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Friday, September 20th Family Weekend Events

General James Hackler Golf Course at Coastal Carolina University

1 Joe Carter Way, Conway
Tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m.

 Arriving early? Want to practice chipping and putting before the Family Weekend tournament? How about playing a round with your student? Enjoy Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Golf Course.

  • $25 per person.  Price includes cart and range balls
  • Call the Hackler Golf Course up to seven days in advance to book your tee time.

 The Hackler Pro Shop has fantastic Coastal Carolina University apparel – polo shirts, sweaters, jackets, hats and much more. Make sure to mention that you are in town for Family Weekend and receive a 25 percent discount on your apparel purchase.


Chanticleer Store

The HTC Center
104 Founders Drive
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


 Stop in and view the large selection of apparel, gifts, supplies and gift cards in the new store. Show your CCU pride and pick up Chanticleer gear for the entire family. Discount coupons, while they last, will be available at the Welcome Reception and Registration.


Art Gallery Exhibit
"This is What Makes us Girls" Karen Ann Myers

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery
Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, Room 129
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This work is inspired by the cult of beauty in contemporary mass media.

Admission: Free (no ticket required)


 Welcome Reception and Registration (Drop-in)

Wheelwright Auditorium Lobby
2 to 9 p.m.
~ Registration required.

 Meet with your student and catch your breath! Check in, enjoy some refreshments, pick up your official Family Weekend nametag(s) (used for admission to all registered events) and get any last minute directions. Forget to pre-order your Family Weekend T-shirt? T-shirts will be available for sale - while they last. Should you miss this registration session, check in from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday at the Continental Breakfast in Wheelwright Auditorium. NOTE: Nametags are required for entry into most Family Weekend events.


CCU Parents’ Cookie Contest

Turn in cookies at Wheelwright Auditorium Lobby, 2 to 6:30 p.m.
Winner announced at the Spectrum Concert

 Bring your family’s favorite homemade cookies to enter and win the coveted CCU Parents’ Cookie Contest. Judging will be done by distinguished and hungry celebrity guests at the Spectrum Concert.  Each submission should consist of eight cookies stored in a bag or container labeled with the cook’s name.  All submissions should be turned in between 2 and 6:30 p.m. 


Dinner at the Fred W. Hicks Commons

Student Dining Hall
5 to 8 p.m.
~ Pay at the door.

 Located between Ronald R. Ingle and Ronald G. Eaglin halls, the Hicks Commons serves a delicious all-you-can-eat cafeteria-style breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the fare your student enjoys every day.


Family Weekend Opening Celebration:  Ninth Annual Spectrum Concert

Wheelwright Auditorium
7 p.m.
Admission: free; ticket required.
~Pick up your tickets at the Wheelwright Box Office during the Welcome Reception and Registration.
~ Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 Join us for the annual Coastal Band Program fundraising concert. This joint effort between the CCU Bands and the Office for Philanthropy provides an opportunity for patrons to see the direct effects of their generosity. The spectrum concert features student music groups from the CCU Band program. You'll hear an hour of uninterrupted music with everything from guitars to drums, and styles from classical to jazz to show tunes.


The Evasons- Mind Reading Duo

Sponsored by the Coastal Activities Board
Wheelwright Auditorium
9 p.m.
~ Registration required: Cost included with your Family Weekend registration.
~ Pick up your tickets at the Wheelwright Box Office during the Welcome Reception and Registration.
~ Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Evasons, a husband and wife team, deliver an interactive entertainment performance for any crowd.  This mentalist duo has been featured on several network television specials and have been wowing crowds since 1983!


Edwards Theatre
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball

by Rebecca Gilman
Edwards Theater, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts Building (117)
7:30 p.m.

 Rebecca Gilman's poignant, dark-comedy, which premiered in London in 2004 introduces Dana Fielding, an artist who is struggling with life and "losing it" along the way.  her latest exhibit is a disaster, her boyfriend is leaving and her paranoria is out of control.  When she lands in a mental hospital, it's a chance to rebuild her sanity- until she learns that her insurance will only pay for a ten-day stay.  As she finds comfort and stability in the day-to-day routine of being a patient, she begins to take on teh role of the famed baseball player Darryl Strawberry in an attempt to convince her doctors of her insanity.  Little does she realize that taking on this alter ego forces her to unearth issues that come from dealing with the price of fame and one's true identity. 

Ticket Prices:
$15 per person
CCU Students: $5 (one per valid ID)
CCU and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)
Teens (ages 11 to 17): $5
Children (ages 10 and under): $5 (must be accompanied by an adult)
Tickets are available by phone- 843.349.ARTS

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