TENTATIVE Schedule of Events for Friday, October 24, 2014

All Family Weekend events and activities are completely optional. There are no required events. The most important thing to do is spend some quality time with your student.

3-7 p.m. Information and sign-in table will be open in the Reid Campus Center foyer. Pick up a printed schedule of Family Weekend events and tickets for Improv Group performances (Friday & Saturday) and Planetarium shows (Saturday only).

3:30-4:30 p.m. The Annual Whitman Cookie Contest is back for its 6th year! The Glover Alston Center will be reserved for use from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for families to bake together. New this year, we plan to compile a keepsake cookbook of cookie recipes & childhood photos submitted by contest participants. We will have the books printed and available for purchase at the event. Pre-registration information to come. Reid Campus Center, Coffeehouse.

4-5 p.m. The Whitman College "Fridays at Four" Recital Series. Hall of Music, Chism Recital Hall.

4:15 p.m. Whitman College Cycling Club invites you to join them for a 60- to 90-minute ride at a leisurely pace with a possible stop at a local coffee shop following the ride. Participants will need to provide their own bicycles, helmets, etc. Rentals are available at Allegro Cyclery on Main Street. Meeting in front of Reid Campus Center.

4:30-6 p.m. Faculty/ Parent Social. Mingle with some faculty members from a variety of departments. Parents only. Wine, beer and other refreshments will be served. Baker Center.

5-6 p.m. “Fridays at 5” Hillel-Shalom Shabbat Reception. Meet other Hillel-Shalom students and parents as you welcome Shabbat by lighting candles and eating freshly baked challah. If you are able, please RSVP to Sharon Kaufman-Osborn at Spiritual Activities Room, Prentiss Hall, Room 10, on the bottom floor.

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner in Prentiss Dining Hall. Family members are invited to enjoy their student’s dining experience ($12.75 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under).

7-9:30 p.m. Whitman Sampler Concert. Enjoy performances by the Whitman Chorale and Chamber Singers (directed by Jeremy Mims), Orchestra (directed by Paul Luongo), Wind Ensemble (directed by Gary Gemberling) and Jazz Band (directed by Doug Scarborough). Cordiner Hall.

7 p.m. Volleyball. Sherwood Center.

7-10 p.m. Alpha Phi’s Red Dress Gala to raise money for women’s heart disease. Please join Whitman’s newest sorority in their first ever Red Dress Gala. The night will consist of wine and coffee, dessert, speakers, live entertainment, a raffle and a silent auction. This event is open to students, faculty, families, and community members. This is a great time to socialize with other parents, and help raise money for a great cause. All money raised will be donated to the Alpha Phi Foundation, which for 57 years has been helping raise awareness and fund for heart disease research. Our silent auction items include: an NFL gift basket with Seahawks merchandise, Bed and Breakfast packages around Walla Walla, private wine tastings at local wineries, tickets to the Walla Walla symphony, and many more. For more information on the event and to RSVP visit Cocktail attire. Red admired but not required. Walla Walla Elks Lodge.

8 p.m. Harper Joy Theatre performance. Tickets: $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors (60+) and free for Whitman students with their student IDs. To make reservations, call the Box Office at (509) 527-5180. For more information, visit

10-11 p.m. Unpretentious Comedy Join Whitman’s newest improve group for a night of unscripted fun and giggles for all. Pick up free tickets for this event in advance at the Reid Campus Center sign-in table. Performance held in Maxey Hall Auditorium.