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25 Oct

An Oberlin Weekend

Summer vacations have come and gone, school is in full swing, fall is definitely here, there’s a nip in the air and you’re probably asking yourself, “Okay, what is there to do now? Where can I go for my Fall break?” Our answer to your question is “Come to Ohio!” Okay, so the Indians didn’t make it to the World Series. But there WILL be next year, so plan to come to Ohio between April and Oct and take in a game!

But right now we want you to come to Oberlin, a little town of only about 8500 people, but what we lack in population we make up for in lots of top notch entertainment. I’ll be making frequent postings on all the happenings here in Oberlin over the course of the next couple of months, so check back frequently.

Taking place next weekend is the inauguration of the new college president, Marvin Krislov and in his honor, the College is hosting a weekend of symposia, concerts, and ceremonies with FREE community events on Saturday which are open to the public!

The opening event on Thurs. Nov 2 is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band which is part of the Artist Recital Series. For information check a previous Blog post describing the entire series, link, cost, (there is a cost for this event) and ticket information.

The first big event on tap happens on Friday, Nov. 3. The inaugural concert begins at 8:30 PM in Finney Chapel with feature performances by current students and alumni. Performers include Jennifer Koh (OC ’97)with pianist with pianist Shai Wosner, who will perform Maurice Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major. Pianist Spencer Myer (OC ’00) will perform J.S. Bach’s aria Sheep May Safely Graze, from his Hunting Cantata, BWV 208; two préludes by Claude Debussy—Les tierces alternées and Feux d’artifice—from Book II of his Préludes; and Igor Stravinsky’s Four Études, Op. 7. The songs performed by baritone Robert Sims (OC ’88) and pianist Cliff Jackson (OC ’77) will include Lena McLin’s Great Day, Aaron Copland’s Ching a-Ring Chaw, Jerome Kern’s Ol’ Man River, and Sims’ arrangement of Vera Hall and Dock Reed’s I’m Goin’ Home on the Mornin’ Train. The Prima Trio—clarinetist Boris Allakhverdyan (OC ’08), pianist Anastasia Dedik (OC ’06), and violinist Farhad Hudiyev (OC ’08)—will perform Peter Schickele’s Serenade for Three and Fleeting Miniatures, an original composition by Mr. Hudiyev. Finney Chapel is located at 90 North Professor Street, across from Tappan Square, on the Oberlin College campus. It is wheelchair accessible, and free parking is available throughout the campus. For more information about the inaugural concert, please call 440-775-6933, or visit www.oberlin.edu.

Saturday, November 3 is the day for enjoying community activities with a fun day of family events for kids of all ages. All events are free, open to the public, and are suitable for school-age children and beyond. Visit five or more events for eligibility in the raffle of great Oberlin prizes. Cards will be available at each location.

Activities begin at noon with the Community + College Tailgate Picnic.
Come and enjoy some tailgate food, fun, and live music featuring Oberlin Steel, jazz by The Sauce, and Oberlin High School Marching Band.

At 1:00 p.m. cheer on the Oberlin College Yoemen as they take on Kenyon College in the Sat. football game at Savage Stadium.

If football isn’t your thing then try your hand on the climbing wall
at Jesse Philips Physical Education Center (lobby). From 1:00 to 3:00 you can try to make it to the top! Or go to Hales Gym where you’ll find six lanes for open bowling.

Take a tour of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center which was built in 2000, and is a state-of-the-art facility which generates its own energy, purifies all wastewater for re-use on site, uses environmentally responsible materials, and maintains an organic garden and wetland. Talk about recycling—this place represents the “Three Rs” at their best.

From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. there will be Planetarium/Observatory Tours in Peters Hall. Here you can explore new heights with a trip to the top. Take a look in a giant telescope, learn more about what is “up there,” or just enjoy a new view of Oberlin.

During this same time frame you can participate in “The More You Look, The More You See” at the Weltzheimer-Johnson House. Most people are unaware that there is a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Oberlin! (See a future post about the house!) Come for a tour, practice your drawing skills, and have your artwork certified as an official Weltzheimer-Johnson House image!

From 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. the Oberlin Heritage Center is offering a journey back in time with tours of the Little Red Schoolhouse with school lessons and stories, and tours of the other historic buildings. Refreshments will be served on the porch of the Jewett House.

Looking and Learning Tours at Allen Memorial Art Museum will be available in the afternoon. You can try and determine “What’s that hanging on the wall?” Take a short tour of the Allen Memorial Art Museum and tell them what you see. Tours are specially geared to school-age children and will be led by Oberlin College students.

From 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. play “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” at the Science Center where there are exciting physics experiments, demonstrations, and magic tricks.

But if you really need a break and are missing the feel of nice pool water, then go for a swim at Carr Pool from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

For complete information on parking, locations, and specific times visit the college website at http://cms.oberlin.edu/inauguration/community_college.dot

So if you have some time and you need to get away, come to Oberlin. You won’t be disappointed! We are small but we have mighty things to do!

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