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Moms Weekend to ring in spring
From walking and dancing to tea and shopping, there's something for everyone  

Apr 29, 2009  
By Shane Barnes and Katie Ronske  

Spring has finally arrived and who better to enjoy the weather with than your mom? The annual Moms Weekend will kick off Friday, May 1, and the university has planned an array of activities for students and their visiting moms.

Senior Trisha Winberry said she is looking forward to her mom's fourth Moms Weekend appearance. Although their agenda is not yet finalized, she is hoping for warm weather so they can partake in their favorite weekend rituals as well as a few new ones.

"This will be my mom's final visit to OU so I want to make it one to remember," Winberry said. We have some traditions, like going to the Moms Market, but this year I might I do something new, like take her to Strouds Run to show her what my typical sunny Saturday afternoon is like."

This year's Moms Weekend lineup includes the following events:

Friday, May 1

  • The Women of ALPACA (Athens Local Professional Artist & Craftsman Association) will hold an arts and crafts sale with the opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Women's Center in Baker University Center 403. A wide range of handcrafted items will be sold, including ceramics, jewelry, fiber arts, painting and glassworks. Also open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. the College of Fine Arts will host its annual concert of African dance and music, AZA!, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for non-Ohio University students and free for OHIO students with university ID.  The performance is part of the "African Women and the Arts" symposium (a PDF of the symposium schedule is available).

Saturday, May 2

  • The morning's activities begin with the Moms Weekend Tea, hosted by President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the President's Residence. Stop by for a chat and a cup of tea as you begin your day.

  • Do some shopping at the Moms Market, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Ping Center front lawn. Area vendors will sell items ranging from jewelry to baked goods.

  • The Spring Fling Charity Carnival, a fundraiser sponsored by the Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity, takes over TailGreat Park from noon until 5 p.m. Bring Mom over for games, food, music, raffle prizes and more. Admission is free.

  • Ohio football will hold its third annual Women's Football Clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will include on-field drills and instruction from the football coaching staff, video breakdown of the offense and defense, refreshments and giveaways. The clinic is $25 for non-students and $15 for students. For more information go here.

  • The Moms Weekend Choral Concert, conducted by Peter Jarjisian and Charlene Parkinson, will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Admission is free.

  • The Game Show Appreciation Society will host its very own version of "The Price is Right." The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre. Up for grabs are a digital camera, big-screen TV, Blu-ray player and more. Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door (ticket pre-sales will be at the Baker University Center fourth-floor entrance from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday).

  • Evening entertainment includes the Spring Jam from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Ping Center. Lessons in ballroom dancing will be provided, as will food and drinks.

Sunday, May 3

  • The "I'm Every Woman" Fashion Show, presented by Women Acting for Change, begins at noon in the Baker University Center Theatre. This is the group's second annual show celebrating individual beauty and raising awareness about women's issues and admission is free.

  • Join the Aquatic Adventure from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Aquatic Center. The event features swimming, water games, fishing for prizes and more. Admission is free.

For a complete schedule of Moms Weekend events, visit www.ohio.edu/familyweekends/.


Updated at 3:04 p.m. April 29, 2009.


Related Links
Family Weekends:  http://www.ohio.edu/familyweekends/ 
Moms Weekend parking information:  http://tinyurl.com/OHIOmomspark09  

Published: Apr 29, 2009 8:35 AM  

 Moms Walk for a Cure

The 9th Annual Moms Walk for the Cure event will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Ping Recreation Center. All proceeds from the walk will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.  

Photographer: Kevin Riddell  

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