LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 with many of the events free to members of the local community.
Films: "Ponette," directed by Jacques Doillon, France, 1996, will be shown Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building.
Music: The Bucknell Orchestra will perform a concerto concert Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center. Conducted by Christopher Para, the program includes Rossini's "Overture to the opera William Tell" and Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake Suite."
The Silhouettes and Sem Gems will present a Reunion Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Powers Theatre, Coleman Hall. For ticket information, contact the Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000 or http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/
The Grammy Award-winning vocal group Chanticleer will perform Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. in the Weis Center. The program will include a work by Bucknell composer and professor of music Jackson Hill. Tickets are $20. For tickets call 570-577-1000 or visit http://www.bucknell.edu/boxoffice/
Art: the Bucknell Association for the Arts will sponsor "Father and Son Legacy: The Paintings of David Armstrong '69 and Chris Armstrong '89" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Center Room, located on the second floor of the Elaine Langone Center. The exhibit will feature Armstrong reproductions and select original paintings, which will be available for purchase.
Also on Oct. 1, local artist Bradley Shoemaker will be available to sign his prints from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mall Area of the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center.
Sports events: Sept. 30, volleyball vs. Army, 7 p.m., Davis Gym; Oct. 1, the Blue/Orange Alumni and Intra-squad Swim and Dive meet, 10 a.m., Kinney Natatorium; Bucknell Fall Rowing Invitational with Bucknell, Lehigh, and Fordham, 10 a.m., Shamokin Dam Boat Launch; field hockey game vs. American, noon, Graham Field; football game vs. Marist, 1 p.m., Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium; and volleyball vs. Holy Cross, 6 p.m., Davis Gymnasium.
The Bisonland Children's Area at the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, Oct. 1, noon to 4 p.m., includes inflatable rides and other activities.
"Relive the Glory" Basketball Reception and Tours, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Sojka Pavilion Concourse. Those who attend can congratulate the men's Bison basketball team on their "Best Upset" ESPY Award, tour the athletic facilities, and play hoops on the new Sojka court.
As part of Bucknell University's Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts, students have been donating items which will be loaded on a tractor-trailer truck to be driven to Mandeville, La. According to Amy Badal, assistant dean of students at Bucknell, students and alumni will be filling the truck, located near the stadium just south of the main gates, with items that have been collected onOct. 1 at 10 a.m. Alumni returning for Homecoming also may donate items, as may members of the community. Donations can be delivered to the Office of the Deans of Students, 211 Elaine Langone Center, no later than Monday, Oct. 3.
Downtown Lewisburg, Oct. 1; Bucknell-themed Tours at the Packwood House Museum at 9, 9:30, 10, and 10:30 a.m. This decorative arts and history museum located at 15 N. Water St. in Lewisburg was founded by Bucknell alumna Edith Kelly Fetherston and contains many ties to Bucknell and the early life of Lewisburg. There is a discounted cost of $5 for alumni and family ($3 for students) payable at the door. No advance tickets are necessary. For more information, call 524-0323 or visit http://www.packwoodhousemuseum.com/
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