October 02, 2006

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University's annual Homecoming celebration will be held Oct. 6 to 8, with several events open to the local community.

Saturday's highlight will be a "Carnival of Yesterday" with free food, games and activities under the tent. The Carnival will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 3 to 5 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to attend.

Also on Saturday, local community members are invited to attend a dinner with Bucknell men's basketball coach Pat Flannery as keynote speaker discussing leadership. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall. Reservations are required; tickets are $12 per person. Register online at http://www1.bucknell.edu/script/alumni/homecoming/or call the Homecoming Hotline at 577-7300.

Other events during the Homecoming weekend are:

Friday

Samek Art Gallery exhibitions -  "Misleading Trails," works in prominent media by United States and Chinese artists; and "Elizabeth King: Impossible to Freeze the Moment of Regard," with figurative objects set in motion with stop-frame film animation in a combination of animatronics, puppets, mannequins and literary legends in which inanimate objects come to life; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m., Elaine Langone Center. For more information, see www1.bucknell.edu/samek/

Weis Center Series. The MASS Ensemble (Music, Architecture, Sonic, Sculpture), 8 p.m., Weis Center. Tickets: $20. For more information, see www.bucknell.edu/MASS/

Saturday

Weis Center Series. The MASS Ensemble presents an interactive sculptural music gallery in and around the Weis Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bucknell Orchestra Concerto Concert, conducted by Christopher Para, 7:30 p.m., Weis Center. The program will include Alan Hovhaness' "Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints for Xylophone and Orchestra;" Carl Maria von Weber's "Concerto in F minor for Clarinet and Orchestra;" and Gabriel Fauré's "Elegy for Violoncello and Orchestra," with senior soloists Paul Durning, xylophone; Christian Hubicki, clarinet; Alexander Keller, cello.

Sports events on Saturday include Bucknell Invitational – men's and women's tennis; rowing vs. Lehigh/Fordham, Shamokin Dam; football vs. Penn, 1 p.m. Sports on Sunday include  Bucknell Invitational – men's and women's tennis.

For more Homecoming information, see www.bucknell.edu/Homecoming/
 
Posted Oct. 2, 2006

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