Centre College’s Family Weekend will be held on Sept. 27-29, offering students’ families the opportunity to sample some of the many academic, athletic, cultural and philanthropic events available year-round on campus. Visiting families will be able to enjoy plays, music, classes, tours and much more throughout the weekend.
FAMILY WEEKEND SCHEDULE
• Student Performances: An Evening of Ives
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 27, 8 p.m. and Sept. 28, 5 p.m.
An Evening of Ives. Directed by Hannah Johnson ’20, Rachel Woellner ’20 and Olivia Wilkinson ’21. Do you ever wonder what monkeys, May flies and miniature golf have in common? Do you crave stories about love, language and Leon Trotsky? Or most importantly, do you like to laugh? Then you should join us for a wild and weird evening of six short comedies by playwright David Ives. Centre Parents receive free admission. Regular Admission: Adults: $10; Children and Seniors: $5. For ticket information or to order tickets, call the Norton Center for the Arts Box Office at 859. 236.4692. *All tickets will be held at Will Call.
• Centre Showcase
Norton Center for the Arts—Weisiger Theatre
Sept. 28, 11 a.m.
A popular tradition during Family Weekend—the Centre choral and instrumental ensembles will perform under the direction of the music faculty. You won’t want to miss hearing our talented students as they perform a variety of challenging and entertaining musical pieces. No charge.
• It Was Fifty Years Ago Today—A Tribute to the Beatles’ White Album
Norton Center for the Arts—Newlin Hall
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
In celebration of the Beatles’ 50th anniversary of the White Album, Flower Power Concerts, Inc. presents Todd Rundgren, Christopher Cross, Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Jason Scheff (Chicago) and Joey Molland (Badfinger) performing their greatest hits along with songs from the Beatles’ White Album. Purchase tickets here.
• Football Under The Lights
Centre vs. Trinity
Sept. 28, noon
No charge to Centre families; pick up your tickets at the registration table on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.
Greek Life Philanthropy Events
• Beta/Kappa See-Saw-A-Thon Kickoff
Campus Center, front patio
Sept. 27 5 p.m. through Sept. 28, 5 p.m.
Join in the fun cheering on the members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity as they see-saw for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite charities: the Wilderness Trace Child Development Center and the Center for Courageous Kids. For more details, pick up an updated schedule at the registration table.
• McDowell House Museum
Sept. 27-29, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
125 S. Second Street, across from Constitution Square State Park. Come visit the former home and office of Dr. Ephraim McDowell. Here on Christmas morning 1809, Dr. McDowell performed surgery on Jane Todd Crawford for the removal of an ovarian tumor. This was the first successful removal of an ovarian tumor in the world. The museum is furnished and features a wonderful collection of antiques, including early medical equipment. Centre families receive 50 percent off adult admission. Note: Closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
• Art Center of the Bluegrass
Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
401 W. Main (corner of 4th and Main in the old Federal building). All Centre families are welcome to explore the Arts Center featuring artists from across the country. Enjoy learning about the history of the Federal Building through our new Building Tour and browse for something special in the Small Gallery. No Charge.
• Great American Dollhouse Museum
Sept. 27-28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission. Located at 344 Swope Drive (just behind campus off of Lexington Avenue). The museum is offering free admission for Centre families. The Great American Dollhouse Museum is a unique educational facility that exhibits American history in miniature. The 6,000 square foot museum contains over 200 dollhouses and thousands of related miniatures, presented in remarkable detail. The Kentucky Tourism Cabinet honored The Great American Dollhouse Museum by designating it one of Kentucky’s 50 “Only Ones,” meaning that it is an attraction which is globally unique. The gift shop features a large selection of miniatures. (Several Centre faculty, staff and Centre spouses are the creators of the museum).
• Wilderness Trail Distillery
Sept. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Located at 4095 Lebanon Road. Take a tour of the Wilderness Trail Distillery and learn about the science behind the spirit making through the use of local grains and signature sweet mash fermentation processes. Tours begin in the visitors center and start on the hour with the last tour being at 4 p.m. and are only $10 per person (pay at the distillery) Closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
• Live Centre Bands
Sept. 28, 5-9 p.m.
Weisiger Park, Downtown Danville. Live Centre Band. Local food vendors. Sponsored by The Heart of Danville.
• Family Weekend Registration/Info
Old Centre lobby | Sept. 27, noon to 5 p.m.
Campus Centre | Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Centre Bookstore
Sept. 27-28, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Dining at Campus Center
Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m.
Enjoy dinner in Cowan with your student.
No reservations necessary; pay at the door.
• Art Exhibit: Stephen Rolfe Powell Exhibit ’74 A Retrospective
Jones Visual Arts Center—AEGON Gallery
Sept. 27-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This exhibit will showcase artwork spanning the long career of beloved Centre professor and renowned glassmaker Stephen Rolfe Powell (1951-2019). Featuring work made during his time as a student at Centre College and as a masters student at Louisiana State University, as well as the glasswork he became known for, this exhibit will highlight little known early works, as well as more familiar forms.
• President’s Brunch
Campus Center—Cowan Dining Hall
Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m.
President John Roush and his wife, Susie, invite you to begin your day with brunch at the Campus Center. To attend the President’s Brunch and purchase $5 tickets, make a reservation online here. Students eat free.
• Presentations for Parents
Sept. 28, 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Join us for these sessions for college parents on current topics, including Launching Your Centre Senior (9 a.m.-10 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room); Prepare Your First-year for Success! (10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. in Old Carnegie Conference Room); and Bon Jour, Buenos Dias, Konichiwa! (11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Young 113).
• Tour of Campus
Old Centre—Admission Welcome Center, Second Floor
Sept. 28, 10:45 a.m.
The Admission Office is hosting tours of the campus for any interested siblings and friends. The tours are led by Centre students. Please make a reservation for the tour here no later than Sept. 24.
• Bicentennial Film Premiere: A Storied Centre
Sept. 28, 9:30 p.m.
Movie on the lawn. Join Centre parents and friends for a truly unique experience as we watch the 72-minute documentary about 200 years of Centre.
by Centre College News
September 23, 2019