Weekend Suggestions: 10/2-10/4

(Megan Zendek/ Fourth Estate)

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

The first weekend of October presents many opportunities to check out some events nearby. Here is a list of on- and off-campus events for students to enjoy from Fourth Estate.  Stay safe and dry this weekend!

On-Campus Events

Fall for the Book: Fairfax Prize Presentation: Tim O’Brien

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the release of his book, “The Things They Carried,” award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien will accept the Fairfax Prize, Fall for the Book’s highest honor, which recognizes outstanding literary achievement. The presentation will take place Saturday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in Harris Theater. Mason professor Steve Goodwin will speak with O’Brien about his experiences in Vietnam and the writing of his book.

Mindfulness Meditation

This Friday, Oct. 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., University Life is partnering with the Center for the Advancement of Wellbeing and Mason’s Counseling and Psychological Services to host a mindfulness meditation in Student Union Building I, Room 3011. The event is free and is open to the entire Mason community. Brief instructions for attention-to-breath meditation is offered to newcomers.

Johnson Center Cinema: “Ant-Man”

The film will be showing in the Johnson Center Cinema this weekend. Showtimes are below.

Showtimes:

Thursday, Oct. 1, at 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

 

Off-Campus Events

D.C. VegFest

Hosted by Compassion Over Killing, the annual D.C. VegFest is a festival highlighting the benefits and joys of choosing plant-based foods. The festival is Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The location is outdoors at Yards Park in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood.

http://dcvegfest.com/

Cox Farms

Cox Farms in Centreville, Va. is home to Northern Virginia’s largest Fall Festival, which features world famous hayrides, farm animals, a cornfield, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and much more! The festival opened Sept. 26 and will run daily through Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary by date. Tickets are $10 on Oct. 1-2 and $17 from Oct. 3-4. The festival is located at 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville, Va. 20120.

http://www.coxfarms.com/

 

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