Friday, October 19
● Sponsored by HWS Hillel, Shabbat will be celebrated beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Abbe Center for Jewish Life, 764 S. Main St. For details, call Lorinda Weinstock at ext. 3385 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
● Come watch the most celebrated reggae act of all time, The Wailers, when they return to the Smith Opera House for an 8 p.m. concert, presented by Hobart and William Smith Colleges in conjunction with The Smith. Tickets will be available at the box office; doors will open at 7 p.m.
Backing Bob Marley from 1974 until his death in 1981, The Wailers have long been recognized as a formative link to the reggae tradition. Their ability and international acclaim supersedes all others in that musical realm. Now led by rhythm guitarist Junior Marvin and bassist Aston “Family Man Barrett, The Wailers have spent the past 25 years on the international touring scene making a new name for themselves. They are finishing a summer tour with the Dave Mathews Band.
Saturday, October 20
● Instructor of English Mary Hess will lead an historical tour honoring Deborah Tall called “Finding a Sense of Place, departing at 9 a.m. from the Medbery Parking Lot.
The group will visit Kanadesaga, a village destroyed by the Sullivan Expedition and later settled as Geneva; Canandaigua, where a peace treaty was signed by the six nations of the Iroquois confederation; and Ganondagon, a flourishing and vibrant center for the Seneca people. Lunch will be provided.
● The Heron Society will host a luncheon and silent auction from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in Winn-Seeley Gym. Tickets are $10 each, free to those under 6 years old. For details, call ext. 3500.
● At 1 p.m., head on down to Boswell Field to watch the Hobart Statesmen football team host St. Lawrence in a Liberty League match-up.
● The nationally ranked William Smith College soccer and field hockey teams will both be in action on campus at 2 p.m. The 5th ranked soccer team will take on Clarkson on Cozzens Field while the field hockey team hosts Rensselaer on McCooey Field.
● Come witness two new campus residences, Carr McGuire House at 775 S. Main St., and the Abbe Center for Jewish Life, across the street at 764 S. Main St., be dedicated in ceremonies starting at 5 p.m., as part of the board of trustees weekend.
● The Heron Society festivities will continue in honoring the sixth class of inductees to join the Heron Hall of Honor. A reception and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. in the Bristol Gym; the dinner will follow at 7 p.m. The live auction will begin at 9:15 p.m., also in Bristol Gym. Tickets are $35 each. For details on the Hall, visit Hall of Honor.
Sunday, October 21
● As a part of the Heron Hall of Honor Weekend, a Heron and Statesmen Family Fun event is scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In addition to the open pool, there will be a field hockey/soccer/lacrosse clinic for children ages 7-13 on McCooey Field.
The William Smith Centennial Pizza Party will follow at 11:45 a.m. in the Heron Hall of Honor in Winn-Seeley Gym. Tickets are $8 for adults and free to children 12 and under.
● At noon in St. John's Chapel, sponsored by the Office of Religious Life, everyone is welcome to join this new gathering of people seeking “windows” into what is going on with us at a deep level and into what is going on in the larger community and world through contemplative spiritual practices including attentiveness, compassion and hospitality.
● At 1 p.m., the 5th ranked William Smith College soccer team’s weekend continues as they take on St. Lawrence on Cozzens Field in a Liberty League match-up.
● All are invited to St. John's Chapel at 4 p.m. to celebrate Roman Catholic Mass, sponsored by Our Lady of Peace Parish (Geneva's Roman Catholic community) and the HWS Religious Life office.