As the month of April begins, the Maryville College Student Programming Board (SPB) is preparing for one of their busiest months of the year. April 2016 is packed full with free campus events, both annual and special.
SPB will kick off the first full week of April with the annual spring fling dance on April 8 from 8-11 p.m. The dance will be held in Market Square at the Square Room, and the theme for this year’s spring fling is Midnight Bazaar. While the attire for the event is typically semi-formal, guests are encouraged to wear what they are comfortable in.
The dance will feature a live DJ, catering by Café 4, a photo booth with printed photo strips and plenty of dancing. All MC students are admitted free and non-MC guests will be charged $5 at the door. The first 200 people to arrive will receive a complimentary spring fling glass.
In the next two weeks, the group will host two more events on campus. The monthly movie night will take place on April 14 at 8 p.m. in Lambert Recital Hall. This month’s movie will be Jaws in honor of this year’s Blister in the Sun beach theme. On April 19 comedian Sydney Castillo will visit the college. He will take the stage in Isaac’s at 8 p.m.
Finally, to end the month of April and mark the closing of the school year, SPB will host its annual Blister in the Sun festival. Inflatables including a mechanical shark, obstacle course, a slide and more will be set up on the Anderson lawn from 3-7 p.m.
In addition to the inflatables, various clubs will set up tables with different activities. The event will also feature live music from the band Equanimous Minds. Free t-shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis at the end of the event.
This year’s Blister in the Sun festival will also feature a new evening event. From 7-9 p.m. a foam party will take place in the commuter parking lot. There will be a DJ, lights and plenty of foam to play in.
If you are interested in reserving a table for your club at Blister in the Sun, contact Evy Linkous at [email protected] or Abby Swabe at [email protected]. For questions about any future events, contact Rachel Hanson at [email protected].