Men’s rugby team hosts second annual blood drive 

The UC Santa Barbara men’s rugby team is holding its second annual blood drive on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of the Thunderdome, adjacent to the main campus bike path.

The drive is open to all UCSB students. 

Arts and Crafts at UCSB invites students to soap making night 

Arts and Crafts at UCSB is hosting a soap making night on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. at North Hall 1006. 

The event will also cover topics on financial sustainability and lessening the use of plastic.

All materials will be provided, along with snacks. 

Arts & Lectures presents Audra McDonald 

Arts & Lectures invited Audra McDonald for its “in Concert” series on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall. 

“Enjoy an intimate evening with a national treasure as Audra McDonald – winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards and an Emmy – performs works from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and beyond,” the Shoreline description read

UCSB Sustainability discusses local flora with natural dyes workshop

Edible Campus Program and Nature Wellbeing Program will discuss the preservation of local flora in a natural dyes workshop on Friday, Dec. 1, from 10-11 a.m. at the Methodist Garden in Isla Vista. 

Materials will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring reusable cloth, tote bags, cotton clothes, tea towels or linens. 

In this workshop, we will collect our favorite flowers, plants, and leaves at Methodist garden and learn how to preserve their beautiful imprints and colors,” the Shoreline description read

Trans and Queer Commission and Edible Campus Program present scavenger hunt 

Trans and Queer Commission and Edible Campus Program are hosting a rainbow scavenger hunt for LGBTQ+ identifying students on Friday, Dec. 1, from 12-1 p.m. at the UCSB Greenhouse Garden Project in I.V.

Enjoy a fun rainbow scavenger hunt through the garden to get to know other queer students and what’s growing in GHGP,” the Shoreline description read

Snacks will be provided. 

UCSB Sustainability hosts workshop on managing anxiety

UCSB Sustainability is presenting a workshop on managing anxiety and panic attacks on Friday, Dec. 1, from 1-2 p.m. at the Methodist Garden in I.V. 

Get an opportunity to learn about different strategies that can help with controlling and preventing Anxiety/Panic attacks in a natural environment,” the Shoreline description read. “Become aware of signals and practice some exercises in nature to maintain a healthy mind and body.”

The Public Domain Players presents fall festival 

The Public Domain Players, a student-produced theater group, is preparing for its second annual “Out of the Hat Fall Festival” through an informational on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6-8 p.m. at the I.V. Community Center. 

The festival is sponsored by I.V. Arts, the English Department and The Early Modern Center. 

MultiCultural Center hosts open mic with Melina F. Poinsettia 

The MultiCultural Center (MCC) is hosting its quarterly open mic, featuring Miss Ventura 2023 Melina F. Poinsettia, on Friday, Dec. 1, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the MCC Lounge. 

“This quarterly open mic is for anyone to express themselves using creative outlets including spoken word, poetry, music and dance,” the Shoreline description read

Students are encouraged to register on Shoreline to attend. 

Community Affairs Board beautifies Friendship Manor 

The Associated Students Community Affairs Board is inviting students to help with landscaping at Friendship Manor Retirement Home on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Free Woodstock’s pizza will be provided. 

Students are encouraged to sign up at a designated link on Shoreline. 

Association for Women in Mathematics hosts hiking social 

The Association for Women in Mathematics is hosting a hike social on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9-11 a.m. at the Los Carneros Park Trail. 

The group will head to Kin Bakeshop in Goleta for coffee and donuts thereafter. 

Students must sign up for carpooling purposes. 

Office of International Students & Scholars discusses F-1 employment 

The Office of International Students & Scholars is hosting an in-person workshop on F-1 employment on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Student Resource Building multipurpose room. 

Join OISS for a CPT + OPT Workshop covering the details and differences in these work authorizations, followed by Q&A,” the Shoreline description read.

The workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate F-1 visa holders.  

UCSB Nature Wellbeing Program hosts mindfulness collaging 

The UCSB Nature Wellbeing Program is hosting a mindfulness collaging workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the St. Michael’s University Church. 

All necessary materials will be provided. 

Arts & Lectures presents Mariachi Sol de México

Arts & Lectures is presenting Mariachi Sol de México in a holiday music concert special on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Theater. 

“Experience holiday magic as José Hernández leads the renowned Mariachi Sol de México in a festive celebration that blends traditional Christmas carols and elements of Las Posadas,” the Shoreline description read

A version of this article appeared on p. 2 of the Nov 30, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.

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Asumi Shuda
Asumi Shuda (they/them) is the Co Lead News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Shuda was the Community Outreach News Editor for the 2022-23 school year and the 2021-22 school year and an Assistant News Editor during the 2020-21 school year. They can be reached at asumishuda@dailynexus.com or news@dailynexus.com.