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March 31, 2004
Kate Chesley, University Communications: (650) 725-3697, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford is inviting its Bay Area neighbors to visit on Sunday, April 4, during Community Day, a family-oriented open house featuring music, arts, athletic events, science displays, a children's community carnival and health fair. Community Day hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Day, which is being held for the third time this year, drew about 8,000 to campus last spring and about 5,000 the year before. All events are free, and most activities will be centered on or near the university's Main Quadrangle and Oval at the end of Palm Drive. Free parking will be provided, and food will be available for purchase.
Participants in Community Day 2004 include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Douglas Osheroff, who served on the committee investigating the Columbia shuttle accident. Osheroff will give a free lecture on space exploration at noon. In addition:
In addition, the community reading project, Discovering Dickens, will conclude with a discussion among scholars of "A Tale of Two Cities." Bridge to Asia, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that provides textbooks to developing nations, will be accepting donations.
More than 20 student groups will participate in Community Day, including the Society of Women Engineers, the Stanford Chemistry Club and the Stanford Solar Car Project, as well as about 25 university departments, including Stanford athletics. The first 600 kids to visit the Cantor Arts Center will receive free Stanford athletic giveaways.
"This is our most jam-packed Community Day yet," said coordinator Ryan Foley. "There are more activities than ever before and a greater variety than in the past two years. We've also condensed the area in which Community Day occurs to give families a chance to take in the entire day."
For more information on Community Day, visit the web site at http://communityday.stanford.edu or call (650) 724-2933.
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