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Moms Weekend

April 4—April 6, 2014 

Historically, one of the most popular weekends of the year is Moms Weekend. All Ohio University moms are invited to join us in Athens for a very special time.

** The events listed below are from our 2014 Moms Weekend. We will begin updating our event list for the 2015 Moms Weekend in early March 2015. Please use the schedule below as an indication of the types of events we typically host for this special weekend. **

The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local availabilities through their "Where To Stay" website located here.  The Hocking Hills also offers a lodging directory, too.  Their "Where To Stay" website is located here.

Ohio University is committed to ensuring its programs, services, and activities are accessible to students, faculty, staff and the general public with disabilities, who visit or attend a campus-sponsored event. If you have an accommodation need, question or concern related to participating in any of our Parents Weekend activities please contact Emma Clark at ec331007@ohio.edu by Wednesday, April 2 at 3:00pm.

Native American Jewelry Sale

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Kennedy Museum of Art, Lin Hall 

Friends of Kennedy are sponsoring their annual Native American Jewelry Show & Sale during Moms Weekend. Brighten up your spring wardrobe or surprise a mother in your life with an authentic, beautifully handmade gift from our collection.

Cost of tickets: Free entry into the museum, cost of jewelry varies. Proceeds benefit the museum education department.

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Moms Weekend Dinner Theater: Dial M for Murder

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 6:00PM, Baker University Center Ballroom 

Please join us for an evening of fun with Mystery's Most Wanted, a participatory theater troupe out of Pittsburgh, PA.

You're invited to the Fates Motel for Mother Fates' 100th birthday celebration. Be sure to bathe her in the spotlight and shower her with attention, but take care to soak up the ambiance of the historic rooming house and the soap opera about to take place inside. We promise that you'll never feel clean again. 

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Movie Screening: "The Wizard of Oz"

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM, The Athena Cinema - Uptown Athens 

To celebrate Ohio University Moms Weekend and the 75th Anniversary of it's release, the Athena will be hosting 5 special screenings of the beloved classic, "Wizard of Oz"! 

Cost of ticket: $5.00/person for matinees (before 6:00 PM) or $6.50 per person evening shows

Additional screenings throughout the weekend:

  • Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 Pm and 7:00 PM

 

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Manic Moms 2

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., The Prokos Venue, 89 E. Carpenter St., Athens 

Mom's back at college, and what better way to celebrate with your student than some sketch comedy and live 70's rock-and-roll? Ohio Valley Live presents our second installment of live rock-and-roll performances, edgy sketch comedy and everything in-between! Thanks to mentoring and material from Shadowbox Live of Columbus and our seasoned and captivating comic performers/singers backed by the local student OVL house band The Wholehearted Halfwits, you can get it "Any Way You Want It"! Two shows a night conveniently timed to get dinner first or enjoy the rest of your evening in Athens after.

Snacks and cash bar available. Easy walk from campus. 

Cost of tickets: $15 per person

For questions regarding this event please contact Marlo Tinkham at 740-818-4966 or tinkhamm@ohio.edu

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"Woof & Wine" Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Baker University Center Multipurpose Room (Baker 240/242) 

Join ACHS for the second Annual Woof & Wine Tasting Fundraiser! Our wine educator will take you through a selection of decadent wines as you sip from your souvenir wine glass. Enjoy a selection of cheeses and crackers, make memories with Mom in a photo booth, try your luck with door prizes and, of course, expect live music! The silent auction will include a wide selection of gifts for both students and moms from local retailers and services.

Cost of ticket: $20 per person. All proceeds benefit the Athens County Humane Society

Tickets will be on sale on the 1st floor of Baker University Center during the following times (note: only debit or credit cards will be accepted for payment):

  • Wednesday, March 26 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 27 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Outside 4th floor Baker this day, not 1st floor)
  • Tuesday, April 1 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 2 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 3 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
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Sil Lai Adrams: Empower. Advocte. Insprire

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM, Baker University Theater (2nd Floor) 

Bring your moms and friends to meet national speaker, Sil Lai Abrams, and discuss not only the important issue of relationship violence/domestic violence but how to positively empower & transform oneself and others! 

Proceeds/Donations from this event will support our local women's shelter, My Sister's Place!

