UNH Parents Association

UNH Hosts Annual Family Weekend Oct. 18-20

Contact: Janet Cass
Parents Association

October 8, 2002

DURHAM, N.H. ‚ The UNH Parents Association will welcome all the parents, families and students associated with UNH to Family Weekend Oct. 8-20, 2002. This year's theme, "Off the Beaten Path Tours," includes boat expeditions on Great Bay, guided tours of the university's observatory, backstage at the Johnson Theatre, Towse Rink, the UNH green houses and more‚ an insider's view of UNH, according to organizers.

On Friday, Oct. 18, families can attend an art opening and reception for The Body Project, an innovative project featuring student artwork on the systems of the body. Organized by UNH Health Services, the opening and reception takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. in the health services building.

At the Memorial Union Building, UNH Hospitality Services is hosting a cooking demonstration featuring "Sizzling Salads" at 6 p.m. in the Granite State Room.

Later that evening, families and students can attend Casino Night, an evening of gaming hosted by UNH Hospitality Management students, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the New England Center.

Saturday features the "Off the Beaten Path Tours," special lectures, the Taste of Durham event complete with live music by Craig Werth from 1 to 3 p.m., a UNH football game, a jazz concert, student performances and much more. For football tickets, call ahead and avoid the lines, 603-868-7300.

Sunday features open skating with school mascot Wild E. Cat at Towse Rink for families, faculty, staff and students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Skating is free, skaters must bring their own skates, no rentals are available.

Family Weekend is sponsored by the UNH Parents Association and is held with the support of numerous UNH departments. For more information or a complete schedule of events go online to www.unh.edu/parents.

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