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Weekender Briefs: Celebrate Homecoming, enjoy spooky events

Friday, October 7

Civil Rights, Civic Leadership and Motown: A Conversation with Christopher Jones will begin at 10:15 a.m. and end an hour later at 11:15 a.m. in Bentley Hall 233. Jones, an Ohio University alumnus, helped found an organization during his undergrad in Athens to fight racist housing and employment practices. Jones has also held executive positions at Motown Records and Warner Brother Records, working with artists like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross.

Admission: Free

Ohio Day at West 82 Food Court will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors to West 82 can sport OU gear and get a free combo. Visitors can also receive a free combo by ordering through the OHIOEats app. Come sport green and white for some free food to kick off Homecoming Weekend.

Admission: Free

The Paw Print Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. behind Nelson Dining Hall. This event will officially welcome South Green’s new outdoor space, Paw Print Park. Attendees get to take the first steps into the new park and can even win prizes.

Admission: Free

Kazma’s Spooktacular Homecoming Drag Show at The Union, 18 W. Union St. will begin at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. The performance, featuring Miss Lady-Dior, Freak and surprise debut performers, will kick off Homecoming Weekend with a fabulous spooky season drag show.

Admission: $8

Saturday, October 8

Railroad Club Open House invites the public to stop by and see the trains from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market on State, 1002 E. State St. Hosted by the Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southeastern Ohio, the group will open up their club space and run the model trains for visitors. 

Admission: Free

Midnight at Moonville 2022 begins at 3 p.m. at 71945 Shea Road in McArthur. This annual spooky event will last until midnight and will pick up for round two Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This family-friendly fall festival features storytelling, vendors, live music and all the paranormal, supernatural content one can get. Participants can even ride in a horse drawn wagon for $20 to celebrate fall.

Admission: $10 per vehicle Saturday, $5 per vehicle Sunday

A Bobcat Alumni Jazz Jam will begin at 8 p.m. in Glidden Recital Hall. Alumni will return to campus and have the opportunity to play in the event. Stop by to support musical alumni and listen to some jazz.

Admission: Free

Sunday, October 9

A Homecoming Sunday Brunch Buffet at Little Fish Brewing Company, 8675 Armitage Road, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are all-you-can eat, and the extensive menu has 13 offerings, including Sicilian broccoli with preserved lemon, mushroom gravy and fresh fruit. Each ticket includes a coffee or kids’ juice box, and mimosas, beer mimosas and bloody mary's will also be available for purchase.

Admission: $35 for adult tickets, $28 for kids 12 and under


Katie Millard


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