College of the Ozarks to host holiday events in November, December


College of the Ozarks
Media Contact: Valorie Coleman, Public Relations Director
Office: (417) 690-2212 Cell: (417) 365-2727
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Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018


POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks has numerous events open to the public in celebrating the Christmas season.

Concert Band Christmas Concert

The College of the Ozarks Concert Band will perform on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in The Keeter Center Royal Oak Forum. The concert is free and open to the public.

Winter Production - Anatomy of Gray

The College of the Ozarks Theatre Department will present “Anatomy of Gray” as their winter production.

Performances will take place Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 3, at 7:30 p.m.; and Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium. Cost for performances are as follows: adults, $10; senior citizens, $8; students (non-College of the Ozarks), $8; children (12 and under), $6. College Associates (contact development office) will be admitted free upon showing Associates card. Associate guests are $5.00.

To reserve tickets, call the theatre department box office at (417) 690-2626.

Jazz Ensemble Concert

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble will present a concert on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Auditorium on campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble is a high energy group comprised of both non-music and music majors performing a wide variety of jazz styles, including swing, funk, rockabilly, and shuffle.

“Come and join the College of the Ozarks Jazz Ensemble for a great evening of live jazz,” said Dr. Kevin Powers, assistant professor of music and director of bands. “The concert will feature talented members of our music faculty, along with gifted student jazz performers.”


“Our Man Bill,” by Doug Beach
“White Heat,” by Jeff Jarvis
“Rhapsody in Blue,” by George Gershwin, arranged by Gordon Goodwin
“Silver Bells,” by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, arranged by George Stone
“Magic Flea,” by Sammy Nestico
“Vine Street Rumble,” by Benny Carter

Annual Christmas Card to the Community

The annual Christmas Card to the Community worship services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel.

The true spirit of the Christmas season will fill the chapel as C of O vocalists and musicians share their talents throughout the worship service in a traditional Christmas service presenting hymns, traditional carols, and opportunities for congregational participation. The C of O Orchestra, Handbell Choir, Chorale, and Chapel Choir will provide music.

The service will include Scripture readings, student solos, and a candlelight singing of “Silent Night.”

Following both worship services, attendees may enjoy a fruitcake reception in the fellowship hall in the basement of Williams Memorial Chapel.

Events at The Keeter Center

Chocolate Lover’s Tea

The annual Chocolate Lover’s Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 1 p.m. at The Keeter Center. Guests will enjoy an elegant afternoon complete with live music, an assortment of hot teas, tea sandwiches, pastries, and scones while gathered near the grand fireplace of The Keeter Center lobby.

Cost for the event is $35 for adults, ages 12 and up, and $17.50 for children, ages 3 to 11.

New Year’s Eve Celebration

A New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place on Monday, Dec. 31, with seating beginning at 5 p.m. The evening will feature dancing, live music, and a sparkling cider toast. Activities end at 8 p.m.

The dinner will consist of a farm-to-fork inspired, four-course meal for $55 per person. Special New Year’s Eve lodge rates are also available for the evening.

For special lodge rates for New Year’s Eve and reservations for both events, call The Keeter Center at (417) 690-2100 or go online at and click on Special Events.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.