CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's Dad's Weekend enters its 65th year on Feb. 6, featuring more than 25 activities, including car shows, a Shakespearean play and a barbecue.

While some of the events are open only to the more than 3,000 fathers of OSU students expected to visit campus, many activities are free and open to the public.

Activities begin on Friday, Feb. 6, when students are encouraged to take their fathers to OSU's Dixon Recreation Center, where dads will have free access to swimming, basketball courts, weight machines and a variety of other fitness activities. Friday evening offers a choice between classic and popular culture with the screening of the 1997 film "Air Force One" an OSU music performance or the University Theatre's presentation of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus."

Featured events on Saturday include a comedy show, a sports expo and two car shows. The entire schedule follows:

Friday, Feb. 6

All Day

Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

8 a.m.

Photography exhibit: "Silver Meditations," by Jerry Uelsmann, Fairbanks Hall. Uelsmann has more than 100 solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain (through 5 p.m.)

10 a.m.

Memorial Union Center "Lonesome Pot Sale," featuring a variety of crafts. MU Student Lounge (through 4 p.m.)

7 p.m.

Screening of "Air Force One," Milam Auditorium. $3.

Band-O-Rama, performances by OSU Jazz, Spirit and Symphonic bands. LaSells Stewart Center, $6.

7:30 p.m.

OSU presents Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Withycombe Theatre, $7 general admission, $3 students.


Saturday, Feb. 7

All Day

Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

8 a.m.

Sports Breakfast, Valley Football Center (through 10 a.m.)

9 a.m.

Weekend Market Place, featuring a variety of vendors and products, MU Ballroom (through 5 p.m.)

Intramural Hoop Shoot and Free Throw Contest, Langton Hall (through 11:30 p.m.)

10 a.m.

Radiation Center tour (through noon).

Dad and I photos, $5 for one, two for $7, MU Room 109 (through 2 p.m.)

Sports and luxury car show, MU Quad, free (through 4 p.m.)

Classic car show and sports expo, featuring miniature golf, batting cage, McAlexander Fieldhouse, free (through 4 p.m.)

Valley Library construction viewing, 6th floor staff room of Valley Library (through 5 p.m.)

10:30 a.m.

- CH2M Hill Alumni Center Open House (through 12:30 p.m.)

Root beer floats, $3 for one, two for $5, MU Concourse (through 2:30 p.m.)

11 a.m.

Father-student Bowling contest, $5, MU Recreation Center (through 1 p.m.)

Silver Meditations photo exhibit featuring Jerry Uelsmann, Fairbanks Hall (through 2 p.m.)

3 p.m.

Screening of 1997 film, "Air Force One," encore at 7 p.m., $3, Milam Auditorium.

4 p.m.

Dad's Weekend Barbecue, $8, Valley Football Center (through 6 p.m.)

7:30 p.m.

Comedy show, featuring Victoria Jackson, $10, LaSells Stewart Center.

Performance of Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus," $7 general admission, $3 students, Withycombe Theatre.


Sunday, Feb. 8

All Day

Dads admitted free to Dixon Recreation Center.

8:30 a.m.

Dad's Weekend Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by Delta Delta Delta sorority, 340 NW 26th (through 11:30 a.m.)

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Allison Hertel, 541-737-6872