We all know the Brick City Homecoming is this weekend and have heard about the headlining events like the Hockey Game at Blue Cross Arena (GO TIGERS!), but have you checked out the full schedule? There are a variety of activities that will be going on at RIT this weekend. I created a checklist of some of the best events you may not have heard about that I’m planning on attending:
Thursday, October 10:
1. 4th Annual Haunted Trail – Presented by Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority and Sigma Chi Fraternity:
October is here! That means the trails behind Gracie’s becomes the Haunted Trail this Thursday and Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. The tour departs from the lobby of Grace Watson Hall on the side opposite of the vending area. Get ready to scream!
Friday, October 11:
2. Open Swim at Gordon Field House
This Friday you will be able to enjoy the Aquatics Center facilities from 6:45 to 8:45am and then from 12:30 to 1:45p.m. The area will open at other times during the weekend so if you can’t make it this day, make sure to check your calendar and save some space to have some fun at the pool or relax at the hot tub. Don’t worry about the weather because the Aquatics Center is indoors and it’s also heated. This event will also run on Saturday and Sunday, from 2:30 to 4:30p.m. and 7 to 10:30 p.m.
3. Shop One² Open House:
Make sure to stop at Global Village and check out the Fine Art and Craft Gallery Shop One from 10a.m. to 5p.m. If you’re looking for paintings, photography, prints, ceramics, music, furniture, literary publications or any other piece of art, or even if you just simply want to take a look around, stop at this store for their Open House! This event will also happen on Saturday with the same schedule and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 12
4. Indoor Rock Climbing at the Red Barn:
Have you ever been interested in trying rock climbing? Or are you already a master in conquering those heights? One way or the other„ make sure to stop at the Red Barn from 9:00 to 11:00a.m. and discover the indoor rock climbing facility. This event will also be happening on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
5. Brick City BBQ:
Go to the Davis Room at the SAU this Friday from 11a.m. to 12p.m and then from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to enjoy some delicious plates from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and enjoy some flavors of this Rochester traditional restaurant.
6. Art on Campus Walking Tour:
Archivist Becky Simmons will be exploring the artistic heritage at RIT campus on a guided walking tour. Join her to learn about the meaning and history behind the artwork located on campus.
7. Gracie’s Alumni Open House:
Have you been a student worker at Gracie’s? Then join General Manager Scott Vadney from 3 to 4:30p.m. on a tour to see what has changed at the dining facility.
8. Public Ice Skating:
Practice your ice-skating skills at the Ritter Arena from 8 to 10p.m.„ this Saturday! There will be skate rental available and an admission fee will be charged at the door. If you can’t make it on Saturday, doors will also open on Sunday from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m and from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
9. RIT Model Railroad Club Open House:
Are you a fan of model railroading or are you interested in the history of Rochester’s railroads? Then make sure to stop by the Student Alumni Union, room A420 this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to see the new model railroad under construction and get the chance to see some trains running.
Sunday, October 13:
10. Brick City 5K Run & Walk:
Do you like races? Then don’t forget to sign in for this Run and Walk and get the chance to win a prize! This event runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Both starting and finishing points will be at Grace Watson Hall.
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Written by: Ivonna Cabrera
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