The first classes at Portland’s Reed College started 100 years ago, and to celebrate this auspicious anniversary, Reed is hosting a Centennial Community Day Celebration on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 8am to 3pm, and 7pm to 9pm.
Things start off at 8am with the Reed College 5k Odyssey Run/Walk (7am on-site registration at Eliot Circle) and a pancake breakfast (price included with 5k registration, or $5.95/person) from 8:30am to 11am.
9:30am to 2pm enjoy games, a climbing wall, bouncy castle, juggling, and more on the Great Lawn (on the South side of campus, along Woodstock Boulevard).
Watch a Reed College rugby match in the upper playing field (off Steele on the North side of campus) at 10am, tour the research reactor at 11am, noon, and 1pm, and lots more – visit the celebration website for the full schedule of the dya’s events.
At 7pm watch a Movie in the Quad: See a clip of Harrison Ford roaming around Reed’s Eliot Hall chapel in the 1977 film The Possessed, part of which was shot at Reed, followed by the 1981 feature film Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The day ends, as all great days should, with fireworks at 9pm, on the west lawn.