FAB (‘Fords Against Boredom) is always looking for new and interesting ways to plan and organize events! While many of the events are rooted in tradition, such as Ben and Jerry’s Bingo or Quizzo, most are planned on a year to year basis. FAB operates with one major goal in mind, to provide as many free and varied events, both on and off campus as non-alcoholic alternatives – from concerts, to sports games, to cooking classes, to musicals, to Oktoberfest, to Quizzo and everything in between.
So what’s already happened this year? This year we kicked off with a Customs Picnic – this was a new event we were trying out and replaced the Customs Casino during the week. As a huge fan of the Casino Night event myself, I can say to not worry, as we still plan to host a Casino event throughout the year. Moving forward, our semesterly Quizzo event was a huge success, Magill filled up with masses of people coming for hundreds of Insomnia Cookies and obscure trivia questions for cash prizes! We then had an off campus trip to a Phillies game against the Marlins, an enjoyable event as always. Just the next day we had a trip to Cirque de Soleil, this was a first for us and a massive success.
Now what’s coming in the near future? FAB has a whole lot planned, and in addition to our events and event concepts, we’re taking on new members. Our FABlication will be sent out to the student body for anyone interested in joining up with us, look for that soon! Moving forward with events and things we’re thinking about:
September 19th, 8PM, Zubrow Commons – Comedian!: Come out to see Geoff Keith and enjoy a fried foods bar! Check out this clip of him here: http://vimeo.com/95049844
September 26th, 6:30-7:30, Marshall – Screw Date!: FAB presents Screw Date! This year, FAB has taken over the event and brings you an all time classic. Freshmen will be paired off with other freshmen on blind dates by their CPs and given half a pick up line. One by one, each one with the first half announces it to all on the stage in search of the person with the second half, awaiting the date of their dreams afterwords. Enjoy cookie decorating also hosted by FAB afterwords!
September 27th, noon (12PM) Bus, Linvilla Orchards – Apple Picking!: A bus leaves Haverford at 11:30AM outside the campus center, first come – first serve basis for the trip, so show up early! We’re going to Linvilla Orchards for some Fall-time Apple Picking.
October 3rd, Evening – First Friday Bus!: FAB will be offering a free bus into Philly for First Friday on October 3rd, don’t pass up on this great opportunity!
October 4th, 1-4PM, Founders Green – Oktoberfest!: Oktoberfest strikes early this year, normally held in later October by FAB, this year, come out to Founder’s Green on a Saturday Afternoon for sausages, music and to relax.
That’s everything completely planned in the near future, but now I’ll offer a glimpse into some events we are thinking about running this semester and later this year that do not have set dates! Please note, some of these events may not happen, as they are only in the idea stage. We are thinking about a trip to go see a show, specifically Newsies. We’re also considering a trip to the Barnes Museum along with a tour! We may host a Cooking Class on campus, or perhaps go off campus for one like we did last year! We’re likely going to go an Iron Chef: DC Edition once again – this time on a larger scale in tournament style! We’re most certainly going to see The Nutcracker in Philadelphia sometime before winter break. Then of course, our finals week events are on as always: Ben and Jerry’s Bingo, Midnight Breakfast and Midnight Cheesesteak Run!
Be on the look out for more updates about FAB on the Havertivities blog and we hope to see you at some of these events! We’ve got a ton more planned and of course, this is just for this semester, should be an exciting year.