Ed­u­ca­tion con­fer­ence

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Mu­nic­i­pal The­ater, Jdei­deh

Dec. 8, 9 a.m.

The Friends of Pub­lic Schools As­so­ci­a­tion will hold an con­fer­ence ti­tled “Pub­lic Schools, for the Bet­ter” un­der the pa­tron­age of care­taker Ed­u­ca­tion Minister Mar­wan Ha­madeh.

En­trepreneur­ship con­fer­ence

Ra­mada Plaza ho­tel, Raouche

Dec. 8, 10 a.m.

The Cre­ate Think­ing Cen­ter will hold a con­fer­ence ti­tled “Arab Cre­ativ­ity and En­trepreneur­ship: Trans­for­ma­tions and Chal­lenges” in con­junc­tion with the Arab Change Mak­ers group, un­der the pa­tron­age of Prime Minister-des­ig­nate Saad Hariri.

Char­ity telethon

In­sti­tut Fran­cais du Liban, Mathaf

Dec. 8, 10 a.m.

The Al­sa­tians of Le­banon as­so­ci­a­tion will hold its an­nual Christ­mas telethon at the In­sti­tut Fran­cais cul­tural cen­ter in co­op­er­a­tion with the French Con­sulate. The event will fea­ture craft stalls, gift shops and var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing a film screen­ing.

Sagesse Sports Club meet­ing

Club Sagesse, Sagesse

Dec. 8, noon

The Sagesse Sports Club will hold a gen­eral meet­ing of its board mem­bers.

Trans­parency panel dis­cus­sion

Teatro Verdun, Verdun

Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m.

The Le­banese Trans­parency As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a panel dis­cus­sion on the Right to Ac­cess to In­for­ma­tion Law to mark World Anti-Cor­rup­tion Day, fo­cus­ing on en­hanc­ing trans­parency in the petroleum sec­tor.

Arab so­cial net­work launch

Cen­ter for Arab Unity Stud­ies, Hamra

Dec. 8, 4 p.m.

The Cen­ter for Arab Unity Stud­ies launches the first Ara­bic read­ing so­cial plat­form.

Dhour Choueir Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties

Dhour Choueir

Dec. 8, start­ing 4:30 p.m.

The Dhour Choueir Sa­lon de Noel will open with a mu­si­cal recital fol­lowed by the light­ing of a Christ­mas tree in the pub­lic square at 6 p.m., which will be ac­com­pa­nied by the In­ter­nal Se­cu­rity Forces orches­tra.

Ba­troun Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions

Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, Ba­troun

Dec. 8, start­ing 4:30 p.m.

Bank of Beirut Chair­man Salim Sfeir will light the Bank of Beirut Christ­mas tree in front of the bank’s Ba­troun branch, fol­lowed by the open­ing of the Ba­troun Christ­mas ex­hi­bi­tion at Ba­trouniyat restau­rant un­der the pa­tron­age of Chan­tal Aoun Bas­sil. At 5 p.m., Ba­troun’s Christ­mas Vil­lage will open its doors.

Christ­mas lights il­lu­mi­na­tion cer­e­mony

Basil­ica of Our Lady of Man­tara, Magh­doushe

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Magh­doushe’s Christ­mas lights will be turned on in the cen­tral square of the Basil­ica of Our Lady of Man­tara in the pres­ence of MPs Bahia Hariri and Michel Musa, Mayor Raif Younan and Melkite Greek Catholic Arch­bishop Elie Had­dad.

Bik­faya Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions

Cen­tral square, Bik­faya

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

For­mer Pres­i­dent Amine Ge­mayel and other dig­ni­taries will at­tend the open­ing of Bik­faya-Mhei­de­theh’s Christ­mas mar­ket and the cer­e­mony for the turn­ing on of the Christ­mas lights.

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