Holiday gift ideas from campus

RED BUTTE GARDEN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Dec.1  and Sunday, Dec. 2
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

300 Wakara Way in Research Park
This free annual tradition features items for sale by local artists, warm cocoa and cider, and an activity for kids. Gifts for the most avid gardener can be found all season long in the garden gift shop.   

CAMPUS REC: GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH
Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? How about a gift certificate from Campus Recreation Services? Certificates may be purchased for any amount, never expire, and can be redeemed for memberships, personal training, outdoor gear rental, or fitness classes. Certificates may be purchased at either the Field House or HPER Complex. For more information call 801-581-3706 

HOLIDAY STUDENT ART SALE
Dec. 4-6, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Art Building, Alvin Gittins Gallery
Objets d’art may be found at this special holiday sale. Support student groups in the Department of Art & Art History by purchasing ceramics, prints, drawings, paintings, books, and photographs. 

UNIVERSITY GUEST HOUSE HOTEL OFFERS SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES
If family members are traveling to Utah for the holidays, employees can give the gift of comfort by purchasing a night at the University Guest House. From now to Jan. 1, the Guest House is offering a special employee holiday rate of $88 per room based on single or double occupancy. The Guest House offers a complimentary hot breakfast, Internet service and parking. Reservations are required and are based on availability. For more information, call 801-587-1000 or visit here 

PRINT & MAIL SERVICES OFFERS CUSTOM CARDS AND GIFTS
University Print & Mail Services is your source for custom holiday cards and gifts. In addition to U-themed holiday cards, they offer fun gift items personalized by you: canvas gallery wraps, buttons, notecards, calendars, T-shirts, and much more. For more information, check out their storefront here, call 801-581-6171, or stop by their shop at 135 VRTUSB (first building west of the Jon Huntsman Center).

UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (UMFA)
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
410 Campus Center Drive in the Marcia and John Price Museum Building
The UMFA will host The Holiday Market, a free event featuring art-inspired gifts created by top local artisans, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, glass, and letterpress. Holiday cards, ornaments, books, and children’s gifts are also available in The Museum Store during regular hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. For more information call 801-581-7332 or visit the museum’s website.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HALLSIDE GALLERY EXHIBIT AND SALES
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Through December
Health Sciences Campus, south end of the School of Medicine, Room AC115.
Photographs by Jeffrey R. Botkin, Professor, Pediatrics and Medical Ethics
Exhibit and sales: West Rim Photography. Fifty percent of all profits are donated to the Natural History Museum of Utah.

U TINS
The Office of Marketing and Communications has empty U tins for sale for $3 each unfilled, or you may contact
Fran Andrus to get a price for having them filled with a variety of nuts from Western Nut Company. The tins are black with a red ‘U’ lid; approximatley 5 inches wide, 6 inches long, and 2 inches deep—great for holiday giving! To order call 801-581-7190 or contact Fran.

PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
Looking for the perfect family or corporate holiday outing? Consider theatre tickets to A Christmas Carol: The Musical, running Nov. 30 through Dec. 15. Group rates are available. Or consider tickets to PTC’s remaining plays this 2012-2013 season:

The comedy The Philadelphia Story, Jan. 11 – 26
Tony Award-winning Clybourne Park, Feb. 15 – Mar. 2
Classic comedy The Odd Couple, Mar. 22 – Apr. 6
Les Misérables returns! May 3 – Jun. 1

In the spirit of Charles Dickens and the holiday season, Pioneer Theatre is asking ticket holders to bring non-perishable food items and drop them off in the theater lobby during its presentation of A Christmas Carol: The Musical. For each pound of food collected, Wells Fargo Bank will give $1, up to $10,000.  Call the box office at 801-581-6961 or visit online

GIVE THE GIFT OF LEARNING: CONTINUING EDUCATION
Change someone’s life this holiday season with the gift of learning. A gift certificate from Continuing Education at the U opens the door to more than 3,000 classes with options for everyone. From professional certification to summer youth camps, from grad school exam prep to hundreds of hands-on classes for all ages—recreation, art, business, language, home and garden, healthy living, and much more—you’re sure to find the perfect fit for anyone on your list. Find a complete list of classes or more information here or call 801-581-6461.

GIVE THE GIFT OF GETTING FIT
Give more than a gift this season—give something that can promote good health. PEAK Health and Fitness offers a wide variety of health and fitness merchandise and services
•         U employee fitness classes:  Pilates, circuit training, yoga, and more!
•         Fitness testing and services: Bod Pod (%fat) analysis, resting metabolic rate testing, personal training
•         Nutrition services: Diet analysis, individual or group consultations, cooking classes
•         Fitness merchandise: Yoga mats, pedometers, foam rollers, etc.
•         Gift certificates: Not sure what to get? We offer gift certificates in any amount.
PEAK Health and Fitness is a clinic of the Exercise and Sport Science Department and the Division of Nutrition within the College of Health. Click here for more information or call 801-585-7325.

ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE AT MARRIOTT LIBRARY
Print a book in minutes or create a personalized publication for that special someone from the Espresso Book Machine at the Marriott Library. Go to the Reserve Desk on level 2 of the library. For more information call 801-581-6049 or send email.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH PRESS
Give the gift of reading! The University of Utah Press has several “gifty” titles available, including a book of essays on Clint Eastwood, one on the historic homes of Salt Lake’s Avenues district, and another on the foods of the Mormon pioneers.

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH TRUNK SHOWS
Get your holiday shopping started at these jewelry trunk shows featuring artists from the museum’s award-winning store—recipient of Salt Lake Magazine’s 2012 Best of the Beehive award for Most Unique Jewelry.  Located in the Canyon, the museum’s free space.

Friday, Nov. 30and Saturday Dec. 1, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Olga Lubarsky –Baltic amber jewelry; Jessica Bolda-locally made beaded and found object jewelry; Jennifer Boyle –locally hand crafted sterling charm and gemstone jewelry inspired by nature.; Nancy Jorgensen-locally made beaded gem and mineral jewelry.

Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fred Wilhelmsen-locally handmade copper jewelry; Kim Kendell-locally made  gem and mineral jewelry; Jessica Bolda-locally made beaded and found object jewelry; Nancy Jorgensen- locally made beaded gem and mineral jewelry. 

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH WEDNESDAY HOLIDAY SHOPPING NIGHTS
Wednesday Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Shop at the museum’s unique store, offering 10 percent off all purchases from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. each of these nights.  Members of the museum will receive an extra 10 percent off from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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