Western Washington University hosts its seventh annual Back2Bellingham 2016 reunion weekend for alumni, families, students, faculty, staff and the community Thursday-Sunday, May 12-15.
Events kick off at 5:30 p.m.Thursday, May 12, at Western’s Viking Union Multipurpose Room with the 2016 Alumni Awards and Recognition Celebration, open to the public. Details: WWU alumni website.
The $15 registration for the weekend includes a barbecue lunch on Old Main Lawn with music from Baby Cakes; the Red Square Carnival with a 250-foot zipline; party in the library; classes without quizzes; junior viking blast pass; college of fine and performing arts music and performance extravaganza, Bellingham Tap Trail tour, downtown Bellingham bash at Boundary Bay Brewery and campus tours. Some theatrical events and reunions require additional tickets, which can be purchased at back2bellingham.com and at the WWU Box Office, 360-650-6146, tickets.wwu.edu.
Other details: Details: 360-650- 6832, Chris.Roselli@wwu.edu.
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Here are some of the highlights. Events are free unless noted.
Friday, May 13
Wade King Student Recreation Center , 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Free tour, $4.50 day pass. Also open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.
Western Gallery Exhibit “How Space Turns” (”Wie Raum Wird”), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Planetarium Show “Stars of the Pharaohs” ($10), 7 p.m. Also at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
Guitars of Western, 7:30 p.m.
Planetarium Show - “Dynamic Earth” ($10), 8:30 p.m. Also at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Saturday, May 14
Sea Kayaking Tour on Bellingham Bay ($35), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.
Automobile Showcase of the Vehicle Research Institute, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Square Carnival (registration required), 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Zip Line On Campus! (registration required), 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Sarah Clark-Langager Art Galleries, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Motor Boat Tour on Lake Whatcom ($25), noon-5 p.m. Also on Sunday.
Sailboat Tour on Lake Whatcom ($25), noon-5 p.m. Also on Sunday.
Canoeing, Paddle boats, Sailing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boards (registration required), noon-7 p.m. Also on Sunday.
Planetarium Show “Dynamic Earth” ($10), 12:30 p.m.
A Tour of the WWU Outdoor Sculpture Collection, 1-2:30 p.m.
Bellingham By Bike ($5 Bike Rental), 1-2:30 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m. (two sessions)
Sin & Gin Tour ($15/$19) 7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 15
Whale Watching Adventure Cruise ($79 with discount) , 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Experience AS Outdoor Center Challenge Program High Ropes ($10), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Boundary Bay Brewery Tour, 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m.
Holly Street History Tour ($10) , 11 a.m.-noon
15th Annual Ridin’ Low in the 3-6-0 Lowrider Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.