Family Homecoming Weekend will be held at Colby College in Waterville Friday, October 1, through Sunday, October 3. The Alumni Relations Office reports that 1,400 visitors—alumni and families of current students—are registered to participate in weekend activities. Events listed below are open to the public and admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 1, 2004

7:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Slices of Life Festival of 10-minute Plays
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

Saturday, October 2, 2004

9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
State of the College Conversation with President William D. Adams
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Colby Craft Fair
One of Maine’s finest, featuring displays of more than 85 crafters
Field House, Harold Alfond Athletic Center

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Book reading and signing with Abigail Garner
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Page Commons, Cotter Union

10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
“Hungry to Be Heard: Voices of Hunger in a World of Plenty”
Jonathan M. White, Assistant Professor Sociology
Room 1, Olin Science Center

11 a.m.
Woodsmen Team Demonstration
Woodsmen’s Team area, across Washington Street from Johnson Pond and Marriner Drive.

11 a.m.
Field Hockey vs. Middlebury College
Crafts Field

11:30 a.m.
Book reading and signing with Linda Greenlaw ’83
All Fishermen are Liars: True Tales from the Dry Dock Bar
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

11:30 a.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Middlebury College
Loeb’s Field

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Reconsidering the Lincoln Assassination”
Elizabeth D. Leonard, Chair and John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Associate Professor of History, author of Lincoln’s Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War
Room 100, Lovejoy Building

Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Bunche Symposium: “For the Love of Art”
David Driskell, art historian specializing in African-American artists

Page Commons, Cotter Union

12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“Crickets, Mines, and DNA: Metals in Biological and Environmental Systems”
Shari Uldrich Dunham, Gerald and Myra Dorros Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Room 105, Keyes Building

1 p.m.
Football vs. Middlebury College
Seaverns Football Field

1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lecture-Demonstration: Old-Time Music and Traditional Instruments, with Mike Seeger
Room 100, Lovejoy Building

2 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Middlebury College
Loeb’s Field

2 p.m.
Colby Improv Group Performance
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

2 p.m.
Tour of the Colby College Museum of Art
Daniel Rosenfeld, Carolyn Muzzy Director of the Colby College Museum of Art
Lobby, Colby College Museum of Art

4 p.m.
Colby Improv Group Performance
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

6 p.m.
Jazz Performance
Conducted by Eric Thomas, director of band activities
Given Auditorium, Bixler Art and Music Center

7:30 p.m.
2nd Annual Slices of Life Festival of 10-minute Plays
Strider Theater, Runnals Building

7:30 p.m.
Music from True Vine: Mike Seeger in Concert
Lorimer Chapel

8 p.m.
Comedian Rob Weinstein and Performance by “Recycled Percussion”
Waterville Opera House, downtown Waterville
Tickets must be purchased in advance, $17, call 872-3190.
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Ongoing Exhibits at the Colby College Museum of Art

May 30 – October 31
Contemporary Highlights from the Permanent Collection
Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, Contemporary Highlights brings together a range of artists and media from the mid-20th century, including work by Romare Bearden, Lois Dodd, Yvonne Jacquette, Bernard Langlais, Elizabeth Murray, Louise Nevelson, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol.

June 20 – October 10
Sites Unseen: Photographic Visions of the Vernacular Landscape
This color photography exhibit asks viewers to consider the natural world, the built environment and the relationship between the two. Andy Cross, Hagen W. Dost, Tanja Alexia Hollander, Ruth Katz, Jocelyn Lee, Wally Mason, T. Jackson MacC and Ben Rush focus upon seemingly banal, everyday sites—landscapes that in their commonness are often overlooked.

July 11 – October 31
Artists Talk: Selections from the Skowhegan Lecture Archive
For decades, artists like David Hockney, Richard Serra and Terry Winters have inspired other artists studying at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Colby recently acquired recordings of these and other world-famous artists who have lectured at the school, and the exhibit lets viewers hear the artists’ words as they see their work.

The Colby museum has new hours — including expanded Sunday hours — but is now closed on Mondays. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m.