Homecoming Saturday is fun for all ages – and certainly for the kids and the kids at heart.
Fun, exciting educational opportunities are in store at the Children’s Festival and Health Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at “Spartan Village” on the EUC’s Kaplan Commons. Offerings for children include games, inflatables, music, dancing, cheering, arts and crafts.
One popular attraction is The Big Bang Boom Children’s Band, performing 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Children’s Festival is sponsored by the School of Education and the North Carolina Teaching Fellows.
Those with questions specifically about that festival may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spartan Village on the commons offers lots for adults as well, especially as the day goes on. UNCG alumna, former soccer starter, and rising Nashville music artist Karla Davis performs songs from her debut country album Saturday from 1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Other featured events are:
The Parade of Chariots at 3 p.m.
Fuzz Band performs at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Coronation of Homecoming King and Queen at 6:30 p.m.
Sports fans may enjoy the free volleyball game in Fleming Gym at 5 p.m., UNCG vs. Chattanooga.
The Homecoming Game – men’s soccer vs. Wake Forest – will be at 7 p.m.
Homecoming was previously known as Fall Fest, but alumni response to the name change has been overwhelmingly positive, says Linda Carter, executive director of the UNCG Alumni Association and director of the Office of Alumni Relations.
“There will be something for everybody,” Carter says. “Homecoming is meant to be casual, spontaneous and fun.”
Details about the week’s activities are at www.uncg.edu/ure/homecoming/map_biglist.html.
By Michelle Hines and Mike Harris
Photography by David Wilson