W.Va. Wesleyan family weekend is Sept. 27-29

Families of West Virginia Wesleyan College students are invited to experience campus and be with their student during an array of activities for Family Weekend 2013, which is Sept. 27-29.

On Friday, parents are invited to participate in community service opportunities by donating new or used books to give to a local Upshur County elementary library or literacy volunteer program and also invited to support the local food pantries through Spread the Love drive by donating peanut butter for the local food pantries.

For a glimpse into history through the works of a master artisan, students and parents alike can travel to Ron Hinkle Glass for special tours on Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. On Friday evening, Lambert’s Winery will welcome families for an Italian buffet and entertainment. For the sports enthusiast, the women’s volleyball will compete with Urbana in Rockefeller Gymnasium. Following the game, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” and “Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 Italian” under the direction of conductor Grant Cooper as well as the Saint-Saens’ “Cello Concerto” featuring cello prodigy, Daniel Kaler.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, families will have a number of memorable activities from which to choose. In addition to a special glass tour, Bobcat Books and Spread the Love drive, families can create a water bottle, shop the offerings of local artisans at Wesleyan Wares in the Campus Center Plaza, and take part in a tailgate lunch before cheering on the Bobcats in a football clash with Shepherd University. That evening, the popular Show Cookery event will be held at 88 Restaurant and Lounge, where Chef Kathleen will take visitors on a culinary tour of Spain. She will demonstrate the creation of these delicious dishes while also discussing the history of the cuisine. Reservations must be made in advance.

That evening, families can take part in Family Feud at 8 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Rev. Ken Kimmel ’81, who serves as the Little Kanawha District Superintendent of the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church, will serve as guest speaker for the ecumenical chapel service.

For more information on any of these events, visit www.wvwc.edu.