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Weekender Briefs: Parents Weekend fun, education for all

Friday, Sept. 23

Movies in the Park - Showing “Hocus Pocus:” The outdoor movie event will take place on 701 E. State St., featuring the Disney Halloween film “Hocus Pocus.” The screening will last from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Free popcorn, drinks and popsicles will be provided, and there will be family-friendly activities before it gets dark, cueing the start of the movie.

Attendance: Free

“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” Sing-Along: The Athena Cinema, 20 S. Court St., will be hosting a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail'' for Ohio University’s Parents Weekend. The movie starts at 7 p.m. and all attendees are encouraged to sing along.

Attendance: $8

Parents Weekend Stargazing and Campfire: Outdoor Pursuits is hosting an evening of stargazing and campfires at The Ridges. Participants will be able to roast marshmallows, spot constellations and listen to nighttime tales and lore. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is located at 100 Ridges Circle. 

Attendance: $10

Saturday, Sept. 24

Girls in Aviation Day: OU’s Women in Aviation Chapter is hosting a half-day workshop for girls ages pre-k through high school interested in aviation. The event will take place at 747 Columbia Road in Albany, and there will be snacks, crafts and more. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance: $5

Burr Oak GNCC: The dirt bike races will continue into Round 11 of the 2022 GNCC Racing season. The races are located at 17270 South Wemer Road in Millfield, and participants are instructed to follow the red GNCC directional arrows instead of their GPS. Gates open at 6 a.m. and racing begins at 8 a.m.

Attendance: $35 for adults who race Thursday, $25 for those who just race during the weekend, $10 for children, free for children five and under

Long Tall Deb and Colin John at Uncle Buck’s: Singers Long Tall Deb and Colin John will perform a Blues-inspired set at Uncle Buck’s Riding Stable and Dance Barn. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the venue is located at 73930 Buck Lane in New Marshfield.

Attendance: $5

Sunday, Sept. 25

Parents Weekend Day Hike: Outdoor Pursuits will also be hosting a day hike for students and their parents at Hocking Hills. The trip departs at 10 a.m. and returns at 3 p.m. The group will meet at Ping and return there once the hike is completed.

Attendance: $20

Ohio Soccer vs. Buffalo: The Ohio Women’s Soccer team will play Buffalo at Chessa Field, located at 121 S. Shafer St. The team has partnered with Zero Waste for the game, which starts at 1 p.m.

Attendance: Free

Yellow Dirt Exhibit: The Kennedy Museum of Art will be displaying the new paintings of John Feodorov’s Yellow Dirt exhibit. The exhibit is a response to the ongoing health and environmental crises on or near the Navajo reservation from over 500 abandoned uranium mines. The event is from 1p.m. to 5 p.m. and located at 100 Ridges Circle. 

Attendance: Free


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