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Alumni & Friends

Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2017 • September 15 - 17, 2017

Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change Weekly


Friday, September 15, 2017

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
UMFK Blake Library Gallery Exhibit by Artist Michelle Richardson
Location: UMFK Blake Library Gallery

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Wagon Rides by John & Ann Babin
Location: Nowland Hall Parking lot area
Free wagon rides for the general public.

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Welcome BBQ and Pep Rally
Location: Quad near Nowland Hall and Powell Hall
The official kick-off of Homecoming. Meet our nationally ranked sports teams.

Tickets: $10.00 for community members.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception for "Creatures with Wings and Other Stange Spirits"
Location: UMFK Blake Library
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host sculptor and mixed media artist Michelle Richardson’s work entitled, “Creatures with Wings and Other Strange Spirits,” through September 29th. The exhibit is a collection about stories, with each sculpture representing a tale.

The opening reception is a great way to meet the artist at the gallery and see the amazing collection of art on display.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit may be view during regular Blake Library hours. For more information, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527.

To view the library's website go to: http://www.umfk.edu/library/

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Traditional Acadian Kitchen Party
Location: Fort Kent Senior Center
Come join us for a night of Acadian music by local talents and delicious sweets.

Admission is $5 for the general public and children under 12 attend free.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Performances by Emily Earle and Nicole Nelson
Location: Fox Auditorium, University Dr, Fort Kent, ME 04743, USA
Emily Earle's singing is a mix of heartfelt lyrics and contagious melodies - falling somewhere between early Miranda Lambert, classic Sheryl Crow, and unmistakable Linda Ronstadt. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Nicole Nelson brings a soulful rock explosion to the stage. Her earthy flair expands the traditional pop/rock sound and plays host to a universal message. “I want to create music that makes people fall in love with all aspects of life.

The event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
2nd Annual Jim Grandmaison Bike Tour
Location: UMFK Blake Library Parking Lot
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 10 a.m. at the UMFK Blake Library parking lot.

The bike tour is designed for 16-mile or 33-mile ride on the beautiful scenic ride to Soldier Pond and along the shore of Eagle Lake.

The cost of the bike tour is UMFK students: $10.00; Adults: $35.00; school age students: $10.00; and family rate: $100.00.

A rider should wear blue and must wear a helmet.

You may pre-register online at: http://https://athletics.umfk.edu/biketour-pir/

*Partners for International Relief Fundraiser

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
UMFK Bengal Women's Volleyball Game vs. Husson
Location: UMFK Sports Center
Go Bengals!!

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
UMFK Blake Library Gallery Exhibit by Artist Michelle Richardson
Location: UMFK Blake Library Gallery

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Homecoming/Scarecrow Festival Parade
Location: Fort Kent Court House Parking Lot - Market Street
The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m. at the Fort Kent Court House parking area (located on Market Street). The parade will have a "Scarecrow Goes to the Movies" theme.

The parade will proceed through Market Street, East Main, West Main up to the lights and up through Pleasant Street, and end in front of the UMFK President's residence, where trophies will be given out. All alumni, UMFK employees, and students are encouraged to participate or you may watch the parade on the lawn of the Haenssler Honors Center lawn.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
UMFK Bengal Women's Volleyball Game vs. Husson
Location: UMFK Sports Center
Go Bengals!!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
UMFK Women's Soccer vs Fisher College
Location: Alumni Memorial Field
Go Bengals!!

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UMFK Men's Soccer vs Fisher College
Location: Alumni Memorial Field
Go Bengals!!

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
UMFK Alumni and Friends Rendezvous
Location: UMFK Nadeau Hall
Tickets: $25 per person. Contact the UMFK Alumni Affairs office to reserve your ticket(s) by calling (207) 834-7557.

Enjoy an evening of mingling with friends and catching up with classmates. The Rendezvous will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar featuring fine wine, micro-brewed beers, and signature cocktails. The event is open to the general public.

Evening Awards: Presenting Outstanding Alumni


Sunday, September 17, 2017

11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
UMFK Blake Library Gallery Exhibit by Artist Michelle Richardson
Location: UMFK Blake Library Gallery