Mom’s Weekend Events


Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor |

Mom’s Weekend is closely approaching and FANGLE is here to help with planning out the weekend.


Take Back the Night: 6:30  – 9 p.m.

Take Back the Night will be an ongoing event throughout the weekend to “take back the night” from sexual assault and domestic violence. There will be a march around Athens, demanding for change.


Dairy Barn Fest: 3 – 8 p.m.

Held at The Dairy Barn Arts Center, this will be a free admission event that celebrates local vendors. Friday, April 6, from 3-8 p.m.; there will be hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; there will be activities for kids from 1-3 p.m., as well as a local food truck available all day.

Princess Bride: 7 p.m.

The Athena Cinema presents “The Princess Bride.” Reminisce nostalgia with this cult classic where admission will be $7.

Miss Bronze Scholarship Pageant: 7 – 9 p.m.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Phi Chapter will host their 41st annual Miss Bronze Scholarship Pageant. Held in Baker Theatre, doors will open at 6 p.m. and admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Get tickers here.

Mom’s Weekend Stargazing and Night Hike: 7 – 11 p.m.

Spend a night under the stars at The Ridges on April 6 and 7 from 7-11 p.m. Transportation, guides, and snacks will be provided. Register here.

Ohio University 8th World Music & Dance Concert: 7:30 p.m.

The School of Music and the Dance Division will present its 2018 World Music and Dance Festival and Diversity Concert. Guest artists will include Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers, Keith Moone, Eric Paton, Samba Diallo, Sogbety Diomande, Tom Berich, and more. Held at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, there will free admission to OU students with their ID, general admission is $12, and all other students are $9. Tickets will be available by phone at 740.593.1780.

“The Skin of Our Teeth”: 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Ben Stockman, this play will be held in the Forum Theater in the RTV Buildi ng. Talkbacks will be held after the performance. Admission will be free to OU student with their ID, regular admission is $10, and other students and seniors’ tickets are $7.


University Program Council’s Moms Walk for the Cure: 9 a.m.

The 2-mile walk supports the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The $20 registration fee contains a light breakfast, and a baseball t-shirt. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will kick off at 10. Register here.

Introduction to Global Opportunities at OHIO: 10 a.m – 12 p.m.

Learn with your mom about study abroad and away programs, scholarship opportunities and health and safety while off-campus. Light refreshments will be available.

Mom’s Weekend Conkle’s Hollow Day Hike: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Take your mom and hike through Hocking Hills April 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee will include transportation, tour guides, and a light lunch. Register here.

Moms Weekend Zip Line Adventure: time varies

Be adventurous with your mom by zip-lining at The Ridges April 7 and 8. Time varies. The $25 registration fee includes gear, training and transportation. Register here.

 Wine & Nine: Moms Weekend Golf Outing: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Golf and Tennis Center will host a nine-hole golf excursion and wine tasting featuring local wines. Four individuals can make a full team, but all participants must be 21 to drink. Register here.

MomsFest: 2 – 5 p.m.

Held at Ping Center, MomsFest will feature local vendors, food, and music from all over Athens. Proceeds from the event will go to Blue Line Boosters Club, which is a nonprofit organization that supports OU’s ice hockey teams.

Paint with Pinot: 3 – 4:10 p.m., 4:25 – 5:35 p.m., 5:50 – 7 p.m.

Take your mom to experience a cash wine bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, raffles, and one-of-a kind painting that you will paint. Proceeds will go toward Expanding YOUR Horizons, which is a a home-grown organization driven to developing self-esteem and self-determination in adults with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Tickets will be $35.00 per person and the event will be held at Walter Rotunda. Register here.

Mom’s Weekend Yoga Class: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Ping will host a free yoga group fitness class!

Mom’s Weekend Drum Circle: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

AMTAS (the American Music Therapy Association of Students) will sponsor this event. Drums will be provided for students and their moms to play and relax to. It will be held in the Wilhelm Amphitheater.

Skating toward Stardom: Spring Ice Show: 6 – 9 p.m.

Members of the Learn to Skate program, Athens Figure Skating Club, and the OU Synchronized Skating Team will be performing. Register here or at Bird Arena.

Masters of the Mind: 8 p.m.

Ohio University’s Performing Arts Series will bring The Psychic Duo, The Mind Artist, and The Kinetic Man to display telekinesis, hypnosis, mind reading, and prediction for the audience. Held at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, all tickets will cost $20.


Moms Brunch Sponsored by Club Crew: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Benefiting the Athens County Children Services, the brunch will be held inn Baker 240-242. Tickets will be $7 and will equate to an unlimited pancake breakfast.

Happy Mom’s Weekend from FANGLE!