Truffles” tree. At 8 p.m. the SFCC Theatre Arts program will present “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” by John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton and James Fitzgerald, and directed by Wade Hughes, SFCC instructor. The performance will last about 45 minutes. The play is rated PG for mild language and may not be appropriate for children who believe in the jolly, old elf who lives at the North Pole.

• Heckart Science and Allied Health Center, Sylvia L. Thompson Atrium, “Glitter and Glam” tree and desserts. Performances are in the nearby Thompson Conference Center A and include the Knob Noster High School Choir at 6:15 p.m., the Warsaw High School Chamber Choir at 6:45 p.m. and Show Me Sound Chorus at 7:15 p.m.

• In the Gerken Solarium,  is “Oh Christmas Tree” and desserts in the adjoining Benefactors Hall of Honor.

• Fielding Technical Center, west-east hallway, “December Dreams” tree. In Fielding north-south hallway, robots will be roaming. Interactive activities and ornament-making will be in Fielding, Rooms 282 and 277..

• Hopkins Student Services Center, “Frosty!” tree, desserts and two outdoor photo opportunities. Santa and his elves, Ginger and Gumdrop, will visit with children from 6:15-8 p.m.

• Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center, “Holiday Spirit” tree and desserts. Student-athletes and Rowdie will be available for photo opportunities from 6:15-8 p.m.

• Stauffacher Center, Parkhurst Student Commons, “Merry, Merry, Merry!” tree and desserts. Performances include the Marshall High School Jazz Band at 6:05 p.m., the SFCC Jazz Runners 6:40 p.m. and the Smith-Cotton High School Jazz Band at 7:15 p.m.

The Campus Store, by Parkhurst Student Commons, will have a “Mitten Tree.” The store will collect mittens and hats of any size until Dec. 8 and donate them to local charities in observance of National Mitten Tree Day. Anyone who donates will receive a discount of up to 50 percent off any purchase. The store will be open until 8 p.m.

• Daum Museum of Contemporary Art foyer, “Sugar Plum” tree and desserts. From 6:15-8 p.m., free art-making for anyone will take place by the Goddard Gallery and art wing in Stauffacher Center.

They'll have  holiday desserts and musical vignettes by college, school and community musical groups throughout campus buildings and thousands of candle-lit luminarias lining the outside of campus .  This is also one of the opportunities kids have to visit with Santa.  Plus, there will be some crafts in the Daum Museum, which is a really amazing museum that everyone needs to see more of. So don't miss out on the fun, tonight from 6:00- 8:00 p.m.!

Luminarially yours,
Behka