Schedule below is tentative and will be updated as events and event times are confirmed. Thank you.
8:00 – 9:00 am: Check-in (In front of Needham Chapel)
Please check in between 8:00-9:00 am and collect information for the day, as well as specialty items. If you are unable to arrive at that time, your student can check in on your behalf. Continental breakfast will be provided.
9:00-9:50 am: Devotions with Justin McIntee (Needham Chapel)
Please join us for a morning devotional as we kick off this special day.
10:00-11:00 am: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (Needham Chapel)
The Alzheimer Association is back by popular demand. Their standing-room only presentation was praised with rave reviews about the important reminders regarding our health.
11:00-11:30 am: Aging Well Post 50 (Needham Chapel)
Enjoy tips and tricks for aging well offered by Vanguard’s own Kinesiology Department.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch on Own (VU Cafe or Off Campus)
Enjoy our Cafe: Adults- $8, children (5-10)- $5 (Cash Only) or take your student to their favorite location off-campus (students love to be spoiled).
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Dessert with the President (Needham Courtyard)
We will enjoy a dessert together and have a chance to hear from our beloved President Beals.
2:00 pm: Men’s Baseball vs. Concordia (Baseball Field)
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Lewis Wilson Institute (Heath 109)
Our very own Provost Dr. Doretha O’Quinn will be hosting two sessions regarding African American Experience in the Foursquare church. Students will receive chapel credit (1 per session). Session One: 2-3 pm; Refreshment Break: 3-3:15 pm; Session Two: 3:15-4 pm. For more info…
4:00 pm: Giving Thanks to Vanguard Grandparents (TBD)
This is our time to celebrate you! We know that many of our students are able to attend Vanguard due to their grandparents’ support and encouragement and we want a chance to say thanks!
5:00 pm: Dinner on Own (VU Cafe or Off Campus)
Enjoy our Cafe: Adults- $9, children (5-10)- $5 (Cash Only) or take your student to their favorite location off-campus (students love to be spoiled).
8:00 pm: Theatre Department presents Ah, Wilderness! (Lyceum Theatre)
A tender comedy that explores coming of age and young love in Idyllic 1906. Ticket price: $14. Available tickets may be purchase at the door or in advance online. Our theatre department is superb. Don’t miss your chance to see the comedy Ah, Wilderness!
10:30 pm: Ah, Wilderness! Open Forum (Lyceum Theatre)
Consider getting a behind the scenese view of Ah, Wilderness! during this open forum discussion with Director Kevin Slay.