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Homecoming events offer something for everyone

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Posted on October 10, 2017

Homecoming weekend offers a full slate of activities for Laker fans.

With the theme, "Halloween Tricks, Laker Treats," events on Friday, October 27, begin with the annual Charles H. Irwin Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner and Ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m. with a reception in the Kirkhof Center. Register online.

Events on Saturday, October 28, begin with a 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. at the Kelly Family Sports Center. Registration before October 13 costs $25 for adults ($20 for alumni, faculty and staff members) and $15 for students; the price includes breakfast after the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit Grand Valley's cross country and track and field programs.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall finishers, top three in age divisions. Details are online,

Laker football will host the Northern Michigan Wildcats at 4 p.m., an alumni tailgate and beer garden near the outdoor basketball courts precedes the game, beginning at 1 p.m.

Other events are highlighted below:

Brooks College student reception, alumni panel: October 26, 3:15-5 p.m., Alumni House

Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity Homecoming Celebration:  October 27, The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW in Grand Rapids; tickets are $15 or $20 at the door, proceeds support the center. Register online at

Tricks and Treats at University Libraries: October 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., events include a best pumpkin contest, tours of the Technology Showcase and a trivia game.