Sponsored by: OMSAR, Residential Housing, Women's & Gender Studies, The Women's Center, Survioror Advocacy Program, Diversity & Inclusion, LGBT Center, BSCPB, University College and the Multicultural Center

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Stargazing and Campfire at the Ridges

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8:00 PM - Midnight, The Ridges 

Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Trip departs at 8:00 PM and returns at midnight.

Registration: $8 fee includes transportation and campfire snacks.

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Moms Weekend Golf Outing

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:00AM, Ohio University Golf Course 

Enjoy the spring weather with a round of golf at the Ohio University Golf Course. Bagels, muffins, donuts, coffee and juice will be provided in the morning and a full catered lunch after the outing. Prizes include student semester golf membership, golf passes for parents, golf polos and more.

Registration: $80 a pair, call the Ohio University Golf and Tennis Center at (740) 593-4669 to purchase tickets. Please have your credit card ready.

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14th Annual Moms Walk for a Cure

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 9:30AM, Ping Recreation Center, Area D & E 

Join the University Program Council (UPC) for a walk to support the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research on this Moms Weekend. There will be a photo booth, remembrance wall, raffles, performances and a speaker. 

On-site registration begins at 9:30 AM. Performances and speaker will start at 10:00 AM. The walk will begin after the speaker around 10:30 AM.

Registration: $20 per person, includes t-shirt. Registration will be online or UPC will have a table outside the 4th floor of Baker Center from Mon.-Frid., March 30-April 4 from noon-2:00pm.

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2nd Annual Lady Cats Flag Football Tournament

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Peden Stadium 

Ohio University's 2nd Annual Lady Cats Flag Football Tournament will be held on Moms Weekend this year! Invite your moms, aunts, friends and family to participate or attend the event. This event is sponsored by Ohio University's Campus Recreation and all proceeds will be donated to the O'Bleness Women's Health Fund.

This is a team event with teams consisting of 7-10 women. Each participant will receive a Lady Cat's t-shirt (if they sing up before March 28) and lunch will be provided for everyone on the day of the event.

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Native American Jewelry Sale

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Kennedy Museum of Art, Lin Hall 

Friends of Kennedy are sponsoring their annual Native American Jewelry Show & Sale during Moms Weekend. Brighten up your spring wardrobe or surprise a mother in your life with an authentic, beautiful handmade gift from our collection.

Cost of tickets: Free entry into the museum, cost of jewelry varies. Proceeds benefit the museum education department.

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Zip Line Adventure

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00AM - Noon and 1:00PM - 5:00PM, Outdoor Pursuits' Ropes Course 

Calling all Moms and students - head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb to the take-off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Moms Weekend, so sign up early.

Registration: $22 fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

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Old Mans Cave Day Hike

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00AM - 3:00PM, Old Mans Cave 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Mans Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. A great way to spend the day with your Mother! Trip departs at 10:00 AM and returns at 3:00 PM.

Registration: $18 fee includes transportation and guide staff.

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Moms Weekend Expo

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Multicultural Center, 205 Baker University Center 

Join the Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) at their annual Moms Weekend Expo. The Expo will provide students and their moms with an afternoon of food, fun and entertainment. Stop by for line dancing, massages, arts and crafts, food and much more fun!

Cost of tickets: FREE for all participants 

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Moms Market

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Ping Recreation Center, Area D & E 

Moms and students are invited to the Ping Center to browse booths featuring jewelry, apparel & crafts from local area vendors. There is everything from plants and jewelry to baked goods and purses!

Cost of admission: Free

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Moms Weekend Zumbathon

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Ping Recreation Center, Area A 

Join us for an exciting dance workout at the Ping Center's Moms Weekend Zumbathon! Bring your moms and join the upbeat workout party with our instructors.

Cost: $5 per person

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Moms Weekend Photo-Op and Cookie Decorating

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Bobcat Student Lounge (Baker Center 1st Floor)  

Bring your mom for cookie decorating and pictures with fun props in front of our Ohio University backdrop to support Friends of the Shelter Dogs! This event is sponsored by co-ed service fraternity of Alpha Phi Omega.

Cost of event: The event is open to everyone and does not require tickets. Alpha Phi Omega will be accepting donations which will go toward Friends of the Shelter Dogs

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Creative Expressions Photo Booth

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from Noon - 4:00 PM, Baker University Table - Ouside 4th Floor of Baker Center 

Get a photo to remember Ohio University Moms Weekend 2014! There will be a photo booth with props set up to have your photo taken and printed for you. This event is hosted by Creative Expressions.

