Family Activities Schedule

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

9:30AM
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 STEPS

10:00AM
Parade of Classes (All Ages)
All Eph families welcome to march in the alumni parade.
PARESKY LAWN

10:30AM – 2PM
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 PLAYGROUND, WHITMAN STREET

10:30AM – NOON
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, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

10:30AM – NOON
Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-12)
Join an all-level soccer session. We’ll work on development and refinement, ending with small-sided games. Rain or shine.
FARLEY-LAMB FIELD, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

10:30AM – NOON
Ultimate Frisbee Clinic (Ages 10+)
Come and learn this team sport, led by members of the Williams Ultimate Frisbee Organization. Rain or shine.
WILLIAMSON FIELD, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

1 – 2PM*
Forest Critter Exploration (Ages 5-12)
Come out and search for some of the small creatures, including centipedes, slugs, and salamanders, that dwell on the forest floor.
HOPKINS FOREST

1 – 5PM
Busload of Books Tour Open House (All Ages)
Children’s book author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson ’97/ Robbi Behr ’97 will spend the upcoming school year visiting Title I schools in all fifty states, presenting on creativity and storytelling, and giving away 25,000 books to students and teachers from underserved communities. Tour their tiny-home school bus and learn more about their coming adventure. Brief presentations and Q&A at 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30PM; otherwise, just stop by!
CHAPIN STEPS

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!
FALK SCIENCE QUAD

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

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.
MEET OUTSIDE WESTON HALL

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 

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 STEPS

3:30PM
Family Yoga (All Ages)
Infants, toddlers, kids of all ages are welcome to practice yoga with Amy Sosne ’05. Games, silliness, zen, and movement with your loved ones.
STETSON-SAWYER QUAD

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.
ALUMNI CENTER, PARK ST. ENTRANCE

3:30PM
Take Me to the River (Ages 10+)
Guided exploration on Hopkins Forest’s Hoosic River Trail.
HOPKINS FOREST

3:30PM
Ultimate Frisbee Games (Ages 10+)
Practice the skills you learned in the morning clinic. Led by WUFO members. Rain or shine.
FARLEY-LAMB, WESTON ATHLETIC COMPLEX

7PM
Movie at Images
ENCANTO (Rated: PG)
Disney’s animated musical fantasy follows the story of an enchanted multi-generational Colombian family.
IMAGES CINEMA, 50 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.
WILLIAMSON 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

9PM
Movie at Images
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE (Rated: PG)
When a single mother and her two kids move to a new town, they discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters.
IMAGES CINEMA, 50 SPRING STREET