Saturday Family Activities Schedule

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Pick up a hardcopy program at the Alumni Center upon checking in. 

8:30AM
Create a Spectacle (All Ages)
Dress up for the parade by making your own festive sunglasses, hats, and signs to carry and wear! Rain or shine.
PARESKY PORCH

9:30AM
Parade of Classes (All Ages)
Enjoy a pre-parade concert by the Eagles Band of Pittsfield, MA, on Chapin Steps.
PARESKY LAWN

10:30AM – 12PM
Wheels! (Ages 2-4)
After the parade, join other young families to explore a fire engine, police cruiser, ambulance, backhoe, front loader, mowers, and street sweeper! Rain or shine.
WESTON GATE

10:30AM – 12PM
Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-12)
Join a soccer session for all levels. We’ll work on development and refinement, and end with small-sided games. Rain or shine.
LOWER COLE FIELD

10:30AM – 12PM
Ultimate Frisbee Clinic (Ages 10+)
Come and learn this team sport, led by members of the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization. Rain or shine.
UPPER COLE FIELD

10:30AM – 12PM
Toddler and Preschool Playdate (Ages 2-4)
Toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caregivers are welcome at the Williams Children’s Center to play with purple Play-Doh, run around the outdoor play space, and enjoy other activities.
CHILDREN’S CENTER, WHITMAN STREET

1 – 5PM
Plenty of Purple Projects (All Ages)
Get your creative juices flowing and make decoupage frames, boxes, jewelry, stationery, painted cow bells, and more. Materials in Williams’ colors, of course!
SCHOW ATRIUM, SCIENCE QUAD

1 – 5PM
Paint the Purple Cow (Ages 5-12)
Paint your own version of the college’s beloved mascot, the Purple Cow. Each session will consist of a 1 hour instructed painting, where each child (age 5 and up) will be able to leave with a completed version of their very own acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Progressive Palette will provide all the supplies needed to create and complete the painting.Their qualified staff will be instructing, inspiring and helping each and every child as needed. Cost: $10 (accept cash, check or credit)
QUIET ROOM, PARESKY SECOND LEVEL

1 – 5PM
The Williams Bead Store (All Ages)
Williams English Professor and avid beader, Alison Case, will provide the opportunity for you to create your own beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. No experience necessary!
CLASS OF 1958 LOUNGE, PARESKY SECOND LEVEL

1 – 5PM 
Visit the Treetops of the Canopy Walkway (Ages 12+)
The walkway is a pair of tree platforms set 70 ft. above the ground and originally used for research. Participants are harnessed to safety cables, and aided by guides. (Shuttles leave from Chapin Steps at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Shuttles return from the Forest at 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, and 5:15.)
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 2PM
Books of Wonder – Picture Book Reading and Book Making Workshop (Ages 5-12)
Husband/wife, author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson ’97 and Robbi Behr ’97 will read their new picture book Everywhere, Wonder, talk about how they make books together, and run a workshop in which kids will create their own “Books of Wonder,” illustrated journals of the large and small beautiful and interesting things in their world.
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

2:15 – 3:15PM
The Williams Admission Picture (Ages 10+)
Families with children beginning to think about college are encouraged to attend this informal, interactive session with Williams admission officers.
WESTON HALL

2:15 – 3:15PM 
Community Drum Circle (All Ages)
In this musical environment, learn rhythms, playful games, and songs from Africa, South America, and Asia. All instruments provided!
PARESKY PORCH (Rain Location: PARESKY READING ROOM)

2:15 – 3:15PM
Lee F. Jackson ’79 Memorial Track Meet and Family Games (Ages 5-12)
Participate in races, water games, and more. Ribbons for all participants.
LEE TRACK, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX (Rain Location: Towne Field House)

2:15 – 3:15PM
Stream Critter Search (Ages 5-12)
Hike to find salamanders, frogs, crayfish, and hellgrammites. Your shoes may get wet!
HOPKINS FOREST

3:30PM
Puppet Show (All Ages)
The Puppet Brigade presents “The Storybook” with giant puppets. Fun for the whole family!
PARESKY AUDITORIUM

3:30PM
Drawing Class (Ages 5-12)
Enjoy an outdoor drawing session. No experience necessary; come to learn or practice what you already know. Supplies provided.
PARK STREET ENTRANCE TO ALUMNI CENTER

3:30PM
Ultimate Frisbee Games (Ages 10+)
Practice the skills you learned in the morning clinic! Led by WUFO members. Rain or shine.
UPPER COLE FIELD

6:30PM
Movie at Images: MOANA (G)
In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.
IMAGES CINEMA, SPRING STREET

7:30PM
Capture the Flag (Ages 10+)
You’re never too old for this one. Join Reunion Rangers for this classic summer game.
FARLEY-LAMB FIELD, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

7:30PM
Drawing Class (Ages 10+)
Explore your creative side with pastels and paper. No experience necessary; supplies provided.
PARK STREET ENTRANCE TO ALUMNI CENTER

8:30PM
Movie at Images: GHOSTBUSTERS (PG-13)
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
IMAGES CINEMA, SPRING STREET

8:30PM
The Zeiss Planetarium Sky (all ages)

Experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Indoor show. Rain or shine. Enter from the south side, facing the Berkshire Quad.
MILHAM PLANETARIUM, HOPKINS OBSERVATORY, BERKSHIRE QUAD