Cost of event: Donations accepted

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It's a Hard Knox Life

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, Ohio University Aquatic Center 

The OU Synchronized Swimming Team will perform to songs from musicals and will have wide variety sure to please. Make sure you are here for the great intermission show performed by Kelsey Crowley. Come check it out!

Cost of ticket: $5 at the door

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Moms Weekend Fashion Show

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:00 Noon, Baker University Center Ballroom (4th Floor) 

Join the Fashion Associates their 2014 Moms Weekend Fashion Show. Doors open at noon for the purchase of  raffle tickets and the runway show begins at 1:00 PM.

Cost of ticket: Entrance to the event is free 

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Mom's Weekend Choral Concert

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

Bring your mom, family and friends to the annual Choral Concert on Moms Weekend. Under the conduction Daniel Hall and Paul Mayhew, the concert will feature the University Singers, Singing Men of Ohio, and the Ohio Women's Ensemble.

Cost of ticket: This event is FREE and open to the public

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Take the Cake

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:30PM, 3:30PM and 4:30PM, Maggie Davis Room 120, Baker University Center 

Decorate a cake with your mom and then take in home to enjoy! A professional cake decorator will assist you and your loved one in decorating your own confectionery invention. This event is sponsored by the University Program Council.

Cost of tickets: $12/cake/pair. Only one ticket will need to be purchased per pair. There will be a limit of 16 pairs per session.

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Moms Bowl

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 3:00PM - 6:00PM, Roller Bowl  

Join the Ohio University Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters and bowl with your mom to help support the Big Brothers Big Sisters after-school and community-based programs for underprivileged children. Roller Bowl will be reserved entirely for this event.

Cost of ticket: $10, including shoe rentals and door prizes.

For more information please contact Tracy Kelly at director@bbbsathens.org or 740-797-0037

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Movie Screening: "The Wizard of Oz"

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, The Athena Cinema - Uptown Athens 

To celebrate Ohio University Moms Weekend and the 75th Anniversary of it's release, the Athena will be hosting 5 special screenings of the beloved classic, "Wizard of Oz"!

Cost of ticket: $5.00/person for matinees (before 6:00 PM) or $6.50/person evening shows

Additional screenings throughout the weekend:

  • Friday, April 4 at 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 6 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM

 

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Phi Beta Sigma's 20th Annual Moms Cabaret

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Walter Hall Rotunda 

Our Mom's Cabaret is a special event where we like to showcase student talent for the local community. Our goal is to provide an amazing experience for students and their mothers. We hope that students will bring their mothers, family and friends for this great event. Enjoy an evening of great food, a great program and end your night with line dancing for all!

Cost of ticket: Tickets will be $5 

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Manic Moms 2

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., The Prokos Venue, 89 E. Carpenter St., Athens 

Mom's back at college, and what better way to celebrate with your student than some sketch comedy and live 70's rock-and-roll? Ohio Valley Live presents our second installment of live rock-and-roll performances, edgy sketch comedy and everything in-between! Thanks to mentoring and material from Shadowbox Live of Columbus and our seasoned and captive comic performers/singers backed by the local student OVL house band, The Wholehearted Halfwits, you can get it "Any Way You Want It"! Two shows a night conveniently timed to get dinner first and enjoy the rest of your evening in Athens after.

Snacks and cash bar available. Easy walk from campus.

Cost of tickets: $15 per person

For questions regarding this event please contact Marlo Tinkham at 740-818-4966 or tinkhamm@ohio.edu

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Loni Love

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00PM, Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

Special Moms Weekend Event!

Co-Host of the new daytime talk show "The Real"
Guest DJ for "The Ellen Show"
Regular on "Chelsea Lately"
Co-host of "CafeMocha Radio" Show
Author of the book "Love Him of Leave Him"

LONI LOVE is a one of the busiest women in comedy, balancing her stand up career at comedy clubs and colleges nationwide while appearing on shows such as a Premium Blend, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, VH1's I Love the 70's/80's/90's, and Comics Unleashed. Named Campus Activities Magazine's "Hot Comic" in 2009 and one of Variety's "Top Ten Comics to Watch" Loni has starred in two of her own Comedy Central specials and is a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately.

NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.

