WC Fall Family Weekend Preview

By Brooke Schultz

Elm Staff Writer

Fall Family Weekend is this weekend, which means there’s plenty of different activities for you and your family to check out around campus on Sept. 25 through Sept. 27.

Charm City Junction Concert

Patrick McAvinue and Sean McComiskey will be performing from 9-11 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Martha Washington Square. The two perform blue grass with an Irish twist, with McAvinue playing the fiddle and McComiskey on the button accordion. Admission to the show is free, and there will be light refreshments and a cash bar.

Sports Games

WC’s field hockey team will be going up against Gettysburg on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Kirby, Jr. Stadium. In the Cain Athletic Center in the Russell Gymnasium, the volleyball team will be playing Gettysburg at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26. Men’s soccer will be playing Franklin & Marshall on the same day, starting at 7 p.m. There will also be several alumni lacrosse games on Sept. 27: men’s “Old Timers” Game at 10 a.m., Shorewomen vs. Alumni at 12 p.m., and Shoremen vs. Alumni at 2 p.m.

Crab Feast 

Phi Delta Theta hosts an annual crab feast on Sept. 26 from 4-7 p.m. Families can buy tickets in advance for $30 or pay $35 at the door, and they can even buy a commemorative t-shirt at the event. All proceeds raised at the event benefit ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association and the Maryland Gamma chapter. You can access tickets through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/washington-college-phi-delta-theta-crab-feast-tickets-18544157073.


RiverFest, formally known as the Waterfront Festival, is taking place during Fall Family Weekend. The Center for Environment and Society has partnered with RiverArts and WC’s Sandbox Initiative to increase the fest’s outreach.

RiverFest takes place on Sept. 26 and runs from 12-7:30 p.m., packed with activities for the whole family. Events include kayak and canoe races, a poker run, and the Center for Environment & Society Cardboard Boat Race. There will also be art displays, kayak and paddle board exhibitors and manufacturers, face painting, arts and crafts, and pony rides with the WC Equestrian Team. Besides the appearance from the Kilby Cream Moo Mobile, food and drinks will be available from local venders.

Program and Intern Coordinator Jamie Frees organized RiverFest on behalf of Center for Environment and Society. “This year I have been coordinating with Jodi Bortz of RiverArts to execute RiverFest. I was hired by CES last October so this is my first year organizing RiverFest. The past eight years CES hosted the Waterfront Festival, which I am no stranger to. I participated in the Cardboard Boat Race in 2009 and again in 2011, taking home first place,” she said.

RiverFest itself is free, but if you want to participate in any of the races, there’s a $25 registration fee. Those interested can contact jfrees2@washcoll.edu or call at 410-810-7162. Cardboard boats should be preregistered and ready by noon Sept. 26.

There’s a wide variety of events for all the students and their families, and there are plenty more available online at: http://www.washcoll.edu/calendar/fall-family-weekend.php.

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