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Sometimes I think I’m more excited for the Holiday season than children are. And, yes, I’m old fashioned and LOVE doing traditional Christmas activities. I know it’s a little early, but I’m ready to start planning.

Finding the perfect tree

There’s nothing better than searching through a tree farm for that perfect Christmas tree, taking it home, decorating it with your nostalgic ornaments and smelling fresh pine in your living room. I know of the perfect place to find you’re perfect tree.

Fakes trees can’t compare to real trees, so make your way out to Flower Family Christmas Trees to find your tree this year. This farm, located in Kent, Ohio, will be open November 25th through December 23rd and will give you the opportunity to select and chop down your tree yourself.

Enjoying the snow

Like I said before, I truly am a child around Christmas, and there’s nothing I love more than playing in the snow. In one of my previous posts, I mentioned some parks in Kent to visit for some fresh air. As winter starts rolling in, you should visit these parks to enjoy the snowflakes. It’s fun to go to the park to build a snowman and see the beautiful icing on all of the trees.

Ice skating is also a must during the Holiday season. Akron, Ohio, which isn’t too far from Kent, has Ohio’s largest seasonal skating rink at Lock3. I suggest that anyone goes here with your loved ones for skating, sledding and light viewing!

Enjoying the traditions

I’m also a sucker for the classic Christmas stories. There are a few performances going on near Kent.

At the Akron Civic Theatre, “The Nutcracker” will be playing for multiple performances throughout November and December. I love going to see this ballet, it reminds me of times my grandparents took me to see it as a child. It makes for great memories with loved ones.

“The Christmas Carol Rag,” a version of the traditional “A Christmas Carol” will be playing near Kent, too. This performance will be held at the Solon Center for the Arts on December 9th. I’ve never seen this version, but I definitely am looking forward to it!

I’m so excited to start these Christmas activities! Until then, do you know of any other fun Holiday events going on in or around Kent?


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A smorgasbord of events rests in front of Kent State University students, faculty and alumni during this week for Homecoming 2011. I’m excited!

These events are held all over campus and are differentiated by majors, associations, clubs, and whatever else you can think of. This can make Homecoming week a little overwhelming. Don’t allow that to push you away from the fun. I figured for my blog this week I will highlight some of the fun events that I have either gone to in the past or would like to go to this year.

Bounce Madness

This sounds like a ridiculously good time. Tonight in the KSC Ballroom starting at 7 p.m., large, interactive bounce structures will be set up to challenge your athletic ability, Gladiator Jousting will give you an opportunity to challenge your friends and a Titanic slide will make you feel like a kid at a carnival. I think that’s the point. The entire room will be set up for a carnival feel and even include free goodies. Unfortunately, I have to work tonight, so let me know if this is fun!

Jack Hannah’s Exotic Animals

I went to this my freshman year and it was awesome. Although, I may be a little biased, since I’m an animal lover! Hannah brought monkeys, snakes, wild cats and other cool animals the year that I went. It didn’t get boring either, he made it interesting and pretty quick. If this event is held anything like it was a couple of years ago, you should stop out at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the KSC Kiva to see what creatures Hannah brings this time!

“Fall into Fashion” Fashion Show

I’ve always heard wonderful things about our fashion program here at Kent, so this event intrigues me. Tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the KSC Ballroom, this fashion show will feature Halloween costumes, fall clothing and Kent attire made by KSU design students. If you want to attend, you must contact Diamond Towns at 614-584-6734 or dtowns2@kent.edu for tickets.

Bowman Cup 5k Race

I have always wanted to run in a 5k! If you’re into running, today is the last day to sign up. The Bowman cup will start Saturday morning at 8 a.m. It’s 20 dollars to enter. Here’s how you attend!

The main event

My friend and I at a past Homecoming game!

Of course, I’m talking about the game! I just love the atmosphere at the Homecoming football games. Everyone is so excited and ready for our boys pull a “W.” This year the KSU football team plays Miami at 3:30. Be there!

Well, those are all of the events that have caught my eye for the week. If you know of other events going on for Homecoming 2011 at Kent, let us know! Enjoy the week of festivities!

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