Family Day is this weekend for families and students to reconnect and have fun here at Truman State University. The entire weekend is packed with various activities that show student’s families how amazing this school and the students are. A tremendous amount of work goes into planning this weekend.
“We work with the entire Truman campus community to pull together a full schedule that highlights the numerous talented student performers and athletes as well as working with SAB, the Centennial Hall, Planetarium and Observatory staff, to schedule a lot of family friendly events.” said Public Relations Director, Heidi Templeton.
Here is a list of some of the events going on during Family Day.
Observatory: There is an open house from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday night at the Observatory, so bring your family and stargaze for awhile. The Observatory is located at the University Farm, 1816 S. Boundary St.
German Film Series: The Baldwin Hall Little Theater is hosting a German film series titled “Germany Between Worlds.” They will be showing “Die Vermessung der Welt,” or “Measuring the World,” directed by Detlev Buck. The film will start at 7 p.m. Friday.
Jazz Band: Later Friday night in the Baldwin Auditorium, the Jazz lab Band will be hosting a concert featuring different jazz ensembles. This starts at 8 p.m.
Theater Production: In the James G. Severns Theatre in Ophelia Parrish, there will be a production of “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Other People (That Should be Shot).” This comedy is about two “outlaws” who crash a Christmas dinner to hide from the police after robbing a local store. This humorous show starts at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5.
Planetarium Shows: The Del & Norma Robison Planetarium in Magruder Hall is hosting shows all day on Saturday. Admission is $5 per person at the door.
11 a.m.- From Earth to the Universe
12 p.m.- Ice Worlds
1 p.m.- Phantom of the Universe
2 p.m.- Seven Wonders
3 p.m.- From Earth to the Universe
4 p.m.- Wonders of the Universe
5 p.m.- Phantom of the Universe
Centennial: Centennial Hall is hosting its annual Parents Weekend Festival from 1-4 p.m. in the courtyard. There will be games and activities for all ages.
Cup Stacking: Senior Elijah Farrales has mastered the art of cup stacking. He will be demonstrating his skills from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday in the SUB Hub. Then he will demolish his work at 6 p.m.
SAB: SAB is hosting a performance from the Chicago Boyz at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Baldwin Auditorium. The Chicago Boyz is an acrobatic team based out of Chicago that made the semifinals on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent.
Barbecue: There will be a barbecue for families and students to attend from 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Student Union Mall. Tickets are $9 and discounted to $5 for kids 8 and under. Tickets must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased online or in McClain Hall room 202.
Crafts Festival: The Red Barns Arts & Crafts Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Downtown Kirksville.