5 FREE Things To Do Thru May 5th
By Christine G. Adamo

With finals week here and graduation quickly approaching, what’s a Nazer to do?

It’s likely your cash flow is running low – like your energy level! All that Spring Fest partying has probably got you nursing a week-long, sensory-overload hangover. Or, worse, an anxiety-ridden study buddy contact high.

If the only thing lining your pockets is dust, take heart: I feel ya. In fact, I made it my mission to find at least five FREE things you could do after your exams and before warming up your quads in preparation to walk the stage.

After all, you’ve accomplished a lot and deserve a break! Non-seniors? Deserve one, too.

… thru May 4th – Art Supplies Drive *

Who: Art Therapy Club (for Mary’s Place Outreach)
What: Donate pens, markers, 3×5 cards, glue, foam core, etc.
When: Ongoing collection around campus thru Mon., May 4
Where: Arts Center, GAC, Kearney, Lourdes, O’Connor, Shults & SWC
Why: What better way is there to lighten your load? Or recycle notebooks?


* Yeah, OK, you don’t think this is something you’ll benefit from … but you will. Before taking advantage of all the FREE stuff you have access to, help someone who’s less fortunate. Nuff said!

Thurs., April 30th – Pizza & Game Night

Who: Hosted by Campus Life
What: Nazareth Student Activities Study Break
When: early evening Thurs., April 30 (7-9pm)
Where: The Nest (Lourdes downstairs game room)
Why: Where there’s pizza, there’s gotta be game!

Sun., May 3rd – Walk MS 2015

Who: Team Nazareth College – and you!
What: Raise $5, $50 or $500 for the Nat’l. MS Society
When: Sun., May 3 (9am start; bus leaves Naz at 8am)
Where: Genesee Valley Park (a sprawling, city-based park)
Why: Free registration, bus ride, T-shirt (1st 100) and sun


Mon., May 4th – S’mores @ the Pavilion

Who: Members of the Class of 2015 and friends
What: S’mores on campus (after “Dinner @ Dinosaur”)
When: post-dinnertime on Mon., May 4 (8-9:30pm)
Where: Nazareth College Pavilion
Why: A sweet fix with friends is F-U-N!

Tues., May 5th – Senior Retreat 2015

Who: Naz Chaplains Lynne & Jamie
What: Reflect, lunch & laugh with fellow seniors
When: Tues., May 5 (11am-3pm) – RSVP necessary
Where: GAC 151, Center for Spirituality Community Room
Why: Free food. Free gifts. Free yourself of stress … ahhh!
Info:, RSVP by May 2

BONUS: limited to 1st (34) to reply on April 30th

Mon., May 4th – FREE Dinner @ Dinosaur BBQ!

Who: Class of 2015 Club will be feeding (34) seniors
What: BBQ dinner, incl. soft drinks & transportation
When: RSVP via email on Thurs., April 30 @ 8pm
Where: Private dining at Dinosaur on Mon., May 4
Why: If you haven’t had Dino, you haven’t lived.
Info: (check your email!)

I want you to remember one thing. That is, after you’ve given away everything you can possibly pass off as an art supply, had your fill of pizza and Connect Four, walked your butt off in Genesee Valley Park, eaten those s’mores and gotten centered again (with gifts even).

As you walk across the stage on graduation day, hunker down for a quiet summer on campus or take that long drive back home to family and friends, make sure you repeat after me: “They say you don’t get anything for free in life, but I say? That’s bull$hi#!”

Wherever you are on graduation day, Naz Girl About Town salutes you.

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