'Pumpkin Chunkers' Sought for Equestrian Club Contest
Fruit will be flying at the Albion College Equestrian Club's first annual Pumpkin Chunkin' contest Friday, November 2 at the Held Equestrian Center, located 1/4 mile south of the intersection of 29 Mile Road and Albion-Concord Road in Albion. Setup begins at 4:30 p.m., with a 5 p.m. launch.
According to Equestrian Club member Alyssa Olson, "pumpkin chunkin'" is the sport of launching pumpkins with team-built catapults. Although complicated catapult plans are available on the Internet, Olson stressed that their competition is focused on fun. "Two sticks in the ground with an exercise band works great," she said. "We want this to be something kids and families can get involved in."
Along with the contest, the Equestrian Club will sell homemade concessions.
The contest entry fee is $20/team. The Equestrian Club will supply pumpkins but not catapult materials. For a complete list of rules, see http://www.facebook.com/events/449158565126310/?ref=ts&fref=ts or contact organizer Heather Waldron, , or contact the Held Equestrian Center, 517/629-0836.
Alumnus Addresses Fun in Philosophy
Albion alumnus Casper "Cap" Uldricks, '75, visits Albion College to discuss "Philosophy: Funnily, It Matters!" in a public address Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Science Center Towsley Hall.
A philosophy major at Albion College, Uldricks went on to earn a master's degree in divinity from Boston College and a law degree. He worked for the Food and Drug Administration for nearly 20 years. Currently, he works for a private law firm and specializes in legal work involving the FDA and the USDA.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Philosophy department secretary Linda Clawson, , or 517/629-0207.
Students Share December Scenes
Students off-campus share scenes from their December holiday season from England, Spain, Germany, and Belgium.
Whitehouse Nature Center Hosts 'Bee School' for Beginner, Intermediate Keepers
Beekeepers get the buzz on starting and improving hives with a Michigan Beekeepers Bee School. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23, hosted at Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.
In addressing the growing community of local beekeepers, this year's bee school will have sessions for beginning and intermediate beekeppers, along with people who have never started a hive. Classes will focus on the natural history of the honeybee, hive care,ordering bees, bee pests/parasites and more. Local bee vendors will be on hand and all classes are taught by experienced beekeepers.
Pre-registration is $45 and additional family members can register for $35/person. Lunch and refreshments are included. For more information and to register for Bee School go to www.michiganbeekeepers.com/coming-events or contact Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green, , 517/629-0582.