December 2021 Events Calendar


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Benefits Open Enrollment 2022 (US)

Monday November 22 – Sunday December 5

It's time to review your benefits and make changes to your elections! Visit Plansource to elect your employee benefits now.

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Thursday November 28 – Saturday December 6

Happy Hanukkah! The Festival of Lights commemorates the recovery of Jerusalem and the Second Temple during the Maccabean Revolt. Lighting a menorah and frying up latkes during the holiday celebrates the miracle of oil, when a day's worth of oil burned for eight days and nights. With special foods, blessings, rituals, songs, and gifts, Hanukkah is a bright time at the beginning of the winter.

at the Rhoen mountain range in Germany

Winter Solstice

Tuesday December 21

Happy first day of winter! As the Earth rotates through the shortest day of the year, we can look forward to lengthening days ahead.

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Dennis Group End-of-Year Town Hall

Thursday December 23

Hear CEO Tom Dennis address the state of DG and what to expect in the new year.

Fir Tree decorated with christmas balls on rustic wood and sparkles / defocused lights on the backgorund. Copy space for creative use.

Christmas Day

Saturday December 25

Merry Christmas! This religious and cultural festival is celebrated around the globe by the religious and the secular alike. With carols, gift-giving, tree decorating, and special foods, Christmas is a much-beloved holiday... especially by children eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus!

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Boxing Day

Sunday December 26

Happy Boxing Day! Originally a day meant for giving gifts to those in need, Boxing Day is now largely a day of shopping deals and top-tier football matches... and some much-needed time to digest the previous day's Christmas dinner!

Kwanzaa Table Candles Glowing


Sunday December 26 – Saturday January 1

Happy Kwanzaa! Kwanzaa is an seven day African-American celebration of culture based on various harvest festival traditions from around the African continent. Each of the seven days is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. 

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DG Holiday Parties!

Friday December 3 - Brazil holiday party @ Goose Island Brewhouse, 7pm
Friday December 10 - Toronto holiday party @ Trattoria Nervosa, 7pm
Friday December 10 - Springfield holiday party @ Hotel Northampton, 6pm
Thursday December 16 - Springfield in-house potluck, Noon
Friday December 17 - Salt Lake City holiday party @ Party City Ski Resort
Saturday December 18 - Cambridge holiday party
Thursday December 23 - ALL OFFICES - In-house party!
Saturday January 8 - Battle Creek holiday party @ Kalamazoo Air Zoo

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Safety Committee Meetings

Want to help make DG safer? Contact Chris Klesse to join DG's safety committee meetings.

Tuesday December 14, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday December 14, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday December 15, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday December 16, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)
Thursday December 16, noon EDT (Springfield)

If you have any events that you'd like us to include this month or in future months, let us know!
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