Hope College will celebrate “One Big Weekend: Homecoming and Family Weekend” on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22, with highlights including multiple events open to the public in addition to activities for alumni and the families of current students.

The weekend will include arts events, athletic contests, a 5K run, recognition of 10 young alumni who are receiving awards from the Hope College Alumni Association, a “Hope on 8th Street” event and reunions for two graduating classes.

The events will begin on Thursday, Oct. 20, with “Kickback” reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium hosted by the college’s Alumni of Color Advisory Council and featuring food, music and activities.  The council will also feature an evening of bowling on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at BAM Entertainment Center.

The Department of Theatre is presenting William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 14-16, and Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 20-22, in the studio theatre of the DeWitt Student and Cultural Center.  The performances on Oct. 14, 15, and 20-22 begin at 7:30 p.m. The performance on Sunday, Oct. 16, is a free matinee beginning at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for regular admission; $7 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff; and free for Hope College students and students ages 18 and under. Tickets are available at the Events and Conferences Office located in downtown Holland in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at 616-395-7890. Tickets may be purchased by calling or visiting the ticket office, online at hope.edu/tickets, or in person at the performance.

The recent alumni receiving “10 Under 10” awards will participate in a panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall, during which they will share perspective based on their educational and professional journeys. They will also be featured during a reception on Friday, Oct. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CityVū Events on the fifth floor of CityFlatsHotel. Admission to both events is free.

A “Hope on 8th Street” event center organized by the college’s Office of Alumni and Family Engagement will be open on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard Marriott downtown.  Alumni and their families will receive booklets including a variety of exclusive deals for restaurants and shops in downtown Holland.

On Friday, Oct. 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the ExploreHope program will feature hands-on activities from the college’s Summer Science Camps in the A. Paul Schaap Science Center for children in grades K-5. Advance registration is required.

Volleyball will host Calvin University on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse.  Tickets are $7 for adult general admission and $3 for general admission for those 18 and under, and will be sold at the door.

The Department of Music will present multiple performing groups during a Homecoming gala concert on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.   Admission is free.

The college’s club ice hockey team will host Saginaw Valley State University on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Griff’s Ice House West. Tickets are for general admission; are $5 for adults and $3 for children; and will be sold at the door.

The activities on Saturday, Oct. 22, will begin with a 0.5K kids’ fun run at 8:30 a.m. and the Donut Run 5K run starting at 9 a.m., both at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium.  All proceeds will benefit the student-organized Hope College Dance Marathon, which raises funds for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.  Registration through Tuesday, Oct. 18, is $35 for the general public, alumni, and faculty and staff, and $25 for Hope students and “miracle families” who receive care through the hospital; the two registration rates increase to $40 and $30, respectively, on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-22.

There will be a sale of Hope Athletics gear such as team uniforms and practice attire and campus mementos such as yearbooks and used campus furniture on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Maas Center auditorium.

There will be a tree planting in honor of the Class of 2012 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. near the northeast corner of the front lawn of the DeVos Fieldhouse. Admission is free.

A “Snacks & Swag” event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the program space of the Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, with alumni, students and families invited to drop by throughout.  The party will include free Hope “swag” and beverages and snacks, and the opportunity to purchase items such as Hope spirit blankets.

The Flying Dutchmen will host Olivet College in football at Ray and Sue Smith Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adult general admission and $3 for general admission for those 18 and under.

The De Pree Art Center and Gallery is presenting an exhibition by artist Kim Faler titled “Wasting Time,” which questions the value placed on memories, routines and the passage of time, through Wednesday, Nov. 2. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free.  Because a current Hope ID is necessary to unlock the De Pree Art Center’s front door, others interested in visiting should call the building’s office 616-395-7500 to be let in.

The Kruizenga Art Museum is featuring two exhibitions. “No Planet B” includes 41 works reflecting on the environmental challenges facing the planet, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 10.  “Chicanx Art: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage” features 11 works of art by Chicano and Chicana artists that reflect different aspects of Mexican-American heritage and runs through Saturday, Nov. 5. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Admission is free.

In addition to reunion celebrations for the classes of 2002 and 2012, affinity events on Saturday, Oct. 22, include an Alumni of Color Brunch, an alumni men’s lacrosse game and a reception for the college’s alumni H-Club.

The college’s Office of Admissions is hosting an “Anchor Day” on Friday, Oct. 21, and a Visit Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, for high school students.  Advance registration is required, and additional information is available at hope.edu/visit

Advance registration for all events that require it and a full schedule are available at hope.edu/onebigweekend