Cost of tickets: $15 General Admission 

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Interrobang!?: A Women's Comedy Show

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Baker University Theater (2nd Floor) 

Love women? Love comedy? Love giving money to a great organization? PERFECT! Bring your mom, bring your sister, bring everyone you know, bring your $3 donation (price of entrance) which goes to My Sister's Place, and bring a smile because yours is beautiful.

Things we've got:

  • Live Sketches
  • Video Sketches
  • Blue Pencil Comedy
  • Black Sheep Improv
  • Drunk Poetry
  • Sober Poetry
  • Original Songs by R. Lewis and H. Ticoras
  • AND a SUPER SPECIAL CAST

Cost of ticket: $3 Suggested Donation

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Stargazing and Campfire at the Ridges

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 8:00 PM - Midnight, The Ridges 

Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Trip departs at 8:00 PM and returns at midnight.

Registration: $8 fee includes transportation and campfire snacks.

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39th Annual Miss Bronze Pagent

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Baker University Center Ballroom (4th Floor) 

The Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will be hosting their annual women's empowerment program aimed to uplift the women of Ohio University's campus. The Miss Bronze Pageant will consist of eight contestants competing in this beauty competition where they display their talents and personalities for the grand prize of a $500 scholarship.

Cost of tickets: $5 Pre-sale tickets; $10 tickets at the door

Please contact Jordan Tyner with questions at jt236310@ohio.edu or 614-598-4108. 

Follow Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Phi Chapter on Twitter and Instagram: @OU_PHI1919

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Bowl for Kids' Sake

Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Roller Bowl  

Form a team of 2-5 bowlers with your mom and friends, enjoy some bowling, food, a free t-shirt and fun in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County! 

Their is not set cost to attend. The Ohio University Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters is just asking for donations to participate!

Please contact Tracy Kelly at director@bbbathens.org or (740) 797-0037 with any questions.

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Movie Screening: "The Wizard of Oz"

Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, The Athena Cinema - Uptown Athens 

To celebrate Ohio University Moms Weekend and the 75th Anniversary of its release, the Athena will be hosting 5 special screenings of the beloved classic, "Wizard of Oz"!

Cost of ticket: $5.00/person for matinees (before 6:00 PM) or $6.50/person for evening shows

Additional screenings throughout the weekend:

  • Friday, April 4 at 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM
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Zip Line Adventure

Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 10:00AM - Noon and 1:00PM - 5:00PM, Outdoor Pursuits' Ropes Course 

Calling all Moms and students - head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb to the take-off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Moms Weekend, so sign up early.

Registration: $22 fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

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Throughout the Weekend 

Native American Jewelry Sale

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 2014 from 10:00AM - 6:00PM, Kennedy Museum of Art, Lin Hall 

Friends of the Kennedy are sponsoring their annual Native American Jewelry Show & Sale during Moms Weekend. Brighten up your spring wardrobe or surprise a mother in your life with an authentic, beautiful handmade gift from our collection.

Cost of tickets: Free entry into the museum, cost of jewelry varies. Proceeds benefit the museum education department.

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Manic Moms 2

Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., The Prokos Venue, 89 E. Carpenter St., Athens 

Mom's back at college, and what better way to celebrate with your student than some sketch comedy and live 70's rock-and-roll? Ohio Valley Live presents our second installment of live rock-and-roll performances, edgy sketch comedy and everything in-between! Thanks to mentoring and material from Shadowbox Live of Columbus and our seasoned and captive comic performers/singers backed by the local student OVL house band, The Whole Halfwits, you can get it "Any Way You Want It"! Two shows a night conveniently timed to get dinner first or enjoy the rest of your evening in Athens after.

Snacks and cash bar available. Easy walk from campus.

Cost of tickets: $15 per person

For questions regarding this event please contact Marlo Tinkham at 740-818-4966 or tinkhamm@ohio.edu

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For more information on the Ohio Valley Summer Theater



Contact Information

For Lodging

Local hotels fill quickly for this special weekend, so please book your room early. The Ohio University Inn offers accommodations close to campus. In addition, an extensive list of regional hotels and their contact information is available at the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau site or call 1-800-878-9767 for assistance.

Need Directions to Campus?

Directions to Athens are available online. An online campus map is also available.

In Case of Emergency...

If a family member needs to get a message to a visiting parent and is uncertain how to contact him or her, they should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911 or e-mail police@ohio.edu.

Lost Luggage?

Should a parent lose their luggage, or if any kind of emergency arises, he or she should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911.


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