Things to do during Family Weekend

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Free fitness
The Student Recreation and Wellness Center will be open and free for guests Friday. Some of the facility’s features include fitness rooms, a suspended track, a five-court gymnasium, an indoor turf building and a rock climbing wall.

Rock and Bowl
Free food and bowling will be available for students and their families at the annual Rock and Bowl event Friday. Starting at 8 p.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center basement, Cardinal Lanes will provide free pizza, popcorn and soda while supplies last. The center features eight bowling lanes, eight billiards tables, a game area and a big screen viewing area.

Field hockey
Four field hockey teams will play at the Briner Sports Complex this weekend. They will play matches Friday, Saturday and Sunday. UC Davis will play against Central Michigan at 1 p.m. Friday. Ball State will play against a winless Vermont team at noon Saturday. To wrap up play, UC Davis will play against Vermont at 11 a.m. Sunday. The weekend series will be the last match Ball State plays before its Mid-American Conference schedule starts Oct. 5 with a road match against Central Michigan. Ball State played UC Davis on Wednesday and won, 3-2. While the team has not suffered consecutive losses this season, Ball State hasn’t won back-to-back matches.

‘Monsters University’
The University Program Board will show “Monsters University” for free at 9 p.m. as part of Friday Night Filmworks in Pruis Hall. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m. and seats are first come, first serve.

Ball State shirts Family Weekend T-shirts will be on sale for $10 at the L.A. Pittenger Student’s Center Campus Information Desk through the weekend.


Chase Charlie
Chase Charlie 5k Run/Walk will registration will start at 7:30 a.m. and the races will begin at 8:30 a.m. Participants will compete in several races where they will chase after Charlie Cardinal. The event is put together by an immersive learning class and proceeds go to the Sports Administration Fund for Excellence. According to a press release, the event looks to educate and prepare children in Muncie for healthy living. A free Children’s Fair will take place following the awards ceremony. There will be inflatables and carnival games. Games include skee ball and pick-a-pop.

Chase Charlie prices:
$17 5K Walk/Run Only (includes 5K race and T-shirt for Ball State students)
$22 5K Walk/Run Only (includes 5K race and T-shirt for non-Ball State students)
$27 5K Value Bundle (includes 5K race, football game ticket, $9 concessions voucher and T-shirt)
$15 Youth Race Value Bundle (age restrictions: fifth grade or younger, includes Mile Mania Race, Kiddie 100 race, football game ticket, $9 concessions voucher and a T-shirt)
$15 Non-racing Adult Bundle (for parents of youth racers, includes football game ticket and $9 concessions voucher).

Bingo and cornhole
The staff of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center will host free bingo and cornhole at 10 a.m. Saturday on the University Green.

A Family Weekend Picnic will be at noon on LaFollete Field for $5. Ball State Dining Services will provide food. After the picnic, students and families are invited to tailgate outside Scheumann Stadium in preparation for the 3 p.m. football game against Toledo.

Ball State faces off against Toledo at 3 p.m. in Scheumann Stadium. The Cardinals are 3-1 while the Rockets are 2-2. Tickets are available through the Athletics Ticket Office.

Here Come the Mummies
Here Come the Mummies will perform at 8 p.m. in John R. Emens Auditorium. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $20 in advance at the door. Youth tickets are $10 and Ball State student tickets are $5 in advance. The group brands itself as “terrifying funk from beyond the grave,” according to the press release.

Late Nite
The University Program Board will throw a special Late Nite inviting families to “come see what your students do on Saturday nights,” according to a press release. From 9 p.m.-1 a.m. in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center, UPB will present a DJ, inflatables, food and crafts for an “Avengers”-themed party.


Breakfast with Charlie
Noyer Dining will host Breakfast with Charlie at 9 a.m. The Ball State mascot will be available to take pictures. Students with meal plans can bring two guests for free using a meal swipe. For other guests, the event plus taxes costs $9.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 2-10 and free for children.

Family Weekend Golf Outing
Ball State will offer a golf outing at the Elks Golf Course in Muncie with a breakfast before to tee off, and participants will receive a lunch after golfing. Breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $50 per person. That includes a round of golf, green fees, a golf cart rental, free range balls and the two meals.


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