Homecoming & Family Weekend Set for Sept. 25-27

MACHIAS, ME – The University of Maine at Machias will hold its annual Homecoming & Family Weekend Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27.

canoe joustingHeadlining Saturday’s events is the return of the annual Homecoming Parade, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Other events on Saturday include an open house at the Reynolds Center, a book signing by Randall Kindleberger of her recent work, The University of Maine at Machias, 1909—2009: A History from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., the Clipper Classic Volleyball Tournament beginning at 10:00 a.m., a presentation about the Greening the O’Brien House project with President Cynthia Huggins at 11:00 a.m., men’s and women’s soccer vs. Fisher College beginning at 11:00 a.m., Canoe Jousting from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the pond, and the Nathan Turk Memorial Alumni Basketball Games beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule also includes kids activities, featuring a bounce house, obstacle course, dunk tank, volleyball, snow cones, and popcorn, on the Mall from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Alumni and Parents’ Wine and Cheese Reception with President Huggins will take place Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the O’Brien House.

Appearing on Saturday evening in the Performing Arts Center will be hypnotist Paul Ramsey. The 8:00 p.m. performance is free to UMM students and $10 for the public.

Sunday’s activities will round out Homecoming & Family Weekend 2009 with the women's and men's alumni soccer games beginning at 11:00 a.m.

A complete schedule of events for Homecoming & Family Weekend can be found on the Web at www.machias.edu/homecoming2009.

For more information, please contact the UMM Student Life Office at 207-255-1305.

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