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Saturday, April 7, 2018



We will be selling Moms Day T-shirts, limited quantity, cash or check only.


Saturday, 9:00am


University Union Concourse, ground floor

Event Highlights:


Music and Lyrics by Jeff Marx & Robert Lopez
Book by Jeff Whitty
Directed by DC Wright

Dates & Times:

April 4 - 7 at 7:30pm & April 8 at 2:00pm


Hainline Theatre

About the play:

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

"Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart." - Musical Theatre International


Moms will receive a $5 off ticket discount for performances Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

9th Annual Donna Phillips Memorial 5K Fun Run / Dog Walk
Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am

  • 8:30 am check-in
  • 9:30 am 5K run begins
  • 9:35 am 5K dog run begins
  • 9:40 am dog walk begins

Brophy Hall, East Entrance

Additional Information:

Proceeds will benefit the Department of Kinesiology and their student organizations at Western Illinois University.
For more information go to

Spring Wildflower Hikes

Enjoy the first blooms of spring and the peace and serenity of nature on this morning nature hikes in the woods of Argyle.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7, 10:00 am - 11:30pm


Argyle Lake State Park, Colchester, IL
These 1-2 mile hikes will begin at the park visitor center.

Additional Information:

For more information, please call the park visitor center at (309)776-3422.

Big Pink Volleyball

Big Pink Volleyball is as easy as counting to 3! 1...2...3 If you can do that you can play. Great way to have fun and make memories to last a life time. Free, and no registration required!

Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7, 3:00PM - 5:00 PM


Spencer Student Recreation Center

Additional Information:

Teams will be put together by the recreation center and require Moms to participate.

Come Fly With Me Gala and Auction

Step into the Golden Age of Flight with the Performing Arts Society as we celebrate retro world travel! This formal event features live and silent auction, served dinner, and dancing to live music by Hollywood 5! Enjoy a fun and one-of-a-kind evening with your WIU Student! Moms attending Gala who are staying in a local hotel will receive a special Macomb Swag Bag, provided by the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7,5:30pm -11:00pm


WIU Union Grand Ballroom

Additional Information:

Moms will receive $10 off their Gala ticket, as well as their student's ticket. Tickets $75 per person before discount. For reservations, call 309-298-1618.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7, 8:00PM


Heritage Room, University Union Second Floor

Additional Information:
  • It's free
  • Open to all students and family members
  • Multiple games
  • Prizes for every game
  • Free popcorn and beverages

Mom's Throw-a-thon

Attend a pottery/clay workshop with Professor Ian Shelly. Participants will take part in a team building exercise to warm their hands up and then will work on the pottery wheel. The clay will wash out but casual attire is recommended. Smocks or aprons are not provided.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, April 7, 4:00PM


HPA 111 in the Heating Plant Annex

Additional Information: