Busy spring weekend at OSU

A visitor to last year's Pet Day. (photo: Lee Sherman)

A visitor to last year’s Pet Day. (photo: Lee Sherman)

Oregon State University will be jam-packed this weekend with events and opportunities. Mom’s Weekend and Pet Day will both offer fun and games for the whole family, while an international Spring festival and several baseball games will round out the weekend.

Starting Friday, May 3, Mom’s Weekend will bring thousands of moms and millions of dollars to Corvallis as proud mamas visit their OSU students for the weekend. Beginning in 1924 as an unofficial visitation day for mothers, the event is now one of the biggest weekends for the Memorial Union Program Council.

This year’s events include the usual comedy show, fashion show and art show. Massages and photos will be offered as well. MUPC has partnered for the first time this year with the Asian and Pacific Cultural Center to host a tea for mothers and their students. The annual International Students of OSU Spring Festival coincides with Mom’s Weekend and takes place from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 5 in the MU Quad.

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors this weekend for tours, displays and a number of family-oriented events during the 26th annual Pet Day.

Visitors are invited to bring their pets (on a leash, of course) to the event, which is organized and staffed by veterinary students.

Pet Day is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Magruder Hall, 700 S.W. 30th St. Admittance and most events are free, with a small charge for some events.

New this year will be a cow pie-throwing contest, dog nail trims and massages, a pet costume contest (all pet species welcome), and many new rescue groups with adoptable pets. Benny Beaver also is expected to make an appearance.

Other attractions of Pet Day include dog agility demonstrations, live reptiles, a petting zoo, tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, anatomy displays, a dog Frisbee show and a cat photo contest.

Additionally, OSU baseball will be playing against Berkeley at 5:35 p.m., May 3, 2:05 p.m., May 4, and 12:05 p.m., May 5, in Goss Stadium. Tickets available for purchase through OSU Athletics http://beavertickets.com/single-games/baseball/ or at 1-800-GO-BEAVS.

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