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April 30 - May 1, 2022

Spring Family Weekend

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Welcome, Wildcat parents and families!

We look forward to hosting the 2022 Spring Family Week on the McMinnville campus April 30 - May 1. You are invited to enjoy some of the many people and programs that make Linfield University unique. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned to this page for further updates.

Weekend events

Saturday, April 30

Women's soccer game 

10 a.m.

Cheer on the Wildcat's women's soccer team as they take on Pacific. Enjoy the game at the beautiful new soccer/lacrosse stadium. 

Faculty mini-talks 

11 a.m.

Attend a sample class. Three Linfield professors have agreed to give a 15-minute lecture on a subject of interest to them. We promise you will not be tested! But you just might learn something.

Dr. Janet Gupton of theatre arts will talk about the process of directing a play. Dr. Jennifer Rauch from journalism and media studies will speak to the challenges of traditional news sources. Dr. Michael Crosser will talk about some of the physics at play in baseball. This will be a great way to sample the type of material your student may be learning. 

Men's soccer game 

12 p.m.

Watch the Wildcat men's soccer team as they take on Pacific. Enjoy the game at the beautiful new soccer/lacrosse stadium. 

Explore downtown McMinnville

1 - 4 p.m.

Linfield is so lucky to have a home in the heart of McMinnville and Yamhill County. Spend an hour or two exploring downtown. Merchants are eager to welcome you. Have some bubble tea at the Velvet Monkey, find your next great read at Third Street Books, unearth a treasure at Oodles or Bella Casa, or simply scout out a restaurant, brewery or winery to try later.

Painting class - SOLD OUT!

1 - 3 p.m.

Allison Hmura ’24, art major, will teach a painting class similar to a paint and sip event. No experience necessary. Sign up for you and your student to participate together. $25 per participant will cover the cost of any materials you need. Leave the weekend with a one-of-a-kind souvenir. This class is limited to 30 participants. SOLD OUT

$25 for materials.

Wine tasting

3 p.m.

Yamhill County is home to nearly 100 wineries. Join a group of Linfield parents and a Linfield administrator for a tasting at one of McMinnville’s tasting rooms. You will be assigned to one of four tasting rooms when you register.

$20 fee includes tasting fees.

Annual lu'au and ho'ike

7 p.m.

The student performances continue to be campus and community favorites each year. The Lu'au features dances from the Hawaiian Islands as well as New Zealand, Tahiti and Samoa. The show is put on by Linfield students who will dance hula, play Hawaiian music and share the Hawaiian culture with you.

Heathers The Musical

7:30 p.m.

Catch the delightful rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy, based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tickets for Heathers will go on sale April 4 and will be $15 for full price; $13 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty/staff; and $10 for students. We will offer a $2 discount on two adult tickets ($13) for those registered for Spring Family Weekend.

Content warning: This play may not be suitable for all audiences due to adult content and language. Recommended for ages 14 and older.

Sunday, May 1

Heathers The Musical

2 p.m.

Catch the delightful rock musical with music, lyrics and book by Laurence O'Keefe and Kevin Murphy, based on the 1989 film of the same name written by Daniel Waters. Reservations are highly recommended.

Tickets for Heathers will go on sale April 4 and will be $15 for full price; $13 for seniors (62+) and Linfield faculty/staff; and $10 for students. We will offer a $2 discount on two adult tickets ($13) for those registered for Spring Family Weekend. 

Content warning: This play may not be suitable for all audiences due to adult content and language. Recommended for ages 14 and older.  

 

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Happening elsewhere in McMinnville

The Sound of Music at Gallery Theater

Catch the final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein, which was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" and the title number. The Sound of Music is the inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, that follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.


$20 for adults, $16 for students with student ID.