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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 09-20-2018

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20 THE VALLEY SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION RIC will welcome alums, friends to homecoming PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College alumni are invited to return to campus next Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 27-29, for the annual RIC FEST homecoming and reunion weekend. Most events – family-friendly and interactive – are free and open to RIC graduates, the campus community and friends of the college. "RIC FEST is one of our sig- nature events at Rhode Island College," said RIC President Frank D. Sánchez. "We are particularly thrilled this year not only to boast a dynamic line-up of top-notch acts and events but to show off the physical transformation happening on our campus." "RIC FEST provides that one opportunity each year when our entire community of alumni, stu- dents, faculty, staff and friends of the college come together to cel- ebrate all that's great about RIC – our beautiful campus, our school spirit and our pride for this great institution," added RIC Director of Alumni and College Relations Suzy Alba. For a complete list of events, visit www.ric.edu/homecoming. Visit eventbrite to sign up for many of the events below. Here is just a partial list of some of the highlights. THE KICKOFF • Homecoming Party. Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7-10 p.m. features Maxxtone, the Northeast's leading live karaoke band who will be performing on the patio behind the Student Union. Choose from more than 500 songs, grab a micro- phone and experience what it's like to front a rock band. Admission is free but registration is required at RICFESTKickoff2018.eventbrite. com. FRIDAY, Sept. 28 • Volleyball Tourney – On Friday, Sept. 28, RIC alumni team up with current students for the Alumni and Student Volleyball Tournament from noon-2 p.m. at Weber Hall Beach. • Par 3 Golf Tourney – From 2-5 p.m., enjoy the 9-Hole Par-Three Golf Tournament at the Button Hole Golf Course, 1 Button Hole Drive in Providence. This event, which includes prizes and refreshments, is open to the entire campus com- munity. To register, contact Gerald Shellard in RIC Athletics at (401) 456-8400 or gshellard@ric.edu. • PEP, Upward Bound Reunion – Graduates of RIC's Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) and Upward Bound program are invited to a reunion celebration hosted by RIC President Frank D. Sánchez and his wife Lori Sánchez on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5-7 p.m. Call Denise Males at (401) 456- 8993. • Reunions – Friday evening, Sept. 28, from 6-9 p.m. the fifth through 45th reunion classes will reconnect in the lobby of Alex and Ani Hall. This reunion celebration will feature food stations, wine and beer, desserts, keepsakes, photo and video booths, and entertainment. Guests of alumni are welcome. This event is $20 per person. • "Tag" for all – Finally, at 7 p.m. the entire campus community and their guests are invited to sit back for a free screening of "Tag," the summer comedy, at Gaige Auditorium. SATURDAY, Sept. 29 On Saturday, Sept. 29, the focus will be on family-centered activities, sports events, entertainment and opportunities to get to know more about RIC's academic community: • The day begins with a 5K race/ walk at 8:30 a.m. A homecoming T-shirt and lunch will be provided, along with cash prizes and trophies for top race finishers. • An Open House/continental breakfast, hosted by RIC's School of Nursing, will be held at 9 a.m. in the Fogarty Life Science nursing wing followed by a 9:30 a.m. • New is a family swim from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and tours of the Recreation Center. Bring your bathing suit, towel, friends and fam- ily for a swim in the Olympic-size pool. Ongoing tours of the center will showcase recent updates. • From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Recreation and Event Center lobby enjoy free, fun-filled, fam- ily activities. Children will enjoy pumpkin and face painting, the inflatable bouncer maze, mini golf and bubble blowing. Support the work of local authors and artisans. Treat yourself to a henna tattoo, cari- cature drawing, pottery workshop (aprons and supplies provided) and a tour of RIC's Bee Education Center led by the campus beekeeper. • Two entertaining per- formances will be held at the Recreation Center. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Billy Harpin Band (BHB), a group of young musicians, will perform. At 1 p.m. Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies bring their raucous brand of comedic takes on everything Rhode Island. • From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center a com- plimentary lunch buffet will include hot and cold items, drinks, snacks and more. • Athletic matches begin at 10 a.m. with the Men's Soccer Alumni Game. A baseball exhibition game will start at noon and a softball exhi- bition game at 1 p.m. At 1 p.m. the Anchormen soccer team takes on Keene State. • In the evening, the RIC Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its annual dinner and recogni- tion ceremony in Donovan Dining Center, with cocktails from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling (401) 456-8007 or emailing cpeck@ric.edu. Homecoming will take place rain or shine. Homecoming event infor- mation and tickets for lunch buffet and food trucks can be picked up at the Welcome and Info Booth in the Recreation and Event Center lobby from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Chinese ~ Polynesian ~ American Cuisine 609 Smithfield Ave. Lincoln, RI 723-9330 TAKE OUT & DINING ROOM OPEN DAILY 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Join Us for the Games! 1/2 Off Appetizers Daily 8 p.m.- Midnight 401-724-0342 Take Out Available 88 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Bar Open Late Patriot's Game Day $ 5 Specials Quesadillas Ground Beef or Shredded Chicken 7INGS s 4AQUITOS $ORADOS IT'S GAME TIME! Watch The Football Games on one of our Large TV's! $ 2.50 16 oz Coors Lite 3 Main Street, Manville • 401-762-9350 Come See What All the Buzz Is About Harmony Cafe FISH & CHIPS on FRIDAYS Huge & Delicious Come show your support tickets $25 (see bartender) Benefit for Tammy Johnson This Sunday Sept. 23 2 p.m. Beer, Dynamites, Burgers and Hot Dgos MORNING NOON NIGHT Local Eats

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