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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Community welcome to number of events during Alfred University annual Reunion Weekend


Photo: The Alfred University campus is ready to welcome back alumni and friends June 10-12 for Reunion 2016. A scene from last year’s event shows visitors strolling in front of the Powell Campus Center. Many of the weekend events are open to the general public.
ALFRED, NY, June 2016 – Many of Alfred University’s annual Reunion Weekend – June 10-12 - events are open to the public, beginning with a Friday evening, June 10 array of delectable entrees and savory sweets from a number of Alfred-area eateries including the Collegiate; Cider Creek, Canisteo; Milliner’s Southern Smoke, Hornell; Little Sicily; and Terra Cotta.
Plan to join alumni and friends in the comfort of the Joyce & Walton Family Center for Health and Wellness at the McLane Center to try a variety of family-friendly, pay-as-you-go food items from 5-9 p.m. Bring along the children for fun and games in the Kids’ Corner, provided by the Alfred Montessori School.
On Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. all are invited to the Local Artisans Craft Sale in the Galanis Family Arena in McLane Gym. Vendors on hand will include members of the Allegany Artisans, AU alumni, and many new faces! Browse displays of pottery, jewelry, wood works, hand-braided rugs, hand-crafted chocolates, sculpture, stained glass, quilted items, and much more.
Some of the artists included in the day’s event include Dick Lang ’71, ceramics; Stefanie Burdick ’93, porcelain; Linda Huey ’93, pottery; Peter McLain ’00, Str8-Eight card game; and LuAnn DiPaglia ’10, jewelry. Other familiar artists slated to attend are Kay Brooks, dinnerware; Elaine Hardman, pottery/jewelry; Hanna Juekoff, jewelry; Don King, wood turned bowels; Peter Midgley, pottery; and Glenn Zweygardt, sculpture.
Parking will be available behind the McLane Center.
Also Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., take a tour of the University’s Bromeley-Daggett Equestrian Center at the Maris Cuneo Equine Park and witness beauty and speed in motion! The center is located off County Road 12/Jericho Hill Road at 5174 Lake Road. This event is free.
In addition, also from 2-4 p.m., there will be a Wine & Canvas event with art instructor Kristi McNulty ’14. She will guide participants in creating a painting of the University’s Steinheim “castle” while socializing and enjoying a beverage in the Cohen Gallery on Main Street. Participants must be age 21 or older. Space is limited and a $35 pre-registration fee is required. Please call 607.871.2144 or email alumni@alfred.edu to sign up.
On Saturday evening all are invited to enjoy some magical jazz featuring father and daughter musical soulmates David Miller ’66 and Rebecca DuMaine as they perform arrangements of well-loved and lesser-known jazz in the Miller Performing Arts Center, 8-10 p.m. Admission is free.
Find the full Reunion Weekend schedule at: https://www.alfred.edu/alumni/reunion/schedule.cfm.