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    Check out last year’s events to get a feel for Family Weekend.

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Time Event
    noon-6pm Check-in at CBCSI
    (Citizens Bank Ctr for Student Involvement, Downcity)
    Pick up your welcome guide to Family Weekend, as well as any tickets for which you may have pre-registered.
    7-9pm Late Check-in (Schneider Auditorium, Downcity)
    8:30pm Family Weekend Kickoff (Schneider Auditorium)
    Enjoy two very unique comedy-variety entertainers: Chicago comedian Prashanth Venkataramanujam and musician/dancer/comedian Kenneth “Xclusive” Paryo have both been featured on NBC’s hit reality show “America’s Got Talent.”
    Cost per person: $10 (gen adm)/$5 (JWU ID)

    Saturday, October 13

    Time Event
    9am-3pm Check-in (Harborside Parking Lot Tent)
    Pick up your FW welcome guide and any tickets for which you may have pre-registered.
    9-11am Parents Welcome (Coffee Tent, Harborside Green)
    Come join us for a free cup o’ joe. Sponsored by the Parents Advisory Board.
    10-11am Parents’ Association Meeting
    (Coffee Tent, Harborside Green)
    Ready to get involved at JWU? Don’t miss this very informative session open to all parents.
    9am-4pm Harborside Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU merch, cookbooks and fun gifts.
    9:30am Third Annual Carmody Cup (Save the Bay Center)
    Head down to the docks located next to Save The Bay for the Third Annual Thomas M. Carmody JWU Alumni Regatta.
    10am-6pm Downcity Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU merch and fun gifts.
    10am-3pm Culinary Arts Museum
    Explore JWU’s 250,000-strong collection of vintage menus, cookbooks and food-related artifacts.
    11am Students on Parade (Shipyard St.)
    JWU student clubs and organizations parade through the streets showcasing their campus pride.
    noon-2:30pm Soccer Double-Header (Pierce Field)
    Wildcats men’s and women’s play a double-header. JWU buses will make the loop to Pierce Field and back every half hour from 11:30am-4:30pm.
    noon-3pm Family Luncheon (Harborside Parking Lot Tent)
    Enjoy a lunch of fall favorites prepared by JWU chefs. Choose from 2 seatings: noon or 1:30pm.
    Cost per person: $20 (gen)/$10 (JWU ID)
    noon-3pm Culinary Demonstration
    (Cuisinart Ctr for Culinary Excellence)
    This Family Weekend favorite features the creations of JWU chefs and students.
    12:15pm Wildcat Center Dedication (Shipyard Street)
    Join us as we welcome in a new era with the dedication of the Wildcat Center. Demonstrate your Wildcat pride and pick up some Wildcat giveaways.
    12:30-2:30pm Educational Programs (Harborside Academic Ctr/HAC)
    Learn about JWU academics from those who know it best: our faculty and students. 
    1:30-3:30pm Horse Show (Ctr for Equine Studies)
    Watch our Equine Studies students perform in this fun-filled dressage event, open to all. Limited transportation will be provided from Harborside Recreation Center.
    2-3:30pm A Touch of Class (Cintas Dining Rm, HAC)
    An authentic wine tasting and food pairing class led by Chef Marc DeMarchena, followed by an hors d’oeuvre buffet. Sponsored by the Parents’ Association.
    Cost per person: $25 (21+)
    2-3:30pm Autumn Fest Beer Tasting
    (Coffee Tent, Harborside Green)
    An authentic beer tasting and food pairing class led by Chef Bob Weill, followed by an hors d’oeuvre buffet. Sponsored by the Parents’ Association.
    Cost per person: $25 (21+)
    2pm, 7:30pm Murray Schisgal's All over Town (Schneider Auditorium)
    Join the JWU Players for a comedy of mistaken identity.
    Cost per person: $5
    7pm-9pm Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Zoo
    Visit one of the city's most acclaimed fall events on a walk on  through the beautiful Roger Williams Zoo, featuring breathtaking displays of thousands of illuminated jack-o-lanterns.
    8-10pm Aerial Angels & Dessert Reception (Harborside Rec Ctr)
    Enjoy edge-of-your-seat thrills with acrobatic troupe the Aerial Angels, whose high-energy show mixes acrobatics, fire-eating, whip-cracking, aerial fabric and trapeze.
    Cost per person: $20
    10pm Late Night Bingo (Harborside Rec Ctr Gym)
    Everyone loves a good game of bingo, especially when there are great prizes to be won!

    Sunday, October 14

    Time Event
    9am President’s Breakfast
    Enjoy a breakfast buffet hosted by Providence Campus President Mim Runey.
    Cost per person: $25
    10am-2pm Harborside Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU merchandise, apparel and fun gifts.
    10am-5pm Culinary Arts Museum
    Explore JWU’s 250,000-strong collection of vintage menus, cookbooks and food-related artifacts.
    noon-3pm Downcity Bookstore
    Stock up on JWU merchandise, apparel and fun gifts.
    2pm Murray Schisgal's All over Town (Schneider Auditorium)
    Join the JWU Players for a comedy of mistaken identity
    Cost per person: $5

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