Calendar of Moms Weekend Events

By Mikayla Ostendorf

Friday, April 10

Mom’s Weekend Kick-Off Event

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Location: Illini Union Rooms B and C

Meet with campus groups, enjoy refreshments and appetizers, capture memories at the photo booth, create a souvenir and see the crowning of the Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year.

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Illini Union Board Musical: “Legally Blonde”

7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Location: Lincoln Hall Theater

Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. They can be purchased at

Malignant Humor Festival

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Location: Illini Union Courtyard Cafe

Cost: Free

A two-day comedy event hosted by Spicy Clamato.

Friday Night Films: Annie

7 p.m.

Location: Illini Union Pine Lounge

Cost: Free

The Illini Union Board hosts a free showing of the movie “Annie.”

Saturday, April 11

Keep Calm and Meet with Mom – Moms Association Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Illini Union 210 General Lounge

Learn about potential involvement with the organization. Election of the 2014-15 Board of Directors. Recognition of recipients of the Medallion of Honor, Amelia Alpiner Stern Mom of the Year, Humanitarian Award, Illini Spirit Award and Moms Association Scholarships.

Keep Calm and Shop with Mom – Illini Union Board Craft Fair

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Illini Union First Floor

Cost: Free

Shop products from multiple vendors, including the Moms Association.

Moms Weekend Flower Show

All Day Saturday and Sunday

Location: Stock Pavilion

Hosted by the Horticulture Club, the annual event features student-built and designed gardens and landscapes.

Altgeld Tower Tours

Noon, 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

Location: Altgeld Hall

Become acquainted with one of campus’ oldest buildings by climbing to the bell chamber and listening to a brief concert.

Bags Tournament

1 p.m.

Location: Main Quad

Cost: $5 entry fee. Contact the Rec Room to sign up.

Prizes awarded to the top three teams.

U of I Women’s Glee Club Moms Day Concert

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – The Foellinger Great Hall

Cost: Tickets are $4-10. Purchase through the Krannert center Ticket Office ([email protected], 217-333-6280 or 800-KCPATIX.)This annual concert marks the Club’s 120th anniversary. Over 60 singers will perform in celebration of women.

Camp Kesem Illinois Fundraiser

5 to 8 p.m.

Location: The iHotel and Conference Center

Support Camp Kesem while enjoying entertainment, food and drink.

U of I Black Chorus Mom’s Day Concert

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts – The Foellinger Great Hall

The award-winning chorus will perform spirituals, gospel anthems, jazz works and R&B songs. Tickets are $4-10 and can be purchased through the Krannert Center Ticket Office.

Sunday, April 12

Illini Veterans Memorial 5K Walk/Run

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Starts at the McFarland Memorial Bell Towers at the South Quad

Hosted by the Illini Veterans, the third annual Memorial 5K benefits the Center for Wounded Veterans.

Keep Calm and Eat with Mom

10 a.m. to noon

Location: Illini Union – Ballroom

Cost: $20 per ticket with limited seating.

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