This year’s Annual Christmas Booktalk will be held from 4-5 p.m. in the library auditorium on level 1. Anita Charles will present. The event is free and open to the campus community and the public. It is sponsored by the BYU HBLL Farnsworth Juvenile Literature Library and the BYU Bookstore.
Chaplain Vivienne Faurot will give a presentation on St. Francis of Assisi and his philanthropic/humanitarian nature, particularly for animals. It will be from 11 a.m. to noon in SC 214.
Due to its popularity, the Department of Theatre and Media Arts has extended the production of “The Elephant Man.” It will also play Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 16-19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, 801-422-4322, byuarts.com/tickets.
“The Ring and the Cross: Tolkien and Lewis” will be the lecture topic for Paul Kerry, associate professor of history at BYU, and Tim Slover, associate professor of Theatre and Media Arts at the University of Utah, at 4 p.m. 238 Herald R. Clark Building. The lecture is sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, and admission is free.
The William A. Wilson Folklore Archives will hold its annual founder’s lecture in the library auditorium on level 1 at 7 p.m. David Dollahite, a professor in the School of Family Life will speak; his remarks are titled “Turning Hearts to God and Family through Telling and Writing Sacred Stories.”
In honor of the 50th anniversary of BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, the museum will sponsor a research symposium showcasing the history of the archaeology and museums at BYU from 1 to 5 p.m. in B192 JFSB.
Carolyn Grow Dailey, president/CEO of Ascend, will speak on “Career Reflections: Nonprofit” at 4 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
The MPC is inviting couples to experience a night of culture, crafts and fun at its Culture-Me-Mine date night. The date night will be run by a group of BYU recreational management and youth leadership students and will take place at 7 p.m.
The SCERA is producing a Christmas variety show called “Home For The Holidays,” and is holding auditions on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures at Brigham Young University is now featuring a story time for toddlers and preschoolers every Friday at 11 a.m. during the school year.
The Folklore Society of Utah will hold its 2011 annual meeting. The meeting will be held in the HBLL (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) and the Hinckley Alumni Center. A catered lunch will be served, RSVP required. Registration is online at utahfolklore.org. For more information contact Folklore Society of Utah at or FSU president Lisa Duskin-Goede at 435-713-1426.
The “Education in Zion” exhibit at BYU offers family home evening tours every second and fourth Mondays in the Joseph F. Smith Building at 7 p.m.