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Stretch your mind this weekend

This weekend's wrap-up is highlighted by the Herons hosting the Liberty League basketball tournament, the Statesmen's home lacrosse opener, and also features ways to explore places to live next school year, movies, concerts and a battle of the bands.

Friday, Feb. 29
Blackwell Scholars Days — For incoming first-year students in the Elizabeth Blackwell Scholarship program, will feature events and activities across the HWS campus.

Masquerade Ball — The annual Masquerade Ball begins with dinner at 6 p.m. at Club 86 in Geneva. Student tickets are $12 each or $20 per couple; $15 per person for the public; shuttles will run from the Medbery parking lot.

Shabbat Celebration — HWS Hillel will celebrate Shabbat beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Abbe Center for Jewish Life.

William Smith Basketball — vs. Rensselaer at 8 p.m., in the second semi-final game of the Liberty League tournament.

Saturday, March 1
Trustee Scholars Recognition Day — Today is Trustee Scholars Recognition Day, with events scheduled across campus.

“Paint the Campus Purple” — Today will be “Paint the Campus Purple Day,” to raise awareness of the upcoming Relay for Life. Those who wear purple will be entered into a special free raffle at the Battle of the Bands, from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Barn.

Hobart Lacrosse — The Statesmen challenge Hartford at 1 p.m. on Boswell Field, to open another season at home.

Open House at Sub Free House — The residents of the Substance Free House, at 775 S. Main St., invite the campus community to come to an open house from 2 to 4 p.m.; this is an opportunity for students interested in applying to live there for the 2008-09 academic year to see the building and meet the house managers. Milk, hot cocoa and cookies will be served.

Liberty League Basketball Championship — Teams playing will be determined by the semifinals on Friday; final game at 3 p.m.

“Tsotsi” — “Tsotsi,” a 2005 Academy Award-winning film set in Johannesburg, South Africa, will be shown starting at 7 p.m. at the Intercultural Affairs Center.

Battle of the Bands — The Office of Student Activities and Colleges Against Cancer will co-sponsor a Battle of the Bands from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Barn. Each $5 admission includes pizza and refreshments, drawing and prizes.

Sunday, March 2

Quaker Meeting — For worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Demarest 212, The Fisher Center; all are welcome.

Debate team — The HWS Debate Team will meet at 1 p.m. Sundays in Stern 201.

SSO concert — Violinist Tai Murray and conductor James Judd will be featured at the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra concert, presented by Geneva Concerts, at 3 p.m. at the Smith Opera House. The pre-concert talk starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 to college students with ID, and free to younger students, and will be available at the door.

All-Finnish concert — Several students from the Colleges will join the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble for all-Finnish concert, starting at 3 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church in Geneva. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and non-HWS students, and $5 for HWS students with ID, and may be purchased at the door.

Roman Catholic Mass — Will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at St. John's Chapel; all are welcome.

Simple Eucharist — A simple Eucharist in the Episcopal tradition will begin at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's Chapel; all are welcome.