Wednesday, Sept. 17

Late Afternoon Nature Walk at the Aboretum begins when the van leaves campus at 3 p.m. – rain or shine. Explore the beautiful State Arboretum of Virginia grounds and learn about some of Virginia’s native plants. Bring a camera, and wear closed-toe, lace-up shoes. Be back on campus by 6 p.m. Trip is limited to 9 students. Contact Shenandoah Outdoor & Adventure Recreation (SOAR) coordinator & outdoor education instructor Alice Morgan at 540/542-6533, amorgan@su.edu or suoutdoors@su.edu FREE

Thursday, Sept. 18

Virginia Blood Services Blood Drive is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health Professionals Building. To set up an appointment, contact student Jennifer Borden at jborden13@su.edu

“Shakespeare’s Green World” is presented at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (901 Amherst St., Winchester). Experience scenes from Shakespeare’s comedies performed in the garden, where actors will bring misunderstandings, unrequited love, mischief and chaos to life in a magical outdoor setting. Light refreshments served. “Shakespeare’s Green World” is directed by theatre professor Sally Anderson and features many Shenandoah student performers. Tickets are $20 for MSV members, $25 for adults and $15 for students. Reservations required. Call 540/662-1473 ext. 208 or visit http://www.theMSV.org

Friday, Sept. 19

“In the Red and Brown Water,” a Shenandoah Theatre Lab production, is presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Glaize Studio Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $10 for non-SU students. Purchase tickets in advance at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre box office; call 540/665-4569 or go to conservatoryperforms.org. All Shenandoah employees can pick up free tickets for conservatory events at any time. Free “rush” tickets are available to SU students two hours prior to any on-campus conservatory event.

Saturday, Sept. 20

re:Fresh for Families of First-Year Students  welcomes parents and family members back to campus to spend time with their students. Gather in the Brandt Student Center for breakfast around 9 a.m. Breakfast is followed by a special program – until noon – while the college kids sleep in. At noon, students will meet their families in the student center. From there, everyone can head off campus to local attractions, shopping and dinner. RSVP for the morning breakfast program via studentlife@su.edu Please indicate how many family members are attending re:Fresh, which is FREE

Shenandoah Singers perform at “A Night of Golden Lights” candlelight rally and vigil outside the gates of the White House from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Winchester’s First Interfaith Concert begins at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel / Recital Hall. Sept. 21 is International Peace Day, and a variety of musicians representing different faiths will present music from their traditions, representing the theme of peace and faith. One of the highlights of is an original composition by David Chavez, music director at Front Royal United Methodist Church, sung by his wife, Melissa Chavez, an opera singer. The composition is based on prayers from several faith traditions. The concert is sponsored by the Valley Interfaith Council. FREE

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Virginia State Police Recruitment is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Brandt Student Center. Contact Career Services at career@su.edu FREE

Celebrate Bisexual Visibility Day is a day of recognition across the country, when bisexuals and their supporters celebrate bisexuality, its history and culture. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., a table in the Brandt Student Center will offer cookies, handouts and information as well as play Bi-Pride music. Contact student Alex Carney at lcarney12@su.edu FREE

Friday, Sept. 26

Kappa Epsilon’s Bowling for Boobs begins at 6 p.m. at Northside Lanes in Winchester. Join members of Kappa Epsilon Pharmaceutical Fraternity and bowl for a cure! General admission is $15 and includes shoe rental and three games. Help raise money so local breast cancer survivors can attend KE’s Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Dinner free of charge. A portion of the proceeds also goes to the Young Survival Coalition. Sign up as a team by Sept. 12 and get general admission plus T-shirts. You may also purchase tickets and merchandise (T-shirts, breast cancer awareness flip flops, and wristbands) at the venue as well. For team cost or more information, contact student Michelle Nugent at mnugent13@su.edu

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