A collection of student graphic novels will be released on Friday at Better World Books.

The second edition of "Goshen Graphix" contains seven graphic novels created by students in the May 2010 Graphic Novel class.

Better World Books will be hosting a release party at 5 p.m. on the same day. Four student novelists—Nate Day, Josh Delp, Mary Roth and Elspeth Stalter—will present their favorite pages and reflect upon their work.

The two editors, Mary Roth and Anna Ruth, will also share their experience piecing together the book—a process which included scanning, photo editing and final corrections.

Light refreshments will be provided at the release.

Musical entertainment at First Fridays includes Craig Brenner & the Crawdads from Bloomington, Ind. This group of six will play their New Orleans influenced blues, boogie, jazz and R&B music in the Goshen Theater starting at 8 p.m.

The Goshen High School Crimsonaires will  perform a free concert in the First Presbyterian Church at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. The group is known for their energetic singing and dancing.

For anyone interested in getting into the holiday spirit, Christmas carolers will sing at the corner of Washington Street and Main Street at 6:30 p.m. and a tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. on West Washington Street.