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2014 Reunion Schedule

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Friday, May 30, 2014
11:00 AM
Beneski Museum of Natural History Tour: Tales from Our Collections
Fred Venne, museum educator, will take guests on a journey that looks at some of the amazing stories behind our wonderful collection of dinosaur bones, tracks and traces, and magnificent mammals. Learn how faculty, students and alumni have made the Beneski Museum possible. The tour will last about 45 minutes. Bring your cameras! This tour will also be offered at 3 p.m. today.
Beneski Museum of Natural History
1:00 PM
The Summer Evening Sky
This 45-minute program uses the stars as seen in the evening skies over Amherst. Fred Venne, planetarium director, helps participants find stars and constellations that aid us in navigating our world and beyond. The program looks at the plane of the solar system, the Earth’s tilt and the creation of the moon with the stars as the backdrop. Visitors will be given a current star map.
Bassett Planetarium, Morgan Hall
2:00 PM
Family Swim
Have children with lots of energy? Come to Pratt Pool and have an afternoon swim! Each child must have a parent or guardian with them at the pool.
Pratt Pool, Alumni Gym
3:00 PM
Beneski Museum of Natural History Tour: Tales from our Collections
Fred Venne, museum educator, will take guests on a journey that looks at some of the amazing stories behind our wonderful collection of dinosaur bones, tracks and traces, and magnificent mammals. Learn how faculty, students and alumni have made the Beneski Museum possible. The tour will last about 45 minutes. Bring your cameras! This tour will also be offered at 11 a.m. today.
Beneski Museum of Natural History
Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:00 AM
Ed Popielaczyk: Comedy and Magic
The main (kids') attraction at Homecoming for years, Ed Popielaczyk is coming to Reunion!  Ed will keep kids enthralled and parents smiling during this comedy magic show with lots of audience participation. Presented by the Class of 1989.
Main Quad, Rain site: O'Connor Commons
10:00 AM
Mister G
Called a “kid-friendly, bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer ’89) is a leading figure in the children’s music world. His most recent album, ABC Fiesta, is currently on the Latin Grammy nominating ballot for Best Latin Children’s Album of the year, and his 2012 bilingual release, Chocolalala, won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Mister G performs at theaters, festivals and museums around the U.S. and Latin America. A former indie rocker, he toured internationally, performing for grownups, before earning a master of education degree and becoming a full-time family musician. Mister G’s albums have been named best of the year by People, Parents, Education.com and The Washington Post. To listen to the music and learn more about Mister G, visit mistergsongs.com. You can watch Mister G’s most recent bilingual video, “Cocodrilo,” here: youtube.com/watch?v=G7Jn0z9orac. Presented by the Class of 1989.
Friedmann Room, Keefe Campus Center
11:00 AM
Get Ready to Be Amazed!
Nationally recognized professional entertainer and “edutainer” Robert Hackenson Jr. from DynamicInfluence.com  will be providing family fun magical entertainment. He will stroll through the crowd, mystifying both children and adults, and will also present a short family magic show! Presented by the Class of 1994.
Webster Circle
1:30 PM
Family Circus Event
Join in a circus event for kids and families with performers from SHOW Circus Studio in Easthampton, Mass. See juggling and contortion and try out some tricks yourself! All kids must have parents or guardians with them at the program.
LeFrak Gymnasium
2:30 PM
Family Swim
Have children with lots of energy? Come to Pratt Pool and have an afternoon swim! Each child must have a parent or guardian with them at the pool.
Pratt Pool, Alumni Gym
2:30 PM
Circle Games
All children are welcome for some relay races, a penny toss and other old-fashioned fun. Presented by the Class of 1994.
Webster Circle
3:30 PM
Supervised Kids' Pickup Games
Come to the King and Wieland end of the field to cheer your children (ages 4 and up) on while they play soccer, Wiffle ball or ultimate Frisbee. Presented by the Class of 1989.
Memorial Field
 

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July 19, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.

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