Annual Crib Blessing To Take Place This Afternoon. The Annual Crib Blessing and Holiday High Tea will take place at the corner of Grand and Lindell at 4:15 p.m. with the High Tea at 4:30 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier College Church Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils and Campus Ministry. Please RSVP to the Office of Student Life at 977-2805.

SLU To Fill Church With Christmas Sounds. Saint Louis University Mastersingers, University Chorale and Community Choir, guest soloists and string ensemble will present A Christmas Choral Concert on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The concert will take place at St. Francis Xavier College Church at Lindell and Grand Boulevards. The concert is free and open to the public. The program includes Mozart’s “Ave Verum,” the traditional “O Tannenbaum,” and other works. The largest part of the program consists of the major choruses of Handel’s “The Messiah.” For more information, call 977-2410.

SLU Theatre To Present One-Act Festival. Three one-act plays will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Saturday, Dec. 9 in the studio theatre in Xavier Hall.

Wednesday’s program will be repeated on Friday, and Thursday’s program will be repeated on Saturday. Tickets are $5 to $8. Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended. For more information, call 977-3327.

Interfaith Prayer Service And Reception To Feature Activists. “Something Worth Living For.” will commemorate the lives and witness of Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan, martyrs of El Salvador twenty years ago on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at 6271 Delmar.

Also hear from activists who rallied in Ft. Benning, Ga. to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA). Before and after the prayer service, all are invited to do holiday shopping at Plowsharing Crafts.

The Interfaith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA) gets up to 20 percent of the sales that evening. Everything sold at Plowsharing comes from a fair trade workplace. Call 721-2977 or e-mail [email protected] for more info.

Wine Tasting To Benefit Child Abuse Prevention. The Child Abuse Prevention Task Force of Saint Louis University School of Medicine will hold its “Sixth Annual Spirits of Giving Wine Tasting Fundraiser” from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The event will be held in the multipurpose room at the School of Allied Health Professions on SLU’s Health Sciences Center campus. The event will include tastes from eight excellent Missouri wineries as well as appetizers, raffle prizes and live jazz music. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Matthew’s Bookstore on the HSC campus or at the door.

Participating wineries include Buffalo Creek Winery, Hermannhof Winery, Les Bourgeois Winery, La Dolce Vita Vineyard, Meramec Vineyards, Peaceful Bend Winery and St. James Winer. Proceeds from the event benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, a volunteer group of medical students committed to child sexual abuse prevention. For more information on the Task Force, call the department of community and family medicine at 577-8527.

Tommy Jeans Presents The Colleges.Com Full RideTM Sweepstakes. Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with to launch the “Full RideTM Sweepstakes,” a scholarship that will award one student the Grand Prize: Four years worth of college tuition, room & board, Tommy Jeans clothing, Hilfiger dorm and bathroom gear, shower and body products and a four-year car lease. The complete prize structure including additional first, second and third prizes, has a face value of more than $120,000.

U.S. residents aged 15 years and older are eligible to enter and can do so by logging on to and by Dec. 30. The offer is also open to students wishing to apply to graduate school. Sweepstake winners will be selected by random drawing on Jan. 15, 2001.